Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Braces and Blows

Here is today's editorial in TheTimes with one huge mistake.

"Whether Hezbollah intended to spark such a ferocious response from Israel is uncertain.":

What!!!! Are the Times leader writers living on another planet? Did Nasrallah think the IAF would wait for Olmert's birthday? His Hezbollah fighters had their filthy fingers on the triggers alright, ready to lob as many of their 15,000 missiles over the border before anyone noticed. They were braced for the response and blow the civilian casualties.

Had they any doubts about the size of Israel's air force they only had to search the Internet. Although I wouldn't advise my readers to do that now; the entire world wants to know how many F16s there are in the IAF and all the obvious sites have collapsed from the pressure.


Anonymous DaMav said...

I've been following your blog this past week. Just want to let you know how helpful your perspective has been.

I am an American who is strongly pro-Israeli. With all the bias in the broader media against Israel blogs like yours and Yoni's are like precious jewels. Thank you


11:01 PM  
Blogger DaMav said...

Just to clarify, I have nothing to do with Yoni the Blogger's blog, I just read it regularly.

11:02 PM  
Blogger Jane's Fighting Talk said...

Thanks for your comments. I find them very encouraging. Jane.

7:42 AM  
Anonymous David said...

Am enjoying the blog very much. Thank you for providing such a clear account

7:44 AM  
Blogger tikkles said...

Hi Jane, old pal. Check out this email sent by my owner to his folks. Gives you a little idea of his feelings about the London protests yesterday.

Hi there,

Was great hanging out with you yesterday.

Sorry for my poor show on the tennis front.

My journey back home yesterday was severely lengthened by the protests in the centre of town.

Around Trafalgar Sq, everything stopped, and we were detoured over to Waterloo to avoid Westminster. Waterloo was also blocked. So got out and walked home.

Met lots of protestors. One guy even had a placard on his baby's pram, with a picture of injured kids, saying

"we are all Hizbolla"

(There were apparently quite a few people with this one)

Another thing, which should be funny, but I actually find too grotesque to laugh -

There was a protestor with a Lebanese flag, and wearing a Fidel Castro costume, complete with hat & red star.

Crazy times.



12:25 AM  
Blogger Jane's Fighting Talk said...

Thanks to damav for encouraging words and very kind of you to put me in the same blogging context as Yoni. Am taking a break now (all explained in latest post) and will resume normal service when MidEast pens hit paper.

10:34 PM  
Blogger Jane's Fighting Talk said...

to tikkles - for your poster comments. I noticed though that photos of the manic and terrifying anti-West posters from a London demo, currently doing the rounds, were from the Danish cartoon period and not the current conflict. At least the police got them last time round, but rather like Hezbollah, there will be many more to come.

10:44 PM  

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