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Middle East squeeze on Obama
Asia Times Online ^ | Oct 8, 2010 | Victor Kotsev

Posted on 10/08/2010 10:35:45 PM PDT by Rabin

The US president called for a two-month renewal of the moratorium on settlement construction and offered wide-ranging incentives and guarantees to Netanyahu. The offer, which Harvard Professor Stephen Walt denounced as "begging", and which US officials attempted to deny as soon as it was leaked out…

Tehran analysts attribute the recent "green light" given by Washington for Russia's World Trade Organization entry to a behind-the-scenes bargain whereby Moscow is handsomely rewarded for its cooperation with the West against Iran. The Israeli press has been reporting a "secret US-Russia deal".

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: moratorium; netanyahu; settlement
Groveling to Net is probably better than bowing to Fad, but I'd rather be cuddling with rattlers than be cutting deals with the Kremlin.
1 posted on 10/08/2010 10:35:51 PM PDT by Rabin
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