Since I'm writing about non-interventionism this week, it's appropriate to address Beck's first part of his show regarding the current pressure against Israel from her enemies. Beck believes that Israel is being set-up for destruction, and that America is considered Israel's partner, and both considered Satans by radical Islamists. A Soros group is warning that Israel should submit to the Palestinian state solution or face war. I have no problem with Beck's analysis, because radical Islamist groups and Mid-East leaders have made no secret of their hatred of Israel, and even in America there's a building opposition to Israel among leftists. The question is what should an American response look like?
We should have nothing to do with it. We should be neutral unless we are attacked or viably threatened with attack. It's too late, though, for our non-involvement and neutrality, because we're up to our national neck in Mid-East battles. But in a non-interventionist America, we'd allow Israel to defend herself, and Israel can defend herself. If the rhetoric became heated and suggestions were made that America should be attacked, after gathering credible information, we would make it clear that if we are attacked we'll respond with full force, we'll destroy, then we will leave -- otherwise, we will produce, trade, live our lives in peace, and leave others to live as they choose.