The US also supported the SA Apartheid regime up to the last moment - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ernst
    • 04.04.11 | 18:09 (IDT)

    in fact, the US was a strong supporter of the White leadership in Pretoria, because of their strong anti-communist position. The US now also supports Israel for all the wrong reasons, mainly because they think it is some sort of outpost of democracy in a sea of Arab dictatorship. Like in the SA Apartheid case, the US foreign policy towards Israel is based on mistaken self-interest. Let's remember that the Apartheid racist of SA only lost their power ONLY when the US put its full weight behind the international consensus. President Reagan in fact turned around the sanctions and trade limitations that his predecessor Carter had imposed. Reagan met often with SA prime minister P.W. Botha and praised him and his regime for fighting the influence of the Sovjet Union. In 1986, when martial law was imposed in SA and things in SA got too extreme to pretend, the US congress voted sanctions into law,. Reagan vetoed theis law, but his veto was squashed by the US Senate. Just like ther US supported the brutal oppressor Mubarak in Egypt, the brutal oppressor Marcos in the Philipines, almost all the South American dictators, etc, etc. US support for Israeli settlement apartheid is nothing strange.

    from the article: Heading toward an Israeli apartheid state
    First published 00:42 04.04.11 | Last updated 00:42 04.04.11
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