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Land for Peace Again? Oh, Pullease

The experts predicted that Obama’s surge in popularity after bin Laden’s demise would quell like the waves at low tide.  And on the heels of his latest Middle East announcement, the experts were right. 

Now Obama is giving the old land for peace routine to the Israelis.  The last time they tried that, the Palestinians turned their vacated synagogues into garages and everything else into rocket launching pads.  So much for that brilliant idea.  

The bottom line is that the land was won in a war, though the president and much of the world refer to it as “occupation.”  For anyone else it would be “annexation,” even for the Hutus.  Though for the Israelis, and by extension all Jews, it is an “occupation.”  And don’t bother confusing anyone with the facts.   

If the president wants us to all get along, then he is going to have to try another tactic.

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Enough to Give Even an Alien an Ulcer


Some say that UFO’s like to visit our planet whenever there’s a disaster. Maybe they show up at rush hour or during car accidents. I think I’ve seen some in their cars. Some say that they visit just to meander.  My neighbor, who appeared eccentric, though sober, said that he saw one hovering around the hospital across the street.

An online report said that even the royal family has an interest as well. One photo showed a field in England that had lots of large circles in it, and the caption said that Queen Elizabeth was interested in how they got there. And since they apparently show up for major events, some in the royal family are supposedly expecting them at the end of the month for the royal wedding.

In that case, the aliens must spend a lot of time in the Middle East. Some may even be in those crowds for all I know. The latest incident, aside from the daily bombings, burnings, looting and riots, is last week’s murder of three UN workers and four guards in Afghanistan in retaliation for a Florida pastor burning a Koran.

The Afghanis had a right to be upset. Most people would have been had someone desecrated their holy book. But these guys will use any excuse to take offense and torch, ransack, loot and kill.

Not only shocking is how the mob expressed themselves but the official reaction to the murders. In response to the burning of the Quran, Staffan De Mistura, the top U.N. envoy in Afghanistan said that “Freedom of speech does not mean the right of offending culture, religion or traditions.” Prime Minister Karazi merely condemned the burning of the Muslim book.

It’s enough to give even an alien an ulcer.

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