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Understand the Importance of Laylat al-Sira'a wa al-Miira'aj
Written by Farid Ghadry
Published Monday, July 24, 2006
Is the Hezbollah attack against Israel on July 12 that started this
chain of events by Israel against Lebanon embedded into the
beginning of something much more sinister?
People of the Middle East are obsessed with symbolism, especially
when it strongly supports honor and dignity. When a statement by the
Supreme National Security Council of Iran says it will reply by Aug.
22 to the Western incentive package to stop enriching uranium, it
chose that date for a very precise reason.
August 21, 2006 (Rajab 27, 1427) is known in the Islamic calendar as
the Night of the Sira'a and Miira'aj, the night Prophet Mohammed
(saas) ascended to heaven from the Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on a
Bourak (Half animal, half man), while a great light lit-up the night
sky, and visited Heaven and Hell also Beit al-Saada and Beit al-
Shaqaa (House of Happiness and House of Misery) and then descended
back to Mecca. The night of August 21 is a very, very important
night in Shia'a Islam. What Iran's Ahmadinajead is promising the
world by August 22 is the light in the sky over the Aqsa Mosque that
took place the night before. That is his answer to the package of
incentives the international community offered Iran on June 6.
The world and especially the US State Department should take this
date seriously. Nothing happens without a reason in Iran and the
events in Lebanon were intentionally started by Hezbollah, with
Iran's tacit knowledge and approval leading to the Rajab 27 night
when it delivers its answer, in the form of "light in the sky", over
the Aqsa Mosque.
Farid Ghadry is the president of the Reform Party of Syria.
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"Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced (recetly) that
Israel has begun the process of its annihilation at the hands of the
Islamic nation. Both Hamas and Hizbullah take orders from the
"Israel has pushed the button of its own destruction," said the
Iranian president, who pulls the strings of its terrorist proxies on
both of Israel's fronts. "The Zionists made their worst decision and
triggered their extinction by attacking Lebanon."
Ahmadinejad, addressing the 23rd Iranian Islamic Republic's
nationwide meeting of the heads of educational bureaus, advised
Jewish Israelis "to pack up and move out of the region before being
caught in the fire they have started in Lebanon."
(recently) Ahmadinejad was shown on Iranian television saying
Israelis "Should know that the volcano of rage of the peoples of the
region is boiling I'm telling you If this volcano erupts - and we
are on the brink of eruption... and if this ocean rages, its waves
will not be limited to the region.
Ahmadinejad, seemingly responding to the first two planeloads of
American Jews making Aliyah (immigrating to Israel) this summer,
accused Israel of deceiving the olim. "They are even lying to the
misfortunate people whom they have imported into occupied
Palestine," he said. "They are using them as a shield to achieve
their own goals."
On Saturday, Ahmadinejad compared Israel to Hitler, saying "Just
like Hitler, the Zionist regime is just looking for a pretext to
launch military attacks." Israel has pointed out that due to the two-
front proxy war orchestrated by Iran, the issues of Iran's dash
toward nuclear capability has been pushed out of the spotlight,
despite the regime's refusal to cooperate with international efforts
to find a solution.
The Iranian leader's statements about the Holocaust have made
headlines several times over the past year. Last week, he sent a
letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which German officials
said asks her to assist Iran in "dealing with" Zionism.
In May Ahmadinejad wrote US President George W. Bush a lengthy
letter containing an invitation to become a Muslim and veiled
threats regarding continued alliance with Israel.
The Iranian president, whose previous positions included acting as a
trainer for child suicide soldiers sent to blow up mines in his
country's war against Iraq, issued several statements implying that
a battle to annihilate the Jewish State is at hand. "The day of joy
for the regional nations is approaching and the world is on the
verge of new developments," he said in a speech in northwest Iran
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, US President George W. Bush and even
Lebanese politician Walid Jumblatt have blamed Iran explicitly for
deploying Hamas and Hizbullah against the Jewish State.
The Iranian government has placed billboards of Hizbullah chief
Hassan Nasrallah around the country, with boldface slogans reminding
Muslims of their duty to wipe out Israel. Meanwhile, members of the
tiny Jewish community of Shiraz were seemingly compelled to attend a
rally in the town's square, calling for Israel's destruction and
Meanwhile, Syria has also issued a threat to become directly
involved in the war. Syrian Information Minister Mohsen Bilal said
Sunday, "If Israel invades Lebanon over ground and comes near to us,
Syria will not sit tight. She will join the conflict."
During his weekly radio address Saturday, US President Bush warned
Syria to stay away. "For many years, Syria has been a primary
sponsor of Hizbullah and it has helped provide Hizbullah with
shipments of Iranian-made weapons,'' he said. "Iran's regime has
also repeatedly defied the international community with its ambition
for nuclear weapons and aid to terrorist groups. Their actions
threaten the entire Middle East and stand in the way of resolving
the current crisis and bringing lasting peace to this troubled
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EVIDENCE MOUNTS THAT KANA "MASSACRE" WAS A FAKE
The world awoke to the news that an Israeli air strike had
killed 57 Lebanese civilians, leading Israel to stop air strikes for
days - but evidence shows the "massacre" was just a fraud.
The supposed massacre caused a major turnabout in world diplomacy. US
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice suddenly canceled her plans to
to Beirut, saying "my work towards a ceasefire is really here [in
Jerusalem] today." The implication was clearly that the onus was now
Israel. French President Jacques Chirac condemned
action which demonstrates more than ever the need for an immediate
ceasefire," Jordan's King Abdullah called it an "ugly crime," and
world leaders echoed these sentiments.
Though Israel emphasized that Hizbullah was to blame for waging its
rocket war against Israel from within a civilian population, Foreign
Ministry officials repeated their "deep regret at the loss of
in the campaign against Hizbullah," and were forced to promise a
"thorough and comprehensive examination."
Apparently, however, the incident was all one big fraud, staged by
elements for the world media in order to lead precisely to the
situation described above.
The central piece of evidence leading to this conclusion is the fact,
mentioned by IDF officials from the very beginning, that the building
collapsed a full seven hours after the Israel Air Force bombing. Why,
then, would the residents inside not have been evacuated in the
As Brig.-Gen. Amir Eshel of the Israeli Air Force told reporters
night, It is difficult for me to believe that they waited eight hours
to evacuate it.? Without additional evidence, Eshel merely left open
the possibility that Hizbullah terrorists, or explosives they left
behind, caused the explosion.
"Indeed," writes Robert Spencer for
"it strains credulity that not only did these Lebanese civilians
in a house that had been bombed for eight hours, but peacefully went
sleep in it after the bombing ?since the victims were all apparently
sleeping, despite continuing Israeli air bombardment in the area,
the building collapsed."
Gen. Eshel also said that the building was used by Hizbullah to store
explosives. This was supported by a letter by Dr. Mounir Herzallah, a
southern Lebanese Shiite, who wrote that Hizbullah terrorists came to
his town, dug a munitions depot and then built a school and a
directly over it.
In addition, as Reuven Koret writes for
the bombing of the area occurred in three waves. The first bombs,
according to CNN correspondent Brent Sadler, did not hit the
question, but rather landed "20 or 30 meters" away. The second strike
hit targets further away, and the third strike, around 7:30 in the
morning, landed over 400 meters away. The first reports of a
building arrived a half-hour later.
Another CNN correspondent, Ben Wedeman, noted that there was a larger
crater next to the building. He observed that the roof of the
was intact and that the building appeared not to have collapsed as a
result of the Israeli strike.
Thus, the building was used to store explosives, was apparently not
destroyed by the bombing, and sheltered dozens of women and children
throughout a night of bombing. The identity of the victims was also
clear, except that they were not the original occupants of the
National Public Radio correspondent reported that they had left. "The
victims were non-residents who chose to shelter in the building that
night," Koret writes, and who were "'too poor' to leave the town, one
resident told CNN's Wedeman. Who were these people?"
Hear Koret speak about the Hizbullah manipulation on
Other facts brought by Koret and Spencer:
* Sometime after dawn a call went out to journalists and rescue
to come to the scene. Though Hizbullah has been claiming that
could not freely flee the scene due to Israeli destruction of bridges
and roads, the journalists and rescue teams from nearby Tyre had no
problem getting there.
* Lebanese rescue teams did not start evacuating the building until
after the camera crews came. The absence of a real rescue effort was
explained by saying that equipment was lacking. There were no scenes
or injured people being extracted.
* There was little blood, CNN's Wedeman noted, concluding that the
victims appeared to have died while they were sleeping - despite the
thunderous Israeli air attacks. Rescue workers equipped with cameras
removing the bodies from one opening in the collapsed structure, and
journalists were not allowed near it.
* Rescue workers carrying the victims on stretchers occasionally
flipped up the blankets so that cameras could show the faces and
the dead. But, Koret noted, the ashen-gray faces of the victims gave
cause to think that the bodies looked like they had been dead for
* Photos of the rescue operation transmitted all over the world are
"extremely suspicious," Spencer writes, citing work by
EU Referendum showing numerous anomalies in the photos. "Most
notably," he writes, "the dating of the various photos suggests that
bodies were paraded before reporters on different occasions, each
time as if
they had just been pulled from the rubble. [In addition], some
wearing different gear in different photos, yet clearly carrying the
* The Christian Lebanese (French-language)
LIBANOSCOPIE has charged that Hizbullah staged the entire incident in
order to stimulate calls for a ceasefire, thereby staving off its
destruction by Israel and Lebanese plans to rid themselves of this
Spencer concludes, "Americans and Westerners are not used to dealing
with carefully orchestrated and large-scale deception of this kind.
time that it be recognized as a weapon of warfare, and an extremely
potent one at that."
This piece is excerpted from a bylined article by BY ELI LAKE - Staff
Reporter of the Sun
August 3, 2006
TEL AVIV, Israel In the aftermath of Qana, some of Israel's
background at times by Israeli officials explored the theory that
the entire incident was a hoax. Such an idea is not without
2002, during Operation Defensive Shield, the (so-
reporters that Israel's offensive into Jenin was a massacre with
civilian casualties. It turned out that 52 Palestinians, most of
gunmen, died in the attack along with 23 Israeli soldiers. Since the
casualty estimates of Qana of nearly 60 dead, those numbers have been
revised to 28.
The statement issued yesterday by Israel's military does not address
initial question posed by some military officers here as to why
nearly a seven hour gap between when the missiles struck the
building and it was first reported to have collapsed.
Earlier this week a former senior Israeli military officer said that
was "certain that the building hit on Sunday was the residence of two
Hezbollah operatives." The report says that the building was
accordance with IDF guidelines "regarding the use of fire against
structures inside villages whose residents have been warned to
which were adjacent to areas from where rockets are fired towards
goes on to say, "The guidelines were drafted based on surveillance
of the behavior of the terrorists, who use civilian structures
store weaponry and hide in after launching rockets attacks." Israel
a network of human sources in southern Lebanon and a variety of
means to survey Hezbollah activities.
We also need to not only know the enemy
We need to be brave and strong in the face of the enemy. "We
say hazak, hazak, v'nithazek: be strong, be strong, and strengthen
This piece describes Fatah, the group formerly headed by arafat now
arafat's former deputy and Holocaust Denier so-called Abu Mazen
a.k.a. Abu Abbas
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FATAH SUPPORTS HIZBULLAH CALLS TO BOMB TEL AVIV
(IsraelNN.com) The "moderate" Fatah faction organized a rally in
Ramallah Tuesday in which protestors carried Hizbullah flags and
on Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah to bomb Tel Aviv. They also
American and Israeli flags.
Fatah, which has been more popular than Hamas in the city, north of
Jerusalem, also was told by a leader that its terrorists should be on
alert against Israeli attacks in Judea and Samaria. Hani Al Hassan, a
former Palestinian Authority (PA) minister, warned the crowd, "I know
what I am talking about."
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Blogs: Hizbullah 'milked' Qana attack
UK, US weblogs question inconsistencies in photographs of Qana attack
flooding international media
A number of web logs in the United States and Britain have claimed
man who appeared in much of the international press's coverage of
bombing lifting children's bodies may have been a Hizbullah agent who
staged photo-ops for the international media.
IDF: Qana building fell hours after strike / Hanan Greenberg
(VIDEO) IDF continuing to check difficult incident at Qana village,
attempting to account for strange gap between time of the strike on
building - midnight - and eight in the morning, when the building
Under the headline "milking it?" the EU Referendum blog , a British
website dedicated to taking the UK out of the European Union,
states: "Certainly, the photographs are distressing, and indeed they
meant to be."
The blog focuses in on a man dressed as a rescue worker who appears
many photographs in the international press: "Note the 'rescue
the foreground, complete with olive green military-style helmet and
fluorescent jacket, with what appears to be a flack jacket
It then shows a number of pictures, taken from different angles, by
and the Associated Press, of the man holding the same child's body -
notes that there is a 4 hour time discrepancy between the time logs
The man in the green helmet holding a child's body (Photo: AP)
The website posts a series of photographs of the same man holding the
child, each picture being separated by a significant time gap,
showing an AP photograph of the child's body in an ambulance taken at
7:21 in the morning - around nine hours before an AP photo was taken
the same child being held by the man in the green helmet.
A photograph is shown of "the same girl, this time apparently being
in the ambulance. Also taken by AP? Intriguingly, though, the
given is 10.25 am, three hours after she has already been
While in previous photographs the man carrying the child's body is
without a fluorescent jacket and helmet, the website then shows
photograph "of the same worker, showing obvious distress, carrying
same girl. But now he is wearing his fluorescent jacket and helmet
acquired latex gloves."
An American weblog, Confederate Yankee, whose logo is
that "liberalism is
a vegetative state," says that "in a picture that hits the wires
just one hour
(9:06 AM) after the building collapse, a Lebanese Red cross member
with bodies already displaying significant rigor mortis. About.com
timing of maximum stiffness at about 12-24 hours after death. These
were supposed to have died within one hour of these photos being
"Whatever else, the event in Qana was a human tragedy," EU Referendum
said. "But the photographs do not show it honestly. Rather, they
staged for effect, exploiting the victims in an unwholesome manner.
doing, they are no longer news photographs - they are propaganda,"
It also asks whether the workers' "presence at Qana on Sunday, and
central, unchallenged role, cannot have been a coincidence. Is he a
ranking Hizbullah official? If not, who is he?"
Many other blogs have taken up the task of analyzing the photographs
news headlines from Qana, southern Lebanon, and the Middle East,
including: Little Green Footballs , Hotair.com , Ms. Underestimated ,
American columnist Michelle Malkin , and The Riehl World View .
The Riehl blog compares photographs of bodies of men to those of
and children in Qana and notes: "They certainly seem to be going to
a lot of
trouble to cover up what looks like a number of adult males, most
Hizbullah fighters, while making sure that images of any children or
killed in Qana are fully exposed."
This piece is from Naomi Ragen:
Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2006 13:12:09 +0200
From: Naomi Ragen <nragen@...>
Subject: Lebanese website blames Hizbullah for Qana deaths
For those who couldn't find/read information at website:
Lebanese website blames Hizbullah for Qana deaths
[ IMRA: For original article in French:
Anti-Syrian elements in Lebanon openly point finger at
Hizbullah as guilty of killing of dozens of civilians in
order to curtail plans for disarming group. 'Hizbullah has
placed rocket launcher on building's roof and brought
invalid children inside in bid to provoke Israeli response,'
they write Roee Nahmias YNET 1 August 2006
Is Hizbullah behind the tragic incident in the village of
Qana that claimed the lives of some 60 people? While the
Israeli army continues to investigate the circumstances
leading to the building's collapse, some in Lebanon do not
hesitate to point the finger at the Shiite organization and
claim it is to blame for the death of dozens.
The Lebanese website LIBANOSCOPIE , associated with
Christian elements in the country and which openly supports
the anti-Syrian movement called the "March 14 Forces,"
reported that Hizbullah has masterminded a plan that would
result in the killing of innocents in the Qana village, in a
bid to foil Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora's "Seven
Points Plan", which calls for deployment of the Lebanese
army in southern Lebanon and the disarming of Hizbullah.
'Disabled children placed inside building'
"We have it from a credible source that Hizbullah, alarmed
by Siniora's plan, has concocted an incident that would help
thwart the negotiations.
Knowing full well that Israel will not hesitate to bombard
civilian targets, Hizbullah gunmen placed a rocket launcher
on the roof in Qana and brought disabled children inside, in
a bid to provoke a response by the Israeli Air Force. In
this way, they were planning to take advantage of the death
of innocents and curtail the negotiation initiative," the
The site's editors also claimed that not only did Hizbullah
stage the event, but that it also chose Qana for a specific
reason: "They used Qana because the village had already
turned into a symbol for massacring innocent civilians, and
so they set up 'Qana 2'." Notably, the incident has indeed
been dubbed "The second Qana massacre" by the Arab media.
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Analysis: Chronology of a war
By CLAUDE SALHANI
UPI International Editor
WASHINGTON, July 24 (UPI) -- Last May Israeli Prime Minister Ehud
Olmert paid his first visit to Washington as prime minister of the
state of Israel where he met President George W. Bush. The two
leaders had much to talk about; the war on terrorism, the war in
Iraq and the emerging threat of Iran building nuclear weapons. No
doubt also high on the agenda was the burning issue of Hamas, the
Islamist group now controlling the government of the Palestinian
authority. Hamas refuses to recognize the right of Israel to exist
and its charter calls for Israel's destruction.
Judging by the events now unfolding in the Middle East, there is
little doubt Olmert must have received a very clear green light from
Washington on how to deal with Hamas and Hezbollah.
Both Israel and the United States consider Hezbollah and Hamas to be
terrorist organizations, and Israel, with the blessing of the United
States, has taken on the task of trying to eliminate both threats,
particularly the one posed by Hezbollah.
According to the June 2 edition of London-based magazine al-Watan al-
Arabi, Hezbollah received intelligence that Olmert had obtained the
green light from Bush in the event of an open confrontation between
Hezbollah and Israel.
A short time after the meeting in Washington, Hezbollah Secretary-
General Hassan Nasrallah delivered a "Strategic Defense Plan," to
the National Dialogue Committee (al-Hiwar al-Watani). The plan
outlined what Hezbollah should do in the event of an Israeli air,
land or sea assault on Lebanon.
Nasrallah said his movement had "thousands of rockets still at the
ready," rockets targeted to hit Israeli cities and towns at any
time. His speech was reported in part by the Lebanese English
language newspaper The Daily Star in its May 24 edition.
Some days later, speaking at a "resistance culture" conference in
Beirut in celebration of the sixth anniversary of Israel's pullout
from south Lebanon, Nasrallah reiterated that "resistance is the
only feasible strategy for defending Lebanon against future and
current Israeli threats and violations."
Nasrallah was quoted as saying "the Israelis know we have rockets...
If today I go on television to tell the residents of the settlements
(of northern Israel) that they should go down to the shelters, they
will all be in Tel Aviv in no time."
Nasrallah, according to The Daily Star, said the resistance's views
on how to build a realistic defense strategy for Lebanon depended on
how Israel's weaknesses and strengths were calculated in comparison
with those of Lebanon. "Israel's weakest point lies on its northern
border with Lebanon," said Nasrallah.
"We believe Israel is still the enemy and our resistance proved that
Israel can be defeated, while all other options have proven wrong
for as long as Israel has existed," said Nasrallah,
adding "guerrilla fighting was Lebanon's sole option in the face of
the potential Israeli dangers."
In other words, hints of luring Israel into an Iraq style situation.
Nasrallah said Hezbollah would be happy to discuss other options to
safeguard Lebanon's sovereignty and independence. "It is the only
available alternative before us," he said, reiterating that northern
Israel remained "under the firing line" of his group's more than
Fast-forward to late June: Hamas militants attack an Israeli army
outpost near Gaza and kidnap Cpl. Gilad Shalit. Israel's response
was immediate and fierce. Seventeen days later, in a meticulously
well-planned assault on an Israeli army position close to the south
Lebanese border, Hezbollah militiamen raided the post, killing eight
Israeli soldiers and kidnapping two.
The intriguing question: knowing the fate reserved for Gaza for the
kidnapping of one Israeli soldier, did Hezbollah miscalculate
Israel's reaction when it abducted two soldiers, or did they
anticipate it and therefore instigate it? And if so, why?
Also intriguing is what roles did Iran and Syria play, if any? If
Iran backed Hezbollah in escalating the conflict, what is it getting
in return for practically sacrificing Hezbollah, other than
diverting attention from its nuclear quest? Or does Iran hope to
expand the conflict by dragging Israel (and possibly the United
States) into a protracted guerrilla war in Lebanon? Does Iranian
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad believe the war is going to buy him
the time he needs to attain nuclear independence? Possibly. But the
expansion of the Iraq conflict to the Mediterranean is a more likely
Ahmadinejad informed the International Atomic Energy Agency that the
Islamic republic would respond to the request that it stop its
uranium-enriching program on Aug. 22. Why that date? Aug. 22, or 27
Rajab (1422 AD) according to the Muslim calendar, is believed to be
the day after which the Prophet Mohammed is said to have journeyed
from Mecca to Jerusalem in a single night on a winged creature
called Buraq, and from Jerusalem he ascended into heaven. It is
known as Lailat al Miraj, when a great light lit the skies over
Jerusalem. Is there something more sinister to be read in this?
Another enigma is Syria. What does Damascus stand to gain from the
sacking of Lebanon and the risk of an expanded regional war? Syria's
economy is hurting and the risk of sanctions as a result of the
investigation into the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister
Rafik Hariri would have been the coup de grace. Syria's Information
Minister Mohsen Bilal, in an interview with Spanish paper ABC said
Sunday Syria would enter the war in support of Hezbollah if Israel
launched a ground offensive and invaded Lebanon, and in the process,
approached the Syrian border.
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Mark Steyn: If only they had refused to indulge Arafat
The myth that the Muslim world's problems are directly linked to the
(so-called) "palestinian" question has gone up in flames, argues
26 July 2006
A FEW years back, when folks talked airily about "the Middle East
peace process" and "a two-state solution", I used to say that the
trouble was the Palestinians saw a two-state solution as an interim
stage en route to a one-state solution. I underestimated Islamist
depravity. As we now see in Gaza and southern Lebanon, any two-state
solution would be an interim stage en route to a no-state solution.
In one of the most admirably straightforward of Islamist
declarations, Hussein Massawi, the Hezbollah leader behind the
slaughter of US and French forces 20 years ago, put it this way: "We
are not fighting so that you will offer us something. We are
fighting to eliminate you."
Swell. But suppose he got his way, what then? Suppose every last Jew
in Israel were dead or fled, what would rise in place of the Zionist
entity? It would be something like the Hamas-Hezbollah terror squats
in Gaza and Lebanon writ large. Hamas won a landslide in the
Palestinian elections, and Hezbollah similarly won formal control of
key Lebanese cabinet ministries. But they're not Mussolini: they
have no interest in making the trains run on time. And, to be
honest, who can blame them?
If you're a big-time terrorist mastermind, it's frankly a bit of a
bore to find yourself deputy under-secretary at the ministry of
pensions, particularly when you're no good at it, and no matter how
lavishly the European Union throws money at you, there never seems
to be any in the kitty when it comes to making the payroll. So, like
a business that has over-diversified, Hamas and Hezbollah retreated
to their core activity: Jew-killing.
In Causeries du Lundi, Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve recalls a
Parisian dramatist watching the revolutionary mob rampaging through
the street below and beaming: "See my pageant passing!" That's how
opportunist Arabs and indulgent Europeans looked on the intifada and
the terrorists and the schoolgirl suicide bombers: as a kind of uber-
authentic piece of performance art with which to torment the Jews
and the Americans. They never paused to ask themselves: Hey, what if
it doesn't stop there?
Well, about 30 years too late, they're asking it now. For the first
quarter-century of Israel's existence, the Arab states fought more
or less conventional wars against the Zionists and kept losing. So
then they figured it was easier to anoint a terrorist movement and
in 1974 declared Yasser Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organisation
to be the "sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian
people", which is quite a claim for an organisation then barely a
decade old. Amazingly, the Arab League persuaded the UN, the EU,
Bill Clinton and everyone else to go along with it and to treat the
old monster as a head of state who lacked only a state to head.
It's true that many nationalist movements have found it convenient
to adopt the guise of terrorists.
But, as the Palestinian movement descended from airline hijackings
to the intifada to self-detonating in pizza parlours, it never
occurred to its glamorous patrons to wonder if maybe this was, in
fact, a terrorist movement conveniently adopting the guise of
In 1971, in the lobby of the Cairo Sheraton, Palestinian terrorists
shot Wasfi al-Tal, the prime minister of Jordan, at point-blank
range. As he fell to the floor dying, one of his killers began
drinking the blood gushing from his wounds. Doesn't that strike you
as a little, um, overwrought? Three decades later, when bombs went
off in Bali, killing hundreds of tourists plus local waiters and
barmen, Bruce Haigh, a former Aussie diplomat in Indonesia, Pakistan
and Saudi Arabia, had no doubt where to put the blame. As he told
Australia's Nine Network: "The root cause of this issue has been
America's backing of Israel on Palestine."
Suppose this were true: that terrorists blew up Australian
honeymooners and Scandinavian stoners in Balinese nightclubs because
of "the Palestinian question". Doesn't this suggest that these
people are, at a certain level, nuts? After all, there are plenty of
Irish Republican Army sympathisers across the world (try making the
Ulster Unionist case in a Boston bar), yet they never thought to
protest against British rule in Northern Ireland by blowing up, say,
German tourists in Thailand.
Yet the more the thin skein of Palestinian grievance was stretched
to justify atrocities halfway around the world, the more the Arab
League big-shot emirs and EU foreign ministers looked down from
their windows and cooed, "See my parade passing!"
They've now belatedly realised they're at that stage in the creature
feature where the monster has mutated into something bigger and
crazier. Until the remarkably kinda-robust statement by the Group of
Eight and the unprecedented denunciation of Hezbollah by the Arab
League, the rule in any conflict in which Israel is involved -
Israel v PLO, Israel v Lebanon, Israel v (Your Team Here) - is that
the Jews are to blame. But Saudi-Egyptian-Jordanian opportunism on
Palestine has caught up with them: it has finally dawned on them
that a strategy of consciously avoiding resolution of the
Palestinian question has helped deliver Gaza and Lebanon and Syria
into the hands of a regime that's a far bigger threat to the Arab
world than the Zionist entity.
Cairo and co grew so accustomed to whining about the Palestinian
pseudo-crisis decade in, decade out, that it never occurred to them
that they might face a real crisis one day: a Middle East dominated
by an apocalyptic Iran and its local enforcers, in which Arab self-
rule turns out to have been a mere interlude between the Ottoman
sultans and the eternal eclipse of a Persian nuclear umbrella.
The Zionists got out of Gaza and it's now Talibanistan redux. The
Zionists got out of Lebanon and the most powerful force in the
country (with an ever-growing demographic advantage) are Iran's Shia
enforcers. There haven't been any Zionists anywhere near Damascus in
60 years and Syria is in effect Iran's first Sunni Arab prison
bitch. For the other regimes in the region, Gaza, Lebanon and Syria
are dead states that have risen as vampires.
Meanwhile, Kofi Annan in a remarkable display of urgency (at least
when compared with Sudan, Rwanda, Congo and others) is proposing
apropos Israel and Hezbollah that UN peacekeepers go in to keep the
peace not between two sovereign states but between a sovereign state
and a usurper terrorist gang. Contemptible as he is, the secretary-
general shows a shrewd understanding of the way the world is
heading: already, non-state actors have more sophisticated rocketry
than many EU nations; and if Iran has its way, its proxies will be
implied nuclear powers. Maybe we should put them on the UN Security
So, what is in reality Israel's first non-Arab war is a glimpse of
the world the day after tomorrow: the EU and the Arab League won't
quite spell it out but, to modify that Le Monde headline, they are
all Jews now.
Mark Steyn, a Canadian and US columnist, is a regular contributor to
The Australian's opinion page. He will address the Centre for
Independent Studies in Sydney on August 14 and the Institute of
Public Affairs in Melbourne on August 17.
UPDATE 3-Saudi says Israel attacks threaten regional war
Tuesday 25 July 2006, 10:25am EST
(Adds details throughout)
By Andrew Hammond
RIYADH, July 25 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah warned on
Tuesday of war in the Middle East if Israel continues attacking
Lebanon and the Palestinians, in an apparent appeal to key ally the
United States to end the fighting.
"Saudi Arabia warns everybody that if the peace option fails because
of Israeli arrogance, there will be no other option but war," state-
owned media quoted the king as saying.
His comments were unusually forthright for Saudi Arabia, which has
called for a ceasefire but has also blamed Lebanon's Hizbollah
guerrilla group for starting the fighting which has so far claimed
almost 400 lives in Lebanon and 41 in Israel.
Analysts say the kingdom, the world's top oil exporter, and other
key U.S. allies such as Jordan and Egypt fear that popular anger
could escalate and force them to take an aggressive stance over
Israel that angers Washington and worsens the crisis.
Arab governments have often said that since the last Arab-Israeli
war in 1973 they have decided to pursue peace as a means to end
disputes over occupied land and the status of the Palestinians, who
do not have a state.
The king's comments suggested that Arab governments could decide to
rethink that approach.
"No one can predict what will happen if things get out of control,"
said the statement from the king, who was due to hold talks with
Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak later on Tuesday.
"The Arabs have declared peace as a strategic choice... and put
forward a clear and fair proposal of land for peace and have ignored
(Arab) extremist calls opposing the peace proposal... but patience
cannot last forever."
The king was referring to an Arab peace initiative, proposed by
Saudi Arabia and adopted in a 2002 Arab summit, which offers Israel
a comprehensive peace in return for land it seized in a 1967 Middle
CONCERN OVER IRAN
Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia also sees Hizbollah, which has the backing
of many ordinary Arabs, as a tool for Shi'ite powerhouse Iran to
expand its influence in the Middle East.
"I think they are scared of being against public opinion which could
turn against them. As this goes on longer and more and more Lebanese
are killed, it looks bad for them," said a Western diplomat in
Saudi Arabia has repeatedly warned of Iran's "interference" in the
region, but its criticism of Hizbollah comes amid growing Arab anger
at the Israeli strikes which have ravaged Lebanon.
Most Arabs see Israel, which does not want to return all of the Arab
territories it seized in 1967, as more of a threat than Iran, whose
help is welcomed.
Israel launched its offensive after Hizbollah killed eight soldiers
and abducted two others in a July 12 border raid.
State media said Saudi Arabia had pledged $500 million to rebuild
Lebanon and $250 million for the Palestinians, who are also under
Israeli military siege following the capture of an Israeli soldier.
Saudi Arabia has been a major political and economic sponsor of
Lebanon since the 1975-1990 civil war was ended by a 1989 agreement
made in the Saudi city of Taif.
Late Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, who led reconstruction efforts,
was a Saudi national. Billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is
one of Lebanon's major foreign investors, and Saudi Arabia has
played a key role in propping up the Lebanese pound.
Saudi television will hold a "telethon" on Wednesday to raise money
(Additional reporting by Souhail Karam)
Iran - Syria
Al-Din: Israel's end is near Photo: AP
Iran threatens response if Syria attacked
Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon Mohammad-Reza Sheybani says 'Israel
can't deal with our capabilities' Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon
Mohammad-Reza Sheybani says 'Israel can't deal with our
capabilities; Lebanon war beginning of end of Israel'
Iranian threats against Israel continue: Iranian media outlets
published sections of interviews given by Iranian Ambassador to
Lebanon Mohammad-Reza Sheybani, who said that Hizbullah's military
capability has greatly increased in the last decade, and threatened
that if Israel harmed Syria, the Iranians would respond with force.
Sheybani stressed that Iran would support Syria if it is attacked by
Israel. "There should be no doubt on this issue: If Syria is harmed,
even in the slightest way, we will respond with force. This, on the
basis of the joint defense agreement in effect between the two
countries and already signed by the two ministers of defense," he
Sheybani added that he thought "Israel did not have the ability to
deal with Iran's capabilities."
The Iranian news agency Fars, closely associated with Iranian
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, published parts of the interview, and
reported that Sheybani denied that his country was transferring arms
to Hizbullah, but said that the organization has been busy heavily
arming itself since the IDF's withdrawal from Lebanon.
"There are those who ask whether Hizbullah's military ability
compares with that of Israel. Our answer is that the Hizbullah model
of 2006 is very different to the Hizbullah model of 1996," Sheybani
However, he denied that Iran armed the organization, and hinted that
the organization could be using weapons left behind by Israel in
"After the withdrawal of Israel in 2000, a lot of weapons arrived in
the hands of Hizbullah. And therefore there is the possibility that
the sound of the missiles exploding in Haifa are known to Israelis:
These missiles were left there from 2000," he claimed.
'Beginning of the end of Israel'
Addressing the possibility that the IDF may conquer parts of
Lebanon, Sheybani said: "In this war there is the chance that Israel
could enter Lebanese soil and hold parts of it - that's certainly a
possibility. But the problem is that if someone enters it's not sure
he will be allowed to leave," the ambassador said.
Sheybani repeated the claim of the Hizbullah Chief Hassan Nasrallah
according to which no Hizbullah member was killed in IDF attacks,
and added that there nothing to be happy about in reports of the IDF
battle in Maroun al-Ras.
Sheybani's comments came a day after Hizbullah representative in
Iran, Hussein Sif al-Din, threatened that his organization planned
to increase its attacks in Israel, until "no place in Israel will be
At a conference in Tehran, attended also by Hamas and Palestinian
Authority representatives, al-Din threatened that "this war will be
remembered as the beginning of the end of Israel." Arutz Sheva News
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ISRAELI FORCES ATTACK ISLAMIC JIHAD WEAPONS WAREHOUSE IN GAZA
The Israel Air Force and IDF Southern Command carried out a joint
attack on an Islamic Jihad weapons factory and warehouse in the
neighborhood in Gaza on Monday.
Secondary explosions were seen at the site following the IDF attack,
confirming the existence of explosives in the warehouse.
Five terrorists were eliminated and 9 injured during an IDF strike
Beit Lahiya, where at least 7 Kassam rockets were fired at southern
Israel earlier in the day.
PA Arabs in northern Gaza said that dozens of families were leaving
their homes in the Awdah neighborhood near Beit Lahiya in
IDF attacks in the area.
Two rockets were fired from Beit Lahiya at Ashkelon, with one
close to a strategic facility in the fifth-largest city. The second
landed in an open area. No injuries or damage was reported.
Two Kassams landed in the city of Sderot, which has absorbed
of rockets in the past year alone. One rocket fell near the
the city. The other landed in the Rabin neighborhood. There, too,
one was hurt and no damage was reported.
Later in the day, another rocket fell in the area of Kibbutz
No injuries or damage reported.
Meanwhile, Hamas chairman and Palestinian Authority Prime Minister
Ismail Haniyeh appealed to the United States to intervene and put
to Israel's incursion into Gaza. Haniyeh made his remarks during an
interview with The Associated Press, calling on the U.S. "to
Israeli aggression and stop it."
Haniyeh added, "All that we ask of the American administration is to
take a moral stance toward the Palestinian people, and the
suffering and to bear its responsibility as a superpower in this
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AMIDST WAR, 650 FRENCH JEWS MOVE TO ISRAEL IN ONE DAY
Despite the Re-Engagement War, 650 French Jews arrived on Aliyah
(immigrating to Israel) Tuesday - the largest number to arrive in a
day since 1971.
The new immigrants arrived on two chartered Israir flights, one with
500 passengers from Paris and the other with 150 Jews from
They arrive in Ben Gurion Airport Tuesday afternoon and were greeted
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
The immigrants have received logistical assistance from AMI - the
French Aliyah organization, similar to its North American (and
counterpart Nefesh b'Nefesh.
Similar to the lavish ceremonies organized by Nefesh b'Nefesh, the
French arrivals were greeted with refreshments and a large stage set
the airport, with hundreds of friends, relatives and Aliyah
on hand to greet them.
AMI reports that many of the new immigrants will be moving to
Israel, and like the planeload of North Americans that arrived last
week, refused to postpone their plans due to the two-front war that
two million Israelis living in bomb shelters and temporary quarters.
Recent polls have shown that more half of young French Jews do not
themselves staying in France in the future.
Whose war is it anyway?
Posted online: Monday, July 24, 2006 at 0000 hrs Print Email
In focusing on Israel, New Delhi is missing the point that Hezbollah
is a force of extremism and misadventure, backed only by Syria and
Will Mottaki have the answers?Re-energising the gulf bilateralsArabs
under a Persian moon
While much of India's attention is devoted "excessive and
disproportionate military retaliation by Israel which has targeted
civilian infrastructure" as portrayed by the official statement, the
ongoing violence in West Asia is far more complicated than normally
recognised. The crisis underscores the perennial Lebanon struggle
for independence and sovereignty not only vis-a-vis its power
neighbours but also vis-a-vis militant groups inside.
Hezbollah, the Party of God, precipitated the crisis by ambushing
and kidnapping soldiers from inside the Israeli territory partly to
ward off attempts by the Beirut government to disarm the militants.
Its volley of rocket and missile attacks deep into Israel exhibited
not only its military capabilities but also its willingness to take
political risks against possible Israeli retaliation. In this
asymmetrical conflict Israel is fighting a military group that
operates independent of the central authority in Lebanon.
By taking on Israel and its might, Hezbollah seeks to portray itself
as a resistance force and thereby throttle any move by the Lebanese
authority to exercise complete control over the southern part of the
country, the traditional stronghold of Hezbollah. Even the
resolution of the UN Security Council calling for the disarming of
all militant groups remains on paper.
This defiance by the Hezbollah comes into conflict with the interest
of Lebanon, which in the past endured the consequences of such
adventures. At one level, the government of Fouad Siniora claimed it
was not involved in the kidnapping of the Israeli soldiers that
precipitated the current crisis. At the same time, the international
community cannot ignore that Hezbollah lawmaker Mohammed Fneish
holds the Energy portfolio. In short, while Hezbollah is part of the
government, Prime Minister Siniora was not party to Hezbollah's
actions against Israel!
This squarely puts Hezbollah at odds with the Lebanese government
and Israel seeks to capitalise on the internal tensions within
Lebanon. Through its massive retaliation against that country, it
hopes to turn the Maronite Christians, Sunni Muslims and Druze of
Lebanon against the pre-dominantly Shia Hezbollah. In other words,
while the entire country suffers from the ongoing violence, the
interests of Hezbollah and the non-Shia population of Lebanon are
At another level, the conflict also exhibits the inability of the
Lebanese government to exercise complete control over its territory.
For nearly three decades, Lebanon has been used as a battle field
for not only Israel and Syria but also Hezbollah and various
Palestinian militant groups. Until the summer of 2000, for nearly
two decades, much of southern Lebanon remained under Israeli
The position of Syria was more enduring. Like the position of Saddam
Hussein vis-a-vis Kuwait, the Syrian leadership never recognized the
sovereignty and independence of Lebanon. It had never reconciled to
the formation of Lebanon and hence never recognized Lebanon as a
sovereign state. Not many would know that the Syrian representative
in Beirut was called `Governor' and not Ambassador. Hence the UN
Security Council Resolution 1680 adopted in May categorically called
on Damascus to "establish full diplomatic relations and
representation" with Beirut and recognize "Lebanon's sovereignty,
territorial integrity, and political independence."
Three, since the April 2005 hasty withdrawal of the Syrian forces
from Lebanon, Hezbollah has emerged as the principal supporter of
Syrian interests in Lebanon. Despite the ideological differences
between the Islamic militants and the Ba'athist rulers in Damascus,
since the founding of Hezbollah in the early 1980s Syria has
remained its principal patron, supporter and supplier.
Without the logistical support provided by Syria, the Islamic
republic of Iran, which was instrumental in the formation of
Hezbollah, would not be able to provide political support, economic
largesse, military supplies and above all ideological fervour.
Hezbollah's serving the interest of these two countries puts it at
variance with the interests of the rest of the Arab world, which
sees the current crisis as an unnecessary, avoidable and
Likewise, Hezbollah also served the interest of the Islamic Republic
and its periodic rhetoric vis-a-vis the Jewish state and the
militant group enables Iran to overcome the geographic constraints
and reach the borders of Israel. Their shared animosity towards the
peace process enabled both to work in tandem.
Above all, the kidnapping of the Israeli soldiers by Hezbollah took
place on 12th July, the deadline set by the international community
for the Iranian acceptance of the multilateral proposal for the
nuclear standoff. Since then the crisis along the Israel-Lebanese
border, and not Iran's suspected nuclear ambitions, has dominated
the international agenda. Even the meeting of G8 leaders in St.
Petersburg that was supposed to evolve a consensus stand vis-a-vis
Iran was hijacked by the new crisis.
Far from being under pressure from the international community over
the nuclear question, Iran seeks to consolidate its interest by
playing up its Hezbollah card.
While the international community, including Saudi Arabia and the
Arab League, blames the Hezbollah for its precipitating the current
crisis, it is no accident that only Iran and Syria support the
Hezbollah for its "misadventure."
In short, not many in West Asia see the Hezbollah as a resistance
force but rather one of extremism and misadventure. Should New Delhi
see it differently?
(The writer teaches at Jawaharlal Nehru University)
July 24, 2006 Edition > Section: Foreign > Printer-Friendly Version
War Dead Flown to Iran
BY AARON KLEIN - Special to the Sun
July 24, 2006
JERUSALEM The bodies of Iranian Revolutionary Guard soldiers
killed by the Israeli army in Lebanon have been transported to Syria
and flown to Tehran, senior Lebanese political sources said.
Israeli and Egyptian security officials confirmed the news, which
follows a report that first appeared in The New York Sun, that
Iranian forces posted to southern Lebanon have been aiding Hezbollah
terrorists in their attacks against Israel, including helping to
fire rockets into Israeli population centers.
The Lebanese sources said between six and nine dead Iranian
Revolutionary Guard soldiers were brought in trucks last week into
Syria for a flight back to Iran. They said the bodies were
transported along with the tens of thousands of Lebanese civilians
fleeing to Syria.
Since Israel began its military campaign in Lebanon two weeks ago
following a Hezbollah attack on the Jewish state in which two
Israeli soldiers were kidnapped, Syrian authorities have reported
that more than 140,000 Lebanese have entered their country, mostly
through open areas along the Syria-Lebanon border.
Israeli officials said Iranian Revolutionary Guards directed the
firing two weeks ago of a radar-guided C802 missile that hit an
Israeli navy vessel off the coast of Lebanon, killing four soldiers.
Israel says Iran acquired the missile from China.
The officials said the Iranian soldiers' duties include keeping
custody of long-range missiles within Hezbollah's arsenal, including
Zalzal rockets that are said to have a range of 125 miles, placing
Tel Aviv within firing range.
Jordanian officials told the Sun they are "100% sure" Iranian
Revolutionary Guard soldiers have fired rockets into Israel. They
also said the Syrian army has provided Hezbollah with intelligence
information on the locations of strategic Israeli targets to aid in
Hezbollah rocket fire.
A Baath Party official operating out of the Golan Heights told the
Sun he has information that Iranian soldiers have been firing
rockets into Israel.
It would be "very logical" if Iranian Revolutionary Guard soldiers
were helping Hezbollah fire the rockets, a senior Egyptian security
official told the Sun.
Israel has long maintained that Iranian Revolutionary Guard units
have traveled regularly to south Lebanon to help train local
Hezbollah fighters in terrorist tactics and to fortify Hezbollah
positions along Israel's northern border.
At times, Revolutionary Guard soldiers have been seen operating
openly at Hezbollah outposts in plain view from the Israeli side,
military officials say.
Earlier, an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman, Mark Regev, said
Israel has information that Hezbollah was trying to transfer the two
soldiers it kidnapped to Iran.
London: Thousands rally for Israel
About 7,000 people rally for Israel in London day after anti-Israel
About 7,000 people took part on Sunday in a pro-Israel rally in
London. The rally, which was organized by Jewish groups, took off
from the Jewish Free School in the north of the capital.
Protesters waved placards reading "Israel, you are in our hearts"
and "Yes to peace, no to terror". Israel's Ambassador to Britain Zvi
Hefetz said that Israel "was not alone" implicating the Jewish State
is enjoying broad support by the international community.
Protesters at pro-Israel rally in London (Photo: Reuters)
The rally attracted not only Jews. Among participants one could see
children, youth movement members, and adults.
One of the rally's climaxes was a speech by a council leader of a
community in northern Israel which was broadcast live.
Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks said: "Israel is fighting today in
Lebanon because six years ago it withdrew from Lebanon.
"Israel is fighting today in Gaza because one year ago it withdrew
from Gaza. And Israel discovered the terrible truth spoken by the
late Mother Theresa - that no good deed goes unpunished."
On Saturday, thousands of demonstrators marched through London to
protest against Israeli attacks in Lebanon and the refusal of the US
and British governments to condemn them.
Police said around 7,000 people joined the London protest as it
snaked from the banks of the Thames to Hyde Park, first in brilliant
sunshine and then in torrential rain.
Many carried red and white Lebanese flags and placards
condemning "Israeli crimes in Lebanon."
"We are all Hizbullah. Boycott Israel" read one. "Axis of evil:
Bush, Blair, Olmert," read another, referring to the political
leaders of the United States, Britain and Israel.Rally: All of
California stands with Israel
Governor Schwarzenegger addresses thousands of pro-Israel supporters
in LA; Police prevent pro-Hizbullah Arab protesters from approaching
After a week of protests all around the world against the IDF's
operations in Lebanon it was nice to hear different voices on
Thousands of Jews and Israel supporters were not scared off by the
hot weather - 32 degrees - and dedicate two hours of their day off
to hold a demonstration in Los Angeles to support Israel and her war
London: Thousands rally for Israel / Hagit Klaiman
About 7,000 people rally for Israel in London day after anti-Israel
The demonstration, an initiative of the Jewish Federation of Los
Angeles, saw over ten thousand Jews and Israelis living in the
United States and immigrants from the former Soviet Union, as well
as Christians and many other non-Jews take part.
In the early afternoon a long section of a Los Angeles' splendid
Wiltshire Boluevard was closed to traffic.
The street was packed with people and it was difficult to see where
it ended. Large police forces guarded the area and prevented a
handful of Arab supporters of Hizbullah and Hamas from approaching
Speakers included California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Los
Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Wiesenthal Institute Head Rabbi
Marvin Hier, Israel's General Consul Ehud Danoch, rabbis from all
streams of Judaism and heads of Christian churches.
The speakers harshly condemned Hizbullah, Hamas, Iran and Syria, and
stressed Israel's right to self-defense.
Thousands turned out to back Israel in LA (Photo: AP)
They mocked the United Nations for failing to realize its own
decision on disarming Hizbullah and the spreading out of the
Lebanese army on the border with Israel (resolution 1559).
Remembering kidnapped soldier
At the start of the demonstration the names of three kidnapped IDF
soldiers were mentioned - Gilad Shalit, Eldad Regev, and Ehud
Goldwasser. Demonstrators carried placards showing, among others,
pictures of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan shaking hands warmly
Rabbi Hier criticized the Lebanese government for declaring that its
army would fight the IDF when Israel uses ground forces in southern
"For six years, they didn't do a thing to stop Hizbullah, but
suddenly they have motivation and energy to fight Israel," Rabbi
Governor Schwarzenegger told of his many visits to Israel, and
recalled that his first trip abroad after being voted into his role
was to Israel.
He offered support for the Israeli people and especially northern
residents under attack and forced to sit in bomb shelters.
All of California stands by Israel in its just struggle against
extremist Islamic terror organizations who oppose all peace
arrangements, said the former Hollywood star.
Some speakers condemned what they said was the self-righteous
criticism of countries and organizations, especially that of the
European Union, and its claim that Israel is responding
disproportionately to the Hizbullah attack. If they faced the same
situation, the speakers said, their response (The EU) would be much
Eitan Gilboa is a lecturer at Bar-Ilan University and is currently a
visiting professor at the University of Southern California in Los
We've looked at some bloggers comments out there, and have excerpted
of them below:
"THE MEANING OF RAJAB 27
Here's one for you to ponder. Why has Iran insisted that it be
August 22nd, not June 6th, for it to reply to the nuclear package
gifted by the EU3 and the US?
Comes the answer
Apocalyptic signals from Iran worry U.S. intelligence
The U.S. intelligence community has not been surprised by Iran's
refusal to respond to a Western incentive package to suspend its
uranium enrichment. Intelligence sources said Iran, following North
Korea's model, intends to delay any response or negotiations for as
long as possible.
The European Union and the United States demanded that Iran reply to
the Western incentive package of nuclear technology, fuel and
aircraft by June 29. But Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has
said Teheran would submit an answer by Aug. 22.
The U.S. intelligence community has been trying to figure out why
Ahmadinejad chose that date. Sources said the community was stumped
until some Islam experts translated the Gregorian date to that of
the Muslim calendar.
Then came the surprise that has the intelligence community worried.
Aug. 22 corresponds to Rajab 27 on the Muslim calendar. The date is
called Lailat Al Israa, when Mohammed ascended to heaven from the Al
Aqsa mosque to receive the five daily prayers. Later, Al Aqsa came
to represent Jerusalem.
that August 22nd corresponds to Rajab 27 on the Muslim calendar.
The date is called Lailat Al Israa, when Mohammed ascended to heaven
from the Al Aqsa mosque to receive the five daily prayers. Later, Al
Aqsa came to represent Jerusalem. The Muslim commemoration is meant
to be a night of struggle, accompanied by thunder and lightening,
resembling the story of Moses ascending Mount Sinai to receive the
Ahmadinejad could be hinting to the West that he is preparing a
major attack on Israel. Or, the Iranian president could be warning
that unless the West caves in, he would escalate tension in the
region. The lightening in Mohammed's story could represent Iranian
missiles. What is clear is that Ahmadinejad does not see himself as
an Iranian leader, but a Muslim prophet, using imagery to portray
himself as a messiah for both Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims.
And some think that we can do business with the loon????
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Ahmadinejad: World will soon witness the demise of Israel
The sooner the world witnesses the rapid collapse of this criminal's
regime, the better. More Hitlerian saber-rattling from the Thug-In-
Chief, via Iran Focus, with thanks to JE:
Tehran, Iran, Jul. 12 Hard-line Iranian President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday that the world will soon witness the
demise of Israel, the government-run news agency Fars reported.
"In the near future we will witness the rapid collapse of the
Zionist regime", Ahmadinejad told a crowd in the north-western city
"The nations of the region will record the names of states that
support the Zionist regime alongside the Zionist's crimes", he added.
Examine history. Those who threaten the existence of Jews or Israel,
come to a very bad end. Dont let your stupidity bring a catastrophe
on your own innocent people in Iran and the ME.
Madhat plans to nuke Israel in 6 weeks.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will find his own country in
flames, and mostly likely very soon. l hope the iranian people hang
him like they did to musolini in Italy!
Who will be next on their insane list to genocide?
Something About Islam,
I've read that August 22 date elsewhere. Iran's stalling tactics the
past few days give that date even more credibility,
Is anyone listening to him? I hope also his citizens step in
and take him down. If his people don't agree with his policies, they
need to do something NOW and not let him succeed with his threats.
If not, then the civilized world needs to take him out.
We will definitely see the demise of the theocratic kleptocracy of
Iran, sooner is better...
A secular coup in Iran? Not a chance. Only religious coups happen in
Madhat is intent on starting WW III to usher in the 12th imam. If
you have stock, sell it. As soon as that bomb goes off, the stock
exchange will plummet to nothing.
I hate to sound like a nutty survivalist, but it might be a good
idea to stock up on canned food and water.
Madhat is not crazy. As a jihdist, he knows what he is doing and it
will succeed. Not the 12th imam part, but the part about destroying
the infidel society. That is clearly within his power to do.
So much for a proxy war in Lebanon (the real combatants are
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