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The end of US foreign policy

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Submitted by Kenneth S. Besig (Israel), Nov 11, 2006 at 17:12

The relative Democratic victory in the mid term elections last week I believe has sounded the death knell for American foreign policy. For the next two years or more, America will only operate within an international framework which means certain military paralysis and complete foreign inactivity.

Of course no situation can remain static, and the North Korean and Iranian governments, as well as the insurgents and terrorists in Iraq, are preparing to take full advantage of America's weakness.

The West will now have to face a nuclear Iran, a terrorist state in Iraq, and a North Korea bent on supplying nuclear weapons to any party that can afford them.

Many of us living in Israel now realize that we are facing the certainty of a four front war in the near future, one front is the Gaza Strip, the next is both Hizballah and Syria in the North, another will be in the Judea Samaria region, the so called West Bank, and finally the Eastern Front, after the Iraqi insurgency destabilizes the Jordanian monarchy.

The bitter reality is that international cooperation is only capable of issuing strongly worded statements and calling for further negotiations, while condemning Israel for it's use of force and congratulating the Islamic terrorists for their steadfastness. The Democratic victory last week may be far more resounding and far more dangerous than anyone, even the Democrats, expected.

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