Editor, The Times:
One of the most disgraceful periods in Canada’s foreign policy hopefully has passed.
That was the Harper government’s Israel is 100 per cent right nonsense.
Don’t misunderstand me here! In all of the years having their own homeland, they’ve been let down far too often by the powers that be.
However what Israel doesn’t deserve is carte blanche to do what it wants.
As to Israel disappearing? Well with its 80-200 atomic weapons, it would take the rest of the Middle East with it.
The Barak Obama Democrats have finally broken the pattern of supporting Israel unconditionally. Without this they could not have negotiated the nuclear deal with Iran. This also cocked a snoot at our other infamous ally in the region, that horror show Saudi Arabia.
There’s too much Frog and Scorpion to sort out the bad from the good in the Middle East.
However, with the rise of Jewish fundamentalism inside of Israel, this ‘promised land’ could well implode. After all, when you have religious fundamentalism afoot, there’s no need for any other enemies. The Middle East is proof positive of that.
This need not happen but in history’s long list of wrong turns, missed opportunities, and just plain total screw-ups it would be just one more ‘flip on the radar.’
Too bad but that’s the way it is.