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    • Charles Smyth
    • 02.01.11 | 14:18 (IST)

    The Bill Clinton administration wilfully torpedoed the previous Netanyahu government to get its way, and to create a legacy for Bill Clinton as the man who achieved middle east peace. Arafat torpedoed the Barak government to maintain his position and support from Israel's regional enemies. Until the US realises that if you want peace, you must prepare for war with the Arabs and Iranians, there will be nothing but tears for the US administration that gets involved as the interlocutor-cum-willing dupe. Unlike the US administration and its representatives, Barak lives in Israel, and faith in his claims could only be as good as the faith that Barak could put in the US, whose virtue is catastrophically tainted, via its alliance with the likes of Israel's sworn enemies: Saudi Arabia, Qatar, etc.

    from the article: U.S. officials: Barak 'deceived' us about his role in peace process
    First published 01:25 02.01.11 | Last updated 01:25 02.01.11
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