Lieberman is a bombastic clown - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • r cummings
    • 06.02.10 | 14:01 (IST)

    He talks and acts as if he's Il Duce Mussolini or Milosevic, with lots of sword-rattling and big threats. Coming from someone of substance with some military and foreign experience, it might have some impact. From this minor racist politician, it is just hot air for the domestic audience. He is your basic ethnic nationalist cheerleader, which is why the Israeli right and ignorant love him so much, as with all populist demagogues. Outside Israel, he is seen as an ignorant loose cannon of an unpleasant racial hue and all diplomatic doors close. Yep, he sure is the right man to represent Israel, he shows the world its true face. He any military or foreign experience at all, or is he just a loud-mouthed bouncer in a suit?

    from the article: Syria: We're ready for peace, but also for war
    First published 21:46 05.02.10 | Last updated 12:29 06.02.10
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