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    • r cummings
    • 02.11.11 | 14:05 (IST)

    Israel has just suffered a major reverse at the UN. The world has for the first time defied the USA over Israel/Palestine. The Pals are in the ascendancy. The social protesters are out on the streets. Netanyahu and cabinet look weak, isolated and powerless. So 48 hours later, we have leaked stories about how Israel, led by Captain Bibi, will smite the Persian empire, therefore painting him as a decisive, courageous figure. I don't know who organises his hasbarah, but they need to up their medication. Better hope they don't provoke Iran into striking first. Trouble is, enough Israelis fall for the diversionary games each time, without realising that they aren't actually aimed at Iran, the USA or anyone external, they are bombast and strutting for the domestic audience, designed to shore-up Netanyahu's sagging political popularity and respect ratings.

    from the article: Netanyahu trying to persuade cabinet to support attack on Iran
    First published 00:51 02.11.11 | Last updated 00:51 02.11.11
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