News ID: 8078
Publish Date: 24 April 2012 - 10:28
Former US Senator:
It should "tell Israel outright that both American money and American political and military support will end should it decide to drag America into another Middle East war as it did in Iraq," Abourezk wrote in an article published by the Council for the National Interest.

The former Democratic senator, now practicing law in Sioux Falls, S.D., wrote, "if Israel attacks, America will be blamed for it…because we furnish money and weapons and protection in the UN for Israel, such collaboration would be difficult for us to deny."

"We are talking here about saving American lives, and saving our economy, which will surely go deep into the tank when crude oil prices spike to unheard-of levels as a result of such an attack," Abourezk wrote in an article distributed on Internet site Information Clearing House.

"It is my view," he continued, "that (Israeli Prime Minister) Bibi (Benjamin) Netanyahu would drop the question of an Iranian threat once he has to consider the greater threat posed by the US cutting off the gift of billions of dollars each year."

Abourezk concluded, "It's a question of whether our elected leaders will protect Americans or Israel. Surely it's not too much to ask that they put their own country first."

Abourezk was the first Arab-American to serve in the Senate. First elected to the House of Representatives, his term in the Senate spanned the 1973-79 period. U.S. economy has been suffering from huge amount of cost paid on war in Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.

Tags: U.S. ، economy ، Israel ، war ، Iran ، cost
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