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.

5 thoughts on “Ripples

  1. Well Suze, of course you know it’s all about the oil. When the “State of Israel” was officially formed under the auspices of the UN in 1948 the idea was to insure that a watchdog country was in place to protect the oil investments from the West, i.e. Standard Oil, et. al.
    We know that the Palestians and Israelis had co-existed on the very same small piece of land since the early 1900’s , but it didn’t become significant to the West until Hitler’s quest for world domination ended and Jewish settlers sought an “officially santioned” homeland…………….hey, the Zsars of Russia and Prime Ministers of the world were all for it……………….Truman eventually fell in line…………….and, so the Palestian “issue” started!

  2. Rand Paul is proposing that aid to Israel needs to be cut along with the rest of the non-productive discretionary government waste. This is going to get interesting, at least for a little while, until they shut him up.

  3. The MCM does not seem to be paying all that much attention to the Al Jazeera leaks about the peace negotiations, except to claim that it undermines the Palestinian leadership and negotiators.

    I’m more concerned about what it reveals about our own leadership: Obama, Mitchell, Hillary Clinton, etc.

    What a mess — what a disasterous kabuki. And we are perfectly willing to let the Palestinians continue to be treated as being under apartheid with all that mean in loss of human rights, human dignity, hope.

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