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Old 07-17-2009, 04:16 PM
 
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Yeah, it's crazy to want accountability re: U.S. tax dollars. It's crazy to want peace in the Middle East. Just crazy.


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Any time Israel is mentioned, the crazies come out of the woodwork. Its like clockwork.
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Old 07-17-2009, 04:59 PM
 
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Israel opens largest air base - with Corps help (http://www.usace.army.mil/CEPA/EUOLD/Pages/NegevBase.aspx - broken link)

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/29/wo....16542693.html
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:35 PM
 
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Yeah, it's crazy to want accountability re: U.S. tax dollars. It's crazy to want peace in the Middle East. Just crazy.
Peace? Yeah we know "nuke em".
HOW CAN YOU DARE TALK ABOUT PEACE??? You're a complete phony.
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:44 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Naw, it the second most idiotic statement. The first is "I love Obama"

but, to state the obvious... we don't have a military base in Israel because we don't need a military base in Israel. Why pay for our own when we can just use their bases anytime? It's like my brother's weed eater; I can get it whenever I want and I don't need to pay for the gas...


Don't sell yourself short, you're in the running
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:04 PM
 
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Any time Israel is mentioned, the crazies come out of the woodwork. Its like clockwork.
Absolutely. Its a compulsive obsessive disorder.
Amazing how such minuscule country attracts comments, opinions and hatred.
Couple of months ago, I started a thread about Sri-Lanka and the atrocities committed there on civilian population. It drew only 4 short posts. Another thread about Sudan - 5 posts. What's amazing is that no matter in what context is Israel name mentioned (it may be even for the weather) it will sure draw at least 200 posts.
It is laughable - they always go back to the Liberty 1967 episode as a reason why US should not support Israel. As if nothing else happened in the last 42 years....
Yesterday there were bombings at hotels in Jakarta. How many heated posts it drew? Billions given as foreign aid to Pakistan - (a country which is probably the epicenter of hatred towards America) - nothing, nada. Doesn't bother even our pinky...But just say "Israel" - well, thats a different matter
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Israel IS an American base.
That's what I am thinking. Israel is a US proxy in the Middle East.
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Old 07-18-2009, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Absolutely. Its a compulsive obsessive disorder.
Amazing how such minuscule country attracts comments, opinions and hatred.
Couple of months ago, I started a thread about Sri-Lanka and the atrocities committed there on civilian population. It drew only 4 short posts. Another thread about Sudan - 5 posts. What's amazing is that no matter in what context is Israel name mentioned (it may be even for the weather) it will sure draw at least 200 posts.
It is laughable - they always go back to the Liberty 1967 episode as a reason why US should not support Israel. As if nothing else happened in the last 42 years....
Yesterday there were bombings at hotels in Jakarta. How many heated posts it drew? Billions given as foreign aid to Pakistan - (a country which is probably the epicenter of hatred towards America) - nothing, nada. Doesn't bother even our pinky...But just say "Israel" - well, thats a different matter

And bugguy is a good example of a typical illogical Israel hater. The middle east is full of them but it still suprises me to see them here in the states.
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Old 07-18-2009, 01:12 AM
 
Location: southern california
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i dont know we are pretty busy DOD is trying to stir up some biz in iran, n korea and pakistan, but good idea we will try to "squeeze" it in.
signed
the DOD anaconda.
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Old 07-18-2009, 03:54 AM
 
Location: USA
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Absolutely. Its a compulsive obsessive disorder.
Amazing how such minuscule country attracts comments, opinions and hatred.
Couple of months ago, I started a thread about Sri-Lanka and the atrocities committed there on civilian population. It drew only 4 short posts. Another thread about Sudan - 5 posts. What's amazing is that no matter in what context is Israel name mentioned (it may be even for the weather) it will sure draw at least 200 posts.
It is laughable - they always go back to the Liberty 1967 episode as a reason why US should not support Israel. As if nothing else happened in the last 42 years....
Yesterday there were bombings at hotels in Jakarta. How many heated posts it drew? Billions given as foreign aid to Pakistan - (a country which is probably the epicenter of hatred towards America) - nothing, nada. Doesn't bother even our pinky...But just say "Israel" - well, thats a different matter
First of all, its not only Israel that gets all the attention, but the middle east as a whole, with iraq and Iran)

You have to understand that The middle eastern Crisis have existed for more than 60 years now.

(the Sudan thing I agree with.. sad and everything, but how controvertial is that)
Giving Pakistan forgien aid, (we dont want the regime to crumble and a taliban or islamic state to be established)

Israel is a nation that claims to be western and modern like US, but still occupies helpless landless palestinians.
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Old 07-19-2009, 10:50 AM
 
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LOL....nuke em til there's peace! Nothing "phony" bout that!


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Peace? Yeah we know "nuke em".
HOW CAN YOU DARE TALK ABOUT PEACE??? You're a complete phony.
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