Pretty sad that the Israeli government wants to intentionally kill the peace talks... btw, didn't the exact same thing happen a few years earlier?
It's the same thing that happens every time and it doesn't piss me off anymore as much as the repetition of the reactions to it pisses me off, "They did what?! Oh that's sad, doesn't help much, oh well", repeat.
It's the usual Israeli spit in the face, don't make a fuss cause it just reminds humanity how helpless it is.
Actually, the limited extent that Obama is willing to actually call them out on it is one of the few things worth a damn about his presidency. Still too much kowtowing, but at least we've moved beyond blind fealty. Curious to see what we say about this.
Nothing, Obama already came under a lot of heat from Republicans and tea baggers for his tense relationship with prime minister kill-em-all and I think he learned his lesson in his first term; there's no messing with Israel unless you coordinate with Israel before hand heh
If all the sudden we were not a trustworthy ally, I believe Israel would immediately go into nothing left to lose mode. Arm up, pre-strike and be prepared to go nuclear if needed because they would know it was now pretty much them against the region.
Bringing up the Samson Option always gives me shivers.
That and we get plenty of tech, weapons, and training from them.
That is actually one of the most clever media-magnified points that has been circulating in all discussions the last few years as to why the U.S. supports Israel so unconditionally, when it first came up I couldn't believe anybody would buy this nonsense, they usually add "intelligence" to it too, the U.S. are making never ending hostilities and mortal enemies in the whole region cause it needs intelligence, tech and weapons from Israel, say it out loud and see how it sounds.
Mind you, Palestine has a looooong way to go themselves. But I personally have higher expectations on Israel because they are a proper, established country.
Agreed even though I'm yet to see how Israel would behave without a far right government, since individually Israeli's seem like cool peaceful people and they're always speaking up against criminal actions of their governments to the point where you have to wonder how they keep getting representatives they don't like so constantly.