The need to preempt Iran and export gas to Egypt was the reason the government gave to push through its controversial plan for Israel's natural gas. Now, this reason may no longer exist.08:52 31.08.15 | 1 comments
It is not, as you make it sound UsedToPostHere, the other way around. Without U.S. aid, militarily or otherwise, Israel would have collapsed under pressure long ago. Don't distort facts. Israel receives far more from this alliance. America can acquire its own intelligence just fine. It did so long before Israel existed. As for myriad technological gadgets; U.S. can make those as well. Real value of Israel to the U.S. was during the Cold War, when it waged proxy wars for the U.S. and thus tested new weapon systems for the U.S. in the battlefield conditions, and kept in check Soviet client states like Syria and Egypt. Today, in many ways, Israel is more of a hinderance then an asset to America. It can't help out in any hotspots; like Iraq or Afghanistan, due to negative image that would inccur. Constant blunders; like the occupation, overzealous use of military might, killings of non-combatants etc. , hurt not only Israel, but the international standing of the U.S. as Israel's grand protector. Not to mention economic drain of several billions of dollars America gifts Israel each year. Billions that could be put to much better use in healing ailing economy. Don't indulge delusions that it is Israel preventing China or India from becoming a superpower. No nation as small as Israel can do that. Bullying under-equipped and under-trained Arab armies is one thing, but stopping a behemoth like China is entirely another. Get back to reallity, and fast. The world will be happy to see Israel in Chains, or not at all, and America doing without you. You may think me just another Israel basher, but I am not. It is just a realistic picture of the world today.