Saturday, July 22, 2006

My opinion of Israel and the current conflict

This may come as a surprise to some of you.

Those of you who read this blog know that I am a military veteran and I am a strong proponent of The United States military. I understand that war is often necessary and it is an ugly business.

Israel is currently attacking Hezbollah. Hezbollah is located in southern Lebanon. I think Israel has a right to defend itself against Hezbollah. I think Israel should respond against Hezbollah with precision military strikes.

Hezbollah is a terrorist organization and I think Israel should destroy it.

Precision military strikes regrettably would kill a certain number of civilians. This is a result of war. Civilian casualties will occur in any conflict; however, they should be minimized.

Based on the news coverage I have seen I do not feel that Israel is using precision military strikes and I do not feel they are minimizing civilian casualties as much as they should.

Israel only exists due to constant financial support from the United States. We give a few billion dollars to Israel to prop up their government every year.

The United States is currently racking up an astronomic Federal Debt that is the legacy we will pass on to our children and grand children. One of the first places we need to cut Federal spending is on foreign aid.

I think that all foreign aid should stop at once. It should not be the business of The Federal government to prop up foreign governments. That is absurd.

If individual citizens want to aid certain countries that is fine; my tax dollars should not be used in this manner.

I am in favor for cutting all foreign aid; including that to Israel.

I am 100% in favor is Israel defending itself.

Mike Sylvester

3 comments:

Robert Enders said...

The US is selling precision-guided bunker busters to Isreal. I do not know is they are being sold at a profit or at cost. But this should at least help prevent some civilian casualties.

Bobett said...

THE REAL DEAL IS WE ARE AT WAR!

WHAT AMERICA DOES BEST IS SUPPLY weapons. And now other nations are capitalizing on that principle.


What if we were the world's supplier of radishes. I betcha we could find a way for everyone to eat and be happy and be rich.

U.S.A.,now in the bussiness of
exporting radishes. I'm sure If all nations eat radishes, we would
solve all our problems and be the wealthiest nation on earth.

Fortunately, we supply good will
at a cost with weapons.

God Bless Israel...Shame on Hezbala. They have been killing innocent jewish people for years. ... The Hezbala attacked and killed eight jewish soldiers . ... on and on...

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