posted on May, 4 2013 @ 06:47 PM
The question in my mind is whether Israel would green light something like this without the approval of the USA. Knowing Israel, and knowing what has
been happening between Israeli-US relations, it would not surprise me one bit if Israel did not obtain permission from the US. Of course they do not
need permission, but they do not want to piss off not only their biggest ally, but their main supplier of military hardware. Israel would not exist
without the US, and Israel could not keep existing without the US, plain and simple.
However, now that Israel is a nuclear nation, if the US withdrew all support, Israel could likely survive for some time. The only way they could lose
a war without the support of the US would be if all Israel's enemies constructed an official strategy in which all nations worked together to defeat
Israel. But Israel could not survive in a war with a large military nation like Russia, without the continued support of the US. But that is not
likely to happen anyway.
The point I wanted to make is that Israel is going out on a limb if they did not receive permission for these airstrikes from the US. Whether or not
the US will approve is anybody's guess. Personally I do not think that the US would have had a problem with this. It is all about politics and money.
It all will depend on how US interests are affected. But with all of the Israeli lobbying in Washington, I doubt there is anything Israel could do
that would cause the US to cut ties with them. This is because the US intelligence community believes that it needs Israel, because that is the only
way to have basically unrestricted access to the Middle East. Israel is strategically located.
Obama did not seem to be a pro-Israeli president, and I remember reading that he wanted Israel to return to its previous borders. I don't know if
that is true though. I do not like Israel's actions in the past or now, but even Obama's administration must realize that Israel would have a hard
time defending itself if it had to return to those previous borders. This is because Israel, as its boundaries currently stand, is protected by
natural defenses, especially on the East side of the country. Plus, trimming the borders would also allow airstrikes on Jerusalem without enough
warning time to do anything about it. With the borders where they are now, jets can be scrambled if Israeli airspace is breached, and hostile jets can
be engaged before they reach Jerusalem.
But for all the atrocities that are claimed Israel commits, there is something that we must remember...Israel has let the Mosque stand on their most
holy location. Do you think the Muslims would have allowed a Jewish temple to stand on that spot, even though it is an Israeli country? So no matter
what one thinks of Israel's behavior, it could be much worse. The fact that they have not attempted to destroy the Dome of the Rock mosque speaks
volumes about their integrity.