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Thursday 23 July 2009

ummm gee thanks Hillary but no THANKS!!!

There's been a sudden shift of focus from the US in regards to Iran's nuclear ambitions, the US has changed their position from warning Iran to not become nuclear armed, to stating that they will provide a defense umbrella over Mideast if the Iranians achieve a nuclear capability.

For those of you who doubt the Iranians are 'inches away' from having a nuclear weapon, you might be interested in the just released information from the German government "Germany's Spies Refuted the 2007 NIE Report" which total discredits the US intelligence communities assumptions that Iran is not actively seeking to build nuclear weapons.

Well, apart from the fact, that most people recognize that defensive principle of mutual assured destruction will not stop the Iranian theocracy from using nuclear missiles to wipe Israel off map in seconds, its good to know when the those missiles do come, Hillary Clinton will be busy stating that if there hadn't been 'communications glitches', then cities like Tel aviv would have been protected.
That's really soothing Hillary, when are you moving to Israel???

So when Iran sends nuclear missiles towards the highest densities cities in Israel then, as long as there are no 'glitches' such as the one which has stopped the launch of the intercepting missile because of the communications glitch three times this week then everything 'should be ok.

JERUSALEM — Israeli defense officials say three tests in the U.S. of a missile defense system meant to shield Israel from Iranian attack have been aborted over the past week.

They say an upgraded version of the already-deployed Arrow 2 was being tested off the coast of California. They say communication glitches between the missile and the radar led U.S. defense officials to abort.

They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to disclose details of the tests.

State-run Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. is producing the Arrow together with Chicago-based Boeing Co.

The defense officials say the Arrow 2 was meant to intercept a dummy Iranian Shihab missile. But they say U.S. officials stopped the launch of the intercepting missile because of the communications glitch.

Mr Bagel: Forget the 15 second warning you've got seconds to say goodbye to your loved ones!


Wednesday 22 July 2009

Where's the missing 10 seconds???

Where's the missing 10 seconds???
RE: CCTV recording of Jakarta hotels bombing suspect prior to the explosion (17th July 2009)

Wheres the 10 seconds before the bomb blast? Just before the camera change there is a hotel worker (porter) pulling a trolley towards the restaurant, the security guy behind the pylon notices something with the person he is talking to, he steps out from behind the Pylon to look at the assumed suicide bomber who is heading to the 'lounge' and then the porter is seen turning around walking to the center of the foyer, but in the next camera frame he is shown walking back from the 'center circle of the foyer'. There's at least ten seconds right before the bomb blast which is not shown on the video. Why??? Clumsy editing? Why the camera change right then? Why was the 'Guards' attention standing behind the Pylon, taken by the suicide bomber?

Mr Bagel: Is this clumsy editing? Or is there more to the missing 10 seconds??

Better footage: here
It looks like its actually 1 minute and two seconds gap between the two shots.
Check the time stamp on the videos.

News Org: Various


Sunday 19 July 2009

Another Miracle???

Forget stories of feeding hungry masses with just two pita's it seems the Palestinian Authority has produced an even better miracle.

Just when we've finished hearing about how bad it is with food shortages;
"Gaza residents report severe shortage of basic goods" July 3rd 2009

with Palestinians complaining of not having enough grain and dairy products its amazing that less than two weeks after this article ran on July 3rd, 2009, they're able to set what looks like a new world record for kunafa.

"Palestinians aim for massive pastry record, with 1,765 kilos kunafa"

Yes they've manage to produce the world's largest pastry Kunafa, yes folks all 1,765 kilos of kunafa - a mix of vermicelli, syrup and cheese - it weighed 1,765 kilos (3,891 lbs) and was 74 meters (243 feet) long.

Now I'm sure some smarty might point out that the Kunafa was in Judea and Samaria (incorrectly known as the West bank), and the greater food shortage is located in Gaza, but its poignant to see again just how effective the Palestinian's portray their suffering.

It is with a certain irony that the ynet article quotes a Palestinian complaining:

"Since the siege we pay much more and get a much lower quality. Both in fuel and in all other products the quality is poor."

The quality of goods aren't as good apparently, now there not coming from Israel but rather through the porous network of tunnels from Egypt.

Quality Goods from those Zionist conspirators? Impossible!

Mr Bagel:
Photo credit: AP


Tuesday 5 May 2009

West Bank or Judea and Samaria?

This article reprinted from Israelnow.blogspot.com

One of the biggest distortions that have ever emerged during the Arab Israeli conflict is terminology that has been used on lands, people and so forth. For example Arabs became Palestinians, Judea and Samaria became West Bank, Israel became Palestine, Arab Israeli conflict became Israeli Palestinian conflict and the list continues. All of those distortions deserve their own articles, but here I want to zoom only into the so called the West Bank.

The British Mandate that was established on the ruins of the Ottoman Empire after the World War I, incorporated present day Jordan and Israel under one name Palestinian Mandate. It was supposed to become the home of both Jews and Arabs; Arabs to the east of the Jordan River and Jews to the west. Clearly we have two states Arab and Jewish states side by side. Let me make myself clear that present day Jordan is the first Arab (Palestinian) state. The Balfour Declaration was forged in 1920’s, as we all know that series of events took place between 1920’s and 1947 U.N. Partition Plan among them World War II and Holocaust.

Jewish people were desperate for their own land and were ready to agree to almost anything offered. After independence of Israel was proclaimed Arab bloc unsuccessfully attacked 650,000 Jewish inhabitants of new state. Even though the Jewish State survived this attack the Arabs in Gaza and Judea and Samaria were occupied by Egypt and Jordan respectively before they ever announced their statehood. Now we have Egypt and Jordan who occupied those lands, and guess what none of the Arabs (Palestinians) committed suicide on Jordan or Egyptian lands so they could liberate their so called Palestine.

In 1967, the Six Day War erupted where Arabs once again unsuccessfully tried to annihilate Jews. This time only unlike in 1948 Israeli army was able to conquer vast amount of territory including Judea and Samaria. One would think judging from history that when you are attacked and you win the war you would be able to keep that conquered lands. Like it happened during WWI and WWII, Russia still to this day owns parts of Japan, China, and Germany. France owned Rhinehart that belonged to Germany before WWI. United States still owns part of Mexican territory (Texas, California, Colorado, Utah, Arizona) has anyone seen Mexican suicide bomber? Would France, Russia, or U.S.A. surrender those lands because once upon time they were under control of certain entity? The answer is no. Understanding that Arabs have lost even Judea and Samaria they had to rethink their strategy which brought forth the series of distortions that could help break the Jewish connections to those lands. If you get your hands on old maps even before Israel was established you could locate Jerusalem, you could locate Judea on the map. Since there is a connection that can be seen they had to come up with something that would put an end to this link so Arabs called it West Bank, let me tell you something it is one of the biggest banks in the world they should record it in the Guinness Record book. (It was a joke) Has anyone seen a bank of the river that was as long as the West Bank or even close to that? There is no such a thing. But to our dismay major news agencies, politicians, even Israeli politicians refer to this land as West Bank not Judea and Samaria because Judea=Descendants of Judah=Jews.

Oh no! That can’t be there was a never Jewish presence here, there were no Jewish Temples, and they just came here from Europe to steal our lands. Quick note Jews outnumbered Arabs in Jerusalem 2 to 3, before major migration from Europe took place. So next time when you hear West Bank please know that it incorporates Hebron (Tombs of the Jewish Patriarchs), East Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and so forth. The proper name for these lands is Judea and Samaria because if we use West Bank we delegitimize the Jewish connection to this important to Jewish existence lands. So what is this West Bank or Judea and Samaria is up to you decide when you will name those lands in your next conversation. For me it is Judea and Samaria.

Mr Bagel:
So when are we going to start calling nthe 'West Bank' (Judea and Samaria) by their historically correct names?? The expression West Bank should have no place in our daily discussions and certainly should not be used within Israel's media. The arabs are masters of distortion let us not help them in their process.

Israel Act Now: West Bank or Judea and Samaria

Further Reading:
Palestine Facts: Early History Judea and Samaria

ThanksHattip: thanks to 'Jewish Refugee' for the writing of this article
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Saturday 18 April 2009

Reuters makes a mockery of Journalism again!

This Photo did not appear in the Reuters article

Two Palestinians killed in violent West Bank incidents

By Mohammed Assadi

RAMALLAH (Reuters) - Israeli troops killed a Palestinian protester in the West Bank Friday and a Jewish security guard shot dead a Palestinian who infiltrated a Jewish settlement, also in the occupied area.

...11 Paragraphs, and onto the next page, Reuters 'Mohammed Assadi' decides that this little detail is now worth mentioning...

Earlier Friday a Palestinian with a knife infiltrated a Jewish settlement in the southern part of the occupied West Bank and was shot dead by a security guard, the Israeli army said.

Mr Bagel: Could you call yourself a journalist and work for Reuters? Read the entire article and see just how biased it is!


Tuesday 14 April 2009

A Concise History of the Fauxtography Blogstorm in the 2006 Lebanon War

A Concise History of the Fauxtography Blogstorm in the 2006 Lebanon War
by Stephen D. Cooper, Monday, Apr. 13, 2009

"Whatever the other consequences of the kinetic war between Israel and Hezbollah in the summer of 2006, it gave rise to a neologism now commonplace in the blogosphere. In the blog lexicon, fauxtography refers to visual images, especially news photographs, which convey a questionable (or outright false) sense of the events they seem to depict."

The Story of the Fauxtography Blogstorm

Mr Bagel: If you've had your head in the sand for the last three years and want to get a grasp on the 'fauxtography scandal' that happened during the Lebanese War then this is worthy reading.

Lately there seems to have been a resurgence in media manipulation by Palestinian activists and supporters resulting in very skewed reporting and photography, this distortion is portraying Israel in a very poor light.

Disclaimer: I don't necessarily agree with all the points of view of the author.