28 Aug 2012 US Preparing for a Post-Israel Middle East?
Phi Beta Iota: The alleged National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) probably does not exist. This appears at first glance to be a really excellent covert operation aimed to slamming the Israeli's back before the election–we must remember that similar briefings have been given about Saudi Arabia. Above is the “source” document for those that follow, and it includes 13 excellent points but does not address Israeli attacks against US military personnel (USS Liberty certain, USS Cole probable), nor does it address the core issue in the Middle East, water, where Israel is the top predator with its underground cross-border water theft. The alleged report also exaggerates US public hostility to US engagement in the Middle East. On balance, the US public is either pro-Israel or totally tuned out.
Phi Beta Iota: Recommended for the comments not the content of the original post.
Phi Beta Iota: Useful US Jewish Press look at the article and its author not passing the smell test.
4 Sep 2012 The anatomy of a fabrication
Phi Beta Iota: Ted Belman on direct contact wih author Frank Lamb, and further indications that the entire matter is a fabrication.
Phi Beta Iota: Excellent summary from the Israeli point of view of historical ebbs and flows in the official US-Israel relationship.
Shlomo Sand, The Invention of the Jewish People (Verso, 2010)