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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Coming to Grips With Gaza.

There are many good people out there who are struggling with the current carnage.  I understand and appreciate the sentiment expressed by many in regards to Israel and the Palestinians--blaming both sides and throwing up their hands--but the problem with that, among other things, is:  our country is fully on one side, sending weapons, or paying for weapons, advising militarily, blocking UN actions, backing embargoes and on and on. That's our country, taking one side.  That's your taxes at work.

Yes, we can condemn Iran or Egypt or wherever the weapons come from that Hamas is firing.  But it's likely our country's name on the missiles and bombs that are hitting Gaza--and if it's not, there's a great chance we paid for them and/or our military advised on their use. Glenn Greenwald's new column makes all of these points and more.

Rachel Maddow just said that he one lever we have in this crisis the leverage we have on...Egypt.   When it is Israel that is so beholden to us for weapons and  diplomatic support. 

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