Monday, February 26, 2007

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Today, as I was reading news, I had a feeling it was not going to be a good day. Well, the bad news did not appear on my news screen or any website or TV. It was in school. I forgot today was the day that the whole school were going to dress up against “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Policy” of the United States Armed Forces.

My stance on this issue is very clear and it consistent with IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) Gay and Lesbian policy. There is absolutely no special care given to Gay or Non-Gay soldiers. Army is not a place to celebrate your identity or your sexual orientation. Once you join an Army, you become the property of that army. At the same time, the army should not deny you any rights based on the fact that you are gay. However, army panels should not be used as a panel for special interest goals. When you join the army, you are a soldier and you will all be treated as one. That means that if other guys make fun of you, the army should not and will not prosecute anybody on your behalf because they made fun of your sexual orientation. Just like, when a unit would pick on a soldier for whatever reason (like hazing), the army should not make a special case for gay soldiers. The soldiers are all treated as one and the burden of protecting yourself in the social world of army is on the soldier.

However, that really wasn’t the reason I got upset. I mean like I said, I am sort of against this whole “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. I got upset when I saw all these Arabs guys wearing that shirt against the policy. I mean, come on man, you look at Arab countries around the globe; Gays are being executed and jailed for even being Gay. Homosexuality is forbidden in any sense or form in Islam. I never saw any of these guys forming any groups such “Arabs against Gay Treatment in Arab countries.” I honestly think that they are not sincere in their support for this group. I believe that these guys would do anything to damage or cause damage to the U.S armed forces. I know for fact majority of these guys who hate and despise this country or the armed forces of this country, are all getting Federal Assistance to even be in this school. Yet, they like to damage it in anyways possible. And it is messed up. If you are going to do it, do it right. Do it from within first and then expand to others.

By the way, when I say “you guys” I don’t mean all Arabs or Muslims. I am talking about the group of people who hate Israel passion and criticize Israel for everything they could find. These groups are also the same group who hate every thing the U.S. stands for and yet they live here. I am talking about the group of Muslims who run around condemning this country left and right and call it an evil empire!


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The following quotes are not from some random extremist within Israeli society nor are they from a unrepresentative dictator of a country. They are the founding principles of the Israeli state put forth by its founding leader (w the exception of the last one).

"We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population."
- David Ben Gurion, Founder of Israel

"We must do everything to ensure they [the Palestinian refugees] never do return"
- David Ben Gurion, Founder of Israel

"If I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with Israel. It is normal; we have taken their country. It is true God promised it to us, but how could that interest them? Our God is not theirs. There has been Anti - Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault? They see but one thing: we have come and we have stolen their country. Why would they accept that?"
-David Ben Gurion, Founder of Israel

"Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages. You do not even know the names of these Arab villages, and I do not blame you because geography books no longer exist. Not only do the books not exist, the Arab villages are not there either. Nahlal arose in the place of Mahlul; Kibbutz Gvat in the place of Jibta; Kibbutz Sarid in the place of Huneifis; and Kefar Yehushua in the place of Tal al-Shuman. There is not a single place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population."
- Moshe Dayan, address to the Technion, Haifa, reported in Haaretz, 1969