Date of publication: Thu, 26 October 2023 after sunset = 12th of Cheshvan, 5784
This article is based on part of a larger article by Rabbi Elchanan Rafaeli
Don’t get excited about Biden’s visit to Israel.
“For whoever trusts in someone other than G-d, G-d removes his supervision from him, and places him in the hands of the one who trusted in him” The Duty of the Hearts, the Gate of Security.
(A bit of history)
We won the Six Day War without American weapons, and during a French Arms embargo. The Americans only started supplying us with weapons after that war. Suddenly they realized that this country is not going anywhere and it is worth doing business with.
Menachem Begin bombed the Iraqi reactor without asking permission from anyone, even though there were two or three days of condemnations at the UN. But precisely after that, American Defense Minister Alexander Haig came to Israel to sign security agreements and declared that “Israel is the largest American aircraft carrier in the world that cannot be sunk, that does not have a single American soldier on board, and is located in an area vital to American national security.”
American culture was built on tough men, cowboys like that, with the saying
“When you have to shoot, shoot. Don’t talk!”
America does not appreciate “banana republics”. But takes advantage of them when possible.
A little background
The arms industry is one of the largest industries in the USA, Boeing for example produces not only passenger planes – also planes and fighter helicopters.
The USA’s “military support” to Israel is carried out as per the laws of the second tithe, you receive from them from a budget that can only be used within the USA. Take a budget and buy a weapon from us. It’s not like they’re giving us cash with which we’ll buy another country’s planes. Now you will understand why it was so important for the Americans to stop the “Lavi” project. They are afraid that the Jews will develop for themselves a fighter plane that is all theirs. Then they will not be dependent on us, and they will also make money from this plane!
And what is happening now?
Let’s leave history for a moment and see what Dr. Gadi Taub wrote to us (a leftist who became disillusioned and moved to the right).
For all those who are excited by Biden’s speeches and visit to Israel.
Let’s sum up Biden’s visit:
Israel must not launch against Hezbollah a preemptive strike.
It is forbidden to occupy the Gaza Strip.
We were warned against harming civilians.
Biden forced the introduction of “humanitarian aid”, and loosened the pressure of the blockade.
The US will give $100 million in aid to the Gaza Strip.
Six billion dollars to Iran were not frozen.
The administration will continue to claim that there is “no direct evidence” of Iranian involvement in the attack, thus protecting the continuation of its disastrous Middle Eastern policy from American public opinion.
The position of the United States is that the majority of Palestinians who voted for Hamas do not really support it.
Biden reiterated his belief in the two-state solution.
On the other hand:
We received a generous aid package (which will also deepen our military dependence on the Americans.)
Two aircraft carriers arrived in the area with the stated goal of preventing Hezbollah from attacking (but on the condition that we would not attack either. We agreed.)
“The cooperation was deepened” (meaning American representatives were inserted into our decision-making processes so that we do not decide anything that is not with their approval.)
We got a hug.
Biden blocked any way to an unequivocal Israeli victory, thus making it clear to our enemies that we are weak, and dependent on others. A historic visit indeed. He made an important contribution to tipping the balance of power in the region against us.
And for dessert:
No one said anything about the fact that yesterday, according to the nuclear agreement, the restrictions on Iran’s ballistic missile program expired. How symbolic.
And why is the US intervening here and now?
The USA has very large interests in the supply of oil from Saudi Arabia, which itself is the largest oil exporter in the world. After the Second World War, the dollar was linked to gold and thus it was accepted as the currency that passes to traders between all countries. In the 1970s, the dollar went from a currency linked to gold and became a currency linked to oil prices (the phrase “petro-dollars” was coined in the 1970s)
If an oil crisis occurs in the Persian Gulf, the US economy will suffer a very severe blow to the point of fear of collapse.
The Americans have other problems: an external debt of 30 trillion dollars, mainly to a hostile China. All they need is a new oil crisis?
Just these days, Chinese military ships are sailing towards the Gulf, what does this mean? Just an annual trip?
China, Brazil, Russia and India (huge countries that include about 3 billion people, with a total area of 38 million square kilometers) are united in an economic alliance that does not use the dollar as an international currency. This is also very stressful for the USA.
And so the Americans come in here, and the Israeli government, in its stupidity, opens the door for them and even shares them in the cabinet meetings!
What does past experience teach?
Past experience shows that almost everywhere the Americans intervened for the “good”. In the end it didn’t work, the “bad guys” won and the Americans folded their tails and left. The good are abandoned to their fate. There are many examples.
Vietnam: The USA was heavily involved in the Vietnam War from 1965 to 1973. The communists won and it left.
Iraq: The US led a coalition in the Gulf War in 1990-1991 and participated in the Iraq War from 2003 to 2011. And what does Iraq look like today? A fragmented tribal state.
Afghanistan: Since 2001, the US has been involved in the war in Afghanistan. The Islamic rebels won and the US left.
Somalia: The US conducted military operations in Somalia, including the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993, failed and withdrew in shame.
In 2011, the US participated in the NATO-led intervention during the Libyan civil war. Libya today seems to be in a more or less bad situation like Iraq.
The US intervened militarily in Panama in 1989 to overthrow the government of Manuel Noriega.
Officially, the operation was presented as a war on drug trafficking, but in fact, drug trafficking has only increased in Panama since then.
And we haven’t mentioned yet: the US could have bombed the Auschwitz camp but didn’t. The entire foundation of the State of Israel was built on this: we must not entrust our security to foreigners, however friendly they may be!