LA2AL-Quds

soon and very soon

Saturday, April 29, 2006

You had me at 'psychopath', Ehud.

126 Days.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Sure, build your wind turbines. Just no where near my multi-million dollar compound. Typical liberal hypocrisy. Have another drink, Ted.

"Training session" in Gaza

I always wonder what part of stopping 15 year old suicide bombers involves jumping through flaming hula-hoops , but what do I know?

Yeah, it's called protecting the American people. No thanks to the Washington Post and the NY Times who gladly leak classified information which endangers both citizens here and our soliders abroad.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

3 More Explosions Rock Sinai. Peacekeeping forces attacked this time.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

He's baaaaaaaaaaaaaack. And he's not a happy camper.

Abu Musab! Good to see you, you son of a pig you! You look like you're eating pretty well these days. The life of a mujahadin is rough, ehh?

Sinai Bombing Update
Egypt now says two suicide bombers and a time bomb caused the three explosions that killed 22-30 people, injured 150, at two cafes and a supermarket of the Red Sea resort of Dahab in eastern Sinai Monday night,

The casualties appear to be European tourists on their Easter break and Egyptians. There are no immediate reports of Israeli casualties. Few remained in Sinai after the Passover holiday ended last week.

The blasts occurred a day after Osama bin Laden released a new audiotape threatening the "Crusader Zionists."
Ten days earlier, Jordanian intelligence warned the Palestinian leader Abu Mazen that al-Qaeda was holding a 10-man cell ready in N. Sinai or Gaza for a large-scale attack in Gaza. The cell was said to be under the orders of Abu Musab al Zarqawi in Iraq. The Egyptian authorities are now trying to find out if this is the same cell or that the Egyptian leader was fed a red herring.

Sirens wail as Israel pauses to mark Holocaust
Israelis observe 2-minute silence in offices, schools, streets; Katsav warns of calls for Israel's destruction.

Motorists standing at attention on an Israeli highway as sirens mark Holocaust Remembrance Day on Tuesday.

Monday, April 24, 2006

LOL.

Bombing in Sinai. At least 10 Killed. Probably al-Qaeda trying to spread West into Israel and Egypt.

A year ago, 88 people, many of them tourists, were killed in a triple blast at Sharm el-Sheikh to the south of Dahab. Two years ago, many Israelis died in multiple al Qaeda attacks in Sinai.

This year, Israelis joined the stream of foreign tourists to Sinai after Egypt informed Israel and the United States that its security forces had cleared the al Qaeda cells out of their sanctuaries in the central Sinai Hilal mountain range and the Bedouin tribes and the peninsula resorts were now safe.


For the first time in three years, Jerusalem did not issue a warning to Israeli travelers to stay clear of Sina for the Passover holiday which ended last week.

How ironic that this was held on 4/20

So UBL's new tape is out as you know. The Counterterrorism blog has pointed out 10 things:

1. Hamas: Despite the fact that we (including Ayman Zawahiri) warned (Muslim Palestinians) not to take part in elections in general, the victory of Hamas shows that there is a "Crusader Zionist War against Islam." Cutting foreign aid to the Palestinians because of Hamas victory proves that war.

2. The public (in the West and the US), despite our warnings, continues to reelect these Governments, pay taxes to these Governments, and send their children to fight against us. They (civilians) are therefore part of the war against us. They are responsible for any harm that would be caused to them.

3. Sudan: The Bashir Government is failing in stopping the Crusader War in Sudan. The Crusaders (Britain) has pushed the southerners (Blacks) to separate. The US has armed them and is supporting them. And now, because of tribal tensions in Darfour, the Crusaders are planning on intervening there. We are calling on the Jihadists to fight them in Darfour and Southern Sudan.

4. Long War: We're calling on all Jihadists, particularly in Sudan and the Arabian Peninsula to prepare themselves for a long war.

5. Danish Cartoons: We are asking the Danish Government to remit the Cartoonists to al Qaida.

6. Saudis: We criticize the Saudi Monarch for refuting the idea of Clash of civilization. There is a clash led by the West against Islam.

7. Arab Liberals: Jihadists must silence the Arab and Muslim liberals. (A list has been established, but it wasn't aired).

8. Education: We warn from any change that would affect the educational curriculum in the Arab and Muslim world.

9. Arab TV: We warn against those TV stations airing into the region and propagating Crusader propaganda.

10: Truce: We offered a truce to the West (US and Europe) but their public refused to accept it. They will only blame themselves.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Yeah, you said that one already. Get some new material.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Hu Heckled

On China TV: As Hu was speaking when yells of protesters became audible, the screen went black. When the feed came back the screen once again went black when woman was again heard. During CNN International's post-speech commentary, at mention of south lawn heckler, the screen also went black again. The CNN feed returned when the incident ended.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Suicide bomber kills six in Tel Aviv attack

Islamic Jihad (Iran) claims responsibility.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

You know when Peres is mixing it up that Iran is about to get their clock cleaned. Stay tuned.

untenable

One entry found for untenable:

Main Entry: un·ten·a·ble

Pronunciation: -'te-n&-b&l

Function: adjective

1 : not able to be defended

2 : not able to be occupied

un·ten·a·bil·i·ty /"&n-"te-n&-'bi-l&-tE/ noun

SEE: Islamic Republic of Iran

Friday, April 14, 2006

...Tick...Tock...

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Return to the Lord, your God!
The Lamentations of Jeremiah
Aleph. How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people!
She is become as a widow, that was great among the nations!
She that was a princess among the provinces is become tributary!
Beit. She weepeth sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks;
Among all her lovers she hath none to comfort her: All her friends have dealt treacherously with her; they are become her enemies.

Gimel. Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and because of great servitude;
She dwelleth among the nations, she findeth no rest: All her persecutors overtook her within the straits.

Daleth. The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn assembly;
All her gates are desolate, her priests do sigh: Her virgins are afflicted, and she herself is in bitterness.

Heh. Her adversaries are become the head, her enemies prosper;
For Jehovah hath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions:
Her young children are gone into captivity before the adversary.

Vav. And from the daughter of Zion all her majesty is departed:
Her princes are become like harts that find no pasture,
And they are gone without strength before the pursuer.

Zein. Jerusalem remembereth in the days of her affliction and of her miseries all her pleasant things that were from the days of old: When her people fell into the hand of the adversary, and none did help her, The adversaries saw her, they did mock at her desolations.

Khet. Jerusalem hath grievously sinned; therefore she is become as an unclean thing; All that honored her despise her, because they have seen her nakedness: Yea, she sigheth, and turneth backward.

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Return to the Lord, your God!

ירמיהו פרק א
א דִּבְרֵי יִרְמְיָהוּ, בֶּן-חִלְקִיָּהוּ, מִן-הַכֹּהֲנִים אֲשֶׁר בַּעֲנָתוֹת, בְּאֶרֶץ בִּנְיָמִן. ב אֲשֶׁר הָיָה דְבַר-יְהוָה אֵלָיו, בִּימֵי יֹאשִׁיָּהוּ בֶן-אָמוֹן מֶלֶךְ יְהוּדָה, בִּשְׁלֹשׁ-עֶשְׂרֵה שָׁנָה, לְמָלְכוֹ. ג וַיְהִי, בִּימֵי יְהוֹיָקִים בֶּן-יֹאשִׁיָּהוּ מֶלֶךְ יְהוּדָה, עַד-תֹּם עַשְׁתֵּי עֶשְׂרֵה שָׁנָה, לְצִדְקִיָּהוּ בֶן-יֹאשִׁיָּהוּ מֶלֶךְ יְהוּדָה--עַד-גְּלוֹת יְרוּשָׁלִַם, בַּחֹדֶשׁ הַחֲמִישִׁי. {פ}
ד וַיְהִי דְבַר-יְהוָה, אֵלַי לֵאמֹר. ה בְּטֶרֶם אצורך (אֶצָּרְךָ) בַבֶּטֶן יְדַעְתִּיךָ, וּבְטֶרֶם תֵּצֵא מֵרֶחֶם הִקְדַּשְׁתִּיךָ: נָבִיא לַגּוֹיִם, נְתַתִּיךָ. ו וָאֹמַר, אֲהָהּ אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה, הִנֵּה לֹא-יָדַעְתִּי, דַּבֵּר: כִּי-נַעַר, אָנֹכִי. {ס}
ז וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֵלַי, אַל-תֹּאמַר נַעַר אָנֹכִי: כִּי עַל-כָּל-אֲשֶׁר אֶשְׁלָחֲךָ, תֵּלֵךְ, וְאֵת כָּל-אֲשֶׁר אֲצַוְּךָ, תְּדַבֵּר. ח אַל-תִּירָא, מִפְּנֵיהֶם: כִּי-אִתְּךָ אֲנִי לְהַצִּלֶךָ, נְאֻם-יְהוָה

Let's get ready to rummmmmbbbbbbbbbbbbblllllllllleeeeeeee!!!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Tenebrae Wednesday
So tomorrow night is one of my favorites in the Church's liturgical year, the Wednesday of Holy Week which means: Tenebrae.

Tenebrae is the name given to the service of singing lamentations belonging to the last three days of Holy Week. Originally, Matins on these days, like Matins at all other seasons of the year, were sung shortly after midnight, and consequently if the lights were extinguished the darkness was complete. On Friday the candles and lamps were gradually extinguished during the three Nocturns, while on Saturday the church was in darkness from beginning to end, save that a single candle was kept near the lectern to read by. All this suggests, as Kutschker has remarked, that the Office of these three days was treated as a sort of funeral service, or dirge, commemorating the death of Jesus Christ.

The noise made at the end of Tenebrae undoubtedly had its origin in the signal given by the master of ceremonies for the return of the ministers to the sacristy. But at a later date others lent their aid in making this knocking. For example Patricius Piccolomini says: "The prayer being ended the master of ceremonies begins to beat with his hand upon the altar step or upon some bench, and all to some extent make a noise and clatter." This was afterwards symbolically interpreted to represent the convulsion of nature which followed the death of Jesus Christ.

I went to the Tenebrae service at the Church of the Sepulchre in Jerusalem my first year in Israel and it was distracting to say the least. First of all because of the infighting between Christian sects, the Church closes every day by about sundown (a respected Muslim family of Jerusalem opens and closes the Church every day, so as to minimize infighting between the sects). All this means that you can't have a traditional Catholic Tenebrae service at its appropriate time of the day. It was held in the afternoon, in Latin, and there was just too many tourists crawling all over the Church in 400 different languages.

The Tenebrae services at Notre Dame were always very spiritual experiences for me, so I hope tomorrow night's service at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle lives up to the ND standard.

Monday, April 10, 2006

The French surrender....to themselves? Well, it does have precedent...see the French Revolution, and the Vichy regime. Viva la Revolucion!!!

Muslims are so good at misrepresenting their own faith that they've decided to start perverting Christianity too!

So then bring it, babykillers...

In other news, the family that fights togther...dies togther...

And the IDF breaks up another Jihadist terror cell, good show!

Morrissey's New Album, "Ringleader of the Tormentors", Opens at No.1

Third No. 1 U.K. Album for former Smiths lead-man. I've downloaded the single "You Have Killed Me" from iTunes and I highly recommend you do the same. It's definitely better than his previous work "Morrissey, You Are the Quarry", even if some of the songs on the album run together.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Have a blessed and steadfast Holy week!


"The dual substance of Christ - the yearning, so human, so superhuman, of man to attain to God, or, more exactly, to return to God and identify himself with him - has always been a deep inscrutable mystery to me. This nostalgia for God, at once so mysterious and so real, has opened in me large wounds and also large flowing springs.

My principal anguish and the source of all my joys and sorrows from my youth onward has been the incessant, merciless battle between the spirit and the flesh.

Every man partakes of the divine nature in both his spirit and his flesh. That is why the mystery of Christ is not simply a mystery for a particular creed: it is universal. The struggle between God and man breaks out in everyone, together with the longing for reconciliation. Most often this struggle is unconscious and short-lived. A weak soul does not have the endurance to resist the flesh for very long. It grows heavy, becomes flesh itself, and the contest ends. But among responsible men, men who keep their eyes riverted day and night upon the Supreme Duty, the conflict between flesh and spirit breaks out mercilessly and may last until death.

Struggle between the flesh and the spirit, rebellion and resistance, reconciliation and submission, and finally - the supreme purpose of the struggle - union with God: this was the ascent taken by Christ, the ascent which he invites us to take as well, following in his bloody tracks.

Every moment of Christ's life is a conflict and a victory. He conquered the invincible enchantment of simple human pleasures; he conquered temptations, continually transubstantiated flesh into spirit, and ascended. Reaching the summit of Golgotha, he mounted the Cross."

- From the introduction to nikos kazantzakis's the last temptation of Christ.

Israel captures second al Qaeda operative Friday - in IDF raid of Hizme village northeast of Jerusalem

A Palestinian, he was recently recruited by the fundamentalist Islamist organization for terrorist attacks in the Israeli capital. A Saudi national, Abdul Rahman Al-Atwi, 36, who was first assigned an operation in Cairo, has been jailed in Israel for ten months. He was picked up at the Allenby Bridge crossing from Jordan when he tried to reach the West Bank.

Last week, Jordanian intelligence briefed Palestinian Authority chairman Abu Mazen on the al Qaeda networks established in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, which call themselves Salahedin’s Victory Brigades. He was warned that they had taken to using Palestinian women as couriers for moving instructions, weapons and explosives, a method employed by Abu Musab al Zarqawi in Iraq.

This may be just the beginning of what Israeli and Jordanian intelligence officials have been fearing for some time...
the spread of al-Qaeda into Jordan and Israel with the help of the Palestinians.

We probably should've done this after they bombed our embassy in Beirut in 1983. The state of the world would probably a hell of a lot different today if we had.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Peres at Vatican: Pope Benedict XVI may visit Israel in early 2007 (AP)

Monday, April 03, 2006

This whole McKinney affair is just a commentary on the state of dometic national security in this country. That a Member of the House of Representatives, the most crucial legislative body of the American Republic responsible for drafting laws to keep Americans safe, believes she is above a security check to get into a US government building, is a tragic illustration of just what a joke American security really is.

If you can't "beat them" , join them.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

It was often said of the Norwegian that his team could beat you badly one year, but you liked him so much that you looked forward tocompeting with him the next year.

Terrorists in the UK planning more attacks?

The Cherry Blossoms really are quite impressive...






From the Economist...
Blossoms and booze; What cherry-blossom-watching tells us about two great cultures

THE arrival of spring raises an important question. Is it better to admire the cherry blossoms drunk or sober? In Japan, the consensus is "drunk". When the sakura bloom, Japanese people sit in parks getting raucously sloshed and contemplating the transience of life, as symbolised by those briefly spectacular flowers. Everyone agrees that alcohol heightens the experience.

Not so in Washington, DC. America's capital ought to be a great place for hanami (flower-watching) parties. The Tidal Basin below the Mall is surrounded by some 3,000 cherry trees—a gift from Japan in 1912. The annual National Cherry Blossom Festival, which began on March 25th, involves copious amounts of art, fireworks and light opera. But no drinking. Open a Bud beneath the opening buds and you risk arrest. How do visiting Japanese feel about this outrage?

They may be too polite to say. "Drunken hanami parties are fun, of course. But they can be vulgar too, with all the karaoke machines," says Naoki Ito, a tourist. "Actually, I prefer it here," says Kyoichi Shimazaki, a Tokyoite who works in DC. The cherry blossoms in Japan may be prettier (to a purist), but in America the lack of carousing makes it easier to admire them without interruption, he says. He adds that, given the lack of fences around the Tidal Basin, if people were to get as drunk here as they do in Japan, they would fall in.

Washington's blossoms are better to photograph, offers Mr Ito: "In Tokyo, there are always buildings or telegraph poles in the background." And it is so crowded that young salarymen have to camp overnight in public parks to reserve prime blossom-viewing spots for their bosses. That would not happen in America, he reckons.