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why will the US aid Isreal and not Palistine
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why will the US aid Isreal and not Palistine
Because the American government is somewhat on the anti-Islam side. Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq, Iran, Somailia and Syria -- what do they all have in common? (I'm an American Muslim, if that means anything.)

Answering the original question: I don't there is going to be another target since the so-called War On Terror wasn't as huge a success it was predicted to be.
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Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq, Iran, Somailia and Syria -- what do they all have in common?
That's easy - they're all spectacularly oppressive regimes which committed extraordinary human rights abuses and (with the possible exception of Somalia) actively supported international terrorism.
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That's easy - they're all spectacularly oppressive regimes which committed extraordinary human rights abuses and (with the possible exception of Somalia) actively supported international terrorism.
Zimababwe is a spectatularly oppressive regime with human rights abuses. Why aren't they on Bush's hitlist ? Because they offer no threat to the US i here you cry ? Because they don't own oil or gas, i here you cry ?

If Bush gave a **** about HR abuse and oppressive regimes then he would've been there first. As for terrorism, Mugabe has stated he supports the fight against it - which almost certainly means he doesn't.
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Zimababwe is a spectatularly oppressive regime with human rights abuses. Why aren't they on Bush's hitlist ? Because they offer no threat to the US i here you cry ? Because they don't own oil or gas, i here you cry ?

If Bush gave a **** about HR abuse and oppressive regimes then he would've been there first. As for terrorism, Mugabe has stated he supports the fight against it - which almost certainly means he doesn't.
If Mugabe walked into an Arab League Summit, he'd be the most democratically legitimate man in the room.

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Right.

Fair enough. I'm not saying that the US get into Zimbabwae now. I'm just wondering how they haven't even considered Mugabe and his appauling record.

And what about Burma, are they on the list ? That's the biggest HR abuse in the whole world, and their leader could walk into an Arab League Summit and the Leaders would take notes on how to act like and ********, commit genocide efficiently and get yourself elected by force.

But Burma has no oil, so *******s to the HR abuse there then eh Bush ?
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Right.

Fair enough. I'm not saying that the US get into Zimbabwae now. I'm just wondering how they haven't even considered Mugabe and his appauling record.

And what about Burma, are they on the list ? That's the biggest HR abuse in the whole world, and their leader could walk into an Arab League Summit and the Leaders would take notes on how to act like and ********, commit genocide efficiently and get yourself elected by force.

But Burma has no oil, so *******s to the HR abuse there then eh Bush ?
US National interest > random HR abuses.

HR abuses are important to the US and to every G8 member, but action is taken in the context of their own national interest. if and when the US can help out they will do so. if and when that HR abuse is at such a level that the intl.community sees it as a priority, they will act. until then there is a trade-off, and one where National Interest will and has always been paramount.
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That's easy - they're all spectacularly oppressive regimes which committed extraordinary human rights abuses and (with the possible exception of Somalia) actively supported international terrorism.
As opposed to Israel's great respect of human rights? Or how about their lack of international terrorism? Yes, believe it or not, performing vast massacres, destroying homes, randomly killing Palestinians and the occasional bombing of southern Lebanon are considered "human rights abuses" and "international terrorism".

You failed to see the true link between said countries: Islam.
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As opposed to Israel's great respect of human rights? Or how about their lack of international terrorism? Yes, believe it or not, performing vast massacres, destroying homes, randomly killing Palestinians and the occasional bombing of southern Lebanon are considered "human rights abuses" and "international terrorism".
"international terrorism" according to who or what?
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"international terrorism" according to who or what?
Last time I checked, Lebanon, Palestine and Israel weren't the same country.
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Last time I checked, Lebanon, Palestine and Israel weren't the same country.
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http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=international
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=terrorism
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"The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments"
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US National interest > random HR abuses.

HR abuses are important to the US and to every G8 member, but action is taken in the context of their own national interest. if and when the US can help out they will do so. if and when that HR abuse is at such a level that the intl.community sees it as a priority, they will act. until then there is a trade-off, and one where National Interest will and has always been paramount.
My God you've got it!! And what exactly is the US National interest in the countries on the "hitlist" ? Natural resources!!! ding ding ding - ladies and gentleman, we have a winner!
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My God you've got it!! And what exactly is the US National interest in the countries on the "hitlist" ? Natural resources!!! ding ding ding - ladies and gentleman, we have a winner!
shouldnt you wait before i answer that question?

incidentally, since when did assuring a natural resource supply become a crime?
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shouldnt you wait before i answer that question?

incidentally, since when did assuring a natural resource supply become a crime?

since it's not yours to assure. If i come into your house and assure the use of your sofa, by your logic, that is not a crime. And come now vienna, surely you know it was a rhetorical question.
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since it's not yours to assure. If i come into your house and assure the use of your sofa, by your logic, that is not a crime. And come now vienna, surely you know it was a rhetorical question.
if you save my home from ruin and the HR abuse panning out in the upstairs bathroom and then as youre leaving i offer you the use of my sofa in the future, i wouldnt be calling the police.
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if you save my home from ruin and the HR abuse panning out in the upstairs bathroom and then as youre leaving i offer you the use of my sofa in the future, i wouldnt be calling the police.
its not the same and you know it. but lol all the same.
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its not the same and you know it. but lol all the same.
your analogy implied the US enters a nation completely irrespective of the state of the country or any possible HR abuse going on there, appropriates and controls their oil supply.

my analogy suggests that the US enters or operates on the back of a regime collapse, where the population requires assistance in overthrowing a dictatorship or oppressive regime, installs a leadership, in recent cases through democratic election and helps to rebuild/or manage such work on the infrastructure of said country. this is with the bonus that the new regime has working ties with the US and is willing to export and assure an oil supply.

now of course theyre not the same but which sounds more realistic to you?
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Long live the state of Isreal and may they have luck in killing the terror which is a blot on this world.
Atleast they get the job done!
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