I have been following the currently ongoing Palestine war with great interest, and can’t help but notice some rather pertinent real-world parallels, the kind you will not find anywhere in the mainstream. As of now, the Israeli army is preparing to enter the Gaza strip, and has been for well over a week. Meanwhile, Hezbollah is ready to strike from the north. There other neighboring countries are not exactly great admirers of Israel, and for absolutely no reason at all. Ready to pour more gasoline into the fire, Uncle Sam sent part of its navy to the Middle East.
If you take a step back, all the problems with Israel have one blatantly obvious real-world parallel. Perhaps you have met people in high school who had quite a big mouth, but could not really back it up. However, they had a strong personal connection to someone nobody wanted to mess with. A typical example is the dipshit little cousin of some alpha-jock bully. I do not think that those bullies encourage their hangers-on to act above their station, but those people do so anyway as they lack long-term thinking. Eventually, the jock will graduate, and their little cousin will be in for a pretty bad time for the rest of his time at school.
The alpha-jock in this example are the United States. However, they have been getting pummeled over and over, so there is a bit of a problem with projecting power. Granted, the US military is still strong on paper, but it has not really been able to live up to its reputation in years. Afghanistan was an utter debacle, and the disaster in the Ukraine was yet another slap across the face, in particular since Judeo-US propaganda has been trying to paint Russia as some third-world backwater. The entire world has been witnessing that the United States are no longer able to act as its military leader, and there consequently is a sense of panic among the elites.
Israel as a country has as pretty bizarre history. The only reason this country has been able to exist for the last 70 to 80 years is that the collective West, i.e. the United States and its vassals, have been pumping untold sums of money into this country and handed over a lot of technology and weapons. I am not sure if support for Israel is as particularly popular case in Europe, but considering that the United States have many dozens of military bases there, it does not take much to figure out that there has been some strong-arming going on behind the scenes.
Unfortunately, for Israel, Uncle Sam is about to graduate high-school, to follow the aforementioned metaphor. The Israeli leaders, however, seem to not quite be aware of it, just as they do not seem to grasp that people are getting pretty sick of their country. Support for Israel only exists among boomers in meaningful numbers, and the younger the generation, the more based and red-pilled it is. All this talk about “America’s greatest ally” does not carry an awful lot of water for anyone born after 1980s.
I am not quite sure what big plan Israeli politicians have. My take is that the Israelis are afraid to enter the Gaza strip. With a bit of bad luck, they will end up having to fight a war on five fronts, and I am not quite sure how their army will cope with that. Israel is a very small country, but they have been behaving as if they are untouchable. Their self-imagine is in dire need of revision, though. Also, if they do not enter the Gaza strip, they will come across as weak and indecisive, considering their deranged bellicose rhetoric, referring to Palestinians as “animals”.
Acting like a rabid dog may be a fine strategy if you can yank the world’s leading military around at will but not if said military force consists of 3/4 obese men who are unable to put up much of a resistance, and is no longer the global leader in military technology. There is a good chance that the Arab world will eventually have enough of Israel and just wipe that country off the face of the earth. Doing so would be a complete and utter tragedy for the world, considering the endless list of Jewish contributions to modernity, but it is what it is. We survived the Late Bronze Age collapse, and we will surely also survive the disappearance of Israel, as difficult as it may be to imagine.