America supports Israel militarily, politically, and financially and has for decades. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Natallie Durson
    • 07.10.10 | 14:18 (IST)

    Islamic nations, especially those in the mideast will do well to look elsewhere to make political and military ties. Israel actually uses America as a proxy and controls Americas relationship with nations in the region. Before 2006, America was friendly with Lebanon. Siniora, the Lebanese leader was pro west and anti-Hizbollah. When the 2006 war began, Israel did not concentrate on Hizbollah targets. They targetted all of Lebanon. President Bush asked that Israel not take actions that would damage the Lebanese infrastructure or that would harm the Siniora government.. Israel did both in grand style, toppling the Siniora government, giving Hizbollah added power, and handing America a bill for half a billion dollars to clean up the mess. Now Lebanon and America are no longer friendly, thanks to Israel. As long as Israel continues to dictate American policy in the mideast, there can never be peace and Islamic extremism will grow stronger. Israel considers it in their own interest if western nations are at war with Islam. This is the most important fact regarding mideast relations.

    from the article: Growing ties between Turkey, China, Iran worry Israel and U.S.
    First published 02:12 07.10.10 | Last updated 02:12 07.10.10
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