Posted by Sadie from D006254.N1.Vanderbilt.Edu (220.127.116.11) on Friday, December 27, 2002 at 12:16PM :
In Reply to: Elie Wiesel: "War is the only option&quo posted by andreas from dtm2-t9-2.mcbone.net (18.104.22.168) on Friday, December 27, 2002 at 4:26AM :
I had to read Wiesel's book "Night" in undergrad, & I used to like him. But this is attrocious! He has become a mouthpiece for right-wing Israeli propaganda! Israel, a nuclear power, has NOTHING to fear from Saddam. Iraq's been effectively (90-95%) disarmed since 1998. Israel has nuclear weapons, Saddam doesn't. In fact, the US used the threat of using nuclear weapons against Iraq to deter Saddam from using chemical or biological weapons in the Gulf "War". So, what does Israel have to fear?
No, the Israeli right is set on expanding Israeli territory. The only thing they could have feared in the past were retaliatory strikes from Iraq. Now, they can't even fear that. The Israeli right wants Iraq destroyed b/c they don't want anyone to challenge their expansionist & genocidal policies.
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