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What’s really behind U.S. Mideast policy?

Why are so many Palestinians living in refugee camps? Why are so many more of them dead in the “conflict” with Israel? Why are they fighting U.S.-made jets and tanks with rocks, and worst of all, why are they desperate enough to tie homemade bombs to themselves? Why did President Bush ask General Sharon to not kill Chairman Arafat? Why does the U.S. back people who say they are just defending themselves from those whose homes and land they just took?

How can the Israelis decide whether Arafat could attend the Arab League Summit?

How could the Lebanon news report the results of the summit before it began? European news showed Jewish people in New York and around the world demonstrating against Sharon’s occupation and destruction of Palestine.

The European news also noted the U.S. news did not carry this story. Why are our lawmakers trying to lead us into war? Probably not because of the differences between the Old Testament, the Torah, and the Koran. Control of the oil or economic damage control, maybe; war is the antidote for recession/depression, unfinished business from his father’s presidency, or the desire to eliminate any country who might be able to fight back so as to get the arms race up and running again? All of us who do not follow the laws of the Jewish Torah are Gentiles. Those who do not follow the Koran are infidels. Judaism teaches they are God’s chosen people and She (Israel) is the promised land (even if they left for Egypt, the land of milk and honey). How big is the land they were promised? The picture being painted for us is engineered so we will righteously use our taxes for bombs and send our family and friends to war. Are we all nuts? Asking Arafat to stop it? What about Sharon? Who is running this show?

LeAnn Black

Nevada City

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