“Dangling reminiscent wisps of the invalidated Palestinian narrative will only encumber the moral clarity and credibility required to unwind the impossibly tangled diplomatic failure of the Iran nuclear deal”

James Mattis Should Focus On Islamic Terror Instead Of Palestinian Grievances
by Andrew Lappin
May 9, 2017

…During his visit, journalist Tal Shalev asked [James] Mattis if he stands by his comments from 2013, when he stated Israeli settlements could lead to “apartheid.” Mattis replied that while Israel’s security “will always be a priority,” to achieve a sustainable security, Israel must look out for the “rights of other people.” Sadly, by re-inflating the obsolete Israeli-Palestinian issue, Mattis squandered the opportunity to start the process of molding a strategic doctrine that would have otherwise appropriately focused on the goal of politically and diplomatically isolating political Islam. Instead of taking the opportunity to terminate the distraction of an outmoded historical narrative, Mattis reverted to a familiar answer which, due to its incongruence with reality, bleeds energy from the complicated task of constructing a coalition unified around this objective. READ MORE

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