Friday, April 27, 2007

Shabbat Shalom 9 Iyar 5767

Preparing for War
Syria maybe planning Golan attack

According to a recent report in the Jerusalem Post, Hundreds of Israeli tanks and thousands of soldiers, backed by helicopters and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, massed in the Judean Desert to drill simulations of war.

Since last year's war in Lebanon, military intelligence believes that war with Syria is now closer than ever, and the IDF is on heightened alert in the North in preparation for the possibility of a surprise attack.

There are two notions that are driving the belief that Syria may attack Israel. The first one is the perception that during last years war with Hezbollah, the terrorist group held their own with the IDF. That may be a big confidence boost for a Syrian military who still uses military equipment that is 30 years old and sold to them by a non-existent Soviet Union. The other fact is that Syrian President Bashar Assad has been a major failure since becoming dictator after his father died seven years ago. With no oil assets, horrific economy, crumbling infrastructure and isolation by the international community ever since its agents allegedly murdered former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri, Bashar may feel he has nothing to loose and nothing raises your popularity in the Arab world than killing Jews.

Regardless of Syria's intentions, Israel must be prepared for attacks on all fronts. Hamas has already stated they are intending to kidnap more Israeli soldiers to trade for Palestinian terrorists held by Israel. In case you forgot, June will be the one year anniversary since the kidnapping of IDF soldier Cpl. Gilad Schalit. Don't forget him and prayer for him.


Environmentalist Hypocrites
Snow White (Obama) and the Seven Dwarfs Debate

The Democratic candidates for President of the United States got together at South Carolina State University to debate the issues or at least bitch and moan about Iraq and offer not solutions. The school who's mascot is the Bulldogs was changed to another form of bull during the 90 minute event.

Like most political forums that involve Democrats, ignorance was the real star of the evening. "The first day I would get us out of Iraq by diplomacy," said New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson. The man who helped orchestrate the North Korean fiasco under the Clinton administration needs to put down the crack pipe before taking the debate stage.

As ludicrous as Richardson comment was, the Keebler Elf better known as Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio had the statement of the night. The Ohio anti-Semite ridiculed Illinois Senator Barack Obama for once having said all options were on the table with respect to Iran. "You're setting the stage for another war," the maker of chocolate covered graham crackers said.

I'm not a fan of Obama, but stating that "all options are on the table," is a set up for war...midget please!

The most interesting revelation of the night actuality occurred before the candidates arrived. The Democratic Party, which is so concerned about the environment, fuel, emissions and fighting the evil oil companies, apparently doesn't practice what they preach. All the candidates, most from Washington, took chartered flights to the debate with the exception of Biden who took a private plane. I guess you and I are suppose to conserve energy, but for the powerful Washington folks, it's comfort and convenience, not conservation.

Giuliani didn't say it, but I will

Chief Political Columnist of Politico, Roger Simon, reported this past Tuesday that Republican Presidential candidate , Rudy Giuliani said, "if a Democrat is elected president in 2008, America will be at risk for another terrorist attack on the scale of Sept. 11, 2001." The truth of the matter, is that Giuliani did not say those words. The former mayor of New York City actually said ,"Republican Presidential candidates advocate staying on the offensive in the War on Terror, while Democratic Presidential candidates seem to advocate going back on the defensive. That being the case, Giuliani said, America would be safer if a Republican were elected President."

Nowhere did Giuliani create fear that 9/11 would occur again if a Democrat is elected. However, your brilliant blogger does believe that an attack on the same scale as 9/11 will eventually happen, regardless who is in the Oval Office. I am as convinced beyond any doubt that we have a better chance of thwarting such a attack with a Republican in office, since Democrats refuse to believe we are actually at war.

Sen. Barack Obama went after Giuliani claiming he,"has taken the politics of fear to a new low." If the junior senator from Illinois has any ideas on defeating Islamic extremism, I would love to hear them. Timetables in Iraq are not the answer unless your goal is genocide and the streets of New York and Chicago turning into Baghdad.

Politics of fear as it is called is nothing new. Democrats used it in 1996, claiming that House Speaker Newt Gingrich wanted to starve children and throw the elderly out onto the street. President Bush was accused of such methods when he ran for re-election in 2004. That same year, John Kerry used the tactic stating, "a second Bush term could lead to greater casualties and another Vietnam in Iraq, a military draft, a secret call-up of reservists and even a nuclear attack on U.S. soil."

This form of politicking is like all politics. If the message is deliberately inaccurate than it is wrong, but if the comments are believed by the messenger, it's up to the voter to decide for themselves who is right and who is wrong. That is why we have campaigns.

Paulie

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