On 12 September 2006, Syrian security forces repelled an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Damascus. When White House spokesman Tony Snow thanked them, the Syrian Embassy in Washington, D.C. replied that U.S. actions in Iraq, Lebanon and the Palestinian Territories have been fueling a rise in violent Islamic jihadism. The problems actually date back to 1953, when the Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) toppled the elected government in Iran and put the Shah into power to prevent the nationalization of oil production. And lets face it, the war in Iraq was started just so Vice President Cheneys friends at Halliburton could make money off the oil.
The United States needs to follow the course of the Founding Fathers: Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations—entangling Alliances with none.
The need for the State of Israel was made obvious during the Shoah, when Hitler and his goons exterminated an estimated 5,000,000 Jews and millions of other persons. (See my website, THE-HOLOCAUST.INFO for some historical records.) These victims had no place where they could flee, because of U.S. immigration laws that prevented their escape. The United States must welcome refugees fleeing persecution. If the State of Israel is less secure without U.S. military protection, the Israeli people should be free to migrate to the United States. The State of Israel provides a place where Jews can go to flee persecution. Now what about the other categories of Shoah victims?
The boundaries of the United States of America are the boundaries of the United States of America, and for the most part, are clearly defined. However, both Canada and the United States of America claim Machias Seal Island. The U.S.A. needs to initiate a claim before the Permanent Court of Arbitration over that island, to show the Chinese that this is how these things are settled by civilized countries. If U.S.A. politicians fear losing such a case, now they know how the Chinese feel about the Spratly Islands.
Thomas Jefferson supported a strong navy to protect U.S. shipping interests in international waters. The U.S. Navy must be ready to take on threats to peaceful sea traffic in international waters today.