Monday, December 8, 2008

Israel's powerplays

An interesting article by George Friedman dissecting Israel's power relations.

Important points the author makes:

1) Israel's security is safer than it would have us believe.
2) Israel, like the U.S., views Russia as the only major power that can destabilize the regional balance of power. As a result, Israel's courting of Georgia (including arming and training its military) prior to the recent Russio-Georgian conflict was an attempt to prevent Russia's reemergence as a major regional power.
3) Israel's loyalty to the U.S. is not as pristine as its leaders proclaim.

Read and ponder...

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