posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 06:11 AM
reply to post by crazyewok
Israel isn't what I'd call a close ally anymore, I'm afraid. We're allies by treaty and agreement a dozen times over or more. Those are treaties they
can't just walk from anymore than we can, even if we're both sick of each others lies and crap. I'm sure they are sick of ours, if not the reverse.
This secret stupidity with Iran has done a fine and outstanding job of burning the relationships in that whole region to a crispy finish. Lets see...
We've all but left Iraq and Molakai to die. Saudi Arabia is someone we'll deal security away for if Iran can be our new friend and Israel? Well...
Best buddies with Iran means enemies to Israel. There aren't many ways to see that ....and why I say we're burning allies like it's free.
Germany and Europe are a WHOLE different matter and thats 100% and totally American made failure and self-determined disaster. That started with
dealing away Poland and the Missile Defense Shield as if it was just so much B.S. to play off for better Russian relations. I was in shock to see that
way back at the start. Poland trusted us. They stuck their neck WAYYY the hell out under Bush to agree to some of that in the face of a raging
Russia...but they trusted we'd stand behind them. We just walked away from them, figuratively, and let them make up with Moscow however they best
could... My God..what HAVE we become??
Germany ...well, if we weren't peeking in Merkel's windows and spying on her private cell phone to get busted with it? Maybe...one of the closest
allies the United States has had in Europe over the last 30-40 years would have remained so ... Now? I don't know where we stand with Germany and it's
closest friends..since the NSA seems to burn just about everyone on Earth equally. (sigh)
Then we come to France.. a nation that OPENLY and ACTIVELY worked against our nation in 2002/2003. It wasn't enough to say they didn't agree with
Iraq...they needed to move around the world behind us, actively working to change minds against us. That's not read, or looked up...that's directly
recalled from watching the reports and listening to the coverage 12 hours a day back then (Nothing much better to do while trucking than listen to the
coverage across radio and reading papers).
So, as usual....my thinking on this was very multi-layered for where I'm forming my opinions from. It's a hell of a deal to see what this President
has done to US standing in the world. In 6 years we've gone from feared, respected and detested ...depending on whom one talked to in 2008 ...to
basically just detested and looked down on.
Exactly where this nation was at ...or worse... in 1980. History repeats, but with interest this time. Plenty of interest added.
11-2-2014 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)