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Preoccupied with its own problems US not supporting Israel in the Middle East

Hezbollah’s Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah cited the following point in one of his speeches last year: the west and particularly the US is becoming too preoccupied with its own problems to be able to fully support Israel. Nasrallah has continued to hint at this point, the last time being in a speech he made just about a week ago.

The latest developments in the Middle East appear to give credit to this argument. During Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent visit to Washington US president Barack Obama repeated his rejection of the military option against Iran's peaceful nuclear program for the time despite Israeli support for this option.

Obama administration officials have warned of the negative repercussions of possible war on Iran. Among these repercussions they say is the danger on American troops in the region and the rise in oil prices which would come in the midst of an economic downturn in the West. Administration officials have also cited the strong capabilities of the Syrian army as a reason not to intervene militarily in Syria which is getting increased political and military support from countries like Russia.

The Syrian file has in fact led to the talk of a new era in the Middle East where countries like Russia and china are playing increasingly significant roles. Both countries have vetoed resolutions against the Assad government which have been presented by Washington and its allies.

The new era evolving in the Middle East doesn’t appear to be one where the US has a free hand. But this is not the only bad news for Israel as there are growing voices in the US which blame Israel for Washington’s retreat in the region and describe Israel as a strategic liability

Added: Mar-9-2012 
By: MahdiArmy
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  • you call it "preoccupied," I call it "being tired of the childish back and forth bullshit between Israel and its neighbors so we're focusing on our own problems for a while."

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  • why should we support israel? i think we have helped them quite enough considering how they treat us and our european allies.

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  • Obama stated he will wait a year for santions to work and dosent belive himself Israel will wait that long.
    Alternative for them would be to go ahead with the attack, then deal with the thousands of incoming missiles from Iran. I dont think they will risk that alone.
    Its about damn time were "preoccupied" with our own problems too!

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  • Don't worry,when the Israeli's start a war with Iran they will make sure the US gets dragged into it,and American military leaders will be more than happy to join in.
    America will always be Israels bitch,it's just the way it is.

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  • the hezbollah channel

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  • More Press TV garbage, congratulations!!! You've posted another worthless video in Live Leak. Judging by your screen name that says a lot.

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  • ~"preoccupation" my ass. These dogs hate liberty, hate Israel and want to subject us all under this despotic homo sack of sh*t, barak hussian obunghole.

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  • My guess is people are sick and tired of always hearing what great friends we are with israel despite the many facts that prove otherwise. Maybe people realize that israel is not the 51 state and why should we give a rats ass about it. Maybe like me the realize that israel is not an ally nor a friend and does not deserve any aid or support. That America has gotten nothing for the hundreds of billions in aid freely given. Maybe the sheer stupidity and monumental mistake that was made allowing the More..

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