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It's amazing what decades of sh*t can do

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I learned this was just tough sh*t.

I learned about the Balfour Declaration, the Stern Gang, Irgun, the King David Hotel bombing, Deir Yassin, Nakba, the USS Liberty, Mossad, Sabra and Shatilla, "A Clean Break," the bulldozing of olive groves and homes, white phosphorus, torture, collective punishment, humiliation, assault, murder, annexation, settlements, Rachel Corrie"

I learned that a favorite activity of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is to smear feces (theirs) all over, well, everything inside Palestinian buildings they've overrun. This is apparently great fun.

I'm not so hot on Israel anymore.

So what changed my view? Why, Israel, of course. Or rather, the actions of its government and military. It seems fairly clear: Israel takes the approximately four billion U.S. taxpayer dollars it's given annually to subjugate an entire population, while its "leaders" provide evermore risible justifications (as well as a stiff-as-you-please collective middle finger) to anyone who dares question their chosen nation's God-given right to imprison, brutalize and kill as many people as necessary so it can take their sh*t. (Maybe that's why so much is left in return.)

But perhaps I'm being unfair. After all, what other nation possessing 150 nuclear warheads and one of the best-equipped (we can safely leave out "well-trained") armies on the planet wouldn't feel threatened by a boatload of peace activists in international waters bringing food, medicine and clothing to an impoverished ghetto?

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