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Itz bad for America

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Submitted by Doc Z (United States), May 25, 2006 at 17:14

1. I ask any and every person who seeks the truth to go research the US/Muslim relationship before 1948. The State Dept. did some polling just after WWII, and is a good place to start.

What then becomes evident is that our support for Israel from its inception to today (including Jews who were Truman's advisors--going around behind his back, threatening countries like the Philippines and those in Latin America) has been detrimental to the United States. Sure, there is a huge problem with militant Islam, but they never had such a broad base of tacit support. We trade more than a dozen allies with oil for one that takes the largest aid package given out by the U.S., and thanks us by spying.

2. This is a tribal war between Semites that has been going on for thousands of years. It has been brought to our shores because we imported it. Yay. It was going on before the U.S. was around and will no-doubt be going on long after it has passed into the history books. Indeed, as things are shaping up currently, this struggle will be a big factor in our undoing. We don't want it.

3. The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible. So far as we have already formed engagements, let them be fulfilled with perfect good faith. Here let us stop. Europe has a set of primary interests which to us have none; or a very remote relation. Hence she must be engaged in frequent controversies, the causes of which are essentially foreign to our concerns. Hence, therefore, it must be unwise in us to implicate ourselves by artificial ties in the ordinary vicissitudes of her politics, or the ordinary combinations and collisions of her friendships or enmities. –George Washington, farewell address

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