Wednesday, August 16, 2006



By David J. Stoddard

August 28, 2006

On September 11, 2001, two jet airliners, full of passengers, slammed into the World Trade Center towers. Another crashed into the Pentagon and yet another into the ground in Pennsylvania. Everyone knows the story.

Within two hours, 3000 people lost their lives. America was shocked and horrified. Around the world, people displayed emotion ranging from joy to unmitigated horror. Even in the United States some cheered, as horrible as it was. In Muslim countries, the event played over and over to the cheers of thousands. In Mexico City, people cheered and gloated as they burned the American flag, now that America finally got her "comeuppance."

World news media replayed the event ad-nauseum.

People jumped from the towers; choosing instant death on impact over a relatively slow death by burning. These were mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters. I cannot imagine having to make an instant decision about which horrible death I am to suffer. They had the choice forced upon them.

Every single terrorist aboard all four hijacked planes was an illegal alien. I won't go into legal details as to how every single terrorist was an illegal alien but I guarantee it is so.

After 9/11, America staggered in shock.

Meanwhile, Mexico fully expected the U.S. Government to secure our southern border. For roughly three months the human traffic over our Mexican Border slowed to a mere trickle while people waited to see what America was going to do.

After it became apparent that real security measures were only taken against our own citizens, the Mexican Border traffic resumed with an unprecedented intensity. After all, illegal aliens, particularly illegal Mexican aliens, don't present a threat to U.S. Citizens. Do they?

Read newspapers from all over the country. You'll see stories of drunken illegal aliens driving automobiles into innocent citizens. Other stories tell of murders, rapes, robberies, child molestations, home invasions and illicit drug deals. Illegal aliens are selling poison on our streets, killing our police officers, murdering our citizenry and then fleeing back to Mexico where they are coddled and even celebrated. The U.S.-Mexico Border is no more secure today than it was on 9-11.

Currently there are roughly 2 million inmates incarcerated in the United States. According to reliable sources, 30% of those are illegal aliens. According to those same sources, 60% of that 30% are illegal Mexican aliens. According to an investigative reporter with the Washington Times, at any given moment there are 80,000 illegal aliens loose on the streets of America who have been convicted of murder, rape, robbery and child molestations and other serious crimes. They are roaming America simply because the U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement failed to deport them after they served their sentences. Additionally, there are over 375,000 illegal aliens who have ignored orders to leave the United States.

Do the math. This means that currently there are at least 680,000 convicted illegal aliens in jail or roaming the streets of America. These 680,000 illegal aliens didn't go to jail for jumping the border, jaywalking or overstaying their visas. They went to jail for crimes against American citizens. They are murderers, rapists, robbers, home invaders and sellers of poisons. Each of those 680,000 prisoners and convicted felons committed a crime against at least one U.S. citizen. How many of these are carrying guns to be used against the innocent while the U.S. government prosecutes U.S. citizens for carrying the means to protect themselves? In Total there are at least 1,055,000 foreign criminals within America's borders. Are there not enough domestically produced criminals without importing them?

Why were they allowed to enter and remain in America? It is because of the total lack of enforcement of our perfectly good immigration laws. While it is true that some illegal aliens may have come with the benign intent of finding a job and working, it is equally true that it is against the law. Our politicians wink. The cheap labor lobby smirks. The common citizen pays the bill in blood and money.

How many citizens have been victimized over the last two decades of neglect on our borders? A woman was beaten and raped by 5 illegal aliens in New York. Angel Maturino Resendez, the infamous "Rail Road Killer," knifed innocent victims. The D.C. sniper killed innocent Americans. All major cities in the U.S. have had police officers killed by illegal aliens. The tally gets bigger and bigger.

What is the difference between 3000 people dying in the space of 2 hours and 680,000 American victims of murder, robbery and rape taking place over the span of 20 years?

The victims are just as dead as though they died in the WTC. The blood is just as red. The grief is just as intense. The graves are just as deep.

Would anyone argue that murder, robbery, rape and even drug dealing are NOT acts of domestic terrorism? Again, I ask "Don't we have enough domestically produced criminals without importing them?"

With our wide-open borders, our liberal immigration laws that are not being enforced, and 680,000 American victims, we are victimized by illegal aliens. Our politicians are ignoring it. Political correctness and the cults of "multiculturalism and diversity" paralyze our law enforcement agencies. The NCLR, the ACLU, the SPLC and all the other ethic victimology groups are part of the problem. The cities in America that have enacted "sanctuary" policies contribute to the death or victimization of their citizens.

Our President wants to make them legal and reward them with "guestworker" status, in state tuition, social security benefits and more. Bush also wants to let them bring in their extended family. After all, it wouldn't be humane to let the illegal aliens enjoy all those benefits alone, would it?



Jim Kouri, CPP
August 11, 2006

It takes a whole lot to shock me these days, but I must admit that my jaw dropped upon hearing "retired" CBS newsman Mike Wallace gush over Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The "60 minutes" correspondent, who retired last March, was all excited about his exclusive interview with Iranian president, and to be fair it was a journalistic coup.

However, after hearing Wallace discuss the interview with Sean Hannity on his radio show, if I were working for the State Department, I'd investigate whether or not Mike Wallace registered as an agent for a foreign government. Ahmadinejad couldn't buy better spin and publicity.

According to CBS News, Wallace's interview will air on "CBS Evening News" on Thursday and on "60 Minutes" on Sunday.

Wallace -- who has never impressed me as someone with intellectual prowess -- said that the maniacal dictator is "a rather attractive man, very smart, savvy, self-assured, good looking in a strange way. He's very, very short but he's comfortable in his own skin."

I don't know about you, but I smell a dinner date on the horizon for Ahmadinejad and Wallace. I guess it's those cool sheets Ahmandinejad wears that makes Wallace's heart flutter.

He also said that he believes the Iranian president is sincere when he says he wants a world filled with love, peace and understanding. Really. Wallace said that.

Wallace gushed about how Ahmadinejad isn't anti-Semitic, as well, with Wallace reminding us all that he himself is Jewish. He also told Hannity that he believes the man is honest, even though he's said he wants to annihilate Israel, he'd be perfectly willing to have the Jews move to a new country in Europe or the United States.

I could go on, but I won't. My stomach turns when I listen to traitors with metal plates in their heads who masquerade as journalists.

Wallace should have retired years ago. I've always believed he is one of the dumbest journalists in the world, which is a difficult thing to achieve when you consider his competition. Now I believe he's a terrorist supporter. I guess if he's going to be an idiot, he might as well be a useful idiot for some dictator.

One example of this 80-year old, mentally challenged newsman's obvious stupidity occurred during the 2004 D-day Memorial in Europe. Wallace was sitting surrounded by WWII vets shooting the breeze when he complained about President George Bush taking the US into a war with Iraq with a "phony coalition."

"When we fought the Nazis ... when we invaded Normandy we had a real coalition," he said. Right then and there I concluded that Wallace was dumber than I originally thought.

I would have asked Wallace what nations were part of this "real" coalition? The Germans? Nope, we were fighting them. The French? Nope, they were working with the Germans. The Russians? Okay, but they weren't interested in fighting Nazis after signing the Warsaw Pact with Hitler. It wasn't until the Germans invaded the Soviet Union, that they became a coalition partner. (By the way, American leftists were against the war until Hitler invaded the Utopian paradise of the USSR, at which point they became warmongers.)

How about Japan? Part of our WWII coalition? Nope, we were fighting them as well. Spain? Nope, a fascist who supported Hitler ruled. Italy? Nope, Italy was part of the Axis powers.

Austria? Occupied. Belgium? Occupied. Holland? Occupied. Poland? Occupied.

The main players in the allied invasion of Europe were: the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. And Wallace needs his head examined. I believe the plate in his head got jarred loose.

UN Ceasefire Deal Signals How A One World Government Will Position Evil War against Israel

UN Ceasefire Deal Signals How A One World Government Will Position Evil War against Israel -
Bill Wilson

By Bill Wilson, KIN Senior Analyst

WASH—Aug 14—KIN--The end-time clock ticked forward substantially as the U.N.-brokered ceasefire in Lebanon has furthered its goal as becoming a one world government and it has left evil alive to amass an even greater fight that will lead to the end-time battle where Russia, Iran and the other nations of the world come against Israel.

The United Nations has done its job. It has, at least temporarily, stopped a war. The conditions of the ceasefire in the Hezbollah War against Israel are unfair and probably will not stand the test of time. But the United Nations did its job. It’s a poor job at that. And, even further, it is a revealing testimony to the charter of the United Nations. The U.N. is not in the business of right and wrong. It is in the business of stopping bloodshed whenever it arises. The U.N. does not recognize good and evil. In fact, because of its actions, evil prospers and will always be allowed another day to advance its cause. Never count on the United Nations to bring a lasting peace in any conflict.

Such is the case with Israel and Hezbollah. The U.N. ceasefire did nothing to solve the problem. Hezbollah is still intact. Hezbollah withstood an onslaught for 30 days by one of the most powerful militaries in the world, and thanks to the United Nations (including the United States which voted for the U.N. ceasefire resolution), Hezbollah is today claiming victory and the entire Islamic world either publicly or privately praises Hezbollah for its valiant efforts against Israel. Now, thanks to the United Nations, the Lebanese government, which throughout this conflict has stood by Hezbollah and has praised its attacks against the civilians of Israel, will be strengthened and will place its troops as part of the peacekeeping buffer zone between Israel and Hezbollah.

This means is that in the weeks and months ahead, Russia will increase its weapons trade with Iran and Syria. Iran will continue to export weapons, military technology and weapons systems to Syria. Syria will in turn smuggle these deadly products to Hezbollah under the watchful eye of so-called U.N. peacekeepers and with the help of the Lebanese Army. And when there are enough missiles, drones, sophisticated Russian-made anti-tank weapons, Iranian and Russian anti-aircraft guns situated in the civilian areas of Lebanese cities, Hezbollah will attack once again. The Islamic world has successfully manipulated the West into believing its peace propaganda so that it can continue fighting its war against the world.

This U.N. ceasefire will only solidify the forces of evil and allow them to unleash their death culture in greater force against Israel and the West in the times ahead. In Jeremiah 8:11, the Lord says, “They have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, ‘Peace, peace, when there is no peace.’”

Do they have the guts to do it?

Do they have the guts to do it?
Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2006
- written by jerry golden

There is only one way to defeat Hizbullah and Hamas and it doesn’t look like the US or Israel has the intestinal fortitude, in plain old country boy talk, the guts to do it. You cannot negotiate with the Devil, you either defeat him or he defeats you. Islam is on the move in their Global Jihad and if the US and Israel don’t come to grips with the reality of what is in store for them it will be to late in the very near future. The main problem today is Iran and everyone knows it, yet no one is willing to do what has to be done to stop Iran. If we can’t handle them now what are we going to do after they have the nuclear bomb and give it to al-Qaida, Hizbullah and Hamas. As for Hizbullah and Hamas neither could even exist without the support of Iran, they would have no money or weapons and they would have no choice but to surrender.

The solution is not a pretty one, yet it is the only one unless we are ready to surrender to the Islamic Jihad, Iran has to be turned into a giant Glass Factory. There isn’t a country in the world that doesn’t know that is the only real solution, and the only way these fanatics can be stopped. What they are counting on is we don’t have the guts to do it.

Everyone is talking about the 22nd and how Iran or the Islamic Terrorist is going to do some terrible thing on that date. Most believe they will attack Israel with a nuclear bomb, I don’t think so, it is more likely they will hit the US with something big, but not a nuclear bomb. The one thing they know if they send a nuclear bomb to Israel it will most likely be intercepted, but in the event it gets through, and destroys Israel, they know Israel has set up a system that will destroy all of Iran even if Israel is destroyed. So to send a nuclear bomb to Israel would in effect be committing National suicide in a major scale. That logic may be to sane to hold water when talking about a man who thinks it is his Islamic duty to usher on the 12th Imam. Who many are coming to understand will be the same person as the anticipated anti-Christ. They do have the same qualifications and are both to be called on the scene in the last days at the same time. Now before anyone writes me and argues with me about this, I am not saying what I believe I am telling you what millions of other believe.

One thing is certain Israel under the leadership of Ehud Olmert lost it’s first war and not to a Country but to a Terrorist Army. The Arabs are dancing in the streets in Tehran, Gaza, Beirut and all the Arab countries, now they know Israel can be beaten or at least they think so. They didn’t beat the IDF they were able to hold out for a cease-fire because of poor leadership not because of the quality of the IDF. When the dust settles here in Israel there will be a chance of leadership from the top down. And God willing the Likud Party will get back in control. But even that depends on how willing Netanyahu is to start acting like he wants to win the support of the country. In the past election he just danced around and made a lot of speeches to the people in the US while the Israelis just didn’t trust him after his failure as Prime Minister. And brought the Likud from over 40 seats to 13 or so but if there ever was a time for him to start acting like a man who wants to win it is now. He may well be the only chance we have.

I think the only consolation I have in all of this, I know the end from the beginning, you see I read the book and I even know the Author. So somehow we (Israel) will win but only with His help. And God forbid that the Jews of Europe and elsewhere in the world should allow this to deter them from making Aliyah. But God even has a plan to overcome that situation and it is called anti-Semitism on a terrible scale that will cause them to run for their lives to the only place God has provided for them, Israel.

The question is will we be ready to collect them, and there are other ministries waking up to this need as well. Which makes the ground work in Turkey and elsewhere even more important, for if they are not gathered to be collected boats will do no good at all. I am confident that we will have the right boat before long and that the needed finances will come in to overcome this problem. God always provides one way or the other when He calls us to a mission, all we have to do is to keep our eyes and mind on the thing God called us to do.

I have decided to say the following after praying over it I have gone to bed several nights by praying myself to sleep over the needed finances for the larger boat. God has spoke to me on occasions and told me to rest in Him for He was in control. But to say to you that I have been able to stop worrying over the need to be ready for what God called us to would not be telling you the truth. You see God knows you and He knows me very well but He still called us to do things that He knows we can’t do. It is often when we come to that understanding after trying as hard as we can that we hear from Him much like Jacob did after wrestling with the Angel. It was just last night that I heard from God in my Spirit and He told me that He has the right people to supply the needed finances and they already know what they must do. It was then that old me had to say to God yes God but will they do it. I didn’t get any answer to that, but I think the silence was just God saying enough that’s enough. But I have had this spiritual feeling of a certainyy that all will be done on time, and the reason why I feel that way today is I know God can’t and never fails, with or without us.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, for our son Joel and all the IDF soldiers. Pray for this Ministry and your part in it. Shalom, jerry golden

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Israel loses Lebanon war

Israel loses Lebanon war
WND Jerusalem bureau chief says Olmert restrained IDF 'at every turn'

Posted: August 14, 2006
12:07 p.m. Eastern

By Aaron Klein

© 2006
JERUSALEM – In the coming days, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his government ministers will attempt to persuade Israeli voters and the international community that Israel achieved its political and military objectives during its campaign in Lebanon.

Olmert will likely claim Hezbollah's capabilities have been minimized; a strong, armed force will soon be deployed in south Lebanon capable of contending with Hezbollah; and that the political momentum for a new Middle East settlement is now on Israel's side.

In actuality, these claims couldn't be further from the truth. Israel lost the war in Lebanon on all fronts. This is so largely because Olmert refused to allow the Israeli Defense Forces to do its job.

Days after Hezbollah provoked Israel last month by firing rockets into Jewish towns and by ambushing an Israeli military patrol unit killing 8 soldiers and kidnapping two others, the IDF presented Olmert with several battle plans it says could have devastated Hezbollah within an estimated three weeks.

The plans, drawn up and improved upon over the course of several years, called for an immediate air campaign against Hezbollah strongholds in south Beirut; aerial bombardment of key sections of the Lebanese-Syria border to ensure the kidnapped soldiers were not transported out of the country and to halt Syrian re-supply of arms to Hezbollah; and the deployment of up to 40,000 ground troops to advance immediately to the Latani River – taking up the swath of territory from which most Hezbollah rockets are fired – and from there work their way back to the Israeli border while surrounding and then cleaning out Hezbollah strongholds under heavy aerial cover.

To the dismay of military officials here, Olmert did not approve the plan. He initially allowed only a limited air campaign that focused on some high-profile Hezbollah targets, the Beirut airport and roads that led from Beirut into Syria. But the main smuggling routes between Syria and Lebanon, sites very well known to Israeli intelligence, were essentially off limits to the Israeli Air Force because Olmert didn't want his army operating too close to Syria for fear it would bring Damascus into the conflict.

IDF suffers from lack of troops in Lebanon, insufficient air coverage

When Hezbollah met Israel's air campaign with massive rocket attacks against northern Israeli communities, the IDF again presented Olmert with a plan for a large ground deployment to the Latani River. The Israeli Prime Minister – under heavy pressure to step up operations in response to Hezbollah rocket fire – approved only a smaller ground offensive of up to 8,000 soldiers who were not allowed to advance to the Latani.

The IDF was directed to clean out Hezbollah's bases within about three miles of the Israeli border. Small forces, though, did advance further while isolated special operations were carried out deep inside Lebanon.

Afraid of being accused of using excessive force and firing indiscriminately into population centers – charges leveled at the Jewish state anyway – Olmert limited the IAF to strategic bombings only. The air force was not allowed to clear the way for ground troops to enter.

And so the IDF – with a force one fourth the size it asked for – engaged in heated, often face-to-face combat over the course of weeks with a well-trained, well-armed Hezbollah militia that had planned with Iran for up to six years for this battle.

Israeli soldiers found themselves up against Hezbollah gunmen who fought in civilian clothing and hid behind local civilian populations. Well-orchestrated Hezbollah ambushes took tolls on troop battalions. Iranian-supplied advanced anti-tank missiles proved extremely effective against Israeli combat vehicles.

The IDF suffered in very specific ways on the battlefield because of a lack of enough ground troops.

One example was a battle that began July 25. The Israeli army attempted to strangle Bint Jbail, a town of about 30,000 commonly called the "Hezbollah capital" of south Lebanon. Because there were not enough troops to completely surround the strategic village, Bint Jbail's northern entrance was not sealed off, and, according to army sources, hundreds of Hezbollah fighters were able to infiltrate and join with the already 150 or so gunmen inside. The IDF had to contend with a larger Hezbollah contingent as a result. Nine soldiers were lost in heavy fighting the next day. Another 14 soldiers were killed at Bint Jbail the next two weeks.

On several occasions the past few weeks, while heavy diplomacy looked to be gaining momentum, such as during Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice's visits here, the IDF was actually asked by the political echelon to halt most operations and troop advances for up to 36 hours while negotiations ran their course.

Military leaders now charge that some troop battalions, instructed to hold positions outside villages but not to advance, actually became sitting ducks for Hezbollah anti-tank fire, which killed at least 35 Israeli soldiers. After the diplomacy failed, soldiers were ordered to carry on. This piece of information will likely be brought to light by commissions of inquiry already initiated into the performance of the IDF and the culpability of Israel's political leadership.

Hezbollah showed other impressive gains. In what Israel admitted was a major blow to its navy, Hezbollah during the initial fighting hit an Israeli naval ship with an Iranian Silkworm C-802 radar-guided anti-ship cruise missile, killing four soldiers and damaging the warship. It was the first time the missile had been introduced into the battle with Israel. Military officials here said the Israeli ship's radar system was not calibrated to detect the Silkworm, which is equipped with an advanced anti-tracking system.

Olmert turns down 'necessary' military ops

WorldNetDaily was made aware by senior military officials of several meetings in which IDF officials petitioned Olmert and Defense Minister Amir Peretz for a larger ground force and for more heavy aerial cover, or at least for ground troops already in Lebanon to be authorized to reach the Latani River in hopes of cleaning out the villages nearby such as Tyre, from which many rockets are launched into Israel.

The petitions came more frequently as Hezbollah rockets landed further and further south inside Israel.

Tens of thousands of troops were put on standby in northern Israel, but were not allowed to enter Lebanon.

The smaller IDF numbers on the ground in Lebanon carried on, eventually with instructions to create a buffer zone of about 3 miles within which the Hezbollah infrastructure would be entirely wiped out. The zone would do little to stop rocket fire into northern Israel, since most rockets were fired from positions deeper inside south Lebanon.

Officials say the IAF was still restrained from targeting key positions close to the Syrian border in the Bekaa Valley from which intelligence officials say Hezbollah received regular shipments of rockets and other heavy weaponry originating in Iran and transported via Syria. Israel bombed roads in the area a few kilometers from Syria, but many weapons smuggling routes at the border remained intact.

While Syria placed its military on high alert, Olmert told reporters several times Israel had no intention of bringing Damascus into the war.

Last weekend, after Hezbollah rockets killed a record 15 civilians in one day, Olmert's cabinet finally gave the green light for an enormous IDF ground invasion and for an advance to the Latani River.

Many military officials here told me they were elated the IDF would at last be given the freedom to do what it had wanted to do nearly one month ago.

The cabinet, though, left the timing of the new operation to Olmert, who held the advance back until Thursday morning. By Thursday evening, the IDF, which charged ahead from four main fronts, reached the Latani River and even beyond in full force and prepared for an intense battle to overtake the areas used by Hezbollah to fire rockets. The IDF estimated it would need another four to six weeks to successfully wipe out the Hezbollah infrastructure in the areas.

But a day later a cease-fire resolution was adapted. The U.S., perhaps wanting to cut its losses after Israel's month-long poor performance, supported a cessation of military activities in Lebanon.

Hezbollah remains intact, Israel's enemies emboldened

The IDF continued its advance until this morning, beginning to clear out some villages. But not nearly enough gains were made, as was amply demonstrated yesterday when Hezbollah fired over 240 rockets – its largest one-day volley yet – into northern Israel, killing one civilian and wounding at least 26 others.

Now the cease-fire is being implemented. Perhaps it will hold, perhaps it won't. Either way, Hezbollah has won the war. It put up an incredible fight against IDF forces paralyzed by Israel's leadership. The terror group maintains a good deal of its infrastructure in south Lebanon and still has the ability to fire hundreds of rockets per day into Israel.

Even if Israel restarts its larger offensive, Hezbollah still can regain the initiative by carrying out larger escalations, such as firing its long-range Zelzal rockets into Tel Aviv.

Hezbollah is ecstatic about the deployment of "15,000 soldiers" from the Lebanese Army to replace Israeli troops in south Lebanon. The Lebanese Army doesn't have 15,000 standing troops. Aside from a small air force pool, the Army doesn't have a reserve unit from which it can call up large numbers.

The plan, according to Lebanese officials, is to recall Lebanese soldiers who served during the past 5 years, which means many out-of-shape, unprepared ex-soldiers will be charged with protecting the Israeli border. Take into account the sectarian divisions of the split Shiite-Sunni Lebanese Army – with many soldiers sympathetic to Hezbollah's cause – and you have a force that will, at best, do little to contend with Hezbollah, and at worst prompt an internal civil war. Not to mention, the Lebanese Army is poorly armed and ill-equipped.

The cease-fire call for the establishment of a backed-up United Nations force in south Lebanon is also taken as a victory for Hezbollah. The terror group does not believe any international force will be willing to die to defend Israel's borders or that it will have the ability to block the group's re-supply routes between Syria and Lebanon. Hezbollah knows that if the IDF couldn't defeat it, European forces, led by countries opposed to Israel's Lebanon campaign, will be no match.

For Israel, an international force on its borders will impede the ability of the IDF to operate with freedom during any future conflict with Hezbollah.

The Jewish state's credibility took a massive toll when Olmert agreed to the current cease-fire calling for negotiations at a later date for the two soldiers Hezbollah kidnapped. Olmert had repeatedly vowed the war would only stop after Hezbollah returned the abducted Israeli troops, and now the prime minister is ending the war without even vague promises of the soldiers' assured safety or indications they are alive. Hezbollah sees this as a victory.

The cease-fire places the Shebba Farms, territory held by Israel but claimed by Hezbollah, up for future negotiations, granting Hezbollah the ability to claim its fighting brought international legitimacy to its territorial demands.

The cease-fire doesn't place an immediate arms embargo on Hezbollah, but only calls for future talks on stopping weapons transfers to the terror group. This leaves Syria and Iran free to rearm and regroup Hezbollah.

The two state sponsors of Hezbollah, Syria and Iran learned during the last month that they can orchestrate a proxy war against America's Middle East ally at no cost to their regimes. They engineered a tough fight against Israeli forces and came out on top. They will be emboldened to continue their war against Israel and U.S. troops in Iraq at a fevered pitch. Iran smells Western weakness and will forge ahead with its nuclear ambitions.

And terrorists in the West Bank and Gaza are foaming at the mouth. Today, Abu Aziz, second-in-command of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group, told WorldNetDaily that Hezbollah's victory leads him to believe the end of Israel is in sight. He said he realizes now is the time to "attack Israel from all directions."

And so the enemies of the U.S. and Israel are poised for another war. They smell victory, and why shouldn't they? The last month demonstrated that with weak Israeli leadership in place, the Jewish state can be defeated.

Rockets Hit Lebanon Despite Cease-Fire

Rockets Hit Lebanon Despite Cease-Fire
Aug 15 12:33 AM US/Eastern

Associated Press Writer

BEIRUT, Lebanon

Tens of thousands of Lebanese jammed bomb-cratered roads Monday as they returned to still-smoldering scenes of destruction after a tenuous cease-fire ended 34 days of vicious combat between Israel and Hezbollah.

Highlighting the fragility of the peace, Hezbollah guerrillas fired at least 10 Katyusha rockets that landed in southern Lebanon early Tuesday, the Israeli army said, adding that nobody was injured. The army said that none of the rockets, which were fired over a two-hour period, had crossed the border and so it had not responded.

Lines of cars _ some loaded with mattresses and luggage _ snaked slowly around huge holes in the roads and ruined bridges. Many Lebanese expressed shock at finding houses and villages flattened in more than a month of Israeli air and artillery strikes.

Hezbollah fighters hugged each other and celebratory gunfire and fireworks erupted in Beirut as the Islamic militant group's leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah claimed a "strategic, historic victory."

But Israeli Prime Ehud Olmert also claimed success, saying the offensive eliminated the "state within a state" run by Hezbollah group and restored Lebanon's sovereignty in the south.

In northern Israel, residents emerged from bomb shelters, hopeful that the barrage of nearly 4,000 Hezbollah rockets that had rained down on towns and villages since July 12 had ended _ for now. Stores shuttered for weeks reopened and some people returned to the beaches in Haifa, which suffered most from guerrilla attacks.

President Bush said Monday that Hezbollah guerillas suffered a defeat at the hands of Israel and he blamed the guerrilla group for the devastation. "There's going to be a new power in the south of Lebanon," he said.

The conflict left nearly 950 people dead _ 791 in Lebanon and 155 on the Israeli side, according to official counts. An estimated 500,000 Israelis and about 1 million Lebanese, or a quarter of the population, were displaced in the conflict, government officials said.

The truce that took effect at 8 a.m. (1 a.m. EDT) largely held through its first day, although skirmishes between Israeli forces and Hezbollah left six guerrillas killed as both sides promised to retaliate when placed on the defensive.

The odds of a durable end to the fighting depended on the quick deployment of the Lebanese army and an international force into the 18-mile-deep band of south Lebanon between the Litani River and the Israeli frontier.

A United Nations force that now has 2,000 peacekeepers in south Lebanon is to grow to 15,000 troops, and Lebanon's army is to send in a 15,000-man contingent.

Lebanon's Defense Minister Elias Murr said Lebanese forces would be ready to deploy north of the Litani River this week, but that was unlikely to satisfy Israel, which wants a force along the border to rein in Hezbollah.

Murr also said the current U.N. peacekeeping force known as UNIFIL would assume positions vacated by Israel before handing them over to the Lebanese army, and he expected international troops to begin arriving within the next 10 days.

The French commander of UNIFIL, Maj. Gen. Alain Pellegrini, told The Associated Press that additional troops were needed quickly because the stability of the cease-fire was fragile. The region is "not safe from a provocation, or a stray act, that could undermine everything," he said.

France and Italy, along with predominantly Muslim Turkey and Malaysia, have signaled willingness to contribute troops to the peacekeeping force, but consultations are needed on the force's makeup and mandate. Italian Foreign Minister Massimo D'Alema said Italy's troops could be ready within two weeks.

In Jerusalem, officials said Israeli troops would begin pulling out as soon as the Lebanese and international troops start deploying to the area. But it appeared Israeli forces were staying put for now. Some exhausted soldiers left early Monday and were being replaced by fresh troops.

While Israel claimed to have flooded south Lebanon with 30,000 soldiers in its final offensive, an AP reporter who drove Monday from Tyre to the Israeli border and through several destroyed villages along the frontier saw only one Israeli tank.

Humanitarian groups sent convoys of food, water and medical supplies into the south, but the clogged roads slowed the effort. U.N. officials said 24 U.N. trucks took more than five hours to reach the port of Tyre from Sidon, a trip that normally takes 45 minutes.

Israel urged Lebanese to stay out of the conflict zone in south Lebanon, saying it was still dangerous because Israeli and Hezbollah fighters were in the area. "Of course, the army would not open fire on civilians in the area," said Capt. Jacob Dallal, an army spokesman.

The rush to return home came despite a standoff that threatened to keep the cease-fire from taking root. Israel threatened to retaliate against any attacks, while Nasrallah said the militia would consider Israeli troops legitimate targets until they leave.

In a letter sent to the prime ministers of Lebanon and Israel Sunday, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan told the two countries to refrain from responding to any attacks "except where clearly required in immediate self-defense" and warned them against occupying additional territory.

Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz said that aside from the isolated skirmishes that killed six Hezbollah fighters, the cease-fire was holding and could have implications for future relations with Israel's neighbors. Both sides appeared under strict orders to avoid confrontation.

The slain militants "were very close, they were armed, and they posed a danger to the troops," Dallal said. "We're going to shoot anybody who poses an imminent threat to the troops."

Hezbollah was believed to have suffered heavy casualties _ it reported only 68 fighters killed, but Israel said the number was closer to 400.

Olmert also claimed his army largely destroyed the Hezbollah arsenal in the conflict, which began when militants from the Shiite Muslim group crossed the border and kidnapped two Israeli soldiers.

But the guerrilla organization emerged with far broader support in Lebanon and the rest of the Arab world than it had going into the fight, meaning it will be harder for the Lebanese government to enforce international demands for Hezbollah's disarmament.

Now was not the time to debate the disarmament of his guerrilla fighters, Nasrallah asserted confidently after his forces stood toe- to-toe against Israel's vaunted military.

"Who will defend Lebanon in case of a new Israeli offensive?" he asked, sitting in front of Lebanese and Hezbollah flags. "The Lebanese army and international troops are incapable of protecting Lebanon."

But Nasrallah said he was open to dialogue about Hezbollah's weapons at the appropriate time. He also credited his group's weapons with proving to Israel that "war with Lebanon will not be a picnic. It will be very costly."

The militant Shiite Muslim group, sponsored by Iran and Syria, claimed to have killed vast numbers of opponents. The Israelis said they lost 118 in combat.

The civilian toll was enormous _ 692 in Lebanon and 39 in Israel _ and damage to Lebanese infrastructure was sure to run into billions of dollars.

Whole towns and villages in the south were largely flattened, especially along the border with Israel and a broad swath of the Hezbollah dominated suburbs in south Beirut. Bridges and roads throughout the country were destroyed and the Beirut airport remained closed. Israel said it would continue its blockade of Lebanese ports but was no longer threatening to shoot any car that moved on the roads south of the Litani.

Jamila Marina screamed and collapsed when she saw her destroyed home in Yaroun, a mainly Christian village a few miles south of hard-hit Bint Jbail.

"Why did this happen. What have we done to deserve this!" she yelled.

Rosetta Ajaka, also just returned, found her badly damaged home had been used as a Hezbollah outpost. A rocket launcher still sat in the front garden.

The political fallout was significant.

The unity that has governed Israeli politics was expected to quickly fracture. Three Knesset members were ejected from the parliament during an Olmert speech Monday for heckling and several others had called for a commission of inquiry into the offensive.

Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora faced the threat of a government collapse as well, given the task of disarming Hezbollah fighters. The group has two Cabinet ministers and 14 votes in Parliament and could easily undo government unanimity when a vote is taken on the Hezbollah disarmament issue _ as is demanded by the international community.

The dangers for Lebanese civilians were great as well. At least one child was killed and 15 people were wounded by ordnance that exploded as they returned to their homes in south Lebanon, security officials said.

Many of those filtering back in looked dazed, unable to recognize their neighborhoods.

"I just want to find my house," said Ahmad Maana, an old man who wandered back on foot after spending more than a week hiding in the nearby hills.

Experts: London plot not Osama's encore

Experts: London plot not Osama's encore
Terror kingpin said preparing bigger strike on U.S. 'ground'

Posted: August 15, 2006
1:00 a.m. Eastern

© 2006

Homeland security officials doubt the terror plot to blow up U.S.-bound planes over the Atlantic was Osama bin Laden's encore to 9-11.

The White House has described the foiled plot as "a second September 11."

But officials say bin Laden is preparing a larger strike on U.S. soil targeting major U.S. cities. They cite the terror kingpin's message in January in which he warned Americans that sleeper cells were preparing a major new attack "on your own ground."

"Operations are under preparation, and you will see them on your own ground once they are finished, Allah willing," bin Laden said in Arabic.

Some translations have him saying "in the heart of your land" or "in your houses."

The London plot, which may have rivaled 9-11 casualties, still did not involve ground targets.

"While impressive in scale, the damage on the ground would have been limited if anything," a U.S. official said. "It's not the spectacular attack he (bin Laden) is looking for to do maximum damage to our economy."

Terror experts agree.

"There may have been money or a blessing from al-Qaida, but I doubt that this was an operation run by al-Qaida central, by bin Laden himself," says Michael Scheuer, former head of the CIA's bin Laden unit. "It simply wasn't a big enough operation for what they intend, and it didn't occur inside the United States."

Experts say the London plot appears too ad hoc. Planning began only a year ago on the heels of the London subway bombings. Bin Laden's major attacks in the past have involved several years of planning. They've also been led by the A-team of al-Qaida's Martyrdom Brigade, who coordinated with seasoned lieutenants in the network to finance and refine the mission as it developed. The London bomber cells, in contrast, appear to have been composed of fresh recruits who were less disciplined, which may explain why they were caught.

"They're second-stringers," the official said. "He's holding his top operatives in reserve for a bigger operation."

The FBI says there's no evidence al-Qaida has sleeper cells in the U.S.

Of course, that's what the bureau said before 9-11. Former senior DHS official Clark Kent Ervin says the bureau knows of at least 1,000 al-Qaida sympathizers in the U.S. today – a figure he calls "low." And the CIA has presented the FBI director with a list of possible sleeper cell candidates, but he has rejected going after them, arguing they had not yet committed a crime.

Scheuer says bin Laden is lining up his ducks for a massive attack possibly using radiological weapons. The first step, he says, was getting a green light from Saudi clerics to kill possibly millions of Americans with such weapons. Then he offered the U.S. a truce and even recently invited President Bush to convert to Islam – all in keeping with jihadi military doctrine. And he has directly warned the America people on at least two occasions.

As absurd as such moves sound, they are necessary to satisfy any theological concerns among Muslim clerics, Scheuer says. It's more about "preparing Muslims" for the doomsday attacks than Americans.

Experts agree a plausible nightmare scenario involves al-Qaida shipping dirty nukes in uninspected cargo containers bound for ports in New York, New Jersey, Miami, Los Angeles, Houston and near Washington, and then detonating them once they are in position. The technology used could be as simple as GPS transmitters and cell phones. The radiological fallout from the blasts could render the cities uninhabitable for years, crippling the economy.

Experts say that while the disrupted airliner plot is good news, it's not exactly comforting. In 1995, authorities disrupted al-Qaida's so-called Bojinka operation to down planes over the Pacific. Al-Qaida came back six years later with a more spectacular attack targeting New York and Washington.

Tehran Takes Gloomy View of the Lebanon War and Truce

Tehran Takes Gloomy View of the Lebanon War and Truce

August 14, 2006, 3:35 PM (GMT+02:00)

While the damage caused Israel’s military reputation tops Western assessments of the Lebanon war, DEBKAfile’s Iranian sources report an entirely different perception taking hold in ruling circles in Tehran.

After UN Security Council resolution 1701 calling for a truce was carried Friday, Aug. 11, the heads of the regime received two separate evaluations of the situation in Lebanon – one from Iran’s foreign ministry and one from its supreme national security council. Both were bleak: their compilers were concerned that Iran had been manipulatively robbed of its primary deterrent asset ahead of a probable nuclear confrontation with the United States and Israel.

While the foreign ministry report highlighted the negative aspects of the UN resolution, the council’s document complained that Hizballah squandered thousands of rockets – either by firing them into Israel or having them destroyed by the Israeli air force.

The writer of this report is furious over the waste of Iran’s most important military investment in Lebanon merely for the sake of a conflict with Israeli over two kidnapped soldiers.

It took Iran two decades to build up Hizballah’s rocket inventory.

DEBKAfile’s sources estimate that Hizballah’s adventure wiped out most of the vast sum of $4-6 bn the Iranian treasury sunk into building its military strength. The organization was meant to be strong and effective enough to provide Iran with a formidable deterrent to Israel embarking on a military operation to destroy the Islamic regime’s nuclear infrastructure.

To this end, Tehran bought the Israeli military doctrine of preferring to fight its wars on enemy soil. In the mid-1980s, Iran decided to act on this doctrine by coupling its nuclear development program with Israel’s encirclement and the weakening its deterrence strength. The Jewish state was identified at the time as the only country likely to take vigorous action to spike Iran’s nuclear aspirations.

The ayatollahs accordingly promoted Hizballah’s rise as a socio-political force in Lebanon, at the same time building up its military might and capabilities for inflicting damage of strategic dimensions to Israel’s infrastructure.

That effort was accelerated after Israeli forces withdrew from the Lebanese security zone in May 2000. A bunker network and chain of fortified positions were constructed, containing war rooms equipped with the finest western hi-tech gadgetry, including night vision gear, computers and electronics, as well as protective devices against bacteriological and chemical warfare.

This fortified network was designed for assault and defense alike.

Short- medium- and long-range rockets gave the hard edge to Hizballah’s ablity to conduct a destructive war against Israel and its civilians – when the time was right for Tehran.

Therefore, Iran’s rulers are hopping mad and deeply anxious over news of the huge damage sustained by Hizballah’s rocket inventory, which was proudly touted before the war as numbering 13,000 pieces.

Hizballah fighters, they are informed, managed to fire only a small number of Khaibar-1 rockets, most of which hit Haifa and Afula, while nearly 100 were destroyed or disabled by Israeli air strikes.

The long-range Zelzal-1 and Zelzal-2, designed for hitting Tel Aviv and the nuclear reactor at Dimona have been degraded even more. Iran sent over to Lebanon 50 of those missiles. The keys to the Zelzal stores stayed in the hands of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards officers who were in command of Hizballah. Nasrallah and his officers had no access to these stores.

But Tehran has learned that Israel was able to destroy most of the 22 Zelzal launchers provided.

That is not the end of the catalogue of misfortunes for the Islamic rulers of Iran.

1. The UN Security Council embodied in resolution 1701 a chapter requiring Hizballah to disarm – in the face of a stern warning issued by supreme ruler Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in person in the early days of the war. Revolutionary Guards commanders went so far as to boast: “No one alive is capable of disarming Hizballah.”

The disarming of Hizballah would therefore be a bad knock to the supreme ruler’s authority and prestige as well as a disastrous blow for the deterrent force so painstakingly and expensively fashioned as a second front line to protect the Islamic republic from a safe distance.

2. Hizballah’s ejection from South Lebanon, if accomplished in the aftermath of the ceasefire, would moreover deprive Tehran of the sword hanging over Israel’s head of instantaneous attack.

For the sake of partial damage control, Tehran handed Nasrallah a set of new instructions Sunday, Aug. 13:

First, to find a way of evading the ceasefire and keeping up war operations against Israeli forces.

Second, to reject the proposal to disarm before the Lebanese government meets on this Monday afternoon. In fact, that meeting was called off after Hassan Nasrallah sent a message to the Lebanese ministers flatly refusing to have Hizballah give up its weapons in the south. He also turned down a compromise proposal handed him later, whereby the Lebanese army’s first mission after deploying in the south would be to help Hizballah evacuate its fighters with their arms to positions north of the Litani River.

The strategy evolving in Tehran since the ceasefire went into effect Monday morning requires Hizballah to employ a range of stratagems – not only to prevent the truce from stabilizing but to stop the Lebanese army from deploying n the south and, above all, the entry of an effective international force.

Furthermore, Hizballah is instructed to stretch the military crisis into the next three of four months, synchronously with the timetable for a UN Security Council sanctions-wielding session on Iran.

According to exclusive reports reaching DEBKAfile’s sources, the Iranian government believes that Israel and the United States are preparing a military operation for the coming October and November to strike Iran’s nuclear installations. It is therefore vital to keep the two armies fully occupied with other pursuits.

Iranian leaders’ conviction that the Lebanon war was staged to bamboozle them rests on certain perceptions:

As seen from Tehran, Israel looked as though it was carrying out a warming-up exercise in preparation for its main action against Iran’s nuclear program. The Israeli army was able to explore, discover and correct its weak points, understand what was lacking and apply the necessary remedial measures. They therefore expect the IDF to emerge from the war having produced novel methods of warfare.

They also have no doubt that the United States will replenish Israel’s war chest with a substantial aid program of new and improved weaponry.

From the Iranian viewpoint, Israel succeeded in seriously degrading Hizballah’s capabilities. It was also able to throw the Lebanese Shiite militia to the wolves; the West is now in a position to force Nasrallah and his men to quit southern Lebanon and disarm. The West shut its eyes when he flouted the Resolution 1559 order for the disarmament of all Lebanese militias. But that game is over. The Americans will use Resolution 1701 as an effect weapon to squeeze Iran, denied of its second-front deterrence, on its nuclear program.

Tehran hopes to pre-empt the American move by torpedoing the Lebanon ceasefire and preventing the termination of hostilities at all costs.

President Bush said Hizballah started the Lebanon war and was defeated. Hizballah can no longer act like a state within a state

President Bush said Hizballah started the Lebanon war and was defeated. Hizballah can no longer act like a state within a state

August 14, 2006, 11:56 PM (GMT+02:00)

UN resolution 1701 marked a pivotal moment in the Middle East, said the US president. He was speaking to reporters after consulting with secretaries of state and defense on transforming the military to meet the 20th century war on terror in Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan. He again accused Hizballah of starting the crisis with its sponsors Syria and Iran, rocketing Israeli civilians and using civilians as human shields. “Hizballah was defeated but if I was Hizballah I would also claim victory.” But the people of the region must realize that what they did caused many people to lose their lives and much suffering. They declared war on Israeli without the knowledge of the elected government in Beirut. The responsibility also lies with state sponsors of terrorism, Iran and Syria. UN peacekeepers must stop Hizballah from being a state within a state and seal off the border with Syria, through which Iran ships arms to Hizballah. Iran is backing armed groups in Iraq and Lebanon and it must stop. The conflict in Lebanon is part of the greater war on terror. The difference between Israel and Hizballah is that when civilians are killed, Israel grieves, while Hizballah celebrates. Under the UN resolution, Israel has the right to defend itself.

Nasrallah Is Already Carving out Lebanon’s Future

Nasrallah Is Already Carving out Lebanon’s Future

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report

August 15, 2006, 1:47 PM (GMT+02:00)

President George W. Bush and prime minister Ehud Olmert in speeches on Aug. 13 laid down the law on the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701. Bush said the motion marked a pivotal moment in the Middle East and would end Hizballah’s state within a state.

This term was borrowed from an earlier Lebanon reality: The stranglehold Yasser Arafat’s PLO held on South Lebanon and Beirut in the 1970s.

Tuesday morning, an Israeli spokesman emphasized that Hassan Narallah “must” obey the Security Council resolution. If he failed to do so, Israel “would have to do the job.”

DEBKAfile’s exclusive sources in Beirut report that Nasrallah’s machinations represent a reality which is a world away from this kind of rhetoric:

1. He has notified Lebanese prime minister Fouad Siniora that the only concession he is willing to make with regard to the Hizballah presence in South Lebanon is to avoid exhibiting his fighters’ weapons in a demonstrative fashion.

2. Hizballah forces in the South will not oppose the deployment of Lebanese troops and a strengthened UNIFIL force, so long as they understand who their hosts are, namely Hizballah. The inference here is that foreign peacekeepers’ steps will be dogged by Hizballah fighters. This action nullifies the injunction to the Beirut government to assert Lebanese sovereignty in every part of the country, which was stressed by the US president in his speech.

3. Siniora must stop referring to Hizballah’s disarmament else Hizballah ministers and MPs will topple his government by withdrawing their parliamentary support.

Nasrallah is not standing aside for anyone – certainly not the US-backed Siniora government - to carve out a new future for Lebanon. His men are already out consolidating his “state within a state.” Rather than wait for government or international assistance to repair destroyed villages in the south, Hizballah volunteers are on the spot helping the returning refugees to start reconstruction work. Just as Olmert talks about rebuilding northern Israel after it was pummeled by 4,000 Hizballah rockets, so too does Nasrallah use the language of a national leader in reference to the ravaged South.

Monday, Aug. 14, in his 10th televised speech of the war, the Hizballah leader made no bones about being short of funds, but said his men would be on hand to help with repairs.

This device is a neat way of opening the door for Hizballah fighters and cadres to reach their former bases, fortifications and bunkers facing the Israeli border, in their capacity as volunteers and aid workers donating their services to the national reconstruction effort.

To rebuild his depleted South Lebanon army, Nasrallah also quietly ordered all Hizballah fighters in the north, the Beqaa Valley and Baalbek, to pack their bags and head south with their families.

DEBKAfile’s sources add: Scrutiny of the refugees flooding back to the south since the ceasefire declared Monday morning by Israel shows that this traffic was kicked off by the massive transfer of Hizballah’s cohorts to the south in the guise of distressed refugees. International television cameras recorded the first families in cars, all showing the V sign, displaying placards of Nasrallah and honking loudly, as they headed back to their flattened homes in the south.

Hizballah thus regrouped in the south by a smooth, rapid maneuver, which pulled in its wake a wave of genuine refugees. Israeli troops left to secure the south were helpless to halt this tide. The jammed roads also block off Israel’s lines for supplies and reinforcements.

The IDF spokesperson had little choice Tuesday but to announce troop withdrawal within days.

So, whether or not Hizballah was defeated as the US president claimed matters little: Nasrallah has had the last word in the current round of the war.

How will this affect the deployment of the Lebanese army and Unifil?

DEBKAfile’s sources report US ambassador in Beirut Jeff Feldman as pressing the Lebanese premier hard to do something about the situation. But Fouad Siniora finds himself in dire straits. When he broached a plan to confine Lebanese troops to the nine Lebanese-Syrian border passes, instead of a complete deployment in the south, he was greeted with a blunt threat from Damascus. Assad, conversing with a visiting delegation of Egyptian Nasserites, remarked Hizballah’s battle had taught him there are other options beside peace. Then, turning to Beirut, the Syrian ruler added that it was time for the Siniora government to go.

In any case, Hizballah has managed to clog the roads and the destroyed bridges to the south with swarms of refugees, so blocking the region off to access by the Lebanese units.

The Americans have proposed organizing with French help an amphibious landing by sea at Tyre. Our military sources add that this idea appears to be a non-starter because no Lebanese army units have ever trained in commando beach assaults. But even if they manage to reach the shore, they will walk into the arms of their Hizballah “hosts.”

DEBKAfile: Nasrallah is transferring his entire fighting force from northern Lebanon to the South

DEBKAfile: Nasrallah is transferring his entire fighting force from northern Lebanon to the South

August 15, 2006, 9:35 AM (GMT+02:00)

The rockets and guns were silent up to Tuesday morning, Day 2 of the ceasefire – although during the night Hizballah fired six mortar rounds at Israeli troops who returned fire without suffering casualties. However, the swelling numbers of returning Hizballah fighters with their families are jamming the roads south – also blocking the deployment of the 15,000-strong Lebanese force ordered by UN SC resolution 1701 to take over the South and disarm Hizballah. The Hizballah are moving back into their still undamaged bunkers and fortified civilian dwellings opposite the Israeli border. Therefore, while thousands of displaced people in Israel and Lebanon head back to their ravaged homes, DEBKAfile’s military sources report trepidation about the durability of the ceasefire which Israel declared Monday morning. Everyone is talking about the inevitability of a second round. Hours after the ceasefire went into effect Monday morning, 6 Hizballah fighters were shot dead in three incidents with Israeli troops. Israeli forces inside Lebanon will hold their positions until a strengthened international force and the Lebanese army take over. The discharge of reservists called up for the war begins at the end of the week although the Lebanese defense minister promised to move his men into position by then only north of the Litani. Northern Israelis towns and farms face immense reconstruction and recovery projects after Hizballah’s 33-day rocket blitz. (Picture of Nahariya hospital) After night fell, Hizballah staged victory celebrations in Beirut, while its leader, Hassan Nasrallah proclaimed a “historic and strategic victory” over Israel. Hizballah fighters in uniform directed the traffic in Beirut and took up police duties. Nasrallah also promised his men would help repair destroyed villages in the south.

Iranian Warns Israel to Fear Missiles

Iranian Warns Israel to Fear Missiles

Associated Press Writer

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- An Iranian hard-line cleric warned Israel on Tuesday that Iran's long-range missiles will land in Tel Aviv if the Jewish state attacks Iran, state-run television reported.

Ahmad Khatami, a mid-ranking cleric, said Israel should bear in mind its monthlong war with Lebanon's Hezbollah guerrillas before considering any threats against Iran.

Boasting that Hezbollah's 40-mile range missiles "turned Israel into a country of ghosts," Khatami declared that Israel would face dire consequences if it "makes an iota of aggression against Iran."

"They must fear the day (Iran's) 2,000-kilometer (1,250-mile) range missiles land in the heart of Tel Aviv," he said.

Khatami is a Friday prayer leader in Tehran and a member of the Assembly of Experts, a clerical panel that has the power to choose or dismiss Iran's top leader, but he is not considered a government official.

Tehran perceives international criticism of its nuclear program as carrying a potential threat of military action. The U.N. Security Council has given Iran until the end of August to halt its uranium enrichment activities, or face potential sanctions.

Israel has remained in the background as the United States and several Western allies have stepped up claims that Iran seeks to develop nuclear arms - an allegation Iran denies. But Israel has made no secret that it takes a dim view of Tehran's nuclear aspirations.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has repeatedly called for Israel to be destroyed.

Many in the U.S., Europe, the Arab world and Israel accuse Iran of having fueled the warfare in Lebanon through its close ally, Hezbollah, in a bid to show its regional strength. A U.N.-imposed cease-fire took effect Monday, ending more than a month of fighting between Hezbollah and Israel.

Iran, like Hezbollah, viewed the end of fighting as a victory over Israel.

Iran's parliament speaker Gholam Ali Haddad Adel told a session of parliament Tuesday that "Hezbollah's victory broke the image of Israel's non-defeatability."

Khatami's comment about Iran's long-range capabilities appeared to refer to an upgraded version of its Shahab-3 missile, which is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and reaching Israel and U.S. bases in the Middle East.

Iran's military test-fired a series of missiles during large-scale war games in the Persian Gulf in March and April including a missile not detectable by radar that can use multiple warheads to hit several targets simultaneously, a development that raised concerns in the United States and Israel.

After decades of relying on foreign weapons purchases, Iran's military has been working to boost its domestic production of armaments. Since 1992, Iran has produced its own tanks, armored personnel carriers, missiles and a fighter plane. It announced in early 2005 that it had begun production of torpedoes.

Monday, August 14, 2006

The facts plain and simple.

The facts plain and simple.
Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2006
- written by jerry glden

Before the removal of Ariel Sharon from Israeli politics he gave us the Kadima Party made up mostly of MK’s who had given up on the Zionist Dream of Israel being a Jewish State, many with corruption charges hanging over their heads. He made sure that his crony Ehud Olmert who was number 33 on the Likud list would be in charge of this new Party that would continue his planned destruction of the Jewish State of Israel. Many believe this is part of the New World Order and that Sharon was simply a traitor.

What Sharon has left us is the first Israeli Government to lose a war, and any one who thinks Israel hasn’t lost this war "so far" they just don’t realize what has happened. Hizbullah has won in many ways, they are now known in the Arab world as the power that did what all the Arab Countries together couldn’t do, they stood up to the IDF and made them agree to a cease fire, not giving us back our two soldiers. Now the rest of the world will feel the pain of this Israeli defeat as Hizbullah goes after other targets.

What is the sadist of all, these IDF soldiers knew they could mop up the Hizbullah but their Prime Minister and his Defense Minister who neither have any military experience held them back until it was to late. Yesterday Hizbullah killed 19 possibly 24 of our boys. They shot down one of our choppers and we don’t know right now if the 5 on board are dead, captured or in hiding, the fighting is so intense around the down chopper that the IAF can’t get in to rescue them. And this from a Terrorist army.

Now we have a situation where the IDF has the Hizbullah surrounded from the north and the south, and the anti-Semitic organization called the UN has called a cease-fire mostly organized by the French with the US signing on. It would seem to me that the fighting would continue with or without this cease-fire, because the IDF has to now come through the territory occupied by the Hizbullah in order to get back into Israel. In fact, the fiercest fighting seen so far will come in the next few days as the IDF comes south from the Latani River.

Let me mention again, for our Prime Minister to mismanage this war so terribly causing so much death and destruction and then too sign a cease fire with the UN without getting our two soldiers back is a disgrace. Surely he will be kicked out of the Knesset as soon as this is over. Not one Israeli I know of wants him to continue after his colossal failure as PM.

In the mean time I don’t hear anything from Netanyahu, I know it is not proper for an MK to speak badly of a Prime Minister during the time of war, but surely this is a different set of circumstances. It’s not that I am a great fan of Netanyahu like most reading this report. I still remember that it was he who helped bring us Oslo, he is the one who started the land for peace and it was he who could have stopped the Disengagement of Gaza but he was taken under the influence of Ariel Sharon. But it seems he is the only one capable of taking the reigns at this time. And he tells us here in Israel that he has learnt his lesson. One thing is certain it is the Likud Party who can lead this country back to what we Jews have all come here for, a Jewish Zionist State.

I looked in the eyes of some or our boy (young men) who returned from the war in Lebanon they were confused and not able to understand the leadership and why this is happening to them. This is a small country and we have lost many soldiers and those coming back knew them, they will blame this Prime Minister for the rest of their lives.

This war isn’t over yet regardless of what the UN says, the next few days possibly weeks will prove that. But one thing is certain, this Israeli Government is not listening to the Jews of Israel, but they will hear them loud and clear when it is over.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, for our son Joel and all the IDF soldiers. Pray for this Ministry and your part in it. Shalom, jerry golden

It’s time to say yes to God, and say,what would you have me to do?

It’s time to say yes to God, and say,what would you have me to do?
Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2006
- written by jerry golden

Had the Islamic Terrorist been successful in blowing up 9 fully loaded transatlantic airliners at least 4,000 would have perished, if they would have blown them up over cities across the US it would have terrorized the whole country and possibly the entire world.

But something else would have happened; it would have so severely hurt the airlines that for months possibly longer only a hand full of folks would even be willing to travel by air. This would have dealt a terrible blow to the world economy and crippled tourism worldwide.

Why am I elaborating on this I will tell you why, sooner or later they will be successful we are talking about spiritually sick evil people, they will not be stopped by negotiations or threats of defensives measure such as home land security. Being totally defeated can only stop them, this is a war we win or we lose, and I don’t think you want to entertain the thought of what happens if you lose.

As for this ministry, I’ve been saying for many months something like this will happen; here in Israel all they have to do is shoot down one airliner coming in or out of Israel. There will be no more flights for months possibly years, and the only way that Jews will be able to get here is by boat. We are very close to being ready; we like many other ministries we just can’t seem to get the needed finances to finish the job. We are very close now and I know it will happen, possibly I am not being patience enough, but that is no new problem between God and me. I know in my heart and soul that God is speaking to many but the one thing Believers like others just don’t want to let go of their money. If they could only see the future as I have they would know how little of importance money really will be when it is all said and done.

Weak Leaders will cost Israel far too much.

I just watched the Israel TV they interviews many on the streets of Tel-Aviv. I was amazed at the responses coming from the most liberal part of Israel. Every one interviewed said to a person, the IDF must be allowed to finish this job or Hizbullah will become far more dangerous to us in the near future than they are today. No one could believe that our Prime Minister would agree to this UN resolution, not only does it not allow the IDF to finish what they went into Lebanon for, but there is no guarantee that we will ever get our two soldiers back.

To think that our Prime Minister would agree to allow UNIFIL who is known to assist Hizbullah will now be in charge once again with our security. I wrote an article back on the July 21st "The IDF needs your prayers tonight". In it I spoke rather harshly about the Leadership here in Israel. So I won’t elaborate on that too much here, but time has proven that criticism to be correct. Most military strategist are stating now that had Olmert sent in overwhelming force Israel would have taken control of southern Lebanon within the first week and that possibly we would have lost far fewer lives. Certainly our cities and town would not have suffered over 3600 katyushas, counting now over 70 dead civilians. And our hospitals would not be full of wounded civilians. But to add insult to injury Olmert now is willing to agree to a UN resolution that in effect gives Hizbullah a victory for standing up against the third strongest military in the world. Giving Hizbullah the strongest recruiting tool they ever had.

The IDF is at this hour trying to do in the next 24 to 48 hours what they could have done in the first week, hoping and praying that their Prime Minister will not stop them from finishing the job. For they also know their reputation as the defender of our people is at stake as well.

We (all of us) are in a war that we cannot afford to lose, and if we don’t start acting like we know what is at stake losing is a very real possibility. Islam has declared war on all non-Moslems; the so-called moderate Moslems are only recruiting grounds for the fanatics for the Koran says very plainly and straight forward to please Allah you must convert or kill the Infidel. It says very clearly they cannot be a real friend to the people of the Book, (Jews and Christians).

For those of us who have been called to bless the Apple of His Eye, Israel, we need to have tunnel vision and be about getting the job done. I know the time is coming soon when the only way for Jews to get from Europe to Israel will be by boat, when I first started saying that I was called crazy and even worse, but as the days go by, it is becoming easy for everyone to see. I am also trying my best to put together routes and safe houses in the US as well, there are even Believers and supporters of this ministry in other countries are asking for my help. I am sure they all know there is a limit to what I can do but there is nothing I wouldn’t do to save Jewish lives.

The one thing we must do is purchase the larger boat, every time I get ready to buy one, I hear from God that it isn’t large enough. I now feel that I have a better idea what He wants. I am asking you to pray like never before, so much is at stake, not only for those we will save, but for you as well.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, for our son Joel and all the IDF soldiers. Pray for this Ministry and your part in it. Shalom, jerry golden