Someone please get this blithering idiot out of the!

I originally posted this page back on 12/29/17; however, I removed the page on 5/11/19, after creating a new page that I thought allowed me to get my point across in a less personal way, see An_open_letter_to_Iran. One year and five months later, I am restoring the page, and this time it is not going anywhere until the subject at hand does.

Well, I hate to say I told you so, but I told you so. What a great gift from the US to Israel this president has been: a guy who doesn’t give a damn who’s fighting and dying in the middle east—just as long as they are fighting and dying. And, of course, while everyone else is preoccupied, Israel’s zealots can carry out their agenda with ever decreasing concern. And just when you thought there couldn't be anyone come along capable of breeding more hatred of the US than Dick Cheney . . .    

The following original text of this page is as it was when I took the page down on 5/11/19. all previous added 10/13/19

There is one decision that Donald Trump has made as President—and only one—that I am in full agreement with, and that is the decision to strike the Syrian air base. The policy makes much more sense to me than waiting twenty years and making up lies to supposedly stop or punish someone for performing genocidal acts; in other words: waiting until the point has long been lost. But this latest call by Mr. “Big Shot” to get the cameras turned on him by picking one of the most hot-button issues on the planet to meddle in is not in any way in the best interest of the United States, and only has to do with Bible passages, US Christian Zionist sympathies, and outright provocation, rather than any sort of pragmatic decision making. I am, of course, referring to Trump’s latest call to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

I call on the sensible people of the United States to stand with me, and demand, with urgency, that Donald Trump retract his statements regarding the capital of Israel and the moving of the US embassy to Jerusalem.

Dave Conklin 12/09/2017

12/27/17: The death toll of Palestinians now stands at fifteen; almost three thousand injured. Truly boggles the mind how something as predictable as the sun coming up could “further the peace process.” The major news networks were reporting the Palestinian protests up front on the nightly news, then, about December 12th, suddenly no mention at all. I can’t watch all the TV news networks at once, of course, but I did not hear mention of it again until the 22nd. So how could a major ongoing news story suddenly become no news at all, even when there were no bigger news stories to bump it down? Well, if you don’t already know the answer to that, you must live in a different country than I do. I would recommend getting an alternative point of view—while it is still possible. Here is a good place to start: Jerusalem as capital: All the latest | Israeli–Palestinian conflict News | Al Jazeera

Israeli–Palestinian conflict - Al Jazeera latest news

5/15/18: In 2003, the United States and Britain, despite opposition from several other key allies and Iraq’s cooperation with UN weapons inspectors, invaded Iraq for the purposes of securing dollar hegemony, terrorizing a state that had nothing to do with 911 (shock and awe), securing oil fields, and because the State of Israel simply did not like Saddam Hussein for his past deeds. Of course, to sell the war to the American people, a pretext was invented, claiming that the state of Iraq was an imminent threat, colluding with terrorists, and producing stockpiles of chemical weapons with mobile factories.

Now, some might call every item in the previous paragraph facts, others might call them an opinion, and still others might label them fake news, but I believe the evidence speaks for itself.

Now history is repeating itself: Iran is the new “terrorist” regime that cannot win, even when complying with mandates. And this when at least two of Iran’s top scientists and one engineer were assassinated from January of 2010 to January of 2012. To my knowledge, none of the three were in any way responsible for the planning or execution of any terrorist attack. Was it the Mossad? I don’t know, but I also don’t know who else would be so motivated (Will the real terrorists please stand up?)

But that is only the tip of the iceberg, of course, when it comes to questionable tactics on the part of Israel over the past 60 years or so, some no-doubt only meant to provoke. It is greedy hardliners like Netanyahu that are the problem, of course, (the type that our current President has chosen to align us with) who’s pipe dream is surely to eventually annex the whole of the West Bank and Gaza—a little more ground for Israel, but an incredibly small amount of land to start world war three over, in my opinion.

As for this latest spectacle by the Trumps to utterly marginalize the Palestinians, I have to say—as a US citizen—very embarrassing.

The name of the game is, preemptively cripple any possible threat, not so Israel can live contentedly within its current borders (as recognized by the U.N.), but so that Israel can do stuff like claim Jerusalem to be its capital, build settlements, and annex land without worrying about repercussions. But I would never encourage anyone to take my word or my opinion alone; I encourage anyone reading this to study the subject carefully and go with what your gut tells you. But take heed, you may find cold hard facts hard to come by . . . and that’s no lie.

A few recommended links:

Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin - Wikipedia

Israel's soaring population: Promised Land running out of room? | Reuters

United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission - Wikipedia

List of Israeli assassinations - Wikipedia

Nuclear program of Iran - Wikipedia

mysteries, commentary, sci-fi

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