“Everybody’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s a really easy way: stop participating in it.” – Noam Chomsky
I would suspect that most Americans believe that we are the victims of terrorism rather than the instigator. But that would be a very American view-point. What if we were to ask the citizens of Yemen, Japan, Cuba, Cambodia, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq or Iran. What would their answer be? How about Native Americans or Mexico. I give no discount to the question be it years or supposed acts of war. I ask that you think of the question simply from the perspective of others. Is America a terrorist nation?
With a little research and thought you will discover the answer, America has a long history of terrorism as well as supporting terrorist acts and actions. We have an even longer history of sticking our nose where it doesn’t belong in the name of protecting freedom, both civil and religious, ours and theirs, oil, turf, you name it we will find a reason to battle over it.
For many years, America was one the world’s three 500 pound gorillas. “Peace through strength” was our mantra and the defense industry loved us for it. There are those that contend we no longer hold a position of strength and they would have you believe it is because we don’t spend the vast billions on guns and bombs that once did. This is false. Those same influencers tell us that the reason ISIS and Al Qaeda have become such a thorn in our side is because they now perceive us as weak. This to is false.
For those of you that think that ISIS and Al Qaeda are picking on us because we buy less bombs or guns that ain’t it. Try the other reasons we draw ourselves into conflicts, oil, turf and religion. The oil issue isn’t as big a deal as it used to be but I wouldn’t write it off just yet. That leaves us with turf and religion and we can wrap both of those subjects up in one box with a pretty ribbon on top of it and call it Israel.
In my opinion the real reason we terrorized Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran is because of Israel, the Jewish people have it and the Evangelical Christians and our defense department don’t want to share it although the Islamic faith has just as much claim to it as Jesus and the Jews do. The United States has and continues to spend billions of dollars protecting Israel from _________ (fill in the blank). We even protect Israel from itself at times and we do this without any regard and at the expense of the Palestinian people.
“We cannot continue to let Israel be treated with such total disdain and disrespect. They used to have a great friend in the U.S., but not anymore. The beginning of the end was the horrible Iran deal, and now this (U.N.)! Stay strong Israel, January 20th is fast approaching!” – Donald Trump tweet December 28th
Our President-Elect has a number of favors to repay to both the Jewish and Evangelical Christian communities. At the top of their list is the advancement, growth and continued protection of Israel and if that means pissing off the Middle East Islamic nations so be it. And while we are covering Israel’s ass ISIS and Al Qaeda will continue to be aiming at ours because “peace through strength” means nothing to a man willing to blow himself up to protect what he perceives as threat to his faith namely a Christian–Jewish alliance conspiring to destroy Islam.
We have elected a bull in a china shop who uses Twitter as his diplomatic sounding board telegraphing policy/positions without any regard to how these policies may be implemented or the possible repercussions that follow the actions of his thumbs. Hopefully there will be someone in his administration that understands what is at stake in the Middle East, someone preferably without a Twitter account.