Where to Ship the Bombs?

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My paternal ancestry is Prussian, of a nation so aggressive and militaristic that the Allies dissolved it after World War II.

I hope you won’t hold that against me.

Especially when I say I don’t know why the US continues to help fund Israel’s war in Gaza. Israel’s current government seems to be doing a fine job of bombing the hell out of the place all on its own.

Yes, the Jewish people have been treated terribly for millennia, particularly under Christian rule in Europe, long before Nazi Germany. They deserve respect, peace, and a land to call their own.

Hamas’ murder of 1,200 Israelis on 7 October of last year was unforgiveable.

By contrast, Israeli bombardment and ground attacks since then have killed more than 17,000 Palestinians, a third of those being children, with most of the remaining 2.3 million population now without food, water, shelter, or health care. Humanitarian aid has been largely blocked.

Meanwhile, Russia’s brutal aggression in Ukraine continues. Yet our lawmakers’ resolve there seems to be wavering even as their inclination to continue funding the war in Gaza firms.

That seems backward to me. But then, my Prussian ancestor brought his family to the US just after the Napoleonic Wars. I believe he was tired of France and Germany’s seesaw history of imperialism. From that standpoint, Russian current imperialistic aggression seems more of a threat to global peace than Hamas’ terrorism in Israel.

And it ain’t antiSemictic of me to say so.

One thought on “Where to Ship the Bombs?

  • January 3, 2024 at 1:56 pm
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    Agreed. I don’t have anything to add, really – HAMAS are terrorists, but Israel has reacted by declaring war on Palestinian children and it’s a straight up war crime that our government is supporting them.

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