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pnh102
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Re: Commentary on the Middle Eastern Problem

said by Kearnstd:

the US could not logically back Israel if they went on a civilian killing spree. Also if they carpet bombed Gaza City it would make them no different than Hamas.

Then why do we send so much aid to the Palestinians? And why is Israel always looked upon as the aggressor when it is Hamas, backed by Iran, that always is itching to start a fight?

And again, this is war. Perhaps if Hamas is so worried about its civilian population, then it should stop using them as human shields.
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FFH5
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said by pnh102:

And why is Israel always looked upon as the aggressor when it is Hamas, backed by Iran, that always is itching to start a fight?

Why Hamas started this: »blogs.cfr.org/abrams/2012/11/15/···onflict/
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dnoyeB
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reply to pnh102
We send aid for the same reason we send it everywhere else. Influence.


pnh102
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said by dnoyeB:

We send aid for the same reason we send it everywhere else. Influence.

LOL if foreign aid is used to buy influence, then we're really getting a bad deal on that.
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KrK
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Foreign Aid is all about influence. Some of it military, some of it political, some of it economic.

Honestly, we can't afford it and need to drastically downsize our foreign bases and operations.

We can't fix everything.

That being said, supporting Israel is a no-brainer.
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dnoyeB
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Re: Commentary on the Middle Eastern Problem

Palestinians are not savages.


pnh102
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said by dnoyeB:

Palestinians are not savages.

Anyone who straps a bomb on his child and sends said child to be blown up for any reason is a savage.

Anyone who purposefully stages rocket launching platforms in civilian areas knowing full well that a military response would cause collateral damage is a savage.

Anyone who indiscriminately launches rockets against a putative "military occupation" but cares not about said rockets hitting schools, libraries, malls, hospitals or other civilian soft targets is a savage.

The truth hurts, my friend.
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