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C-SPAN - What are your heartfelt thoughts?

A video of C-SPAN is being shown on jewish and anti-jewish site on the web. The big deal about this video is about these comments.



Asked by JonesboroGypsy at 12:03 PM on Jan. 13, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • To a point, I agree with what Scheuer is saying. We have always designed our foreign policy in a way to provide some benefit to the US. Currently our relationship with Israel does more harm than good. I understand the stake that Jewish business men and women have in the American economy, but I believe we need to weigh that against our national security interests. Israel needs us more than we need them. Right now they are pushing a very anti-Islamic agenda and as long as we remain so intertwined with them policy wise we will continue to be very vulnerable to threats.


    Answer by SRiveroC at 1:13 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • John from Franklin: I for one am sick and tired of all these Jews coming on C-SPAN and other stations and pushing us to go to war against our Muslim friends. They’re willing to spend the last drop of American blood and treasure to get their way in the world. They have way too much power in this country. People like Wolfowitz and Feith and the other neo-cons — that jewed us into Iraq — and now we’re going to spend the next 60 years rehabilitating our soldiers — I’m sick and tired of it.


    Answer by JonesboroGypsy at 12:05 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • C-SPAN host: Any comments?

    Scheuer: Yeah. I think that American foreign policy is ultimately up to the American people. One of the big things we have not been able to discuss for the past 30 years is the Israelis. Whether we want to be involved in fighting Israel’s wars in the future is something that Americans should be able to talk about. They may vote yes. They may want to see their kids killed in Iraq or Yemen or somewhere else to defend Israel. But the question is: we need to talk about it. Ultimately Israel is a country that is of no particular worth the United States.


    Answer by JonesboroGypsy at 12:06 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • C-SPAN host: You mean strategically?

    Scheuer: Strategically. They have no resources we need. Their manpower is minimal. Their association with us is a negative for the United States. Now that’s a fact. What you want to do about that fact is entirely different. But for anyone to stand up in the United States and say that support for Israel doesn’t hurt us in the Muslim world is to just defy reality.


    Answer by JonesboroGypsy at 12:06 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • Just shows we have some sick, stupid people in this country.

    Answer by Carpy at 12:33 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • We have officially turned our backs on Isreal and we will pay for it.

    Answer by Ibelongtojesus at 12:40 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • As a Jew living in America I am nervous. Where we live there is a lot of racists who have tagged our homes and have made threats. Many in the name of Palestine. We have thought about shutting our company down here in the US and moving somewhere else we can do what we do anywhere for much less. Many Jewish business people I know are fed up with the growing anti Jew sentiment in the US.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:20 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • Ibelongtojesus
    We have officially turned our backs on Isreal and we will pay for it.

    Would you please explain this? I have heard comments like this before but was never informed as to why people think this way. Thanks.

    Answer by JonesboroGypsy at 3:00 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • America's greatness has been built by our moral dedication to ideals we founded our nation on. The Cold War was NOT a struggle against the country of Russia or the Soviet Union. It was a war against the appalling and criminal mentality of the Soviet rulers. Their IDEAS, their moral bankruptcy allowed them to kill millions of their own people. In China, too.

    We were not at war with the countries of USSR or China, we were in a struggle against the contempt for the individual, against the totalitarian attitude which caused such egregious human rights violations.

    Still today, totalitarian criminal attitudes are widespread. Some of them call themselves Marxist, some call themselves Islamist. Their results, their actions, their goals have not changed.

    Did we really go to battle in war after war ONLY because there was some profit to be had?
    And also - this malevolent mindset IS targetting us. We pay when we relax vigilance

    Answer by waldorfmom at 4:23 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • That is absolutely appalling! Israel is important because they have invaluable intelligence information, technological/economic gains, and a democratic presence in the Middle East.

    To turn our backs on them is kicking every policy we have ever made with them, it would be a huge loss. We have invested so much money on their defense over the years for their support and intelligence in the Middle East. They are one of the two non NATO allies that the US has and that in itself is very important.

    That whole rant by "John" was uncalled for and that should be labeled as hate speech. The phrase "Jewed into Iraq" IS hate speech.

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 5:44 PM on Jan. 13, 2010