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Ken Catalino

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  1. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    I am German. I don’t have a problem with Jews (quite the opposite, I am very, very sorry for what we did to the Jews). But I do have a problem with the state of Israel and it’s government.

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    I don’t like these settlement-things, especially the latest ones. That is just asking for trouble. The so called “Two State Solution” was brokered in – what? – the 80’s or so? Why has it not been implemented yet? Yes, I know, Jerusalem, big problem, agreed. But the settlements are a violation of the _spirit_of the TSS. They are an in-your-face provocation against the Palestinians, specifically designed to prevent them from coming to any negotiation table (their own people would gut any negotiators under these circumstances).

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    Iran wants to “drive the Jews into the sea”. Well, I don’t know what Israel wants to do to/with the Palestinians, but it sure as heck isn’t baking them some nice cookies…

  2. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    At issue is whether our government should be responsible for the actions of Israel’s. The answer should be obvious.

  3. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 1 year ago

    Obamashould have nominated McConnell for Secretary of Something to see how fast the right would turn on him (more than they have).

  4. Larry

    Larry said, over 1 year ago

    Is Hagel conning the Republicans or are they wantonly harassing him? Catalino is unclear here.
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    There will not be peace in the Holy Land until it is unified under a secular government. They must separate church and state.

  5. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 1 year ago

    God blessed America from its beginning, independent of England’s Kingdom, because Americans supported God’s Biblical Jews…and a Jewish banker saved the revolution when George Washington’s army was barefoot and starving in the winter. Our Founders knew the Bible and knew God’s promise in Genesis 12:3…“I will bless those who bless thee…”
    (the Hebrew people, Israel, the Jews).
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    the modern US presidents were wrong to try to coerce Israel to agree to a “2 state deal”….and Arafat proved it could never, ever work by rejecting the Clinton-plan of allowing the Arabs 92% of all the land they demanded. The unchangeable Arab/Muslim plan is to get 100% of Palestine and have ZERO Jews living in the Land God Promised Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and their descendants.
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    God has lessened our blessings and has taken away His hedge against our enemies, allowing 9/11/01 and further attacks against the USA…..because our government has officially rejected God in our schools and in our public squares. Atheists and apostates seem to think posting the 10 Commandments as a guideline for morality and civil laws is worse than Islamic Terrorism!
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    Hagel and Obama and ex-sec’y State Clinton are on the wrong side of the attempted eradication of the Jewish state of Israel.

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    Perhaps I’m being cynical here, but it appears to me that Hagel’s nomination is no more than a political ploy. I’m sure Obama knew Hagel’s position on things and knew that the Republicans would would object to his nomination. Obama can say “Hey, I reached across the aisle and look at what the Republicans are doing.”. Politics as usual. (or maybe a little worse, but not much)

  7. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Negotiating with terrorist is like negotiation with a deadly poison after you drink it! Do you really think that your body will tolerate the poison, and you won’t die a horrible death, just because you agreed to come to terms with the poison.

  8. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, over 1 year ago

    The trouble is that folks conflate Judaism, Jewish culture/Identity and Israelis./ Islam, Muslim culture/Identity and Palestinians/Arabs.


    I know secular/agnostic/atheist Jews who are Jewish but do not profess a belief in a god but are culturally Jewish.
    There are Jews who follow Judaism or are observant Jews (not sure what the correct term is here).
    There are Israelis who are Christian, Muslim & of Jewish faith, Druze, Bahaii etc


    I have issues with Israeli policies, that has been clear on this forum.
    However, many people, be they liberals & conservatives who support Israel unconditionally,
    or liberals & conservatives who criticise Israel but still support Israel’s right to exist,
    or liberals & conservatives who support Israeli & Palestinian rights ,
    often conflate Judaism with Jewish culture & identity and Israelis.


    And you then get (1)anti-Semitic sentiments being expressed, or (2)criticism being perceived as anti-Semitism. Conversely, criticism aimed at (3)Palestinian extremism is often Islamophobic as well, or (4)perceived by Palestinians (or others) as Islamophobic even when it is not.


    (1)&(3) i.e. Valid criticism of Israeli/Palestinian policy becomes confused with and infused with hatred of the Jewish/Muslim faith.
    (2)&(4) i.e. Valid criticism of Israeli/Palestinian policy is incorrectly perceived as hatred of Jewish/Muslim people.


    Are you able to differentiate it?

  9. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @disgustedtaxpayer

    One of the biggest threats America’s security faces is that there are people in the halls of power who live in the same fantasy land that you do.

  10. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, over 1 year ago

    @disgustedtaxpayer

    I could write a book that says God declared a nice cove on Lake Winnepesaukee to be my promised land. Doesn’t mean it’s right.

  11. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The Israelis bombed our ship in the Mediterranean during one of their wars and not a peep out of us. It seems we are more a state of Israel then the other way around.

  12. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @dfrechet

    “My question to your statement is not one of protest, but one of inquiry. Were they Germans, by birth, but of Jewish ancestry, Germans that practiced the Jewish faith,… is there some ambiguity that is being overlooked?”


    There’s a LOT of ambiguity. There are people on both sides who will say that a “German Jew” is essentially Jewish and only circumstantially German, and that’s true whether they practice their religion or not, whether they had been “assimilated” for generations or had lived on a shtetl, whether their parents and grandparents and great-grandparents had been Jewish or if they only had one Jewish grandparent that they never even met. In World War One, many Jews in Germany eagerly joined the Kaiser’s army, and fought honorably for the Fatherland, and were convinced that they were forever settling the question of whether one could simultaneously be a “Good Jew” and a “Good German.” It didn’t take a heck of a long time for the next regime to disabuse them of that notion.


    To a greater or lesser extent, this question has also played out with Russian Jews, Polish Jews, French Jews, and even American Jews (well, compared to Germany all of these are “lesser,” but sometimes not by much). To say “Polish Catholic” is almost redundant, EXCEPT as a distinction among “Irish Catholic”, “Italian Catholic”, “Spanish Catholic” and so on, but if you think “Nation vs Religion” is only a Jewish concern, think again. The difference between a “German Catholic” and a “German Protestant” may seem of little importance these days (at least to those without a dog in the fight), but consider what comes to mind when you compare “Irish Catholic” and “Irish Protestant” (the religious question isn’t the SOLE issue there of course, but it still carries weight).


    True, there isn’t a “Jewland” from which all the world’s Jews emigrated, but there WAS a Judea, and there IS an Israel, and if Israel doesn’t exist as a safe haven for Jews (“safe” being a relative term), then Israel doesn’t really exist, it seems to me. I think a Jewish Israel that accommodates a Muslim minority is the key to peace, not a purely secular Israel.

  13. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @disgustedtaxpayer

    “The unchangeable Arab/Muslim plan is to get 100% of Palestine and have ZERO Jews living in the Land God Promised Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and their descendants.”


    Not so “unchangeable.” For centuries, Jews living under Arab/Muslim hegemony were treated far more respectfully and benignly than Jews living in Christendom. True, the founding of modern Israel changed that in a lot of ways, but just because YOU’VE never known it to be different doesn’t mean that it’s an Eternal Truth.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The “two state solution” was called for by Balfour and Peel Commission folks at the end of World War ONE! The radical Zionists in England and the U.S. would have no part of it then, and still don’t today. Hagel was right in his statements, and yes the RADICAL right-wing Zionists, not the same thing as a “Jewish lobby”, DO control American politics and foreign policy.


    It is NOT “anti- Semitic” to suggest that a total world population of a"population" equal to the population of Chile, should command less of our attention, war making, foreign aid, and commitment to never ending conflict caused by a recalcitrant and often obnoxious political minority within that population (Likud, Netanyahu, AIPAC, and the other right-wingers).

  15. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 1 year ago

    @fritzoid…quote “. I think a Jewish Israel that accommodates a Muslim minority is the key to peace, not a purely secular Israel.”….my reply is that you have a nice thought, but now tell me how Jewish Israel can “accomodate” a Muslim minority" any more than they already do since 1948? Arab/Muslims are Israeli citizens, members of the Knesset, and the ones who refrain from doing Jihad on Jews live in safety. But since May 1948 the activists have waged war on Israelis wanting only to live in peace and quiet. Israel must respond to hidden snipers shooting into homes of sleeping Jews, and to suicide bombers killing peaceful students and shoppers and worshippers.
    -….the current government is secular. The religious (Judaists) have members in the Knesset, voting along with all members, Jews and Arabs.
    -…Rome destroyed the Jewish Temple in 70 A.D. and the Jews were scattered around this world from their homeland.
    In the late 1890s, God used the Zionist movement to fulfill his promise to Moses that He would regather Jews from all around this earth. God has plans for an eternal Israel….the next Bible prophecy is 7 years under Satan’s Antichrist and that will end with the return of Jesus, God’s Son and mankind’s Saviour, and He will stop the world’s armies at Armageddon, then set up a world kingdom to be ruled from Jerusalem.
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    Posters who trash the Bible will face eternal consequences at the hand of God, who created this universe and gave the lease to mankind, and God-rejectors have rebelled since the days of Father Adam, against God and His Law and His Word, our manual for living, the Bible. No man and no fallen angel can stop God’s plans.

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