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03 March 2015 @ 07:20 am
Today Benjamin Netanyahu (who does not speak for me) brings his Israeli reelection campaign to Washington, invited by Republicans in pursuit of what they consider simultaneously the most essential and most pleasurable political activity: giving President Obama half a peace sign. James Fallows discusses. Among other problems, the speech will give aid & comfort to those who believe that Israel is a repressive theocracy that forces America to do its dirty work at the cost of American lives and treasure. But really that's Saudi Arabia's job.
et in Arcadia egoboo: whole earth moonapostle_of_eris on March 3rd, 2015 06:42 pm (UTC)
I've recently, deliberately begun using the word "appeasement": The United States must, eventually, stop appeasing Likud.
This afternoon would be good.
don_fitch on March 3rd, 2015 07:05 pm (UTC)
Oooh! I _love_ "giving ... half a peace sign"

Perhaps because a significant portion of my ancestors were involved in forming one, I have much sympathy with a small, ill-tempered county that won't take any shit off of anyone, but... ummm... sometimes I think Israel is as unfortunate in its Government as the the U.S. has sometimes been.

I have no idea what ordinary people there think (some of them (again, I have no idea how many), though some throw stones at women/people who don't wear "proper" clothes &ct,) but yeah, I consider Mr. Netanyahu ... either a prick, a schmuck, or some combination thereof. If I understand correctly, he comes from Florida, so.... that figures. (Mind you, I know several fine people who come from, or live in, Florida, but most of the Poitical Figures from that state seem to me to be despicable.)

don_fitch on March 3rd, 2015 07:13 pm (UTC)
Err.... that should have been "either an asshole, a schmuck, or some combination thereof", but hey, I just woke up.
Nation of Tire Saletdaschel on March 6th, 2015 05:13 am (UTC)
thanks for bringing up the Saudi "Kingdom" : it's the House of $aud - Iran's regional rival and itself the world's leading sponsor of Terror - and America's "end times" Evangelicals who were likely the most turned-on by Bibi's speech. certainly not the Mossad, who - in 2012 - determined that Iran hadn't even decided whether they wished to build a Bomb ..