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  •  If these people really understood that AIPAC (22+ / 0-)

    and the State of Israel aren't nearly as concerned about the likely nonexistent Iranian nuclear weapons program as they are with the prospect of Iran developing enough economic and geopolitical heft to deprive Israel of the power to act unilaterally in the region, maybe, just maybe, they wouldn't be such assiduous brown-nosers in support of whatever lunatic gambit is put on the table by the Likudniks.

    Sanctions aren't in place to prevent an Iranian bomb, the bogeyman of the Iranian bomb is in place to maintain sanctions.

    Their real God is money-- Jesus just drives the armored car, and his hat is made in China. © 2009 All Rights Reserved

    by oblomov on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 11:37:47 AM PST

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    •  That is obviously the case (1+ / 0-)
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      The bomb is the pretext to maintain the sanctions for the reasons you state.  

      Given that, I am not sure that the GOI, AIPAC, and the people of Israel are in consensus on the way forward.  

      •  in Lebanon the Phalangists were willing (2+ / 0-)
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        to fight to the last israeli.

        suckered Sharon into going all the way to Beirut.

        Lessons learned, now they want to get someone else
        to shed blood.

        it'd be one thing if the saudis would pay us $200 billion
        to beat up the iranians. Tha'ts  a hit job, for money.

        it's a whole nother thing when we pay for it to send our guys.

        •  Yup (1+ / 0-)
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          and the Israeli occupation of Southern Lebanon was what, 18 years?  and when it was over, How did the Phalange make out?  Israel? The SLA?  The Druze? The Syrians? who won, anyway?

          The Shia Amal/Hezbollah seem to gained.

          Unintended consequences.  

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