Monday, April 30, 2007

Guess which country this is

Prime Minister: "I am not going to resign. I am going to appoint commission that will implement conclusions of the other commission. That I appointed. To investigate me. No, I don't mean the State Controller, him I would fire if I could." (Polls: support: 15%, oppose: 69%)

Minister of Defense: "I didn't realize minister of defense has to understand something about the military. I wish I was minister of finance. Although he is now under criminal investigation..." (Polls: support: 12%, oppose: 74%)

Minister of External Affairs: "I didn't know we are going to war. I am not going to support Prime Minister though. I want his chair." (Polls: who cares?)

Friday, April 27, 2007


This letter, from October 19, 2006, was sent by the Israeli Ministry of Justice to Russian bureau of Interpol. The content is simply astonishing.

About Gaydamak's accusations against some Israeli officials:
Wishing to avoid criminal responsibility, Gaydamak spreads in the mass media false information about the high-ranking officials of the country (including the State Attorney), insults them, accuses of committing offences, and making substantial damage to the interests of Israel and its nationals.

By making such allegations Gaydamak seeks to destabilize political situation in the country, makes threats to "to lead people" to fight those who breach the interests of people and do not protect the nationals.
And what "situation" is that exactly? Is it the one in which leading the people and protecting their interests is illegal, and serves grounds for arrest and criminal prosecution?
Now Gaydamak has invited Mr. Zvi Magen, the former ambassador of Israel to Moscow, to take a position of political adviser.

According to information available Gaydamak alleges that Magen has friendly relationship with the Russian President, has wide connections in the Russian political and business elite which he (Gaydamak) intends to use in the further fight for political leadership in Israel.
Or more specifically, is this the "situation" in which fighting for political leadership is considered illegal? Is this Israel of 2006 we are talking about? Apparently yes. But there is more.
This information may be confirmed by Gaydamak's statements which sound as an appeal to overthrow the acting Israeli government.
With the help of the cunning team of Zvi Magen and the Russian President I presume, the Beitar Football team, and the dirty political exercises such as "hiring an adviser" and "leading the people".

Mr. Blum, who authored the letter, can rest assured, that Russian Federation, and specifically Russian President Putin have lots of experience in handing such "situations". Just ask Khodorkovsky.

Two steps forward

Surprisingly, I am now a Slithering Reptile in the TTLB ecosystem. Not sure what I did to deserve it, but my visitors skyrocketed recently (on my humble scale). In another surprising development, IsraellyCool now links to this blog. Thanks Dave!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

The True Hero

It would appear that AP Photographer Oded Balilty won a prestigious Pulitzer prize for a photograph (above) taken during the infamous dismantling of Amona. While he should definitely be commended for making and publishing this photograph, I can't help but feel that the real hero of this story is not the photographer, but the brave woman on the photograph, on her own holding a fence against an entire division of armed to the teeth policemen.
Of course, she and many others like her won't be getting a prise. In fact, they wont be getting even the minimum, promised compensation for lost homes. But the photograph, the photograph will be cherished.
Once again Europeans prove that they prefer to see Jews doing something bad, or something bad being done to them. I can easily see how this photograph embodies both.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Virginia's Ax

Everybody heard by now about the tragedy in Virginia Tech. What some might not know is the fact that the murderer mentioned he was disappointed in his religion, which was Christianity. It gets more interesting. On his hand he wrote words Ismail Ax. Recall that Ismail, or Ishmael, was the other son of Abraham (born of a maid), the progenitor of Arabs. And so the prophesy in the scripts says this about him:
He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and every one's hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers. (NIV, Genesis 16)
Note the bold. Do we have a convert to Islam ladies and gentlemen, swinging the Ax of Ishmael? If only Abraham could keep his pants zipped, none of this would have happened.

Monday, April 09, 2007

How Higgs Found Bisons

Times Online:
"The hope is that such collisions will generate exotic new particles — especially the so-called Higgs boson which, theorists predict, could help explain key properties of matter, such as how it acquires mass and, hence, weight."

Reader 1:
"Silly to get your multiple knickers in a twist over a simple typo - it's so obviously a BISON."
Sue, Pontypridd, Wales

Reader 2:
"Isn't a Boson a big hairy American cow? Or is that a Bison. "
Andy , Ellesmere Port,

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

How to save Israeli kidnapped soldiers

As you probably know, Iran has succumbed, and is ready to return the 15 kidnapped British soldiers. Of course, had Iran had it's way, it would have kept humiliating and torturing British public for years, promising small pieces of information about the well being of the soldiers in exchange for political concessions and release of thousands of terrorists from prisons in Britain and US. That is, just the way it works with Israel. The way it "ought" to be. Yet, USA freed exactly 1 Iranian prisoner to get all 15 soldiers back alive. What's going on here?

What is going on is that Iran got military threatened. "But wait a minute", you might say, "Israel not only threatened Hezballah, Israel started a war against it!". True. And pointless. As Bibi Netaniahu once correctly pointed out, there is no such thing as Hezbollah. There is arm of Iranian army that calls itself by this name. The only way to force their hand is to threaten Iran. Threatening Hezballah is as ridiculous as Britain threatening some "Iranian coast guard" would sound like.

Israel needs to go after the villain, not it's arm. And the guys will be back home. Together with Ron Arad. If he is still alive.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

One step closer

Ministry of Offense hereby wants to extend it's congratulations to the new member of the cabinet, the Minister of Information, Rumors and Hearsay. The only thing now standing between us and total world domination is noticeable absence of Minister of Occupation. People, somebody needs to handle the executions! Any volunteers?