Viewpoint - November 28, 2013
Yes, friends, Israel's role is to do the United States' bidding. For that, we turn a blind eye toward Israel's abuses in the region and they are granted carte blanche over international law. The downside for Israel is what happens to them when the US wants them to do something that they don't want to do? Like bombing Iran.
Israel doesn't want to do it, but the US wants them to. So Israel runs the risk of displeasing it's American benefactor or throwing rocks at a region-wide hornet nest. Either way, Israel is kinda screwed. ***Chomsky's Latest Gasser: Israel is US military base
Renowned American sociopolitical analyst Noam Chomsky says Israel functions as Washington's main weapons storage base in the Middle East.
"Israel is essentially a US military base, the US positions weapons there, that's a very close military and intelligence tie," the Jewish academic told Press TV on Wednesday while explaining the complexity of relations between Washington and Tel Aviv.
Commenting on the weapons that Israel received from the US before launching its 2007-2008 offensive in the Gaza Strip, Chomsky said that the exchange of weapons between the two sides was not surprising.
"[Israel] is receiving weapons constantly. In fact, weapons were sent during the invasion of Gaza. They tried to send them, they were supposed to send them from Greece, and Greece refused to ship them," he said.
"When pentagon was asked about this, they responded (I think correctly) that the weapons were not being sent for the Gaza invasion which was underway with the US weapons of course; rather, the US was positioning weapons in Israel," he added. Source article is here.
P.S. This is quite a gasser. It's right up there with "it doesn't matter who did 9/11." ***Original Article: Chomsky's Latest Gasser: Israel is US military base
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