Where the Middle East is concerned, we have to be able to “read between the lines.” The latest very interesting clue lies in the Obama administration’s offer to “quash” perceived anti-Israel UN resolutions over the coming year, if Israel comes to the bargaining table. This seems to imply that there will be a new UN resolution backed by economic sanctions that the U.S. won’t “quash” if Israel remains bellicose and intransigent. Barack Obama is using a very nice carrot and a very big stick, to persuade Israel to do what needs to be done: Trade land for peace. And if [Benjamin] Netanyahu and his yahoos try to unseat President Obama via the political machinations of the pro-Israel lobby, that only makes it more likely that Obama will act through the UN before leaving office. So perhaps the “smartest man in the room” has created a Catch-22 proposition that can lead to peace in the Middle East.
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