Archive for July, 2006

Defeat Via Fear of Collateral Damage

[Edited transcript of the Eidelberg Report, Israel National Radio, July 31, 2006.]

When speaking of “collateral damage” or military attacks resulting in civilian casualties, notice that this concept does not seem to apply to any nation other than Israel. Remarkable how Israel alone is blamed for “disproportionate” force against aggression. Hezbollah doesn’t worry about such hypocrisy if only because such notions are foreign to Islam.

Whereas Israel deliberately locates its military bases away from civilian population centers, Hezbollah deliberately locates their weaponry in densely populated areas, even in hospitals, schools and mosques. » Continue reading “Defeat Via Fear of Collateral Damage”

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This Pastor Has Guts!

by Maggie Scott

This Pastor has guts!! Thought you might enjoy this interesting Prayer given in Kansas at the opening session of their Senate. It seems Prayer still upsets some people. When Minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is what they heard:

“Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. » Continue reading “This Pastor Has Guts!”

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Collateral Damage and Cocker Spaniels

(Published July 3, 2003)

“On June 26, 1993, twenty-three Tomahawk guided missiles each loaded with a thousand pounds of high explosives, were fired from American Navy warships in the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea at the headquarters complex of the Mukhabarat, the Iraqi intelligence services, in downtown Baghdad. The attack was in response to an American determination that Iraqi intelligence, under the command of President Saddam Hussein, had plotted to assassinate former President George Bush during Bush’s ceremonial visit to Kuwait in mid-April. It was President Clinton’s first act of war.”

Thus writes Seymour M. Hersh in an article on that event. More significant is the sequel: » Continue reading “Collateral Damage and Cocker Spaniels”

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A Warning from Yamin Israel

That Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met with Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, bodes ill for Israel. It clearly indicates that the Bush administration remains committed to Oslo and Israel’s withdrawal from Judea and Samaria—the position of Prime Minister Olmert despite (1) Abbas’s praise of suicide bombers, and (2) Hamas’ ascendancy in the PA, and (3) the Hamas linkage with Hezbollah. » Continue reading “A Warning from Yamin Israel”

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Why Israel Is At War

[Edited transcript of the Eidelberg Report, Israel National Radio, July 24, 2006.]

Part I.

Why is Israel at war in Lebanon? Instead of focusing on the political reasons—and I could write a book on that aspect—I want to offer a deeper understanding of why Israel is fighting for its survival in Lebanon, a country in which Hezbollah, far from being a mere militia, has all the attributes of state, controls southern Lebanon, has its own army, one more powerful than the Lebanese army.

Hezbollah is more than a proxy of Iran. There are branches of Hezbollah in 20 states. But it’s the 24-year old Lebanese branch of Hezbollah that constitutes the spearhead of Iran’s ambition to be a superpower and dominate the Middle East. » Continue reading “Why Israel Is At War”

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Lebanese woman writes,“Thank you, Israel”

I urge everyone to listen to and disseminate this most remarkable interview with Brigitte Gabriel, President and founder of the American Congress for Truth. It's long, but very informative….

Ms. Gabriel also wrote this article for Arutz-7—“Thank You, Israel”.

Visit her website for more details about her organization.

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Some Reflections

Both Syria and Iran are transporting terrorists into Iraq. These terrorists are killing American soldiers. These are acts of war. The U.S. should issue an ultimatum to Iran and Syria: “Stop sending terrorists into Syria, and stop arming Hisballah, otherwise we shall bomb the hell out of you.”

The Bush administration’s verbal support of Israel is a cynical joke.

Israel is fighting America’s war in Lebanon. Indeed, Israel is fighting the Islamic enemies of Western civilization. It’s a cruel joke that this little country, despite its inferior leadership, should be doing the dirty work of the decadent West. » Continue reading “Some Reflections”

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Destroy the Enemy to Obtain One Hundred Years of Peace: Part II

Part II—William Tecumseh Sherman

In the following article, virtually every a passage has been extracted from military historian Victor Davis Hanson, The Soul of Battle (1999) to illuminate dilemmas involved in Israel’s current war in Lebanon. But I alone am responsible for the import of this article.

William Tecumseh Sherman of Civil War fame was professor and college president teaching history six months before the Battle of Bull Run. If Sherman was considered a cruel general, “cruelty was necessary to destroy the evil of slavery.”

“Men go to war to kill,” said Sherman, “and should expect no tenderness.” » Continue reading “Destroy the Enemy to Obtain One Hundred Years of Peace: Part II”

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The Middle East War: The Need for Plain Talk

No nation can win a protracted war unless its military commanders and soldiers have an ethical mission. A nation whose commanders and soldiers are tainted by the university-bred doctrine of moral relativism is doomed to defeat against Islam. As I have elsewhere shown, Ariel Sharon was tainted by that doctrine. Needed, therefore—especially in the present Middle East War—is plain talk.

First, we need to regard Islamic despotisms as one might regard the Confederacy or slave-holding states of pre-civil war America. To paraphrase Abraham Lincoln’s “House Divided Speech”: A world divided against itself cannot stand. This world cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. Sooner or later, it will become all one or all the other. » Continue reading “The Middle East War: The Need for Plain Talk”

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Destroy the Enemy to Obtain One Hundred Years of Peace: Part I

Part I—Epaminondas

“Those who wish to enjoy peace must be ready for war.”
—Epaminondas

Referring to the democratic reformer Epaminondas, the warrior-philosopher whose Theban army defeated Sparta (370-369), military historian Victor Davis Hanson offers insights which Israeli generals and citizens as well as universities should take most seriously. Thus, in The Soul of Battle: From Ancient Times to the Present Day, How Three Great Liberators Vanquished Tyranny (1999) Professor Excerpts from this superb book follow:

“I think it is almost axiomatic that if a general of a great democratic march is not hated, is not sacked, tried, or relieved of command by his auditors after his tenure is over, or if he has not been killed [as was Epaminondas] or wounded at the van, he has not utilized the full potential of his men, has not accomplished his strategic goals—in short, he is too representative of the very culture that produced him, too democratic to lead a democratic army …” » Continue reading “Destroy the Enemy to Obtain One Hundred Years of Peace: Part I”

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