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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    And I’m concerned that so many Americans DO seem to think that war is only another Nintendo game.


    All war is failure, but it IS after all, “human failures” (promoted by religion, as even Revelations says only “good Christians” will be saved and all others will suffer torment.)

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 1 day ago

    @dtroutma

    I find religion more of a ‘good excuse’ than the ultimate cause. Armies are expensive.


    When Muslims were rich and the French couldn’t see leaving all that wealth in their unChristian hands, by using religion the Francs raised an army for much less than irreligious mercenaries would have cost.


    And when Sunnis have money and some Ayatollah wants a cheap army, using Shi’a Islam saves the aggressors money. Or when Shi’a have money, using Sunni Islam saves some Sultan or Caliph money.


    The entire world agreed that it was OK to exterminate the Jews. Knowing Hitler said no Jew could live anywhere in Europe, the rest of the world refused to allow any Jews without Nobel Prizes to live anywhere outside Europe. Then in ‘48, with an election coming up, Truman ordered all the Jews in Western European Refugee camps sent to Palestine, whether they wanted to go or not, and the only way they could find enough room for 2 million Jews was to evict the Palestinians, who were rather annoyed at having their homes taken and STILL haven’t gotten over it. And saying it’s all necessary in the name of religion gets more fighters for less money to kill (for the Jews) or mostly try to kill (for the Palestinians).


    Thrift, dtroutma, thrift.

  3. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, 1 day ago

    This could have been settled in 1948 if the “Palestinians” would have accepted the two state solution back then. Instead, the Arab world decided that war was a better idea. Unfortunately, they have not yet learned. “When the Palestinians love their children more than they hate the Israelis, there may be peace”.

  4. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 1 day ago

    The world is a more tranquil place. Five years ago.

  5. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    @Tax Man

    Jase99 posted a series of maps of Israeli vs Palestinian land occupancy since 1946. If you look into that, it gives lie to your claim that they only needed to accept the “two-state” solution in 1948 (do remember that the Israelis grabbed their state by force of arms with the blessing of the guilt-ridden West who were not going to offer any of THEIR space to the Jewish people.)

  6. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    The link to Jase99’s post:
    http://www.gocomics.com/tedrall/2014/07/21#.U851l7HRiSo

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 1 day ago

    @Tax Man

    You have it backwards, it was the Israelis that didn’t want to share “their land” with anyone else. They still aren’t finished “cleansing” their land of others. They want to have the original boundaries which is far larger.

  8. KlondikeMike

    KlondikeMike said, 1 day ago

    @Tax Man

    When Americans love THEIR children more than they hate Muslims (and communists, socialists, fascists, Central Americans, and Africans) there may be peace.

  9. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    @jack75287

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  11. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 23 hours ago

    @Night-Gaunt49 it was the Israelis that didn’t want to share “their land” with anyone else. "

    except for the fact Israel has representatives of all religions in it’s governing bodies, now the rest of the middle east is pretty much one sided.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 17 hours ago

    @Harleyquinn

    Because they don’t have a full theocracy in charge. One of the few saving graces left to Israel.

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