FRANKLIN LAMB: ISRAEL PLANS TO TAKE THEIR NEW CONGRESS TO WAR

DID ANYONE REALLY EXPECT ISRAEL WOULD LOSE ?

The post Congressional election euphoria has not extended to Lebanon and this region.

This is because over here it is widely believed that the new Congress, with respect to Lebanon’s arch foe Israel which has committed serial aggressions against it for half a century, will pick up right where the old Congress left off without missing a beat. Many Lebanese expect the result to be the same as if it had been the Democrats who had collected such a treasure trove of Congressional seats . The unquestioning and blind support for Israel is expected to result in severely curtailing Obama’s pledged drawdown of US troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, as Senator McCain is again demanding. Many in Lebanon view Obama’s repudiation in the polls as a sign that he will be unable to pressure Israel into concessions in stalled peace talks. They expect the Congressional drum beat for war with Iran, pressure on Syria, deference to Netanyahu-Lieberman, and interference in Lebanon’s internal affairs including the targeting of the national Lebanese Resistance led by Hezbollah to increase.

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