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Keeping Friends Close, Enemies Closer

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Mar 12, 2010 at 15:17

We see that the American Vice President's visit is gratuitous at best, and at the same time, patronizing at worst. In the typical, same breath, same sentence manifestation of a career politician with leftist tendencies, the same message of external pressure against Israel doing what it needs to for its own self preservation is thrust forth with all of the manipulation necessary for exacerbating the crisis finds herself in, again!

His offering does nothing to dispel a deepening sense that Israel is still in the gun sight's of the current administration's stated intentions to subject Israel to a breakup for the sake of the 'Palestinian' cause, a beleaguered reminder of the Arabist's mentality that the world owes the 'Palestinian' population something more than they do the Israelis. It is the same type of dialogue that came from the current U. S. Secretary of State, but ramped up now, because of course, it is now the Vice President. The American Admintrative Executive has already taken his pot shots.

The Vice president's conflicting representation of the weak statement regarding Israel's security pitted against the demands of stopping Israel's natural growth (in and of itself, a necessary circumstance of enveloping security in numbers), is nothing more than a repetitious reminder to Israel of who to keep close and closer, friends or enemies.

Not until the American Administration recognizes the paramount right of Israel to maintain the integrity of her security will there be a sense that some more practical solution should be forthcoming that is defensible and maintainable. It will require a restructuring of American National priorities at home before the American Administration can make sensible recommendations to Israel about how to keep and maintain a strong national presence in the face of so much opposition. Only in that can Israel get a helping hand from the United States without wondering what it will cost, and not until.

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