The real reason the US supports Israel
We often hear that the United States is sympathetic to Israel and it’s usually assumed that it has to do with the influential Jewish lobby or because of guilt over the Holocaust or some other reason that lays the blame squarely on the shoulders of Jewish people and it’s often used, both by the right and the left, to attack Jewish people or to call any critics of Israel antisemitic which further inflames the ire of those who oppose the existence of the state. But it has nothing to do with any of that! The instability in Southwest Asia (also referred to by the Eurocentric term “Middle East”) is by design.
The majority of arms manufacturers in the world are based in the US and the US has a military budget as large (or possibly larger now) than the rest of the top ten countries in the world when ranked by military spending, combined. Without endless conflict, those companies fold and the gravy train for its shareholders ends. Military aid in the US budget is also money laundered from the Treasury and into the pockets of the military-industrial complex’s shareholders because the aid can only really be used to buy arms from American companies. Instead of making this clear, the US is happy to use Israel and the Jewish people as scapegoats when, in reality, Israel is just another client state created for the purpose of serving imperialist interests. One lie employed by the right as much as by the left is that US military aid to Israel – which in reality ends up in American pockets – is the reason Americans don’t have the universal healthcare Israelis do, implying that it’s the fault of “the Jews” that Americans are suffering and willfully ignoring the real bad actors.
What’s convenient (and racist) about destabilising the region for profit is that the people dying are mostly brown and/or Jewish and therefore hold less value to the white supremacists who control the US. And I don’t just mean the Prideful Manchildren or the rest of the alt-right. I mean anyone who believes in the dogma that the US is a legitimate state rather than a white supremacist institution built on stolen land.
Seen through this lens, Islamophobia, which actually is about othering brown people regardless of their faith, is a cover for the greed of US defence contractors. It should, therefore, come as no surprise that (former…