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While Bin Laden spins on the Great BBQ Spit below…

There’s been plenty of media spin revolving around last Sunday’s elimination of terror mastermind Osama Bin Laden. (Just in case you hadn’t heard, US intelligence had finally pinpointed Bin Laden’s location at a secure compound in Pakistan, and US Navy Seals were compelled to implement the “kill” part of a “capture or kill” mission when he reached for a weapon—naturally.)

There has been praise and there has been condemnation from different ends of the geopolitical spectrum (notably, severe condemnation from the West’s so-called “peace partners” in the cold war against Israel); there have been ‘expert’ analyses, and there have even been the beginnings of a Bin Laden memorabilia industry.

BHO looking POd making OBL kill announcement 1 May 2011 One of my favorite entries in the Bin Laden coverage sweepstakes is this picture from the New York Post of President Obama announcing the successful operation after the news media (and the White House) were pre-empted by that upstart medium Twitter. He looks rather displeased with the whole thing, doesn’t he? It was noted in one news blog today (though I can’t say I know one way or another), that Obama had been carefully avoiding giving the go-ahead until he was “overruled” by the intelligence and military establishment. There may yet be hope for this country at the highest levels.

But the most bizarre take I’ve seen yet comes from Iran, saying that Bin Laden was in actuality a Zionist agent, in the dual employ of the US and Israel. Go figure.

My personal viewpoint is best expressed in this quote from an ancient Israeli author:

…you shall go down to hell, to the sides of the pit.  They that see you shall stare and closely watch you, saying, Is this the man who made the earth tremble, shaking kingdoms, making the world like a wilderness, and who tore down its cities; he did not open a house for his prisoners? All kings of nations, all of them lie in glory, each man in his house. But you are thrown from your grave like a despised branch, like the covering of the slain, those pierced by the sword, those who go down into the stones of the pit, like a dead body trampled under foot. You shall not be united with them in burial, because you ruined your land; you have slain your people; the seed of evildoers shall never be named.

It is my understanding that, since no Islamic nation would accept their hero’s body for burial, the US Navy did the best they could under the circumstances, and fed what was left of him to the sharks.

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Ileana-Ros-Lehtinen-150x150 On another positive note, although my own congressmen has still not responded to my letters, there is at last a move in Congress to quit spending hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to finance the terrorists who condemn us for killing their leader. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee is quoted as saying the Fatah-Hamas “unity government” agreement creates a situation in which US law requires a halt to support for the Palestinian Authority. US Senator Mark Kirk is also reported to be making moves in the right direction on this. It would be great if they’d move a little faster, but—hey—it’s a start.

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gaza_streetfights And one more comment on the prospects of a united, independent “Palestine” comes in the form of an analysis published in Defense Update. Read it for yourself and tell me if it does not become apparent that the whole concept is, as analyst  David Eshel calls it, a non-starter. Maybe the sky is falling, and maybe it isn’t. We need to keep our heads on straight, and we need to stay alert and watch.

Talk to y’all later,

lineman

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PA murders another Israeli citizen; US taxpayers continue to foot the bill.

The Honorable Xxxx Xxxxxx

United States House of Representatives

XXXX Longworth HOB

Washington, DC 20515

Dear Mr. Xxxxxx,

I wrote to you last month asking you what you were going to do to immediately remove the U.S. financial support of the Palestinian Authority.

Since the murder of the Fogel family in Israel, a second event has occurred directly involving PA policemen in the murder of an Israeli citizen.

I find it unconscionable as an American citizen that we are paying to support terrorist activities overseas.

Please, Mr. Xxxxxx, what are you doing about this?

110426_josephtomb Last month the Palestinian Authority was implicated in the murder of five Israelis, including a three month old infant. This week we find that the Palestinian Authority police directly fired on several Israeli citizens, killing one.

And a Palestinian Authority spokesman says, in effect, ‘we owe no apology—they needed killing.’

And the United States continues its financial support of the Palestinian Authority.

So doesn’t this make us accessories to murder? Do we have a legal excuse because we don’t mean to be supporting killers, it just works out that way? I wrote my Congressman a second time today to ask what he’s doing to correct this situation. Have you written to your Representative yet?

Talk to y’all later; I’ve got a letter to mail.

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