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U.S. Support of Israel

Reader comment on item: Who Supports Israel[, Jews or Conservatives]?

Submitted by Don Canham (United States), Sep 3, 2003 at 11:08

Dear Dan,
I sent the enclosed letter to JWR after reading your article. I hope they print it. Maybe you can find a place for it.

Sincerely, Don Canham

Subj: Re; American troops in Palestine
Date: 9/3/2003 11:01:54 AM Eastern Daylight Time
To: schmooze@jewishworldreview.com


I belong to the group of people who believe that if someone invades your home, they do it at their own risk. I own a couple of guns that would no doubt be used very carefully on any intruder. Not carefully in the sense that I might lose the advantage of a would be burglar, rapist or other invader. Rather I would be sure to kill the intruder in such a way that it would be self defense in no uncertain terms. If perchance I happened to shoot this sucker in the back, I would immediately turn him/her over and pump a few more random shots into this intruder. I have read too many stories where the defender becomes the attacker under our current judicial system.

The same holds true to invaders of Israel. The bombers don't belong there and they should be killed as quickly as possible. For those who put the onus on Israel to hold back or not retaliate are absurd. President Bush should stop his meddling. He only makes it easy for the invaders and murderous bombers to continue their hateful deeds.

Look at how the U.S. clapped with joy when we caught the "Unibomber." He only murdered a few people. Under our system he is still accorded certain rights. Israel on the other hand has had hundreds (over a thousand?) murdered. I believe in the swift and sure method of handling such cases. Give him a fair trial and then dispose of him. Do you think President Bush would use the same advice if Canada invaded the United States with their own brand of bombers? If Israel said, give them another chance or take it easy, what do you think the presidents response would be?

In the interim I believe that an unbreachable wall be put up on Israel's soil. Manned day and night, with a labyrinth of entrances and exits. These would be to deter any fanatics from entering and stop spies from leaving (with information). Then and only them will the bombings in Israel be hindered and hopefully stopped. As you know there is a wall in Gaza (?) where there have been no terrorist bombings for about three years.

The slipshod security system of the United States borders and airports (and other countries, except Israel) is as porous as the proverbial strainer. We (the US) are so spoiled that we can't stand delays, even if they protect our country from hijackers or other fanatics.

I have already heard that such a wall is a deterrent to worldwide peace. What rot? The Berlin wall was put up to keep the yoke of oppression on freedom loving people. The Israeli wall is to keep invaders and murderers of freedom out. Please have one of your pundits clean this message up and print it for me. Thank You.


Don Canham, Lt. NYFD Ret.
U.S. NAVY 1951-1955

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