It’s looking rather rough out there… 29 January 2009Posted by marisacat in 2010 Mid Terms, Culture of Death, DC Politics, Democrats, Divertissements, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Israel/AIPAC, Lie Down Fall Down Dems, WAR!.
Snowflakes illuminated by lights streak across the sky on the White House grounds in Washington [January 28 2009 AP]
Considering that, from what I read, Netanyahu is favored in the polls to win on February 10, should be a fun fun fun filled few years.
Mr Netanyahu, who claimed to have forecast the destruction of the Twin Towers by Islamic extremists in 1995, said terrorists would target the Church of the Holy Sepulchre – Christianity’s holiest site.
“Radical Islam is willing and will want to attack the symbolic heart of the Christian religion,” he said. “This will incur a chain reaction we can’t even envision. We will witness an escalation of religious conflict above and beyond the regional conflict we have now.”
The leader of the Right-wing Likud opposition recalled that he had warned Islamic terrorists would detonate a nuclear device in the Manhattan World Trade Centre complex in a 1995 book, six years before the September 11 attacks.
He claimed that the destruction of the Holy Sepulchre would trigger a clash between religions, much greater than the “regional conflict” that currently wracks the Holy Land.
Live by religion, die by religion… and I don’t mean the rank and file in the pews… I mean the leadership who use religion. To herd, attempt to herd, a wider flock than the faithful. And not just Netanyahu and Israel, either.
It emerged yesterday that the size of Jewish settlements on the West Bank had grown by 69 per cent in 2008. Activists with Peace Now reported that Israel’s army was quietly promoting the establishment of new settlements, as well as the expansion of existing outposts.
The development appears to violate Israel’s official promises to restrict the unrestrained growth of the settlements.
It is another damaging blow to Tony Blair’s credibility as international envoy to the conflict. Since taking up office Mr Blair has negotiated the dismantlement of just one Israeli army checkpoint but the total number has gone up to 699 from 521.