Israel also fights America’s battle

The US Left keep complaining that Israel is the largest recipient, per capita, of US foreign Aid amounting to $3B per year. They totally ignore what the US gets in return, which by all account greatly exceeds the investment. This “aid” should be reclassified as a defense expenditure, which it really is. It would be less that 0.5 % of the total yearly US Defense Budget of $650B. As Ettinger keeps reminding us, if Israel wasn’t looking out after US interests in the ME, the US would have to expend many times more to get the same value. Ted Belman

By Yoram Ettinger, ISRAEL HAYOM

The rising threat of Islamic terrorism on the U.S. mainland, in pro-U.S. Arab regimes and in Western countries has reaffirmed Israel’s role as the U.S.’s moral and military outpost in the Middle East.

Israel’s strategic role has gained importance against the backdrop of the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan, the drastic cuts in the U.S. defense budget, the resulting erosion of the U.S. posture of deterrence, the collapse of Europe’s power projection, the raging Arab tsunami, growing anti-U.S. sentiments on the Arab street and the unprecedented Islamic threats to vital U.S. economic and national security interests.

In 2014, Israel is facing terrorism from both the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. The ?latter is a subsidiary of the transnational Muslim Brotherhood, which has terrorized pro-U.S. Arab regimes in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Jordan and Egypt, upholding the five-pillar banner: “Allah is our objective; the Quran is the constitution; the prophet is our leader; jihad is our way; death for the sake of Allah is our wish.”

These Arab countries realized that Israel was fighting their battle for them during the recent war in Gaza, so they overtly criticized Hamas and subtly supported Israel. According to The Yemen Times: “The Saudi king, Abdullah, attacked unnamed ‘traitor terrorists,’ who sully the name of Islam … implying that he viewed Hamas as much of a terrorist group as the Islamic State. … The so-called ‘Arab moderates’ have become even more blatant in their U.S.-Israel alignment … with a vulgar anti-Palestinian position.”

According to Dr. Mira Tzoreff of the Dayan Center for Middle East Studies, “The sympathetic opinions voiced in Egypt’s state-run media regarding Israel’s posture ?towards Hamas — even before the 2014 war in Gaza — were unprecedented. … [Egyptian] President [Abdel-Fattah el-] Sissi believes that Hamas was responsible for attacks on Egyptian military and security personnel in the Sinai Peninsula.”

The Saudi daily Al Arabiya ?reported that hundreds of Egyptian soldiers have been killed in Sinai by Ansar Beit al-Maqdis’ jihadist terrorists — associated with ISIS, Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood — since June 2014. CNN claims that Israel is fighting a proxy war against Hamas, advancing the homeland security interests of Jordan and the Gulf States.

In 2014, the eyes of the pro-U.S. Arab regimes are upon Israel and its war on Islamic terrorism.

In 2014, Israel is facing Hamas, one of the numerous offshoots of the Muslim Brotherhood, which has been the most productive incubator of Islamic terror organizations, such as al-Qaida, Islamic Jihad, the Nusra Front, Ahrar ash-Sham, Abdullah Azzam Brigades, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, Ansar al-Shariah, Taliban, Nigeria’s Boko Haram, etc. These terror organizations strive to establish an Islamic Middle East empire, as a prelude to global domination, bringing the U.S. and the Western world to social, political and military submission, governed by the laws of Islam.

Irrespective of the Palestinian issue, Israel (the “Little Satan”) has been a major obstacle standing in the way of megalomaniacal Islamic imperialism, clipping the wings of terrorism and thereby enhancing the homeland security of pro-U.S. Arab regimes. Meanwhile, according the U.S. (the “Big Satan”), Israel is also a reliable beachhead in the economically and militarily critical Middle East.

In 2014, U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq benefit from Israel’s battle experience in general, and its counter-terrorism and urban warfare experience in particular. In 2007, Israel demolished a Syrian-Iranian-North Korean nuclear reactor. In 1982, Israel destroyed 20 advanced Syrian-operated Soviet surface-to-air missile batteries, deployed throughout the world and deemed impregnable by the U.S.

Israel’s unique battle tactics were promptly shared with the U.S. Air Force, enhancing the U.S.’s military edge over Moscow. In 1981, Israel devastated Iraq’s nuclear reactor, sparing the U.S. a nuclear confrontation with Iraq in 1991. On July 4, 1976, Israel’s Entebbe hostage rescue operation was a turning point in the battle against Islamic ?terrorism, inspiring Western democracies and dealing a blow to America’s enemies.

In 1973, in the aftermath of the Yom Kippur War against Soviet-aligned Egypt and Syria, Israel shared with the U.S. its battle experience, as well as captured Soviet military systems, which provided the U.S. military command and defense industries with a global competitive edge. In 1970, Israel’s military forced pro-Soviet Syria to roll back its invasion of pro-U.S. Jordan in efforts to topple the Hashemite regime. They surged into Saudi Arabia, affording the USSR a dramatic triumph and dealing the U.S. an unprecedented economic and national security blow.

In 1967, Israel obliterated the military forces of Syria and Egypt, aborting an attempt by the pro-Soviet Egyptian president, Gamal Abdel Nasser, to bring down pro-U.S. Persian Gulf regimes, control the supply and price of oil, dominate the Arab world and provide Moscow with a historical victory. In November 1952, following Israel’s performance during the 1948-49 War of Independence, General Omar Bradley, the U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, proposed to expand strategic cooperation with Israel, only to be rebuffed by the State Department, which was Arab-oriented, denying the U.S. a more effective outpost in the Middle East.

In 2014, the U.S. faces a most vicious Islamic terrorist threat, which benefits from hundreds of sleeper cells on the U.S. mainland, is not amenable to peaceful coexistence and is not driven by the Palestinian issue, but by a 14-century-old intolerant violent Islamic ideology. It behooves the U.S. to learn from history by avoiding, rather than repeating, past mistakes; enhancing — rather than eroding — the mutually beneficial ties with its most stable, reliable, effective, experienced, democratic and unconditional ally, Israel.

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  1. yamit82 Said:

    Exclusive: Cornered but unbound by nuclear pact, Israel reconsiders military action against Iran.

    Yamit, this is insane!
    EVERYBODY knows that EVERYBODY knows, but the show is going on in earnest.
    Nothing was done when it COULD have been done (words, more words, speeches easels and markers… ya’ani an AMWAY presentation… )
    Now, the bastard in the WH, is sending some guy with a chest full of tapestry to show his staunch determination to stab Israel in the back…
    Bibi MIGHT rise for the occasion… (now THAT’s wishful thinking on steroids) but if past performance is an indication of future performance…it does not look too good… 🙁
    Any thoughts on this?

  2. WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?

    Israel is condemned for destroying the home of the family of murderer of Jews and Egypt destroying hundreds of Palis homes in Gaza but no one condemns them????

    Seems like anybody can kill Arabs and Palis except Israel.

    5 European ambassadors, US protest demolition of
    terrorists’ homes

    Israel demolishes home of terrorist responsible for October 22 Jerusalem light rail attack

    Two people were killed and seven were wounded when Abdel Rahman Al-Shaludi rammed his car into a Jerusalem light rail station in late October.

    Egypt will demolish hundreds more homes

  3. @ the phoenix:
    @ yamit82:
    there is also the annual exercise ….perhaps obama is looking for some credit, boasting about helping Israel, after all the negative criticism he got for anti Israel maneuvers.

    Officials said Roberson would also serve as a U.S. military liaison for the annual Juniper Cobra ballistic missile defense exercise. The last exercise was held in May 2014 and was conducted through computer simulators.

  4. …what is important is the fact that we will bring with us everything necessary to defend the state of Israel…

    Such as what? What is it they would “bring” that Israel doesn’t have – and no doubt has even better than what the US has?

    What they don’t seem to have is the intelligence that, as woolymammoth says, the folks in Israel know their game plan – at least in general terms – and will plan and act accordingly.

  5. This comment is key: Looks like a typical Babysitting job to me. Obama is dead set against Israel attacking Iran…They are here to prevent such a remote eventuality. yamit82

    The US electorate twice voted in The US State Department’s pick for president of The US. If the vermin had it their way, the middle east would be dominated by the MB by now, how sad for them.
    It should be assumed that relevant intelligence passed to The US by Israel, could end up, in some form whether it be re-dacted, edited, abridged or verbatim in the hands, sweaty palms of Arab/Iranian/enemy Intelligence. I am quite sure Israel knows precisely the who what and where, lets just hope they do not become over confidant again.

  6. @ bernard ross:
    From the link you posted:

    Roberson’s arrival came in wake of Israel’s 50-day war with Hamas, which fired 4,700 rockets into the Jewish state. During the war, President Barack [HUSEIN] Obama suspended military shipments to Israel.
    “Naturally, I cannot discuss the numbers of troops [who can deploy to Israel] or describe all the weapon systems, but what is important is the fact that we will bring with us everything necessary to defend the state of Israel,” Roberson said.

    Call me über cynic, but I really don’t have a good feeling about this AT ALL.
    I would not trust the Americans with ANYTHING!
    Assuming that the military feels ‘differently’ about Israel than does the usurped executive branch… They still will not be disloyal to the commander in chief.
    The fact that there is an illegal impostor of very dubious origins (but with very unmistakeable anti Israeli bias) is not enough for a loyal military person to disobey orders which might very well be to do everything possible, covertly and overtly to sabotage the current defenses of Israel.
    I do not think this is too far fetched.