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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 04.10.07 | 03:21 (IST)

    I could once, 40 years ago, say that the United States were nations which followed the rule of law and acted decently whenever possible. That is a hard position to justify today. Because those ideas have become corrupt? No, every person and nation should act decently and within the rule of law whenever possible. What has changed in both cases is that the men ruling the nation - and the nation which elected them - eschew the concepts of rule of law and common decency. Due to differing - yet parallel - reasons, Israel and the US have eschewed decency and the rule of law, for rule by the ruthless, and the sacrifice of national integrity at the altar of personal and partisan greed. Israel suffers more pervasive corruption in the conservative era than the US, but the US suffers the more intractible corruption of wealth. The Likud has ensured that the rich will grow richer, and the rest will serve in the wars that ensure the rich get richer. While the rulling class will not suffer.(

    from the article: Na'ima is threatening the Jewish majority
    First published 00:00 03.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 03.10.07
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