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martin szakodyn's original comment is grossly oversimplified and ignorant of the historical background

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Submitted by martin szakodyn (United States), Nov 20, 2009 at 13:46

The comments I made in my original post some years ago clearly reflect my lack of understanding of the nature of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. It was nothing more than I 'knee-jerk' type reflex to the attacks of 9-11.

After doing much needed research on the subject of 'terrorism' and the 9-11 attacks, I don't believe Isreal to be the innocent victim in a sea of enemies I once thought it was. Neither do I believe the Government-endorsed version of events of 9-11.

I could write an essay here on how and why my opinion has changed, but I would probably be wasting my time since I don't think my comment will be posted. For those who even remotely care about the truth, please review WTC 7 and read Palestine: Peace not Apartheid, for starters.

Martin Szakodyn

Electrical Engineer

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