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October 14, 2009

A prayer for David's Israel

The Flea's implacable commitment to republishing material that is even more of a downer than I manage on my own means I cannot ignore Fenris' "So long, Israel" much as it pains me (via Blazing Cat Fur).

How and When. Well, all Obama has to do is cut of the supply of fuel and ammunition. This is how Vietnam fell. Jane Fonda and her partisan band of Bolsheviks spread the milk of defeatism and self-loathing, drop by drop, from her perfect Viet Cong curvy breasts. Sure, the Jews have a nuke or two, but can they get a plane off the ground in the last days? Will slagging Damascus stop the raping, pillaging freedom fighters around Haifa? Nope. Without that American muscle, Israel is toast. And you just need to count the days as the elites, the dying media, and the tenured academia, work their caring poison. I say that Obama will pull the plug on Israel. Tell me it is not so. Tell me he is not surrounded by those that will help him pull the plug. Convince me that the media, academia, and elites will stop, delay, or discourage him. Go ahead, try. And when you see the street party in Chicago, dancing to hip hop at the vids of the burning of Israel, maybe you will be convinced.

Not so fast, suggests commenter Nancy.

Israel said yesterday, “If we stand alone, then we stand alone.” This ain’t the Israel that was fed to the ovens. I think this is David’s Israel.

Pray she is right, by all means. And by "pray" I mean stand up and do something.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at October 14, 2009 03:03 AM


It's a legend that Israel fights exclusively with US supplied weapons. They do in fact have an extremely well regarded defense industry (think UZI SMGs and Galil assault rifles, Merkava MBTs and Kfir fighter jets) It might be true that their current aircraft are almost all US origin, the Israelis certainly have the manufacturing capability to keep those airframes running for a long time.

In fact, I wouldn't want to bet against an Israeli pilot in a F-15I vs. a US pilot in an F-15E.

Also, Israel is receiving ~100 F-35 fighters inthe next few years and is aggressively lobbying (along with LockMar, Australia and Japan) to get approval to buy an "export" version of the F-22 which will allow the line to stay open and keep some congesscritter's constituents employed.

Posted by: dpatten [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 14, 2009 12:29 PM