U.S. must end blind support of Israel
It seems to me your headlines in the Dec. 11 Daily Gazette with regard to Israel tend to obfuscate the actual story.
The headline “Israel, Morocco to normalize ties” should more appropriately have been “U.S. sells out self-determination of Western Sahara to bribe Morocco to recognize Israel.”
The Daily Gazette Dec. 8 headline “New roads to drive massive growth of Israeli settlements?” should have been “Israel prepares to steal more land from Palestine.”
Various other articles regarding Saudi and Emirati recognition of Israel were equally devoid of U.S. bribery and complicity in the theft of land from Palestine.
You cannot have a lasting peace by imposing it on a country whose land you have stolen and then bribing others to recognize it.
It is time for the United States to recognize this fact and stop blindly supporting Israel. Israel has become the apartheid South Africa of the Middle East.
It is time for America, both government and people, to boycott, divest and sanction Israel, just as the world did with South Africa. End Israel’s expansionist policies of land theft and we may have a chance of real peace in the Middle East.
James Van Dijk
Exactly what has Trump done wrong
I just read Ms. Swanson’s list of fantasies in her letter (“Plenty of reasons we won’t miss Trump”) in the Dec. 13 Gazette. CNN should be proud they have such a dedicated viewer; too bad she actually believes any of this stuff.
The Hatch Act? Try reading it first. There was a question about emolument abuse, but nothing came of it. Alienating our allies? Name one, and describe how?
Golfing? Do you govern better from an overseas beach, like his predecessor did multiple times a year?
Firing people? The president sets policy; if department heads don’t like it, they should resign. If they don’t resign, they get fired.
Erratic behavior? I haven’t a clue what this means.
Lying and whining? No president ever exaggerated; “You can keep your doctor” and “Premiums will be drastically reduced” come to mind.
How exactly did President Trump ‘trash’ the Constitution and the rule of law?
Degrading the presidency? Bowing to Arab leaders is perfectly all right with you? Pity.
Conspiracy theory? Would you like to comment on Russian collusion? You Socialists have been running with that since 2016.
Bigotry and racism? The Tax Cut Act benefited ALL workers and the unemployment rate for minorities was the lowest in decades before the virus.
The coronavirus? I prefer a leader who doesn’t react like a Chicken Little, who shows himself when he has to, and remains calm before his people.
Lastly, it is my opinion the president refuses to accept that he lost a fair election.
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