How the Mossad killed Mughniyeh: The blow-by-blow on how the Mossad got the world’s most dangerous terrorist. And may I say, it couldn’t have happened to a more despicable man.
He’s not going by the narrative: Well, this is going to cause fits in the anti-Israel media. What? The scary religious party leader urges unity? I don’t know a lot about Israeli politics, but I do like seeing Naftali Bennett urge secular and Haredi Israelis to join together–and he calls serving in the military a mitzvah.
Stop confusing me, Mr. President: The itinerary for Obama’s Israel visit shows a lot of Israel and only a little “Palestine”. Let’s have no illusions: He can’t stand Netanyahu. But he’s probably finally realized that he can’t force the Israelis to do what he wants and dump Bibi. I’m reserving judgment until I see what he says and does during his trip.
After the fall: If Bashar al-Assad falls, Hamas and Hezbollah are already training militias to assure us that the fighting will continue until Syria is as broken as Libya. But don’t worry, it won’t cause the EU to declare Hezbollah a terrorist organization. Not blowing up Israelis in Bulgaria. Not building up its network in southern Lebanon again. Nothing will get them to do that, not even Hezbollah changing their name to “We are Hezbollah the Terrorist Organization”. (Oh, they’d find a way to say, “But they only target
Jews Israelis” to excuse that last. Really, these are the people who said this:
EU counterterrorism official Gilles de Kerchove argued the day before the announcement that there “is no automatic listing just because you have been behind a terrorist attack… It’s not only the legal requirement that you have to take into consideration, it’s also a political assessment of the context and the timing.”
Right. It isn’t enough that you blow up Israeli civilians on a tourist bus. Your motives have to be understood first. It’s good to see that Europeans have learned their lesson from the Holocaust. Just ignore the terrorists murdering Jews, because you’re not Jewish. And… well, you know the rest.
Sarah Palin FTW: The layers and layers of fact-checkers, and the journalists who are SO much smarter than us, took a satirical piece from a parody site and tweeted that Sarah Palin was going to work for Al Jazeera. Click the link for the Palin tweets, they are comedy gold. My favorite is the one where she says she’s having coffee with Elvis.