David, I agree with your scenario. It may be occurring with more of a wimper than a bang, but we may be looking now at the end of the jewish state within ten years.
Israel is a ridiculous and dangerous place to live, and anyone with sense will leave. The economy is already precarious, but as soon as US aid can no longer be used to pay all the salaries in their bogus “start up nation”, they will dust off their second passports and vamoose.
Leave it to Obama, on his way out, to figure out this subtle move. By requiring 100 percent of Israel foreign aid now be spent in the US, their scam will come to a gradual end, but they can’t openly complain, because the overall aid went up. 3D Chess. Obama may be the greatest statesman of our time, a consummate, underestimated strategist and (ultimately) a pacifist, as we all imagined and “hoped” 8 years ago, if he can pull off a gradual, peaceful end to I-P.
By just restructuring the aid agreement, he has stopped billions of dollar of US gov’t cash, year upon year, from being transferred to GoI. The money can be used for any purpose, including building settlements or paying stipends to Price Tag operatives. If 1000’s of engineers lose their job once the new rules kick in (as is predicted), it might just tip the balance. As fascism settles in, and only the apocolyptics remain, we can take military control of their arsenal, and begin truth and reconciliation.
It is useful and fun to spin scenarios of what could possibly come next.
We put Christian Scientists in jail for failing to bring their kids to the doctor when they get sick, but it is OK for Americans to bring their many small children to live on contested territory, exposing these minor US citizens to unnecessary danger, and furthermore teaching them to hate and attack the impoverished, stateless Palestinian they have knowingly and (apparenly) gleefully dispossessed?