Today the office of Hillary Clinton, the Secretary of State, announced that the United States would be issuing a donation of over $900 million to Gaza for rebuilding after being devastated by Israel in ongoing conflicts. On the other side of the fence, the United States gives Israel $3 billion per year in “aid.” Approximately 94% of this “aid” is directly in the form of weapons (guns, missiles, planes, helicopters, etc.) and other military assistance.
So, let us all get this straight. This is essentially a conversation that must go on in the Secretary of State’s head (note that this is not just Hillary Clinton, but the last few Secretaries of State, Presidents, and other officials):
Here you go, Israel. Here are a ton of weapons with which you can blow up your neighbors as you have been doing so consistently over the last few decades.
How atrocious! Palestinians are living in ruble after these Israeli bombardments! Oh the humanity! This can’t go on! Here, Gaza. Here is $900 million to rebuild.
That is, without much exaggeration, exactly what transpired in the U.S. involvement in the conflict.
How can this possibly happen? I am trying to say nothing of the conflict between Israel and its neighbors. That would require far more than this small blurb. I am, however, trying to point out the absurdities that come along with too big a government.
Here’s an idea, let them squabble and give the American tax payers a $4 billion tax break.