America’s Proxy War

4 Mar

For over 200 years United States have been engaged in military conflicts, with over of international wars. We have a pretty good track record of almost 50% of winning those wars. in today’s world however its a different story. With the arrival of Israeli prime minister at the White House and the highly anticipated meeting between President Obama and Mr. Natanyahu, the hot topic in Washington is Iran’s nuclear ambitions and Israeli interests. A huge crowd of 14000 jewish americans are planning on descending on Washington on monday to support Israel’s pre-emptive strikes on Iran’s nuclear sites. Mr. Obama and Mr. Natanyahu will both speak to the group AIPAC on monday after their meetings. United States is still recovering from the 2008 recession and our battered economy is not ready to take on the burden of a new war while we mourn the deaths of over 5000 american troops killed in the recent Iraq conflict. Israel is a sovereign country and their prime minister’s hardliner attitude coupled with an immediate urgency of a military strike against Iran against all intelligence appears a little irresponsible. 16 US intelligence agencies have unanimously agreed that Iran has abandoned its weapon program and President Obama has warned Israel of a military actions and the consequences of such attack. Israel has decided to blackmail Mr. Obama during an election year and threatened the support of jewish americans should President Obama wants to give diplomacy and sanctions more time. Inside sources according to New York Times have reported that Israel is planning to attack Iran before November thus forcing Mr. Obama to engage US in a war. my question is to the jewish american community. Are you  US citizen? Do you put US interests first? Israel should defend its interest as a sovereign country but it is extremely selfish of Israelis’ to force America into a witch hunt that will spell nothing but disaster. Jewish-Americans should understand that the country they live and work in cannot bear the burden of an unnecessary war which is supposed to be launched under false pretenses. If Israel wants to act on its own ignoring all real-time intelligence and warnings for the outcome of such an attack, then that should remain their decision and we should not be forced to hold their hand like an infant who can talk but cannot walk. American jews should not threaten Mr. Obama to engage in this conflict if they are really patriotic about this country rather than Israel. I encourage those 14000 people gathered in Washington this weekend to bear arms and fight for Israel if they choose because Americans are thinking about protecting American interests not Israeli interests. American involvement in this conflict will cripple our recovering economy with gas prices expected to raise as high as $8 per gallon. I am sure most of my fellow americans will agree that at a time when unemployment is still over 8%, , inflation will do no good to average citizens who are trying to make both ends meet. Along with the economic situation comes the threat of Iranian retaliation and if the Israeli plan works it will be focused more on US establishment in the middle east than Israel. Israeli leaders should act responsibly and carefully in this matter because Iran not only possesses military might that could inflict serious harm to Israel nut they are also able to cripple the western economies through oil exports. however a clear solution to the nuclear arms race in the region would be for Israel to return it’s over 200 US made nuclear weapons and take a first step towards a non-nuclear middle east.  It sounds like a ridiculous request on the part of Israel to retain its own nukes and attack another country should they want to acquire the same to keep a balance of power in the region. Should Israel believe it is a good idea to attack a sovereign nation without cause then they should be the ones held responsible for the annihilation of the jewish state not United States to protect them even though they are the aggressors. America should stay out of this upcoming war because our intelligence has found no reason to suspect that Iran is working towards a nuclear weapon. Jewish-Americans should be loyal to america rather than putting Israeli interests first because ultimately United States stopped the Holocaust, and provided them with a safe and peaceful place to live and raise families without any fear, seems very unpatriotic.

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