OK Lasher, Ill play along here with ya. let me say a few things first. In a hypothetical utopian society in my mind, would disclude the widespread practice of religion in general. In terms of human violence, the intitution that often preaches tolerance and love and forgiveness all to often is a cause of far to much hate. If it were up to me, religion would largely be left to ones household. That box can never be closed so one must consider the things that have caused humanity to reach where we currently find ourselves.
What good are Iraq, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan?
They are independant countries that exert government over thier citizens whether they like it or not. Several of them are US trading partners. Also worthy of existence.
When we finally discover a better way of running our automobiles than on oil, that will be the time to alienate the Middle East oil producing nations and coddle Israel to our politicians' heart's content, but presently we are paying over 3 dollars a gallon for fuel, and most people can't afford those prices.
I dont disagree, Ill point out that my home state produces more oil than any other state in the nation, and I am paying $5 at the pump.
All to often people claim it is the zionist media running the country.
Id say that Arab fuel has much more influence.
If Israel is our "biggest" ally in the M.E., why aren't they fighting alongside our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan?
They are, just against a different group of the same enemy. Hezbollah, Hamas, Al Aqusa and any number of others.
We are doing their dirty work, just as we have been doing for a long time, and it's high time we let them stand on their own six feet.
They have done far more of our dirty work than we have of thiers
Why should the Jewish people have a "homeland?" There is no homeland for the Buddhists, or the Confucianists, or the Baha'is, or the Hindus, or the Protestants, or the Shintos, or the Taoists, or any other specific religion.
Id rather religion be inconsequential. Now are the Jews a religion or a race? You cant have it one way then the other when its convenient for the argument at hand.
If there is not a general safe haven for them to be able to visit whatever god or prophet they believe in, sure they should be provided sanctuary.
As far as Israel always winning wars and gaining territory, if the United States stopped supplying them with the tools of war and the money to finance their depredations in the M.E., Israel would shrivel up and wilt on the vine. They are a parasite nation, and when a parasite destroys its host-body (America), the parasite dies.
The US military also supplies the tools of war to Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, probably Iraq, Egypt, Kuwait, probably Lebanon. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia spends nearly double the amount on US arms than Israel does.
The "parasite" has done pretty darn well for themselves with our guns and thier guys. Id certainly consider it a more symbiotic relationship than most we have in that region and throughout the world.
This Jew-coddling is getting out of hand, what with all the constant "reparations" being demanded of the rest of the world. Other people take their war losses and go ahead with their lives, but these Zionists will never stop draining the resources out of any people they can blame something on,
Jew coddling, that is amusing. I dont support continued reparations if there are any. As for the Zionists laying blame all around, I am wondering if only I see the hypocracy in that statement when you have in numerous threads on this very board blaming the zionist for lying, cheating, stealing, running the world, killings, more or less the ills of the world.
This is the most telling statement of your entire post. I think you are right. It would be nice in a world where people are recognized for the merit of thier actions and words first and thier ethnicity or religion not having much to do with it, but you cant seem to get away from it.