The scorpion asks the frog to give him a ride across the lake
(which symbolizes peace). The frog says sure, but cautions, “I trust you won’t
sting me because we will both drown.” Halfway across, the scorpion stings
the frog and before they both die, the shocked frog asks why? The scorpion,
not very creatively, replies, “Because this is the Middle East.”
The only problem with that story, of course, is that we both think we’re the frog.
I think it is plain clear and doesn't need much more comment!