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    And I knew the fainting-couch brigade would probably HR me into mud for the comment, but it's something that has come up in discussions in RL with my politically active friends who have any interest in the middle east mess.

    Said with a joking dark gallows humor, yes, but there's a kernel of honesty to the comment that goes right to the core of the discussion.

    I appreciate that some people are able to see past their initial (and understandable) reaction to HR a "final solution" comment and engage the actual subject.

    I don't have a dog in this hunt.  I'm neither Israeli, Jewish, or Palestinian.  I'm not Syrian or any other ethnic or nationality that really gives a crap about Israel or Jerusalem or any of the "holy" places in that part of the world.

    What the Germans did to the Jews  (and the other ethnic minorities they tried to wipe out like the Gypsies) was an abomination and should be remembered by everyone as an example of what evil men can do and right under the noses of a complacent populace.  

    No nation is immune to the forces that resulted in the Holocaust, and perhaps especially, not Israel.

    Having a comment HR'd heavily for implying that basic truism is typical of the level of "discourse" we get around here on controversial subjects.

    *The administration has done virtually nothing designed to reward its partisans. - Kos 8/31/10*

    by Rick Aucoin on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 08:18:55 AM PST

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