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    Russian,US Geo/Interests in Growing Tension w/Netanyahu Self-Interest

    Full title: Russian, U.S. Geopolitical Interests in Growing Tension with Netanyahu’s Political Self-Interest

    Russia and the United States are in a strong position to protect their respective geopolitical interests in spite of Netanyahu‘s attempts at political self-preservation, says TRNN’s Shir Hever 

    3/14/2017

    biography
    Shir Hever is an Economist working at The Real News Network. His economic research focuses on Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory; international aid to the Palestinians and to Israel; the effects of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories on the Israeli economy; and the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigns against Israel. His first book: Political Economy of Israel’s Occupation: Repression Beyond Exploitation, was published by Pluto Press.
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    http://therealnews.com/t2/story:18634:Russian%2C-U.S.-Geopolitical-Interests-in-Growing-Tension-with-Netanyahu%27s-Political-Self-Interest

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  • leveymg (3465 posts)
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    1. Can someone please summarize Hever's thesis how Bibi's agenda clashes with US

    AND Russia’s?

    • Jefferson23 (6989 posts)
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      3. She is describing Bibi's perspective…as nonsensical as it is…that's

      my take from it.

  • PFunk1 (1228 posts)
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    2. Simple, Iran and money

    It has a large economy that other country’s are already profiting from including Russia.   American big business really wants in on it but Israel and Bibi’s self interests are greatly impeding that.  And Russia is fearful Israel’s/Bibi’s hatred of Iran will upset that.  Hince the tensions.

    • leveymg (3465 posts)
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      4. That makes sense, but sometimes ideology trumps money

      I’d love to see a completely honest analysis of the power over US policy wielded by Israel and Iran, beyond the worn out “special relationship” and “nuclear threat” homilies.   Saudi Arabia’s demands on US policy are increasingly decisive, ever more insistent and expensively backed up by CIA, PR flacks and contractors on retainer with the Saudis and Gulf States.   The growing role of Sunni petrodollars over U.S. politics — nearly as great as AIPAC’s own — need to be factored in, as well.