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    • Fred
    • 17.09.07 | 20:03 (IST)

    How many ways could you be wrong in one paragraph? 1. The US is the world's largest economy. It outperforms Western Europe, Japan, etc. The day the "USofA" is broken economically, the rest of the world's economy vanishes. 2. In 2007, direct economic aid from the US was $120 million, or about 0.07% of Israel's GDP. While $120 million is nothing to sneeze at, it's not a make or break factor in Israel's survival. 3. Neither theRothchilds nor any other philanthropist have the resourses to play a significant role in Israel's $170.3 billion (2006)economy. 4. Arms sales make money but they are nothing compared with the cost of war. The War in Lebanon cost about $7 billion in direct costs and countless billion more in indirect costs. That compares with arms sales of 4.2 billion (2006). Since only a fraction of the arms sales are profit, the actual differential is much greater. No one goes to war for profit. To conclude: Never let truth interfere with a really bad, antisemetic theory.

    from the article: Best be pessimistic
    First published 00:00 17.09.07 | Last updated 00:00 17.09.07
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