The Pals should drop the US as an honest broker and try and side with the Chinese and Russians. Don't the Chinese own half of America by now with all these loan guarantees. Let the Chinese flex some muscle for a change, and let the Pals make a smart choice for once and force the USA's hand. Everyone keeps saying how the US needs Israel's technology for weaponry, etc. I'd put my money with the Japanese and give them 3-billion a year to advance weapon technology...they are far more tech saavy than Israel.
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