Monday, July 29, 2013

Middle East Feast

The USA tries to make peace in the Middle East.

Or do they?  Israel does what it wishes.

The USA pays out huge subsidies for the opportunity to pretend it's involved with peacemaking. But mostly "the Peace process" is bullshit: a few cozy dinners, a chance to act as statesmen for partisan fools who crave self-promoting TV coverage.

Hoping reportedly to renew key discussions, the USA today appointed Martin Indyk as special envoy & lead negotiator. Clearly Indyk's not neutral - he's a former research director for Israeli lobbying group AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee). It's more likely Marty's there to keep John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State, on a very short leash.

For non-extremist ideas (link), see  Jewish Voices for Peace