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Body Count Is Now 1069
28 Jan 2002
Modified: 30 Jan 2002
Letter to Bush and to other politician suggesting a more cost-effective way to fight Israeli-Palestinian terrorism.
January 27, 2002

Dear President Bush

Since Ariel Sharon instigated the latest round of violence between Palestinian and Israelis, 1069 human being have been killed-- 821 Palestinian and 248 Israelis. Many thousands more have been injured and about 20% of those will never walk again.

I was sorry to read about the U.S. being the only country on the UN Security Council to vote against the December 14 resolution that condemned both Israeli and Palestinian terrorism. I believe that has only encouraged more killing by both sides.

Many Americans do not buy into the Israeli and American TV fabrication, that Israel, the sides who is doing the most killing is completely innocent.

Certainly, if Arafat the PLO leader, who has had most of his infrastructure destroyed by the Israeli military, and who is now a hostage surrounded by tanks is to be held responsible for all of the Palestinian terrorism, we should equally hold Sharon responsible for all the Israeli terrorism. Certainly he is in a much stronger position to control the Israelis on his side of the fence.

For the past 40 years, all American presidents have criticized the Israeli right-wing, illegal settlement policy. Despite this fact, and even tough Americans politicians have given about $100 billions of honest taxpayer money to the Israelis, they have continued to thumb their noses at us.

A more balanced policy in the Middle East would be welcomed by most of the world, and this would lead to a reduction in hate and terrorism against America. This would be more cost-effective than the current policy of simply spending more and more billions on military and home security. History would reward anyone brave enough to take such a stand for peace against the powerful war lobby.
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30 Jan 2002
"I was sorry to read about the U.S. being the only country on the UN Security Council to vote against the December 14 resolution that condemned both Israeli and Palestinian terrorism. I believe that has only encouraged more killing by both sides. "

Broadly throwing around the term "Terrorism" benefits no one, especially its victims.

"Many Americans do not buy into the Israeli and American TV fabrication, that Israel, the sides who is doing the most killing is completely innocent."

I find American media to be biased in favor of the Palestinians. www.camera.org

In WWII many times more Japanese soldiers where killed than American soldiers in the Pacific. Their fanaticism was similar to the Palestinian's fanatical hatred of Jews.

"Certainly, if Arafat the PLO leader, who has had most of his infrastructure destroyed by the Israeli military, and who is now a hostage surrounded by tanks is to be held responsible for all of the Palestinian terrorism, we should equally hold Sharon responsible for all the Israeli terrorism. Certainly he is in a much stronger position to control the Israelis on his side of the fence. "

Again, I don't see Sharon sending Israeli soldiers into Palestinian shopping malls, discos and pizza joints to blow themselves and those around them up. So until that happens, maybe you should stop tossing around the term "Terrorism".

In the case of Arafat, he's either in control, knows what's going on (weapons shipment) and could have stopped this, or he's out of the loop and he isn't the guy Israel with whom Israel should be suing for peace.

"For the past 40 years, all American presidents have criticized the Israeli right-wing, illegal settlement policy. Despite this fact, and even tough Americans politicians have given about $100 billions of honest taxpayer money to the Israelis, they have continued to thumb their noses at us. "

They have to denounce *something* I mean all the Arab oil producing countries won't be placated by all the money we send them alone...

"A more balanced policy in the Middle East would be welcomed by most of the world, and this would lead to a reduction in hate and terrorism against America. This would be more cost-effective than the current policy of simply spending more and more billions on military and home security. History would reward anyone brave enough to take such a stand for peace against the powerful war lobby."

You underestimate their capacity to hate.