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The people in charge are a bunch of sniveling cowards who shouldn’t be in charge of anything more dangerous than a cotton ball.

Pierre provides an erudite version in his post, When Terror Is the Foil, but John Rogers at the Kung Fu Monkey lays it out, down and dirty, in his post, “Wait, Aren’t You Scared?”.

They couldn’t rescue people in New Orleans until the “security situation was stabilized,” because military chopper pilots who dropped through hell to hit a hot LZ for a med evac would be too intimidated to chance the possibility of a gun shot!?! If they hadn’t blocked them, there were dozens of “good ol’ boys” from the bayous with their jon boats ready to help, and if you shot at them you better duck, because they would shoot back.

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August 12, 2006   2 Comments

Guilty As Charged

I have actually used these explosives…as a child. We called them “Poppers” and they were little gray pebbles that “exploded” when you threw them on the sidewalk. That should give you some idea of how unstable TATP is.

The pertinacious penguin, Badtux, is annoyed with the idiotic screening process at airports: Beware the Shampoo of Mass Destruction!

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August 12, 2006   2 Comments

Machiavelli Scores Again

BBC reports that Hezbollah ‘will observe UN truce’. Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said, “We will not be an obstacle to any decision taken by the Lebanese government.”

He also said that Hezbollah would continue fighting as long as Israeli soldiers remained in Lebanon and that includes the Shebaa Farms area, which means that he hasn’t actually changed his position. If Israel stops attacking Lebanon, he won’t send rockets into Israel, but he will still attack any Israelis in Lebanon.

Israel is about to change governments and there will be major changes in the IDF as a result of this invasion. Nasrallah has all of the cards, as the Likud and supporters will find out if and when they talk to the military. If they attack again they will probably finally meet the real Hezbollah army, which will come as a nasty shock, followed by finding out how effective the Kornet missile system is against helicopters.

One loss against Hezbollah is bad, but a second loss would be disastrous for the state of Israel. Hezbollah has slowed its rocket attacks to get ready for the attack it knows is coming after the next Israeli election. The Likud and their allies will want to recoup their pride and that will be a fatally stupid move.

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