America’s Unique Ally

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The seismic developments in Egypt and throughout the Arab Middle East highlight Israel’s unique contribution to vital US interests.

The significance of Israel’s strategic added-value is underlined by uncertain and shifty Arab ideologies, policies, alliances and allegiances, by the increasing vulnerability of pro-US Arab regimes, the intensifying unruly nature of Arab societies, the exacerbation of Islamic terrorism, the Iranian nuclear threat, the deepening penetration of the Arab Middle East by Russia and China, the recent erosion of the US posture of deterrence and the expected US evacuation of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Israel’s reliability, capability, credibility, stability, democracy and non-conditional alliance with the US are anomalous in the Middle East.

Egypt – a beneficiary of billions of dollars and state-of-the-art US military systems – enhances strategic ties with North Korea, Russia and China, agitates the Horn of Africa and Sudan, consistently votes against the US at the UN and institutionalizes hate-education. A post-Mubarak regime could overtly join an anti-US axis.

Iran’s Shah had access to the most advanced US military systems. However, the Shah was toppled; from a staunch US ally, Iran was transformed into the most effective anti-US regime in the world.Libya’s King Idris granted the US, in 1954, the use of Wheelus Air Base, which became the largest US Air Force base outside the USA. In 1969, Colonel Qaddafi overthrew King Idris and Wheelus serviced the Soviet Air Force.

Turkey shifted, in 2002, from a cornerstone of the US and NATO posture of deterrence to a major pro-Russia supporter of the anti-US Iran-Syria axis. Jordan –a recipient of US foreign aid – was one of only two Arab regimes that supported Saddam Hussein’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait. Jordan’s port of Aqaba became Saddam’s most critical route of supplies during the preparations for the 1991US-Iraq War.

Iraq was pro-Western until the1958 anti-Western coup. However, Saddam Hussein – who ruled Iraq since 1979 – gained the confidence of the US. Therefore, he benefitted from a shared-intelligence agreement, the transfer of sensitive dual-use American technologies and $5BN loan guarantees, until his invasion of Kuwait.

Yemen was assisted by the US in its war against Aden and has benefited from US foreign aid. Still, Sana’a supported Saddam’s invasion of Kuwait and hosts anti-US Islamic terrorists, while occasionally fighting them. Saudi Arabia depends on the US for its survival in the face of lethal regional threats. The 1991 and 2003 US Gulf Wars were largely induced by the concern of a Saddam takeover of Saudi Arabia. However, Riyadh bankrolls the operations of anti-US Islamic organizations in the US and anti-US Islamic terrorists.

‘Israel equal to 5 CIAs’

Israel, on the other hand, was described by the late General Alexander Haig, who was a Supreme Commander of NATO and a US Secretary of State, as “the largest US aircraft carrier, which does not require even one US soldier, cannot be sunk, is the most cost-effective and battle-tested, located in a region which is critical to vital US interests. If there would not be an Israel, the US would have to deploy real aircraft carriers, along with tens of thousands of US soldiers, which would cost tens of billions of dollars annually, dragging the US unnecessarily into local, regional and global conflicts. All of which is spared by the Jewish State.”

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  • Alexander Gofen

    The article "America's Unique Ally" is very true – yet under presumption, that America itself remains the "ally" of America: i.e. of the Judeo-Christian America as it was founded. Under presumption that the Judeo-Christian nature of America remains the unwritten part of the US Constitution as something self-evident. Then yes, Israel is the precious asset not only as 5 CIAs, but first of all as an object of the Biblical commandment "to bless Israel".

    Yet our tragedy is in that a part of America has "departed" from our Judeo-Christian heritage and actually wages war against it. The Department of State, the brass of CIA and military in fact betrayed our Judeo-Christian foundations. The betrayal culminated in planting an impostor Obama into the White House in 2008, who since then first in the history openly negates the uniquely Judeo-Christian nature of America and acts on behalf of the international socio-islamic cabal.

    • Larry C.

      I love what you have said here Alexander, and I will go to my grave and soon see my REDEEMER, and when I do I will be justified in knowing that there are still some people in this world who still know what Americas whole existence has been for, and that is to stand in the gap for Israel. But what we have been forced to have been put up with is a man just like you have said is not in line with what the HOLY Creator God had in mind for this "ONCE-[GREAT]-Nation. My heritage is of the native blood, but I am still seeing so many people that are blinded by this mans ability to spin a yarn if you will. If it was not for the fact that he is being controlled like a puppet, he would not be where he is today. WHAT I WOULD LOVE TO SEE IS WHO IS PULLING HIS STRINGS, AND TO WHAT ALLEGIANCE HE OWNS TO THEM?

  • Larry C.

    If not for the fact that it is already been foretold so many thousands of yrs. ago all you have said is so true. The Prophets of the Old-Testament have foretold all of this back then. BUT I HAVE GOT TO ADD THIS IN CAPITALS—AMERICA IS NOT MENTIONED AS A ALLY OF ISRAEL IN ANY WAY IN THE BIBLE. SO GET READY. IT WILL BE HAPPENING SOONER THAN YOU THINK.

  • Robert Laity

    "America" BUT NOT "Caliph" Obama.

    • Robert Laity

      To clarify:
      Israel and America are great Allies. Obama,however,is NO friend to either.

  • solemnman

    Israel fought and defeated Soviet ambitions and arms in the middle east long before she became the beneficiary of Amsrican arms and aid.Israel prevented iIaq and Syra from aquiring nyclear capabilities.-something for which Israel should have been lauded and not ,as it was at the time ,condemned.

  • joe

    Long live Israel, and long may she know freedom.

  • kathleen Weaver

    Israel is a U.S. ally, but it has sold weapons to China and Russia. I still think we should support Israel.

  • suprkufrB

    Dead on! Israel is America's ONLY ally in the middle east, notwithstanding the disgusting spectacle of the two most recent presidents groveling before their saudi masters.Beware of moslems bearing gifts!!!