Maddow on Glenn Beck's Tone-Deaf Israel Rally and Eric Prince's Mercenary Army

Last night, Rachel Maddow ran down the laundry list of stops President Obama will be making in the Middle East next week, and assessed the gravity of the situation. 'Whatever your own politics around Israel and the Palestinians,' she said, 'everyone can agree that this particular moment in the Middle East is even more delicate than usual. It is time for deliberate calm, a light touch. Any American assertion in the region should probably be done with an appreciation of the great sensitivities involved right now.'

Right. Only, Glenn Beck is holding a rally in Jerusalem. With travel deals to get his followers there. Her jaw drops, because what else can you do. Furthermore, she and The Nation's Eric Scahill discuss former Blackwater head Eric Prince's scheme to set up a mercenary, for-profit army to smash rebellion. It's very grave. Two words: 'shadow war.'

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AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at May 17, 2011, 6:01am

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