Comments: Guess Who Else Wants to Nuke the Holy Land

Hmm, I thought Olmert was the only one who wanted to keep the war with Hamas going.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak is reportedly in favor of a week-long “humanitarian ceasefire” in the Gaza Strip to curb the growing international criticism about the war’s toll on civilians. Even Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, who spoke with pride at how the military had deliberately “gone wild” in the Gaza Strip seems to support a ceasefire. These are the heads of the two largest parties in Israel’s coalition government… so why isn’t anything happening?

The answer, it seems, is outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who is so determined to keep the war going that he is refusing to convene his usual political-security cabinet meeting to prevent any discussion of ending the war.

Also on the comment in the Israel-Jpost…

In 1945, Japan unconditionally surrendered to the US following two atomic bomb attacks on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. A ground invasion of mainland Japan had been prepared at the time, but was avoided due to the Japanese capitulation after the bombings.

I cannot let this one go by without some comment. Japan was already trying to surrender before the dropping of the atomic bombs. Truman was aware of this but decided to drop them anyway, which was done in order to impress Stalin.

“If it explodes as I think it will, I’ll certainly have a hammer on those boys.”

--President Truman

This was said right before the testing of the atomic bombs and was a reference to Russia. But of course this kind of repetition of lies by the news media is something I have come to expect. Something I have come to expect from the Democrats is their total lack of concern for the lives of human beings and their warmongering in general.

Posted by Rob Payne at January 14, 2009 10:13 PM

How does one describe Avigdor Lieberman? He is a dangerous, racist lunatic. He has called "minorities" world's biggest problem!
His desire for ethnic cleansing of Palestinians is beyond compare.

Poem below taken from....

"I think I’ve found an example of the madness he is talking about. The following poem was published pseudonymously in Israel’s leading Russian language newspaper, Вести (Vesti), on 25 Aug 2005, in support of Avigdor Lieberman’s proposal to rid the Jewish state of its citizens of the “wrong” religion by transferring the Arab villages of the Galilee to the Palestinian Authority. (Translation, and all errors therein, by Lawrence of Cyberia):

"Парадигма Либермана / The Lieberman Paradigm"

А ягодки – кошмарный сон: число израильских арабов
зашкалило за миллион и далее растет не слабо.

Their progeny are a nightmare: How many Arabs in Israel?
Already more than a million there, and still growing, right off the scale.
Взгляни на них – темно очам! Скажу, евреям не в обиду:
Арабы пашут по ночам Во имя восполненья вида.

Just look at them – they blacken your sight! I say this without reproaching the Jew:
The Arab is ploughing his furrow by night that his race might outnumber you.
Затменье лунного луча, Дыхание смерти, след напасти?
Крольчиха, кошка, саранча Не ведают подобной страсти!

A lunar eclipse? Does that explain it? Is it the mark of misfortune? Is it death’s kiss?
Even the cat, the locust and the rabbit are unfamiliar with lust like this!
И как ты счастья не пророчь, Уже нам путь мостит ко гробу
За ночью ночь, за ночью ночь aрабской женщины утроба.

There is no happy end in sight. They are paving the path to your tomb,
Night after night, night after night, in the Arab woman’s womb.
- "Гершона Бен-Яакова" / "Gershon Ben Ya'akov"

Disgusting, is what I would call it. No surprise, he thinks nothing of nuking Gaza. He is so obsessed with 'no occupation', he is not thinking, he won't be around to worry about it!!

Posted by Rupa Shah at January 14, 2009 10:44 PM

What's with all the slurs against Moldavia?

Posted by Seth at January 15, 2009 04:14 AM


Re the jokes about Moldavia: maybe you missed the first paragraph of Bernard's entry, where he noted that Lieberman is a former nightclub bouncer from Moldavia? In any case, I didn't see any "slurs" against Moldavia.

As far as nukes go, it was also Lieberman who suggested a few years ago that Israel drop one nuke on the High Dam in Egypt and another on Tehran (and that was long before most people outside of Iran had ever heard of Ahmadinejad). Fast forward a few years and Lieberman is made the minister of strategic threats, a post tailor-made for him, largely to deal with the alleged Iranian threat.

Gee, I wonder why Iran might want to develop nuclear weapons? They clearly have nothing to fear from any other nation in the region.

Posted by khawaga at January 15, 2009 08:22 AM

Yeah I saw the first reference to Moldavia. Would the author have preferred Lieberman to have been a bouncer in a London nightclub?

Probably wouldn't have the same snide kick, would it have now?

Who cares what Lieberman did when he was a teenager anyway?

Posted by Seth at January 15, 2009 09:39 AM

Seth: What's with the slurs against London? And the slurs against teenagers?

Posted by pulaski at January 15, 2009 12:10 PM

I dunno, perhaps the reason why I care about what he did as a teenager, Seth, is that Lieberman is the head of a party whose name conjures notions of a heimat, despite the inconvenient fact that he wasn't born there.

Plus Moldavia just sounds funny.

Posted by thanatz at January 15, 2009 02:18 PM