Published: Thursday, April 10 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
I am baffled by the barrage of anti-Israel rhetoric and the number of people in
this country who are buying into the "Israel is the world's bad
guy" mentality. Radical Islamists attacked our county on 9/11.
They were not from Israel. It was not Israel's fault.In fact
most the atrocities in the world today are perpetrated by Israel's
enemies. Israel has neighbors who think the Nazi's didn't
go far enough and would like to finish the job. They want not only the country
of Israel gone, but all the people of Israel dead. It kills me to hear fellow
American's, and our government leaders, siding with radical hateful
countries/people.It is indefensible.FYI Israel trucks in
over 10,000 tons of humanitarian supplies to Palestine every month and allows
hundreds of thousands of Palestinian people into Israel to receive medical
treatment annually. In return, Palestine denies Israel's right to exist,
declares itself to be an enemy of Israel, and seeks the destruction of Israel.
So which country is living the Golden Rule? (Hint: It ain't
I don't think Israel is the bad guy, and I do think they are our biggest
ally in the Middle East, but Israel's national interest and ours don't
always mesh 100%. It's not really siding with their enemies to expect
certain behavior from Israel, especially since we give them over $3 billion
(with a "b") a year in aid. They shouldn't be dictating policy to
the United States.
We need to take the defense department gold card away from israel. Maybe it can
learn to get along with the neighbours on it's own.
Israel is not perfect; it just seems that way when you look at other countries.
The US has room for improvement as well.
If several groups of Americans were to consistently commit terrorist acts
against Mexico or Canada and be lauded by their countrymen rather than condemned
and imprisoned, then any claims for international recognition would have to be
ignored for the sake of justice. If a people or country desire international
sympathy and to have their plight recognized, it should be requisite for that
people to show their best efforts at protecting minorities, dissenters, and
religious rights for all. Terrorism should be condemned without hesitancy, not
justified due to the circumstances. In this regard, unfortunately, Palestine has
fallen far short. The "progressive" attempts at seeking justice for
Palestinians is misguided, short-sighted, and quite frankly, vain.
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