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  •  There is only one country in the Mideast (4+ / 0-)
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    with nukes. The hawks in Israel have plenty of politicians in Washington who are willing to carry their water buckets. The folks at AIPAC are not going to take peace in the Mideast lying down. They supply much of the spin that comes from the Mideast through a very biased interpretation service. Nothing should be taken at face value.

    The propaganda can be very effective, as can be seen by the irrational comments coming from Graham and also from McCain.

    For about 20 years we have been told the Israeli propaganda that Iran was within months of having nukes, and that the USA needs to attack Iran in order to save Israel and indeed the whole USA from being attacked by nukes from Iran.

    Many here will remember the mushroom cloud images that Condie Rice  dreamed up to support the war on Iraq.

    War is costly. Peace is priceless!

    by frostbite on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 10:22:39 AM PDT

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    •  Ah yes AIPAC is behind every thing. Nonsense. (1+ / 0-)
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      There are lots of war mangers and dunderheads in the US Senate and House who need no prompting from AIPAC about anything.  There is no consensus in either AIPAC or Israel itself about the proper response to Assad.

      •  It is nonsense for anyone to say (1+ / 0-)
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        that AIPAC in behind everything. I was only referring to their advocacy for the US Mideast wars. Most people do not like wars and I'm sure that is the same in Israel. I assume that those in Israel who support BtSelem are solidly against war. Wars require a massive propaganda efforts by the few who profit from wars.

        There is never a single issue for war. Each of the various groups who push wars have their own reasons for war.

        Everyone on this site must assume that the MIC does profit from wars. The corporate media profits from war. Many think that control of the oil market is a factor. The Christian right supports Israel because of their belief in their reading of the End times in the bible. Politician who wrap themselves around the flag profit from the images. Depending on the demonized enemy racism and bigotry are factors.

        The above is not a complete list. You can add your own selection. Is there a consensus at AIPAC for war on Syria? I guess that depends on what consensus means.

        War is costly. Peace is priceless!

        by frostbite on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 07:55:29 PM PDT

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