This question was asked by Popsmoke in response to his assertion that it was wrong of Israel, as part of her right of self-preservation, to “manipulate” America’s political process and elections to her advantage. In a region that has as her neighbors, nation states and “autonomous” enclaves, with the publicly stated goal of wiping Israel from existence, what would an “ally” do in such circumstances?
I have been examining the “proxy dynamics” of the players in the Middle East, as one might take on a hobby for a long voyage . As it relates to Israel’s survival and by extension Iran’s decades long pursuit of nuclear weapons technology, who’s stated goal is the destruction of Israel, how is this question to be answered?
To be clear, it depends on the definition of “Ally” one assigns to the answer. No attempt to duck or split hairs is necessary. The context maybe viewed thru a lenses of nation states exerting “pressure” on other friendly governments. Yet an ally may maybe mostly hostile and only part of a “coalition of the willing” with a common purpose when self interests intersect. If one is to acknowledge Israel as it is, warts and all, as the only Democratic state in a sea of Islamic fatalists, what chance of peace is there really?
As I see it…
Who are the players and where on the power food chain do they reside? Who is being “flexible” as Obama stated he could be after the “elections”? Continue reading