and it was also forseeable. But because of that, in a realistic sense, the best hope for the Palestinians has always been a second term for Obama - unless of course the cards showed he'd not win a second term beyond any shadow of doubt. Yet this is basically a given no matter who's president. Sad, isn't it? That our government is essentially held hostage by domestic agents serving the interests of another country...even when they're contrary to US policy, and - therefore - those of our OWN interests!
Magnitude 4.2 quake strikes near Grand Coulee Dam in Washington (Reuters)