Originally Published March 28, 2003 by The Messenger
Posted April 9, 2003
By Lt. Col. Moshe Haraz, IDF
We in Israel have read about your "allies" the French, Belgians and Germans turning their backs on you. We see that your "partners" like China and Russia express disdain for your nation. We in Israel will never do so. We are a tiny nation. We have no oil or resources other than God, our hearts and our minds. But you have taken us under your great Eagle's Wing and nurtured and protected our country against the hordes of our enemies.
We have fought our own battles with our own blood, but you have never let us down and never turned your back to us. We will never forget you and your kindness. Never. If you need us, America, we have your back. We may be few, but we can fight. And if you call on us, fight we shall. Your nation is about to embark upon yet another battle for freedom and liberty. The people who hate liberty and hate achievement, hate us and hate you.
But their hatred can never overcome your greatness, America. You will conquer the evil Saddam and maybe, God willing, you will change the face of the Middle East and start the process of bringing democracy to the Arab world.
Many ask why our country supports this war when we are a likely target of Saddam's death throes. There are two reasons. One is that you are our ally and we return your loyalty as you have loyally supported us. I suppose many in Europe are too cynical to understand such concepts as honor and loyalty.
The second reason is more theoretical. We can not negotiate with the Arabs. Until a majority of Arab nations are democracies, we can never have real peace with them. If you are able to accomplish your mission, you will help bring peace to the region and the world.
I am a soldier of Israel. I was born in Israel and in Israel I shall die. If that means I shall die with a rifle in my hand defending Israel, so be it. And if called upon by my country to defend our American friends, I will gladly shed my blood for you as well. America. . . Israel stands ready!