But the Holocaust is a religion. Facts are irrelevant when belief is ingrained. They need intensive deprogramming, a 12-steo program, etc.
According to a recent Congress report, Israel is the country that has received more cumulative American aid than any other country since the end of World War II.
Since it began in 1962, American military aid to Israel has amounted to nearly $100 billion. For the past decades the United States has been regularly transferring aid of about $3 billion annually.
When my old mentor and boss, Colin Powell, and I used to talk about the issues here, we rarely if ever, complimented Israel on its additions to U.S. security posture in the region, quite the opposite as a matter of fact. . . . But there’s more, there’s concrete evidence of Israel detracting from U.S. security and is being a strategic liability rather than an asset. Where is after all, U.S. hard power in Southwest Asia, in Africa, and the Persian Gulf today? First, it isn’t in Israel nor could it be unless the world was at war and all bets were off. I’ll come to that scenario in a minute.
Under any other conceivable scenario, the U.S. will never land meaningful military forces on the unsinkable Middle East aircraft carrier of Israel. . . . Every instance of the use of force by the U.S. in the region to date has proven that reality beyond a shadow of a doubt. So where exactly is the hard power? It’s in Qatar, it’s Bahrain, it’s in Saudi Arabia, it’s in Kuwait, Oman, Egypt, Djibouti and a host of other lesser places. The largest U.S. Air Force complex on earth for example by some measures is in Qatar. The most powerful fleet headquarters in the U.S. arsenal, The Fifth, is in Bahrain. The land-based aircraft carrier, if there is one, is Kuwait, not Israel, as both Gulf Wars have proven. . . . In fact in all my years in the military and beyond, I’ve never heard a serious suggestion of using Israel to help defend U.S. interest in the region. Instead, what I have heard many times is advice and decision-making to stay totally away from such use.
© Copyright Plato's Guns 2015