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Submitted by There is NO Santa Claus (United States), Jul 15, 2014 at 08:33

HAMAS is deliberately trying to distract John Kerry from negotiatiins with Iran. Kerry was all set to leave negotiations in Vienna to go to Cairo to proudly announce a "cease-fire" with HAMAS only to find that HAMAS wasn't ceasing anything. So Kerry went home to Washington D.C. with his tail between his legs having taken his eye off the ball; "the ball" being negotiations with Iran.

The U.S. and Europe better wise up to this nonsense. While everybody kvetches about 160 KIA in Gaza, 89 people were murdered in a suicide car bombing in Afghanistan today. The whole focus on Israel is a distraction; like a fake hand off on a football play, it freezes the defense and lets the receivers get past the pass defense for the long bomb.

Israelis are fairly responsible people. America needs to give Israel freedom of action and "go after the quarterback", i.e. Iran. Failure to do so will leave us with two very powerful and deadly imperialist movements tearing up everything from Southwest Asia to North Africa: The Ikhwan and the Iranians.

The remaining Arab League States with cohesive governments will be too weak to link arms with the one cohesive national entity ready to resist both Imperialist movements. That one cohesive national entity is the Jewish State. If the Arab League States link up with Israel, their local Muslim population will join the Ikhwan and reduce their states to anarchy like they have in Syria and now Iraq. The only country that seems to have a handle on this is Egypt. To a lesser extent, the Saudis seem to understand the problem but are too weak to step up because of a lack of American support.

The only thing the Saudis can do now is quietly let Israel have a free hand in Gaza and keep their focus on Iran. Sadly, the American State Department isn't on board. The U.S. State Department is going for the fake handoff and letting the Iranians score.

With major conflicts all over the region, the US State Department needs to change its policy drastically and let the minor conflict in Gaza play itself out locally.

The next few days will determine events in the region for years to come.

Paraphrasing the Clinton campaigns 1992 slogan: "It's the Iranians, stupid!"

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