Thursday, July 09, 2009


This Haaretz article is disturbing, to say the least. Netanyahu has always appeared to me to be a dishonest conniving SOB, but that in no way distinguishes him from most Israeli politicians, or politicians in general. He is certainly intelligent, and seemed to have that bloody-mindedness that would keep him able to distinguish his extremist rhetoric from the true state of things.

The article could certainly be somewhat trumped up by his opponents to make him look like he was losing it. If that was it's design, it certainly succeeded:
Netanyahu appears to be suffering from confusion and paranoia. He is convinced that the media are after him, that his aides are leaking information against him and that the American administration wants him out of office. Two months after his visit to Washington, he is still finding it difficult to communication normally with the White House. To appreciate the depth of his paranoia, it is enough to hear how he refers to Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod, Obama's senior aides: as "self-hating Jews."
"He thought that his speech at Bar-Ilan would become mandatory reading at schools in the United States, and when he realized that Obama gave no such order, he went back to being frustrated," one of his associates said.
It seems that even his most essential ministers are deserting the ship:
Behind closed doors, Netanyahu's coalition partners - including Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman - have also expressed shock at his behavior. One senior minister told an aide that he is finding it very difficult to work with the premier. "He drives us mad," the minister said. "Every minute things change, and I am constantly busy doing maintenance on Netanyahu."
We need to recall that Bibi has his fingers on nuclear trigger, and could also push for an attack on Iran. His days may be numbered.


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