Sunday, January 5, 2014
Israel costs the American taxpayer more than $8 million dollars each and every single day in direct financial aid
The United States gives Israel more foreign aid than it gives to all of the countries of sub-Saharan Africa, all of the countries of Latin America, and all of the countries of the Caribbean combined. This remains true even as the United States struggles under mounting deficits and disintegrating infrastructure. And this figure does not even include the additional billions that the United States and the European Union must give to Egypt, Jordan, and the Palestinian authority, simply to maintain the peace with Israel. Giving large sums to the Israelis and other Middle Easterners is crazy. Instead, that money should be spent right here in the United States. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were mainly the result of our obsession of supporting the Jewish state. In addition to the trillions of dollars and thousands of lives lost, those wars did nothing good for the United States other than erode its standing as a beacon of peace and democracy. The United States is now viewed with suspicion and mistrust all around the world. Many, including Osama bin-Laden himself, have declared that 9/11 was a reaction to the continual stationing of American troops in the Middle East to protect Israel. America's continued military presence on Israel's behalf has spawned international terrorism and led to the creation of Al-Qaeda and similar terrorist organizations. The costs of the War on Terrorism are a direct consequence of our support for Israel. If Israel had not acquired atomic weapons in the first place, Iran would have no need for them; the ongoing debate about how to handle their nuclear program would not exist. If this issue is not handled properly, we may be facing yet another ground war in the Middle East again to protect the Jewish state.