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Reading the news lately with respect to Putin’s threat to target Europe if we build a missile defense system (as if they aren’t already, they probably never retargeted their missiles in the first place). People are wondering why in the world Putin and Russia would be upset at a defensive system that they already have the technology to defeat (namely massive amounts of MIRV missiles which the system is not designed to counter anyway).
Well boys and girls, it’s simple. In addition to typical bellicose, anti-US, anti-capitalist, we wanna still be a world power reasons, think the old Roman cui bono, who proits? Putin is afraid that a system designed to counter missile launches from rogue states like Iran and N. Korea will hurt his arms sales. Why would these ocuntries buy missiles from Russia that can be countered? He said as much himself when he scoffed that these states didn’t have such missiles as one of his reasons to be skeptical of the US claimed purpose. Yeah, Puti-poot, they don’t have them now because you haven’t sold them to them yet.
Well, there’s no “24″ to remind you
Anyway, there’s this tidbit from Allahpundit -
A former Israel Broadcasting Authority news editor admits: “We slanted the news towards a withdrawal from Lebanon – because we had sons there.”â€¦
“Three broadcasters – Carmela Menashe, Shelly Yechimovich [now a Labor party Knesset Member - ed.], and I – pushed in every way possible the withdrawal from Lebanon towards 2000. In our newsroom, three of the editors had sons in Lebanon, and we took it upon ourselves as a mission – possibly not stated – to get the IDF out of Lebanonâ€¦ I have no doubt that we promoted an agenda of withdrawal that was a matter of public dispute.”
At this point, Army Radio broadcaster Golan Yochpaz interrupted, “In my opinion, that is just super-problematic – super-problematic.” Naveh did not miss a beat and said, “Correct, I’m admitting it, I’m not apologizing, I’m just saying this is what happened. It came from our guts because of the boys in Lebanon, this is what we did and I’m not sorryâ€¦ I am very proud that we had a part in getting of our sons out of Lebanon.”
Here’s a good one:
Gitmo murder charges dropped over a word
If you want a single reason why our troops would seek justice on the battlefield rather than capture these terrorists, this is it. Disgraceful.
That’s pretty scary, steve. It is indeed dangerous times when the Israelis, of all people, start forgetting why they are fighting and why they have fought since the very beginning of their existence.
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