Your irony would probably attain a higher yield if focused into the British-French colonial arrangements in the Middle East. Great idea to create mental institutions like Saudi Arabia instead of countries, now isnīt it. Oh the Arabs, such an exotic culture impossible to understand from our ethnocentric, or island centric culture. And those Hasemite chicks are really hot, arenīt they? Why not give them a country? And the rest of the Middle East save Turkey to the other Arabs too? Just give them ALL of it. GREAT idea!
Only maybe much of the problems today flow from appalling decisions made at that time. Maybe we should double check our Historical Knowledge.
I doubt your revenge option will get any traction in Israel. Historically speaking, Israel has NEVER resorted to revenge and has NEVER attacked non-combatants. The only exception might be what happened in the village of Deir Yassim 60 years ago. Thatīs it. I challenge ANYBODY reading this to challenge ANYTHING I just said.
But on the other hand that is precisely the systematic modus operandi of its enemies, who in a new moral low in the History of mankind, are now building their bunkers in civilian areas to protect their weapons. This despicable tactic counts on the morally obtuse in the West, and only on them, for they obviously donīt care much what their own populations think. For example, this is what Israel had to deal with just yesterday:
Not even a ĻpoliceĻstation and rockets misteriously come out of the ground... Iīm reading the strike has been exceptionally well aimed at its targets, which I call terrorists...and understand me, I really feel when I see those adult men crying on TV, it is very painful, only I blame the real people responsible for instigating the violence. So whatīs your point? Are you saying that Israel has engaged in a wanton killing spree? Come out and say it then.
I guarantee you that it is going to be exceptionally difficult for you to get any sort of high moral ground when discussing Israel conduct at War if Iīm around. But Iīm actually looking for that you try.
And in the meantime, Iīm thinking...Gdansk/Danzig is Polish or German?
Did you see that many Germans blowing Polish children to pieces as of late? Any complaints or whining?
I didnīt see any. And magic, magic, magic: No need for nukes either.
Maybe something was done right about East Prussia then, although in this case it should have been done in 67, it is too late now.
You canīt agree or disagree on the fact that Pakistan is receiving 10X more aid than Israel, and that Israel receives as of now only military aid. Either it is true or it is false. My first source is a journalist, but Iīm looking for her original source to prove it, for a number of reasons, now also so you can eat your words.
But perhaps the US should not have helped fund those F15s that wiped out Soviet Jets over the Bekaa valley. Although some Soviet generals are on record stating that was devastating for the Soviet Union. Or those F16s that raided Osirak. Iran, the US, and the rest of the World would be much much better off with the Sadam crime family in possession of nukes.
I mean, Iīm not going to defend a greedy Israeli military contractor who tried to sell technology to the Chinese, but I want to see the Historical long run and all things considered, US aid to Israel has paid off in security terms (the Keynes argument being a red herring and a failed attempt for humor, Iīm sorry to say). I also think every American should be very proud for their support of Israel, I wished my own country did the same. This might not be important for you but it is for me. And on top of that moral consideration, I most certainly stand by my assertion that Israel has been the most productive ally for the US receiving aid from the US. It is what I gather from the Intel or Electronics guys. The night googles, the avionics and chips and all the rest of it.
But I do want to know what is the US getting back from its aid to say...Egypt or South Korea. Just to put the whole thing in Historical Context, Iīm sure you will agree it is relevant for the discussion. And once that issue is settled I want to know why that aid is never questioned. Which is what matters to me. Because Iīm not an American taxpayer. I just happen to be from a place where the strait of Gibraltar is 15 kilometres wide, and maybe because of that, whether this is understood or not, I know EXACTLY what all this is all about.