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Israel the Good Underdog



March 26, 2006
Israel the Good Underdog
James Biga
John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt have released a paper titled “The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy.” They attempt to explain how Israeli lobbies are guiding the policy of the United States in the Middle East region. In following articles I will attempt to dispute the conclusions of these gentlemen but for now I will try to explain why the United States is a staunch supporter of Israel.
There are two ideas that America, even now, will support; the ideally good and the underdog. Israel falls into both of these categories. Israel is the lone democracy in a sea of despots and oppression. Despite continuous harassment they have been able to build a successful society in a sea of despair. For the last 58 years Israel has done its best to establish and maintain this democracy. Living in an area smaller than the state of New Jersey they have been able to stave off attacks from the enemies that surround them. In fact, they are a constant reminder to the surrounding nations of their own failures. Despite living in a terrain that is not conducive to crop growth they have been able, with the exception of grain, to be self sustainable. With a labor force of less than 2.5 million they have a GDP of $123 billion. Because of their lack of resources they have learned to excel in the services sector of business.
Being a relative sliver of land they have been able to defend themselves physically and ideologically from their surrounding enemies. They have stood up against nations that have superior resources and finances. The only true ally that they have has is the United States. In the last five years the US has given Israel an average of $3.28 billion in military aid. This makes up a third of their total defense expenditures. Without this aid Israel would have an extremely hard time defending themselves. Because America loves an underdog they have supported the idea of supporting Israel. We were an underdog 230 years ago and we overcame the odds. Our way of life was considered to be a short lived experiment; we have proven that idea wrong. Sporting events, especially championships, usually leads Americans to celebrate the overachiever in the Cinderella role. Israel is that Cinderella.
Israel is fighting for its existence in a way that the United States didn’t have to. Every day they face homicide bombers and enemies on the brink. They have had to watch as diplomats made excuses for the actions of those who wish to destroy Israel. They have watched murderous thugs receive peace prizes and awards from the world body. Despite this, they continue to fight for their right to exist. Had their neighbors accepted the partition in 1948 none of what they face today would be occurring. Things may have turned out better. Of course this is a hypothetical and will never be known. Meanwhile America will stand by Israel as long as they are the ideal good. The underdog role may fade but the true supporters within the United States will not.





6 Comments:

Blogger pela68 said...

Nnnnghnngnaaargh!

Why wont Blogger do as I want it to do?
Can't post any videos, the formatting is all screwed up (can't make any spaces between paragraphs), and the list gos on!

Well I guess it's still "beta"- wait a minute- this is not the "beta". OMG! Well I'll give it a chance then.

Sorry if this post is trublesom to read...

Tuesday, 20 March 2007 at 00:16:00 CET

 
Blogger Flanders Fields said...

I thought the post was good, Pela. Sorry I can't help you with the tech problems.

Israel is deserving of protection, a small sliver of humanity in that world of inhumanity. They were promised their space and thier peace, but the world is backtracking on that promise or attempting to. The world attempts to elevate the inhumane to heroic status, which says more about the world. People who accept the propoganda they are being fed by thier leaders and media and should reexamine the issue with an open mind. I think without question they would become supportive of Israel and understand that they are the only party in that area attempting to live peaceful but secure lives.

Tuesday, 20 March 2007 at 10:32:00 CET

 
Blogger James Biga said...

I wrote this quite a while ago. Inow have a blog at
gentwarrior.blogspot.com.

Thanks for using this. If you don't mind I am going to add your site to my bloghome.

Monday, 26 March 2007 at 20:37:00 CEST

 
Blogger pela68 said...

James- I would love to read more over at gentwarrior. But it seems that you have some sort of script or something over at your blog that makes Explorer go "apepoopo", and just closes it down. If you read this, please look in to it...

I´m very flattered that you are adding me to your blogroll, and would like to backlink to you but...

Until then. Have a good one!

Tuesday, 27 March 2007 at 10:45:00 CEST

 
Blogger James Biga said...

pela, What version of IE do you have? I did add you to my blogroll. I am using Blogspot so I have very little to no control over what affect it has.

Tuesday, 27 March 2007 at 16:37:00 CEST

 
Blogger pela68 said...

James:

I have the latest version of Explorer (downloaded and doublechecked). I don´t know what the trouble is, but every time I try to access your blog Explorer just shuts down after a few seconds. Maby it´s some of the animated GIFS you have there (it´s about all I see), or maby something else. I have no problem accessing other blogsots- including my own. Sorry but I´m just lost when it comes to this tech- stuff. Heard of anyone else experiencing the same trouble?

Can somebody with a little knowledge help me out?

Tuesday, 27 March 2007 at 22:09:00 CEST

 

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