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ב - מֵרָחוֹק, יְהוָה נִרְאָה לִי; וְאַהֲבַת עוֹלָם אֲהַבְתִּיךְ, עַל-כֵּן מְשַׁכְתִּיךְ חָסֶד

'From afar the LORD appeared unto me.'
'Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love;
therefore with affection have I drawn thee.

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Friday, August 18, 2006

Oh, this is RICH...

Hizbullah Receives Arms Via Turkey
07:46 Aug 18, '06 / 24 Av 5766

Turkey, which has offered to send troops to an international force in Lebanon, has been a major point of transfer for weapons to the Hizbullah terrorist organization, it was openly revealed at a United States State Department press briefing Thursday. - MORE>>

It just keeps getting better, don't it!

And thanks to The Muqata for finding and sharing this one:

Here is the latest scoop on the new and improved UNIFIL: 3,500 soldiers committed to UN force. Bangladesh? Yep, I guess they will go anywhere there might be food. While Israel has objected to the force including troops from Moslem nations that do not recognize Israel, the UN has responded by saying that it is the UN that will determine the composition of the force, and not Israel. In other words, Israel can go to hell. So far, the Europeans have been unwilling to pony up much of anything, but various Moslem nations seem eager enough to volunteer.

President Bush said today that the force was not there to disarm Hizballah, but to make them "feel uncomfortable." So what are they gonna do, shut off Hizballah's air conditioning? Obviously, this is not what was understood by everyone when this whole deal was being put together. We were all told that UN Resolution 1559 was finally going to be implemented, and that there would be no return to the status quo. So Bush is nothing but a liar.

In fact, any sane person looking at what has happened, and is happening, since the passage of UN Resolution 1701, would now have to conclude that this is all some deliberate plot by the United States, the Europeans, and the United Nations, to destroy Israel. Everything about this deal is pro-terrorist and is placing Israel in mortal danger. To now see the Bush and Olmert administrations trying to spin this as some sort of pro-West, pro-Israel 'victory,' involves the most convoluted and twisted reasoning and rewriting of dictionary definitions that I have ever seen in my lifetime! If Americans and Israelis buy all this, then they will believe ANYTHING!

And how does Condi Rice even manage to keep a straight face (much less sleep at night) :

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the force would not be responsible for disarming Hizbullah. That would be the responsibility of the Lebanese, Rice said in an interview with USA Today. She said that in the past, the Lebanese government had been unwilling or unable to disarm Hizbullah.

"I don't think there is an expectation that this force is going to physically disarm Hizbullah," Rice said. "I think it's a little bit of a misreading about how you disarm a militia. You have to have a plan, first of all, for the disarmament of the militia, and then the hope is that some people lay down their arms voluntarily." - MORE>>

Yep, Condi, I've had the same "plan" myself for years for hitting the Powerball: "Man, I sure hope I win the lottery."

I'm still waiting... and hopeful. (G-d to Moshe: "Hey, Moshe, buy a ticket!" We've all heard the joke. Somebody tell Condi.)


It's time for Jews to realize that the United States is NOT their friend, and that as the Moslem population in the U.S. increases, and the price of oil goes higher, public opinion will turn against the Jews and it will no longer be safe for Jews to be in America. The time to get out is NOW. Many self-hating liberal Jews, of course, will ignore all this, and will still believe that peace with Islam is possible. They will not leave America and their cushy lives and jobs. A lot of Jews in Germany also refused to leave, in spite of all the warning signs from Hitler and the Nazis, and refused to believe that Germany would turn on them. These are the Jews who say, "It can't happen here." It is time to trust HASHEM, and not the nations and the Erev Rav.

Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say: 'He that scattered Israel doth gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.' - Jeremiah 31:9 (read Jeremiah Chapter 31)

All the nations will now rage against Israel, and come up against us in these days before Moshiach, but HASHEM will keep Israel, and He has placed a hook in the mouth of the nations. The "hook" is a strong delusion, a belief that:

"For he hath said: by the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom, for I am prudent; in that I have removed the bounds of the peoples, and have robbed their treasures, and have brought down as one mighty the inhabitants; And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the peoples; and as one gathereth eggs that are forsaken, have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or that opened the mouth, or chirped." - Isaiah 10:13,14

And from Simply Jews, a good read on the absurdity of the current situation:

Cheer up, boys, the cavalry is coming!


I waited for a day or two to see how the cards are falling with the "beefed up" UNIFIL force that is supposed to begin its mighty reign in south Lebanon. Of course, we were promised to see the iron fist of French, Italian and German manufacture (with a bit of a glove, of course, but it could not be helped - after all it is an European production). - MORE>>

Meanwhile, some IDF soldiers away at the front in Lebanon will soon find out that the Olmert government and IDF has thrown them out of their homes while they were away fighting: And it starts up, once again...

Soldiers unhappy with war handling

Soldiers returning from the war in Lebanon say the army was poorly prepared, slow to rescue injured comrades and suffered from a lack of supplies so dire that soldiers had to drink water from the canteens of dead enemies.

"We fought for nothing. We cleared houses that will be reoccupied (by Lebanese Hizbullah guerrillas) in no time," said Ilia Marshak, a 22-year-old infantryman who spent a week inside Lebanon. - MORE>>

Well, this is what you get when the government politicians and defense managers are corrupt and incompetent. We have the exact same problem with the Bush administration here in the States. Bush, Rice, and Rumsfeld have made an absolute mess of foreign policy and defense, and our soldiers pay the price. The Democrats are no better. There is no political party left in the U.S. with an ounce of sanity, common sense, or morality. We are without real leaders and statesmen. This is why Israel must set it's own house in order (Tshuva would be a good place to start!), and free itself from dependency on the U.S. at every opportunity. The United States can no longer be trusted to keep its word or stay the course if the going gets tough. Sad, but true. Forget the U.S., trust G-d!


Here in the U.S., Moslem groups like MPAC and CAIR are complaining loudly about Bush's recent use of the term Islamo-fascist. However, the term is both appropriate AND historically accurate: The Grand Mufti and Adolph Hitler (Video)


Israel's U.N. Envoy: UNIFIL Countries Must Recognize Israel

( Countries that send troops to be a part of the United Nations international force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) must recognize the Jewish state, Israel's United Nations Ambassador Danny Gillerman told the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) Friday.

He said it is not comprehensible to allow the participation of countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia, who have offered to send 1,000 soldiers each and who do not have diplomatic ties with Israel. Last week, Malaysia encouraged other countries to cut off relations with Jerusalem. - Source: INN

Well, duh...

See also, Israeli alarm over UN peacekeeper force.


How about a helping hand? See below photo's story on Bagel Blogger:


Wolf Blitzer's interview with Efram Halevy, former director of Mossad.

Transcript - August 17, 2006, 17:00 ET

Efraim Halevy, Former Head of Mossad

BLITZER: Welcome back. While Israel's defense minister has named an inquiry commission to look into the handling of the difficult war with Hezbollah, there are also calls today for an independent investigation, as Israelis ask, what went wrong. And joining us now here in Jerusalem, the former director of the Mossad, Israel's intelligence service, Efraim Halevy. Mr. Levy thanks very much for coming in. A lot of people are pointing fingers here in Israel right now. First of all, based on what you know and the history that you have, was there an intelligence failure in Israel as to the capability, the military capability of Hezbollah?

EFRAIM HALEVY, FORMER MOSSAD HEAD: I do not think there was an intelligence failure. I think over the years, information is collected of a wide range of sources. And I think that there was sufficient intelligence in the hands of those who needed it, in order to use it when the time came.

BLITZER: Because a lot of people were surprised at how robust, how strong, how unified Hezbollah emerged over this 33, 34 day war.

HALEVY: As far as I'm concerned, I was not surprised and I don't think that colleagues of mine were surprised. I think it was known for over years that Hezbollah was a robust, capable, deadly enemy with a guerrilla capacity, which was second to none.

BLITZER: Which suggests that the military, the IDF, the Israel Defense Forces, or the political leadership, the prime minister, the defense minister, they got it wrong, they had the intelligence but they didn't know what to do with it.

HALEVY: No I don't think that was the case. I think that over the years there was a policy here not to confront Hezbollah for a variety of reasons, political and otherwise. And when the time came and when the powers that be in this country decided to move, they moved. I don't think that there was a problem here of a lack of intelligence or a lack of knowledge at the highest level.

BLITZER: Did Israel fully understand the sophistication, the weapons, the missiles, the rockets that Hezbollah was getting presumably from Iran, through Syria. For example, that one rocket that hit that ship early on in the war and knocked it out. That seemed to have caught the Israeli navy by surprise.

HALEVY: It may have caught the Israeli navy by surprise. I think that's an isolated case. But by and large, I think there was a good idea here of the capabilities of Hezbollah, the nature of the weaponry they had, the performance of the weaponry which they had, the sophistication of the weaponry they had. It was known that the Iranians and the Syrians would supply Hezbollah with the best they could.

BLITZER: Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah, we know, and Israeli officials have confirmed this, that Israel tried to take him out several times during this war. From your perspective, as a former Mossad director and presumably you've given the order to take out enemies of Israel on many occasions. Is that a legitimate target to go after someone like Hassan Nasrallah?

HALEVY: Hassan Nasrallah is the head of a terrorist movement, he's not just a political leader. And I think that in times of war the way they were a month ago, in terms of the nature of the threat that he posed, I think that it was legitimate then, to consider Nasrallah a target. As you know, his predecessor was targeted several years ago in 1992.

BLITZER: And he was killed.

HALEVY: And he was killed. And this, of course, set in motion a series of very, very serious bloody reactions. I think in this case, had we succeeded, had Israel succeeded, it could well be that there would be similar reactions. But he is a very, very formidable foe and is a key figure in the whole plot.

BLITZER: How dangerous to Israel, from Israel's existence and existential threat, is the potential of Iran, under the current regime, of Ahmadinejad, getting a nuclear bomb?

HALEVY: Well I hate to disappoint you. I don't believe that there is an existential threat to Israel. I believe that there is a deadly threat to Israel. I think that the Iranian nuclear threat to Israel is a serious one, it is a threat which we have not faced up to before, I don't think that Iran will ever be able to erase Israel from the map.

BLITZER: Well I don't know why you're saying you're disappointing me to say that, but that's encouraging, certainly from everyone in Israel's perspective and all of Israel's friends around the world. Does Israel though, have the capability to take out Iran's nuclear facilities?

HALEVY: I won't give you a direct answer to that question. What I will say is that I believe that if there was a confrontation from Israel and Iran, Israel will find the ways and means of not having to suffer the brunt of the Iranian capability.

BLITZER: Just elaborate, I'm not exactly sure I understand what you're saying.

HALEVY: I say that there are a variety of means that can be used in order to prevent Iran from taking the step of putting its nuclear capability to the test. I think Iran in the final analysis will be deterred, if he has the capability, if it obtains the capability from using it.

BLITZER: Efraim Halevy, former Mossad director and the author of the important book, "Man in the Shadows." Thanks very much for joining us.

HALEVY: Thank you, it was a pleasure being here.



Israel freezes West Bank plans - Israel’s government froze plans to pull out from parts of the West Bank. - MORE>>


Bush: World will accept war was a Hizbullah loss

US President George W. Bush acknowledged Friday that it could take time for the people of Lebanon and the world to view the war between Israel and Hizbullah as a loss for the terrorist group.

"The first reaction of course of Hizbullah and its supporters is to declare victory. I guess I would have done the same thing if I were them," Bush said after a meeting with his economic advisers. "Sometimes it takes people awhile to come to the sober realization of what forces create stability and what don't," he said. "Hizbullah is a force of instability." - Source: Jerusalem Post>>

Of course Hizballah is a source of instability, Mr. President, it's a TERRORIST organization! That's what they do. Sigh...

And exactly how long do you think it will be, Mr President, before the people of Lebanon and the world come to this realization that Hizballah lost? A hndred years? Two hundred? One thing's for sure, Mr. President, it darned sure won't happen while you're in office! I'm sure you will see to that.


In a crowded Tel Aviv restaurant, a Moslem man shouts out, "Allahu Akbar!" and pushes the button to detonate the explosives belt strapped around his waist, killing dozens of people and wounding scores more. A young Jewish soldier shouts, "Shema, Yisrael!" and throws himself on a hand grenade to save his fellow soldiers.

Two religions, two "martyrs," one that praises his god while committing MASS MURDER, and the other who praises his G-d while sacrificing his own life in order to SAVE the lives of others...

"Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!" - Moslem suicide bombers

Islam: Allahu Akbar! (Allah is great!) "Allahu Akbar," is shouted out by Moslems as they saw off heads, fly airplanes into buildings, and blow themselves up in suicide bombings to kill as many people as they can. "Allahu Akbar" is a common 'prayer' in Islam that is heard on many different occasions. It is what Zarqawi's terrorists yelled out as they cut off the heads of their captives.

"These are the first words a Muslim child hears after entering this world. The father makes the call to prayer in his or her ears as the welcome-to-this-world message. The same call is heard wherever there are Muslims, five times a day. The prayers also begin with this pronouncement. Certainly this is the emblem of the Islamic faith. There is no power in the world equal to the power of the One God. Allah is the greatest...

"Allahu-Akbar is the weapon that gives us the courage to challenge all subjugation, political or intellectual. It makes us turn our attention to the Creator and ignore other creations like ourselves. In the jihads in Afghanistan, Kashmir, or Bosnia, as elsewhere, the power of this weapon has been felt by people on both sides of the conflict. In every conflict the shouts of Allahu-Akbar instilled fear in the hearts of the oppressors. It boasted the morale of the mujahideen with new levels of hope and courage. And that is the way it should be. Because Allah is the Greatest." - excerpted from "Allahu Akbar," ALBALAGH

"Shema, Yisrael!" Roi Klein z"l (Read how he died.)

Judaism: Shema Yisrael... (Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one... - Deut 6:4-9) The "Shema" is the last prayer a Jew utters before he dies. To utter this prayer (a Mitzvah, Torah commandment) while committing murder (a great sin) of another person would be an unthinkable blasphemy to a Jew. If a Jew does not have time to say the whole prayer because death is imminent, he will try to say only the first two words, "Shema, Yisrael..." (Hear, O Israel...) The Face of a Hero - Major Roi Klein of the Golani Brigade. See also, Nine Killed, 25 Wounded in Lebanon, and A Soldier's Sacrifice in Lebanon

Shema Yisrael -- "Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One" -- is perhaps the most famous of all Jewish sayings.

The Shema is a declaration of faith, a pledge of allegiance to One God. It is said upon arising in the morning and upon going to sleep at night. It is said when praising God and when beseeching Him. It is the first prayer that a Jewish child is taught to say. It is the last words a Jew says prior to death...

Seth Mandel, the father of 13-year-old Koby Mandel who was bludgeoned to death in a cave by Arab terrorists, spoke at the massive pro-Israel rally in Washington DC in April 2002. He told the following story:

In the Sbarro Pizza bombing which killed 15 people in Jerusalem, five members of a Dutch family were killed. One was a 4-year-old boy named Avraham Yitzhak. As he was lying on the ground -- bleeding, burning and dying -- he said to his father, "Abba, please help me. Save me." His father reached over and held his hand. Together they said the words of the Shema.

Seth Mandel told the DC crowd:

"My son Koby died alone. I didn't have the chance to say the Shema with him. So now I want you to help me say the Shema for the hundreds of Jews who have been killed in Mideast violence. Say the Shema with me in the merit of the boy in Sbarro's. And say the Shema with me in the merit of my son Koby." He then led the crowd of 250,000 in reciting the Shema together. - excerpted from "Mitzvahs - Shema Yisrael," (note that the Shema is classified as a "mitzvah" and "good deed," a Torah commandment, and has no association whatsoever with murdering others or killing anyone.)

So here you have contrasted "Allahu Akbar!" and the "Shema," representing Islam and Judaism - Moslem suicide bombers who shout "Allahu Akbar!" as they murder others, and Roi Klein who shouted "Shema, Yisrael!" as he gave his own life to SAVE others.

I guess that kinda says it all...


At Friday, August 18, 2006 11:35:00 AM, Anonymous Elvera said...

It seems to me, Kilo, that the Lord of Hosts is leading his people back to Zion.

God will NEVER turn his back on the Chosen People whether the muslims like it or not.

Let's see just how powerful allah is against Aaron's staff!!


At Monday, August 21, 2006 12:00:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So where should Jews go? Where would Jews be welcome and safe if they leave the US? How quickly do you think Jews should leave?

At Monday, August 21, 2006 3:36:00 PM, Blogger Kilo Echo 4 said...

Jews should make Aliyah if at all possible. Israel is where Jews should be - understanding that each case presents unique decisions and problems.

It is difficult to know what all may happen in the U.S., how bad it could get, or how soon, but the warning signs are there.

The sooner a Jew can go to Israel, the better. That is where we are supposed to be, that is the great mitzvah, especially in these days and times.


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