As you show later in your post, you have little or no idea how or what I think, so I'm just going to let this go.
You're right, all I have to go on is the stuff you post to a weblog. And vice versa, although you know a bit better how I think now.
The only reason anyone outside the US has to "hate" us involves our foriegn policy.
No doubt, and the reasons we don't do anything about it are an internal matter.
What you are doing is known as "exaggerating to the point of stupidity."
You are correct, and I did it because I saw you doing it, mainly with that first paragraph I didn't comment on.
What it means is, just because you know something isn't right doesn't mean you have the ability to fix it.
Yes, but rather than just accept that, wouldn't it be more "rational" to try and gain that ability? Otherwise, you never get anywhere.
Actually, they tended to overthrow governments that tried to take sides with the USSR against the US, or that they thought were going to do so.
Yup, they got punished for thoughtcrime. Or doing anything that might hurt (i.e. not help) the U.S. economoy. Or do you remember us trading with Russia back then?
The fact that you read it on Slashdot and the French government made a stink about it does not make it true.
Then maybe you should go ask the French gov't for the evidence they collected. I am not that gon't, so I don't have it handy. And why do you feel so superior to everything slashdot? It's obvious they've got a spin, but how could one of your obvious intelligence not get around that and understand the world they report on?
You don't necessarily even have to kill anyone, and in fact, not killing anyone is often a good idea.
You're right, not killing one is a great idea. Unfortunately it's not one that Isreal can accept, because dangit, those people that really lived there for thousands of years don't want to go.
A conference designed to address racial issues worldwide, not as a name calling event, but as a way to try to improve matters for all of us, was pretty much coopted by Arab countries in order to beat up on Israel.
They are trying to do policitally what Isreal has been doing physically since they dropped their Zion bomb right in the middle of the Arab world. I agree that Zionism isn't racism, but it leads to it rather naturally. Witness the fact that it is the reason that Arabs get 1/3 of the funds for infrastructure, and 1/5 the funds of education (as compared to Jews) in a "democracy". I think we ended up having to call that racism here in America.
(most of which are NOT poor, even if they do deliberately keep their PEOPLE in poverty,)
you mean like the U.S. does? Or is it different because they live on the other side of the world?
I notice that you have no answer as to when the last time you saw a Palestinian attack a legitimate target or the Israelis attack an innocent was. Funny, that. :)
You mean a legitimate military target? Guess what, they aren't fighting a war for money, but a war for survival. The enemy they are fighting is the will of the Isreali people, so if you can accept those terms, they have been attacking legitimate targets. Hmmm, Isrealis attack an innocent...let's see...nope, I guess you're right, those kids weren't innocent since they obviously would have grown up to be terrorists. What a useful "preventive measure" killing kids can be rationalized as.
Or you could look at an article today in the Dallas Morning News (no link since I'm on dial-up and their site sucks) which was about a Palestinian run internet company that got raided by the FBI. Of course, the FBI didn't tell them they were being raided, or why, or their lawyers, because they don't have to. But of course, it was because they were terrorists, or supporting terrorists, by giving money to a church. Which then has ties with someone else. So our government, acting on the advice of our "friends" tracked the trail of money back to this business and raided it. So now, you're practicing terror if you give money to the "wrong" people, i.e. anyone that might have ties to anyone we or anyone (and it is quickly becoming only 1) of our allies are currently trying to exterminate.
I mean seriously, we have a VP who endorsed state sponsored (isreal) assasinations as a viable military tactic.
[please excuse the typos, I had to do this one twice after I lost the first response due to win98 sucking a nut. Oh, BTW, the Bush Administration is doing what it can to leave that valuable asset alone]
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