Category Archives: Middle East
We need to see the “big picture” here…. The problem with the U.S. supporting Mubarak is that, as of late, his human rights record is atrocious. I realize that we support many other oppressive/suppressive regimes around the world, but we … Continue reading
I was rereading some of my old mail in order to clean out my inbox when I came across this. Seeing what has transpired in the Middle East (Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, etc.) over the past few weeks brings these concerns … Continue reading
When our founding fathers wrote the Constitution of the United States, they were writing this document from the worldview of immigrants who had fled their home country because of tyranny. Tyranny came to our founding fathers in many forms, but … Continue reading
Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. — George Santayana
I am seeing a swelling support from this mindset to identify and persecute Jewish owned or controlled companies in an effort to find a target for their hostility. This is the very same kind of persecution that gave rise and gave focus to the Nazi movement, which I find frightening. Likewise, holocaust deniers are propagandizing to increasingly uneducated youth who respond to their lies.
As for victims, the Palestinians are willing victims of their own design. They continue to elect and support Islamic extremists like Hamas. If they didn’t bomb Israel daily, Israel would not be retaliating in defense. Likewise, the women and children killed in Israeli attacks are pawns in a game for Hamas, who deliberately uses them as human shields to create a picture for the world of dead Palestinian children “slaughtered” by Israeli bombs, causing the desired outcry of support for the poor Palestinians and anger and hostility toward Israel. And the worst part is that the liberal press throughout the world is too blinded by their own gullibility to see how they are being used to create this sympathy and support for terrorists who would, ironically enough, be happy to kill them if given a chance. Remember the numerous beheadings of journalists by Islamic extremists? Continue reading