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    • George N. Spitz
    • 10.10.06 | 11:13 (IST)

    Israel's fault is its slavish imitation of and reliance on the world's most warlike country since inception, the United States of America. North American colonists in the 1770s, a handful of whom believed in a republican form of government, such as the naïve Thomas Paine, j made common cause with slaveholders who feared the incipient antislavery movements in England and expansionists who sought to violate treaties England had signed protecting the lands of Native Americans living west of the Allegheny Mountain. Thanks to the opportunistic intervention of the France of Louis XVI, hardly a government interested in the rights of man or overthrowing the so-called tyranny of Kings, the colonists were saved from the eventual horrific fate of Canada, New Zealand and Australia and their ancestors were condemned to perpetual wars now threatening the entire globe. Israel should defy its patron and accept the 2002 Beirut offer of the Arabs nations of permanent peace and acceptance in the Mi

    from the article: The mystery of America
    First published 00:00 08.10.06 | Last updated 00:00 08.10.06
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