Thursday, July 17, 2014

Let's talk about Israel

I do believe I warned y'all a few posts back that there were going to be some political and very un-PC posts coming up.  Guess what?  What of them is here.  I really didn't know whether I wanted to go with Israel first or the crisis on the border (by the way is Harry Reid off his freaking rocker or just his meds???).  Since I've made no secret of the fact that I'm a pretty staunch supporter of Israel and the proposed ceasefire is going down I've decided to look at that.

First things first take a look at this video.  This is what a true leader sounds like.  If you can't be bothered with the whole version watch the first 2.5 or 3 minutes.  It really isn't long though.  It is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Fox News Sunday.  Less than 10 minutes.  Amazing what a real leader sounds like after the constant BS and drivel coming out of DC. 
"We have to defend our people and that's what we'll do." Amen. So here is the video:

This is a glimpse of everyday life in Israel. Imagine if this was your wedding.

Also for those of you who want to question why Israel matters let me share this Wiki article with you:

 Here's a breakdown from Wikipedia explaining the US Israeli relationship.  Bilateral relations have evolved from an initial U.S. policy of sympathy and support for the creation of a Jewish homeland in 1948 to an unusual partnership that links a small but militarily powerful Israel, dependent on the United States for its economic and military strength, with the American superpower trying to balance other competing interests in the region. Others maintain that Israel is a strategic ally, and that U.S. relations with Israel strengthen the U.S. presence in the Middle East.[1] Israel is one of the United States' two original major non-NATO allies in the Middle East. Late Republican Senator Jesse Helms used to call Israel "America's aircraft carrier in the Middle East", when explaining why the United States viewed Israel as such a strategic ally, saying that the military foothold in the region offered by the Jewish State alone justified the military aid that the United States grants Israel every year.[4] Currently, there are seven major non-NATO allies in the Greater Middle East. You can find the rest of the wiki article HERE 

Here is an absolutely brilliant article on why Israel is important to the US.  Find it HERE  The article discusses the many intelligence and military aspects that Israel has greatly impacted the US with.  Please don't forget the medical and agricultural aspects. 

 I could go into the difference between Israel defending itself and how Palestine tries to defend themselves but you should do your own homework on that. You don't see Israeli citizens doing suicide bombings.  You don't see Israelis hiding behind children.  Just something to think about.   Do take a look at this flyer that was distributed far and wide pertaining to the current ceasefire.  This was not distributed by a country that is trying to systematically kill all the citizens of another country.  Rather it is just a country trying to defend itself. 

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I hope you do some of your own digging around and look into why it's a good idea to support Israel. Look into what Israel has done for the US. Check on Israeli technology and medical research a starting point.

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