Saturday, July 07, 2007

The Gruesome Twosome: Syria and Iran
These two countries have teamed up to fight against the West. They have been supplying Taliban and other terrorists in Afghanistan in order to fight US/NATO forces. They're in Iraq with the goal to damage U.S. efforts. Syria and Iran are working in Lebanon trying to crumble the Seniora government, destroy their army and crush the Cedars Revolution by assassinating the MP Eido in Beirut, bombing attacks such as car-bombs and killing civilians. They create terrorist attacks in Lebanon using Syro-Iranian assets. They're also in Gaza hoping to control it. Their funds control Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
By the end of this summer, if their plan goes well, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon and Gaza will be fully at war. Hamas will be in control with Syro-Iranian backing in the Eastern Mediterranean and will be a terror base of operations. They wish to seize Gaza which would stop U.S. efforts in Iraq and cause pressure against Israel.
These predictions have been made by Dr. Walid Phares who is the director of the future Terrorism Project at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and the author of "The War of Idea".
Syria has long been viewed as an enemy of Israel. Iran was actually rather helpful to Israel when the Shah of Iran ruled, but now the situation has changed. Hamas already has control of Gaza at this point. Their attacks on Israel are already causing a tough retaliation. If they are supplied with more arms, this will cause a full scaled war with a hopping-mad Israel that won't be forgiving. I don't think Syria can offer Israel anything worth a gamble after seeing what has happened in Gaza. They haven't been that cooperative, and now they are in kahoots with Iran anyway.
By 2008 this gruesome twosome plan to take over as much territory as they can. They forsee Americans limiting their moves now because of the U.S. presidential campaign season. By then it won't be just a new president that will be on the plate. It will be a whole new ballgame.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Attack Israel and Risk Being Attacked
Two years ago Israel withdrew from Gaza and broke down all Jewish settlements there. This past May of 2007, Palestinian groups fired about 300 rockets into Israel from there. Israel was forced to retaliate with dozens of airstrikes against Hamas security and rocket-launcher groups.
Now Hamas has been firing mortar shells and rocket-propelled grenades along with sporadic rocket fire. The last rocket happened Tuesday evening, the 3rd of July. Then two more rockets were launched Thursday afternoon.
Thursday the Israeli forces entered Gaza and went about 1/2 mile into the territory east of two refugee camps; Maghazi and Mureij. They came in and left overnight. In the raid they killed 11 people; 9 known militants from Hamas.
Thousands of Palestinians reacted by marching in the street of the camp and firing rifles into the air vowing revenge. According to their game plan, they can attack Israel but Israel is not allowed to retaliate and try to stop the terrorists who fire weapons at them. They react so violently that they must forget what brought the tanks over from Israel in the first place. Do unto others as you would have others do unto you, is the ancient adage. It still applies today. Israel will not put up with its citizens being fired upon anymore. This seems to be a hard lesson to learn. Israel waited a long time to react, perhaps too long. Passivity has not worked with these people. Turning the other cheek shows weakness to terrorists. This is similar to child psychology. If a small child bites his mother, he doesn't understand it hurts until his mother bites him back. Then he gets the message.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Methodists Attack Israel

Methodists Attack Israel
Nadene Goldfoot
It isn't enough that the Muslims have not accepted having a Jewish state in their midst. Now the Methodists of the United States are getting into the act by boycotting 20 companies that do business with Israel. Both President Bush and Senator Clinton are Methodists. They are not in agreement with the church's proclamation.
This report was from the divestment Task Force of the church's New England Conference. The boycott includes the company, "General Electric". Their reasoning to be against Israel seems to come out of Arab propaganda. Again, they are siding with the Palestinians and seem to ignore the realities of the situation. They are concerned with the Palestinians facing unemployment, malnutrition, restrictions on movement, denial of medical care or access to their agricultural lands, humiliation at checkpoints and curfews. There is no understanding as to why there is a situation, and that the Palestinians have been attacking Israel. That doesn't seem to matter to them. This report reeks of anti-semitism.
This is morally offensive stated Alan Ronkin, deputy director of the Jewish Community Relations Council in Boston. His group is going to meet with the local Methodists and try to educate them. This step of "divestment push" which is boycotting, and delegitimizing Israel damage any chances of progess in the Middle East.
Some individuals in the United Methodist Church find this wrong. They are calling for a balanced study of the Middle East conflict which is what the United Church of Christ is doing. I am surprised that people have waited so long to study the situation. At least Senator Obama, a member of the United Church of Christ said he strongly disagrees with the portrayal of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict presented by this church. It will be interesting to see what the follow up meeting in Fort Worth, Texas will do.
To me, this shows that people have not read or followed events. They are quick to agree with propaganda from the Arab politics. Anything that smacks of showing how bad Jews are is gobbled up as "the gospel".