The descent of the US into the servitude of Israel is gathering increased momentum.
During his visit, Gates may attempt to persuade Israel to ease its objections to the sale of advanced weapons systems to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states.
The American defense establishment is determined to sell these systems to Arab states and will seek a compromise formula in order to prevent supporters of Israel in Congress from foiling the deal.
Now let’s get this straight. The US not only supplies Israel with all its military hardware and technology, but gives it billion of dollars in aid to buy it. Yet, the US has been reduced to having to seek Israel’s permission to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia and Gulf States in order to prevent the Israeli lobby ordering the US Congress to block the deal. This is the same Israel that supplied classified military technology to states like China, which the US regards as hostile.
Forget describing this as Orwellian. US obsequiousness to Israel is entering the Twilight Zone.