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Bloviating Zeppelin: The Match Struck?

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

The Match Struck?

As far as Hezbollah, Syria and Iran are concerned, blood is in the water and ladles of chum are being hurled overboard from the Global Bucket O' Chum.

Animals, primarily predators, can inherently sense fear in their fellow animals and many humans as well. Sharks, for example, know when to strike via their ampullae of Lorenzini, dark pores in the skin that are capable of detecting minute electro-magnetic fields, temperature variations and the weakness of any given item of prey. Their primeval ganglion, formed millions of years ago, are nothing if but efficient.

Islamists in the Middle East are nothing more than the most base of animals. Make no mistake: animals. But very cunning animals, using our history, our thoughts, our media, our very political climate against us.

And our political climate has most definitely changed.

In the past two days the following events have occurred in the Middle East:

Pierre Gemayel, Lebanon’s Industry Minister and son of a former President, was shot dead yesterday in his car in a Beirut suburb. It was the first assassination of a leading anti-Syrian figure in almost a year.

But please realize: not one attempted assassination, but two; one was unsuccessful:

Three hours before Mr Gemayel’s murder, gunmen opened fire at the offices of Michel Pharaon, the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs. No one was hurt.

At first blush: good for him, but of little consequence -- until one realizes:

Under the Lebanese Constitution, a government can continue functioning unless one third of the Cabinet resigns or is incapacitated. The resignations and Mr Gemayel’s murder mean that if another minister is removed the Government will fall.

Resignations, you ask? What is this? Read:

The shooting came a week after six pro-Syrian ministers resigned from the 24-seat Government, plunging the country into turmoil.

This is nothing more than an overt attempted coup of Lebanon by Hezbollah, on behalf of Syria -- controlled overtly and covertly by Iran. And Ahmadinnerjacket. Syria and, by logical extension, Hezbollah acts and dances only but upon the behest of Mockmood Ahmadinnerjacket.

Several of the 52 Americans who were held hostage in the US embassy in the months after the revolution say they are certain Mr Ahmadinejad was among those who captured them.

Hugh Hewitt wrote an incredibly nascent sentence today when he printed on his blog:

If Iran/Syria/Hezbollah are misjudging the impact of the elections on President Bush's ability to conduct the war, the time to communicate such a message is right now, not a week, or a month, or sixth months from now.

Also of GREAT import is this factoid from Yoni Tidi, an Israeli of dual citizenship:

Syrian President Invited to Visit Tehran
00:55 Nov 22, '06 / 1 Kislev 5767

( Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has issued an invitation to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to visit Tehran for talks together with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, according to the Reuters news service.

Al-Assad was invited to join the summit scheduled for the coming weekend between Iraq and Iran. The meeting is expected to focus on how to end Iraqi violence and prevent a civil war.

And so why do you suppose that might be -- considering the past two days' events?

Also today:

Hizbullah Announces $300-million in Support From Iran
02:20 Nov 22, '06 / 1 Kislev 5767

( The Hizbullah terrorist organization announced Tuesday night it has received $300-million in funding from Iran “for the purpose of rebuilding” its infrastructure.

Senior terror leader Naim Kassam told reporters the organization has received funding from other Arab nations a well, but declined to specify which ones, in a report published Tuesday in the London-based newspaper “A-Sharak Al-Awast.”

Kassam added, “Everyone in Lebanon receives money from other countries, but the question is what the conditions are. Hizbullah’s decisions are not influenced by economic support from Iran.”

Look not at each event in and of itself, but step back and take in the perspective in the form for which it was meant to be viewed:

  • The United States are weak;
  • Israel is weak;
  • There is confusion in Western Europe;

There is chum in the water, dear readers.

And, in the United States, I wonder who helped move the buckets on deck? I would submit: both sides of the aisle.

And is this the match strike to ignite the entire Middle East?



Blogger Kip said...

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Tue Nov 21, 11:59:00 PM PST  
Blogger Kip said...

I wish for peace all over the world nothing more. Also have a happy thanksgiving Zeppelin.

Wed Nov 22, 07:00:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Chance: nice thought. Not gonna happen. But nice thought.


Wed Nov 22, 09:19:00 AM PST  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

Syria must go.

Wed Nov 22, 10:54:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

AJ: I posted a comment on your link. To summarize: won't happen. No one has the guts. Absolutely no one. Not now, not in the future.


Wed Nov 22, 04:45:00 PM PST  
Blogger Rivka said...

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Fri Nov 24, 10:09:00 AM PST  
Blogger Rivka said...

Great post once again. You do have a high quality blog indeed.

Syria MUST GO, as must Iran and N.Korea.. BUT, I agree, it won't happen. Too much "political worship" going on amongst our leaders. No real convictions as of late.
Israel is weak, we are weak, europe has always been weak.. Put it all together and what do you have?

It seems if you have an enemy who has won a few side battles, i.e. Lebanon, and the all the proxy fighters Iran and Syria are being allowed to use, they should be emboldened and thereby strengthened in their resolve. You must remember it is a religious resolve and they are seeing this stuff as 'signs' that Allah is telling them to move. You can't beat that kind of thinking with diplomacy and weak resolves. I want to think the best of our latest election, and hope our leaders will make decisions based on conviction and doing what is necessary to preserve our freedoms instead of making decisions based on political grabs for the presidency in 2008 and beyond. Those are usually the self-serving, power decisions that bring nations to their knees in defeat in a time of war. Unfortunatly, that is where we are at with a Pelosi led congress and a possible far-left lib in the White House in 2008. Let us hope for a Regan conservative in 2008. This might give us a chance to remain free as a nation a little bit longer.

I am truly thankful for not just being alive, but for living where I am living.. I am free. I don't wear a burka and get whipped every day for staing my opinion. I can be a Christian, worship freely and not get my head chopped off. I can even share with others about how freeing it is to have a relationship with God through what Jesus did.. Not through anything I have done.. Totally a free gift. For this I am thankful and admit I have taken this freedom for granted many times. Maybe that will be one of my new years resolutions.

Fri Nov 24, 10:21:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Rebecca: what is also particularly distubing to me is that the Europeans are just now beginning to realize the threat the Islam poses to them and are marginally beginning to react to their peril -- banning the birka, for example. The recent post I made about the realizations of Germany, in addition -- they had trod the ground over which we now begin to tread and they have found it mined with massive problem areas. . .

Yet we, as the United States (Freudian: ooops, I first wrote that as the "Untied" States) don our own set of national blinders and apparently cannot learn from those who have gone before us.

THAT is frustration.


Sat Nov 25, 04:27:00 PM PST  
Blogger Rivka said...

That is true, and isn't even MORE frustrating that even Israel doesn't totally get the danger. At least not Olmert. He says Iran is dangerous and it is known IRan wants to blow them off the map, but he keeps acquiescing to the pressure.

You are right about the U.S. not learning from those who have gone before us. If you look back in time, in our history when our leaders had more courage we were a stronger nation. The terrorists are right, we are weakened since the libs berated Bush for his courage and forthrightness fighting terror, and he seems to be backing down and the axis of evil knows it.

Yes, truly frustrating indeed.

Sat Nov 25, 04:54:00 PM PST  

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