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Sun Dec 2, 2012, 06:15 PM

 

If every Arab in the Middle East lay down his weapon ...

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There would be peace in the Middle East.

If every Israeli laid down his or her weapon Israel would be annihilated.

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Saw that at Zero Hedge. Food for thought.

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Reply If every Arab in the Middle East lay down his weapon ... (Original post)
dkf Dec 2012 OP
Deep13 Dec 2012 #1
DonCoquixote Dec 2012 #2
rgbecker Dec 2012 #4
leveymg Dec 2012 #3
dkf Dec 2012 #8
kayecy Dec 2012 #17
azurnoir Dec 2012 #5
dkf Dec 2012 #7
azurnoir Dec 2012 #16
demosincebirth Dec 2012 #6
TomClash Dec 2012 #9
TrueBlueinCO Dec 2012 #10
hrmjustin Dec 2012 #11
oberliner Dec 2012 #12
Scootaloo Dec 2012 #13
oberliner Dec 2012 #20
Scootaloo Dec 2012 #21
AnOhioan Dec 2012 #14
delrem Dec 2012 #15
Ken Burch Dec 2012 #18
oberliner Dec 2012 #19

Response to dkf (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 06:20 PM

1. junk food for thought.

First, most armed Arabs are fighting each other, not Israel. Second, Israel has been relentlessly accumulating Palestinian land since the 1960s.

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Response to dkf (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 06:21 PM

2. If every Arab lay down his weapon

The israelis and Americans would kill them to get at their oil.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 06:31 PM

4. Hell, the Arabs don't have to put down their weapons....

We'll kill them anyway and the Israelis will build apartments for Jews on their property.

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Response to dkf (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 06:21 PM

3. Iran's nuclear program (0 nukes) is an "existential threat." Israel's (300 warheads) is "ambiguous"

Same (lack of) logic and proportion applies.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 07:33 PM

8. I'm not all that alarmed by Iran. Maybe I ought to be but I'm not.

 

At least not for the US. For Israel maybe.

It just hit me though that I don't think Israel can solve this by themselves. I am not sure they could give enough to be safe other than leaving.

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Response to dkf (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:40 AM

17. You are right not to be.......It will be Israeli bombs that start the next Iran war.....n/t

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Response to dkf (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 06:50 PM

5. hmmm was this yet another of Tyler D's tidbits of wisdom?

you must be a fan or something?

eta why is it that you did not provide a link?

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 07:27 PM

7. T Durden isn't a single person you know....

 

A number of posters all use that name.

This was the part that struck me and the rest of the post didn't fit here.

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Response to dkf (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:15 AM

16. lol parts have been posted here verbatim

thanks for the hat tip

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Response to dkf (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 07:14 PM

6. +1

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Response to dkf (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 07:46 PM

9. Vomit for the brain dead

Oh, wait, does "laying down his or her weapon" include Israel's 200 nuclear weapons?

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Response to dkf (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 08:31 PM

10. It's truth

 

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Response to dkf (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 08:35 PM

11. Seems to me if they all put their weapons down that would be better.

If they talked to each other like they were human beings and not enemies you might have something.

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Response to dkf (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 08:40 PM

12. Second part is probably true

First part, no way.

By the way, posts here are supposed to be based on news articles.

At least it used to be that way.

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Response to dkf (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 08:54 PM

13. How inciteful.

I hope you don't mind if I link to this thread next time one of the "regulars" gets upset that I point out that there is zero practical differnece between "pro-Israel" thought and anti-Arab bigotry, do you? 'Cause it's just such a stellar example of the whole thing; "it's all the evil Arabs' fault, and they just want to kill Jews don'cha know. "

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:49 AM

20. There is no mention of Jews in the OP

You are the one introducing the word.

Not sure how you can be naive enough to believe that attempts would not be made to "liberate all of Palestine" if Israel did not have any means to defend itself militarily.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:56 AM

21. Right, there are no Jews in Israel, so none would be "annihilated"

My mistake

Yes yes, the dirty bloodthirsty arabs are all sharpening their scimitars and warming up their camels for just that day Oberliner. Heard it in the OP, you don't need to repeat it, thanks.

Really guys. It's called a dog whistle not a dog air horn. At least try to couch your BS, kay?

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Response to dkf (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 09:11 PM

14. Complete unadulterated bullshit

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Response to dkf (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 09:18 PM

15. Sounds like a racist sentiment, to me. nt

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Response to dkf (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:27 AM

18. Wrong.

That leaves out the influence of the insane right-wing settlers and their followers...and the "Eretz Yisroel" crowd.

It isn't as simple as "Israel good...Arabs evil" anymore-if it ever really was.

Both sides share equal blame.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #18)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 06:16 AM

19. What about the other part?

You don't think Israel's weaponry is what is preventing the liberation of Palestine?

If all of Israel's military forces magically disappeared, you don't think they would be attacked?

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