So much important news passed through my hands today that I could hardly keep up with it. One big story concerns a terrorist attack which killed four Israelis at Kiryat Arba in the West Bank.
Because the incident occurred just before the opening of “peace” negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians, some analysts describe the attack as an “attempt to derail the talks”. That’s a misreading of typical Palestinian strategy: deadly attacks just before peace talks are customary, because afterwards the Israelis can be pressured into making concessions just to get the attacks to stop. They are particularly vulnerable to American arm-twisting in this regard.
Another major news story concerns a pair of culturally enriched terror suspects who were arrested after their arrival in the Netherlands on a flight from the USA. They had been cleared for flight by the TSA even though at least one of them was carrying a fake bomb. The operation was almost certainly a dry run for a terror attack.
In other news, Swedish censorship of Sverigedemokraterna’s campaign commercial, plus some of the polling-place practices that are customary during Swedish elections, have caused the Danish governing coalition to demand that Sweden allow the Council of Europe to send election observers to monitor Swedish elections on September 19th.
Meanwhile, that zany Col. Khadafi is acting up again in Rome. While lecturing his captive audience of hired female escorts, he insisted that Europe must embrace Islam as its religion. He said the process of conversion will begin when Turkey joins the EU.
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