posted on Nov, 18 2012 @ 05:35 PM
reply to post by Gooseygander
Israel is still a GREAT ally. They are our pitbull. They would love to chew up and spit out the entirety of the Middle East, but they behave at the
end of the US's leash, because we feed them. They don't entirely trust or love us, but they like the regularity of our support, and they crave the
day we let them off the leash for a little while.
NATO created Israel, right in the Middle of all that turmoil in the MIddle East, and we give them tons and tons of aid, and weapons, and technology,
and intelligence, and we keep things stirred up in the region, and we always have the threat of turning Israel loose on everyone else. We even gave
them nukes, so the enemies would respect the threat and not require too much offensive.
It seems the new boss in Egypt has already forgotten about the 6 Day War
, and might need a
reminder before falling back in line.
I don't know what I think or believe about the Gaza situation. It is horrible for the Palestinians, but it is horrible for Israelis to live under a
barrage of rockets too. Honestly, I couldn't care less about the situation, I think they should all work it out amongst themselves, without influence
from the Superpowers.
BUT, to say Israel is no longer needed as our ally is to be extremely short-sighted and naive.
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