Tuesday, January 27, 2009

US-Russia-Israel Conspiracy Did it Happen? Could it happen?

Obadiah Shoher at Samson Blinded asks and and answers that question.

Could it happen?
Posted By Obadiah Shoher On January 25, 2009 @ 9:02 am
In relations with Israel

I’m not a fan of conspiracy theories, but something is wrong with Israeli and Russian relations with America.

Israeli rulers dance the American line to an incredible extent. Israel has depended on the Soviet Union and then France to the extent much larger than our current dependence on the US, but never submitted to their minute whims. Looking at the Israeli government sabotaging the peace process, drugging the negotiations when just everything seems to be agreed upon, the only conclusion is that it is under overwhelming pressure. It must have taken immense pressure to break venerable Yitzhak Shamir, the former leader of [1] LEHI terrorist group, into acquiescing [2] to the peace process. Forcing Menahem Begin, the former leader of ETZEL terrorist group, into the Camp David giveaway of Sinai, also could not be easy. But at least in Begin’s case there were arguments both pro and contra the deal, and Shamir’s concessions were minuscule and symbolic only. One can feel that the pressure on Olmert was of a different order, the sort of the pressure that made Arik the Bulldozer abruptly change his life-long attitude and destroy [3] Gush Katif rather than the Gaza City.

Olmert started military incursions based on the American approval, and stopped them upon the American command. He ordered cease-fire with Hamas to allow Rice an opportunity for a calm meeting with Jordan’s Abdullah, and resumed peace talks under the fire as Rice requested.

It’s the same with Russia. Putin, ostensibly an ultra-nationalist and anti-American politician, continued the 1993 US-Russia agreement on dismantling Russian nukes and shipping uranium and plutonium to the United States at throwaway prices. The deal is a hyper-sensitive issue in Russia, as the “nuclear shield” that nation prided itself with is transferred to the stereotypical enemy. Not that Putin really cares about a decade-old obscure agreement: he imposed moratorium on the CFE treaty, creating furor in the West without actually affecting American interests.

The US Administration played along with Putin on the ABM treaty when Bush insisted on installing a micro-ABM (anti-ballistic missile) system in Poland and Czech. Such a system is worthless except for a political reason: bolstering Putin’s domestic popularity, allowing him a relevant anti-American issue to rant about.

The US Administration reacted extremely mildly to Russian war in Chechnya, essentially, a series of massacres. When Putin’s FSB/KGB blew apartment buildings to blame it on Chechens and launch the war, the Administration kept silent though the recriminating evidence was overwhelming.

Shortly thereafter, the World Trade Center was attacked in a rather surprising manner, and America invaded Iraq. The oil prices predictably skyrocketed, and so did the oil corporations’ profits.

URL to article: http://samsonblinded.org/blog/could-it-happen.htm

URLs in this post:
[1] LEHI terrorist group: http://samsonblinded.org/blog/most-arabs-are-nice.htm
[2] to the peace process: http://samsonblinded.org/blog/we-need-a-respite-from-peace.htm
[3] Gush Katif rather: http://samsonblinded.org/blog/remember-the-gush-katif.htm[4]

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