BBC: Israeli Tail Wagging the American DogOctober 1, 2013 14:32 by Simon Plosker
Examining the perceived decline of U.S. power in the global arena, BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson opines:
As the international protector of Israel, the US will still have a major part to play in the central dispute in the region, even though the Israeli tail usually seems to wag the American dog.
Even now, as civil war rages in Syria, political violence occurs in Egypt, with an ever-increasing Sunni-Shia divide, the BBC’s traditional mindset cannot bring itself to adapt to the possibility that Israel is not the central dispute in the Middle East.
As for the throwaway comment of the Israeli tail wagging the American dog, that sort of mindset is altogether more crude and sinister.