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Comment of Dan Rusen's response to Daniel Pipes: A Rapid and Harsh Turn against Israel

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Submitted by Ron Gerskup (Canada), Jun 4, 2009 at 02:54

I agree with Dan Rusen and Daniel Pipes. The time has come for Israel to become self reliant. The U.S. has shown that in the hands of Obama or others of his ilk, the U.S. can quickly become the country it once was. The country that knew about the concentration camps, yet ignored the Jews dying and suffering under Hitler's hand. The country that despised Jews and would not let them in for humanitarian reasons. The country that had quotas on American Jews allowed to be professionals such as doctors, and allowed companies to discriminate against Jews in their hiring practices. The result, our self reliance made us stronger in the long run

The question: Can Israel become independent and self reliant soon enough? The foreign policies of the U.S vis a vis Israel have been a disaster. In 1967 they were stopped from achieving total victory. In 1973, it happened again. In 1978 Carter brokered a deal between Israel and Egypt. Israel returned the Sinai and its only oil field. The U.S. payback? Carter writes 2 books calling Israel an appartheid state and has precious little to complain about the Arabs.

In 1991 scud missles rained on Israel who were asked not to retaliate lest it cause problems for the alliance of Saudis and Americans etc.. Israel was not allowed to attack, or even to defend itself. What was Israel's payback?

In 1981 Israel took out Saddam Husseins's nuclear facility and was scorned by a secretly relieved world, including the U.S.

In 1993, Israel was forced on the road to a Palestinian state which would mean concessions by Israel. Israel agreed. The result? Terrorism on an unprecedented scale. Israel had to bulid a fence. Did the U.S. do anything to defend this decision while the world attacked Israel for protecting itself? Did the world mention the fence Egypt had built? Did the U.S. fight for Israel when the fence was called a WALL?

Sharon "returned" Gaza so the Palestinains could begin showing statesmanship. The result, thousands of bombs thrown over in rockets into Sderot and Ashkelon. Synagogues destroyed. Did the U.S. do anything to help change how the world viewed us when it appeared to take the Palestinian side due to slanted reporting?. Did they do anything when the Palestinians taught their children (using hate filled textbooks) to hate and kill Jews? Did the U.S cut off Palestinaian support? No, it increased it!

Why did the U.S, insist Hamas be allowed to run in the last Palestinian election even though it was a known terrorist group? How did that work out for Israel?

The best time for Israel to have economic independence and its own weapons suppy was yesterday. It's too late to have it today. But we must aim for tomorrow, and hope tomorrow gets here soon. Then no one can safely dictate Israel's terms while Israel is facing annihilation.

If we can make it till the proverbial "tomorrow", Israel will be stronger than ever. That is the only way it can survive in my eyes.

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