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Middle East Pop Quiz

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posted on Jul, 6 2008 @ 04:36 PM

Which country in the Middle East actually possesses nuclear weapons?


Israel has 150 nuclear weapons

Which country in the Middle East refuses to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty?


Non-proliferation treaty

Which country in the Middle East refuses to allow international inspections of its nuclear facilities?


Israel is now the only state with nuclear weapons that does not admit to having such weapons. It has always refused to allow international inspection of the Dimona facility, and is among the few states that have refused to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.


Which countries in the Middle East have called for the region to be a nuclear-free zone?

The Arab countries and Iran.

Call for nuclear-free middle east

Which country in the Middle East occupies land belonging to other people?

Israel, which occupies a piece of Lebanon, a larger piece of Syria, East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza.

The 1967 War and the Israeli Occupation of the
West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem

Which country in the Middle East has for 60 years refused to allow refugees to return to their homes and refused to consider compensation to them for their lost property?


Palestinian refugees

Which country has roads on which citizens who are Arab may not drive and housing developments where Arabs may not live?


Which country in the region has violated more United Nations resolutions than any other?

Israel. The United States has on more than one occasion gone to war ostensibly to enforce U.N. Security Council resolutions, but when it comes to resolutions directed against Israel, the U.S. is like the amoral monkey that sees, hears and says nothing. That raises the question of who's the dog and who's the tail?


posted on Jul, 6 2008 @ 04:40 PM
which country in the middle east bombed one of our naval vessles the USS Liberty and machine gunned liferafts? said it was an accident and then had the pilots involved in the bombing say they were oredered to attack the US Ship?

what great allies we have...

what a farce, calling this psychotic government our "freinds"

posted on Jul, 6 2008 @ 11:15 PM
Ah yes the USS Liberty incident. What an 'incident'! The Israelis were attempting to get us involved in the war, which is probably what Mossad did during 911.

Mossad- The Israeli connection to 911

The five dancing israelis arrested on 911

911 was a mossad operation

And it gets better:

Which country in the region has in the past been led by men who at one time were terrorists with a price on their heads?

Israel. Former Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir once led the Stern Gang and ordered, among other things, the assassination of Count Folke Bernadotte, a Swedish diplomat working for the United Nations. Former Prime Minister Menachem Begin led the Irgun, a terrorist gang that among other things blew up one wing of the King David Hotel, killing nearly 100 people.

Shamir and the Stern gang

Kidnappings, Beatings, Murders and Hangings: Attacks by the Irgun and Stern Gang

Which country in the Middle East openly employs assassination against its political enemies?

Israel. There have been assassinations carried out by some of the Arab governments, but they usually don't own up to them. Israel has created a euphemism that the suck-up American press has readily adopted: "targeted killings." A British journalist told me once, "The Palestinians have a talent for picking bad leaders, and the Israelis have a talent for murdering their good ones."

Israel's assassination policy

The Israeli Government of Ariel Sharon is, like its predecessors, committed to the policy of assassinating individuals who it believes pose a threat to its citizens.

Israeli officials have at times boldly admitted that the policy exists and is being pursued vigorously.

"I can tell you unequivocally what the policy is," former deputy defence minister and current transport minister Ephraim Sneh said earlier this year.

"If anyone has committed or is planning to carry out terrorist attacks, he has to be hit. It is effective, precise, and just."

What a peaceful nation.

Which country in the region receives an annual gift of $3 billion or more from Congress?


U.S. Financial Aid To Israel: Figures, Facts, and Impact

Total Cost to U.S. Taxpayers

Almost $135 billion dollars given to Israel. How much have we gotten back? None. How much do our politicians plan on getting back? None.

Which foreign-aid recipient is the only one allowed to receive its aid in a lump sum and which routinely invests part of it in U.S. Treasuries so that taxpayers pay them interest on the taxpayers' gift?


From the above source:

Interest Costs Borne by U.S.

Almost $50 billion in interest paid to Israel.

Which country in the Middle East has the most powerful lobby in the U.S.?


AIPAC, America's Pro-Israel lobby


AIPAC Holds National Meeting Amid Spy Scandal Investigation

The Lobby, Unmasked; The AIPAC spy scandal has many tentacles

Which country in the Middle East are most American politicians, journalists and academics afraid to criticize?


We should not be afraid to criticize Israel

Anti-Semitism versus Criticizing Israel

Criticism of Israel is not Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism, Anti-Zionism, Criticism of Israel: A perplexing guide

On behalf of which country has the U.S. vetoed the largest number of U.N. Security Council resolutions?


U.S. Vetoes of UN Resolutions Critical of Israel

U.S. Vetoes of U.N. Resolutions on Behalf of Israel

US veto to support Israeli crimes

Which countries in the Middle East have attacked U.S. ships in international waters?

Iraq and Israel. A lone Iraqi plane fired one missile at a U.S. ship by mistake. The Iraqi government quickly compensated the U.S. In 1967, Israeli airplanes and torpedo boats attacked the USS Liberty, killing 34 Americans. The U.S. government declared it an accident even before the ship limped into port, and to this day Congress has never held a public hearing and allowed the survivors to tell their story. Their story, by the way, is that the attack was deliberate. Israel compensated the families of those who were killed, but resisted for years paying compensation for the ship.

USS Liberty coverup

The USS Liberty': America's Most Shameful Secret

USS Liberty - Israeli Pilot Speaks Up

posted on Jul, 7 2008 @ 10:13 PM
No takers? No one can refute this thread? Or is this in the wrong forum?

Mods, if you think this would be suited for someone else, please move it.

posted on Jul, 7 2008 @ 10:28 PM
It is very hard to rationalize the whole thing in the light of the religious importance of Jerusalem to the Christian Americans, I have no doubts that some of them are gonna figure out how to justify it though...

Good post. Lots of valuable info for those who do not understand situation over there. Cheers

posted on Jul, 8 2008 @ 03:04 PM
reply to post by biggie smalls

the critics fall silent. excellent job showing people the truth in a concise accurate and properly referenced format. downright scholarly.

posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 09:27 AM
reply to post by TheRepublic

It didn't take much research fortunately. The sad part is brainwashing by religion, culture, and media have influenced people to the extent that criticizing the STATE of Israel is equated with the RELIGION of Judaism (and therefore anti-semitism which is false).

If someone criticizes the US government, does that make someone anti-christian? I think not. The US is most definitely a christian-dominated nation and government (although I'd hesitate to call politicians 'christian'). By the same logic as above, I would be a christian-hater because I happen to disagree with US government policies.

Looks like I'm an anti-semite and anti-christian. Why not throw in anti-muslim while we're at it, they're all terrorists anyway right?

All religion is flawed as it is inherently MANMADE. All government is corrupted because people are fallible. Therefore, a state that portrays itself as religious based will be flawed as well.

Don't forget the age-old adage "power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely".

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