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About a year ago I put together this chart of foreign aid the United States gives. Not surprisingly, Israel is on the second slot on the list, after Afghanistan, with $3.1 billion.

Now, Israel is asking the U.S. for $5 billion, according to this article. They want F-35, the most expensive weapon system ever made, costing between $100 million and $200 million EACH, depending on configuration.

The United States has no business giving any money to rich, successful and – mind you – socialist countries. Here is a picture of a New York City street. We have our own needs, and we’re not taking care of them. Sending $3 billion a year to Israel is unconscionable. And the Israelis asking for another $2 billion more is an insult. Netanyahu, who has been insulting and slamming Obama for years, has a lot of nerve. He must really think we’re all stupid.

Potholes

We have no business supporting rich, powerful and successful countries like Israel with any money.

We have this attitude about socialism being a terrible thing. Israel is a socialist country. In Israel, men are paid to study rather than work, if they so choose. The country basically pays people to have children and put them in daycare. In our country, our leaders fight against this, call it freeloading (to use a mild term). Yet, we send our tax dollars to Israel supporting exactly those policies, and we don’t even blink.

I am actually with Donald Trump on this one: This is really stupid!

This is an example of how screwed up our priorities are.

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The American media has effectively indoctrinated us that Hamas are terrorists and therefore Israel is justified in fighting back. When opponents of the war argue that Israel is killing innocent Palestinians, they counter that the Palestinians elected Hamas into power and therefore they are not innocent. They are terrorists.

Hamas are terrorists. Palestinians should overthrow Hamas and start the peaceful nation they proclaim they want. I am aware that I am asking for another civil war in Gaza.

It’s a complex situation, and I tend to agree with the argument from the side I listened to last.

But easy or not, Israel is terrorizing Gaza. Look at this video, for a change not by a slanted American media organization but by a slanted German one. Then look me in the eye and tell me that these children are guilty because they elected Hamas.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to know German. All the pictures are in English.

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152434676470838&set=vb.12084075837&type=2&theater

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