Audrey's Blog for July 2008
Futile Games Can End Deadly For The Innocent
July 31, 2008
If we didn't get it by now (which I believe we have), here it is: Iran will not give up on the advancement of their nuclear program.
In a recent sermon, referring to stepping back from the nuclear path, Iran’s supreme ruler Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said, “If Iran takes one step back, the arrogant powers in the world would take one step forward.”
In other words, 'No Way Ray'!
Let's face it, these pernicious Persian princes plan to wipe out Israel, and do some deep damage to the US (or as they refer to us 'The Great Satan').
All of our diplomatic rhetoric, promises and threats (coming from politicos) mean bupkiss to these mad Mullahs. The only sound they will understand is one that goes BOOM!
We need to stop these futile diplomacy games, because the innocent, who are not permitted a game piece, are the ones who will lose.
Divided Or Undivided? Obama Answers Yes!
July 28, 2008
Perhaps one of the most distasteful things about politicians is their inability, in many cases, to take a stand. One stand, on one issue. And recently, this was demonstrated by the 'man who would be king' on his world tour...
Back in June, speaking to a crowd of 7,000-strong at the annual conference for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in DC, B. Hussein Obama gave a nod to Israel's need for secure borders. He used the words included that Jerusalem "must" remain the "undivided" capital of the Jewish state.
His exact words, "Let me be clear...Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided."
Well, that was clear, right?
Not so fast...more recently, as he approached the meeting with Abbas in Ramallah he clarified, "You know, the truth is that this was an example where we had some poor phrasing in the speech. And we immediately tried to correct the interpretation that was given. The point we were simply making was, is that we don't want barbed wire running through Jerusalem, similar to the way it was prior to the '67 war, that it is possible for us to create a Jerusalem that is cohesive and coherent."
So which is it? Should Jerusalem be Divided? Undivided? Well according to the candidate who wants to "be clear," the answer is: Yes!
Take that one in the voting booth with you.
First Kuntar, Now Barghouti: Is There A Death Wish Here?
July 24, 2008
It's times like this that make me wonder if I'm living in an alternate universe...
This past week, the Israeli gov't released a man who got his jollies crushing the head of 4-year-old little girl...in front of her father, in exchange for the bodies of 2 Israeli soldiers.
As much as I can truly sympathize with the families of those soldiers, this exchange created a greater danger for innocent Israelis. The swap was a compromise with people who consider such concession weakness to be victimized.
The gov't is now about to release 'Palestinian' leader Marwan Barghouti, sentenced to five consecutive life terms plus 40 years, for the murder of 5 civilians (acquitted of 33 more for lack of direct evidence), through terrorist bombings. The gov't is planning to exchange this monster for Gilad Shalit.
This villain is a 'leader' and will surely help organize many more terrorist bombings of innocents.
Is there a death wish here? These 'swaps' are equivalent to kick-me signs (or rather, kill-me signs) to salivating Jihadists.
The Israeli gov't ostensibly has not seen the error of its ways. They cannot (or will not) see the death train coming. But tragically...innocent Israelis soon will.
Message Sent, Message Received
July 21, 2008
As I mentioned recently, prisoner swaps send the wrong message to terrorists. As long as Israel continues to involve itself with these depraved deals, Hezbollah (and their ilk) will continue to kidnap and kill.
My proof? According to DEBKAfile, deputy secretary-general of Hezbollah, Sheikh Naim Kassem, stated that abductions of more Israeli soldiers would not be ruled out “in order to achieve the organization’s goals.”
What are their goals? 1) The necessity of the destruction of Israel; 2) The establishment of an Islamic state in Lebanon and over Jerusalem.
With all due respect and compassion for the Regev and Goldwasser families, this recent swap was another pernicious act which has further endangered Israelis.
The message to terrorists worldwide: Terrorism works. Message sent. Message received.
Prisoner Swaps Send Wrong Message
July 17, 2008
Muslims have contempt for weakness and have respect for strength. Compromise is viewed, in Muslim eyes, as weakness. So when Israel negotiates with terrorists, such as Hezbollah...it is viewed as weakness. They see weakness as defeat, which translates into victory for them.
Case in point...the current prisoner swap, includes one of Israel's most heinous terrorist prisoners, Samir Kuntar. Kuntar is a Lebanese Druse serving 4 life sentences for the 1979 deaths of Danny Haran, 28, his two daughters, 4-year-old Einat and 2-year old Yael, and the murder of police officer Eliahu Shahar in Nahariya. Kuntar either bashed 4 yr. old Einat's head in with a rifle butt, or smashed her against a rock in front of her unarmed father, just before shooting him to death at close-range. The terrorists will be swapped in return for kidnapped IDF soldiers Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser.
So...how does Hezbollah view this exchange?
In typical Muslim style, Hezbollah's commander in south Lebanon, Sheik Nabil Kaouk, declared that the prisoner exchange proves Israel's “humiliating failure in confronting the resistance militarily and politically.”
In other words, Israel admits defeat.
And that's not all. They're planning a party. Hezbollah members have set up a "triumphal arch" near the Rosh Hanikra (Naquora) crossing, the place where the exchange is scheduled to occur. The yellow arch is decorated with pictures of the dead Hezbollah leader Imad Mugniyah---who was responsible for the death of 241 US Marines in 1983.
Prisoner swaps send the wrong message to terrorists. It speaks defeat and weakness, which is dangerous for all Israelis. As long as Israel continues to deal with these devils, they will continue to kidnap and kill.
Forget Bomb-Belts: Beware The EMP Attack
July 14, 2008
Aside from another airline terrorist attack, more and more American's are concerned about the type of attacks seen all too often on the streets of Israel: Jihadists donning bomb-belts. But there is something far more terrifying than an explosive accessory lurking out there...
According to WND.com, top scientist William R. Graham (chairman of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack and the former national science adviser to Reagan) testified before the House Armed Services Committee presenting a sobering report on "one of a small number of threats that can hold our society at risk of catastrophic consequences."
What is an EMP attack (aka blackout bomb)? According to top scientists and reported in the WashingtonPost.com by Sen. Jon Kyle, an EMP can occur when "a single Scud missile, carrying a single nuclear weapon, detonated at the appropriate altitude, would interact with the Earth's atmosphere, producing an electromagnetic pulse radiating down to the surface at the speed of light. Depending on the location and size of the blast, the effect would be to knock out already stressed power grids and other electrical systems across much or even all of the continental United States, for months if not years."
Who would it affect? According to the Commission to Assess the Threat to the U.S. from Electromagnetic Pulse Attack, "it would not harm people initially, like a traditional nuclear bomb, it would affect communication systems, computers, electrical appliances, and automobile and aircraft ignition systems, pacemakers or other electrical implants. The pulse would wipe out most electronics and telecommunications, including the power grid. Millions could die for want of modern medical care or even of starvation since farmers wouldn't be able to harvest crops and distributors wouldn't be able to get food to supermarkets."
Our lives would come to a screeching halt.
We would be thrown back to the stone age...like most in Muslim countries...but not by our choice. (Perhaps that's what is in the minds of the terrorists. That would make forced conversions much easier!)
And millions worldwide would die, who depend upon the help of the US.
Is our country ready for such a catastrophe? Well, of course NOT!
Bomb-belts or EMP attacks? One kills a few at a time, the other millions very slowly.
Not a pretty menu.
Jordan Proves: Islam And Free Speech Incompatible
July 11, 2008
In the West, we know and appreciate our rights, especially our freedom of speech. It's our right to express any opinion publicly without censorship or restraint by the government. But in Islamic countries...this right cannot and will not ever materialize...and recently...Jordan proved it.
A Jordanian court has summoned twelve European citizens to respond to criminal charges of blasphemy and inciting hatred...against Islam. According to FrontpageMag.com, among the summoned is Geert Wilders, a Dutch liberal politician who released in March, the anti-Islamist film, Fitna. The Dutch MP’s work caused pandemonium in Islamic countries. Why? Because it likened Islam to violence. And now the Jordanian court intends to prosecute Wilders for this so-called crime.
Imagine how many would be prosecuted in the US for insulting Christianity and Judaism? We don't have enough room in our prisons...or in the case of a Middle Eastern punishment for this "crime"...we don't have enough chopping blocks.
I wish it were so, but for those of us who understand what Islam 'preaches'...there is no room for freedom of speech in Islam's draconian dictates...and if adhered to...there will never be.
July 4, 2008
"Whenever the standard of freedom and independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will be America’s heart, her benedictions and her prayers. But she does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own."
- John Quincy Adams
Address, July 4, 1821
beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
God shed His grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shinning sea!
- Katherine Lee Bates
America The Beautiful
G-d Bless America!
See what it's all about...
The Declaration of Independence
Knesset: Olmert's Dream-Squasher
July 3, 2008
Fear not, my brethren...the Knesset has come to the rescue...it's the beginning of the end of the nightmare that Olmert has been dangling over you...
The Golan Heights Referendum Bill passed its first reading on the house floor by a 65-18 vote, a hopeful majority for forthcoming readings of the bill. And if passed into law, the bill would necessitate the approval of a nationwide referendum before surrendering the Golan Heights to Syria.
The bill would also require that any surrendering of land under absolute jurisdiction and control of the State of Israel pass both the cabinet and Knesset sanction, on top of a national referendum.
So sorry Mr. Olmert...it looks like this part of Israel's nightmare, at your hand, has died a well deserved death.
Again, fear not, my brethren...*Gamla shall not fall again! Amen.
*Gamla - The ancient capital of the Golan