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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The current governmental regime of Israel exercises entirely too much influence on American foreign policy. Yup. The oft-touted “current wave of antisemitism” in America is indicative of the fact that perspicacious folks in America recognize that the best interests of America do not always lie with the interests of the current Israeli government. Nope.

An excellent example of this phenomenon comprises the scandal surrounding the murder of an American-resident journalist by the government of Saudi Arabia. Israel and Saudi Arabia are buddy-buddy these days in an attempt to counteract the influence of the Shia government of Iran (and Iran’s Russian allies) pertaining to situations in the Middle East. So our American government is acting in lock-step with Israel and Saudi Arabia in an attempted cover up of the murder. Yikes!

If America wants to keep its leadership role in world affairs, we must speak and act morally and ethically and legally. Doh! For us to participate in a cover up of a murder of an American-resident journalist is to further denigrate our credibility worldwide. We must get back to what the late John McCain called “regular order.” We must do the right thing even if it is inconvenient — and even if the right thing differs from what the current government of Israel wants us to do. Otherwise we will be viewed as a tail-wagging-the-dog country not deserving of international respect. That’s not the America I grew up in and volunteered to fight for.

James H. Dautremont

Greenville

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