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  •  The reason this is what got the Egyptians on board (1+ / 0-)
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    was because they knew that without it they had no hope of keeping up with Israel militarily. Yes, they use the weapons on their own people; maybe the US is an enabler of all the countries that oppress either their own people or someone else, I don't really know.

    What I do know is that, if asked, the US State Department would probably put "regional stability" at the top of its list of Middle East priorities. THe military aide to Israel, Egypt, and also Jordan helps maintain that stability.

    It is true that Israel gets more aide. Israel also has a lot more countries gunning for her on any given day that Egypt does.

    If you believe that ALL criticism of Israel is antisemitic, you're an idiot.
    If you believe that NONE of the criticism of Israel is antisemitic, you're a fool.
    If you call EVERYONE who criticizes Israel antisemitic, you're just an a$$hole

    by A Gutin Daf on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 06:53:03 PM PST

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    •  oh really? (0+ / 0-)
      Israel also has a lot more countries gunning for her on any given day that Egypt does.
      Care to make a little list?

      All I can think of are Hamas and Hizbullah, which aren't even countries.  Oh, and the occasional attempt at an assassination in some third country that might be perpetrated by Iran -- but against which American military hardware is kind of useless.

      •  Gunning is too strong of a word then. (0+ / 0-)

        Israel is still formally in a state of war with Lebanon and Syria.

        Egypt remains at peace because it is being bribed by the US.

        Iran is a genuine threat from afar based on official rhetoric, policy, and weapons capability.

        Out of four bordering states only one has anything close to "warm" relations with Israel.

        Does Israel face an existential threat right now? No
        Could it in the future from some combination of these countries? Yes, especially if Iran gets a nuke.

        If you believe that ALL criticism of Israel is antisemitic, you're an idiot.
        If you believe that NONE of the criticism of Israel is antisemitic, you're a fool.
        If you call EVERYONE who criticizes Israel antisemitic, you're just an a$$hole

        by A Gutin Daf on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 12:04:41 PM PST

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