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The snickering at the Israeli UN ambassador as he made his lonely exit during Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech was the perfect spotlight on Israel's long career of being a friend to no one and the enemy of all. It was a coordinate snub, to the big snubber of the UN.Even Americans who were not Obama supporters are looking for a way to get rid of Netanyahu. They don't want to see or ever hear about him anymore. And what makes it worse, there is more talk than ever before about people just fed up with the whole 'Israel thing'... the bus where everybody else has to sit in the back.
The after action reports on Bibi's “red lines” failure are not focusing only on his over the top style. Even in Israel, they are starting to say he bet on the wrong horse. Israelis take a dim view of their president not being able to rig an American election behind the scenes, the way it is supposed to be done. It's a source of national pride, in a warped kind of way.
Politically astute Israelis are openly talking about Romney's political career being over and Bibi needing to reinvent himself to get back into the influence game. Israelis are used to this. If they can't get you one way, they just back off for a while until they have a new plan of attack. With allies like this, 'who needs enemies,' as the saying goes.
I think the Israelis may be missing the boat on the new paradigm that seems to be surfacing like a Mafia victim's body floating up to the surface in a steamer trunk. Talk of a 'missing person' no longer works. It's murder investigation time, and 9/11 is still waiting to have one.
I think Netanyahu has done himself in. There is nothing to rebuild as he has shown himself as a pimp for Sheldon Adelson and Rupert Murdoch trying to put Mitt Romney on the best street corner on Wall Street to market his wares. Romney was pretty enough but folks were afraid of catching something from him if they got too close. Don't worry Mitt, you will always have France.
In all 234 counties of Texas, the entire states of Hawaii and Oklahoma, half of Washington and Colorado, and certain counties in swing state Ohio, votes will be cast on eSlate and ePollbook machines made by Hart Intercivic. Hart Intercivic machines have famously failed in Tarrant County (Ft. Worth), adding 10,000 non-existant votes. The EVEREST study, commissioned by the Ohio secretary of state in 2007, found serious security flaws with Hart Intercivic products.
There are only three things Netanyahu can do now to get the war with Iran going before the Israeli elections next month.