“This is the worst point in the history of the relationship between the U.S. and Israel.”
If only this were true, we might finally see the “CHANGE” this sad administration promised. Personally, I never bought the act. I didn’t buy it on the campaign trail, and I’m not about to buy it now. I think it’s necessary (from a public relations standpoint) for the suits in D.C. to feign outrage, of course, but at the end of the day, it is how we respond that tells the rest of the world where we really stand.
“Pessimist,” you say. “No, realist,” I retort.
We are Israel’s life-support. U.S. generosity is, and has long been, taken for granted. We dump billions in annual economic and military aid (most sources state 3BN per year, while Traficant states more like 15-20BN) and get nothing in return from this spoiled, nasty little dependent… Nothing but grief and liability in the region, and increasing disrespect around the world. We turn a blind eye to every crime Israel commits, and we lash out at anyone who defends themselves in the region as “terrorists.” We are the only reason the Zionist regime behaves as it does, and the rest of the world sees this quite clearly. We enable and back the aggressor, no matter what, and they know they can do as they please without facing any serious consequences.
So, if relations are genuinely strained between D.C. and Tel Aviv, I say “good.” It’s about god damned time. Now let’s take the next logical step and pull the plug on the life-support. If bellicose Israel cannot survive on its own, perhaps it will be forced to reconcile with its neighbors and conduct itself in a more civilized manner. Maybe they need to spend more time planning for peace than they do pimping on Capitol Hill and planning their next offensives.
But again, I have to remind myself of who we’re dealing with here…
I’ll believe in “CHANGE” when I see it. -W.