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To: SJackson
The list is based on where most American Jews live.

This article really reminds me of that report, in the early hours of the tube bombings, that Ben. Netyahoo had an early warning of the impending attack. A report that was quickly discounted later that day.

So here, we have the Sum of all Fears article, by a Christian, which directly points to the reason for 'American Hiroshima'.

And now, I, if I am not analyzing, am faced with a reaction: how should I feel about the Jews,as specifically implied by this article, who are the, what, cause, source, genesis, reason, ... for this threat?

But, I am analyzing (and granted, maybe not effectively). And I find this article, like that tube report, to be just about a fool-proof way to fuel antisemitism. Why are reports appearing?

I am puzzled ... why are more and more articles and reports which seem to be pre-designed to generate antisemitism appearing w/ greater frequency?

Because to me, this article seems to have only two possible purposes: actually warn us of a real threat, or make us have terrible feelings about Jews. Frankly, I think it is the latter.

And given the outright admission he is a Christian, I wonder what, in the end, this article is meant to generate with regards to feelings about ... Christians.

I'd love to have an alternative train of thought here ... for this article was REALLY depressing.

22 posted on 08/02/2005 5:53:47 AM PDT by gobucks (http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/classics/students/Ribeiro/Laocoon.htm)
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To: gobucks
I'd love to have an alternative train of thought here ... for this article was REALLY depressing.

Yes, it was a depressing article, but I would respectfully disagree with you about the article potentially having an undercurrent of antisemitism. In fact, I took it just the opposite. It seems to me Farrah is suggesting that Jewish people are being targeted. Arab Jews are being discriminated against. I hold that both Jew and Christian are in the exact same boat in this vast struggle against this very present evil. Trust me, my friend, we are indeed in this together more closely than you might imagine.

28 posted on 08/02/2005 6:06:20 AM PDT by Obadiah
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To: gobucks
Because to me, this article seems to have only two possible purposes: actually warn us of a real threat, or make us have terrible feelings about Jews. Frankly, I think it is the latter.

I may not agree with Farrar's conclusions here, but there is no anti-semitism. You'll note Farrar's strong condemnation of what he claims is the exclusion of Arab Jews from sensitive national security posts.

71 posted on 08/02/2005 2:17:47 PM PDT by Zack Nguyen
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