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Prior to the Ayatollah deposing the Shah, Israel/Iran relations were quite good. They were trading partners and allies. When Khomeini took power, one of his first acts was to sever ties with Israel, declaring them "an enemy of Islam", and starting his little "Death to Israel" tantrums.
Your blame is placed on the wrong party here, 'Trep. On one side you have a country using cowboy diplomacy to the advancement and protection of their own nation and on the other you have a country ruled by a religious zealot trying to apply nonsecular rational to calls for violence.
What special situation exists that the cycle of lunatics running Iran from behind the scenes deserve deference over a nation that essentially operates under the same guidelines as the rest of the West?
originally posted by: seasoul
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Israel is allied with nobody
The U.S. has stabbed Israel in the back many many times so why should they be so trusting?
If America backed Israel 100 percent and had not screwed them over for Egypt among others, especially now they would be the first ones coming to our assistance anytime anyplace.
If some Russian ships starts shooting at a U.S. ship in the med and calls out for help.,,how long do you think it will take Israeli warplanes to sink that Russian ship if no other planes can get there before them?
You can bet your last penny they will put that Russian ship into the atmosphere or on the bottom in pieces in a hurry because one, they know we will hit Russia back hard anyway and two Russia wont know who sunk their ship, because the ISAF is just real dam good like that.
Military alliances run deep, a lot deeper than political ones. Israel is one of our only true friends in the area that we can count on 100 percent, well maybe not so much now with jackass screwing them over but for the most part they will be there when we need them.