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Wednesday, 7/18, 34 Down:

U.S. ally whose capital has the letters U-S-A in the middle of the name: Abbr. 

Argggg. I can’t even do crossword puzzles without misinformation and propaganda.

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I take it LUN, for Lusaka, Zambia, didn’t fit? #geek

Zambia!

Now that is diabolical. Since the US officially recognizes Tel Aviv as the capital of Israel it can’t be that nation.

You’re shitting me.

I’m reminded of the time I was trying to track down some Palestinian village that had been the location of an airstrip in World War Two.

I finally found it. Google gave the Biblical Hebrew name of the site, along with the comment that it had been ‘liberated’ in 1948.

Somehow, I doubt if the residents really enjoyed ‘liberation day’ all that much.

But then Israel isn’t an ally: This is what Ray McGovern had to say about this (19 November 2009): … what is generally called “our ally”, the state of Israel. And you probably have heard me say this before, and people are shocked that I would say it, that Israel is not our ally. Go to your dictionary and look up “ally”; ally is someone with whom you have a mutual defense treaty. There is… Read more »