Brave New World Indeed.
Not one that Huxley would have envisioned… but plenty close enough for most of us, thank you very much! Trying to quantify the challenges facing this nation is a daunting task in itself. Especially with a country still largely in the grip of the greatest recessionary period since the great depression. A populace still raw from the economic collapse of 2007-2008. I know I’m not | Read More »
A Fair Exchange?
The new Mossad director, Tamir Pardo, will get his first taste of conflict next month. Not from Iran or any of the Arab countries, not even from the UN. It will come from Britain, most likely in the form of Foreign Secretary William Hague, who, you may remember, quickly condemned Israel over the Mavi Marvara incident before the facts were even known. Tamir Pardo London’s | Read More »
Israel’s Raging Fires Could Be Our Own.
Happy third day of Hanukkah to my Jewish friends and readers. Those who have followed this column will remember my mention of having friends from Israel who are very closely connected there. I wrote about my friend who was a veteran of two of Israel’s wars and who had the dubious honor of having two different tanks shot out from under him and living to | Read More »
What’s With The Brits?
It’s not your grandpa’s MI6. Britain behaves like a defeated nation. The government so fears the muslims in its own population that they would align themselves with those who would see them destroyed. MI6 Headquarters, London Stuxnet is raising Cain with not only Iran’s centrifuges but, as I predicted, their military targeting computers as well. It’s no coincidence that there are reports of penetration of | Read More »
What’s More Dangerous Than A Marxist?
Answer: A Marxist with money. Lots of money. Only a few days ago, I spoke of Obama’s fixation with his Blackberry (‘Man Or Machine’, November 7). By sheer coincidence, Glenn Beck mentioned the same thing in his program of November 9. Glenn, however, mentioned a possibility that I had not considered…. something far more sinister than the options I listed. The program last night was | Read More »
Shades Of A Bond Thriller.
It’s pretty incredible stuff, more so as hard information coming out of Iran is so fragmented and sketchy. I’m speaking, of course, of the ‘accidental’ explosion at the Imam Ali base, an Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s arms and ammunition depot at a ‘secret’ facility, which had extensive underground storage and launching facilities for the Shahab-3 long-range missile. Satellite imagery of the area around Imam Ali base. | Read More »
All Is Well. Iran Has Caught Nuclear Spies.
So says the most prestigious Iranian Intelligence apparatus. So, move along, there’s nothing more to see here… all is well. I’ve always admired the Israeli ability to dissemble, when it comes to secrets. More often than not, the results are all that could be asked for. Israel very seldom tips its hand openly concerning anything, much less national security matters. I had been aware that | Read More »
Bulking Up – US Fuels Israeli War Machine.
And a thirsty one it is indeed, as they all are. The United States has sold Israel two billion dollars worth of military fuel stocks. That’s about 444 million gallons of JP-8, unleaded and diesel fuel. Israel’s air force would use prodigious quantities of fuel in an all-out air assault against her enemies that could last for days. The tanks and mobile artillery won’t be | Read More »
Israel Braces Itself In Face Of Imminent Threat Of Hostilities.
The chatter among the bad guys, Syria, Hizballah in Lebanon, Hamas and the Palestinians and the Islamic Jihad, is all about the high state of preparedness for war. Maj. Gen. Yoav Galant and Ehud Barak Israel moved quickly to solve command issues, with Ehud Barak’s nomination of OC Southern Command Major General Yoav Galant to serve as the country’s Chief of Staff in February, when | Read More »
Israel Does Not Need A Command Controversy.
As a matter of fact, it’s about the last thing the country or the IDF needs at this juncture. The Galant document scandal seems to have centered around a fraudulent document scheme, to influence Defense Minister Ehud Barak in his choice of a new chief of staff to succeed Lt General Gaby Ashkenazi, whose term is ending. Lt. Gen. Gaby Ashkenazi and Ehud Barak. Apparently, | Read More »