'The aggressor state'

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Mon, 19 Jan 2009 09:53:59 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Vin Suprynowicz has a very different perspective on the Israel-Palestine conflict than you read most places nowadays. Personally, I find it sad that people are killing each other over there, but don't see why it's my business or my problem.

So let us suppose that today some bands of red-blooded young Apache men, aware of the crimes and indignities of the past, managed to smuggle over the Mexican border some rockets and artillery pieces of Iranian or North Korean manufacture, and began driving around the San Carlos Apache Reservation and the Tonto and Coronado National Forests in Southeastern Arizona, firing off these weapons, several times each day, into the American towns of Tucson, Safford, Globe, and Mesa, Arizona.

Let us suppose that -- as these attacks mounted -- every couple of days an innocent white or black or Hispanic American woman, old man, or child was killed.

What do you suppose would happen? I suppose all the law enforcement agencies of Arizona would descend on the San Carlos Reservation, backed up by the National Guard if necessary, hunting for these killers. If the residents were uncooperative, we might see the equivalent of martial law, with roadblocks, warrantless traffic stops, and house-to-house searches (the courts would rule it all illegal, three or four years later), until the miscreants were rounded up, whereupon they would be put on trial for murder.

Would the United Nations squawk? Would the French try to impose a "cease-fire"? Would demonstrators protest this violation of Apache sovereignty by blocking traffic in London or looting and burning parked cars in Paris?

Don't be ridiculous.

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Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 26 Jan 2009 21:25:36 GMT

this comparison would seem plausible if there were a few more of the pieces were inserted into the proverbial puzzle.
the united states has been in its grandeur for nearly 300 years.
Palestine of most recent in the last 50 was taken and given to Jewish refugees of WW11 and the Arab inhabitants were forced to live in small fenced areas,Gaza,west bank.
so lets say the U.N. told the British that although they lost the revolution,all of the u.s. inhabitants must move to California and Arizona,all 300 million,while the British refugees can move wherever they find fit.
would the people of this country comply,and if in doing so would they remain compliant?
the answer undoubtedly is NO.

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