Mission & Name
US Foreign Policy (Dr. El-Najjar's Articles)
Israel Benefits from Wars, as the World Loses
By Paul Balles
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, November 5, 2013
Is there any point in public debate in a society where hardly
anyone has been taught how to think, while millions have been taught what to
think? --Peter Hitchens
What started off as Arab Spring has
turned morbidly into Arab Fall. What began as a seasonal description became
directional and self-destructive.
Not only have movements that
looked promising failed to benefit anyone but Israel, they have drawn their
sponsors exorbitantly toward bankruptcy.
The Israelis and their
lobbyists in the United States laugh quietly when they hear someone complain
about the $3 billion in annual gifts America sends to Israel.
that funny? Because it only represents a tiny portion of what Israel
really costs America. Add the total costs of all the wars the US has fought
The Iraq war alone has cost America $815 billion and
it's still not over. It has benefitted no one but Israel--not America and
certainly not Iraq.
The number of Iraqis slaughtered in the US war
and occupation of Iraq: 1,455,590.
Nearly half a million people have
died from war-related causes in Iraq since the US-led invasion in 2003,
according to an academic study by a research team from the Universities of
Washington, Johns Hopkins, Simon Fraser and Mustansiriya (Oct.2013).
Anyone with a few hours of work as an investigative journalist and a
calculator would know that Israel has been the sole beneficiary of Iraq's
One must ask the same question about the
other imbroglios that America has been supporting in the Middle East: Who
Support for the uprising in Egypt: America echoed
protesters chanting “Down with Mubarak” in favour of democracy, until
democracy elected Mursi, the wrong man for Israel.
in Egypt, Israel is determined to be the beneficiary.
bombings of Libya were designed to get rid of Muammar Gaddafi so that Israel
wouldn't have to worry about what Libya’s madman would do with Libya's petro
The Pentagon spent $1.1 billion in 2011 to launch attacks
to destroy that country's air defences and established a no-fly zone.
America and NATO paid. Only Israel benefitted.
Syria - controlling
chemical weapons: More than $1 billion per month. No-fly zone another &1
billion a month Already cost 100,000 lives. Refugees cost $7.5 billion.
Shimon Peres acknowledged the benefit to Israel of the death and destruction
in Syria: "Today the Syrian President Basher al-Assad is punished for his
refusal to compromise with Israel and the Syrian people pay for it."
The Syrians, America and Saudi Arabia pay. Israel benefits.
Led by Israel, Iran is currently Israel's major objective of death-dealing
slaughter in the Middle East.
The efforts Israel makes to convince
the world that Iran has nuclear weapons or wants to develop them have been
non-stop. Israel's propaganda campaign is as constant and effective as
anything Herr Goebbels put together in Nazi Germany.
and the P5+1 nations are looking for a way to avoid the fates of the
countries suffering from Arab spring becoming Arab fall.
fair and reasonable solution can be negotiated Iran will suffer from
undeserved sanctions while Israel benefits.
Palestine continues to
be the major victim of Israel's perfidy, as it has been for the past 50
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001: ($13 trillion added to the US
national debt - Editor)
The war in Afghanistan: $667 billion
in Iraq: $815 billion
Trillions of dollars in monetary costs;
millions of lives lost and impoverished--monstrous unjustifiable expenses
dictated by Tel Aviv.
The world loses. Israel remains the only real