According to news reports, Henry Kissinger and sixteen American intelligence agencies agree that in the near future, "Israel" will no longer exist.
The New York Post quotes Kissinger word for word: "In 10 years, there will be no more Israel".
Kissinger's statement is flat and unqualified. He is not saying that "Israel" is in danger, but could be saved if just gave it additional trillions of dollars and smashed enough of its enemies with American military.
He is not saying that if elect Netanyahu's old friend Mitt Romney, "Israel" could somehow be salvaged. He is not saying that if bomb Iran, "Israel" might survive. He is not offering a way out. He is simply stating a fact: In 2022, "Israel" will no longer exist.
The US Intelligence Community agrees, though perhaps not on the precise 2022 expiration date.
Sixteen US intelligence agencies with a combined budget over USD70 billion have issued an 82-page analysis titled "Preparing for a Post-Israel Middle East".
The US intelligence report observes that the 700,000 "Israeli" settlers illegally squatting on land stolen in 1967 - land that the entire world agrees belongs to Palestine, not "Israel" - are not going to pack up and leave peacefully. Since the world will never accept their ongoing presence on stolen land, "Israel" is like South Africa in the late 1980s.
The extremist Likud coalition governing "Israel", according to the US intelligence report, is increasingly condoning and supporting rampant violence and lawlessness by illegal settlers.
The report states that the brutality and criminality of the settlers, and the growing apartheid-style infrastructure including the apartheid wall and the ever-more-draconian system of checkpoints, are indefensible, unsustainable, and out of synch with American values.
The sixteen US intelligence agencies agree that "Israel" cannot withstand the coming pro-Palestinian juggernaut consisting of the Arab Spring, the Islamic Awakening, and the rise of Iran.
In the past, dictatorships in the region kept a lid on the pro-Palestinian aspirations of their people. But those dictatorships began to topple with the fall of the pro-Israel Shah of Iran in 1979 and the establishment of a democratic Islamic Republic, whose government had little choice but to reflect its people's opposition to "Israel". The same process - the overthrow of dictators who worked with, or at least tolerated, "Israel" - is now accelerating throughout the region. The result will be governments that are more Islamic, and far less friendly to "Israel".
The US intelligence community report says that in light of these realities, the US government simply no longer has the military and financial resources to continue propping up "Israel" against the wishes of more than a billion of its neighbors.
In order to normalize relations with 57 Islamic countries, the report suggests, the US will have to follow its own national interests and pull the plug on "Israel".
Interestingly, neither Henry Kissinger nor the authors of the US Intelligence Report give any sign that they are going to mourn the demise of "Israel". This is remarkable, given that Kissinger is Jewish and has always been viewed as a friend (if occasionally a tough friend) of "Israel", and that all Americans, including those who work for intelligence agencies, have been influenced by the strongly pro-Israel media.
What explains such complacency?
Americans who pay attention to international affairs - a category that surely includes Kissinger and the authors of the Intelligence Report - are growing fed up with "Israeli" intransigence and fanaticism.
Netanyahu's bizarre, widely-ridiculed performance at the United Nations, where he brandished a cartoonish caricature of a bomb in such a way that he himself came across as a caricature of a "mad Zionist", was the latest in a series of gaffes by "Israeli" leaders who seem prone to overplaying their hand.
A second factor is the festering resentment many Americans feel over the "Israel" Lobby's imperious domination of public discourse. Every time a well-known American journalist is fired for going "off-script" about "Israel", as happened to Helen Thomas and Rick Sanchez, a mostly-invisible backlash, like a tidal wave rippling beneath the surface of the ocean, grows in power.
And every time the "Israel" lobby slaps down someone like Maureen Dowd, who recently observed that the same "Israel"-fanatics who dragged the US into the Iraq war are now trying to do the same thing with Iran, the more people begin to wake up and realize that people like Dowd, Thomas, and Sanchez are speaking the truth.
A third reason for complacency in the face of "Israel's" impending demise: The American Jewish community is no longer united in support of "Israel", much less its Likudnik leadership.
Sophisticated Jewish journalists and analysts like Philip Weiss are recognizing the insanity of "Israel's" current leadership and the hopelessness of its predicament.
According to recent reports, it is no longer fashionable among young American Jews to care about "Israel".
And despite Netanyahu's frantic attempts to sway Jewish voters toward the Mormon Likudnik Mitt Romney, polls show that Obama, who is on record saying he "hates" the "liar" Netanyahu, will easily win the majority of Jewish votes.
"Israel" has reached the end of its shelf-life. More and more American politicians and representatives oft the US elite, as well as ordinary Americans, share this opinion.
Department of Monitoring