gumishu 11 | 5,692 6 Apr 2009 #31How is Israel an American puppet if you have little influence on their policies. Is it in the interest of America(ns) that Israel invades Liban and pushes vast swaths of the country back into stone age???? Arabs have an issue with the US for quite long (long before Desert storm) exactly for the US support of the Israel in many various ways. (in the early nineties the direct funding of the Isreal by the US was around 10 billion dollars yearly) America has nothing to gain by supporting Israel, it just antagonizes Arabs furthermore (if it is still possible). I guess you don't hope for American Empire (over Middle East anyone???) Americans have enough energy, bright minds and heart etc to remain well-off without an Empire.