Articles of the Day 5/29/14: The Kings We Deserve
“TEL AVIV, May 28 (Reuters) – Israel has phased out one of its two types of U.S. attack helicopter in favour of using more drones, military officers have told Reuters, reflecting a need for lighter and cheaper air power to counter Islamist guerrillas on its borders.”
“The Israeli government has agreed to spend more than half the funds the Pentagon provides for its Iron Dome system in the U.S., bolstering the political appeal of the missile-defense system in America.”
“Speaking at a conference on sovereignty for Judea and Samaria sponsored by Women in Green and the Hazon Leumi (National Vision) students’s organization, international lawmaker and former Israeli ambassador to Canada Alan Baker, said that the recent deal for shared power in the Palestinian Authority between the Fatah and Hamas terror groups gave Israel a great opportunity to annex Judea and Samaria.”
“Three days of voting and a low turnout ended with the expected results. Former Defense Minister General El Sisi won an overwhelming majority of 96.5% of the vote. His only rival, Sabahi, received only 3.5% of the vote. Thousands of Sisi supporters celebrated in the streets of Cairo.”
Is Sisi the King of the South and for how long will he honor the treaty with Israel?
All that noise resulted in nothing, apart from newspaper headlines. Tzipi Livni managed to restrain the cabinet decision. Instead of sanctions halting the transfer of funds, sanctions limiting the transfer. The IDF took care of the rest. The coordinator of the government’s activities in the territories, Major-General Yoav Mordechai, went to Bank of Israel Governor Karnit Flug and convinced her to interpret the cabinet’s decision leniently.
Difficult to know where Netanyahu is at these days. He was talking tough on Iran but now nothing. He was releasing terrorists but now he is talking about ‘unilateral’ steps. Like any politician, he wants to play the middle ground. The Lord give us those kings we deserve I guess.
“For those agnostics or atheists who disdain a life lived out of faith in God, I cannot possibly imagine a bleaker existence than to face our collective future as a species, [given that we have lived almost every decade of our lives as a species inventing fresh new ways to kill and maim one another on the battlefield] with no belief in any sort of higher power which would render meaning into the senselessness which makes up more than 90% of mortal existence. I thank God every day that I found Him and walk with Him and in Him. No religion gave me this. No church gave me this. No human being gave me this. God gave me this. It won’t matter what happens to me. What matters is that I love Him and live to follow His path for me in the universe. Death, hell, war, human cruelty and abject idiocy and evil cannot and will not take this from me. I am one of the lucky ones. Glory to God for it. I have faith and my faith will carry me all the way home! Enjoy the maps, odd as some of them are.”