Comments on: U.S. aid, Israel and wishful thinking http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/04/12/u-s-aid-israel-and-wishful-thinking/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: humanwrites http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/04/12/u-s-aid-israel-and-wishful-thinking/#comment-31407 Mon, 16 Aug 2010 15:18:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6928#comment-31407 America’s Middle East initiatives will only become effective when we truly demand that there is but one three-pronged solution:

1. No illegal settlements.
2. No illegal settlements.
3. No illegal settlements!

As GW once said: ‘What is it about no negotiation that they don’t understand?”

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By: humanwrites http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/04/12/u-s-aid-israel-and-wishful-thinking/#comment-31381 Sat, 14 Aug 2010 05:28:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6928#comment-31381 For America’s Middle East policy to ever be effective it must focus all it’s effort with a three pronged policy for Israel security:
1. No illegal settlements.
2. No illegal settlements.
3. No illegal settlements!

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By: Gaius_Baltar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/04/12/u-s-aid-israel-and-wishful-thinking/#comment-30356 Wed, 19 May 2010 22:25:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6928#comment-30356 Israel will have peace when it admits that Palestinians are as much human beings as Jews.

Anyone wanting to know what really happened in 1948 should read Israeli historian Ilan Pappe’s book, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine. He explains that the Zionists used mass terror to expel the Palestinians from their ancestral homeland. Until this original sin is rectified by Israel, it has no right to complain about Palestinian terror.

In fact, Israel proved terror works. The Palestinians are just following the Zionist model.

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By: chinggutchuk http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/04/12/u-s-aid-israel-and-wishful-thinking/#comment-29872 Fri, 16 Apr 2010 01:30:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6928#comment-29872 The lack of a peace settlement keeps the money flowing! My concern is the effect of propaganda upon the US people and government. Middle East experts should be peace seekers – not perpetuators of BS.

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By: chinggutchuk http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/04/12/u-s-aid-israel-and-wishful-thinking/#comment-29871 Fri, 16 Apr 2010 01:21:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6928#comment-29871 How many JDF members does it take to monitor comment sections?

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By: HBC http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/04/12/u-s-aid-israel-and-wishful-thinking/#comment-29870 Thu, 15 Apr 2010 22:24:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6928#comment-29870 Israelis have the misfortune of their country being run by a bunch of shoddy little war criminals – a bit like the United States, so no wonder there’s a sense of camaraderie. Why the United States even bothers to prosecute Israeli spies nobody is quite sure, since it sends the wrong message to American criminals that what they do may eventually be punished.

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By: yr2009 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/04/12/u-s-aid-israel-and-wishful-thinking/#comment-29869 Thu, 15 Apr 2010 21:58:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6928#comment-29869 sidrock23,
In 1982 the Israeli air force destroyed over 100 Soviet made Syrian aircraft, and lost just 1 US made aircraft. Beat that.

Israel destroyed Saddam’s nuclear program. That was a pretty useful action, in hindsight.

Nasrallah admitted that had he known the outcome of the 2006 war, he would have not ordered the event that caused it. You see, for the Hizballah, the mere fact they weren’t completely annihilated by the IDF in 2006 is a great victory, but between us, it’s a somehow delusional way of looking at the facts.

BTW, Israel didn’t participate in the war(s) against Iraq simply because it wasn’t invited…

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By: sidrock23 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/04/12/u-s-aid-israel-and-wishful-thinking/#comment-29868 Thu, 15 Apr 2010 20:25:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6928#comment-29868 yr2009, you are trying to make israel bigger than what it is. israel had absolutely nothing to do with stopping soviet expansion. the afghans took care of that. the only weakness that was exposed was isrel’s in its war against hezbollah back in 2006. we saw how the “mighty” IDF was brought to its knees and was sent home like cowards.

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By: adello http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/04/12/u-s-aid-israel-and-wishful-thinking/#comment-29864 Thu, 15 Apr 2010 18:30:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6928#comment-29864 Lately during elections, I find amuzing watching US. politicians traveling to Israel, wearing Jewish clothes, and proclaiming that there is no one else in the world who loves Israel more than He or She does.Even Obama, did it prior to his election. Elections are coming in November and we will watch the same movie clips and proclamations again and again. This is the state that America is in.

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By: Antonius76 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/04/12/u-s-aid-israel-and-wishful-thinking/#comment-29863 Thu, 15 Apr 2010 18:06:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6928#comment-29863 This so-called “friend” and “strategic asset” is actually neither. How many friends do you know who’d take money from you year after year, yet completely ignore you when you ask them to do something? And how many Israeli troops helped us out in the Gulf Wars, Iraq, and Afghanistan? So please tell me just what we Americans get out of this “special relationship.”

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