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« on: March 22, 2006, 04:39:53 PM »
Israel May Be Next al-Qaida Battleground [LF]

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Signs are mounting that al-Qaida terrorists are setting their sights on Israel and the Palestinian territories as their next jihad battleground.

Israel has indicted two West Bank militants for al-Qaida membership, Egypt arrested operatives trying to cross into Israel and a Palestinian security official has acknowledged al-Qaida is "organizing cells and gathering supporters."

Al-Qaida's inroads are still preliminary, but officials fear a doomsday scenario if it takes root.

Palestinians in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and Lebanon have established contacts with al-Qaida followers linked to Abu Musab al- Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, according to two Israeli officials.

Al-Zarqawi has established footholds in the countries neighboring Israel _ Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan _ and is interested in bringing his fight to Israel, too, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because Israel does not want to identify those involved in the issue.

Tuesday's indictment of two militants on charges of belonging to al- Qaida and receiving funds from the group for a planned double-bombing in Jerusalem was Israel's most concrete allegation to date linking al- Qaida to West Bank Palestinians.

The indictment described in detail how the two, Azzam Abu Aladas and Balal Hafnai, met with al-Qaida operatives in Jordan, arranged for secret e-mail exchanges and received thousands of dollars from al- Qaida to carry out the attack. The indictment came just three weeks after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the London-based Al Hayat newspaper that al-Qaida had infiltrated the West Bank and Gaza.

Still, Mideast watchers warned against overstating the al-Qaida presence because the issue is easily manipulated for political ends.

Israel has a lot to gain by portraying its local conflict with the Palestinians as part of the global war on terror, and Abbas, badly damaged by the recent political rise of Hamas militants, wants "to show that he is needed by the West," said Israeli security analyst Dan Schueftan.

Both Israeli and Palestinian security officials described al-Qaida's activities here as incipient, involving a handful of local militants who reached out to al-Qaida _ often via the Internet _ rather than the other way around. A senior Israeli military intelligence official said he believed there were no more than 20 al-Qaida-linked activists in the Palestinian territories.

Most of them are unhappy with a year-old decision by mainstream Palestinian factions, including Fatah and Hamas, to enforce a cease- fire with Israel, Israeli and Palestinian officials said.

Hamas, struggling to avert an international aid boycott in the wake of its Jan. 25 victory in parliamentary elections, is particularly sensitive about being associated with al-Qaida, despite sharing core beliefs such as the rejection of a Jewish state in the Middle East.

When Ayman-al-Zawahri, al-Qaida's No. 2 leader, appeared in a video earlier this month urging Hamas not to renounce its violent struggle, a Hamas official in Gaza shrugged him off.

The Hamas official said the group had no links to any outside group. He spoke on condition of anonymity, saying the movement did not want to respond formally to al-Zawahri.

By all accounts, Hamas, set to form the next Palestinian government, is not likely to further harm its international standing by joining forces with al-Qaida.

But al-Qaida itself is making an effort "to operate both in the Palestinian territories and inside Israel proper," said Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Regev. A Palestinian security official in Gaza agreed that al-Qaida "is in the process of organizing cells and gathering supporters."

If the group succeeds in establishing a full-blown presence, predicted the Israeli military intelligence official, Israel can expect far larger terror attacks than it has seen in the past.

Another Israeli official said a major concern is al-Qaida's activities in Israel's neighbors, especially Jordan, where al-Zarqawi claimed responsibility for the November 2005 bombings of three hotels that killed 60 people.

Al-Zarqawi also claimed responsibility for a Dec. 27 barrage of rockets from Lebanon into northern Israel, provoking Israeli airstrikes on a Palestinian base in central Lebanon.

The Israeli official praised Egyptian security forces for their performance following two bombing sprees in Egypt's Sinai peninsula _ one in October 2004 and another in July 2005 _ that some have blamed on al-Qaida.

He said Egyptian forces arrested two sets of suspected al-Qaida operatives _ one a month ago and another three months ago _ who were trying to enter Israel through Sinai "most probably carrying explosives."

An Egyptian police official at the Egypt-Gaza border would not confirm or deny the Israeli's account, saying, "It's our job to halt any security violations, that's what we've been always doing, nothing less or more."

Some Israeli officials have expressed concern that al-Qaida operatives from Egypt may have entered Gaza after Israel withdrew from the coastal strip last summer.

But Assem Rashed, a former teacher at a Gaza university, said he doubts al-Qaida could find many backers in Gaza.

"People here are against the attacks in Iraq, Jordan and Egypt. I don't think they will survive, or find much support from the public," he said.

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Boy now wouldn't THAT be sweet if the violence in the middle east born of the swionists came back to haunt them on their own ground.

No American involvement, just israel reaping what they have sewn for so many years.

What would be so Nice about it is that with our heavy involvement in Iraq and the rest of the Arab world watching, the israeli's would have to fight this one on their own.

They could do it and they would do it, but it would leave them alot less free time to contemplate an Iranian attack.

Their time is coming and I applaud and support everyone one who returns the pain and violence to the israeli's where it comes from!!

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Re: Israel May Be Next al-Qaida Battleground
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2006, 04:55:03 PM »
This would be a sympathy grab.  A few busses blown up and Israel gets to rape what's left of Palestine.

I believe al-Qaida is a Zio-US construct.  The binLaden family have been in cahoots with the Bush family and the CIA for years. We trained Osama.  The oil bidness connections with BushI.  Dozens of binLaden family members were flown out of the country on 9-11&12 when all other commercial flights were grounded. 

I don't believe in coincidences of this type.
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Re: Israel May Be Next al-Qaida Battleground
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2006, 04:55:09 PM »
Why deep down White Supremacists are cowards!

Because deepin their souls they knows this is fantasy. Hate is a pleasure and hating is a fantasy.
Where white supremacists ride in on white horses to fight off the bogeymen....Jews.
You can be brave in a fantasy but a coward in real life (like white supremacists are). They fight like white knights (klu klu klan klutzes) the lesser races. Here on NOLAJBS its the Jews.
They derive pleasure from hate which sends them into teeth grinding fury.
But hating gives them the bliss of satisfaction. Being here denies them both.

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Re: Israel May Be Next al-Qaida Battleground
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2006, 05:23:25 PM »

This would be a sympathy grab.  A few busses blown up and Israel gets to rape what's left of Palestine.


I see what your saying, just another setup in a lifetime of false flags.. :-[

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I believe al-Qaida is a Zio-US construct.  The binLaden family have been in cahoots with the Bush family and the CIA for years. We trained Osama.  The oil bidness connections with BushI.  Dozens of binLaden family members were flown out of the country on 9-11&12 when all other commercial flights were grounded. 

I don't believe in coincidences of this type.


Jees, almost to evil to comprehend and you are right there are no coincidences.

Sometimes reality is difficult to believe!!
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2006, 05:28:17 PM »
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Their time is coming and I applaud and support everyone one who returns the pain and violence to the israeli's where it comes from!! ~ Effendi

In trying to spread hate and disinformation all NOLAJS attracted was opposition like me a morons like Effendi. He in all his little boy hurt lashes out. Afraid, he'd rather play hide and seek. (He hass no real core!)

Why do white supremacists care about Arab in Israel or Palestine? They don't! its just a way for them to promote their agenda of racial hate; Against anything non-white. Curiously that includes Arabs as well as Jews, Blacks, etc. Its just that they reside in the USA with 5 million Jews who hold more power in the American political spectrum at this point than the 5 million Muslim immigrants from Arab states and Asia. Trying to side with left wing anti-semites and Arab Islamists (extremists) they attempt to paint a sympathetic picture of nationalistic hatred that destroyed Germany, Japan, and Italy in WW2 (Never mind the resultant Holocaust of Jewish and non-Jewish Europeans). The proof is in the pudding; when these white supremacists actually meet Muslim immigrants it results in persecution and even violence. For them the Mideast is a bloodsport unless they volunteer for the USA's oil ambitions in Iraq.





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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2006, 05:32:05 PM »
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Their time is coming and I applaud and support everyone one who returns the pain and violence to the israeli's where it comes from!!

Effendi, another "Cheerleader of Death"!!!
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2006, 06:08:04 PM »
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Sometimes reality is difficult to believe!!
Truth is stranger than fiction, somebody said. 

Probably Shakespeare, he said everything at least once.
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Re: Israel May Be Next al-Qaida Battleground
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2006, 02:27:20 AM »
Hi Scott

I don't really believe this story. The last time Al Qaeda was supposedly active in the OT it was revealed that they were put up to it by the Shin Bet.

See here  http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/fakealqaeda.html

A big Al Qaeda attack inside Israel would silence any peace movement and  result in the annihilation  of the West Bank and Gaza.
And be another step towards Ertez Israel, which coincidently is starting to take shape now that the Zionists have got their grubby little paws on Iraq.
The fact that Abbas is playing along with this makes me really suspicious of him.
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2006, 10:31:23 AM »
Sounds to me like a setup. I agree with gregor's observation.

It's just another "threat" by Israel to keep the GWOT going. Methinks the "Iran nuke" story just isn't getting the desired response from the USA, or not fast enough. We're dragging butt when it comes to "forcing" the moves of the UN/IAEA/Security Council, and Israel needs us to pick up the pace a little bit.

They must really be getting desperate, if they're prepared to state out loud that al-CIAduh IS a threat in their OWN country. Wonder if they want the US to come in and "occupy" it for them, to make it safe? ;)

Seriously, I'm guessing this is one of many tricks they'll keep pulling out of their azz to continue to convince the US to fight their battles for them. As much bluster as they make about attacking Iran themselves, I doubt they'll do it. Because if they do, they can say hello to Hezbollah's arsenal of missiles, aimed at the majority of their population base.

People forget that just because Israel's neighbors aren't "nuclear," doesn't mean they can't essentially destroy it.
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« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2006, 10:33:37 AM »
I don't really believe this story. The last time Al Qaeda was supposedly active in the OT it was revealed that they were put up to it by the Shin Bet.

Really? That's very interesting. Do you have any links to resources on that? That historical gem explains a lot.
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« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2006, 12:20:14 PM »
Truth is stranger than fiction, somebody said. 

Probably Shakespeare, he said everything at least once.

Speculating ain't truth!!!
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« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2006, 01:40:00 PM »
Hi Dominique

A couple of good links here http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/fakealqaeda.html

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« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2006, 07:16:44 PM »
Thanks, BA!!   +1 :)
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The Israeli Elections - What the Hell has Happened?
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2006, 07:23:24 PM »
The Israeli Elections
What the Hell has Happened?


By URI AVNERY

The most dramatic and the most boring election campaign in our history has mercifully come to an end. Israel looks in the mirror and asks itself: What the hell has happened?

On the way to the ballot box, in the center of Tel-Aviv, I could not detect the slightest sign that this was election day. Generally, elections in Israel are a passionate affair. Posters everywhere, thousands of slogan-covered cars rushing around ferrying voters to the ballot stations, a lot of noise.

This time - nothing. An eerie silence. Less than two thirds of the registered citizens did actually take the trouble to vote. Politicians of all stripes are detested, democracy despised among the young, whole sectors estranged. Those who decided not to vote, but at the last moment relented, voted for the Pensioners' List, which jumped from nothing to an astonishing seven seats.

This was a real protest vote. Even young people told themselves: Instead of throwing our vote away, let's do them a favor. Old people, sick people (including the terminally ill), handicapped people and the entire health and education systems were the victims of the Thatcherite economic policies of Netanyahu, backed by Sharon, which Shimon Peres (of all people) called "swinish".

That vote was a curiosity. But what happened in the main arena?

At the beginning of the campaign I wrote that the whole of the political system was moving to the left.

Many thought that that was wishful thinking, sadly removed from reality. Now it has actually happened.

The main result of these elections is that the hold of the nationalistic-religious bloc, which has dominated Israel for more than a generation, has been broken. All those who announced that the Left is dead and that Israel is condemned to right-wing rule for a long, long time have been proved wrong.

All the right-wing parties together won 32* seats, the religious parties 19. With 51 of the 120 seats in the Knesset, the rightist-religious wing cannot block all moves towards peace any more.

This is a turning point. The dream of a Greater Israel, stretching from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River, is dead.

Significantly, the "National Union", the party that is completely identified with the settlers, has won only 9 seats - more or less like last time. After all the heart-rending drama of the destruction of the Gaza settlements, the settlers remain as unpopular as ever. They have lost the decisive battle for public opinion.

Netanyahu declared that the elections were going to be a "national referendum" on the withdrawal from the West Bank. Well. It was - and the public overwhelmingly voted "Yes".

The main victim is Netanyahu himself. The Likud has collapsed. For the first time since its founding by Ariel Sharon in 1973, it has been subjected to the humiliation of being the fifth (!) party in the Knesset.

The heartfelt joy about this rout of the Right is tempered by a very dangerous development: the rise of Avigdor Lieberman's "Israel our Home" party, a mutation of the Right with openly fascist tendencies.

Lieberman, an immigrant from the former Soviet Union and himself a settler, draws his main strength from the "Russian" community, which is almost uniformly extremely nationalistic. He calls for the expulsion of all Arabs (a fifth of Israel's population), ostensibly in a swap of territories, but the message is clear. There are also the usual hallmarks of such a party: the cult of the Leader, a call for "law and order", intense hatred for "the enemy" both within and without. This man got 12 seats and has overtaken Netanyahu. His main slogan "Da Lieberman" ("Yes Lieberman" in Russian) reminds one of similar historical salutes.

For those who are interested: the fascist group that called for my murder as part of their election program has failed to attain the 2% necessary to gain entry into the Knesset. But, of course, an assassin does not need 2% to follow such a call. (I would like to use this occasion to express my heartfelt thanks to all those around the world who expressed their solidarity.)

The joyful scenes at the Labor Party's Headquarters may seem at first glance exaggerated. After all, the party got only 20 seats, as against 19 last time (to which must be added the three of the small party led by Amir Peretz at the time). But the numbers do not tell the whole story.

First of all, the political implications are far-reaching. In parliament, it is not only the raw numbers which count, but also their location on the political map. In the next Knesset, any coalition without the Labor Party has become impractical, if not completely impossible. Amir Peretz is going to be the most important person in the next cabinet, after Ehud Olmert.

But there is more to it than that. Peretz, the first "oriental" Jewish leader of any major Israeli party, has overcome the historic rejection of Labor by the immigrants from Muslim countries and their offspring. He has destroyed the established equation of Oriental = poor = Right as against Ashkenazi = well-to-do = Left.

This has not yet found its full expression in the voting. The increase in Oriental voters for Labor has been only incremental. But no one who has seen how Peretz was received in the open markets, until now fortresses of the Likud, can have any doubt that something fundamental has changed.

And most important, when Peretz arrived on the scene, hardly three months ago, Labor was a walking corpse. Now it is alive, vibrant, hungry for action. It's called leadership, and it's there. Peretz is on his way to being a viable candidate for Prime Minister in the next elections. Until then, he certainly will have a major impact both on social affairs and the peace process.

That is, of course, the main question: Can the next government bring us closer to peace?

Kadima has won the elections, but is not happy. When it was founded by Sharon, it expected 45 seats. The sky was the limit. Now it has to be satisfied with a measly 28 seats, enough to head the government but not enough to dictate policy.

In his victory speech, Olmert called on Mahmoud Abbas to make peace. But this is an empty gesture. No Palestinian could possibly accept the terms Olmert has in mind. So, if the Palestinians don't show that they are "partners", Olmert wants to "establish Israel's permanent borders unilaterally", meaning that he wants to annex something between 15% and 50% of the West Bank.

It is doubtful whether Peretz can impose another policy. Possibly, the whole question will be postponed, under the pretext that the social crisis has to be addressed first. In the meantime, the fight against the Palestinians will go on.

It is up to the peace movement to change this. The elections show that Israeli public opinion wants an end to the conflict, that it rejects the dreams of the settlers and their allies, that it seeks a solution. We have contributed to this change. Now it is our job to show that Olmert's unilateral peace is no peace at all and will not lead to a solution.

On our election day, the new Palestinian government was confirmed by its Parliament. With this government we can and must negotiate. At the moment, the majority in Israel is not yet ready for that. But the election results show that we are on the way.

* All numbers mentioned in this article are those published with 97% of the votes counted. There may be slight changes in the final count.

http://www.counterpunch.org/avnery03302006.html

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dominique writes:

Well, it looks like the people of Israel have spoken. And, like the US, the majority are sick of their Zionist leadership. But in Israel, they all RECOGNIZE that it is/was Zionist. What's next? This is an important victory that should be used to its greatest potential. Since OUR leadership is directed by THEIR leadership and THEIR leadership is "SUPPOSED" to be a voice of the people, we need to hold them to this. And this REALLY makes BushCorp's Zionists look stupid now if they insist on moving forward with any "Greater Israel" wars, or supporting Israel's violence, since it is now clear that the majority of Israel's OWN PEOPLE don't want that. The platform of the Zionazis that control the USA looks hollower by the second.

Thoughts?
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Re: The Israeli Elections - What the Hell has Happened?
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2006, 07:26:58 PM »
Uri Avnery...radical anti-Zionist. Full-fledged traitor of the first order and chair of Gush Shalom has opposed his own country's existence and worked for its demise for decades.  He is such an extremist that when his own mother died, she cut him out of her will and declared in her will that she regards him as a traitor. Like they say, "Mama knows best!"

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« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2006, 08:12:59 PM »
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This is a turning point. The dream of a Greater Israel, stretching from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River, is dead.

Only just beginning.

Once tensions can be ratched up the Zionist Bankers can instagate a war with the moral high ground in poor, defencless Israels favour.

They dont have much time. With the holohoax falling apart and the sleeping middle class avoiding the "banker sheep run" of Chomsky et.al we find alot of people heading right for the bulls eye. Bankers rule the world and the Satanic conspiricy to declare God dead is Zionist.

War soon...or not at all. Could it be that the end is near for the various Elite? If they cant con the survivors and control the information...how can they pull off Armageddon? When they emerge from the bunkers the wont be able to show their faces in town.

For some strange reason I am full of hope. :( I dont like this feeling.

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« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2006, 05:40:01 AM »
War soon...or not at all. Could it be that the end is near for the various Elite? If they cant con the survivors and control the information...how can they pull off Armageddon? When they emerge from the bunkers the wont be able to show their faces in town.

For some strange reason I am full of hope. :( I dont like this feeling.
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« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2006, 01:04:44 PM »
Thoughts? I have no reason to doubt that Uri Avnery is sincere, if somewhat euphoric - happens when things go our way a bit unexpectedly. There are two premises I know to be wrong (not all of them his : ). The dream is not "Mediterranean to Jordan", and I bet he knows that. Second, it is NewYork-London-TelAviv combine who tells the InternationalCommunityTM what the agenda is. In sixty years, the 'foreign policy' goals never changed, no matter who was in power. The various scams/dressings changed (like Madrid and Oslo), not the goals and certainly not the purpose. In that sense, this election was as irrelevant as all the others before. Not surprisingly, it was a PR exercise. The BBC covered it more than any other election, safe the British one. The most interesting thing for me was watching the US media treading very carefully and with unusual circumspection - read Abrahamoff, Liddy, etc. and of course AIPAC...

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Re: The Israeli Elections - What the Hell has Happened?
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2006, 01:23:27 PM »
Thoughts? I have no reason to doubt that Uri Avnery is sincere, if somewhat euphoric - happens when things go our way a bit unexpectedly. There are two premises I know to be wrong (not all of them his : ). The dream is not "Mediterranean to Jordan", and I bet he knows that.

I agree. But he may have felt it was "pushing it" to say that - kind of like the way Walt/Mearscheimer could have said a lot more in their paper and article, but didn't want to go overboard (or at least, that's the gist I got). Since his point wasn't really to focus on the REAL "Greater Israel" - it was enough to show how the "current" actions of "Greater Israel" - aiming for an Arab-free chunk of land, no matter its size - have been trounced.

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Second, it is NewYork-London-TelAviv combine who tells the InternationalCommunityTM what the agenda is.

Point taken, but let's just say the globalists, Wall Street, the banksters, and so on USE the cause of Israel and ESPECIALLY the calls of its more extremist leadership to continue to buttress "the cause" of Zionism. Take that away, and they might need to start looking around for something new....or do good job of covering up the fact that the tide in Israel is turning.

This, combined with scrutiny of AIPAC, Abramoff, and so on, COULD possibly lead us back to where we all were BEFORE Sept. 11, 2001 -- remember those good old days? Israel was in the hot seat over Palestine, and being righteously rebuked right and left. 9/11 could not have happened at a more opportune moment for them. Seems like the rest of the world gets the big picture on Israel, its the US, who is Israel's staunchest ally, that needs the wakeup call.

Which leads of course, to another frightening conclusion - when the zeitgeist reaches that benchmark of anti-Zionism again, when it seems the worm is turning - that will probably be when our next "false flag" 9/11 hits us.

Oh, well. It's inevitable, anyway. Bring it on and let's get it over with.  ::)
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Re: The Israeli Elections - What the Hell has Happened?
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2006, 04:17:38 PM »
I agree. But he may have felt it was "pushing it" to say that - kind of like the way Walt/Mearscheimer could have said a lot more in their paper and article...
That is an important consideration (that is why I didn't say "should know better", implying deceit). We too often criticize people with a megaphone for not spelling "IT" out. What good would that do? The megaphone would be taken away, or worse - not wise in the long run. It's not that hard to distingush between obfuscation and prudence. We shouldn't automatically assume 'traitor' by lack of heroic stupidity.
I know you don't do that; it just seemed a good occasion to further unity of purpose - 30 views, you know. ;)

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... the calls of its more extremist leadership to continue to buttress "the cause" of Zionism.
I may be wrong, of course, but according to my observations, they are as much flunkies as our DearLeaders. The real power of decision rests with the various shadowy outfits like B'nai Brith, Shin Beth (the enforcers), and ultimately those who control them. Every once in a while they try to fool us by fronting a 'genuine' man-of-piece. Take Shimon Peres, for example. That slimy, murderous, despicable creep makes Sharon look a honest man in comparison, and 'we' bought the whole kit, Nobel Price and all. They, the current Pharisees (Rothschilds are flunkies too, IMO), won't let any popular 'feelings' get in the way of their perfectly evil nuttiness. All that structure analysis is fun but ultimately unimportant. We simply need to peel the onion - we'll know soon enough.

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This, combined with scrutiny of AIPAC, Abramoff, and so on, COULD possibly lead us back to where we all were BEFORE Sept. 11, 2001 -- remember those good old days? Israel was in the hot seat over Palestine, and being righteously rebuked right and left. 9/11 could not have happened at a more opportune moment for them. Seems like the rest of the world gets the big picture on Israel, its the US, who is Israel's staunchest ally, that needs the wakeup call.
Yes, they are clearly in reactive mode, as opposed to the unhampered scheming mode they were accustomed to for so long. Not good for the poor chickens who need to be twirled with ever increasing frequency and energy.

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Bring it on and let's get it over with.  ::)
Yep. Though it would be 'nice' if the inevitable turns out to be not so inevitable after all...