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    • Joe
    • 14.11.12 | 04:21 (IST)

    The Israeli people must understand that we Americans do NOT want to go to war for Israel. We do not want to go to war for any other country. We have been doing that since we rescued Kuwait and we are tired of spending our men, women, and trillions of dollars doing this. We are not the policemen of the world. Even if we were, much more is at stake than ever before. A war for Israel against any mid-East Arab nation places us at great risk of nuclear war with Russia and possibly China. This is a risk that we citizens are not willing to take: to risk the lives of 200 million Americans and devastate our land for centuries is not an acceptable risk. I agree with President Obama that we must prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. I do not agree that we should fight Israel's war. Ecclesiastes says that wisdom is better than weapons of war. Does Israel or does it not believe the words of its God? Wisdom suggests that Israel cease building new settlements, restore some of the older borders, agree to the creation of a Palestinian state, and permit Jerusalem to become a sovereign, international city-state such as Vatican City. It is not only your city. It is the holy city of the entire world, and of the Jews, Christians and the Muslims. The whole world should have unrestricted access to God's holy city of peace. I do not want to see the destruction of Israel. But as an American citizen, I am not willing to risk our own destruction, a devastation that would last for centuries, to fight for Israel or any other nation.

    from the article: So sorry, President Obama, please forgive Netanyahu
    First published 13:44 08.11.12 | Last updated 13:44 08.11.12
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