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  •  I find this comment (3+ / 0-)
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    mickT, protectspice, chipmo

    head-scratchingly stupid on several levels.

    You will note in the passage you quoted that the subject of the sentence is Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Which kinda means that they are the agents in play? They are the ones doing things? That it's their fault? That they are the ones to blame? That stifling Iran and not giving Israel trouble is the subject? Not the object? That I nowhere said that it's Israel's fault?

    If you don't think that Israel is a consideration in "regional power and thwarting Iranian interests" then I'm not sure what I can say to overcome that ignorance.

    Yes, it's true that Syria itself doesn't give Israel trouble but Syria's allies do - namely Hezbollah. Last week Hassan Nasrallah revealed in his speech just how deeply interconnected Syria and Hezbollah are, in particular during the 2006 war. If you don't think that the Israelis would love  to cut Hezbollah off from its major suppliers then I'm not sure what I can say to overcome your ignorance.

    This is my first and last response to you since I have no intention of further derailing this diary.

    •  No... what is head scratchingly stupid (0+ / 0-)

      is that Saudi Arabia and Qatar give a shit about the Israelis. They don't. The Israelis figure into American plans not the conservative Arab states.

      The KSA and Qatar don't give a flying f*&% about the Israelis except to exploit their presence to blame them for all the ills in their nations.

      "'Touch it dude' - President Barack Obama"

      by volleyboy1 on Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 09:02:37 PM PDT

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      •  Do put any credance to the following: (2+ / 0-)
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        An Israeli-Saudi Strategic Understanding
        May 27, 2011

        The bipartisan acclaim Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu won from a joint House meeting in Washington Tuesday May 24 (about which an American columnist wrote: “After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s masterful speech before Congress, President Obama is the odd man out in Washington when it comes to the Middle East”) was just one weapon in the Israeli leader’s armory. The other one, DEBKA-Net-Weekly‘s intelligence sources reveal, is a series of secret understandings he has forged with the “young” Saudi princes assigned by King Abdullah in recent months to manage the oil kingdom’s foreign and security affairs.

        Saudi Arabia and Israel have been cooperating quietly on issues of shared interest for three years starting in the days of Netanyahu’s predecessor, Ehud Olmert. But the basis of understanding has broadened and strengthened in the four months since the fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and the falling-out between Abdullah and President Barack Obama over the latter’s Middle East policy.

      •  You confuse rhetoric with action (2+ / 0-)

        Like when a politician says he will fight corruption, then keeps the same corrupt banking execs in his administration.

        Or when Hillary Clinton says she will fight for woman's rights, then make a pact with the gulf state all-male club.

        Or when Oil Rich countries denounce Israel in public, but meet the Israelis in private. As I said upthread, they aren't about to give up their Aspen mansions for something so stupid as actually confronting Israel.

        Maybe you actually think the corrupt bastards running Congress actually care about the average Americans and not the rich asses that put them in office.

        Just curious. Do you actually watch the news? The guys that think McCain/Lieberman/Graham are 'wise voices' in Congress?

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