Friday, March 9, 2012

The timing of the G-8 move

The White House on Monday announced plans to move the upcoming G-8 summit from Chicago to the more secure Camp David in Maryland.

Also on Monday, President Barack Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House.

From what I can tell, the Netanyahu meeting came first. The G-8 announcement followed. Coincidence?

Activist and former Weather Underground radical Bill Ayers said those who planned demonstrations against the G-8 in Chicago should congratulate themselves for running the summit out of their city. But if the timing of the White House announcement is any indication, the change in venue may have  more to do with the Obama administration anticipating near-future military action, or at the very least, higher tension in the Middle East.

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