Should the United States have created the state of Israel?Submitted by pawnstorm12 on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 07:15
I hope this essay isn't seen as anti-Semitic in any way. It is not meant to be.
It only asks a question about the role of the U.S. in creating another nation based solely on a creed.
When the United States created the state of Israel in 1948, it sealed a certain fate which will last indefinitely.
One might argue that the U.S. didn't create Israel by itself - after all, didn't many nations participate?
But after WWII, the U.S. had the biggest guns in the world, including sole possession of the atom bomb.
No one could have forced us to do, or prevented us from doing anything.
So without the power of U.S. military might behind the decision to form a new nation (which meant displacing three quarters of a million people), and draw up new borders (based only a religion), such a nation-state would not have been created.
The United States itself was formed under strict rules prohibiting it from being based on any religion, creed, culture, language or any other such parameter restricting citizenship - other than the idea of individual liberty.
So it's rather ironic that we were instrumental in creating a new country BASED COMPLETELY on a belief system.
If you weren't Jewish, you couldn't live in Israel proper after the borders were drawn, and it's basically the same today I believe.
Now I'm not arguing whatsoever against U.S. efforts to liberate Jewish prisoners from Nazi concentration camps.
I read the book "Auschwitz" when I was 13, and it had a profound and lasting effect on me.
It was hard to believe humans could do that to one another, but the photos didn't lie.
My question is: After the Germans were defeated and Jewish prisoners freed from those camps, is that where the U.S. should have stopped?
Other than humanitarian efforts (not by government force, but rather by charity) to aid former prisoners back into freedom, was it a good idea to actually create a nation for them?
Would our founders have warned us about being invloved in forming a nation based strictly on a religion?
Would thay have told us we would never be safe again if we did that?
Will we one day be involved in a war over Israel?
Is there's any stopping it?
How many Americans will die (or have already died) in defense of Israel?
Will it never end until the end of time?
How many more 9/11's will happen to us for our involvement?
Will all the biblical connotations become self-fulfilling prophecies wherein our interventions will be justified and deemed necessary i.e. Revelations?
Maybe I'm off base here, and I suppose the criticisms will come hot and heavy.
But today, American citizens are a semi-slaves, not only to Israel, but to all the other countries to whom we're giving untold billions of dollars in a futile attempt to buy peace and "friendship."
Case in point: We've given Egypt some $70 BILLION over the last 40 years to leave Israel alone.
And we still give them billions. But they're not going to leave Israel alone anymore.
So what do we do NOW? Continue to give them weapons and money which one day will be used against US?
The same goes for Syria, Libya, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, UAE, Qatar etc.
Our founders warned us, but we didn't listen.
And now we'll forever pay the price - in blood, treasure and national insecurity.
As always, I'm open to opinions as to why I may be wrong about this.
I only wish I was.