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“Abandoned” Israel…?

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I keep hearing this sort of statement.  “The United States has abandoned Israel”.  It’s almost as though every time anyone in the media even MENTIONS the deaths of Palestinian children, or a blown up hospital, it’s treated as though CNN was calling for the eradication of the entire Jewish populace.  I honestly don’t get it. If nothing else, to me these sorts of commentaries only speak to the incredible degree of bias and selective hearing on behalf of the people saying them. (people mostly comprised of well-meaning, “Hagee-ized” Christians in America and other places…)

I should probably attempt to make it clear from the get-go that I am not endeavoring to call people to “support” EITHER side of this conflict in any sort of political way. The only point is that from all that I observe, it is simply a most bizarre and confounding position indeed to hear so many people decrying this idea that the “United States has turned it’s back on Israel”, because I really don’t comprehend how on any level this is actually true.

Is it simply because the American media is actually willing to report the deaths of innocent children in Gaza, and show images of their mangled bodies on television? I admit that this in itself is probably something that should be treated with a fair amount of suspicion, from a discern-the-propaganda standpoint, since we know that we certainly don’t see the same sorts of images of murdered innocents in places like Iraq or Afghanistan too often, when they die at the hands of American troops…  Yet even so, I am still compelled to believe that if the true “agenda” of the Elite-controlled media was to outright demonize Israel and paint the ongoing military operations of the IDF as indefensible or “crimes against humanity”, then we would certainly see it happening in much sharper fashion than this!  We wouldn’t see American reporters constantly interviewing Netanyahu and IDF spokesman, allowing them to even try to explain their reasons for the assaults.  We would see the same kind of treatment as we do for figures like Putin, or Bashar Al-assad, or Kim John Un.  Those are all examples of folks the government-controlled media has painted as the “bad guys” and aggressors, etc.  It’s a far cry from anything we ever hear being said about Israel, even in the “Palestinian-loving Leftist media”…

israeliapachechopperBut the reality is that the true definition of what it would mean for a nation like the U.S. to “support” Israel in either war time or peace time, is not found in the murky propaganda war taking place in the “news” outlets or prophecy-teacher’s pulpits. It is actually easily traced and easily researched through conventional channels. It is not some shady “conspiracy theory” assembled through looking at tenuous business associations or obscure documentation or whatever else we might wish to speculate upon. It’s an in-your-face fact. The United States is THE biggest “supporter” of the Israeli Defense Force, both in terms of funding and actual military hardware, hands down.  This is an indisputable fact

The “Iron Dome” missile defense system we keep hearing so much glowing praise about from reporters and IDF spokesmen? The U.S. has been a prime investor. All the fighter planes which allow the IDF to carry out aerial attacks against terrorist targets? The vast majority are American made, through a long-standing partnership between Israeli and American defense contractors, including a large number of weapon systems and special modifications which are tailor-made for the Israel’s needs…  And what about the myriad of connections and collaborations between the nefarious domestic spying programs of the NSA and Israel? Connections which seem to go beyond any mere “partnership”, but actually suggest that much of the technology being used by the NSA actually came FROM Israel first, and essentially show that Israeli Intelligence has more keys to more back doors than anyone else, and is in fact spying on all kinds of citizens around the globe, (even though they are obviously nowhere near close enough to Israel to start launching rockets into Israeli territory or pose any kind of possible terrorist threat)…

I could fill pages upon pages citing evidence of this very real partnership, a partnership which proves whatever lamentations about how the U.S. might be “abandoning” Israel, either military or financially, as being totally ludicrous.  I would have to say that the amount of evidence is SO overwhelming in fact, that the onus is actually on the reader, to disprove that such a tight relationship is still in existence to this very day between the “military-industrial-intelligence-complex” that might still be claimed to reside largely on American soil or be run by American corporations (a notion which I’d suggest could itself be debated), and it’s Siamese twin over in the Middle Eastern country of Israel.

It just seems rather difficult to have an informed, intelligent discussion over what our stance on Israel should be as Christians, if we can’t even take the time to establish the political and military realities first…

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