AUTHOR:G.
DATE:11/29/2002 11:09:00 PM
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BODY: New threat in the block

It took about a day for the Israeli media to start putting more attention on what looks to be an Al Qaeda job in Kenya. The story was reported of course but with limited coverage for several reasons: Sad to say it but 3 dead Israelis in a suicide bombing is really not unusual for us; The fact that it happened far from Israel prevented the usual immediate coverage; The anti-aircraft missiles missed; It was the Likud election day; the bloodier inside home at Beit She’an happened half a day later before the evening news broadcasts.

Now after the Beit She’an story is “dead”, it got it’s coverage for a day, and that Israeli reporters reached Kenya and surviving Israelis from Kenya returned to Israel, the story is truly making headlines.

The magic word now is Al Qaeda. Not that we were oblivious to them before but after you’ve been struck it’s different. The odds of Al Qaeda to attack inside Israel looks slim, the greater threat is that they’ll continue to attack Israelis outside of Israel.

What can Israel do about this new threat? Well not much actually, only to continue to assist the US in the war against terror. The Mossad is handling the Kenya attacks investigation. What are the Mossad abilities in such place as Kenya that is not a natural playground for Israeli agents? My guess is that they’re not too good but the Mossad has proved in the past it can hunt down people everywhere in the world.



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AUTHOR:G.
DATE:11/29/2002 10:14:00 PM
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BODY: Happy Hanukkah

Despite the difficult time we’re having I want to wish you a very happy and tasty Hanukkah!



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AUTHOR:G.
DATE:11/28/2002 11:17:00 PM
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BODY: Here in Israel we have a day with terror attack/s and a day without. Today was a day with terror attacks

Even after such a full of terror day there was little to no change in the prime time shows in Israeli television. Indeed a large part was dedicated to news broadcasts but that was planed anyway because of the Likud elections. The humor/satiric shows such as “Only in Israel” and “Yatzpan” were broadcast. I’ve written about this before I think. I have no anger about the T.V directors’ decision not to cancel those shows. Terror attacks are so frequent that if we stopped our daily routine every time one is perpetrated we would have no life at all.



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AUTHOR:G.
DATE:11/28/2002 11:01:00 PM
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BODY: The Beit She’an attack

6 people dead and dozens injured, 10 seriously, in the latest terror attack that happened earlier today in Beit She'an. 2 Palestinian motherfuckers began their journey to heaven by killing innocent civilians, some where in the democratic process of voting for the Likud elections. Of course those 2 murderers have no idea what a democratic process is. What they do know is Islamic fanaticism. They reached heaven after a brave border policeman that rushed from his nearby home when he heard the first shots shot them to death. After the border policeman took the first one down another weapon holder made sure that the still living bastard departs this world quickly with a few bullets stuck in his head.

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you must know I’m a fairly moderate down to earth person. As I’ve said before this fight is over land not religion, no matter what the Palestinians may want to make of it. Nonetheless I think we’ve reached the point in which there is no way then to tackle the Islamic weaponry with Anti Islamic measures.

I say Israel needs to bury those suicide terror perpetrators in the name of Islam in pigskins. I’ve even got a better idea, their bodies should be incinerated and the ashes to be mixed with food and be given to pigs to eat it. The all thing should be open for media coverage.

Will it stop the suicide terrorists? It won’t. But I do believe it will have some moral affect on the next would be suicide terrorists and their supporters. I’m not sure it will serve Israel any good but I don’t think it will worsen our condition. Those who hate us will continue to hate us, the few braves that are with us will understand that move.



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AUTHOR:G.
DATE:11/28/2002 10:25:00 PM
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BODY: At least one good thing happened in this bloody day

According to all three Israeli Channels Sharon defeated Netanyahu in the Likud Race by 18 to 24 percent. I’m not sure this gap is big enough to allow Sharon not to appoint Netanyahu as foreign minister in the next government. Anyway it’s good to know that the “Bibi danger” is out of the way.



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AUTHOR:G.
DATE:11/28/2002 10:59:00 AM
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BODY: Israelis attacked in Kenya

In what clearly looks like a coordinated attack on Israelis a bomb went in the lobby of an Israeli owned hotel filled only with Israeli guests in Mombasa, Kenya, and at about the same time a missile or two were fired on an Arki’a Israeli plane taking off from Mombasa.

According to initial reports 8 people were killed in the hotel attack, at least 3 of them Israelis, the number of injured is unknown yet. No one was hurt in the missile attack on the airplane. At this time the plane is heading back to Israel and it’s not clear whether it was hit at all, probably not. The plane’s pilot detected to flashes of missiles being launched at his plane shortly after the plane took off. Most chances are that the plane’s pilot is an ex-Israeli air force pilot and knows a thing or two about anti-aircraft missiles.

Who is behind this joint terror attack? The immediate suspect that comes to my mind is Hizballah who has proved in the past it’s will and ability to hit Israelis and Jews outside of Israel. Another option is Bin Laden’s Al Qaeda. Did they finally tried to hit Israelis as they’ve promised in the past? Of course there can be a million other groups and states that should be taken in consideration.



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AUTHOR:G.
DATE:11/27/2002 10:55:00 PM
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BODY: Corrupted to the point of no return

It looks like some Palestinian leaders’ dogs are getting are being treated better then the Palestinian population.

Ha’aretz: “ There is mounting criticism among rank-and-file Palestinians about instances of corruption among their senior leaders.

Despite the dramatic deterioration in the economic situation in the territories because of the armed conflict and the harsh steps enacted by the IDF, the wastage of public funds on the part of their leaders has not stopped.

A Palestinian source close to the leadership recently told an Israeli military official that the wife of one of the senior Palestinian ministers had made sure to send the family's two dogs to Paris, a few months ago, by plane. The dogs were treated by a French veterinary surgeon and the bill was picked up by the Palestinian treasury - that same treasury that has difficulty paying government salaries every month, the source said.

The military official said the report was believed to be reliable. The Palestinian minister was not available for comment last night.

The Palestinian source mentioned the story about the dogs to illustrate the man in the street's anger at the leadership which, he said, is cut off from the daily plight of the people.


At least some of the money the EU pays the Palestinian Authority is being spent back in Europe.



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AUTHOR:G.
DATE:11/26/2002 10:14:00 PM
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BODY: Bibi is in deep shit

According to tonight’s Channel’s 1 poll 52% out of the 300,000 Likud members support the idea of a Palestinian state. What do you say about that?

Like it or not, it’s obvious that if one day there will be peace in this war struck region it could only be with an independent Palestinian state. If anyone thinks that the Palestinians and the rest of the Arabs will settle for an Israeli governed Palestinian autonomy, well, he is just kidding himself.

I do hope that on Thursday those 52% will vote for Sharon to be the leader of the Likud. Sharon like his party members knows that the only solution will include a Palestinian state and he is not hiding it. Sharon has said a few times in the past but that doesn’t mind Israel haters from labeling him as the devil himself.

You know what? Even Netanyahu knows there is no viable solution without a Palestinian state. I promise you that if will be the next PM he will break his promise and will agree to allow a Palestinian state. Bibi is all full of pose and bullshit.

Meanwhile tonight’s Channel 10’s poll shows that the gap between Sharon and Netanyahu is getting wider. Sharon –57% ; Netanyahu 32%. I know a lot of people that just can’t wait to see Bibi’s face on Thursday’s night when Sharon will defeat him. Though let’s not gloat before he actually loses. With all his faults no one should underestimate Netanyahu’s political abilities.

Sharon said he will love to have Bibi as his foreign minister in the next government but he doesn’t really mean it, he dislikes Bibi. Netanyahu declared that if he’ll lose he is going to stay in the Likud. I doubt it. Either he’ll retire again just like after his lose in 1999 to Barak or he’ll stay in politics but run in a different party. Army radio reported tonight that some people in the Israeli right wing have called a poll to check if they’ll get more seats if Netanyahu will head the far right party “The National Unity” (“HaIhud HaLeumi”) instead of Avigdor Liberman. Netanyahu’s men said that they don’t know about such poll and in any case Bibi is not going to leave the Likud. Well – we all going to be smarter in a couple of days.



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AUTHOR:G.
DATE:11/25/2002 10:33:00 AM
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BODY: An e-mail from a Muslim reader

Today I received an e-mail from a Muslim reader that names himself: “Comrade RedGuard”. Here is what he wrote followed with my reply.

Though I find most of what your website is composed of to be utter lies, I won't criticize you about, on account of I highly doubt you're interested in my criticism. I will however ask you about what seems to be your intense hatred of Islam. Now, I understand that you'd hate Arabs, most Jews do, but on your website you're attacking Islam in itself. As a Muslim, and a supporter of the Arab states, well, the people, I'm well aware, as I would assume you are, that the vast majority of Arab states are controlled by corrupt nepotistic oligarchies, and I needn't get into my repulsion of them, back to my original point, I oppose Israel, but I have never criticized, nor has any muslims I know, the religion of Judaism in itself. I'm not sure whether you're aware of this, but our religion considers Jews to have once been the chosen people, no longer, but once. We have nothing but the utmost respect for the prophets of Jews, who we share religiously as well, Abraham, Isaac, Moses, etc. So I though I doubt you'll consider any of this, I just wanted to point out that you're being very unnecessarily bigoted, something I would hope the Jewish people would be averse to, considering their historical dealings with intolerance and bigotry.

My reply:

Thank you for e-mail

First let me assure you that I don’t hate Arabs nor do I hate Muslims. If you are bored you can go back and read 7 month’s posts and see that no where have I said I hate them. And I don’t have anything to hide here on my blog.

Another thing: The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians is about territory not religion. For many years most of the Palestinian people and leaders kept it as a territorial dispute. Today’s fashion among the Palestinians is to wrap themselves with Muslim fanaticism. It’s not only the hardcore Islamic groups such as Hamas and Islamic Jihad who do this, Arafat’s own terrorists the Fatah are blowing themselves up in hope to meet 72 virgins in heaven.

As I’m sure there are moderate Muslims their voice is not heard among the Palestinians. My previous post about the Muslim belief of heaven is not fabricated. In fact the Hamas are very proud of it. Now, if you believe in it too I don’t see what’s the problem? Are non-Muslims forbidden to know it? If you do think it’s utter bullshit then why don’t we here Muslim pundits dismissing it? (You didn’t dismissed it as well in you e-mail).

So dear Muslim reader - if the lures of Islamic heaven are a major reason for a Palestinian to blow him self up and kill Israeli children why shouldn’t I tackle it?



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AUTHOR:G.
DATE:11/24/2002 11:22:00 PM
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BODY: Muslim punctiliousness

I’ve written here before about the unique qualities of the 72 awaiting virgins for the brave “shahids”. The previous update was that those special virgins don't have a monthly period. This unique quality makes them "available" 365 days a year to "pleasure" the "shahid".

Last Friday Channel 2 Arabs expert Ehud Ya’ari reported about more unique features of those virgins, Ya’ari was relying on Hamas and Islamic Websites.

So no monthly period but do they really need to go to the toilet? No they don’t, According to Muslim belief in their heaven no one shit or piss the body cleans it self from toxic and waste through a drop of perfume!

The Muslim Pundits also calm the eager horny suicide bombers that fear that their lust won’t be enough and they will have to disappoint some of the 72 virgins. Don’t worry fellows in heaven you get the sexual strength of 70 men!

I’ll have to repeat my self from the previous post: See, that's what I like in Islam, they take care of all the tiny details, marvelous!



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AUTHOR:G.
DATE:11/24/2002 10:57:00 PM
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BODY: More information

Kris Krause has set up a new site that focus on the terror attack Israel goes through. It includes links to relevant news stories, maps, documents and presentations. Check it out.



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AUTHOR:G.
DATE:11/24/2002 01:20:00 AM
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BODY: So the Palestinians are getting creative

It’s been a while, almost 2 years if I recall right, since the Palestinians tried to infiltrate from Gaza into Israel through the sea. Why do they try from the sea? Because till today no terrorist attack that took place in Israel was perpetrated by infiltrates from the Gaza Strip. Why is that? Because Gaza Strip is 100% fenced, remember that next time someone dismisses the security fence currently being build.

Back to Gaza’s sea – Ha’aretz: “The incident took place at around 10:30 P.M. Friday night when the region's naval control center noticed a Palestinian fishing boat that crossed the no-sailing area. A naval Dabur gunship was scrambled to the area and tried to stop the boat. The two people on board ignored the calls to stop, which included spraying of water spurts and warning shots. Several minutes later the fishing boat exploded injuring the gunship and the soldiers.

What’s with all those procedures you ask? Fishing is a popular occupation in Gaza. They use hundreds of small fishing boat to catch the fish usually during the night. According to the Oslo accords (Shhhh… you didn’t hear me say this term) The Palestinian fishermen are limited to a certain area away from shore and banned from to slim strips, one with the Egyptian territorial water and one with Israel’s. As well as providing living for many families this Fishing business is also a very busy smuggling industry, Usually of weapons from Egypt. The Navy's job is to enable them to fish but catch the smugglers.

The Palestinian fishermen constantly sailing to the limits of their approved area keeping the Israeli navy constantly busy. They claim that they can find more fish there and so on. By constantly doing this they wear down the Navy vigilance. Every day the Israeli boats find themselves warning wandering Palestinian Fishermen. Some of them are looking for fish some are smuggling weapons. I had a chance as a soldier to be on a Dabur Gunship 24 hour patrol in Gaza’s water. I can tell you that the Palestinians are really not afraid of the Israeli gunships. The routine is pretty much as detailed in Ha’aretz story: The Dabur chases down an off limit Palestinian boat calls them with speakers, they usually ignore. Then the soldiers spray water on the Palestinians that simply ignore them, if the water doesn’t help they shoot with M-16 over their heads, which usually don’t scare them as well. After using an M-16 the soldiers use Mag (a bigger machine gun) and sometimes the ship’s small cannon. Again – all this shooting is being done over the Palestinians head not directed on them. The Palestinians know they won’t be shot and that’s why they don’t give a damn about this warning shots. Any way after this game is played for a while the Palestinian turn their boat away back to Gaza or sometimes hand their ID cards for the soldiers to check them.

So there was nothing unusual with this event’s boat in the beginning. Another straying boat reluctant to respond to the soldiers calls. And then it blew up, killing the terrorists onboard and injuring 4 Israeli soldiers, 3 moderately, one lightly.

It looks as if the terrorists mission was to infiltrate into Israel and not to explode on the gunship. If they wanted to attack the gunship they would have tried to crash their boat into it, they didn’t. They wanted to get to Israel but when they were stopped by the gunship they decided to blow themselves up, I guess they just couldn’t wait for their virgins.

So those two assholes managed to injure 4 soldiers, kill themselves and take the jobs and food of 5,000 - 6,000 Palestinians fishermen and their families that cannot go on fishing now after the IDF imposed a total naval closure of the Gaza Strip coastline. They can be so stupid.



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