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When women are depressed, they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It's a whole different way of thinking. --Elaine Boosler

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Batter UP..It's PuriM!

Soooooooooooo lets see:

US President George Bush yesterday labelled Iran a "grave national security concern" as its leader, Mahmoud Ahma-dinejad, had stated a desire to destroy Israel.

Over 2,000 years ago, the Holy Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar. The Jewish people were then exiled from Israel and coerced to live in Babylonia.

Fifty years later, Babylonia was defeated by Persia.(Iran) Achashverosh was the second Persian king. He ruled 127 provinces from Hodu (India) to Kush (Africa) the largest, strongest kingdom in the world.

Haman, the king's top advisor, obtains a decree to have all the Jews destroyed.

"On the 13th day of the month of Adar," the decree said "you are to destroy, kill and slaughter all Jews, young and old, women and children, all in one day. Their money and property will then belong to you."

In the end, however, through a complex twist of events, Esther the Jewess and her pious uncle Mordechai get the decree reversed, Haman is hanged on the gallows, and Mordechai becomes Prime Minister.

Purim, Judaism's most dramatic, fun-filled dress up holiday where children and adults alike don costumes is celebrated this Tuesday with festivity and rejoicing, sharing and sending food to friends (I hear where there's Jews, there's food ..heh), and giving gifts to the poor.

A biblical scroll known as the "Megillah" is read in all synagogues recounting how a seemingly unrelated series of events spun together to save the Jewish people from annihilation.

And here we are.

According to Kenneth R. Timmerman
"Iran now has the materials to make up to ten nuclear weapons, the U.S. envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency told a closed-door meeting in Vienna yesterday.

..Just how serious is this latest Iranian threat? Should Americans be worried, or --well, laughing? Does the Islamic Republic of Iran have serious military capabilities that could do damage to a nation wielding the world’s most devastating and precise military machine? Or is this just bluster from a desperate coterie of turbaned tyrants?"

Well, sweet readers, the names are really interchangeable...

Iran - Persia

Ahma-dinejad - Achashverosh, Haman

There's only one hitch: The Iran hate machine is churning out daily battle cries for the annihilation not only of the Jewish people this time...

"..Iran’s IAEA delegation said in a statement released yesterday. “But the United States is also susceptible to harm and pain. So if that is the path that the U.S. wishes to choose, let the ball roll.”

Let the ball roll eh?...You nervous?...You should be.

Israel's Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz reminds us what our heroes are made of.

"Mofaz, who met in Germany with state officials, including the defense and foreign ministers,
states.. "the State of Israel has many drawers, containing all it needs in order to defend our citizens.... the State of Israel and the Jewish people will never again face a situation in which our existence is being threatened."

Well, my friends...while the world sits by banking on "diplomatic solutions" with maniacal madmen...
Let the ball roll, he threatens?
Rest assured there's one nation who knows when its time to -
Batter -UP

And guess who's been rumoured to have 'stepped up to the plate'...
that tiny little country known as "ISRAEL".

Happy Purim to all, celebrants and non-celebrants alike!

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Hat tip and a deep curtsy to : Karl M and Iran Watch.

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  • At 10:26 AM, Blogger David said…

    Well, one advantage to living in America's Third World County™ is that the only place within fallout distance from us that might concievably be a target for a nuke would be WallyWorld Central... and prevailing winds would tend to make it of little consequence should Iran choose to strike at the very heart of American Capitalism... ;-)

    OTOH, should America's Third World County™ disappear in nuclear fire, "it is a far, far better place I go than I have ever been..."

    Still, I say that if there ever was a legitimate use of nuclear weapons, it would be as strikes on ALL of Iran's weapons-producing sites.

    Better yet, Big Lizards' Dafydd ab Hugh has a scenario that includes a rough tactical and strategic analysis and recommendations for removing the threat of a nuclear Iran that comprise the best shirtsleeve analysis I have seen. Much better than my "nuke them back into the stone age where they belong" approach.

    And Jerry Pournelle has a long-term strategic approach that I believe is the wisest course of all: remove America's dependence on foreign energy sources ENTIRELY (we have the means, you know) and let the backward oil-pumping states go fish for money. Heck, I'd take it further and suggest producing enough energy to become a major net exporter of energy to the developed world and seriously undercut the backward oil-pumping countries.

    Could be done.

    Take it one step further and blockade the single greatest financial supporter of terrorism, Saudi Arabia, and destroy their desalinization plants. Then sell them the water they need to survive... at about $100 a barrel.

    Iran? In the final analysis, go ahead and nuke them back into the stone age, anyway, *pour encourager les autres* as it were...

  • At 1:12 PM, Blogger Gayle said…

    David is right on. Great post, Angel!

  • At 1:39 PM, Blogger Lady Jane said…

    Great post, Angel!

    And thanks for the link! :)

  • At 3:08 PM, Blogger Ogre said…

    GREAT post! You're right on.

    One thing I find really interesting is that Israel isn't going to fall -- ever. It's simply not possible. Those are His chosen people, and it simply won't disappear -- no matter who tries to destroy it.

    The US might be destined to help, we might not -- but Israel will prevail always.

  • At 6:55 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said…

    David, Youre right on spot with those observations.
    Gayle and Jane..ty ty!
    and Ogre..man its nice to see ya here!

  • At 7:37 PM, Blogger kevin said…

    Hopefully, "let the ball roll" is code for "Let the bombs fall(on Iran)".

  • At 8:24 PM, Blogger Karl m said…

    There is a certain satisfaction in watching the little guy take on the big bad wolf.
    Notice that small blurb in the n.y.times sat 3/11 about the israeli underground forces traversing Iran as we speak, noting area of interest,thanks to the U.S.A and iraq for the travel lane.


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