Sunday, November 18, 2012
Foreign Aid -- Your tax dollars at work
The Iron Dome is a missile defense system that has been 90% successful in intercepting and destroying Palestinian rockets coming from
Gaza, directed at Israeli
civilian population centers. It distinguishes between those rockets that are
heading for residential areas and those that would fall harmlessly in forests
and elsewhere. It was developed with Israeli technology heavily subsidized by
American foreign aid.
Was the American foreign aid well spent?
If not for Iron Dome,
Israel would have sustained
numerous civilian casualties from the thousand or so rockets launched by Hamas
terrorists. Under such circumstances, Israel
would have been compelled to invade Gaza.
stand if Israel had invaded Gaza? Evidence is
mounting that President Mohamed Mosni, of the Muslim Brotherhood, would offer
more than rhetorical support to the Hamas government in Gaza. is the
second largest recipient of American foreign aid. Note,
a member of NATO, is siding with Egypt
against Israel because it
still has not received an apology for Israel’s actions when blockade
runners on the MV Mavi Marmara attacked Israeli commandos in 2010.
engaged in a ground war in could
proceed with its nuclear ambitions unchecked. If it gets a nuclear bomb, the
Saudis and the Jordanians will surely want them too. A nuclear arms race in the
Iran Middle East is a terrifying thought but the
threat of loose nukes raises the stakes exponentially.
course be in the nightmare described above? NATO unraveling, American foreign
aid recipients using military force against Israel, nuclear Iran, an arms race
in the mid-East, and Israel facing a threat from the North and the potential
for nuclear bombs falling into the hands of Hamas terrorists: it’s not a pretty
commitment to Israel is
supposedly inviolate, and the credibility of the United
States depends upon standing by Israel. Beyond
that, if Israel is not
defended by the United States,
the entire Middle East will be taken over by Islamists, including Jordan where
the Monarchy is enduring mass public protests even as I write these words.
Think about it next time you hear someone complain about the
United States giving foreign
aid to Israel.
“… and tell ’em Big Mitch sent ya!”