Trump’s Selective Isolationism Would Endanger US Support For IsraelApril 3, 2016 at 4:48 pm | Posted in Dysfunctional Politics, Presidential election, Terrorism | 1 Comment
Tags: allies, foreign policy, isolationism, Israel, NATO, terrorism, Trump
As long as the US remains fully engaged with the rest of the world, actively promoting open stable societies and allies, it makes perfect sense for the US to aid Israel. Israel is an open society, socially and technologically advanced (apart from its short-sighted ‘lebens-raum’ policy of settlements, and is a steadfast ally.
But Trump wants to drastically reduce US involvement with the rest of the world – to save money!
Does Trump know what pennywise and pound foolish means?
If we pulled back fron NATO, does he think that we would still have international partners for embargoes, sanctions, and for cooperation in fighting terrorism?
Does he think that we would have diplomatic and military allies when we suddenly needed them?
Trump’s policy would unleash unintended, undesireable consequences.
Here is just one that he hasn’t thought of.
If the US became isolationist, as Trump favors, then US aid to Israel would become an anomaly. It would become an exception. It would stick out like a sore thumb. It would soon cease.
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