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  •  The military windbag in this video (3+ / 0-)

    should not be taken seriously. All politicians and generals claim victory before the first shot is fired. Arab power elite are no different from the same kind of folks in America.

    Israel is by far the strongest military power in the Mideast. It is the only country with nukes and with the delivery systems. A single plane or sub with nukes can now kill more human beings than an entire infantry division without modern weapons of war.

    All Arab countries surrounding Israel and including Iran favor a nuclear free Mideast. Israel does not because without nukes they could not survive without serious changes in their policies with their neighbors (and the Palestinians).

    Israel has no real incentive for peace. Each year with the full support of the American media and congress they are able to grab ever more pieces of Palestinian lands. The Israeli PM can come to our country and be cheered in congress in a way that no American president can even approach.

    All Arab countries (if you count the people) have little trust in Israel or the USA. Looking ahead into the future, the new alignments with free people taking over countries from the despotic rulers, will not be great for our current foreign policy.

    War is costly. Peace is priceless!

    by frostbite on Thu Aug 11, 2011 at 03:41:59 PM PDT

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    •  but, but! (0+ / 0-)

      he must be taken seriously!  How else can we conclude that Israel has no choice but to blockade Gaza and bomb its neighbors at irregular intervals?

      Politics is the art of changing what's possible.

      by happymisanthropy on Thu Aug 11, 2011 at 05:02:28 PM PDT

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    •  No incentive for peace? (3+ / 1-)
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      Nor do the almost 400 million Arabs and others that surround it, for that matter, led by the likes of Syria, Libya and Iran.

      This is so little about the Palestinians.  Perhaps it's time to understand that even a small number of martyrs in the 400 million far outnumber ALL Israelis.  

      The neighbors have shown they care not at all for Palestinians, but desire and are determined to eradicate the Jews.

      This does not mean each person wants this, but neither does it mean the number that do is not substantial.    

      Hope you understand what I said, but if not, it may not be my inarticulation, but your predisposition.

      by citizen53 on Thu Aug 11, 2011 at 05:12:37 PM PDT

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      •  HR for obvious reasons. (0+ / 0-)

        This comment is not only racist (accusing 400 million arabs of not wanting peace but only wanting to "eradicate the Jews"), it is also incitement.  

        This comment is pure anti-intellectual junk covering for racism.  Since, if it was true then the oldest Jewish community, in Iran, would be destroyed.  As well as neither Iran and Libya being "neighbors" of Israel.  

        Your last line still won't cover what you initially said in your opening remark.  A preemptive explanation for what you call "commentary" just confirms that you intended to offend with such a racist and low comment.

        •  No it does not. (0+ / 0-)

          If that is how you read it, that is YOUR problem.

          I said:

          even a small number of martyrs in the 400 million far outnumber ALL Israelis.  

          This does not mean each person wants this, but neither does it mean the number that do is not substantial.

          That specifically does NOT refer to ALL, despite your delusion.  

          Hope you understand what I said, but if not, it may not be my inarticulation, but your predisposition.

          by citizen53 on Fri Aug 12, 2011 at 01:25:52 PM PDT

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