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  •  The oppressed become the oppressor. (1+ / 0-)
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    Enzo Valenzetti

    Such a sad situation all around...

    The tent got so big it now stands for nothing.

    by Beelzebud on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 08:45:03 PM PDT

    •  A fact I frequently point out. (0+ / 0-)

      How can a people who have been so persecuted let themselves become the persecutors? How can a people subjected to pogroms, ethnic cleansing and genocide do any of that to others? Especially a Jewish culture that places such a high value on justice?

      But you only have to look at the mentality of some here in the U.S. and our imperialistic policies to find parallels. In Israel, the government has from the beginning carefully cultured a society with a victimhood mentality where their very existence is always in jeopardy. Now Iran is the bogeyman, despite little, if any, solid evidence they have any kind of WMD program, nor is there any indication to suggest they would be stupid enough to annihilate themselves by starting a nuclear exchange with Israel if they ever did retain such weapons. Even if Iran weren't so far away as to make a conventional war with Israel impossible for them, Israel possesses the world's fourth most powerful military, and they face no credible conventional threat from anyone. Actually, kind of like the U.S., their greatest threat isn't from outside; it's from their own hubris.

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