Originally posted by yeah right
you are brainwashed into believing that jews are good!!!
they are the ones who beat,tortured, and crucified jesus.........
This is as strikingly lacking in nuance as one of IAF101's bile-filled drools. (Thanks for the intervention, Intrepid.)
Blaming "the Jews" for... well, everything up to and including bad weather is, really, not very sensible.
It's such a tricky issue. And "the Jews" themselves aren't helping because any criticism of any Jew is held to be an attack on all Jews by such
organisations as the "anti-defamation league". There was an interesting programme by Jon Ronson on the Bilderberg group, and at one point he
interviewed someone from the ADL who told him that the words "international bankers" are code words
There are people within that group who are not Jewish. Even if there weren't, it is not logical to extend criticism of that group to criticism of
all Jews. It's crazy.
Likewise, not all Jews are Israelis. and not all Israelis support the policies of the Israeli government. However, the Israeli government is
up to some really nasty business, and has been for decades. The massacre at the Sabra and Shatila camps is one egregious example of a crime against
humanity perpetrated with full knowledge of the Israeli government of the time that has gone unpunished.
What makes it even trickier is that there are many US citizens in positions of power with close ties to Israel. Guess what? They're Jewish. BUT,
many of their supporters are Christians who support them because they think that Israel's existence is the immediate precursor to the return of
That's just... nuts. And it scares me to think that a such people have an enormously powerful influence on an enormously volatile region like the
Anyway - ack to the topic. My assertion is that the brutal tactics of an army of occupation are being excused because they're Israeli. Poor, plucky
little Israel, surrounded by enemies (none of whom, unlike Israel, have nukes), forced to invade Lebanon every few years and compelled to carry out
Here's a thought experiment. We've all heard about Chinese guards shooting Tibetans. (We haven't heard that much about it because it's not
. No-one's defending China.) I bet that if you transferred the exact same incident to China, substituting Chinese Army guards for
the IDF and Tibetans for Palestinians, no-one, no-one
would be leaping to justify the actions of the Chinese.
Think about that for a little while.