Monthly Archives: July 2003
I’m on vacation, back at Hashomer Hatzair’s Camp Shomria, and will be updating infrequently, if at all. I’ll be back in full swing August 12…until then, the green grass is a calling.
Three more soldiers killed in Iraq. And we have yet to know a single name.
Don’t get me wrong, I still support the liberation of Iraq. But those who would give their lives so that others may live free deserve to be remembered.
The congressional report finally released on 9/11 held nothing new:
Representatives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency have said that the report offered little new information and that since the attacks they have taken many steps to expand and improve their counterterrorism efforts – including taking steps to share information and investigate terror threats more aggressively.
And yet how could it have new information when the Administration put up road-block after road-block?
The American people have to start taking accountability seriously.
For all talk of the road-map for Mideast peace, it never was really implemented. Phase I called for an end to incitement and the dismantling of terrorist organizations, both of which were ignored by the Palestinian Authority. On the other hand, the Israeli side did dismantle a number of illegal settlements and return security responsibility to the Palestinian Authority, although, granted, more could have been done.
As Chief News Executive Eason Jordan’s famous op-ed –where he admits CNN’s complicity with Saddam’s regime–fades into the background, Iranians are now accusing it of making a deal with the mullahs. [HT Andrew Sullivan]
CNN is allegedly refusing to air footage taken by an Iranian student agent, who is now in the Mullah’s hands and under their knives. As the most trusted name in news, the only thing you can trust them to do is protect a host country from embarrassment. Together with the BBC I’m starting to feel like we’re stuck in James Bond’s Tomorrow Never Dies.
This photo on Al Ahram portrays just another instance of child abuse by the Palestinians. The children did not take “to the streets of Nablus to demand the release of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails.” They were brought there, used by the Palestinian Authority to further its propaganda efforts.
Children should be left to act as children, and not be recruited to take the place of adults in political protests. And they certainly shouldn’t be called to sacrifice their lives to the cause.