IsrAdvoc in Post #64 answers for me on the one point about the Americans.
As for the "perfect sheep/immaculate sheep" of A. Einstein, I would offer in response That the Big Bad Wolf is the best friend a sheppard has: sheep tend to cuddle closely when they are being threatened.
While making this post along THIS thread I feel impelled to add an observation: I tend towards being Pro-Israel for sundry reasons; but, I confirm that I am greatly influenced by the Media
seeming to favor the horrible coverage of the terroristic violence being enacted against the Jews through these insane suicide bombings [Kamakasis!]
True, there are images of the Iraeli attacks against the Palestinians but not so many as the former mentioned here. Of
course, I watch "American" TV and this Gov supports Israel to all
However, I am beginning to give second thought to the matter of
"territory claims begetting terroristic tactics!" Andthat applied to both factions I might add!
Problems present difficulties (even on a persona level) when one has few if any OPTIONS. Individuals commit suicide when they are deeply convinced they have no options available.