A http://www.pennystocks.net/ video describing Causes of War in Israel and Syria: Nations go to war for one of four reasons: religion, ideology, territory, or resources.
Each of these factors is enough to cause conflict on their own, however, there are places where all four of them collide.
Consider Jerusalem. Home to three major religions, territorial disputes, and clashing ideologies.
Peace plans and cease fires are useless, because the politicians are completely out of touch.
In the end, peace can only come from the individuals on the ground.
Sadly, the probability of World War 3 in our lifetime is greater than the odds that peace will come to the Middle East, or Iraq, or Syria, or any of these other flashpoint regions. Keep an eye on these conflicts, because when any one of them heats up, so too do oil and gold prices.
Thankfully, there are far more reasons to avoid war than to engage in it. Nevertheless, WW3 will happen when all those who were affected by WW2 are gone. Until then, there will be numerous spikes in gold and oil prices, each time global tensions rise.