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Tim Lock: Your views are fantasies.

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Submitted by Turkcekonusanamerikali (United States), Oct 27, 2011 at 20:36

"I would even go as further that, the Great American ideals and people are hijacked by the minority Jewish lobby groups and pro-Israeli camp, which caused many Muslim people hate US."

Just about everything you say in your article is nonsense (like "once Israeli Government follows reasonable policies in keeping with international rules of conduct, should there be any security threat to them any more."). But I want to comment on your statement that I have copied above. The idea that Jews, an ~2% minority have a decisive influence on American foreign policy (an extreme and disgusting example is a cartoon I saw in the Palestinian press which showed Colin Powell as a puppet controlled by a hideous caricature of a Jew) is a myth.

America is a democracy. Members of the US Congress are elected and fired by their constituents, not by AIPAC or by any other of the "insidious Jewish forces" invented by the Israel haters. For example, I looked a bit on the web into national politics in very red states like Wyoming, Montana, Utah, and so on. These states have Jewish populations of ~0.1-0.2% so there is no Jewish vote factor in their elections. Yet their US House members and Senators are staunchly pro-Israel. This reflects the principles of the people of these states, not some "hijacking" of America and its people by Jewish influence.

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