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    • Helen
    • 21.09.11 | 11:22 (IDT)

    The US is in serious economic trouble. Its debt crisis cannot be resolved unless there is both expenditure cuts and a broadening of the tax base to include the well off paying their fair share. Militarily, it is exhausted. The capacity of the US to act without reference to world opinion has its limits and its blind support for Israel could take it to breaking point. Saying that, it is true that the US currently controls the so called peace process between Israel and Palestine. Abbas is doing something that would have unthinkable even a year ago - internationalising the conflict. This is the preferred field of battle for the Palestinians for obvious reasons.

    from the article: U.S. should recognize Palestinian state
    First published 03:08 21.09.11 | Last updated 03:08 21.09.11
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