If you don’t yet understand why Israel is constantly being attacked, here’s a clearly written article that anyone can comprehend. It’s the exact opposite of what the big news media is saying, and it really made me feel for Israel. Plus, it’s a Whole. Lot. More. Logical.
And if you really are out of the loop about the whole Israel/Islam thing and haven’t heard what Newt Gingrich said about Israel last Sunday, here it is for your enlightenment:
“Speaking on Meet the Press Sunday, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich explained the crisis in the Middle East in stark terms few politicians are willing to contemplate. I believe his analysis is accurate and I have made similar points repeatedly in this daily report. Here are some excerpts from his Meet the Press appearance:
MR. GINGRICH: “…First, this is not the fifth day of the war. This is the 58th year of the effort by those who want to destroy Israel. As Ahmadinejad, the head of Iran, says, he wants to defeat the Americans and eliminate Israel from the face of the earth. So we should not see this event in isolation. There is an Iran/Syria/Hezbollah and Hamas alliance trying to destroy Israel. … “I mean, this is absolutely a question of the survival of Israel, but it’s also a question of what is really a world war. Look what you’ve been covering: …The North Koreans fire seven missiles on our Fourth of July; bombs going off in [Bombay], India; a war in Afghanistan with sanctuaries in Pakistan. As I said a minute ago, the Iran/Syria/Hamas/Hezbollah alliance. A war in Iraq funded largely from Saudi Arabia and supplied largely from Syria and Iran. “The British home secretary saying that there are 20 terrorist groups with 1,200 terrorists in Britain. Seven people in Miami videotaped pledging allegiance to al-Qaeda, and 18 people in Canada being picked up with twice the explosives that were used in Oklahoma City, with an explicit threat to bomb the Canadian parliament, and saying they’d like to behead the Canadian prime minister. And finally, in New York City, reports that in three different countries people were plotting to destroy the tunnels of New York. “…we are in the early stages of what I would describe as the third world war, and frankly, our bureaucracies aren’t responding fast enough, we don’t have the right attitude about this, and this is the 58th year of the war to destroy Israel.
MR. RUSSERT: “This is World War III?”
MR. GINGRICH: “I believe if you take all the countries I just listed, that you’ve been covering, put them on a map, look at all the different connectivity, you’d have to say to yourself this is, in fact, World War III.”
On another front to another war, Frank, a soldier just returned from Iraq, writes about why we can’t leave Iraq yet.
And finally, I would like to introduce you to the finest Swedish translation website available:
Lexin.What would I do without them.
Other than that, the only other news here is that it's warm. Hot. Toasty. Sizzling. Humid. Fatal. Miserable. Immobilizing. De-moralizing. Insane. IT’S JUST TOO HOT! I still don’t believe in global warming, but I have reversed my position on owning a window air conditioner- I used to think it qualified us as wimps. Now I am just grateful for the few slight whisps of cool air it manages to pump out every day for a house full of ten hot people.