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Old 04-13-2010, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Get over it - Foreign aid will continue. More often than not, it is to our (the US) advantage.

If you don't like Israel - don't go there. But, you would be missing something wonderful,
US Aid to Israel Violates the US's Own Laws
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The US Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) and the US Arms Export Control Act (AECA) strictly forbid the government from giving military assistance to any country that violates internationally recognized human rights. [7] The State Department's 2001 human rights report states:
Reasons to Oppose US Aid to Israel (http://www.globalexchange.org/countries/mideast/palestine/topTenReasons.html - broken link)
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:15 PM
 
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Why would you strike down foreign aid to Israel alone? Why not stopping all foreign aid to all foreign nations?
I was replying to your comment about their neighbors. HELL YES stop foreign AID to their neighbors too. Not a single DIME to their neighbors or ANY OTHER nation. NONE.

Sorry. I should have been more specific. It is not just Israel. Stop it to EVERYONE and spend that money HERE for our country.
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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I was replying to your comment about their neighbors. HELL YES stop foreign AID to their neighbors too. Not a single DIME to their neighbors or ANY OTHER nation. NONE.

Sorry. I should have been more specific. It is not just Israel. Stop it to EVERYONE and spend that money HERE for our country.
Well, I can see a point on what you have said, although aid is not given to Israel just for the sake of it, but to further our own interests in the Middle East.
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Well, I can see a point on what you have said, although aid is not given to Israel just for the sake of it, but to further our own interests in the Middle East.
Exactly what are our interests in the Middle East and how are these interests "furthered" by giving our hard earned $$$ to Israel? BTW, what does Israel do with the money we give them?
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Exactly what are our interests in the Middle East and how are these interests "furthered" by giving our hard earned $$$ to Israel? BTW, what does Israel do with the money we give them?
Their military helps to stabilize the region.
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Old 04-13-2010, 10:21 PM
 
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Their military helps to stabilize the region.
Well, given the chaotic, bloody and expensive mess that is the middle east, Israel's assistance has not been a stabilizer.
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Old 04-13-2010, 10:26 PM
 
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People this is Jewish supremacism in plain view, the belief that Jews are somehow superior to others and "chosen". The fate of the Palestinians is naturally of no concern. The Christians don't realize they are nothing but pawns.
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Old 04-13-2010, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Jon Voight is sort of strange though I like his old movies. Being a Republican in LA means he is ostracized but he doesn't seem to care.
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Old 04-13-2010, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Well, I can see a point on what you have said, although aid is not given to Israel just for the sake of it, but to further our own interests in the Middle East.
It must be a "conservative" belief that our interests lie not inside the borders of the nation, but 6000 miles away, that it is a must do to send tax dollars and the money we don't have, but anything inside the borders... you guessed it... whine and cry a river.
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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It must be a "conservative" belief that our interests lie not inside the borders of the nation, but 6000 miles away, that it is a must do to send tax dollars and the money we don't have, but anything inside the borders... you guessed it... whine and cry a river.
I have no idea if it;s a conservative belief or not. All I know is that all previous administrations, liberal or not, have provided international aid to numerous nations around the world, including Israel. If you believe it has to do with being a "conservative idea" request that Obama stop all aid to Israel.
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