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Re: Do not Steal & Love from the Egyptians

Reader comment on item: Rethinking the Egypt-Israel "Peace" Treaty
in response to reader comment: Are we only counting the disadvantages??

Submitted by Jeff Burke (Canada), Nov 23, 2006 at 05:02

I would be very interested in knowing which party discovered the oil fields and which party invested to exploit them.

Furthermore, if something is taken from a party under deceit, then that party should have the right to reclaim it.

Regarding getting love from the Egyptians, I do not think that the word "love" is mentioned in this treaty.

The intention was to prevent further wars, which it did yet it came with a price. It basically turned Israel dependent upon the USA for annual handouts and ipso facto, this funding was also dependent upon their behavior.

In essence, this bottom line dependence is against the Zionist philosophy of being independent and self -reliant.This is the reason why Charles Krauthammer was one of the few who raised concerns when Israel was negotiating with the PLO in the early 1990s.

Q: Dr Pipes, do you believe that Jimmy Carter may have been on the Saudi payroll before he left Office?

Jeff Burke

Montreal, Canada


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Daniel Pipes replies:

No, but the anticipation of getting on that payroll has a corrupting effect, as I documented in "The Scandal of U.S.-Saudi Relations."

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