Wednesday, January 12, 2005

A Little of This and That

First something good --

Israeli innovative bandages saving American lives in Iraq
In the Gulf War in the early 1990s, US soldiers fighting on the Middle Eastern battlefield sometimes found themselves using dressings dated from World War II to patch up their wounds. In the present Iraqi conflict, however, American forces are now using an advanced new bandage, developed in Israel, that can save lives by stopping traumatic hemorrhaging wounds, and can also be used as a tourniquet, or a sling. Read more
here.

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There is an organized boycott of Israel that Naomi Ragen is trying to prevent. It involves Caterpillar tractors. Naomi gives lots of useful info about how to thwart them. Check it out here.

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I have felt for a long time that Putin is far more dangerous than Bush lets on (or knows). This next article sort of solidifies my take on the situation:

A cold wind is blowing
By Amir Oren
Russian President Vladimir Putin is a personal friend of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. At least that's what Sharon was seduced into believing, reckoning that he had persuaded Putin two years ago to give up selling advanced anti-tank weapons and planes to Syria. Read the rest here.

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We all know and fear that Abu Mazen is engaged in doublespeak. Check out the following:

"Appearing before cheering crowds last night, Abu Mazen said that the period of the 'little Jihad [holy war] had ended, and now the big Jihad is beginning.' This quote led to a quaint exchange on Israel Radio's morning newsmagazine." Read more
here.

3 Comments:

At 5:05 PM, Blogger Esther said...

Thanks to Naomi Ragen for pointing out the Israeli Radio broadcast story. Here is what she had to say about it:

"With the media all over the world falling all over themselves to bless Arafat's heir, a few things a getting glossed over. For example, the Israeli news media reported that Abu Mazen said that the jihad is now over. But Abu Mazen really said something rather different, and in doing so provided Shimon Peres with yet another opportunity to say something stupid. Note the apologetics of the Israel Radio correspondent."

 
At 9:46 AM, Blogger Gindy said...

If you have time check out the question of the day for today (my first post). I am curious if you heard of this event. Thanks.

 
At 10:59 AM, Blogger Gindy said...

Glad you saw that post. I was curious what you would think. The ADL was all over it.

 

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