Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Hummus wars: A great reason to be a loyal customer of Sabra

It drives the anti-semitic Arabs insane. Fruity loops insane. Koko Pops insane. Support Israel with your taste buds - for me - that's the only brand I consume in the US.

Princeton Students Vote on Proposed Hummus Boycott

Students at Princeton University voted on Monday in a referendum organized by a pro-Arab student group. The subject: none other than what brand of hummus should be offered on campus.

The group, Princeton Committee for Palestine, has called for university-run stores to offer alternative brands of hummus, because they claim that the only brand currently available is linked to human rights violations.

The brand is Sabra, which the group claims serves “the occupation” since the company that owns it, Strauss (who co-owns Sabra along with PepsiCo), supports and cares for soldiers from the Golani Brigade. The student group decided to hold the referendum since they think it is ironic that hummus, traditionally an Arab dish, is being marketed by a company which they say is “affiliated with a state allegedly violating Palestinians’ rights.”

Ilya Welfeld, a spokeswoman for Sabra, which has headquarters in New York and Virginia, told AP that Sabra only makes donations in North America and pointed out that none of them are political.

The Princeton Committee for Palestine made the referendum happen by collecting 200 signatures. If their effort is successful and a majority of students vote in favor of expanding the varieties of hummus offered in the school, the student government would have to make a formal request to the school's administration to provide additional brands.

Meanwhile, the Center for the Jewish Life at Princeton sent an e-mail on Monday to Princeton students titled “Warning: Israel impacted by USG referendum.” The e-mail, some of which was quoted by The Daily Princetonian, expressed concern that students may not fully understand the political motivations behind the referendum and encouraged students to “make an informed choice, understanding that the passage of the referendum would allow the referendum’s sponsors to make a strong political statement about Israel.”

The results of the vote are expected on Friday. The referendum was originally scheduled for last week but was rescheduled after the wording inadvertently called for Sabra hummus not to be offered at university stores rather than for additional products to be sold as well.

Funny thing is - Sabra doesn't mention on it's package any relation to Israel or being a Jewish product. Perhaps they should change that - there's a 70% support rate for Israel in America. There's more to be gained in being proud Israeli food ambassador in the US, and very little to lose. Wear your flag with pride.

Check out Sabra's site.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Wikileaks reveals: Fatah rejected control of Gaza even if Israel defeated Hamas

Useless losers.

Via: Blake Hounshell tweeter, somewhere in the link:

Fatah rejected control of Gaza even if Israel defeated Hamas http://bit.ly/f4CrmK

Saturday, November 27, 2010

"Why are we Americans even involved in this?"

One blogger at Hot-Air who gets it precisely. One would hope this feeling would reverberate strongly through out the American political ecosystem. Pressuring Israel to more one sided concessions while the Arabs refuse to make any - is a recipe for disaster.

The Mid-East Peace Process
The term “peace process” is one I have come to despise. (I hate it even more than “exit strategy”.) This idea that American can find, or impose, some sort of peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians is a fantasy.
Jennifer Rubin says,
If there has been a less competent Middle East negotiating team, I can’t recall it.
They aren’t showering themselves in glory, that’s for sure. But I have to ask a deeper question: Why are we Americans even involved in this?
If both the Israelis and Palestinians truly want peace with each other, then they can negotiate an agreement without our help. And if they don’t both want peace, there isn’t anything we can do about the situation. That’s what the last 35 years of futile efforts on our part have shown. So why are we wasting our time like this?
President after president has sent negotiating teams to the two sides, and what have they accomplished? Not a thing. There has been change, but no fundamental improvement, and no peace.
The problem is the Palestinians. Deep down, the only peace they’ll accept is victory, where peace is attained through the destruction of Israel. As long as they continue to feel that way, peace isn’t attainable any other way. (And there’s no reason to believe that the Palestinians will ever gain the military capability to win against Israel.)
The way you’ll know that the Palestinians have finally gotten serious is when they abandon their demand for the “right of return”. As long as that’s one of their requirements for a peace treaty, there will be no peace treaty. It is the one concession Israel can and will never make, for it amounts to voluntary extinction for Israel as it exists now.
Until the Palestinians abandon that demand, negotiation is a waste of time, and American involvement in those negotiations is a fool’s quest.
But, alas, The One has been engaging in a lot of fool’s quests lately.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanks Giving

Happy Thanks Giving :-) In Israel people eat lots of turkey, but never a whole bird like here. Also, some sell 'Turkey Shawarma' with lamb fat to enhance the flavor.

Did you know you can buy a whole dinner at Amazon? That is - could have bought. 1 Left in stock (dinner stock?) as of writing this:

Eat some turkey...

Image from foodnetwork...

Monday, November 22, 2010

Palestinian Authority Information Minister: The Jews have no Claim on Wailing Wall

Feel the peace efforts! What have Arabs done for peace in 60 years? Reinvent history.

Jews have no right to Western Wall, PA 'study' says
The Western Wall belongs to Muslims and is an integral part of Al-Aksa Mosque and Haram al-Sharif (the Islamic term for the Temple Mount complex, meaning the Noble Sanctuary), according to an official paper published on Monday by the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Information in Ramallah.

The paper, which has been presented as a “study,” was prepared by Al-Mutawakel Taha, a senior official with the ministry, to “refute” Jews’ claims to the Western Wall.

In the past, PA leaders and officials have also denied Jewish rights to the Wall, insisting that the Temple Mount never stood in the area.

The new document claims that the Western Wall, or Al- Buraq Wall, as it is known to Muslims, constitutes Waqf property owned by an Algerian- Moroccan Muslim family.

It claims there isn’t one stone in the wall that belongs to the era of King Solomon.

The “study” also contends that the path next to the Western Wall was never a public road, but was established only for the use of Muslims living in the area or making their way toward the mosques on the Temple Mount.

“The Zionist occupation falsely and unjustly claims that it owns this wall, which it calls the Western Wall or Kotel,” Taha, who is also a renowned Palestinian poet and writer, wrote in his project.

“Al-Buraq Wall is in fact the western wall of Al-Aksa Mosque.”

He added that the Jews had never used the site for worship until the Balfour Declaration of 1917.

“This wall was never part of the so-called Temple Mount, but Muslim tolerance allowed the Jews to stand in front of it and weep over its destruction,” he wrote. “During the British mandate in Palestine, the number of Jews who visited the wall increased to a point where the Muslims felt threatened, and then there was the Al-Buraq Revolution on August 23, 1929, where dozens of Muslims were martyred and a large number of Jews were killed.”

Taha was referring to an Arab uprising throughout Palestine over access to the Western Wall during which 133 Jews and 116 Arabs were killed over a few weeks.

The author, who is affiliated with PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction, emphasizes that over the past few decades, Jews have failed to prove that the wall has any connection to their religion.

“Many studies published by Jewish experts have affirmed that there is no archeological evidence that the Temple Mount was built during the period of King Solomon,” the paper added. “One can only conclude that Al-Buraq Wall is a Muslim wall and an integral part of the Aksa Mosque and Haram al-Sharif. No one has the right to claim ownership over it or change its features or original character. Also, no one has the right to agree with the occupation state’s racist and oppressive measures against history and holy sites.”

The PA ministry’s study also warned that “no Muslim or Arab or Palestinian had the right to give up one stone of Al-Buraq Wall or other religious sites.”

I've toured the Kotel tunnels. It's irrefutable piece of history. Arab care about facts? Naa - current truth. They'll repeat their lies and believe in them only to justify their incessant violence.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Fromer US Ambassador to Israel Criticizes Israel and US for Freeze Bribe

With all the anti-Obama sentiment Israelis and Jews feel after the last two years, it seems that critics of Israel are even more irritated with what seems to them as being too much pro Israel concessions. I do agree with one assertion - and that is that support for Israel should never have been a negotiable item. It would seem that this concept was not in Netanyahu, Clinton and Obama's minds.

Former U.S. envoy to Israel: Washington will regret its settlement freeze bribe

Former U.S. ambassador to Israel Daniel Kurtzer criticized Saturday a recent U.S. offer to provide Israel with a package of incentives in exchange for an additional 90-day freeze on West Bank settlement construction.

In an article published in the Washington Post, Kurtzer called the proposed deal a reward for Israel's bad behavior and said it was "a very bad idea."

"Washington will almost certainly come to regret bribing Israel, Israel may regret receiving such a bribe even more," Kurtzer wrote.

The proposed U.S. incentives package offered to Israel includes a U.S. undertaking not to request a further extension of the freeze following its expiration, and to veto any attempt by the Palestinians to win recognition by the United Nations of their state unilaterally.

The Obama administration would also ask Congress to approve the sale of 20 F-35 warplanes to Israel and, should there be a peace deal with the Palestinians, guarantee its wider security needs. These would supplement the 20 F-35 warplanes Israel already plans to buy using money from annual grants it receives from Washington.

"Previously, U.S. opposition to settlements resulted in penalties, not rewards, for continued construction. Washington deducted from its loan guarantees to Israel an amount equivalent, dollar for dollar, to the money that Israel spent in the occupied territories," said Kurtzer.

Kurtzer added that if the deal went through, it would create a dangerous precedent in U.S. foreign relations.

"It is not clear that Washington has thought through the implications. Will the United States similarly reward Palestinians for stopping their own bad behavior?"

Moreover, said Kurtzer, the agreement is problematic for Israel as well, and "by subjecting Israel's defense needs to the political demands of an American administration, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has done something quite dangerous for Israel - he has made those needs contingent, negotiable, optional."

"Israel's security requirements are now merely a bargaining chip with which to negotiate what Jerusalem will or will not do to advance the peace process."

One might say there's no long term strategic thought guiding what the white house is doing in the middle east over the last two years... simply a continuous childish tantrum.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Megyn Kelly on GQ Cover

Are you staring at her news delivery methods there?

Read the rest... if you must

Shhh! Peaceful Hamas fires phosphorous from Gaza onto Israeli civilians

This is not a copy of a post from 3 weeks ago. It's just a regular thing, terror happens to Israelis and the world continues to put pressure to handcuff Israel's hands in defending own population.

Phosphorous fired from Gaza

Witnesses report three Palestinians injured as Air Force bombs targets in Strip in response to four phosphorous shells, three mortars fired at Negev. Army of Islam members go into hiding. PRC: Rocket fire a response to 'Israel's crimes'

Palestinian sources reported that the Air Force bombed two targets in the Gaza Strip Friday afternoon, after four phosphorous bombs were launched into Israel along with three mortar shells.

The IDF remarked later that warplanes had bombed three targets in the Gaza Strip in response to the fire on Israel, and that direct hits had been identified. "The IDF sees the Hamas terror organization as solely responsible for all that occurs in Gaza and for keeping the peace there," the army said in a statement.

Three of the shells hit open areas in the Eshkol Regional Council, and the other four - fired an hour later - landed in open areas in the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council. There were no reports of injuries or damage.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

China's aggressive cyber war: hijacked US traffic for 18 minutes earlier this year

Sneaky, spooky and really - really dangerous to everyone.

China 'hijacks' Internet for 18 minutes, US gov't says
A US government report released Wednesday said that China "hijacked" and routed through their own servers, highly sensitive government and military websites earlier this year, AFP reported.

According to the report, the Asian giant hijacked 15 percent of the world's Internet traffic for 18 minutes this past April.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

American Civil Court Acquits Gitmo Terrorist of Murder of 224 in 1998 Kenya Bombing

99% failure in prosecuting 100% guilty terrorists in American civil courts.

Who's brilliant idea is it to continue doing things this way?
Gitmo Detainee Ahmed Ghailani Cleared of All but One Charge in U.S. Embassy Bombings

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Ahmed Ghailani was found not guilty of all but one charge Wednesday by a federal jury in New York.

Ghailani was acquitted on 224 murder charges in connection with the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. He was found guilty for only one charge of conspiracy to destroy government buildings.

Ghailani faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years and a possible life sentence. He will remain in custody and sentencing will take place at a future date.

The acquittal is seen as a major blow to the U.S. government, as Ghailani was the first former Gitmo detainee to be tried in a civilian courtroom.

The judge had earlier decided that a star witness would not be allowed to testify because of coercive techniques that were used to get the witness' name from Ghailani. It is unknown what effect this witness would have had on the case.

Defense attorneys claimed Ghailani is an innocent “dupe,” who had no idea he was assisting Al Qaeda operatives in their deadly plot.

ACLU inside and outside of current regime are rejoicing. This is what votes for the left produce. It would have been the same result if the 9/11 mastermind was prosecuted in NY. Same failure to provide justice and to safeguard the public.

Monday, November 15, 2010

When I don't blog, I share

Feel free to follow more content from sites I regularly read. Following the next link, you can find articles I've looked through and wanted to share, but didn't have the time to actually blog:


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Anonymous officials in Israel: Hamas's rockets can reach Tel Aviv now

It feels like we've heard this before. Perhaps, it's just worth repeating considering other flow of news-bits regarding an upcoming new war.

Intelligence official: Hamas rockets can reach Tel Aviv
A senior intelligence official warned Sunday that Hamas in the Gaza Strip have rockets that can travel 80 kilometers (50 miles) — a longer range than previously reported, which would put Tel Aviv within range of its launchers.

The official blamed Egypt, saying it was not doing enough to stem smuggling through a network of tunnels along the relatively short border between its Sinai desert and the Palestinian territory. An Egyptian security official reached for comment maintained that Egypt was combating the smuggling successfully.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

US trades support for Israel for temporary construction freeze

This so called support used to be without preconditions, is the current 'guarantee' also temporary? What if Israel doesn't agree to the freeze - will the USA join those who seek to eliminate Israel? This is the oddest trade ever put forth. Does the USA support Israel's right to exist or not?! How come this is negotiable?

U.S.: We'll fight delegitimization of Israel in exchange for settlement freeze

The United States has offered Israel a package of incentives to reinstate a freeze on West Bank settlement construction.

The package of incentives includes American commitments to fight against efforts to delegitimize Israel.

The security cabinet met Saturday night in Jerusalem to be updated on Netanyahu's talks with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last Thursday in New York.

According to "The Cable" blog, White House Middle East adviser Dan Shapiro told a group of American Jewish leaders on Friday that the incentives package includes commitments to oppose anti-Israel diplomatic efforts in the international arena.

The U.S. incentives package would include: curbing actions by the United Nations on the Goldstone Report; blocking anti-Israel UN resolutions concerning the Gaza flotilla raid; defeating international resolutions aimed at exposing Israel's nuclear program at the International Atomic Energy Agency; and strengthening pressure on Iran and Syria in regards to their nuclear and proliferation activities.

U.S.-sponsored direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority broke down on September 26 when a 10-month Israeli freeze on settlement construction in the West Bank expired. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has said he would not restart negotiations with Israel while settlement construction continues.

OK, let's assume Israel freezes again, what then? Hamas will go away? Abbas will make any single compromise towards Israel? In 20 years of negotiations, what compromise have the Arabs done?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

ADL condemns Glenn Beck for telling the truth about Soros

My only question - why?! Have you watched Beck? Listened to him? He did not fault Soros for the Holocaust - he ran clips of Soros saying that the year he spent confiscating Jewish property for the Nazis and collecting lists of Jews was the best time of his life. He was delighted! His own fricken words - how can you defend that? Have you listened to Beck saying he is not judging the 14 year old at hard times - however how can you dismiss what this old creepy man is saying right now?!

When will ADL stop stepping into this political soup? This is no way to serve the causes for which they were created.

ADL slams Beck for 'offensive' comments about Soros

The Anti-Defamation League on Thursday criticized as “completely inappropriate and offensive” remarks by Glenn Beck on his radio and television programs, in which he drew a link between the behavior of US Jewish billionaire investor George Soros as a young boy and the actions of others in sending Jews to death camps during the Holocaust.

On his October 10 radio show, Beck described how Soros, who was born in Hungary to Orthodox Jewish parents, “used to go around with this anti-Semite and deliver papers to the Jews and confiscate their property and then ship them off. And George Soros was part of it. He would help confiscate the stuff. It was frightening. Here’s a Jewish boy helping send the Jews to the death camps.”

ADL national director Abe Foxman released a statement slamming the Fox News commentator's criticism of Soros.

"Glenn Beck’s description of George Soros’s actions during the Holocaust is completely inappropriate, offensive and over the top. For a political commentator or entertainer to have the audacity to say – inaccurately – that there’s a Jewish boy sending Jews to death camps, as part of a broader assault on Mr. Soros, that’s horrific," said Foxman.

Foxman, a holocaust survivor, added that while he too sometimes disagrees with Soros, known for his support of left-wing causes and occasional criticism of Israel, Beck's comments were unacceptable.

"To hold a young boy responsible for what was going on around him during the Holocaust as part of a larger effort to denigrate the man is repugnant. The Holocaust was a horrific time, and many people had to make excruciating choices to ensure their survival. George Soros has been forthright about his childhood experiences and his family’s history, and there the matter should rest," added Foxman.

How is telling the facts - and showing you the man saying it in his own words 'inappropriate, offensive and over the top'?!

OK - Beck might be generally over the top, but why would a sensible person go out of his way to abuse the power he has to 'slam' those who tell the truth?

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Obama: Israel isn't doing enough to promote peace, Netanyahu: Jerusalem is not a settlement

Or is Netanyahu more than just signaling to Obama his personal disaffection.

Obama comments:
Obama: East Jerusalem building plans 'unhelpful' to peace efforts

U.S. President Barack Obama cautioned Tuesday that Israel's plan to construct 1,300 new homes in East Jerusalem could obstruct the pursuit of peace in the Middle East.

"This kind of activity is never helpful when it comes to peace negotiations," said Obama, adding that he was concerned Israel and Palestinian were not making enough of an effort to advance peace negotiations.

Netanyahu responds:
Netanyahu: 'Jerusalem is not a settlement'

"Jerusalem is not a settlement, it is the capitol of Israel," the office of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday in a sharp response to international criticism to advance plans for 1,345 homes in Jewish neighborhoods of east Jerusalem.

The government never agreed to place any restrictions on construction in Jerusalem, which has 800,000 residents, the prime minister's office said in a statement it issued while Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was in New York.

The international community doesn't care what Israel has done so far for peace, not the Oslo retreats, not the Gaza fold out - not even the freeze. And if one country does not follow the anti-Israel line - they are punished:
Canada 'bruised' for pro-Israel stand?

In speech against anti-Semitism, Canadian PM Harper suggests his country did not secure seat at UN Security Council due to its failure to 'go along with this anti-Israel rhetoric'

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Gaza fires more rockets at Israel, Israel retaliates

Terror has become so comfortably regular, it's barely news. Shameful.

IAF aircraft strike Gaza targets in response to Kassams
IAF aircraft struck two targets in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday evening, according to a statement released by IDF spokesperson.

The airstrike came in response to Kassam rockets fired into Israel from the Gaza Strip on Saturday morning, according to the statement.

The statement added that the IDF holds Hamas responsible for the rocket fire from Gaza.

Gaza evacuation was a mistakes says I, oh yea, and 2nd in command in IDF

Stating the painfully obvious, but will this prevent future senseless strategic defeatism?

IDF second-in-command calls Gaza disengagement mistake
Former IDF deputy chief of staff Dan Harel told Channel 2 in an interview on Saturday that the manner in which Israel undertook the disengagement from Gaza was a mistake.

Harel justified Israel's territorial withdrawal from the Strip during the interview saying, "I'm not surprised that the Hamas's power increased after disengagement." He continued, "In the past, I called [Gaza] Hamastan, today I say it is the epitome of Iran. There are 1.5 million Arabs in the Strip, and the question is do we want to be there or not - I, as a citizen, think we don't need to be there."

However, Harel acknowledged that the manner in which the Israeli government undertook the disengagement did not bring the desired results.

"Based on past experience, unilateral steps like [the Gaza Disengagement] are mistakes," he added.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Hamas wants another war

I do hope Israel will not hold back or stop short next time. And next time might be sooner than you think, and more painful to all sides.

Hamas warns of war for second time in a week
A senior Hamas official reported a military buildup in the Gaza Strip despite the assessment that war with the Jewish state was not imminent.

"I am convinced that we will prevail in this war," Hamas Interior Minister Fathi Hamad said.

This marked the second warning of a Hamas war against Israel within a week. In late October, Hamas Foreign Minister Mahmoud Zahar also reported preparations for a conflict.

In a Nov. 1 interview with the Saudi-owned Al Hayat daily, Hamad, regarded as the second most powerful man in the Hamas regime, said Israel was not likely to attack the Gaza Strip in the near term. He said Israel was fearful of an international backlash.

"We are not afraid of war and expect that the war will come, but the international situation is not suitable for war right now," Hamad said.

In January 2009, Israel invaded the Gaza Strip in a failed effort to stop Hamas rocket fire. Hamad, in the first such admission, said at least 400 Hamas fighters were killed in the 23-day war, 150 of them classified as police and security personnel.

"On the first day of the war, Israel targeted police stations and 250 people were martyred," Hamad said. "This was in addition to about 200 to 300 others from the [Hamas military wing] Izzedin Kassam Brigades."

Hamas was said to have been focusing on developing and training on new missiles and rockets. In late October, Nigeria seized an Iranian mortar and rocket shipment said to have been destined for the Gaza Strip.

"What concerns us is how to use weapons and develop security and support," Hamad said.

I'm sure this will help:
US Meets with Gaza on Exports despite Israeli Embargo
U.S. Consul-General in Jerusalem, Daniel Rubinstein, met Monday with a delegation of hi-tech businessmen from Hamas-controlled Gaza. The businessmen told a Palestinian Authority news agency after the meeting that they discussed ways of exporting hi-tech products to the United States.
Such exports would circumvent the Israeli closure on Gaza, which includes a ban on most exports as a way to weaken the Hamas government. Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev told Israel National News that the "export of flowers and some other items" is allowed and that decisions on allowing other goods have not been made.

The meeting itself and the discussion of exports to the United States, if the subject was indeed discussed, could be seen as messages of appeasement toward the Gaza regime, which would have had to approve the meeting.

Once again, Obama's regime fails on the question of 'whose side are you on anyways?!'

33% approval rating incumbant somehow retains Nevada senator seat

If this isn't fraud - it's Vegas magic. That and quite a bit of arm twisting. Who said the Mafia days in Vegas are over?

January 2010: Poll: Harry Reid ’s approval rating at 33 percent in Nevada

Today: Fox News Channel Calls NV For Reid

Yesterday: Thuggery: Unionized Casino Pressing Employees to Vote for Reid

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Meet UK's 'right wing conservative' foreign minister

This guy:

William Hague

What is he up to?
British foreign secretary to meet Palestinian activists in East Jerusalem
British Foreign Secretary William Hague will on Wednesday meet with a group of Palestinian campaigners against Israel's West Bank barrier as part of a tour of Jerusalem.

Hague, a rightwing Conservative minister in the United Kingdom's coalition government, was scheduled to arrive in Israel late Tuesday for a trip for secret roundtable discussions on the Iranian nuclear program with a long list top Israeli officials.

But the former Conservative party leader will also take time to meet Palestinian in East Jerusalem with activists who take part in regular protests at Bil'in, the site of weekly demonstrations against the barrier, which have often turned violent.

He will also meet other Palestinian activists in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, a regular flashpoint in confrontations between local Arab residents and Jewish settlers.

Foreign ministry sources said Hague's schedule had raised eyebrows among Israel's diplomats, but that they a decision had been made to refrain from any public criticism.

Hague's tour is the latest in a series of British diplomatic gestures that signal the U.K.'s opposition to the barrier. Two weeks ago the British embassy in Tel Aviv lodged an official protest with the government over the sentencing to a year in jail of Abdullah, Abu Rahma, a leader of the Bil'in protests, and British diplomats attended all of Rahma's court appearances.

The foreign secretary's visit comes at a time when Israel seems increasingly unable to count on the support of the U.K., a traditional ally.

Would someone please take this guy to a tour at all locations exploded by suicide bombers - to explain why a barrier is needed?

VP Plugs to voters: Don't vote

I think he got his hair plugged too deep. Very last post regarding USA politics for a while, I promise.

Biden says “Don’t Vote, or Vote Republican” in Radio Interview, White House Clarifies
An aide to Vice President Biden says the VP was *not* urging Democrats to sit out the election by saying they may as well vote Republican when he was on a Cleveland radio station Tuesday, but only was saying if Republicans take control of Congress it would mean a return to policies of the Bush administration.

In a radio interview Tuesday afternoon, Biden reportedly told a WENZ in Cleveland, OH "Don't vote, or vote Republican" but Biden's aide says the VP did not mean for people to stay home on election day. Both Biden and President Obama have done a number of radio interviews in the past few days, urging people to get out and vote Tuesday.

Read more: http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/11/02/biden-says-don-t-vote-or-vote-republican-radio-interview-white-house-clarifies#ixzz14BCQGXgi

Election Night in USA

Off - off topic

Personally - over the 10 years I've lived in the USA I've became a supporter of GOP, especially when the Democrats picked a Jeremayah Wright flock member as nominee, who later became president.

My wife is saying I'm too negative, well...

Barney Frank got re-elected, Reid is about to somehow win an election even though he is one of the most despised persons in the country, and I already know what the liberal spin will be tomorrow: "See, we kept key seats - it wasn't so bad. Let's keep steamrolling the country and pushing through legislation which no one read, no one understands, and most of the country opposes".

A big "F-U" from the Libs to those who enthusiastically went to the polls today.

P.S. Bob Beckel on Hannity right now already started the spin: "it could have been a lot worse... a lot of the senate races which were supposed to be republican races, it broke towards the democrats and made the races very close", hey Bob - why did you paint your hair purple today?

Merkava 4 Israeli tanks for sale

It makes holy red mist out of filthy Jihadis...

(image from here)
Israel Puts Merkava 4 Tanks Up for Sale
For the first time, Israel will offer the Merkava Mark 4 tank and the Tiger APC for sale. Both will be sold only to friendly countries, and under strict supervision.

In addition, all sales will be coordinated with the United States. The U.S. funds some components of the tank, as well as other Israeli defense projects.

Ministry of Defense Director-General Udi Shani said the decision to offer the tanks for sale to allies was “a strategic decision” driven by the need for income to cover military costs. Experts believe sales could bring in $400 million annually.

In the past, Israel has sold Merkava technologies for use with other types of tanks.

The Merkava Mark 4 was unveiled for the first time in an defense conference in Paris several months ago. Many details about the tank remain classified, including its cost and the number of units produced.

Details of the Tiger's build are secret as well. The Tiger uses a Merkava hull, but acts as a personnel carrier. Many of its components were designed after the Second Lebanon War, and reflect the lessons learned in battle with Hizbullah.

At least 110 slaughtered in name of Islam in Iraq

Orgy of death and blood - the Arab world is tasting the medicine it had cooked. Horrifying senseless murder to glorify the profit and the Quran.

At least 110 killed in series of Baghdad attacks
Reporting from Baghdad —
Militants unleashed a wave of deadly attacks in Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 110 people in Shiite neighborhoods, authorities said, in an apparent bid to provoke a new sectarian war in the country.

At least 17 car bombs and other blasts shook the city at sunset in one of the bloodiest days this year. The coordinated attacks, which bore the hallmarks of the Sunni Arab militant group Al Qaeda in Iraq, came just 48 hours after 58 people died when armed men seized a Baghdad church.

"The new Qaeda has started its work again in Iraq," a senior Iraqi security commander warned, speaking on condition of anonymity. "The situation is very bad."

Each deadly incident, whether a fatal shooting or a major explosion, fuels foreboding that Iraq could once more fall apart as the American military presence dwindles and the nation stands without a new government eight months after national elections. The senior commander cautioned that Iraq's political deadlock was tempting disaster.

When these two lovely hateful religious sects are at each others throat, perhaps standing in between is not the best idea.

Monday, November 01, 2010

PA holding Hamas terrorists who murdered Israelis to derail peace talks, reformed PA legal system under Israeli scrutiny

Let's see if they charge them with the laughable 'working against national interest' and released after conviction - or properly charged with murder and punished... I for one am not holding my breath.

IDF waits to see PA’s treatment of W. Bank terror suspects
Military expects reformed Palestinian Authority legal system to charge Hamas operatives, suspected of perpetrating shooting attack on two Israelis, with attempted murder.

In what some view as a test of the Palestinian Authority’s newly reformed legal system, the IDF is waiting to see what charges the PA brings against the alleged perpetrators of a recent shooting in the West Bank.

Rabbi Moshe and Shira Moreno were wounded on September 8 as they drove near the Rimonim junction, halfway between Ramallah and Jericho and about 15 minutes north of the capital.

The attack came a day after four Israelis were killed in a drive-by shooting near the Beit Hagai settlement in the South Hebron Hills.

Several days after the Morenos were shot, Palestinian security forces claimed to have arrested two suspects, both Hamas operatives, from Silwad, a Hamas stronghold about 9 km. northwest of the Rimonim junction and the birthplace of the terrorist group’s Damascus-based leader, Khaled Mashaal.

The arrests were carried out by the PA, The Jerusalem Post has learned, after the IDF and the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) hit a dead end in their investigation.

“The question now is how the PA will charge the shooters,” one defense official said on Monday. “We would like to see them charged with attempted murder, and this will be a real test of the PA and its reformed legal system.”