Ehud Barak was interviewed today by Zakariya. FZ did his best to press the Defense Minister on the subject of Israel's intentions toward Iran and quickly hit a stone wall. Actuall,y Barak stonewalled him on several subjects. The only thing that EB wanted to talk about was the coming fall of the Syrian government. It is tempting to think that Barak had some hidden purpose in appearing on TV this morning. Was there some message in his surly refusal to say anything about the Israeli cabinet's attitude toward Teheran? Perhaps not, perhaps he just likes the attention.
The Super-Committee. What a bunch of bums on both sides! It is clear now that neither side expected anything to come from this three month farce. I doubt if the sequestrations will ever take place. They can rescind them in the lame duck session after next year's election. The real struggle next year will be over the Bush tax structure which will end 1 January, 2013 unless renewed.
The CERN FTL issue is probably the really big story of the coming year. pl