Comment: Settlements ARE our issue, sadly

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Settlements ARE our issue, sadly

Unfortunately, right now, illegal settlements are absolutely our business because of the billions in aid we give to Israel every year. Cut off the aid, along with the rest of our Middle East intervention, and then I'll wholeheartedly agree that settlements are none of our business.

For now, however, we're perceived as enabling those settlements--and due to our politicians' never-ending pledges of loyalty to Israel, we're seen us a biased arbiter of Israeli-Palestinian issues. All of which creates hostility toward the United States and inspires people to attack us.

The FBI testified that the Palestinian issue was a motivator of the 9/11 attack, however that all-important insight into the "why" of the attack was purged from the 9/11 Commission Report. Check out their testimony: