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Thursday, November 10, 2005

Al-Qaeda's Foreign Policy?

(CNN: Protesters to al-Zarqawi: 'Burn in hell')

It appears that Zarqawi's foreign policy is to blow up his compatriots, and anger other Arabs and Muslims who would otherwise be sympathetic (or apathetic) to his cause. I think the outrage over this event, and other recent attacks on fellow Muslims (including in Saudi Arabia) will fuel an outpouring of condemnation, one that has been both particularly and sorely lacking from the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

Read the developing story in Jordan on CNN Online.


At 11:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 10:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a strong feeling that Americans should Support American Interests ONLY. Any country we help should be as a result of their interests corresponding to our interests.

Whether allying ourselves with Israel is in our National interest is up for legitimate debate it bothers me that a Radio Talk Show host in this area is going to be getting a "Friend of Israel" award.

I would be bothered regardless of what country, be it a "Friend of Great Britain award" or whatever. Again, in foreign policy Americans should support what is in America's National interests, and everything should flow from that. Which means that if it is in America's interest to support Israel, then I am all for it, BUT if it isn't in America's interests, then I am willing to accept that as well.

But by accepting this "Friend of Israel" award, it means that this talk show host supports Israel regardless of whether it is in our national interest or not. He is looking at it fromt he wrong direction. He is looking at it from the perspective of "a friend of Israel", not from the perspective of supporting America's interests and helping other countries only if it serves America's best interests.

Kirby Wilbur kwilbur@fisherradio.com should be ashamed to accept the "American Jewish Congress Friend Of Israel Award" for it just says that he puts the interests of a foreign country ahead of America.

Look, I criticize naturalized citizens for doing this when it is them putting the interests of the country they came from ahead of that of their new country, America. Can I do any less for someone who was born and grew up in this country?



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