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Another Zionist conspiracy? Please, those histrionics are getting a little tiresome. I might add that the House of Saud has far more to worry about with the Islamic State than Israel.

It has been said by moderate Muslims, people who should know, that for every drone strike 100 young people are driven into the arms of the extremists. Depleted uranium munitions, drone strikes, JSOC death squads? The work of investigative journalists like Robert Frisk, Jeremy Schahill and Shane Smith is well known in the Muslim world. What more motivation do young Muslims really need to flock to groups like the Islamic State?

Can we simply agree that both sides of this conflict have reached the point of moral bankruptcy and end the slaughter of innocents today? Who knows, perhaps in a generation or two, the fear and loathing, the moral outrage that exists in their world might get dialed back to the simmering resentment they felt before 9/11.

THE UNITED STATES HAD HAD A CONSISTENT POLICY OF DESTROYING THE ENEMIES OF ISRAEL, BECAUSE THE ZIONISTS HAVE CAPTURED THE LEADERSHIP OF AMERICA. THATS WHY NETANYAHOO GETS MORE STANDING OVATIONS IN CONGRESS THAN ANY PRESIDENT. THE ZIONIST ADVISERS FALSELY TARGETED SADDAM HOSEIN THE ONLY ARAB TO SEND SCUD MISSILES INTO ISRAEL. ISIS HAS ITS EYE ON THE JUGULAR OF ISRAEL. LET ISRAEL JUMP FIRST AGAINST ISIS. THE WEST CAN HELP WITH NO BOOTS ON THE GROUND. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE MUST WAKE UP AND REALISE THEY HAVE THREE ENEMIES

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