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WaPo inverts victim and aggressor (Israel and Iran)
American Thinker ^ | 09/05/2019 | By Michael Berenhaus

Posted on 09/05/2019 7:57:39 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

“Israel’s ominous escalation” (8/28/19) could also be called the Washington Post’s “ominous escalation” with three articles/editorials in three days about Israel’s allegedly egregious responses to Iranian aggression. Of course, the Post calls Israel’s response to weapons buildups on its borders and attempted drone attacks as Israeli “aggression.” What else does one of the smallest countries in the world have to do in its spare time than to poke a hornet’s nest of enemies that have them pretty much surrounded?

The Post editorial says that “since July, Israel has quietly expanded its air campaign” against Iran. Might that have anything to do with Iran expanding its military campaign/buildup against Israel? We know that Iran has been provoking the world by attacking and hijacking international ships while creating havoc in the Straits of Hormuz. This has gone on for months. Iran’s actions are clear to everyone -- except the Washington Post when it comes to Israel.

To its credit, the Post acknowledges (will wonders ever cease?) that “Israel clearly has a right to defend itself.” Like clockwork, there is then the inevitable “but” after any concession or acknowledgement of an Israeli action.” The Post follows (drumroll), “But” the Israeli response “comes with considerable risks.” Where’s an eyeroll emoji when you need one? The alleged risks: “5,000 US troops could be targets for Iranian reprisals.” The Post continues the unprofessional use of speculation with their “coulda” brigade.

The editorial concluded with more speculation attempting to draw a link between Israel’s actions against Iran and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming election by saying Netanyahu is facing a “tough election.” The Post then states that Netanyahu “might consider” this a good time to “escalate” with Iran.

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1 posted on 09/05/2019 7:57:39 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

WaPo is just another way to spell toilet paper


2 posted on 09/05/2019 8:07:58 AM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: SeekAndFind

How do we all feel about the money we give Israel?
I don’t see it mentioned often.


3 posted on 09/05/2019 8:23:42 AM PDT by George Rand (-- I can't befriend liberals because I won't befriend ignorance --)
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To: George Rand

I don’t think Israel needs it, particularly because there are usually strings attached. They/we benefit more from technology sharing. I think it would be healthier if it were limited to things like that.

My understanding is that the stipends we send date back to President Carter, who coerced them into giving up the Sinai peninsula after 15 years, offering regular foreign aid as recompense.


4 posted on 09/05/2019 8:34:43 AM PDT by rightwingcrazy (;-)
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To: George Rand

America bribes Israel to stop Israel from taking the steps to halt the Muslim war on it. It started as part of the price for cheap Arab oil.

Now it’s just a sop to the American defense industry, where almost all of that money ‘to Israel’ actually ends up.


5 posted on 09/05/2019 8:49:38 AM PDT by jjotto (Next week, BOOM!, for sure!)
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To: jjotto

So it’s to prevent Israel from solving it’s problems so that we get cheap oil?
Great.


6 posted on 09/05/2019 9:08:34 AM PDT by George Rand (-- I can't befriend liberals because I won't befriend ignorance --)
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To: George Rand

But American defense industry makes money and Israel pols and military get rich from bribes. To them, it’s win-win.


7 posted on 09/05/2019 9:12:03 AM PDT by jjotto (Next week, BOOM!, for sure!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
What is its FR nick? I thought Jamal Khashoggi was dead? Thanks SeekAndFind.

8 posted on 09/05/2019 11:40:16 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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9 posted on 09/06/2019 7:09:40 AM PDT by SJackson (blow in a dog’s face, he gets mad at you, car ride; he sticks his head out the window)
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