28
Feb
12

WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE…

I had this friend once. He used to borrow all kinds of things from me (money, DVDs, video games, etc.) and never once returned or paid back any of it. He used to go around picking fights and telling people I had his back even though I wasn’t there and didn’t know anything about it. And whenever he didn’t follow my advice and got into a heap of trouble I was still the first person he called for help. Like constantly. Whenever I asked him for help or even to just listen to what I had to say he ignored me. Hell, sometimes he made fun of me and tried to embarrass me in front of my family or coworkers. On a few occasions he broke into my house and stole shit.

And you know what? I’m not his friend anymore. Because that’s not a healthy relationship. It is, in fact, abusive and one-sided and eventually I had to sacrifice the friendship for the sake of my own welfare. Where am I going with this? Guess.

“Israeli officials say they won’t warn the U.S. if they decide to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, according to one U.S. intelligence official familiar with the discussions. The pronouncement, delivered in a series of private, top-level conversations, sets a tense tone ahead of meetings in the coming days at the White House and Capitol Hill.

Israeli officials said that if they eventually decide a strike is necessary, they would keep the Americans in the dark to decrease the likelihood that the U.S. would be held responsible for failing to stop Israel’s potential attack. The U.S. has been working with the Israelis for months to convince them that an attack would be only a temporary setback to Iran’s nuclear program.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak delivered the message to a series of high-level U.S. visitors to the country, including the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the White House national security adviser, the director of national intelligence and top U.S. lawmakers, all trying to close the trust gap between Israel and the U.S. over how to deal with Iran’s nuclear ambitions.” – TIME

Firstly, nobody is going to buy it. Fuck, man, I wouldn’t. Israel can’t find the toilet without our help so nobody is going to buy that they pulled off a total action movie stunt like this all by themselves. Secondly, I’m not so sure it’s going to work. I have this image in my head of the day after an attempted Israeli attack and it’s not the flag-waving ticker tape parade they seem to think it’s going to be.

Even if by some miracle they manage to violate the airspace of a half-dozen other countries, fly around Iran like they own the place, actually manage to hit what they’re aiming for and then get the hell back home without getting blown out of the sky the world body is going to condemn Israel. Every salivating missile launching lunatic in the Middle East is going to be gunning for them. There will be economic sanctions. Half of Israel’s diplomats will be expelled from other countries. And so on and so forth.

And guess who their first panic-stricken plea for help is going to be directed at? Us. America. The morons sitting in the dunce caps who will turn right around and defend them anyway. So this whole pantomime about pretending we didn’t help them to begin with will be kind of a waste of time.

Look, you fucking assholes, stop lecturing us about the perils of yet another country obtaining the atomic bomb. We’ve been dealing with that reality for 60 years while you’ve been fucking around playing 007 and running people over with bulldozers. America was keeping the world safe from Armageddon long before you showed up and decided you knew better than everyone else. So please, just go back to your discos and your shitty television shows. Go back to making your crappy knockoffs of American electronics and clothing. Go back to your backyard perch and just keep right on looking down at everyone else.

Do whatever. I don’t care. But leave the real serious work to the big people.

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