What's the first thing you're told by your parents as a kid when you're anywhere near fire?
That's right: don't pour oil on it.
Well, ignore the advice and see for yourself – the fire will instantly erupt into a far larger and more furious ball of violent flame, endangering the lives of everyone in the immediate vicinity.
Today, President Donald Trump has taken a million-ton barrel of oil and tipped it all over the Middle East.
His decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as the new capital city of Israel, and to move the US embassy there from Tel Aviv, is a staggeringly reckless act of wilful provocation even by his tweet-enraging standards.
And it could very quickly turn out to be a far more worrying threat to world peace than even the North Korea crisis.
I don't say this lightly.
To understand the enormity of this decision, it's important to understand the history behind it.
Jerusalem is at the very heart of the Israel/Palestine conflict. West Jerusalem is the home of Israel's government; East Jerusalem is the home to 300,000 Palestinians. Both sides insist it must be the capital of their states.
This is why America has trodden very carefully when it comes to Jerusalem, locating its embassy in Tel Aviv since Israel's creation in 1948.
They are not alone in this. No other country in the world has their Israeli embassy in Jerusalem, acknowledging that to do so would be incredibly inflammatory.
Now President Trump is re-igniting this smouldering tinderbox in spectacular fashion.'
Read more: Piers Morgan: He claims he wants peace but Trump has just enraged a billion Muslims and poured oil on the flames of a war that could consume us all
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