Peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. At what cost?
Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced on August 13, 2020 they were establishing full diplomatic relations in a deal brokered by the U.S.
For Israel, the deal brings peace with an Islamic nation, but with a cost: under the deal, Israel is required not to repossess traditional Jewish lands occupied by Islamic Palestinian invaders.
For the U.S., the deal brings military commercial advantages. The deal specifically includes the sale of F-35 aircraft, and also Boeing EA-18G Growlers, a specialized version of the F/A-18 Super Hornet, dedicated to electronic warfare and thwarting air defense networks. All of this military equipment will be sold to the UAE.
In this respect, the deal is a big headache for Israel.
Israeli Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan said,
“I examined the issue in depth with those involved — Israel did not give its consent to such a deal, not even tacit consent.”
The Israeli concern is that the UAE will receive enough advanced aircraft to undermine Israel’s Qualitative Military Edge. Of great concern to Israel is the U.S military sale to the UAE of the F-35, the most advanced fighter plane in the world.
The Israeli Prime Minister’s Office said on August that Netanyahu “has opposed the sale of F-35 jets and other advanced weapons of any sort in the Middle East, including Arab states that make peace with the State of Israel.”
Yet, Israel cannot protest loudly, because it could lose its privileges with the U.S.
The sale to the UAE of U.S. advanced military technology and aircraft endangers Israel. The U.S. does not think in Israel. It thinks only in arms sales. An example is Turkey, which has been formidably armed by the U.S. during decades. If Turkey is today a threat, who put Turkey as NATO member? Who put in Turkey U.S. nuclear missiles against Russia? Who sold to Turkey advanced military technology and aircraft? Who made Turkey militarily great, including against Israel?
In the future when Turkey, UAE, Saudi Arabia and other Muslim nations gather together to destroy Israel, they will use U.S. military technology and weapons.
According to the Foreign Policy magazine, the military industrial complex “is a huge driver of U.S. jobs and economic growth. In 2017 alone, it generated $865 billion, supporting 2.4 million high-paying American jobs. The industry produced a positive trade balance of $86 billion in 2017, the largest of any U.S. industry.”
So the most profitable industry today in the U.S. is the military industrial complex, and its financial power successfully influences politicians and their politics, including the foreign policy and military adventures and interventionism.
The U.S. should take into consideration that God has a special plan for Israel. To arm Muslim enemies, who sooner or later will attack Israel, is not a good ideal.
To push Israel into a peace deal where Israel is required not to repossess traditional Jewish lands occupied by Islamic Palestinian invaders is not a good idea.
In fact, to push Israel into a deal that includes the sale of advanced military technology to a Muslim nation is a terrible idea.
If there actually will be a future Armageddon against Israel, it will be an Armageddon of U.S. weapons in Muslim hands.
With information from the Associated Press and Israel National News.
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