America’s History of Abandoning Allies

[May 7, 2024]  The recent announcement from America’s White House that the United States will oppose Israel’s move to destroy its enemy, Hamas, is part of a long history of America’s history of abandoning its allies.  Of course, the impact of this foreign strategy has largely destroyed America’s reputation and emboldened enemies of America to attack soft targets worldwide without fear.

Less than two years ago, America abandoned Afghanistan with little notice.  And, while the President declared it a success, the ordinary citizen can see it for what it was: betrayal.  Not unlike South Vietnam, which was betrayed by America, other nations have since fallen to highly motivated tyrannies.

It is time to ask a legitimate question.  Where are our values?  Didn’t we had learned our lesson after the Vietnam War, where everyone promised never to let our allies down again?  While it was the abrupt and corrupt withdrawal of U.S. forces from Vietnam that caused its downfall, we must put the blame squarely on the American citizen and their leaders.  Never again.

But “never again” is here again.  For an inexplicable reason, the United States is supporting the terror group Hamas by injecting money, aid, diplomacy, and political support.  And moral support is coming from our college campuses where there is little to push back on the radicals calling for the destruction of Israel.

There is some good news.  Very few Americans (5%) say the way Hamas carried out its October 7th attack against Israel was acceptable.  But a larger number (22%) believe Hamas has legitimate reasons for fighting Israel.  These numbers are growing, and that represents a drumbeat of propaganda demonizing Israel.  These results are from a poll by Pew Research on 13-25 February this year.

Recently, retired FBI agent Delf A. “Jelly” Bryce wrote a piece as a guest writer on this blog about the growing anti-Semitism in the West, popularized on college campuses.  He gives us a dire warning.  We should take him seriously.  “Once America falls, the West will fall in a domino-like fashion, much to the delight of these Nazi Hitler youths [referring to campus anti-Israeli protestors].”  This is simple wisdom: you don’t feed your enemy and oppose your allies.

Prime Minister Netanyahu gave a speech at Yad Vashem at the start of Holocaust Remembrance Day events in Jerusalem two days ago.  This exert below is part of his speech in English, which Netanyahu does not typically use in this forum:

“Eighty years ago in the Holocaust the Jewish people were totally defenseless against those who sought our destruction.  No nation came to our aid.  Today, we again confront enemies bent on our destruction.  I say to the leaders of the world: No amount of pressure, no decision by any international forum will stop Israel from defending itself.” – from the Israel Hayom

Netanyahu’s speech was a clear signal to the West in general and to America specifically.

What will happen next is anyone’s guess.  However, it does appear that Israel is willing to stand alone if its allies abandon them like America has done before in its betrayal of allies.  Anyone who thinks this will end well for Israel, America, or the West is ignoring history and abandoning common sense.


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Author: Douglas R. Satterfield

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18 thoughts on “America’s History of Abandoning Allies

  1. North of Austin

    Don’t be surprised, this has been the norm for America since the Korean War.

  2. OJ to Hell

    This century we have a pattern of electing clueless presidents who rely on their cult of personality rather than their experience, intelligence, and proven ability. That was once the case, but no longer. The American public is getting dumber and dumber. I chalk that up to the 1960s hippie culture that has grown, and grown a lot.

  3. Max Foster

    “Eighty years ago in the Holocaust the Jewish people were totally defenseless against those who sought our destruction. No nation came to our aid. Today, we again confront enemies bent on our destruction. I say to the leaders of the world: No amount of pressure, no decision by any international forum will stop Israel from defending itself.” – from the Israel Hayom
    POWERFUL and a message directly to the US President and the American people.

    1. Ron C.

      True, but Biden is clueless, so that target was wasted and the American people are too stupid to know any better.

      1. USA Patriot II

        Hey, we might not like our own country, but don’t be writing bad things about America when Canada is in freefall after accepting all those “undocumented migrants.” HA HA HA HA. Canada used to be a great place, but now it is also a crime ridden country with Muslim criminals roaming the streets, much like France, the UK, and Germany. Canada wanted to be more “sophisticated” than America and duplicated the policies of western Europe. Now what do they have? Crime. Please don’t export them here.

        1. Frank Graham

          Well written, USA Patriot II.

      2. Rowen Tabernackle

        You missed the point, Ron. Americans are stupid, but Biden is. Big difference.

  4. lydia truman

    Thank you, Gen. Satterfield. Oh, just a quick note that I really love your “Letters to My Granddaughter” series. My husband loves them too. ❤❤❤❤❤ But he won’t admit it.

  5. DaveV

    Gen. Satterfield, please keep these kind of to-the-point articles in your blog. I appreciate your thoughts on foreign affairs because, ultimately, what we do overseas will come back to us in spades. If we do good, good comes to us. If we abandon or betray allies, betrayal will come back to us. Why is it that America has a history of abandoning its allies? Now that is a great question. Gen. Satterfield is not so much interested in the answer to the question but the reality of stopping such tomfoolery.

    1. Laughing Monkey

      DaveV, well said. Sometimes I just wonder if our foreign and domestic policies are determined by throwing darts at a decision matrix. There certainly is no real thought put into it and Joe Biden can never answer why he made certain decisions. His Administration is run by a bunch of ivy league college kids with Zero experience in the world.

      1. Bryan Z. Lee

        LM, too good to be true but, hey, who knows?

  6. pigpen larry

    Great article. This is the kind of hard-hitting analysis I like.

  7. Melo in Chicgo

    “President Joe Biden abandons Israel in favor of Hamas Terrorists.” That should be the headline. The real question is WHY? I have no idea why he would do something so inconceivably evil other than getting some pressure from the radical anti-American, pro-Marxist left. Makes zero sense to me. Otherwise, Biden is just an evil man with dementia. Someone, please get him an ice cream and a new diaper.

    1. Colleen Ramirez

      🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Come on now, Melo, tell us what you really think!

  8. Frontier Man

    Thanks to Gen. Satterfield for helping expose this horrible president who has failed at every single foreign policy decision ever made.


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