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Submitted by martin on Fri, 26/09/2008 - 20:25

1. Jason, http://www.permanentrevolution.net/entry/1161 is a 2005 article from WP which the PR website chose to republish in 2007, as "editorial" comment (no signature). If that doesn't count as an official PR statement, what does?

2. Nothing wrong with you having a minority position in PR. But then you should argue it in PR.

3. The PR argument on the Hopi formula (from the URLs which Sacha and I have quoted) was not just that they didn't want Hopi to have that formula, but that they disagreed with the formula, as theoretically (in practice, only after Israel had nuclear-disarmed; but still, theoretically) denied Iran's right to develop nuclear weapons.

4. I'm no expert on military technology. The articles in the Israeli press say that Israel needs technology from the USA. I'm sure that Israel would want to square it with the USA, but that doesn't mean that they won't go ahead anyway. They went ahead in 1956. In 1967 the Israelis bombed an American navy ship (actually in full knowledge that it was American, though they claimed they didn't). Israel's June 1981 attack on nuclear installations in Iraq was condemned by the USA and unanimously by the UN Security Council.

5. That Israel's "society as a whole is paid for by the US government" is untrue. Yes, the US has given Israel a lot in aid since 1967. But Israel existed before 1967. It would still exist without US aid - poorer, no doubt, but it would still exist.

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