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More results of Obama’s foreign policy blunders…

Iraqi soldier kills 2 US soldiers, wounds 3

So maybe arbitrary deadlines for troop withdrawals do encourage the enemy.


Chavez Slams Terror Report, Claims ‘New Aggression’ by U.S.

I guess the hugs, handshakes, and gifts didn’t soften the two-bit dictator’s stone heart after all.


Suicide bomb kills 6 in Mosul

The deadliest month of the year for US troops in Iraq. Imagine that, the enemy is stepping up its attacks now that it knows we’re pulling out. But don’t worry, Hillary told Iraq we’re not abandoning them, and the Obamessiah promises increased violence won’t alter his plan to withdraw troops. Talk about mixed messages to our Iraqi allies!


U.S. to hold new talks with Syria

This should be interesting since Syria backs Hezbollah and Hamas. Former President Carter has used his trips to Syria to bash Israel and defend terrorists. I’m sure the terrorist sponsoring nation is looking forward to manipulating a sitting President for its propaganda.


Officials: Gitmo court system likely to stay open

This should play well overseas with all the countries that criticized Bush for not treating the terrorists like jaywalkers. Of course they thought things would “change” with Obama in the White House since this was one of his major criticisms of the previous administration.


I’m sure this list will continue to grow as long as our President thinks the best foreign policy is to stroke the egos of our enemies by condemning our own country. Stay tuned for more next week.

May 2, 2009 Posted by | Foreign Policy | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Radical Islamists’ rocket attack hits Jewish nursing home

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Radical Islam is attempting to open a second front in Israel’s battle to eliminate threats of rocket attacks on it’s citizens. With world opinion following the MSM’s propaganda campaign against the tiny Jewish state, it’s little wonder the terrorists are emboldened.  One of the rockets launched today into Israel hit the kitchen of a nursing home while the residents were having breakfast.

I guess the UN peacekeeping force in the south of Lebanon isn’t really protecting Israel, is it?

This just goes to show, we need to quit interfering with Israel and let her defeat these animals once and for all.

Attack on Israel from Lebanon threatens 2nd front

By IBRAHIM BARZAK and STEVE WEIZMAN, Associated Press Writers

JERUSALEM – Lebanese militants fired at least three rockets into Israel early Thursday, threatening to open a new front for the Jewish state as it pushed forward with a bloody offensive in the Gaza Strip that has killed nearly 700 people.

Two people were lightly injured, and the rockets that exploded in Israel’s north raised the specter of renewed hostilities with Hezbollah, just 2 1/2 years after Israel battled the guerrilla group to a 34-day stalemate. Hezbollah started the 2006 war as Israel was battling Palestinian militants in Gaza.

…(Read full article)

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January 8, 2009 Posted by | Middle East | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Israel knows how to win a war


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Israel continues to pound away at Hamas targets in Gaza while it amasses troops on the border in preparation for a possible ground attack.

The typical response from the international community is coming in as well.  Iran is calling for volunteer Muslims around the world to fight in Palestine.  French President Sarkozy has condemned the Israeli attacks as disproportionate to the Hamas rocket attacks on Israeli civilian targets.  The Egyptian foreign minister referred to Israel’s military response as “blind military action” in the same breath in which he extended his condolences to the Palestinian “victims.”   Protests throughout the Arab world are calling for more agressive action against Israel and America.

Such hypocrisy has come to be expected anytime Israel responds to Palestinian or Arab aggression.  But, Israel knows how to take care of itself.  Since the United Nations created the State of Israel in 1948, the geographically tiny and isolated country has fought and won several wars with its surrounding Arab neighbors.

War of Independence 1947-1949

1947 Boundaries

1947 Boundaries

During the War of Independence from 1947-49, the tiny state fought and defeated an Arab coalition consisting of Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and Egypt.  Troops of these nations were supplemented by Palestinian and Sudanese contingents as well.  Over 6,000 Israeli troops lost their lives to defeat the Arab aggressors who greatly outnumbered the fledgling nation’s armed forces.

This was not to be the war to end all wars however, as Israel’s neighbors retreated to lick their wounds and develop new strategies.  During this time, Palestinian terrorism was born as Egypt funded suicide troops who operated from bases in Jordan.  The U.N. Security Council condemned every Israeli response to this terror, but condemnation of the Arab’s who sponsored violence against Israel was blocked by the Soviet Union’s veto.

Sinai Campaign of 1956

In 1956, Israel launched an offensive against Egyptian forces in the Sinai Desert in response to the Arab nation’s stockpiling of Soviet arms in preparation for war against the tiny Jewish state.  When Egytptian President Nasser blockaded the Suez Canal, Britain and France backed the Israeli action.  Israel launched the campaign with paratroops who quickly conquered the Egyptian airfields in the Sinai and cleared the path for Israeli ground forces to march to the Suez Canal.

The United States sponsored a Security Council resolution demanding an immediate withdrawal of Israeli forces from the Sinai that was subsequently vetoed by Britain and France.  The next day, these two countries launched air attacks against Egyptian airfields along the canal allowing Israeli ground troops to pummel their opponents.  These operations resulted in the capture of the Gaza Strip, along with virtually the entire Sinai Desert.  It had taken this tiny, isolated Jewish nation only 8 days to relieve Egypt of the heavily fortified Sinai.

Both the United States and the Soviet Union condemned the Israeli assault and demanded it remove its troops to pre-war borders.  Israel complied after 6 months of negotiations produced a U.N. agreement to take control of the Gaza Strip and station a U.N. Emergency Force in the Sinai to protect Israeli shipping in the Gulf of Aquaba and Suez Canal.

The Arab states were surprised by Israel’s quick victory, but not ready to accept its right to exist.  This war was not yet over.

The Six Day War–1967

Over the course of several weeks in 1967, anti-Israeli rhetoric comprised of threats of annihilation of the small Jewish state was spewed by Arab leaders of Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Yemen, Algeria, and Syria, as well as Palestinian leaders.  This rhetoric was followed by the massing of Arab troops on Israeli borders in the Sinai, the West Bank, and the Golan Heights.  Egypt sent 100,000 troops into the Sinai, blockaded Israel’s southern port, and demanded the withdrawal of the U.N. Emergency Force, while Syria staged its forces in the Golan Heights, and Jordan in the West Bank.

Israel launched a preemptive attack on and quickly crushed Egyptian forces in the Sinai and Gaza.  A Syrian air attack was quashed by the Israelis on the first day of the war.  Jordanian troops then launched an offensive from the West Bank.  After six days of fierce fighting, Israel had routed the Arab forces and expelled them from their staging areas (now known as the Occupied Territories.)

War of Attrition 1968-1970

Egypt, seeking to recapture the Sinai, launched artillery attacks against Israeli Defense Forces on the east bank of the Suez.  Israel responded with a cross border commando attack that knocked out the main source of electricity for Egypt.  President Nasser spent the next few months fortifying strategic targets in Egypt before again escalating the conflict.  In the interim, Israel had refortified its positions along the Suez which came to be known as the Bar Lev Line.

In February 1969, Nasser ordered a massive artillery and air attack against the Bar Lev Line, resulting in heavy Israeli casualties.  Israel again responded with cross border attacks deep into Egyptian territory.  In July, Israel launched a massive air assault that continued into December and destroyed Egyptian anti-aircraft defenses.

With nothing standing between Egypt and the Israeli Air Force, Nasser appealed to the Soviet Union for assistance in the form of arms and troops.  The United States, fearing superpower involvement could lead to a nuclear confrontation, then became involved in cease-fire negotiations and Israel accepted the U.S. brokered cease-fire agreement in July of 1970.

Yom Kippur War 1973

On the holiest day of the Jewish calender, The Day of Atonement–October 6, 1973, this attack caught the Israeli Defense Forces totally off guard and the initial action went heavily for the attacking Syrian and Egyptian forces.  Egypt launched an all out attack on the Sinai coordinated with a similar attack by the Syrians in the Golan Heights.  Israel’s 500 troops in the Suez Canal zone faced an 80,000 strong Egyptian force while 150 Israeli tanks battled 1,400 Syrian tanks in the North.

Though Egypt and Syria bore the brunt of the campaign, they had help from many of Israel’s Arab enemies.  Iraq supplied the Syrian force with 18,000 troops, which were further bolstered by two Jordanian armored brigades.  Libya and Iraq had previously supplied Egypt with Russian-built MIG and French-built Mirage fighter jets which were employed in the campaign.  Saudi Arabia and Kuwait financed much of the operation.  In a sense, Israel was once again fighting the entire Arab world.

Caught totally unaware of the impending attack, the first two days of the war were disastrous for Israel.  Egypt had marched 15 miles into the Sinai and Syria had taken the Golan Heights by the 7th of October.  However, Israel’s geographic disadvantage of being surrounded by its enemies and the numerous wars fought before had left it in a heightened alert status, always ready to respond quickly to enemy activity.

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) were quickly mobilized and reserves called up.  On October 8, this small, isolated Jewish nation lauched a counterrattack that rapidly forced the Egyptian forces back across the Suez and expelled the Syrian forces from the Golan Heights.  The IDF marched to within 65 miles of Cairo and 35 miles of Damascus before a U.N. brokered cease-fire interrupted the Israeli rout of its enemies on October 24.  A peacekeeping force of 1,200 U.N. troops was sent to the Golan Heights and Israel maintained control of the Sinai.

Once again, the outnumbered Israeli forces had defeated a numerically superior force of allied Arab enemies in a few short days.

Operation Peace for Galilee–1982

Palestinian terror groups, most notably the Palestinian Liberation Organization, had sprung up since before the Six Day War and had expanded their base of operations to include southern Lebanon.  Israel had launched smaller scale attacks against these bases prior to 1982, like Operation Litani in 1978 in response to a terror attack on civilian buses that killed 37 and wounded another 76.

In response to an assassination attempt on the Israeli ambassador to Britain in 1982, the IDF once again attacked the terror bases in southern Lebanon.  This time, the mission was expanded an Israel captured the capital city of Beirut.  The Syrians interceded in June.  Though Israel’s success against Syrian ground forces came with a high price, this small Jewish state dominated in the skies.  Syrian anti-aircraft batteries were quickly destroyed which allowed the superior Israeli Air Force to down 29 Syrian aircraft in one day without a single loss of its own.

The Gulf War–1991

During the 1991 Gulf War against Iraq, Israel obliged American requests to not become actively engaged.  However, Saddam Hussein, facing an international coalition devoted to wresting recently conquered Kuwait from Iraqi hands, ordered Scud missile attacks against Israel in an effort to garner support of Arab members of the coalition.  More than 80 Scud missiles resulted in 31 Israeli fatalities.  These Israeli citizens died at the hand of the Arab state of Iraq even though Israel was not in any way involved in the war.

Lebanon/Hezbollah War–2006

By July 2006, the Palestinian terror organization Hezbollah had established bases in Lebanon once again.  An IDF patrol was attacked, inside Israeli territory, by Hezbollah terrorists who killed three and captured two Israeli troops.  This attack coincided with coordinated rocket and  mortar bombardments of Israeli settlements and military installations in the north.

Israel then launched a counterattack against Hezbollah positions throughout Lebanon.  Once again, the international community revealed its hypocrisy in criticism of Israel’s disproportionate use of force.  The war concluded on August 14 with a U.N. brokered cease-fire.

Once again, Israel is forced to respond to unprovoked attacks by terrorist organizations funded and supported by its Arab enemies.  And, once again the world is condemning Israel for responding too harshly.

If the United States and the rest of the international community will stand aside and let the Israelis finish this, the Palestinian problem will be resolved.  Either there will be no terrorists left, or they will come to realize that failure to recognize Israel’s right to exist can only lead to their annihilation.

The Israelis knows how to deal with this.  We need to let them finish it.


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December 29, 2008 Posted by | Middle East | , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Carter: Poor Hezbollah Has No Anti-Aircraft Weapons

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Read former President Jimmy Carter’s own account of his recent trip to Paris, Lebanon, and Syria and see if you don’t agree.  Of course, this is just another page in a long history of Carter’s demonization of Israel and defense of terrorist organizations.

Carter heaped praise on Lebanese, Syrian, and even Hezbollah officials and uses the report to create a portrait of these three groups working to achieve peace.  At the same time, he never misses an opportunity to give the reader the impression that Israel is the only thing standing in the way of a peaceful Middle East.

Contrast the following two quotes taken directly from Carter’s report:

Hezbollah refrained from meeting with us but expressed approval of our election monitoring. The big issue was that Syria and Lebanon were moving toward mutual diplomatic recognition and exchange of ambassadors after decades of Syria’s assumption that there was no boundary between the two.

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Israelis are also occupying the northern (Lebanese) 2/3 of a small village named Garjaa. The general showed us a graph of the many flights of Israeli planes over all parts of Lebanon, averaging about a dozen each day. Neither Hezbollah nor the Lebanese Armed Forces have any anti-aircraft weapons for defense.

No mention of past Syrian attempts to assasinate Lebanese political leaders. No mention of Syrian assistance to Iran in supplying Hezbollah terrorists with the weapons to practice their trade. Reading Carter’s words leads one to believe the conflicts between Lebanon and Syria amount to little more than two schoolboys arguing over a cheap toy.

Carter also fails to mention Hezbollah’s offensive attacks against Israel that led to the 2006 war and resulted in the current Israeli military operations along the border.  To lament the fact these terrorist dogs lack anti-aircraft weapons is unexpected, even from someone as anti-Israeli as Carter.  But there it is, in his own words.  Carter is saddened by the fact that Hezbollah terrorists can’t shoot down Israeli planes!

Carter evidently doesn’t remember when Israel pulled out of Lebanon, after 20 years of occupation, that Hezbollah swooped in and filled the vacuum.  The same Hezbollah that was controlled and assisted by Iran and Syria and the same Hezbollah that lauched the attacks that started the 2006 war. 

Then after all of this ridiculous nonsense Carter has spewed, he closes with a paragraph that intentionally paints the terrorist organization Hamas as a harmless group of professionals.  Yes, Hamas.  Here, read the quote that makes my stomach turn and destroys any previous illusion I held that Carter was a good man who simply had some mistaken views…

In the afternoon Bob, Hrair, and I met with Khaled Mashaal and his fellow Hamas politburo members, all of whom are scientists, medical doctors, or engineers – none trained in religion.

Is it not unbelievable that a man in Carter’s position would intentionally mislead the world into thinking that Hamas is not an organization run by and consisting of radical Islamic terrorists?

In the past I thought of Carter as a good man with many opinions that I simply disagreed with.  After reading these words, his own words, I am now convinced that he is an evil man, an anti-Semite whose vision of the world is skewed by the glasses of racism and bigotry–against Jews.

December 26, 2008 Posted by | Middle East | , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments