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Israel: Plenty Of Money To Finance War
More bad news for Hezbollah:
If the United States is not willing to help Israel directly with military involvement or support, the least we can do is help Israel in the event that a lengthy war depletes their treasury, which thankfully does not seem to be the case yet. It is the least we can do for our allies in the War on Terror now doing some real heavy lifting.
Posted by Ken McCracken · 20 July 2006 10:03 PM
While this would run counter to a good deal of people, something quite clear also comes to view when you supply a country (Israel) out of guilt, and demonize anyone who thinks Israel can do wrong.
With this in mind, these concepts can be deconstructed.
1) Israel can do no wrong
2) That the initial incident in the ongoing conflict is a matter of mere defense
Ok, Israel has a LOT of US machinery with its flag on it out there. Caterpillar Armored D9-E bulldozers, Apache helicopters, F-16 fighter jets, Hellfire missiles, and the shells used daily are a signal of power if not alliance. Given that it'd take a very stealthy approach for Iran to get to Hezbollah, the territory would be well-subjugated before Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could even move to level Tel Aviv.
4) That the desire and/or capability demonstrated in #3 is/are high enough to warrant complete destruction or subjugation to Israel interests.
Outside of an Iranian interference or the complete reversal of feelings of guilt towards Israel, they'll use every trick in the book to remove the remaining dissent. Peace was all but removed from a possibility since 1967(with the seeds sown in 1947), and sealed short of mutual denial of the region to both groups in the 1980s when opinions reversed from Israel the oppressor to Israel the helpless nation.
Posted by: sethstorm at July 21, 2006 03:00 AM
While this would run counter to a good deal of people, something quite clear also comes to view when you supply a country (Israel) out of guilt, and demonize anyone who thinks Israel can do wrong. What comes clear is that Israel is not as defenseless as they portray themselves.
You are setting up bogus premises here for the rest of your argument.
First, no conservative I know of thinks we should supply Israel out of 'guilt', because no conservative I know of thinks the Holocaust was in any way their fault. In fact, a great many of us have relatives who laid their lives on the line or died fighting the Nazis.
Second, I for one do not think they can 'do no wrong.' They never apologized for attacking the USS Liberty, and they sent Jonathan Pollard to spy against us, as two examples.
Finally, Israel has nuclear weapons. No one who knows that thinks Israel is 'defenseless'.
Since your premises are false, you entire argument crumbles.
Posted by: Ken McCracken at July 21, 2006 03:24 AM
pppht!! we've been helping Israels TREASURY at the rate of like 3 billion a year. Over my dead body will we give them MORE
Posted by: lester at July 21, 2006 04:29 PM