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About a year ago President Barack Obama was caught on an open mic saying to then Russian President Medvedev that he, Obama, would have more flexibility after the election.  What the Russian leader heard of course was – Russia will have more flexibility if Obama is re-elected.  And so they have.  And so has Iran, Syria, Libya, Egypt and the whole Muslim Middle East.

Fifty two Americans were held hostage for 444 days during Jimmy Carter’s presidency.  The day Reagan was sworn in replacing Carter as President, Saddam Hussein knew he had lost his flexibility and immediately released all hostages.  Less than a week after Obama’s re-election Syria launched rockets into Israel’s Golan Heights.  It is the same Golan Heights that Syria invaded and started the 7 Day War in 1967.  Now Assad knows all he has to fear is a demand from the U.S. that he stop annoying Israel and a request for negotiation.  America isn’t the only nation that lost the election; Israel lost too.


You may have heard that Ahmadinejad and Barack Obama have both said Israel’s concern over a nuclear Iran is a lot of noise.  To Obama, the “noise” is a political distraction founded on a baseless fear from a people and a nation he does not like.  T Ahmadinejad, the noise is the sound of a nuclear bomb exploding in Tel Aviv.

Jill Biden, Slo Joe’s wife told an off color joke about her husband on the stump.  (Jill not Joe).  It was about her husbands qualifications for office.  She gestured with her hands and entendered that when it comes to work ethic, she has seen her husband up close and he has a big one.  Apparently Mr.’s Biden can’t spell any better than Dan Quayle.  What Churchill said was a great world leader should walk softly but carry a big stick.

In other news I see Apple is on tack to be the first company worth one trillion dollars.  That’s quite a turn around from the days when the board fired Steve Jobs in 1985 because the company was headed for bankruptcy.  Today’s management must know something about how to go from doing things wrong to doing things right in order to pile up all that cash they have.  Should we hope they buy the United States?


Supreme Court of Israel, Jerusalem. Taken from...

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By now, any knowledgeable person knows that the Obama White House is no friend of Israel. Jerusalem is a holy city to Muslims, Jews and Christians alike. Wkikpedia states that Jerusalem is the largest city in Israel. There is no reason to doubt the Obama administration acknowledges its size. But they don’t seem to know where it is.



“The Palestinians of Gaza descended from refugees of the 1948 war that created Israel.”  That’s a stretch. Now any high school student should know the Jews were given a homeland by by the U.N. in a Partition Plan, not by war.  Who is so uninformed (or biased ?) that they would print such nonsense. The New York Times, that’s who.

The war of 1948 was a war against the Jews declared by Egypt, Trans-Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq in an attempt to nullify the U.N. ruling and drive the Jews from the area. It is true that Israel did not declare their independence until the conclusion of the fighting, but the inference that Israel obtained its independence by going to war against its neighbors is simply false.

In the article, the Times points out,

“Today Hamas has no rival here. It runs the schools, hospitals, courts, security services and — through smuggler tunnels from Egypt — the economy.”


Young men [in Gaza] carried posters of a man with vampire teeth biting into a bloodied baby.

The vampire was not Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister. It was Salam Fayyad, prime minister of the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank


[The Palestinian people] have not one government but two, the Fatah-dominated one in the West Bank city of Ramallah and the Hamas one here [in Gaza]. The antagonism between them offers a depth of rivalry and rage that shows no sign of abating.

Its latest victim is electricity for Gaza, part of which is supplied by Israel and paid for by the West Bank government, which is partly reimbursed by Hamas. But the West Bank says that Hamas is not paying enough so it has held off paying Israel, which has halted delivery.

“They [Fatah] are lining their pockets and they are part of the siege,” asserted Dr. Mahmoud Zahar, a Hamas leader and a surgeon, speaking of the West Bank government. “There will be no reconciliation.”

Nevertheless, the tone of the NYT article puts the onus of Gaza’s problems on Israel and headlines their piece Trapped by Gaza Blockade, Locked in Despair.

Bob B

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First it was seven, and then it was eleven, now it is twelve U.S. Navy warships passing through the Suez Canal on their way to…? The destination remains undeclared but no one doubts that it is the Indian Ocean and the coast of Iran.

Let’s look at some dots to connect.
Ahmadinejad has promised to eliminate the nation of Israel and hasten the return of the twelfth Imam. He has recently announced the creation of a second reactor for enrichment of uranium more powerful than the first. Iran’s progression toward the goal of nuclear armament has continued unfettered. There is no reason to assume the first attack would be limited to one bomb.

More dots.
On April 15th the New York Times quoted a National Intelligence Agency report saying” Iran would probably be able to produce a nuclear weapon between 2010 and 2015”. It is now 2010 and a half. If nuclear attack is to come, waiting for the enemy to drop the first atomic bombs is not an option for tiny Israel. Netanyahu is a man of action and understands the very survival of the nation he leads is at stake. Riyadh has just cleared a path and granted permission for Israeli war planes to cross Saudi Arabia shortening the route to Iran. A Muslim nation is facilitating a Jewish nation in a potential act of war upon a Muslim nation.

Those are the dots. No matter how you choose to draw the lines, the picture tells us we are indeed, living in serious times.

Bob B

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Saudi Arabia is clearing a path across their land through which Israeli bombers may pass to shorten their route to Iran. Saudi Arabia, a Muslim nation, is doing more to help Israel survive than is America under the leadership of the thugs from Chicago.

The significance of this move by Saudi Arabia cannot be overstated. Israel is about the size of Massachusetts. Its population is concentrated in a small area of the country. Ahmadinejad’s claim to eradicate the nation becomes a credible one when he has the bomb. Just two bombs, each having ten times the power of those dropped on Japan is all it would take. Israel cannot let this happen. Ahmadinejad will not be deterred. Iran knows that Obama’s United States is fully prepared to do nothing. Israel must do something.

Bob B

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Iran Revolutionary Guards Ready to Escort Gaza Ships – Reuters

In chemistry, a catalyst is an element that has a profound effect on its surroundings simply by its presence. The world has lost a catalyst and the rogue regimes know it. Since the founding of the nation, Israel has been able to rely on the staunch support of the United States. Any nation that would provoke war with Israel could expect the U.S to bring to bear whatever necessary to save Israel from extinction. Just our presence at Israel’s’ side, nothing more, had a profound effect on how far a nation like Iran would go in their quest to drive Jews out of the Mid-East.

However, Obama has signaled the withdrawal of full commitment to Israel. Iran is seizing the moment by planning a military confrontation at sea. The significance of the catalytic influence for peace that America has had on the world cannot be overestimated, yet it goes widely unrecognized. In fact, by his words and deeds one could presume that Obama believes quite the contrary and is striving to create a better world by diminishing America’s place within it.

Ayatollah Ali Khomeini made the announcement that Iran is prepared to send their elite Revolutionary Guards Naval Unit to confront the Israeli blockade. That it came from Khomeini, not Ahmadinejad, strengthens the threat by lessening the chances if it being a bluff. The potential for war is real.

When dissidents opposed the Iranian election claiming it was rigged, Obama stood with the Iranian government rather than with the more pro-Western dissidents, stressing the sovereign rights of what Obama called the “Islamic Republic of Iran”. If Obama repeats that stance and refers to the sovereign rights of the Republic of Iran, Islamic or not, to protect ships flying the Iranian flag, his stance may be taken by Khomeini as a sign it is safe to proceed. Please note that Khomeini has already announced the flotilla will sail under the flag of Iran, a change from the practice to date.

There are a couple of big “ifs” here, but should war break out Obama will have blood on his hands.

Bob B

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Mr. Netanyahu, tear down those settlements !

Random Thots may owe Barack Obama an apology, and maybe not. It is possible he has a habit of putting his feet on our desk when talking to foreign heads of state. Or maybe his father was just not into teaching him manners.

If we need to apologize, so does Haaretz. It’s a good photo. All it lacks is a cigar.

Bob B

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An envoy for Israel

A new mid-east envoy is being chosen to promote peace and agreement between Israel and the Palestinian people. The position calls for someone with international experience, and as a negotiator, to have the appearance of  neutrality. The claim to neutrality is paramount. Certainly he must not be seen as favoring Israel or of simply acting in America’s best interests. I suggest Jimmy Carter. I can think of no other who would be better equipped to carry out the Obama agenda.