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    • Morris Valentine
    • 20.12.09 | 06:29 (IST)

    ... the Arab world had nary a drop of oil, nor a puff of natural gas. Does anyone really suppose the US would give a hang about it? No. Israel and the US would be even closer than they traditionally have been. The two nations share much of great importance: a commitment to democracy, liberty, and human rights. What does the US have in common with Saudi Arabia? Culturally, bubkis. The Saudis have oil, and the US needs it. That's all. End of story. To be blunt, I think Mr Obama has tried to put Israel at arm's length, because the Arabs have the US over a barrel - of oil. The sooner the US achieves energy independence, the sooner it can give Israel the unqualified support it deserves, and tell the Arabs to drink oil and eat sand. MV

    from the article: Haaretz asks Mideast experts: Why don't Israelis like Obama?
    First published 01:12 20.12.09 | Last updated 08:57 20.12.09
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