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Submitted by john w mcginley (United States), Feb 5, 2013 at 16:54

It is true that a vicious hatred of Israel tends to get the spokesmen of such people un-hinged. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry when I read the weird and incongruous scenarios generated by the person making the allegations. Hatred of Israel clouds the mind. If it were only propaganda I would understand it. But my sense is that these representatives of the Israel-hating regimes really believe their own concoctions.

On the other hand, Israel is famous for its many covert operations which It is driven to by its enemies. Pre-emptively taking out the Syrian beginnings of becoming nuclear is a clear case in point.

Finally permit me to say that periodically a conspiracy theory is correct but the organs of government radically caricature the theory so persistently that those who continue on with this or that accounting of something are discredited and made to look foolish. My case in point is the Kennedy assassination in '63. Anyone with a speck of intelligence know that the bullet which blew off almost half of Kennedy's head came from that infamous "grassy knoll" to the front-and-right of Kennedy. Oswald was the fall-guy for sure. He was set up. My point is that more often than we tend to think the truth is suppressed by government officials and, correlatively, disdain and ridicule visited on those who attempt to uncover the cover-up.

This is an old story, of course. It has been this way for millennia..


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Title Commenter Date Thread
Plot habit in Turkey [155 words]
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Jakub KJul 9, 2013 10:33208023
Putin as idea [81 words]Jakub KJul 11, 2013 14:59208023
3maybe; maybe not [244 words]john w mcginleyFeb 5, 2013 16:54203215
3Conspiracies exist but? [90 words]AlexandrosFeb 6, 2013 08:57203215
5Or maybe just "reasonable conjectures"? [392 words]IanusFeb 5, 2013 14:08203210
7Turkish/Ottoamn responsiblity for the Armenian Genocide [36 words]EdwardFeb 5, 2013 10:52203197
5Lack of credibility [69 words]IanusFeb 6, 2013 02:07203197
2education [160 words]havasDec 21, 2013 13:57203197
2Indeed [57 words]MFranklinFeb 5, 2013 10:30203196
2Who's Makin' Love To My Old Lady? [91 words]DaveFeb 5, 2013 10:28203195
6US responsibility [45 words]AlexandrosFeb 5, 2013 09:57203194
3It's a requirement [35 words]VladTepes2Feb 5, 2013 06:36203188
4They would not survive being honest for a minute. [299 words]IanusFeb 7, 2013 08:19203188
Nothing Changed [104 words]Gurkan GurkasFeb 5, 2013 04:48203187

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