In Reply to: Interesting Allies posted by M3luva on September 12, 2001 at 08:41:30:
Question: Which country in the Middle East has nuclear weapons?
Which countries are most at risk of proliferation to US Enemies? Russia? They are in dire economic shape? How about Pakistan? That situation doesnt concern you? How about nuclear, chemical and bio weapons development in Iran/Iraq and Syria?
Q: Which country in the Middle East refuses to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty and bars international inspections?
Meaningless. Countries will proliferate nucs regardless. I wonder if you are able to point to examples of countries which have been militiarized by Israel?
Q: Which country in the Middle East seized the sovereign territory of other nations by military force and continues to occupy it in defiance of United Nations Security Council resolutions?
You quickly forget, or ignore, that Israel was attacked by a coalition of Arab countries in 1948, 1967 and 1973. Israel is no aggressor. Perhaps the US should return Texas to Mexico by your idiotic rationalle.
Q: Which country in the Middle East routinely violates the international borders of another sovereign state with warplanes and artillery and naval gunfire?
Which came first the chicken or the egg. I site my last remark. Israel acts in self defense to ensure the security of its citizens and borders.
Q: What American ally in the Middle East has for years sent assassins into other countries to kill its political enemies (a practice sometimes called exporting terrorism)?
Perhaps this is a GOOD thing. I can think of one good example of this. Following the Olympics terrorist plot on Isreali athletes, the Mossad retaliated by killing terrorist from the group that orchestrated the attack. I have NO problem with that and look forward to a similar response by the US.
Q: In which country in the Middle East have high-ranking military officers admitted publicly that unarmed prisoners of war were executed?
I'd like to see your source for this information. I don't accept it as fact. Not to mention, horrendous things happen during war. Look at some of the isolated incidents that occured during Vietnam.
Q: What country in the Middle East refuses to prosecute its soldiers who have acknowledged executing prisoners of war?
Same response as previous.
Q: What country in the Middle East created 762,000 refugees and refuses to allow them to return to their homes, farms and businesses?
Explain what you are reffering to? I aso encourage you to read history. The palestinians have been thrown out of many arab countries over the recent history.
Q: What country in the Middle East refuses to pay compensation to people whose land, bank accounts and businesses it confiscated?
I'd like to see reference for this comment as well. Its not true. In fact, the PLO currently maintains bank accounts in Israeli banks.
Q: In what country in the Middle East was a high-ranking United Nations diplomat assassinated?
Assasinated by whom? Are you proposing that Israel assasinated a UN diplomat???? C'mon
Q: In what country in the Middle East did the man who ordered the assassination of a high-ranking UN diplomat become prime minister?
???? same as prev.
Q: What country in the Middle East blew up an American diplomatic facility in Egypt and attacked a U.S. ship in international waters, killing 33 and wounding 177 American sailors?
Are you insane?
Q: What country in the Middle East employed a spy, Jonathan Pollard, to steal classified documents and then gave some of them to the Soviet Union?
The documents were not given to USSR. Israel was not an Ally of the USSR ---- the arab countries were. Not to mention, according to the intelligence sharing agreements between Israel and the US, Pollard was sharing documents which were SUPPOSED to have been given to Israel anyway.
Q: What country at first denied any official connection to Pollard, then voted to make him a citizen and has continuously demanded that the American president grant Pollard a full pardon?
He should be pardoned.
Q: What country on Planet Earth has the second most powerful lobby in the United States, according to a recent Fortune magazine survey of Washington insiders?
Thats rather laughable. I'd like to see THAT alleged Fortune article.
Q: Which country in the Middle East is in defiance of 69 United Nations Security Council resolutions and has been protected from 29 more by U.S. vetoes?
So whats your point? Maybe the world is anti-semitic or anti-israel?
Q: What country is the United States threatening to bomb because ``UN Security Council resolutions must be obeyed?''
Iraq is threatened because they are threatening to US economic and political interests in the middle east.
Why don't you go back into your hole in damascus. The trash you spew is offensive to the memories of all of the lives that have been lost this week.