Monday, July 17, 2006


Haven't we already lived these events?

A big earthquake sends a tsunami crashing into a resort. This one's on Java island in Indonesia:
People fled to a local hill to escape the wave on Pangandaran beach in west Java, a woman who identified herself only as Teti told el-Shinta radio station.

"All the houses are destroyed along the beach," she said, adding that she saw at least three corpses laying amid the debris. "Small hotels are completely destroyed and at least one restaurant was washed away."

The tsunami followed a 7.2-magnitude quake that struck deep beneath the Indian Ocean 240 kilometers (150 miles) southwest of Java's western coast at 3:24 p.m. (0824 GMT), causing tall buildings to sway as far off as the capital Jakarta.

It was followed by a 6.1-magnitude aftershock two hours later.
In Afghanistan, democracy has taken root and created familiar mutant fruit. According to the Telegraph in Belfast:
The Afghan government has alarmed human rights groups by approving a plan to reintroduce a Department for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, the body which the Taliban used to enforce its extreme religious doctrine.

The proposal, which came from the country’s Ulema council of clerics, has been passed by the cabinet of President Hamid Karzai and will now go before the Afghan parliament.
Well, that military adventure was certainly worth it, no?

President Bush had no comment on Afghanistan. He did, however, have something to say about Israel's battles with Hamas and Hezbollah:
Bush expressed his frustration with the United Nations and his disgust with the militant Islamic group and its backers in Syria as he talked to British Prime Minister Tony Blair during the closing lunch at the Group of Eight summit.

"See the irony is that what they need to do is get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this s--- and it's over," Bush told Blair as he chewed on a buttered roll.
What they need to do. The identity of "they" remained unclear on Monday. At least that's what they said.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Finally... something I can agree w/Bush on, 100%. Screw this candy-assed "diplomacy" thing... it'll never get us anywhere.

It's this simple: Hezbollah, Hamas, et cetera, want Israel to go the hell away and die. Israel, see, isn't too keen on not existing.

Therefore, two choices remain:

1. Anti-Jew forces "take care of it", once and for all, or...

2. They leave Israel the hell alone, and Israel leaves THEM the hell alone.

Or is that too simple?