Fin Fang Foom wrote:I think Bibi may have fucked Israel in the butt. At some point the Republicans will lose interest, and the Dems are slowly becoming less into them.
The Republicans won't lose interest. Israeli military and political domination of its region is a core belief in two of the stool legs in the Republican political coalition.
Aresen wrote:The main thing that Israel has going for it is that the countries around it have no idea how to play the American political system.
The main thing Israel has going for it is that none of its neighbors particularly like the Palestinians either, but are more than willing to use them as pawns to appease their own anti-western populations and as proxies in the Shia-Sunni cold war.
Saudi Arabia and Jordan know how to use the US political system well enough. So did/does Egypt. Syria never gotten along with the US, but they're a basket case now. Iraq sometimes gets along with the US, but most of the time not, and they are also a basket case. Iran is only credible adversary of Israel at this point, but they, too, have their own problems, and are only really in favor of one faction of the Palestinian body politic.
Mo wrote:They're lucky HillDog is probably going to be the Blue nominee because otherwise alienating Team Blue could lead to bad ends with UNSC support. Netanyahu's complete lack of subtlety re: "the Arabs are voting" is like Nixon's Southern Strategy without any veneer of subtlety or plausible deniability.
Even Warren or O'Malley are likely to hire establishment Dems in the SecState and SecDef positions, leading to no substantial changes in US policy.
when you wake up as the queen of the n=1 kingdom and mount your steed non sequiturius, do you look out upon all you survey and think “damn, it feels good to be a green idea sleeping furiously?" - dhex