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Posts by Immanuel Goldstein

Let's see your own linked source:I emphasised the “after Israel's victory in its War of Independence” part. So, according to a source you could read, Israel fought its war of independence and won, with no contribution from the US government. Which is widely known and undisputed fact.You could try a public library, they might have something about widely known facts of the 1948 war, such as Israel raising funds from rich Jews in the US and Canada to buy arms, on the black...
They must be very reliable then. So what's stopping you?
Israel was about to tear Egypt and Syria apart in 1967 and would have probably done so hadn't the US demand and obtain it stopped. So yes, we would have prevailed on our own.What do you mean by “without the US”? Do you mean an isolationist US? Had the Soviets dared intevene, the US would have sent its own troops against them (and igniting WWIII) not for the sake of Israel, but because it would simply not have tolerated any direct Soviet intervention in the region. Which is...
Isn't it “Esther” these days? Or do you have any reliable information about the US government funding a country at war (under US arms embargo) in 1948?No, I don't consider it.
The Soviet threatened they'd intervene, [edit: and the US stated it wouldn't tolerate direct Soviet intervention in the Middle-East], and some Americans probably believed the Soviet threat. To believe the Soviets would have risked starting World War III for the sake of Egypt and Syria, that's as preposterous as to imagine the US starting WWIII to save South Vietnam. The USSR may have been many horrible things, mindless insane idiots they were not. [Edit: although they were...
Those funds were provided by private individuals. I assume you know the difference between private individuals and the government.
I don't see why you think “the western world simply won't allow” it. No country came to Israel's defence in 1948, and most observers at the time expected the Arab countries to win that war. And that was only three years after 1945, while Stalin was busy purging Soviet Jews (including famous ones such as the poet Mikhoels). So, my expectations from the western world are even lower than yours. Of course, Israel does have US help now, but notice that such help rarely goes to...
Contrary to the popular myth, the US and and Israel weren't always so close. Israel had no US help in 1948, actually, the US had an arms embargo on Israel at the time. And the common stand of the Department of State as well as in the Pentagon was rather hostile toward Israel, for the simple reason that it was in the way the policy's priority in the region namely Saudi Arabia (the pretext often given was that Israel with its ruling Labour party and prominent trade-union...
When a country is attacked, its powerful ally is usually commited to come to its defence, that is something that both South Korea and Israel have in common. The difference is that the US fought a war to defend South Korea and has troops stationed there for the purpose of defending South Korea (and a good thing it is). The US has not done the same for Israel. But the thread's initiator asks:Assuming (and giving the benefit of the doubt, I'll guess it was due to ignorance...
An observation of the trends in the last hundred years shows a rapid increase in the number of people in the world who don't consider themsleves religious (seculars/agnostics/atheists, etc.), if I recall correctly that group is third in size behind Islam (and growing faster than Islam, yet not being a religion it cannot claim being “the world's fastest growing” etc.) Observing the last five hundred years, we can see that religion's influence and authority has been in...
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