Dual Citizenship: WTF?

Opinion from the desk of the Editor:

I have written about this occurrence before…..and I still have a problem with it.

Back in the days following the end of the American Civil War, the president of the CSA, Jefferson Davis, was exiled from his own country for leading an uprising against the duly elected government of the United States of America…….and there have been occasions when Americans working as mercenaries or as they like to be called today security consultants, lost their citizenship because that fought in a foreign war that the Us was not involved in at the time……

I know you want to know where I am going with this, right?

It seems that in the most recent war on Gaza two Americans have been killed serving in the IDF………

Two Americans who were soldiers for the Israel Defense Forces were killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip.

Stuart Steinberg confirmed the death of his son Max Steinberg, 24, to The Associated Press on Sunday. Steinberg, whose family lives in Southern California’s San Fernando Valley, was a sharpshooter for the Golani Brigade. He was one of 13 Israeli soldiers and 65 Palestinians killed in fighting Sunday during the first major ground battle in two weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas.

Earlier Sunday, the IDF said in a statement that Sgt. Nissim Sean Carmeli, 21, was killed in combat in the Gaza Strip. Carmeli was from South Padre Island, Texas, said Deputy Consul General of Israel to the Southwest Maya Kadosh. She said Carmeli moved to Israel four years ago and added that the consulate helped his family get a flight there Sunday.

Sorry for the families loss….but these men were Americans first that happen to have Israeli dual citizenship………Gaza is not an authorized war for the US and I do not give a crap how many citizenship these guys had……either they are Americans or Israeli….but in the time of war it should be American or they give up their citizenship and go Israeli full time…..both interests cannot be served by dual alliances…….if they feel the necessity to wear a uniform the US military would be glad to oblige them.

What would happen if I was an Iraqi-American and I was fighting in Iraq…..would I be allowed the honors and such that these people will be allowed?  Of course not!  I would be a terrorist and have NO rights in the US…..so should these people or anyone that chooses another country over their own.

This country needs to sack up!  We are allowing too many breeches in our country in the name of “defending democracy”……..Israel is NO democracy…..elections do not a democracy make!

Dual citizenship is a bullshit policy that desperately needs revision.

Haaretz.Com War Tourism

A couple of years ago I wrote a piece about this group of re-enactors that were doing the Vietnam War……I though they were just sick….but I found another piece of news that I find utterly disgusting…….

War Tourism!

Read the article and tell me what you think of those that engage in such activity…….

 

Haaretz.Com.

More than 50 Israeli reservists refuse to serve

It pleases me to see that there are still people of conscience left in this world…..these people will be very unpopular in Israel and for that reason the US MSM will probably not cover this with any consistency….

Glad toi see tghat war protesters are not the dying breed that some have predicted….these people have my respect.

 

More than 50 Israeli reservists refuse to serve.

MH17: How long?

How long is the media going to keep their news circus going?

MH17 is very similar as the other Malaysian flight……not the action that caused it but rather the media and its handling of the tragedy.  Both disasters had very little info to report but yet the MSM kept the missing plane and now the shot down plane in the news with so much filler that it is becoming nauseating.

Do not get me wrong……there is nothing routine about the deaths of so many people……what is disgusting is how long they, MSM, can keep the world focused on the fact that they have NO real facts to go on.

MH17….it has been a week of he said she said….accusations and limited amount of facts…….conspiracies should be flying……it was US fault…..then it was Russia’s fault…..then it was the separatists fault and then the Ukrainians were to blame…….and in all this time they facts they have are sparse…..people died, plane crashed and a rocket was fired……debris is scattered over 10 miles and it is not secure….there are the facts and we have heard the same ones over and over…the redundancy is getting sickening.

The US has issued report after report that it was a missile that brought the plane down….and the question is who fired it?

(Newser) – Senior US intelligence officials said today that Russia was responsible for “creating the conditions” that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement. The intelligence officials were cautious in their assessment, noting that while the Russians have been arming separatists in eastern Ukraine, the US had no direct evidence that the missile used to shoot down the passenger jet came from Russia.

The officials briefed reporters today under ground rules that their names not be used in discussing intelligence related to last week’s air disaster, which killed 298 people. The plane was likely shot down by an SA-11 surface-to-air missile fired by Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, the intelligence officials said, citing intercepts, satellite photos, and social media postings by separatists, some of which have been authenticated by US experts. But the officials said they did not know who fired the missile or whether any Russian operatives were present at the missile launch. (See who Russia blames for the horrific crash.)

Okay, Russia did not fire the missile….then why the sanctions?

Is it because that Russia has sent military hardware to the separatists and it was possibly used to cause death?

Keeping with that moronic logic should not the US be sanctioned for the military hardware we send to Israel that is used to cause so many deaths?

Help me out here.

Beyond all that…the media needs to let the people mourn and only report when there is actual new information that needs to be put out there.

Here is another thought to contemplate……..we know how much McCain and his band of lunatics has railed about sending weapons to the Syrian rebels…..could MH17 be a warning?  MH17 is an example of what could go wrong while arming militants.

http://theweek.com/article/index/265098/a-lesson-for-america-from-mh17-dont-arm-the-syrian-rebels?utm_source=links&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=twitter