• @tearsintherain
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    1322 months ago

    I am somewhat amazed how much influence Israel seems to have over the United States. Even colleges and universities behaving as though they may as well be established in some autocratic, authoritarian state. It’s like a signal was sent out all over the US. The same nation that brought the world NSO has people doxxing students for supporting Palestinians. How easy it’s become to dehumanize people, women and children, babies even because the religious fervor truly has the right wing zealots believing they are “the chosen people”. The dehumanization of Palestinian people is quite disgusting.

    Another reminder that religion and politics should never be allowed to mix anywhere.

    • @[email protected]
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      Ita not just the US, all Western countries except Ireland are basically doing whatever Israel wants. Check any larger western newspaper and none are really critical of Israel. Look at Germany for an example of how fucked they are in Europe.

      Canada, Australia, Britain, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Finland, Estonia, Japan, Austria and Romania All cut UNRWA funding based purely on Israels word with zero evidence.

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        When will this lie stop? People never shut the fuck up about this conflict in the west. There are endless protests and the media repeats that Isreal needs to stop every day.

        And yet all day, every day, on Lemmy people cry about the west not caring or writing about it or shilling for Isreal. It’s just delusional bordering on dishonest at this point.

        • @[email protected]
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          122 months ago

          You are conflating citizens with governments. Just because we protest doesn’t mean our governments are not sending weapons and support their way.

          And the media pushes Israeli talking points and often does shit like refusing to use the word genocide, while using loaded language to make Israel seem the victim.

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            -92 months ago

            I am not. I meant exactly what I said and I’d thank you to not make shit up and pretend I meant something else. The US government is made up of many many people who vocalize their disagreement with Isreal and have called it a genocide.

            The Associated Press, the media organization this post is from is an American non-profit based in New York. Easily half the articles run in the US are rehashed AP articles.

    • @[email protected]
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      102 months ago

      Because the US is full of Christian zealots who believe that when the Jews manage to rebuild their temple, armageddon happens and they all get to go to Heaven.

      They are actively cheering on WWIII and the deaths of billions over a 2000 year old work of fiction. And are neglecting to mention that this Jewish country they all support will be bombed into dust for their messiah to return.

      Christian Zionists belong to a death cult and the fact that they have so much influence over an allegedly secular government is gross.

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        42 months ago

        The part they don’t say out loud is that they also believe that all the Jews in the world have to live in Israel after the temple is rebuilt. Meaning expelling Jews from the U.S. and all other countries other than Israel.

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        12 months ago

        It’s also full of very influential Jews. While the evangelicals are certainly one major driving force, let’s not underestimate the intra-group pressure that Jews in the west apply to one another to conform.

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      2 months ago

      In 2022, NSO Group was reportedly selling zero-click exploits to governments for breaking into individuals’ phones.

      Remember, some of us aren’t as informed as you, we need a little help.

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        NSO Pegasus spyware was discovered on phones of activists, journalists, dissenters the world over some years ago. It is now likely being used by the US government which cried foul when the news first broke.

        It was found to be a zero-click !!! spyware. Meaning you didn’t even have to click on something accidentally or ignorantly for it to get established on your phone. Then you were basically owned. They sold it to whoever, especially autocratic, authoritarian regimes who were using it to surely crackdown on any dissent.

        Surveillance as a Service: The Global Impact of Israeli “Defense” Technologies on Privacy and Human Rights

        https://blog.torproject.org/surveillance-as-a-service-global-impact-of-israeli-defense-technologies-on-privacy-human-rights/

        A stasi like future awaits us all, even inside democracies.

    • @[email protected]
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      32 months ago

      Its not surprising, the most support outside of Nazi Germany for Nazi Germany was from the United States including the Nazis taking eugenics from field trips to the southern United States.