2002-04-20 / Letters

Is History Repeating Itself?

Is History Repeating Itself?

Dear Editor,

Your editorial in last week's Wave was right on the money. Bush cannot work both sides of the fence. You cannot have two standards of terrorists. While he condones Saudi Arabia and calls her an ally – The Saudis have refused to give the U.S. a base for military operations. And at the same time has funded the families of the suicide bombers.

Bush has asked Israel to stop its incursion. This is not being done to occupy land. As the last few days show, it has deterred the fanatics.

Whenever a suicide bomber kills innocent men, women and children, The U.N., The Security Council & The European Union sit on their hands. The minute Israel retaliates there are outrageous cries of aggression. Two decades ago Israel had the foresight to drop a bomb on Iraq's nuclear sight. Today, Bush seeks the aid of so called Arab allies, while words are bandied about.

Almost twenty years ago, the U.S. asked Ariel Sharon to spare Arafat's life in Lebanon. He reluctantly concurred. Israel was asked to stop the Six Day War. They concurred.

And now that Israel is being asked to stop booting out terrorists in their enclaves, should it comply again? Is history repeating itself?

While the so-called moderates have asked the U.S. to back off from the Butcher of Baghdad, Iraq has decided to cut its oil exports.

This past weekend there was a demonstration in Patterson, N.J. against Israel. I wonder if these are the same ones that danced in the streets of Patterson when the Twin Towers were destroyed?

HARRY GOLDSTEIN


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