Israel is supposedly our ally. However, they did not help the U.S. in the first gulf war, nor did they send soldiers to Iraq in the most recent war.
Even though the most recent war in Iraq was largely based on defending Israel.
Three of the most important people who pushed for the invasion of Iraq in 2003 were Richard Perle, chair of the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board, Paul
Wolfowitz, Deputy Defense Secretary, and Douglas Feith, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the time. All are extremely pro-Israel, being Jewish
themselves they have a lot of interest in Israeli security.
It's fair to say that these men had strong motivations of protecting and helping Israel at the expense of U.S. Soldiers and Tax Payers.
Iraq: A War For israel
"In mid-1996, a policy paper prepared for then-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outlined a grand strategy for Israel in the Middle East.
Entitled "A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm," it was written under the auspices of an Israeli think tank, the Institute for
Advanced Strategic and Political Studies. Specifically, it called for an "effort [that] can focus on removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq, an
important Israeli strategic objective in its own right..."
The authors of "A Clean Break" included Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, and David Wurmser, three influential Jews who later held high-level positions in
the Bush administration, 2001-2004: Perle as chair of the Defense Policy Board, Feith as Undersecretary of Defense, and Wurmser as special assistant
to the Undersecretary of State for Arms Contro"
Why was someone who became a major part of the U.S. government's foreign policy authoring a policy paper presented to the Israeli Prime Minister
calling for the removal of Saddam Hussein?
How was he able to get into a position to put this plan of protecting Israel into motion?
Over the past few decades, a tight-knit group of neo-conservatives have had a significant impact in the carving out of American foreign policies,
especially those concerning the Middle East. Arguably at the helm of the neoconservative movement is Richard Perle. He has been aided by other
prominent neoconservatives, including Paul Wolfowitz and Douglas Feith.
From 1981 to 1982 Wolfowitz was appointed head of the policy planning staff in the State Department. In the same year Perle, who was an assistant
secretary for international security policy in President Reagan’s defense department hired and promoted Douglas Feith after he had been fired from
his position as a Middle East analyst at the National Security Council. Later it was found out that Feith was fired due to an FBI investigation
suspecting that he had distributed confidential materials to an Israeli embassy official. With the right connections and support of his close
allies Wolfowitz and Perle, Feith was able to attain the position of undersecretary for policy in the Pentagon in 2001 of which he resigned in 2005.
In return, he appointed Perle as chairman of the Defense Policy Board.
So Douglas Feith was suspected of distributing confidential materials to an Israeli embassy official.. but guess who else was caught doing the same
Perle has on occasion been accused of being an Israeli agent of influence. It has been reported that, while he was working for Jackson, "An FBI
summary of a 1970 wiretap recorded Perle discussing classified information with someone at the Israeli embassy," writes Paul Findley (They Dare To
Speak Out, Chicago, Ill, Lawrence Hill Books 1989)."He came under fire in 1983 when newspapers reported he received substantial payments to represent
the interests of an Israeli weapons company. Perle denied conflict of interest, insisting that, although he received payment for these services after
he had assumed his position in the Defense Department, he was between government jobs when he worked for the Israeli
Perle also highly profited off of the Iraq war, but the discussion of that deserves its own thread.
Let's not forget either that Israel sent no soldiers to Afghanistan after 9/11, of course it was because the U.S. asked them not to. Hardly shocking
in context, we fight wars for Israeli security. The pro-Israel members of government who push for wars in Israel's defense make sure no actual
Israelis have to fight in them, only Americans need die in these wars. Even though a supposedly main reason we were attacked was because of our
support of Israel.
On top of everything the U.S. government gives Israel billions of dollars in military and financial aid annually, paid for by U.S. tax payers. The
U.S. - Israel relationship is not one of mutual sharing or interest. Israel receives all the benefits from this relationship while the U.S. suffers
So I ask you, why should we fight another war for Israel, this time in Iran?
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