Now that Obama is elected, it will be interesting to see what is going to happen to the biggest threat to safety for anyone on the planet: the continuing occupation of Palestine. As yesterday briefly the continuing israeli abuse of Palestinians was showed in the news, today this information has almost magically disappeared from the archives ... (like seems to be the rule).
The first move of Obama, appointing Emanuel as chief of staff, is worrisome. Somebody who has zionist streaks and is clearly pro-israel is unlikely to make peace for the Palestinian people.
If there is going to be any change in the US policies towards the Middle East, it may again need to come from the ordinary people on the street in the US.
After the excellent publication by Mearsheimer and Walt, there is really no excuse any more to play ignorant or just believe what the mainstream media are trying to tell us.
The amount of US tax payers money being sent to israel, is just mind boggling. Do Americans realize that this is threatening their security, the security of their troops and is not in their interest at all?
Unfortunately it looks like Obama has been taken in by the US-israeli lobby, which makes one wonder whether he is being threatened or maybe his family is ... ? (after all the israelis are experts in liquidating their opponents, see history, see all "accidents" of the army ...)
Us citizens could ask for their tax money being spent more in their own interest to start with and contribute in that way not only to their own safety and well being, but to that of an entire world ...