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    • Joel Weltman
    • 06.10.10 | 16:00 (IST)

    The world will always remember Japanese perfidy on 7 Dec 1941, but who remembers the banking seizures and strategic materials stranglehold imposed by the US on Japan, as the last straw for the rising sons a bitches? And who remembers Nasser's grotesque bellicosity and closure of the Straights of Tiran, but does remember the surprise Israeli air attack on the Egyptian Air Force in retaliation? In 1982 Lebanon, who remembers the attempt to divert the Awalli and Hasbani feeder streams away from the Kineret but has visions of hell as IDF armored units ran amok through the Shuf? And so on and so on. It appears therefore that many people of the current generation do not read or even care a whit about historical issues, but instead are totally preoccupied with appearances. If, Israel launches an all out preemptive nuclear attack on Iran, as she surely will have to do PDQ is anyone really going to care about the Hitlerite wannabe virus that ranted and raved against Israel for almost 30 years? In today's dumbed-down wold of internet images and obsessive messaging, appearances and impressions and uninformed opinions are mostly what counts, and I do not see that trend slowing any time soon. And while I do not agree with most of Mark Lincoln's senile silliness on these posts, I too am an old man and really fear for today's YUTE as cousin Vinnny sez. Not only do people not know where all this insanity is going, they certainly care even less about where it came from. It seems Marshal McLuhan (does anyone even know who he was? ) was right on the money— "the massage is all you get when you stare at the boob tube 24/7 you frikking idiot" . But in the case of Israel, a embattled nations gotta do what it has do, come hell or high water. Prepare for the flood.

    from the article: Newly released documents: Division and disarray on eve of Yom Kippur War
    First published 00:57 06.10.10 | Last updated 00:57 06.10.10
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