Of course global 'stability' is aligned with US interests. It prevents major disruptions in trade, keeps shit flowing. You have to admit this is the most peaceful time in human history in terms of numbers of death from inter-state warfare. Everything is all inter-linked these days, and I'm not saying the US is doing everything out of their good will, but it does create a sense of security and stability. Same reason why countries (which have strategic interests) give them a call when shit goes haywire.
uziq wrote:I know you cannot be this stupid. America doesn't care about 'stability' as a principle. it cares about maintaining the status quo (I.e. Pax Americana). no country goes through that much expense and dying because of the abstract notion of 'stability'. whatever the fuck stability even means in terms of world-historical processes or geopolitics, anyway (hint: nothing has ever been stable, and the people who tell you it is are those with the biggest vested interests in freezing the board game's pieces and cashing out where they are).
Cybargs wrote:Lebanon is unstable as fuck. Even their own army can't control the violence. They have restricted laws on what religious affiliation you have to be for president, prime minister and speaker of house.
Dilbert_X wrote:Israel isbarely democratic, less so than Lebanon or Turkey for example, routinely provokes its neighbours, and the cold war is over - not that they were any help in that.
How is it in the interests of America, or a New Jersey Mayor even, to blindly support Israel?
That professing allegiance with Israel is as de rigeur for politicians as kissing babies is a stain on the country.
Turkey is a NATO ally, why would there be any need to reassure people about their allegiance?
Why would the stability of Israel not be in US interest? Why would instability anywhere in the world not be in US interest?
I also suggest you do some real reading into the current Israeli government and the policies and attitudes of Netanyahu and co. the only hope of keeping Israel from sliding into a paranoid, militaristic, bellicose, conservative, ingrown state is the Arab coalition trying to make inroads in the Knesset (ironically). and they won't have much luck with that, either.
Bibi & Co has essentially gone the way of US republicans, pandering to the religious right. There's a good doco I'm sure you've seen it called the gatekeepers, pretty good insight on the shit that happens to israeli security.