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Monday, May 31, 2010

The Israeli Commandos Only Killed Nine?

After watching this video that shows a large gang of terrorists beating Israelis with pipes, there must have been far more restraint exhibited than I would have expected.

The story.

See also "At Least Ten Killed as "Peace Activists" Attack Soldiers."

Every Islamist on board that ship should have been shot.

The footage:

Here's to Israel for limiting the bloodshed.

Quote of the Day

From Maureen Dowd (of all people):
He’s spending the holiday weekend in Chicago when he should be commemorating Memorial Day here with the families of troops killed in battle and with veterans at Arlington Cemetery.
"Once More, With Feeling," New York Times, May 29, 2010

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A look at a president who knew what ordering soldiers to die for their country meant:

Obama was barbecuing wienies at a friend's house yesterday.

On This Memorial Day

From an Iraq veteran's perspective.

Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel T.J. Woodard:

To many Americans, Memorial Day remains a day of stories. Stories about heroes. Stories about valor. Stories about sacrifice. But to veterans like me, Memorial Day is about men and women, friends no longer with us, feelings of emptiness. It's about men like Mike Ottolini and Patrick McCaffrey, Don McCune and Andre Tyson. But it is also about men like Tim Ozmer, John West, James Huff, and Bruce Himmelright. It's about the heroism of Sergeant Rob Johnson, about the incredible things the medics did to keep men alive.

To a veteran like me, Memorial Day is about people. It is about people who gave their all, people who gave of themselves and people who loved their country and their friends more than themselves. It is about those who died, those who suffered horrific wounds, and those who have serious wounds that we cannot see by looking at them.

It is about people who will never be exactly like they were before they went to war. It is about heroes. [link]
On this Memorial Day:
In the long and honored history of America
There are names that shine like beacons in the night
The Patriots whose vision gave us meaning
Who kept the lamp of freedom burning bright

In the long and honored history of America
There are those that paid the last and final price
Who were called upon by chance, or desperate circumstance
To make the ultimate sacrifice

A grateful nation bows its head in sorrow
And in thanks for guaranteeing our tomorrow
The last full measure of devotion
That's what they gave to the cause

The last full measure of devotion
And though they cannot hear our applause
We honor them forever and keep alive their story
Pay tribute to their lives and give them all the glory

The last full measure of devotion
Beyond the call of duty were their deeds
The last full measure of devotion
They gave themselves to serve the greater need

And for those who did survive
And came back home alive
They join in praise of comrades who were slain
And highly resolved, most highly resolved
That these dead shall not have died in vain

 "The Last Full Measure of Devotion"

'The Last Full Measure'

Remember them.  Celebrate them.  Cherish them.

U.S. To Israel: We've Chosen Sides

And yours isn't it.
Israel recoils as US backs nuclear move

Washington's unprecedented backing for a UN resolution for a nuclear-free Middle East that singles out Israel has both angered and deeply worried the Jewish state although officials are cagey about openly criticising their biggest ally.

The resolution adopted by the United Nations on Friday calls on Israel to join the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and urges it to open its facilities to inspection.

The document, which singles out Israel but makes no mention of Iran's controversial nuclear programme, drew a furious reaction from the Jewish state who decried it as "deeply flawed and hypocritical."

But it was US backing for the resolution which has caused the most consternation among Israeli officials and commentators, who interpreted the move as "a resounding slap around the face" which has dealt a very public blow to Israel's long-accepted policy of nuclear ambiguity.

Publicly, the Israel government has not criticised the US position but privately, officials expressed deep disappointment over the resolution, which Washington backed despite intensive Israeli efforts to block it. [link]
What next?  Support for Intifada?

This is shameful treatment of a once-close ally.

Things You Won't Read In The Newspapers

I can't see the New York Times going here:

Does a US Marine in Afghanistan Really Have a Sarah Palin Tattoo on His Butt? You Bet’cha!

That's why we love Michelle Malkin!