posted on Feb, 21 2013 @ 03:06 PM
Originally posted by spqrenki
Originally posted by Hopechest
I would be happy to provide you with a list of political science books that explain in detail the benefits to protecting Israel if you would like.
Just let me know
Yes, please do. I would like to understand why we, as Americans living with double-digit unemployement being kicked out of our own homes while our
returning troops live on the street need our tax dollars going to Israel. Thanks.
edit -- not to mention our failing infrastructure, declining educational system and world's largest prison population based on a fictional war on
"drugs" (while a war wages on our border our soldiers protect Israel). Please, explain to me why Israel needs BILLIONS of our tax payer's dollars
when we here at home don't.
edit on 21-2-2013 by spqrenki because: (no reason given)
Well a simple answer would be that our country operates not only domestically but also has relations with foreign countries. You cannot completely
isolate yourself from the world while you only deal with problems at home.
That's called isolationism and it doesn't work, especially in today's globalized world. The money Israel gets is something like 1/10 of 1% of our
budget and that money spent in America would accomplish really nothing. Its not enough by itself to impact anything.
It does however buy us a tremendous amount of influence over Israel which is really the only nation in that part of the world that we can say that
about. That is another reason we support them.
It would be unwise from a foreign policy perspective to have an entire region of the world where we don't have at least one country we can base
operation out of. Heck, the cost of aid we give to Israel is probably far less than it would be to set up the CIA in a country close to the middle
east and try to conduct operations at a distance.
Also there is the fact that we have made Israel dependent on us for a large part. They simply cannot function without our support which is why when
Saddam was launching scuds into their country they didn't respond. They didn't respond because we told them not to and at the end of the day we call
the shots over what they do and they know it.