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geek tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-02-06 02:12 PM
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15. Yes, the real problem is that those whose agenda is driven
by hate infiltrate liberal and leftwing movements and attempt to turn or convert people into buying into classic anti-semitic imagery and theories.

The motifs and paradigms of the haters are easily digested and provide simple answers. Why does the US tilt its foreign policy in favor of a certain faction of Israel? Why, because it's a secret cabal of Jews control the Bush administration? What about public support for Israel? Why, that's because the Zionists control the media? Not to mention the whole "Jewish Lobby" theories, which blame Jewish groups for things like the Iraq war (as if Cheney and Bush were pushed into that conflict by some noisy Jews!).

The simplicity is the power of the Neocon narrative--either you're a pro-Israel Likudnik or you're an anti-Israel activist.

A fundamental point that is never made in American politics: The best way to be pro-Israel is for the United States to tell Israel when it is wrong, and to try to actually SOLVE problems instead of egging on the Likudnik elements and cheerleading bombing raids.

Would a truly pro-Israel administration cheerlead Israel into bombing Lebanon while excluding Syria and Iran--the two states who could actually restrain Hezbollah--from the negotiations? How on earth does that even make sense?
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