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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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Monday, August 21, 2006

One of those days...

Yep, today's one of those days where I'm so disgusted that I just don't have much to say that I haven't already said a hundred times over recently.

I should have know better than to start my day by watching the Bush press conference this morning, followed by the John Bolton press conference.


"Hopefully, over time, Hezbollah will disarm." (Yes, and hopefully I will hit the lottery, too, Mr. President!)

I guess I should have watched the History Channel, or the Outdoor Channel, or something. Or maybe I should have just listened to Israel National Radio on the net. At least that remains a small island of sanity in this crazy world.

America is in deep, deep trouble. Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans have a clue about how to deal with the threats America is facing in the world. As for the "war on terror," they don't even know who the enemy is, or what it is they are dealing with. Consequently, the strategy is all wrong, and the tactics are more reactive rather than proactive. Bush has virtually no understanding at all of the Middle East or how to deal with the Islamic nations. He talks a good tough game at times, but it's all about as relevant as the now dead "Bush Doctrine." (Which was a GOOD doctrine, by the way! The "new" Bush Doctrine appears to be to hand everything over to the UN and the Europeans to deal with. Iran and North Korea have both correctly judged that the U.S. is now all talk and no trousers. Former Sec. of State Lawrence Eagleburger is saying pretty much the same thing on the Neil Cavuto Show right now.)

To make matters worse, the American military is being totally mismanaged by Rumsfeld, the intelligence and federal LE agencies are being totally mismanaged by Chertoff and Negroponte, and the State Department is a total disaster under Condoleezza Rice.

Don't bother to look to the Democrats for help, because they are even more clueless than the Republicans. Third parties? Don't even waste your time even looking at any of them. Like I said, we are in deep trouble here in the USA.

I said over two years ago that the threats to America were greater than at any other time in our nation's history, and that the U.S. should immediately reinstate the draft and begin a massive military buildup. We still need to do that, and the longer we wait, the worse the scenario will be. Divisions of men, ships, and planes are not built and made operational overnight.

As for that $230 million Bush wants to spend in Lebanon to rebuild, you might as well just send someone over with the money in a big briefcase and hand it to Hassan Nasrallah in person. Talk about a stupid waste of taxpayer money. Let Iran foot the bill. They are responsible.

And how many billions did we recently spend in Pakistan and Indonesia after the earthquake and tsunami disasters? Last time I looked, they were all still marching in the streets, burning American and Israeli flags, and shouting, "Death to Bush," "Death to America," and, "Death to Israel!"

Some time back, the Congress approved a defense bill that included money to help modernize the Lebanese Army. That was before the current conflict started up. As I understood it, Congress was now going to have to re-approve the release of that money, but maybe they have already given the ok, because Bush also mentioned spending money on the Lebanese Army.

You might as well arm Hizballah itself. Either way, you are arming those who want to destroy Israel.

Way to go, Mr. President.

And again we heard about how the Siniora government was democratically elected. A bit of advice, Mr. President, maybe you could hold off on spending all those millions of the taxpayers' money until AFTER the next election in Lebanon. Just a thought.

Yep, I'm sure that Hizballah fighter is gonna be real grateful to the good ole USA for a little cash handout, when while he was away fighting the IDF, the IAF bombed his house with American made bombs, killing all his family! Do you really think he is gonna jump for joy when you hand him $10,000 to build another house? My guess is he will buy a tent, and spend the rest on more hand grenades and bullets! Besides, his family were just as much terrorists as he was, and that includes the little kiddies, who are taught to hate and kill Jews from the time they can walk and talk. Like one Hizballah fighter in the Bekaa Valley told a reporter, "We are Hizballah All my women are Hizballah, and all my children are Hizballah. We are ALL Hizballah!"

It's one thing to help an enemy rebuild AFTER they have been totally defeated, and quite risky to help them when they are busy rearming for the next round and still full of fight.

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Wow! I just went over to Lazer's site, and what do I find just as the sun is going down here on my little mountain? As I said, I was having "one of those days" after listening to Bush this morning, and then I read this: When the brain kicks out. And to counter my negative "sunset mood" for today he has a nice sunrise photo from Israel! He must have wrote this just for me! Thanks Lazer!

Tamar Yonah called me from Israel yesterday, and we had a nice talk. Her show is always good, and everyone should make sure not to miss it. The most recent shows are also available on the INR website, in case you miss one.

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Infanticide - Mullah Style

A new study of 115 Iranian school textbooks concludes that Iran is preparing its children for war, and is willing to risk massive casualties for the opportunity to defeat America in a world-wide cataclysmic confrontation...- MORE >>

So are these children, these terrorists and combatants in training, "innocent civilians?" There is a saying that 'soldiers do not go to war, nations do.' Fighters are kept in the field by the entire civilian support and supply infrastructure, and women and children can be involved in the war effort or be combatants.

There are some wars where concerns over "collateral damage" are justified. It all depends on the particular circumstances and the nature of the enemy you are fighting. In other wars, to hold on to such concerns over some notion of maintaining "the moral high ground" is neither justified nor moral. It is not moral to prolong or loose a war against an evil enemy. We understood this very well when we were fighting Hitler and the Nazis, and the doctrine of "mutually assured destruction" worked during the Cold War because it meant the destruction not only of armies, but of cities and population centers. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were realities that could not be ignored.

Now, we face an enemy that is willing to commit both individual AND national suicide to achieve its goal of Islam dominating the world: "Islam will dominate, and we will bring on Armageddon to make it so!" And, of course, they believe allah will give them the victory and they will somehow survive the conflagration to finally realize their Islamic paradise on earth. And if they loose, well, allah will give them a paradise in another world. So either way they win according to their way of thinking. The only way to defeat such a determined enemy is to take them out first BEFORE they get the capability to bring on Armageddon. Any other choice is not morally defensible.

4 Comments:

At Monday, August 21, 2006 9:28:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our government can just throw money around for some things but claim there isn't enough for other things. Disgusting! People who are permanently disabled have to 'live' (exist really, not quite live) on miniscule incomes and still get their medicaid benefits cut. And we can't figure out a way to fund and administer a decent healthcare system that provides equal, high quality care to all citizens? I know we don't want the gov't to control all aspects of healthcare, but they need to put money into the system. Perhaps socialized medicine isn't the answer, but the current system isn't working well either. And if our gov't has millions to billions of dollars to give to other countries to rearm and rebuild overseas.....well, how about our gov't helps rearm and rebuild our own healthcare system! Sorry....a bit off topic, but this is a persistent soap box for me when I hear how they're throwing the money around again. I appreciate your blog, Kilo. Thanks for all the information.

 
At Tuesday, August 22, 2006 2:13:00 AM, Blogger Kilo Echo 4 said...

I agree with you about the state of healthcare in this country.

For way too many people, there is simply no health or dental care available. If we can waste billions in foreign aid to nations that hate us, and other absurd projects, we should be able to make decent healthcare available to our own citizens.

I have changed my position on this recently, and I now believe we need some sort of national healthcare program.

I wish I could say I am optimistic about America, but I am not.

 
At Wednesday, August 23, 2006 9:08:00 AM, Anonymous Elvera said...

The Muslim philosophy is simply stated by OBL: "we welcome death more than you love life".

Islam is a very dangerous and cunning enemy and why we are feeding the enemy is beyond my comprehension.

I still think Bush is trying to play both ends against the middle; he's supporting a Shia dominated government in Iraq (who is now chanting Death to America and Death to Israel) while still claiming to be Israel's closest ally.

I fear Bush will stop at nothing to achieve PEERSONAL success in Iraq; even if it means sacrificing Israel.

Thank God Israel is able to defend itself.

Will Bush ever figure out who the enemy is?

Elvera

 
At Wednesday, August 23, 2006 2:23:00 PM, Blogger Kilo Echo 4 said...

That UBL statement kinda says it all...

 

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