America: Strengthened by Its Support of Israel

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Those who argue, therefore, that America should distance itself from Israel are actually encouraging the de-stabilization of the Middle East.  This is a dynamic that is not in the interests of the USA, nor of Israel, nor of the Middle East.  It serves the interests only of those Arab and other Muslim leaders who seek the destruction of Israel and the genocide of its Jews.  Those who argue that America should distance itself from Israel are supporting, knowingly or not, the next great holocaust of Jews.

The third principle derives from the second, and was first enunciated by Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus, a 3rd century roman military historian: si vis pacem, para bellum (if you want peace, prepare for war).  This principle is rather self-evident; if you are not the “strong horse” you invite aggression; but it seems to have fallen out of favor in our post-Cold-War national consciousness.

It is important to understand that the Muslim forces with which we are currently at war (our misleadingly named “war against terror”) do not hate us for what we do, or have done.  They hate us for what we are: successful, powerful, rich, democratic, a magnet to their own people who flock to our shores by the tens of thousands, and not Muslim.  Their animus cannot be bought off with largesse or kindly gestures.  If we want peace, we must either defeat our enemies utterly, or be so strong, so well prepared to defeat aggression, so committed to our ideals and so stalwart with our allies that we are the unmistakably strongest horse on the global scene.

Far from being a liability, America’s alliance with Israel is a major asset in the current war.  This alliance, the “special relationship,” contributes enormously to American power, and assists us in projecting an image of strength and impregnability to those who seek our fall.

It is with this in mind that fifty American generals publicly proclaimed the following on April 2, 2010:

We, the undersigned, have traveled to Israel over the years with The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA). We brought with us our decades of military experience and, following unrestricted access to Israel’s civilian and military leaders, came away with the unswerving belief that the security of the State of Israel is a matter of great importance to the United States and its policy in the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean. A strong, secure Israel is an asset upon which American military planners and political leaders can rely. Israel is a democracy – a rare and precious commodity in the region – and Israel shares our commitment to freedom, personal liberty and rule of law.

Throughout our travels and our talks, the determination of Israelis to protect their country and to pursue a fair and workable peace with their neighbors was clearly articulated. Thus we view the current tension between the United States and Israel with dismay and grave concern that political differences may be allowed to outweigh our larger mutual interests.

As American defense professionals, we view events in the Middle East through the prism of American security interests.

The United States and Israel established security cooperation during the Cold War, and today the two countries face the common threat of terrorism by those who fear freedom and liberty. Historically close cooperation between the United States. and Israel at all levels including the IDF, military research and development, shared intelligence and bilateral military training exercises enhances the security of both countries. American police and law enforcement officials have reaped the benefit of close cooperation with Israeli professionals in the areas of domestic counter-terrorism practices and first response to terrorist attacks.

Israel and the United States are drawn together by shared values and shared threats to our well-being.

The proliferation of weapons and nuclear technology across the Middle East and Asia, and the ballistic missile technology to deliver systems across wide areas require cooperation in intelligence, technology and security policy. Terrorism, as well as the origins of financing, training and executing terrorist acts, need to be addressed multilaterally when possible. The dissemination of hatred and support of terrorism by violent extremists in the name of Islam, whether state or non-state actors, must be addressed as a threat to global peace.

In the Middle East, a volatile region so vital to U.S. interests, it would be foolish to disengage – or denigrate – an ally such as Israel.

Those who argue for an end to the special relationship not only aid and abet in Israel’s destruction, they undermine American power and deterrence as well.

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  • Yra Pris

    Excuse me for changing the subject for a moment, but I think this is a little bit funny: In the middle of this article, an advertisement appears. The text of the advertisement says "Do you know Islam? Click here."

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    • Herman Caintonette

      If you're in the market for Russian brides, you are going to get ads for them. Just how the system works — targeted marketing. Haven't seen a one, personally.

      • Jaden Duda

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  • Flipside

    It is not America’s fault, as the author contends, that Israel has gambled another Holocaust against subduing the Middle East.

    • Herman Caintonette

      We're just not having the right conversation. David Ben-Gurion explains the controversy:

      "Everybody sees a difficulty in the question of relations between Arabs and Jews. But not everybody sees that there is no solution to this question. No solution! There is a gulf, and nothing can bridge it… We, as a nation, want this country to be ours; the Arabs, as a nation, want this country to be theirs."

      "In our political argument abroad, we minimize Arab opposition to us. But let us not ignore the truth among ourselves. I insist on the truth, not out of respect for scientific but political realities. The acknowledgement of this truth leads to inevitable and serious conclusions regarding our work in Palestine . . let us not build on the hope the terrorist gangs will get tired. If some get tired, others will replace them.
      A people which fights against the usurpation of its land will not tire so easily… it is easier for them to continue the war and not get tired than it is for us … The Palestinian Arabs are not alone. The Syrians are coming to help. From our point of view, they are strangers; in the point of law they are foreigners; but to the Arabs, they are not foreigners at all … The centre of the war is in Palestine, but its dimensions are much wider."

      "Militarily, it is we who are on the defensive who have the upper hand but in the political sphere they are superior. The land, the villages, the mountains, the roads are in their hands. The country is theirs, because they inhabit it, whereas we want to come here and settle down, and in their view we want to take away from them their country, while we are still outside."

      "Why should the Arabs make peace? If I were an Arab leader I would never make terms with Israel. That is natural: we have taken their country. Sure, God promised it to us, but what does that matter to them? Our God is not theirs. We come from Israel, it's true, but two thousand years ago, and what is that to them? There has been antisemitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault? They only see one thing: we have come here and stolen their country. Why should they accept that?"

      When even Jews admit that the Zionists are thieves, why should anyone else see them as anything else? No one cries for tyrants, or mourns the death of thieves.

      • mah29001

        Hey Nazis….go back to

        • Herman Caintonette

          You can't respond on the merits, so you have to call me names. Why am I not surprised?

  • StephenD

    Man, reading the "stuff" that flows from Flipedupside just boggles the mind. Yeah, Israel is attempting to "subdue" the M.E. Everyone knows that! Just look at how much land it has since 1948! Those evil Zionists will do it every time. Why, if this keeps up, in another 1000 years they may actually have their original lands back! What F**king planet are you on?!?
    This was a great article. You have to wonder what it would take to have it presented in our schools and as importantly, to our Congress. Of course, as was articulated, those with a bent toward an ideology with which they have an emotional bond don't always make rational decisions.

    • Flipside

      Yeah. Israel is attempting to subdue the Middle East. They are only meddling in the affairs of approximately 15 countries.

      • mah29001

        The former Klansman David Duke salutes you with his Roman Nazi salute….that's who agrees with you….

        • Flipside

          There is no major distinction between a David Duke and a Robert Spencer.

      • KarshiKhanabad

        Yeah, Flippy, it's just so unfair that a mere six million Jews can hold at bay three hundred fifty million Arab Muslims howling for Jewish blood. And it's twenty two, not fifteen, member nations of the Arab League which are being bedeviled by those fiendishly clever Jews. No fairness in the ME, that's for sure.

        "When the Arabs love their children more than they hate the Jews, then there will be peace."

  • Herman Caintonette

    DML: "Those who argue, therefore, that America should distance itself from Israel are actually encouraging the de-stabilization of the Middle East. This is a dynamic that is not in the interests of the USA, nor of Israel, nor of the Middle East."

    We should always be on the side with the moral high ground — which, as Ben-Gurion admits, is the Palestinians. Furthermore, our natural national interests lie with the 1.6 billion Muslims — and some of them have oil. "Israel" is a festering wound, a parasite that saps our strength. Just how it is, people.

  • Abdul Ameer

    David Meir Levi is correct to say that Moslems hate us, not for what we do, but for what we are. However, his is not correct when he says that they hate us because we are rich, powerful and attract immigrants. The Moslems hate us because we are non-Moslems. It is as simple as that. The Koran teaches Moslems to hate non-Moslems and make war against them.

  • Ghostwriter

    Great,more anti-Jewish sludge from Herman Caintonette and Flipside. When are they ever going to get a brain or a heart?

    • Herman Caintonette

      Persuade me that the Jews have superior title to the land. Even David Ben-Gurion agrees with me; why is he not denounced as anti-Semitic?

      • TALIA

        I dont have to convince you of anything. Ben Gurion was a leftist. Plain and simple.
        In Israel we have many opinions from the whole spectrum of the political views .
        You can find more then double writings to the contrary.
        And i can assure you- the leftists are the minor ones and shrinking every year until they will very soon dwindle into nothingness.
        You know why?
        Because it is very natural for jews to identify with the weak. People-who were mostly refugees themselves- looked at the arab population even before this population had any thoughts of "nationality" (which was not invented until the 60') and started to think-what about them? what is the moral ground for our actions? how can we be fair?
        Thats the jewish way. The arabs instead of understanding and respecting that see that as a weakness and every attempt of us to reach a fair and moral way for both ppl to live peacefully is ridiculed and met with even stronger hate.
        Because the arabs are not looking for peace they want us dead. period.
        Which is why that while every person in Israel wants peace every year the understanding of The difference between us drive the Israelis further to the right.
        The next elections i will be very surprised if the left will have any power at all.
        As you are soooo interested in the truth then that is the truth .
        do with it as you will. or not……
        I am not trying to convince you.I couldn't care less.
        This is my country and i dont care for or need your approval . Thats ridiculous. Just like you dont need mine in yours.

    • Flipside

      Just as soon as we melt the Wicked Witch of Zionism.

  • George Jochnowitz

    It is certainly true that a strong Israel is a stabilizing force in the Middle East. Most Arab leaders, even moderates like Abbas, do not want stability, since instability will bring back Islam to the days when it existed in all its rigidity everywhere in the Arab world. That is why Abbas won't ever recognize Israel as a Jewish state.