In support of Israel

What is Israel, the closest ally that the U.S. has in the Middle East, to do but defend itself?

What would the U.S. do but defend itself under similar circumstances?

U.S. President Joe Biden reportedly is urging Israel not to respond to the drone and missile attacks on April 13 made by Iran.

But to not respond would surely embolden Iran to continue its direct military attacks on Israel. A country that ia attacked has the right to respond and defend itself and its people.

How would the U.S. respond if another country sought to dictate how it should respond to another 9/11-like terrorist act?

As part of its defense against the Hamas regime that attacked it on Oct. 7, 2023 killing about 1,200 Israeli people and taking about 250 hostage, Israel targeted an Iranian consulate building in Syria on April 1 that killed senior Iranian military commanders.

Israel targeted that Iranian consulate building because it knows that Iran controls, funds and directs Hamas and is just as much its enemy as Hamas itself.

It is not correct to say that Iran “retaliated’’ against Israel directly because of Israel’s attack on its consulate building. 

Instead, Iran - let’s be clear - was merely amping up its already-declared war against Israel. It’s Iran’s sworn goal to wipe Israel and its people off the face of the earth.

Iran supports and directs Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad and the Houthis while threatening to develop nuclear weaponry. 

Iran is getting bolder due to weak U.S. national security policies championed by the Biden administration and its confidence that it will be further backed by Russia, China and North Korea.

Iran reportedly is financially capable of supplying Hamas with all it needs to stay at war with Israel because the Biden administration freed up many millions, if not billions, of dollars that the U.S. had earlier barred Iran from accessing under the President Donald Trump administration.

When you read or hear that the U.S. is funding both sides of this Israel-Hamas-Iran war, this is what the experts are referring to.

There seems to be a lot of truth in the statement that if the U.S. didn’t fund both sides of foreign wars then there would be far fewer foreign wars.

All of this put aside, if you still need a reason to support Israel you could fill this newspaper with references in the Bible that tell us to protect Israel and its people. 

To be sure, the U.S. must give clear signals to Israel, our closest ally in the Middle East, that we have its back no matter what.

U.S. aid to Israel should be in the form of financial loans. We just cannot afford to give money to foreign contries that we have to borrow ourselves in the first place. Same goes for Ukraine. The days of the U.S. funding foreign wars - sometimes both sides with infinite funds - must end.                

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