Sunday, 24 October 2004
Israel is a bad friend
I've been trying to put into words how I feel about the situation with the "War on Terror".
Time and time again, middle eastern Arabs and Muslims say that the US's unconditional support of Israel is the number one reason why they don't like us.
I'm not going to assign blame for their conflict (arab/israeli), both sides have done some pretty awful things. What I will do is compare Israel to an old college buddy who gets into a barfight every time you go out with him.
It may or may not be his fault, but how many times do you have to get a busted lip or sore knuckles before you realize that this isn't someone that you want to go out with?
I say "no more". We should end all financial and military aid to Israel. We should maintain neutral diplomatic relations with them, but they shouldn't get the special protection that we provide them.
Want to make America safer? Let our friend learn to get along with his neighbors on his own.
Posted by vamp/assamite0 at 2:11 AM EDT
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Tuesday, 26 October 2004 - 5:38 PM EDTName: Solofara
Unfortunately, you only have half the story correct.
Wednesday, 27 October 2004 - 3:49 AM EDTName:
Not the point I'm making.
Thursday, 28 October 2004 - 11:29 AM EDTName: Solofara
So - you just want peace at ANY cost huh?
Monday, 6 December 2004 - 11:49 AM ESTName: Slashdot Person
Hah, forget all that you should be pissed off that Isreal sold American weapons to China behind our backs..