You mean, how is Israel an American ally besides the sharing of intelligence, joint military exercises, a widespread corporate exchange program, a deep cultural relationship, a common belief system, and thousands of American student expeditions to Israel every year? How indeed...
(if we assume Israel should exist at all)
the Semitic race includes the Arabs, btw
And I think it's a bit extreme to claim Israel has freedom of religion...it amounts to look at the map. Israel is invading territories that aren't theirs, and we turn a blind eye.
And as for Iran...I understand the US' concerns about Iran, but yet again, I always wonder why we feel we have the right to decide. Pakistan is much more unstable, and has nuclear weapons. Honestly, I'm less concerned about Iran than Pakistan...Iran has a stable government, while Pakistan does not. The decision of nukes can't be based on whether or not their our allies, it should be on whether or not they are likely to be taken over, and as far as it goes, Iran is a strong country, and not one so deeply hateful of the US that they'll bother putting themselves at risk for smallscale revenge
Attolia wrote:the Semitic race includes the Arabs, btwI know , but the phrase is usually just meant as anti-Jewish.And I think it's a bit extreme to claim Israel has freedom of religion...it amounts to look at the map. Israel is invading territories that aren't theirs, and we turn a blind eye. Israel invading territories has nothing to do with whether or not they have freedom of religion. They do have freedom of religion. Everyone is Israel is allowed to openly practice whatever religion they choose. Arab Muslims make up 16% of Israel - they live there freely and peacefully. They retain full Israeli citizenship and have the complete rights of any other Israeli. But you don't hear about them very often, do you? Any people don't want you to.And as for Iran...I understand the US' concerns about Iran, but yet again, I always wonder why we feel we have the right to decide. Pakistan is much more unstable, and has nuclear weapons. Honestly, I'm less concerned about Iran than Pakistan...Iran has a stable government, while Pakistan does not. The decision of nukes can't be based on whether or not their our allies, it should be on whether or not they are likely to be taken over, and as far as it goes, Iran is a strong country, and not one so deeply hateful of the US that they'll bother putting themselves at risk for smallscale revengeWe have the right to decide because the UN has proven to be ineffective. The UN is responsible for dangers like this, but they have very little real power. That said, they'll support us in whatever action we take (the majority of them, at any rate). We often act as the force behind the UN. Furthermore, we have the right to decide because we'd be idiots not to. We should stand around and watch while Iran develops nukes? I disagree with you on the stability of Iran. I think the recent elections and protests there have proved that - that one, Iran's government is obviously undemocratic, tyrannical, and bordering on totalitarian, and two, that it is very likely there will be a change of power in the somewhat near future. (On that matter, it is actually wisest for us to do nothing, so the reigning despots don't use "anti-America" to rally what support they can, but the possibility of them developing nukes trumps this. Unfortunately, it is more important to prevent a nuclear winter than to try and help Iranians gain freedom. But hopefully the two don't have to work against each other.)Anyway, Iran cannot be allowed to develop nukes! Iran is ruled by terrorist-supporting tyrants, who basically funded 9/11 and who deny the Holocaust and call for the destruction of Israel. Nukes in the hands of Iran is a very, very scary thought. They would use them to first attempt to destroy Israel (and Israel has nukes, so that right there would basically be the end of the Middle East), and second to attempt to destroy us.I agree with you that Pakistan can be worrisome, but the huge difference between Pakistan and Iran (in this specific matter, that is) is that Pakistan already has nukes. Iran does not. It's not a matter of preventing Pakistan from gaining nukes, as it is with Iran. With nukes, you're right, it's not the decision of whether or not they are our allies. It's whether or not they exist as a country! With nuclear disarmament, under the UN, NO new country is allowed to gain nukes. The world community is trying to disarm and slowly lessen the supply of nukes. It's already frightening enough with all the countries that do possess them - it has long since been decided that no new country is allowed to develop nuclear weapons. Iran has been pretending they haven't, though everyone knows they are. Even if there weren't nuclear disarmament, the decision of nukes would not be based on who are our allies, but it would be based on who would be likely/unlikely to use them. Iran is one of the most likely countries to use nukes if they had them, and thus one more reason why they cannot be allow to gain them.Sorry, it's hard for me to answer anything on these subjects without getting into length and getting off on tangents.
Because all three are problems, and to claim one is an ally is just plain ignorant.
You do realize that UK a much bigger ally of USA? This should make it clear that we have no right to interfere.
This should make it clear that we have no right to interfere.
You don't bring Democracy by attacking other nations, it doesn't work that way, you distablise them by doing that.
Also the UN are peacekeepers first and foremost they help with great many Humantarian efforts and you're basically saying 'They're wrong, we're right' the world doesn't work that way.
Diplomacy isn't cowardly, and until you realize that, you won't get anywhere in this debate.
Sure fighting them be good and quick, but a reigion that's already having trouble stablising shouldn't have the match added to the gunpowder.
There no easy solution in this case. And America can't keep fighting a wars on so many fronts, it doesn't have the manpower to subtain so many conflicts.
Britain Israels allie, not really.
USA shouldn't be because your suppose to be about freedom.
Israel is a bad country
I mean how you feel if a native american came and knocked on your door and said hey this use to be my land give it back and go live in a shit area you would tell him to bugger off. Israel have done the same thing and as is so often the case is only a small step for the victim to become the victimizer.
I'm not anti Jew I'm anti Israel
except one but he's a Jew so dosen't really count
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