View Poll Results: Should the US stop funding the Israeli military?

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Should the US stop funding the Israeli military?

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    Hell no!

    I am SO pro-Israel it's disturbing.

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    Shadow12345,

    Man you are on a roll tonight with these anti-military posts.

    But anyway I vote yes, can't see there is any justification for it.

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    i think all the countries should take all the money that they would be spending on milatary, and use it to by marshmallows and chocolate and grahm(?) crackers, and then we can all have smores and sing songs around a campfire together... but that's just me.
    If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrariwise, what it is, it wouldn't be, and what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?

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    Originally posted by BMJ
    Hell no!

    I am SO pro-Israel it's disturbing.
    Could you explain why? Why don't you take the Palestinian's side?

    I don't have a strong opinion either way, I'm actually using you people to form my own opinions because I have little access to humans that can carry on intelligent conversations (none exist in my state, few in my country, in fact most intelligent people are in Germany because they do things like invent lightbulbs that never burn out).

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    >>(none exist in my state, few in my country, in fact most intelligent people are in Germany because they do things like invent lightbulbs that never burn out)<<


    LOL!!!!! That's gonna have me chuckling for quite some time!!

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    YES, we have our own problems that need money!

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    Originally posted by Shadow12345
    Could you explain why? Why don't you take the Palestinian's side?
    I'm not going to argue; I stated how I feel, I do have reasoning for it.

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    Originally posted by Shadow12345

    I don't have a strong opinion either way
    You're right, we're not going to argue.
    I do have reasoning for it.
    What is your reasoning? I'm asking because I'm curious to find out what other people think, as in I'm posting in a completely non-offensive way, cheer up a bit BMJ.

    Just to let you know you are pretty much defeating this thread by not Discussing it.
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    I definately do NOT support how Israel reacts. Example

    [Israel] Oh no, some terrorists attacked us. Let's take it out on the entire population of Palestine.

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    Have you looked at the amount the US sends Israel?

    Then compared this to the Gross Domestic Products of Israel's neighbours?

    The total Palestinian GDP is less than the military aid sent to Israel by the US.

    Considering Israel is the 16 richest country with 0.0001% of the worlds population I think 1/3 of ALL US aid is excessive.

    Nearly 50% of Palistinians live on less than US$2 per day. Nearly 40% are unemployed.

    Total income losses arising from Israeli-imposed border closures amount to around $2.4 billion, in addition to over $300 million in infrastructure damage (caused by Israeli military actions).

    US aid is less than US$140 Million to Palistine (compared to over US$4 Billion to Israel)
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    Isreal has every right to exist on the boarders that it the UN set for it when it was created. It also has the right do to treates from the wars the suronding countries started to keep ocupied land until the countries who land it is admits that isreal has a right to exist. It has done this by giving egypt is land back.

    Simply giving the rest of the land back that it occupies will not solve the problem as the terriost orginaztions want it off the map nothing less. The other problem lies in the fact the Palistine Goverment can not control the terorist orginaztions and thus an outside force would be need to control this orginaztions, perfubly though not the US or Isreal.

    I however don't agree with a lot of Isreals recent decisions it's general history has been a lot better then Palisitne, Egypt, ect.
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    Sentaku senshi,

    Couldn't have said it any better.

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    We'll stop funding the Isreali military just as soon as we have assimilated the entire world.

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    >>Isreal has every right to exist on the boarders that it the UN set for it when it was created. It also has the right do to treates from the wars the suronding countries started to keep ocupied land until the countries who land it is admits that isreal has a right to exist. It has done this by giving egypt is land back.

    Simply giving the rest of the land back that it occupies will not solve the problem as the terriost orginaztions want it off the map nothing less. The other problem lies in the fact the Palistine Goverment can not control the terorist orginaztions and thus an outside force would be need to control this orginaztions, perfubly though not the US or Isreal.

    I however don't agree with a lot of Isreals recent decisions it's general history has been a lot better then Palisitne, Egypt, ect.<<

    This debate isn't really about whether Israel has the right to exist or not. More about whether America should continue to supply it with arms when it's clear from the news broadcasts that it uses them to impose curfews (sp?) on the palestinians and even, for example in the case of Jenin, demolish entire towns of civillian property.

    Israel does things to Palestinians that we would consider to be enormous breaches of basic human rights. So is it therefore ethical for America to supply it with the tools necessary to do so? That is the real question of this thread.

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