seriously like what does israel even do for us
like we call them ‘our biggest ally’ (and I’m pretty sure that freaking Britain must have some issues with that you know?? Especially considering we’ve been pretty much best buds since the end of the War of 1812) but being an ally is a two-way street
like what do they give us that we could not do for ourselves if we stopped giving them that $3.1 billion and fueled it back into the US
All the medical and tech stuff? We could do it here. Create more jobs and fuel more money back into the economy
like we supposedly use Israel as a diplomatic foothold because they’re the only ‘democracy’ in the Middle East but they’re not even a democracy (they’re a theocratic republic) and we gain absolutely nothing from being allies with Israel because it makes everybody else in the region hate us
Our diplomatic ties with pretty much every other Middle Eastern country would improve by like ten miles if we disavowed Israel
seriously what the hell do we gain from being allies with Israel and dumping billions of dollars down the drain for them???
*people trying to tell me Israel is a secular democracy*
You know, I’ve always been incredibly astounded by the fact that in almost none of the cases surrounding the gay marriage debate did anyone bring up the fact that the same-sex marriage bans had basically the same wording and language as the interracial marriage bans
like did no one think that it was important
did no one think it was interesting that the laws regarding same-sex marriage were worded basically the same as laws that were declared unconstitutional 30 something years ago
You can’t just start the clock on 9/11 and forget 50 years of unjust oppressive Western foreign policies in the Middle East.
Thank God someone finally said this. I’m so sick of stating that Western intervention and invasion of other countries fuels terrorism only for people to respond 'They did 9/11 first!'
In 1953 the UK & the US staged a coup of the democratically elected leader of Iran and installed a dictator who was more to their liking. Today the US continues to support brutal dictators (such as in Saudi Arabia) where it suits them to do so. Palestine has been occupied for decades. The list of Western imperial foreign policies over the past decades could go on and on.
9/11 was not only only a result religious extremism and it certainly was not because 'they hate our freedoms.' Terrorism is often primarily politically motivated and anyone who is serious about preventing it had better take some fucking notice of this fact.
Proposing The Terrorists have reasons is to propose that they are not soulless demons to be unequivocally wiped out, which is to propose they are rational actors, which implies the Global War on Terror is a calculated cover up, which is to speak treason!