• "The Age" blames Israel for ...

    From Mullah Lodabullah@3:800/432 to All on Sunday, January 18, 2009 00:17:36
    ... just about everything.

    Sickening stuff in the business pages of "The Age" (Melbourne), basically blaming Israel for everything from the London & Bali bombings to the loss
    of the World Trade Center ...

    Israelis are living high on US expense account
    Michael Backman
    January 17, 2009

    THERE'S a memorable scene in the Stephen Spielberg film Munich. After
    the 1972 Munich Olympic Games killings of Israeli athletes, prime minister Golda Meir tells confidants she wants to show the plotters that killing Jews "is expensive". She then organises for the assassination of each of the plotters.

    Today, it is Israel itself that has become expensive. Most directly, it is
    very expensive to the US, which subsidises and arms it.

    But Israel's utter inability to transform the Palestinians from enemies into friends has imposed big costs on us all. We have paid for Israel's failure
    with bombs on London public transport, bombs in bars in Bali, and even the
    loss of the World Trade Centre towers in New York.

    It is not true that these outrages have occurred because certain Islamic fundamentalists don't like Western lifestyles and so plant bombs in
    response. Rather, it is Israel - or more correctly the treatment of the Palestinians - that is at the nub of these events.

    The world's Muslims have no head: no overarching caliph or pope equivalent exists - no single power source with whom to negotiate. Instead, Islam is remarkably decentralised. So, how extraordinary that Israel and the West
    have managed to unite this headless, diverse, dispersed grouping without
    any institutional framework, around just one issue u anger at the treatment
    of the Palestinians.


    Full journalistic masterpiece at "The Age" http://business.theage.com.au/business/ israelis-are-living-high-on-us-expense-account-20090116-7j82.html?page=1

    The world's muslims do have a head - the devil, using "allah" as his sockpuppet, and Mo as his false prophet. They are doomed, unless they
    accept God's plan of salvation and eternal life through Jesus Christ.

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