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 Post subject: Re: Good Stories and Music?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:27 am 
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Whatever the case may be the genie is out of the bottle and the only viable solution I can see is a two-state solution, but as we know the political nuance is such that that's a virtual impossibility. I think we'll continue to see the displacement of Palestinian populations by Israeli settlements and 'security' land grabs. It is what it is, and we'll probably be on the hook for tens in not hundreds of billions of dollars in foreign aid for the region.

Why should we be "on the hook?" Why shouldn't we just not send any foreign aid and let our tax dollars go to, oh, I don't know. . . the ones who paid them?

Because not having yet another conflict in the Middle East, and one involving Israel (a nuclear armed ally of the US, remember?) is overwhelmingly in the interests of the USD taxpayer. And dealing with such hotspots by non-military means is in the long run much, much cheaper than the other option.

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 Post subject: Re: Good Stories and Music?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:47 am 
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And dealing with such hotspots by non-military means is in the long run much, much cheaper than the other option.

Why not just let the Israeli taxpayers deal with such hotspots and, you know, not bother doing so ourselves via military means?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:44 am 
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Dr. Shades wrote:
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It is what it is, and we'll probably be on the hook for tens in not hundreds of billions of dollars in foreign aid for the region.

Why should we be "on the hook?" Why shouldn't we just not send any foreign aid and let our tax dollars go to, oh, I don't know. . . the ones who paid them?


I agree, but we’re kvetching against the wind due to AIPAC’s and a few other pro-Israeli PAC’s influence on our government. Also, Jewish super representation across all public and private sectors guarantees Israel’s affairs are always front and center. I kind of view Jewish influence on our lives much the same way I view, say, WASP influence on our lives - it is what it is. All you can do is vote your conscience, support PACs that promote your interests , and then drive on with livin’ life.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:57 am 
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Did you catch that bit about Joseph Smith in that article?


I totally missed it. I’m glad you pointed it out, though. The wiki article on Noah was fascinating. He was a complex and dynamic man.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:08 am 
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And dealing with such hotspots by non-military means is in the long run much, much cheaper than the other option.

Why not just let the Israeli taxpayers deal with such hotspots and, you know, not bother doing so ourselves via military means?


Sure, if your neighbour wants to set their house on fire, as a continuation of present Israeli government policy is likely to do, let them. And a nuclear armed neighbour is everybody's neighbour.

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