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Israel: 800 to 1, and back to the road map (again)

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It sounds as if Israel is agreeing to a prisoner exchange after all: Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas confirmed Tuesday that a deal had been reached to secure the release of kidnapped IDF soldier Cpl. Gilad Shalit. Abbas told Bahrain-based newspaper El-Halij that Shalit would be transferred to Egypt and held there until Israel fulfilled [...]

WWIII (Mom, are we there yet?)

One could make the case that World War III began with 9-11. One could also make the case that WWIII already occurred (the Cold War), and that we are either already involved in, or are approaching WWIV. Myself, I’m thinking we’re still warming up for #3, and we’re not quite there yet… but we’re really, [...]

Dale Carnegie ain’t got nothin’ on Hezballah

This right here is how to “win friends and influence people”: Hizbollah handed out bundles of cash on Friday to people whose homes were wrecked by Israeli bombing, consolidating the Iranian-backed group’s support among Lebanon’s Shi’ites and embarrassing the Beirut government. “This is a very, very reasonable amount. It is not small,” said Ayman Jaber, [...]

Teach the children

Does it really have to continue into the next generations? And why would anyone facilitate such a thing? How to demonize Israel Read the whole post, updates and all…

Time to talk about PNAC

Recently (in a comment thread), Polimom’s use of the term “neocon” was challenged, and while PNAC’s ideology is never totally “gone” from my thoughts, that dialogue brought the entire subject back to front and center. Folks, just because A (neocon) is a subset of B (Republicans), and B is a subset of C (conservatives), A [...]