"So Israel can start a war and the United States can do nothing to stop it and will become a major victim of whatever plays out. If that is true, why is the mainstream media ignoring the story?"
This is exactly the question I've pursued for so long: exactly how is it possible that such editorial control can exist over the American information supply? Philip is one writer who isn't afraid to talk about this, but others, incredibly, have been cowering and following orders from the latest incarnation of jackboots.
"War in the Middle East and Asia have destroyed the US economy and moved America closer to a police state. Telling Israel clearly and emphatically that it is on its own if it wishes to dominate its neighbors and go to war would restore much need perspective and would do much to right the ship of state back here in the US."
Right on, Philip! I will add that if we can fix the 1st problem (media control) the 2nd problem (Middle East war) will be solvable.