Return of the shallow water, multi-headed hydra (aka "flushman") - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Tosefta
    • 02.03.07 | 17:41 (IST)

    In the following, I will give examples of our local hydra`s depth of understanding of issues, especially in real time. The hydra was previously known as Shylock, Zadok the Priest, and various other names. Today it is known as the verbally diarrhetic flushman, harzion, yirmiyahu, yirmi, and who knows what else. Here is what I wrote in the past: Zadok the Priest is also known as Nathan der Weise, Shylock, and Fagin. His style is ugly, full of venom. And he is obsessive to a sick degree. People get tired of this, stop communicating, and the guy has to look for a new identity to fool the innocent. I made it a policy to ignore the man, mostly not read, and never respond to his posts. Am going to continue with this scheme. The good thing about the silent treatment is that you gain time and lose nothing. Zadok/Shylock is peculiarly unable to "read" reality. He can read and quote books, although not evaluate their quality, but what do you do with current events where the book hasn`t been written yet? His own comments on events are painfully naive and shallow, as the following examples will show. 1. "why deal with hizbollah when we have them on the run?" - July 15 Who would imagine Hizballah is "on the run" just 3 days after the initial attack? Just because they wisely move to their bunkers doesn`t make them runaways. Silly, and typical. 2."since we have world enough and time let the army tie loose ends before it does hizballah." - August 1 This is the dreamy explanation given as to why IDF ground troops were hardly used for the first 2 weeks, in what could be the only realistic achievement of the war, a sufficiently wide security strip. 3."what is olmert guilty of? starting a war?but all haaretz journalists including aluf benn supported a war against hizballah." - August 24 How about conducting a war ineptly, and without achievable goals? And if most people supported the war, should the leader be excused for following everybody? In any case, Olmert decided on the war before people knew what was happening. How shallow can one be?

    from the article: Some serious thoughts on Syria
    First published 00:00 02.03.07 | Last updated 00:00 02.03.07
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