Roger M. Kaye
A retired physicist reinvented as thriller novels writer

The State of the Department

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Once more the settlers have hit the headlines.
Moving in to a land inhabited by people who had lived there for many, many generations, they did not hesitate to grab any land they could. With far better arms than the locals, they maimed and killed across the country.

And yet, the descendants of these heartless foreign invaders see no problem with condemning others who have done no more than reclaim their own land, much of it reclaimed from the clutches of the empty desert.

I am, of course, speaking of the United States of America.
The US has demanded that Israel explain why a number of Palestinian NGOs have been listed as terror organizations. The State Department says it was not informed in advance and wanted more evidence.

To the best of my knowledge, Israel is an independent country and not one of the 50, or so, US states. (There seems to be some confusion as to how many states the US is occupying.) Israel may, as a courtesy, inform the US of an impending action, but has no obligation to do so. Israel does not have to provide the US with “evidence” before taking action to protect its citizens.

But I will take a moment to answer the State Department. The Palestinian NGOs in question have been designated terror organizations because they have carried out terrorist attacks or have supported others who have carried out terrorist attacks. Even a member of the State Department should be able to understand that.

If the State Department wants to get a feel for the situation, it could do no better than to look at the United States itself. America has experienced hundreds of terrorist attacks, with thousands of victims, over the last 150 years. As an example of how to react, they could consider the attack on the Twin Towers in New York City. Did the US turn the other cheek? Did they carefully look for “evidence”? No, they bombed anything they could get their hands on.

And, after the bombings of US embassies in Africa, paramilitary training camps in Afghanistan were attacked, without warning, by American cruise missiles. President Clinton specifically described the attacks as retaliation.

It seems that the US is following its usual policy – do as I say not as I do.

I will not be notifying the State Department before I submit this blog.

About the Author
The author has been living in Rehovot since making Aliya in 1970. A retired physicist, he divides his time between writing adventure novels, getting his sometimes unorthodox views on the world into print, and working in his garden. An enthusiastic skier and world traveller, the author has visited many countries. His first novels "Snow Job - a Len Palmer Mystery" and "Not My Job – a Second Len Palmer Mystery" are published for Amazon Kindle. The author is currently working on the third Len Palmer Mystery - "Do Your Job".
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