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Funding Mideast terrorism
24 Jul 2002
The following is a copy of a letter about Mideast terrorism sent to President Bush.
Dear President Bush:

Re: The funding of Mideast terrorism

The continued annual take-away of billions of your constituents tax dollars to fund the Sharon military machine seems crazy. It is difficult to believe that hard working American should have to buy F16s for the Israelis, just so they can intentionally kill Palestinians more effectively.

Just yesterday, the Israelis killed 16 Palestinians, including nine children between two months and 13 years, while wounding 150 with a single high-tech, one ton bomb. During the past 21 months 1760 Palestinian and 550 Israelis have been killed.. As in all modern wars most of those killed have been innocent civilians. Additionally, about 25,000 human beings have been wounded--of that total, 5,000 will likely never walk again.

Israeli lies and propaganda followed this most recent massacre. The Israeli Defense Minister said that “According to information which we had, there were no civilians near him and we express sorrow on the injuries to them.” The inhumane Sharon said “This operation was in my view, one of our biggest successes.”

That any world leaders should make such lies and insensitive statements brings into question their sanity. It also raises questions of the many American politicians who are in the pockets of the AIPAC lobby, and who continue to cheer for a war that is bringing death and shame to participants. It is time to put our tax dollars to better use. Don’t we have enough problems at home?

This latest atrocity by Israeli Jews recalls the 1948 massacre at Deir Yassin where attackers under the command of Menachem Begin, slaughtered over 100 Palestinian children and women in order to send a message of terror and fear to all Arabs. Deir Yassin was bulldozed and renamed, and Jews were then brought in to replace the original natives. In 2002, Sharon (the lead butcher of 2,000 civilians at Sabra and Shatila in 1982) continues his targeting of civilians with messages of terror and fear from American bulldozers and F16s.

Sincerely,

Guy Blais
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