Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The Phalcon hits the fan

One of Chomsky’s weakest arguments against the Lobby thesis concerns the supposed blocking by the United States of the supply by Israel to China of secret American military technology.  I’ve been meaning to write about this for some time, but a recent crash of a military plane in China is going to bring the issue right back into focus.  This should be a huge political issue in the United States, as it shows that the American complaining about the supply of Phalcon to China, and the hyped Israeli compliance with the American complaints, was another lie intended to hide the fact that the Lobby is able to force the United States to acquiesce in the loss of its most important military secrets to its only remaining plausible military enemy, as long as Israel gains some benefit.