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  •  Well, they do bomb Syria whenever they want. (0+ / 0-)

    They're occupying Syria. So its pretty clear to me they've got Syria under control. If Syria was a threat, they'd never hesitate to deal with it.

    The Palestinian issue isn't of much concern to me. I really don't care what Israel does to the Palestinians. Nuke them and take all their land for all I care. What I do care about is America being involved with a regional power that has a lot of regional enemies in a hostile region of the world generally.

    I really don't want to be friends with any of them. They're all unsavory people. Just neutral towards the whole Middle East. Like Switerland. Just completely neutral.

    •  "They're all unsavory people." (4+ / 0-)

      That's a pretty harsh, broad brush characterization of millions of people.

      How about we quit supplying them with arms?  We're a silent partner of all those "unsavory people" and complicit in their hostile acts.

      •  I dont mean the general pop, (0+ / 0-)

        but the political establishments.

        •  If you mean the political establishments (2+ / 0-)
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          and not entire nations of people, then you would do yourself a favor with explicit language. I found shocking your comment yesterday that you don't care what happens to Syrians, and your comments today are equally shocking.

          The Palestinian issue isn't of much concern to me. I really don't care what Israel does to the Palestinians. Nuke them and take all their land for all I care.
          I really don't want to be friends with any of them. They're all unsavory people.
          Those comments are not about "political establishments".
          Those comments go beyond nationalism and self-absorption. They are so bad that I'm amazed the comments haven't been HR'd.

          “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children” ― Chief Seattle

          by SoCalSal on Tue Sep 03, 2013 at 09:00:11 AM PDT

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    •  That's patently false (0+ / 0-)

      Exactly what part of Syria do the Israelis occupy? Just because you have an extreme dislike of the country and its people apparently, doesn't mean you get to make stuff up out of thin air.

      And to preempt what you might respond with, the Golan Heights, have been officially incorporated into israel.

      Israel is the only country in the history of the world that gets attacked by its neighbors, wins wars and takes land, especially land that is tactically useful, and is expected to give it back to those same attackers.  I must have missed that day in history class when we learned about the land we won but gave back to the Mexicans after the Mexican American War. Or when we gave back all that we won from the Spanish in 1898.

      "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross."

      by dankester on Tue Sep 03, 2013 at 11:06:31 AM PDT

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