America should change sides and support Palestine.

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    I've popped this in 'clean debate' in an attempt to seriously chat about US middle eastern policy.

    America should change sides and support Palestine.

    Imagine the advantages:

    Way cheaper than supporting Israel.
    Only one enemy in the middle east
    No worries about oil supply.

    Can anyone suggest why the US supporting Palestine has a downside?
     
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    The thinking is the same that got Obama re-elected. Not exactly free stuff, but the equivalent on a national level. The downside would be the same as well, a loss of self-respect.
     
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    Lets see. Support Hamas, a known terror organization that lobs missiles, mortars and rockets indiscriminately into civilian targets. SPECIFICALLY targeting schools, day care centers , civilian bus lines, shopping centers , pizza parlors and the like. They use civilian tenement buildings , school yards and hospitals to launch their attacks from. For the sole purpose of using the dead civilians they got killed as publicity fodder. A group supported by Iran. Great plan.
     
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    Well, there is that small matter of Israeli nuclear weapons but Obama might be just stupid enough to try it anyway.
     
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    Well, guidance systems are so poor, most fall onto fields or in the sea but they can target a pizza queue.
    So, excluding the emotive lies, can you explain why support for Palestine instead of Israel would hurt the US?
     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right - Israel givin' Hamas a thwackin' fer flingin' dem missiles at Tel Aviv & Ja'rusalem...
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    Israeli air strikes hit Hamas HQ in Gaza, death toll hikes to 33
    Saturday 17 Nov 2012 - Israeli air strikes shell the cabinet headquarters of Gaza's Hamas government, the group said early Saturday, with eyewitnesses reporting extensive damage to the building
     
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    So, are you saying Israel's US supplied nuclear weapons would be a threat to America if the US stopped support for Israel?
     
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    I am sure one could have made a similar argument about Japan in 1941. I mean we were making a lot of money off selling Oil and metal to Japan.

    As for pizza parlors Hamas used suicide bombers on buses and pizza parlors full of teenagers.
     
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    I don't see Obama that concerned with the issue, but his more radical followers think that 50% of the vote gave them a mandate to change basic tenants of American foreign policy. The OP's question as a hypothetical exercise is valid, as a practical matter, it is a non-starter.
     
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    No the ultimate conflagration of the middle-east is more likely.

    btw.. when was the end of the world as we know it supposed to be..12/21/2012 I'm thinkin.
     
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