It took quite a while until the Soviet
Union was able to store up enough intercontinental ballistic
missiles to be able to wipe out the United States. It will take
a lot less time until Iran has the capability to wipe out the
State of Israel. One reason for this is Israel’s population
Israel is not only small; it’s smaller than
all but three American states, Connecticut, Delaware and Rhode
Island, it’s also very densely populated. Israel has the 37th
largest population density in the world. By comparison Japan,
which has cubicle hotels, has the 32nd largest population
density in the world. And if you eliminate islands, city states
and principalities, then Israel has the 10th highest population
density in the world. And it gets more claustrophobic from
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My first encounter with the US Immigration
was in the summer of 1966. I was on my very first ship, a bulk
carriers named "Har-Sinai" (Hebrew for "Mount Sinai") as a deck
cadet, we we have just arrived at Mobil Alabama, with 30,000
tons Iron Ore from Venezuela...
Some two years later, I was already the Second Officer
of another ship, a banana boat named "Har Bashan". We were
employed in the (Chiquita) bananas trades mostly from Central
and South America to the US Gulf, US East Coast and Europe.
Carlos was one of the Able Seamen (AB) on
the "Har Bashan"; a Spaniard in his late thirties, a
conscientious seaman and by all accounts a dedicated family man.
As the one who made the payslips onboard, I knew that Carlos
withdrew just small amount of pocket money each (monthly) pay
day whilst the balance of his wages was sent to his wife in
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The only criticism I have against Israel is
that it held the activists in jails, had it been up to me, I
would have held them in a park or a school in Shderot, the town
that have suffered the brunt of the Hamas rockets for years-- Let them see and feel why the blockade on the Hamas is
necessary -- Oh well, it is too late for that now, they have
As if on cue, the anti-Israel hysterics
erupted as soon as it was know that the Israeli Navy Commando
fighters are boarding the flagship of the so-called "Friendship
Flotilla", the "Mavi Maramara" whilst no facts had came out, but
hey, since when the Israel Hate Brigade needs facts? To the
contrary, pesky facts achieve nothing but spoil a good sob
The initialcatch phrase of the propaganda machine was "international
waters"; according to them, Israel has broken International Law,
by boarding a merchant ship outside its territorial waters -- a
powerful argument as it may be, it is simply wrong and
used to be an
anti-American liberal. I used to look at the "horrors" of
American foreign policy and what I used to call "ignorance" of
the average American citizen as the root causes for all the
Even though I didn’t have a remote idea of what its foreign
policy entailed, this was my mindset and outlook then. Somehow I
knew it was evil. Don’t ask me how though….
Because of this view, I
then began to put blame on the United States for basically
anything. Not only did I blame the US for things it didn't do
right, but for things that it didn't do at all. I went as far as
to construct this entire philosophy in my head where the central
pillar of evil was the United States.
If Latin America was corrupt, then it was because
the United States needed it to be corrupt for its own interest
and because it had put puppet governments in order to fight the
Soviets during the cold-war. It was because the American elites
needed a place to hide their corruptive transactions and so they
used Latin America as a playground. And the list goes on and
Have no mistake, the recent diplomatic rift
between Washington and Jerusalem is not about peace, it is not
about settlements, and it certainly not about Jo Biden being
"insulted" -- it is about Obama!
the Obama Middle East Doctrine.
The Prime Minister of Israel, does not need
to be notified, approve or disapprove such decision any more
than the President of the United States needs to be notified,
approve, or otherwise, of construction of a new mall in
Washington DC, let alone getting an approval from a foreign
What is that makes every tin-pot liberal,
thinks that he or she has the right to trash Israel's
sovereignty of its capital and within the same breath (or stroke
of a keyboard) lecture us about interfering in the internal
affairs of some failed rogue country in Africa or the Middle
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The mere mention of the word "Mossad"
immediately ignites the imagination and with good reasons. In fact
to many, particular those who know little about it, the Mossad has
become a legend, a story in which the fiction tend exceed facts.
The recent assassination in Dubai of Mahmud
Mabhouh, a founder and a senior commander in Izz A-Din Al-Qassam
Brigades (the military branch of the Hamas) is an example.
The media, right around the world, was quick to
point a finger at the Mossad, even before the Dubai police came up
with, by now well publicised, an EDITED
CCTV footage, allegedly depicting the Mossad agents movements,
before and after the assassination, but not glimpse of "during".
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