There’s no question that Israel is the stone in the pond whose ripples wash over Americans. Our national security problems are mostly attributed to our unwavering and unthinking support of Israel. People in the Middle East are obviously pissed off about that.
So when it comes out that America has made a mockery of Palestine’s desperate capitulations in the hope of winning a peace settlement, well, people get even more pissed off. Because as it turns out, the Palestinians have offered just about everything the Israelis wanted — and got shit on, not just by Israel, but by the U.S.
I’ve had a theory for a while that the oil situation is much worse than we can even imagine, because I can’t imagine what else would be driving such short-sighted foreign policy in the Middle East. Unless our leaders really are just that stupid, and I’d rather not think about that.