He famously said this back in 2003, and now has repeated it. Apparently Israel's rule of the world is singularly inept, as Barack Obama is President of the United States and the UN regularly rains down spurious condemnations upon the rulers of the world. Conspiracy Paranoia Alert: "Israel Rules The World By Proxy - Tun Mahathir," from Bernama, August 13 (thanks to Lachlan):
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 (Bernama) -- There is substance to allegations that Israel rules the world by proxy, says former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
"I wonder whether people notice it or not, but Presidential candidates of the United States of America, the sole superpower, all have to seek approval from Israel.
"Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate for President, has just made the pilgrimage. And he has made a public pledge that he will be even tougher against the Palestinians and Iran than Obama (US President Barack Obama)," he said in his latest entry in his blog at chedet.cc today.
Mahathir believes Obama will soon make this pilgrimage and make more promises to fight for Israel....
"It is not about what is good for the Unites States which counts.
"One can imagine the policies that will be adopted by whichever government or president wins, and it is clear the United States cannot ignore Israel's views when reacting to anything of concern to Israel.
"Looks like the tail is wagging the dog," he said.