"The three great imperatives of geopolitical strategy are to prevent collusion and maintain security dependence among the vassals, to keep tributaries pliant, and to keep the barbarians from coming together."
Zbigniew Brzezinski, The Grand Chessboard, 1997 - (Obama foreign policy adviser)
Theodore Hertzl founder of political zionism
In 1896, Theodore Hertzl published The State of the Jews, the manifesto for a new political Zionist movement. Hertzl said Israel is to become "a bulwark against Asia...an advance post of civilization against barbarism." Israel is to become the watchdog. There is no fear Israel will undertake any aggressive policy towards the Arab states when this would explicitly contradict the wishes of the U.S. and Britain. But, if for any reasons the western powers should sometimes prefer to close their eyes, Israel could be relied upon to punish one or several neighboring states whose discourtesy to the west went beyond the bounds of the permissible.
US Vice President Joseph Biden Lays Wreath at Tomb of Theodor Herzl;
Merom gave Biden a copy of Herzl's book, Altneuland devoted to Zionism. In response Biden said: "You don't have to be a Jew to be a Zionist. I am a Zionist.
Document: 'Clinton told us to be quiet'
Saeb Erekat, Chief Palestinian negotiator, summarizes Palestine Authority meetings in D.C. of Negotiation Support Unit and Committee Heads with Barack Obama (BO), Hilary Clinton, Joe Biden, Gen. Jim Jones, Rahm Emmanuel and at US Dept. of Defense request, with Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff and AM, Abu Mazen (Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas)