Originally Posted by BigRedChief
Israel doesn't need our protection. It just needs access to our arms and the money to buy them. Guarnatee you that Israel has suitcase nukes in a lot of major Arab cities and probaly some western ones to threaten with in case they are overun someday. And if they are going down as a state and can gaurantee you there will be mushroom clouds in every Arab state.
Was it the muslim world that sprung forth 9/11 and killed americans or Israel. And you are delussional if you thnk Arabs will drop their anti-Americanism if we just drop support for Israel.
I know they have arms from us and nukes. That's why I said that. Still, it was Israeli interests that beat the war drums for the Iraq invasion and occupation; continuing in the same mode for Iran.
Another reason why the GOP is not an alternative to the Dems.
I never said Arabs would completely drop all of their anti-Americanism.*
I'm saying that the cause of 9/11 or bringing terror home to American soil is date coincident
to leaving troops on Saudi soil post PGWI as well as an expansion of permanent military bases throughout the 1990's in other parts of the ME. There is good evidence for this and I've posted threads on it by scholars on the ME.
* Polls show ME people admire our institutions and do not dislike our people. These polls drop dramatically when it comes to our FP in the ME. This needs reform.