[after a decade of blogging, I tend to write/comment
concisely, pithily and to the point.
why waste your time and mine?]
One of the central points of those who support the policy that Israel should withdraw from the territories of its historic homeland, yield, surrender and concede and partition land, is that the US will come to our assistance if Israel is threatened.
And you believe that? That if it would want to, it could? In time?
Consider the implications of recent developments from this report:
The White House Treats a Foreign Policy Disaster Like a Political Crisis
Nearly one year after the ISIS hordes charged screaming over the Syrian border and sacked Mosul, they’ve repeated the feat in Ramadi – the capital of the restive Anbar province, and a city located just 70 miles from Baghdad. Simultaneously, ISIS forces launched an offensive to the north and captured the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. In the face of this humiliation more than nine months after the start of renewed coalition bombing missions over Iraq, the White House dubiously continued to insist that everything was going according to plan. Except, there never was any plan.
“Look, there were several things that surprised us about ISIL,” outgoing Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey told PBS reporter Martin Smith in a recent exit interview. “The degree to which they were able to form their own coalition, both inside of Syria — and inside of northwestern Iraq; the military capability that they exhibited — the collapse of the Iraq Security Forces. Yeah, in those initial days, there were a few surprises.”
Are you sure America can perform militarily if Israel requires help if we retreat from the hills of Samaria and Judea? In time? Adequately and resolutely?