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“A bombshell”

Dietro il caso diplomatico tra Usa e Israele emergono frizioni tra il governo israeliano e l’esercito americano che hanno pochi precedenti, e molte delle decisioni dell’amministrazione Obama e dei vertici militari nell’area ruotano attorno a un promemoria di David Petraeus allo stato maggiore – “a bombshell” –  risalente allo scorso gennaio e raccontato da Foreign Policy.

There are important and powerful lobbies in America: the NRA, the American Medical Association, the lawyers — and the Israeli lobby. But no lobby is as important, or as powerful, as the U.S. military. While commentators and pundits might reflect that Joe Biden’s trip to Israel has forever shifted America’s relationship with its erstwhile ally in the region, the real break came in January, when David Petraeus sent a briefing team to the Pentagon with a stark warning: America’s relationship with Israel is important, but not as important as the lives of America’s soldiers. Maybe Israel gets the message now.