Posted by: sean | March 11, 2008

Retired US General speaks out against "Israel’s crimes"

Via Weiss, the conservative Washington Times surprisingly prints a letter by a retired Army general in Georgia on why the US should stop funding Israel:

At least 20 Palestinians, including four children playing soccer, were killed by the Israeli military in a one-day missile barrage (“Israeli air strikes kill 20,” World, Feb. 29). These deaths resulted when Israel retaliated for the death of one Israeli college student from Palestinian rocket fire outside Sderot, Israel, the day before — after Israeli missiles had killed 12 Palestinians on the previous day.

It seems that this seesaw retaliation will never end, not as long as Israel continues its brutal and illegal occupation.

The Senate and House Appropriations subcommittees on state, foreign operations and related programs are preparing to vote on President Bush’s $30 billion increase in military aid to Israel, which currently receives approximately $3.3 billion in annual federal aid.

Mr. Bush promised in his State of the Union address that he will end the spending of taxpayer money on “wasteful or bloated” programs. Not only is this additional foreign aid to Israel a “wasteful and bloated” program, but it also is illegal and immoral. It’s illegal because Israel uses this military aid in violation of the Arms Export Control Act and Foreign Assistance Act to violate the human rights of Palestinians through its brutal military occupation and siege of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip. It’s immoral because the Israeli siege and occupation of Palestinians — and the humanitarian crises they are causing — are enforced with U.S. weapons, making every U.S. taxpayer an accessory to Israel’s crimes.

We don’t have the money to fix falling bridges in America, but it seems we always have enough money when it comes to Israel.


Army (retired)



  1. so descrbe for us the day immediately after we leave these territories.. give us your vision..

  2. Sorry it’s taken me so long to respond, Lirun.

    As for your question: It is pretty much beyond my imagination for you to leave all occupied territories, but if you did, I imagine it would look something like Jordan or Egypt, providing that there’s a comprehensive peace agreement that include cutting a deal with Damascus and Beirut.

    The real question is what would Israel look like 50 years after that. What will happen when more Israelis are goyim than Jews?

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