Something that has always been unfathomable to me is the U.S. unconditional support of the state of Israel. Why do we continue to throw billions of dollars of our borrowed resources into that country year after year when in reality they almost never heed any of our advice. A two State solution with the Palestinians is the most obvious workable solution to this decades going Middle East stuff and that seems to be something that Israel, or at least their current leader is adamantly against.
Because of our billions of dollars of annual support Israel is by far the superpower in the Middle East so I guess they think they can bully their way into whatever they want. I know there is a strong biblical connection between Israel and Christians; is that the primary reason we don’t chastise them for anything they do and we will not allow others in the U.N. to do it either? I also know that the Jewish lobby in this country is much more powerful than the 1% of the population they represent; is that why we give them unconditional support?
I also know Jerusalem is at the center for all three major religions in this present world and wars have been started throughout history for control of it. Maybe it is time to make it an international city open to all. If only the United Nations were able to accomplish that. Another much more radical solution is to just let Israel and Iran go at it! If they use nuclear weapons that would make that entire portion of the world uninhabitable for the next 100 years. That is kind of the King Solomon solution isn’t it.
I just don’t know why we don’t tell them that our support has conditions. It makes no sense to me. They are not our children, they don’t need or deserve our unconditional support…