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Israel's conundrum

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Submitted by Infidel (Canada), Sep 26, 2006 at 15:35

Susan, you ask an important question and I will try to answer.

The key to this mess is "OIL". In the early 1900's, most of the world was sympathetic to the plight of the Jews and the International League of Nations moved to establish a homeland for the Jews. Most unfortunately for the Jews, oil was discovered in Saudi Arabia. Predictably, as oil is discovered, British sympathies for the Jews and Israel takes a back seat and Britain falls in love with the Muslims to the extent that, Trans-Jordan, which was allocated for the Jews, was reallocated to the brother of the Prince of Saudi Arabia and his Arab brethren.

Thereafter, instead of facilitating the immigration of Jews to Israel according to their mandate, Britain begins thwarting the immigration of Jews and completely ignores the immigrant Arabs flooding Israel. Today, some 40 plus Muslim nations despise Israel, because the world belongs to Allah and Muhammad and the stubborn Jews will never abandon their religion for Islam. And of course, the oil dependent nations are very careful not to antagonize the oil producing Muslim nations for obvious reasons. It's all about the OIL.

If the Muslim nations were able to destroy Israel, the world would say very little. But regardless of how victorious Israel may be, they must always return any captured or invaded territory. According to international protocol, Israel is only allowed to fight a "proportional" war, which simply means that they are not allowed to use greater force than their enemy combatants.

Here is how it works; the Arabs start a war with Israel, Israel wins, the world demands that Israel return all captured territories and captured soldiers. This scenario was played out in 1948, 1956, 1967, and 1973. In 1967, the Jews won Jerusalem from Jordan, and they did refuse to give it back. In 2005, Ariel Sharon gave Gaza to the Muslims; did that stop the hostilities? The bottom line in this mess; is that unless there is a God who will intervene in the affairs of the world, we are doomed to self -destruct.

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