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Israel relying on the US

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Submitted by Mark D. (United States), Sep 29, 2011 at 22:34

... I question that the Israelis were prepared for the shift that has taken place.

To offer one piece of evidence: I spoke at the Herzliya Conference on Dec. 3, 2002, exactly one month after the AKP came to power. My warnings that Islamists had just won a famous victory met with nearly universal disagreement.

More recently, every stage of the degeneration in relations, from the insulting of Shimon Peres to the continued sale of sophisticated weaponry, has found the government of Israel unprepared.===

Israel has always been unprepared because it has always been relying on the US for a security blanket.

May I ask, Dr. Pipes, what is standing in Israel's way for striking Iran? That is a case in point.

Mark D.

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