Robert Fisk sums up Israel’s precarious situation well:
And so one of Washington’s last “pro-American” cabinets in the Middle East is now threatened by the very militia which Mr Olmert claimed he could destroy.
We shouldn’t be surprised. Israel’s political leadership has long been led into unwinnable wars by a rapacious military elite. Decades of occupation prove the pointlessness of such activities.
In reality, this news is actually far more disturbing:
The clandestine network trading in nuclear material and technology set up by rogue Pakistani scientist A Q Khan is still very much in business and actively involved in proliferation, a new report has claimed.
Khan is currently under house arrest in Pakistan after being exposed as the man who secretly supplied nuclear know how to Iran, North Korea and Libya. He had also attempted to sell the same service to Iraq, but been turned down by Saddam Hussein.
However the influential think tank, International Institute of Strategic Studies, says that his extensive ‘contact book’ has been sold on allowing lucrative new deals to take place.
Nukes in the hands of terrorists? As long as they’re ”our” terrorists, Washington won’t be too worried.
Finally, it is truly time to start seriously discussing the viability of a one-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians. Let the debate continue.