Thursday, May 10, 2012

Israel's behind US?

My friend Julie just got back from a two week trip in Israel.  She purchased a T Shirt on her trip and was wearing it the other day and showed it to me and a few of our friends......I found the exact T Shirt image on line:

Everyone who saw it laughed but I said to my friend Sylvia "It should be the other way" and she said "that's what's so funny about it!"   I realized, with an astonishingly heavy feeling, that I actually read it not as funny but truthful.  I realized that my psyche, after having been bombarded with news of weakening our military for the last few years, has so affected me that I thought the T Shirt's sentiment was serious.

I blogged this because my reaction was such a shock to me and such a revelation about how deeply the information we're being given every day affects us.     Ya, don't sorry, Israel's on our side...........the tables are reversed and we could very well need Israel some day.   Who'd have thought it?

z

32 comments:

Ducky's here said...

And from a realpolitik position just what benefit is Israel to our security?

Silverfiddle said...

They'd better be behind us. We fund them to the tune of billions every year, and we're just about the last nation on earth that stands by them...

Brooke said...

I'm not shocked at all by your reaction, Z. Obama has made it pretty clear to our allies that he doesn't care for them and made it pretty clear to our enemies that he will bow to them whenever they wish.

Z said...

I was surprised at my reaction because it's always America who countries go to for help and when I saw that T Shirt, I didn't see it as a joke! I saw it as real, and then it hit me how astonishing that would be. But, that's where we are these days...possibly dependent on other countries for the first time.

conservativesonfire said...

Well I am glad to see the Israel still has a sense of humor after the way they have been treated by Obama and after Obama has deliberately destabilized the Middle-East.

Z said...

Good point, conservatives onfire!


By the way, I mentioned that I'd felt this way to a friend who was with me when I saw this shirt today and she said she felt the same way.."I didn't laugh," she said...we both are SO WORRIED about America's standing having been so depleted in the world that we honestly thought the TShirt was far from funny.

Ticker said...

Well Duck since you asked I'll give you one benefit. They have probably the best Intel group in the world and share with us when necessary. I am sure they would share more if they could trust the fool in the WH. I know they shared loads of Intel with us going back to the mid 60's when I assigned to the ME.
I could give you a long list but I figure it will take you a while just to figure this one out.

Darth Bacon said...

Why would a commie like you know?

Elmers Brother said...

And with that money they have to buy military hardware from US! That's a condition many people are not aware of.

Impertinent said...

"And with that money they have to buy military hardware from US..."


And they make better use of it than we do. Sometimes they take a drone, weaponry or a fighter jet...and make it better.

Z said...

how odd...every single comment is publishing twice on moderation ..and when Elbro posted, too. ??!

Elbro, I didn't know that, but I can't blame us, frankly.
ALthough I don't like gifts with ties on them.
As an example, I used to give panhandlers a few dollars and suggest that they buy food....now I figure it's up to them how they want to spend it, it's my heart that wants to give it (if I'm so moved, doesn't always happen!)

Imp...sad that we're so screwed up. Israel's military is the BOMB, so to speak :-)

Rita said...

OT: Apparently Paul Ryan is taking up the cause of the illegal aliens claiming child credits for kids not even living with them.

Kid said...

Well, if oblabber wants to get rid of all of our Nukes, I would hope he sells them to Israel. Along with the subs.

Elmers Brother said...

Most people who give money to someone else attach conditions.

Impertinent said...

"Most people who give money to someone else attach conditions,,"


I doubt we do other than...when you make it better...share it with us. Israel is a lab for our military, covert, successes or failures. Wanna bet the Mossad had a hand in obliterating that islamist scum who planned the latest underwear bomber?

Z said...

Rita, 'not even living with them?'...I posted a video a week or so ago showing they don't even live in THIS COUNTRY. Child credits is just the tip of the iceberg...
FOUR BILLION a year of our taxpayer money is fraud by illegals.

Elbro, on this level, yes. And I agree with it...

Imp, I think Israel dances to our strings more than we think..BUT I also think they're WAY better at all they do to keep their country safe. My friend who just returned said she felt VERY safe there...tons of security, etc.
And, of course, EL AL is unsurpassed...they 're actually allowed to put their country first and not suffer under PC.

Kid, I hope so, too

Impertinent said...

"Well, if oblabber wants to get rid of all of our Nukes, I would hope he sells them to Israel. Along with the subs..."


Yes,. yes....imagine the islamist creeps keeping their lamps on all night knowing that the Persian Gulf, the Med and the Red Sea is full of Jews in Nuclear equipped vessels?

I love it. The Israelis wouldn't allow them to strike a match without an ICBM response.

Law and Order Teacher said...

Z,
With this president honor, dignity, and loyalty are merely quaint, old world niceties. Principles? Who needs those. Every time I hear Obama talk about American principles I cringe. The fact that Israel is the only stable democracy in the Middle East is reason enough to support them. Israel has been a great friend to us and they deserve our support.

Loyalty requires standing by a friend even when it's inconvenient. People like Obama don't get that. His loyalty only runs in one direction and his treatment of Israel is disgraceful.

Louis H. said...

Now that Obama and the putrid left have turned America into a somewhat larger but less interesting version of Haiti, I'm glad Israel "has our back."

Kid said...

I love it. The Israelis wouldn't allow them to strike a match without an ICBM response.

That's what I'm thinkin baby. :)

Z said...

L&O...before you basically stopped blogging we were bemoaning Obama....who'd have thought that, since you've been gone, he'd get SO much worse?
By the way, it's so good to see you back. Let me know if you start posting again. I sure hope you do. Or if you'd ever like to do a piece for geeeeZ!

You're so right about Obama.....

I'm laughing tonight as I see how the networks are saying "Obama has EVOLVED on the gay marriage issue" when he'd been against it all these years.
If it's a Republican and they have a change of opinion, it's a flip flopper and you can't trust him.
If it's Obama, he's EVOLVED :-)

Louis..it's just so awful that we have to start counting on other countries now because we've tied the hands of our military so badly.

Z said...

Kid, Imp's phrase has a very nice ring to it, doesn't it!? It almost sounds comforting that, while we're screwing around with cutting military budgets and appeasing enemies, SOME PEOPLE have the righteousness and principles to do the right thing.

Rita said...

Here's what I don't understand. What was the reasoning behind his pre-evolved stance on gay marriage? He was fairly consistent ( at least as far as I know) that he believed marriage was a man and a woman. Given that he had no issue with allowing live abortion babies to die in utility closets, why did he take his previous stance on gay marriage?

I just don't believe his pre-evolved stance was only for political purposes. So what was behind it? Surely not morality.

I think this new "evolved" stance was forced on him. I just can't fill in the whole puzzle.

Kid said...

Z, I agree.

PS - Is it not CLEAR to everyone that issues such as Gay Marriage are the Pinnacle Issues of the White House?

Clearly, the Economy(We have Trillions of Barrels of Oil Right Here!), National Defense(Concessions with Russia are Verboten!), Constitutional Clarity, Cultural Integrity, Human Rights(muslims fail), The Greatest Standard of Living EVER!(HC Bill will put an end to that) are CLEARLY secondary to kissing the asses of groups who consider themselves Minorities and therefore persecuted.

Never mind I was born a poor black child, worked for every penny I ever had, received Nothing from Anyone, never asked for besides, and through Relentless Hard Work(the kind that provides true happiness with accomplishment) found a way to be FREE of the SHACKLES of Dependency from a Government Full of The Kind Of Vile Disgustingness as One Finds in John Edwards, or pretty much ANY Democrat POS.

Z said...

Rita, I don't think he was ever REALLY against gay marriage. I personally DO think it was the political climate. Most people know that most Americans aren't in favor of it...even Colorado voted against it recently.
I don't get how the abortion stance (and you're right, he voted FOUR times to allow babies of botched abortions to die, not to help those who lived through the attempt) reflects on his gay marriage...??

I think he's always been in favor of it and somebody at the White House either polled the amount of gays who wanted him to do this and decided they need the votes and it was worth his risk, OR he's doing this to egg Romney into showing his social values are traditional??

Did you hear Romney APOLOGIZED for something he did in HIGH SCHOOL today? IS HE KIDDING? NO OTHER PRESIDENT EVER DID ANYTHING WRONG? My GOD, are they stooping low to get SOMETHING on Romney.

Check this out:
http://news.yahoo.com/romney-apologizes-bullying-incident-school-190637183.html

He and friends bullied a guy in 1965 because they thought he was gay. How many million other kids did that? plenty.
He'd better STOP APOLOGIZING.



KID: I don't follow, I swear! 'WHAT?? sorry!! xx

Kid said...

Rita, I don't believe obama does ANYTHING that doesn't go through either the mulsim activist or re-election filter.

Killing osammi was "Polled" for months before obammy gave the 'Ok'.

Kid said...

Z, in short, my point is that Nothing that is Critical to White House operations will be an issue in the media in this election. Since obama has such a disgustingly poor track record on performance issues that are formally associated with White House responsibilities.

Therefore, the 'election' will be about anything and everything NOT associated with White House Performance Relative to Enhancing America's Metrics. Those being Economy, Energy, Employment, Standard of Living, "The Misery Index" as created during the jimmah carter years. Etc.

Rita said...

I was equating the " morality" of the two Z. His stance on abortion is and has been as far left as you can get but even with his new " evolved" stance he purposely avoids suggesting we change anything. He just states his opinion. I think his stance now is politically driven, but I don't believe his previous one was.

Z said...

Kid, just wanted to make sure your "PS" was pure sarcasm! You're exactly right, by the way.
Plus, they can hone in on social issues and force Romney to show his cards. The odd thing is that most people are on Romney's side on abortion, gay marriage, etc.
but the obama planners aren't stupid, far from it, so there must be something behind this.


Rita, ya, I get that, but
I don't think he ever REALLY wasn't against gay marriage....he was just trying to hide his far left viewpoints.

Elmers Brother said...

I heard Obama pushed a girl in high school....the media thinks we're stupid

Elmers Brother said...

Then again webcould give more money to.the Palestinians ....but we all know where that money will end up...another Swiss bank account with Arafat's name on it.

Kid said...

Yes Z, the PS as you read it is sarcasm.

Actually the pinnacle issue for the White House is the raping, theft and destruction of this country with Whitey getting the brunt of it.