International issues: The United States should disarm Israel

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  • Screwdriver Casa Grande, AZ
    Dec. 4, 2012 12:23 p.m.

    Prodo, that's exactly what people said about the native american "probelem" in the past couple centuries and that didn't work out so well for them. They received gifts like blankets with small pox.

    Israel was created by kicking people off their land. Consequences have followed. That's all there is to it. Israel is vastly outnumbered and doesn't have credible history.

  • airnaut Everett, 00
    Dec. 4, 2012 8:59 a.m.

    Howard Beal
    Provo, UT
    Contrails or not, Israel has nukes and this complicates things...

    6:40 p.m. Dec. 3, 2012


    It wasn't that the Isrealis have nukes that makes me laugh out loud,

    It's the smuggling of weapons grade bomb materials in pouches!

    Only in fiction.
    Only in movies.

    I was in the USAF, Strategic Air Coommand (the REAL nuclear branch)

    Let's not get out undies twisted on fictious non-sense.

    Millions of innocent lives lost over silly rumors and wild speculations and conspiracies?

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 6:40 p.m.

    Contrails or not, Israel has nukes and this complicates things...

  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 5:08 p.m.

    Palestine may have peace and security any day it chooses to do so.

    All it has to do is stop shooting. If Palestinians don't shoot, Israelis won't shoot back.


    Though it really is simple. But it won't happen any time soon.

    Not until Palestinians "love their children more than they hate Jews."

  • NedGrimley Brigham City, UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 3:41 p.m.

    Con trails and Flouridation. Two of my favorite conspiracies.

  • airnaut Everett, 00
    Dec. 3, 2012 10:23 a.m.

    But let me remind everyone that Israel already has a boatload of atom bombs, and we Americans gave them the first shipment of material to make them with — smuggled right out of this country in nine lead-lined diplomatic pouches back in 1955.

    Also, I'm about 100 percent sure that this story has it's origins in the propaganda arm of Mossad, Israel's CIA.

    Michael R. Kelsey



    Talk about Tin-Foiled hat time!...

    ranks right up there with,
    Con-trails, FEMA camps, Flouridated drinking water, and staged Moon Landings.

  • Screwdriver Casa Grande, AZ
    Dec. 3, 2012 7:50 a.m.

    If Iran plopped a Muslim nation down in say Alabama and then insisted that that country was legitimate but the rest of the US was not a real "state" we might be a little clearer how silly this whole thing is.

    Israeli's should move to Florida and Arizona. It's just dirt - none of it is worth killing anyone for.

  • Another Perspective Bountiful, UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 12:30 a.m.

    Re Wonder

    Israel has built no settlements on Palestian land. This land is in dispute that is true. But Israel did win this land in wars they didn't start. In spite of this Israel has said they are willing to negociate a settlement that would give some land back. The parties need to negotiate a settlement. I wish they would. Until they do, this is their land.

  • wrz Ogden, UT
    Dec. 2, 2012 11:58 p.m.

    "Every missile and bomb used by the Israelis to kill Gazans had USA stamped all over it."

    Every missile and bomb used by the Gazans to kill Israelis has a Iran and Egypt stamp all over it.

    "However, because colonial repression and confiscation of land is the order of the day..."

    I suppose you are calling Israelis 'colonial.' The truth is, Jews as well as several other ethnicities have occupied that land jointly and at different times for centuries.

    "...Israel has forced the Palestinians into the only political option available to them, terrorism, however wrong that may be."

    They could try living in peace and harmony with each other.

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    Dec. 2, 2012 8:42 p.m.

    I am not going to go into the blame game but to me this is the US reality.

    So after Israel is disarmed, we'll have to use our soldiers, our weapons and our fortune to defend them. That's unless we want to let the Arab world wipe them off the planet. Best case scenario, they defend themselves without needing more than weapons and financial support, do this and we'll be in another middle east war with troops. I say let them keep their arms...

  • Wonder Provo, UT
    Dec. 2, 2012 7:19 p.m.

    I think there is plenty of blame to go around here. Israel has done its fair share of antagonizing the Palestinians, including continuing to build settlements in Palestinian areas. While Israel is an ally, our interests do not align with theirs 100% and that's why I've always said that they shouldn't dictate our policy in the Middle East. We support them, but should use our best efforts to get them to be better neighbors than they have been in the past.

  • Owl Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 2, 2012 11:58 a.m.

    Unilateral disarmament is naive. However, because colonial repression and confiscation of land is the order of the day, Israel has forced the Palestinians into the only political option available to them, terrorism, however wrong that may be. It is a cleaver policy to leave Palestinians no alternative but terrorism and then label them as murderers and barbarians. Passive civil disobedience has been tried by the Palestinians and was met with brutal suppression by the IDF. When Israeli terrorists bombed the King David Hotel in Jerusalem in 1948 killing nearly 100 people they were called freedom fighters.

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    Dec. 2, 2012 9:44 a.m.

    It isn't "living in peace" to bulldoze your neighbors homes in order to take them for yourself.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Dec. 2, 2012 9:02 a.m.

    Wow! Tin foil hat time. Let me get this straight- Hamas terrorists are using Iranian rockets to keep the peace? Really? After that statement, anything else you wrote was completely discounted.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Dec. 2, 2012 8:12 a.m.

    The writer of this article seems to forget that Hamas are terrorists, and Israel isn't.

  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    Dec. 2, 2012 7:27 a.m.

    Disarming Israel is the fastest way to (1) have it wiped off the face of the earth and (2) having all of its citizens (men, women and children)illed or subjugated. From its inception, Israel would have lived in peace with its neighbors, but they would not. Israel has to be allowed to defend themselves.