Perhaps you readers will find this anecdote interesting and edifying. I certainly do.
So Far From Heaven blog has a reader and sometimes commenter who holds dual US/Israeli citizenship. Not to suggest it’s unusual. I might be the only US citizen alive who doesn’t hold dual Israeli citizenship.
But this So Far From Heaven reader is special. Back during the Vietnam War, maybe 1966-67, he adopted Judaism and fled to Israel to avoid the draft. Became a weaponry salesman for Israel, maybe to Israel, probably helping them furnish weapons for every drug lord in South America.
And a thoroughly interesting, admirably loyal [to Israel] US citizen. http://leanpower.wordpress.com/
Yeah, this guy was a sight to behold back in the day. Running along the railroad tracks with a backpack full of rocks in training for the Israeli army when he arrived in Israel sometime hence. He knew if he became an Israeli he’d have to be in the military, but Israel never loses anyone in their wars.
Tens of thousands of casualties in the armed forces the Israeli military attacks by surprise and defeats. A few hundred Israeli casualties. Fell off trucks or something, most likely, or accidentally shot themselves.
Look up the statistics on every Israel war if you don’t believe me. Any one. Take your pick. Look at the Israeli casualty counts, and the body counts of the countries they attacked. Including the USS Liberty. No Israeli casualties on that surprise attack on a US warship lasting several hours. Not one.
Obviously our Israeli/US citizen reader/draft-dodger knew that. He picked a winner for a country he could ‘serve’ in complete safety. And when it was all over he came back to the Good Old US of A to buy and sell big guns.
They’re everywhere. Even here on So Far From Heaven.
Had to stop by. I have never come across one of those yet…
travis: The link to his blog is on the post about mid-point. Gracias, J
Guardedly, I count my blessings for having never dealt with comments on my blog from that angle. I’ve had one pro-Israel US military comment, though. I think I scared off the guy because I traced his military record online and found out precisely who he was.
Ed: Likely they’d find that intimidating. As I gather this guy did, just by my having remembered him from 1966-67 in Port Lavaca, Texas. I suspect I’d still be hearing from him were it not for the fact I know his past, as well as the present he throws up on the Internet. Jack