It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע

How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes
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11 June 2009

By The Banks of the Litani: Spies and Lies, and Related Bonus: Iranian Plutonium for Al-Qaida?

Something is going on in Lebanon. Reports are coming out that a number of suspected Israeli spies have been arrested. The Lebanese Telecommunications Minister, Gibran Bassil, made the accusation this past Tuesday that Israel was garbling cellular communications in Lebanon.

The cellular network in Lebanon is considered to be incapable of supporting all of Lebanon's users. It's not a stretch to assume that, considering this occurred around the elections in Lebanon that traffic was up and the network couldn't sustain it.

Bassil mentioned that he made claims a couple months ago that Israeli interference might take place. Is it possible? Never say never. But when you consider the fact that Israel has used cell phone technology to assassinate terrorist leaders I have a feeling that a country that doesn't have a sustainable cellular network is not going to be able to detect the sources of Israeli interference as Bassil has claimed.

But perhaps they could do it with some help with a group already in Lebanon. Would this be Hizbollah? Nope. Try UNIFIL.

That's right folks, the UN body that was put in place following the Hizbollah's kidnapping of Israeli soldiers and the subsequent poorly conceived campaign waged by Ehud Olmert against Hizbollah which, like Operation Cast Lead, failed to finish the job, despite Kadima's claim of victory, let slip that it is involved with seeking out Israeli spies. Is it me, or does that sound a bit out of their mandate? Anyway, as part of the treaty, yet another piece of crap that Israel had no business signing, UNIFIL was supposed to be responsible for making sure that Syria was no longer funneling Iranian weapons to their terror proxy in Lebanon. They have failed miserably at this mission. In fact, if you scratched the surface, I would suspect you'd find that UNIFIL enabled the weapons trafficking, as reports are that Nasrallah and his cast of idiots now has rockets with greater range than they had in 2006.
According to JPost, Israel Channel 1o reported the story:

According to the report, the UNIFIL activity was uncovered two days ago, during a video conference conducted between the Spanish defense minister and various Spanish military commanders stationed throughout the world, in which the commanders briefed the minister on their military operations. In a video aired by Channel 10, the Spanish UNIFIL commander was seen reporting that his troops had been engaged in "looking for Israeli spies."

"I would like to note the continuation of operations that were conducted this week, searching for an Israeli spy ring." he began. "A number of arrests were made."
Now that we have evidence that UNIFIL has been helping find alleged Israeli spies, I think it's safe to say that at best they have been turning a blind eye to the weapons traffic, and at worst are serving as the conduit.

It has also been reported that two Israeli sisters were arrested with passports showing conflicting originations.

Now here's another little wrinkle to the story. Again, from JPost
Two Hizbullah operatives arrested recently in Azerbaijan for allegedly plotting to attack the Israeli Embassy were caught with Iranian passports and were working on behalf of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards as well as al-Qaida, Azeri news reports have reported.

According to new details revealed this week, the two men - identified as Karaki Ali Muhammad and Najmaddin Ali Huseyn - were caught with Iranian passports that they used to enter Azerbaijan.

In addition to the embassy, the cell planned to attack a Jewish community center in Baku as well as the Gabala Radar Station that Russia leases from Azerbaijan and is located in the north of the country.
Here's a little geography quiz. What radical Islamic country seeking nuclear weapons, and currently being appeased by the Marack Pajama administration, borders Azerbaijan? If you said Iran go get yourself a Klondike Bar.

And isn't it interesting that the supposed Israeli spy ring roundup is happening while two Lebanese Hizbullah operatives are on trial in Azerbaijan? Why yes, it is very interesting.

There are more details from The Daily Star, which also mentions the Iran/Al-Qaida connection. Interesting that Western anti-terror sources say the attack on the Israeli Embassy was revenge for the assassination of Imad Mughniyeh, but there is no mention of the motive for the planned attack on the radar station.

So what do we really have here? I think we have Iran shitting its pants that Israel, possibly with the help of the Russians, or Saudis, or a number of other nation states that have a vested interest in making sure Iran's nuclear ambitions are bombed back to the Stone Age, is going to launch an attack against them and do just that. If the Iranians are desperate enough to take on the Russians in this capacity then they must consider it possible for Israel to accomplish the mission. I think it might also be safe to say that the Russian S 300 Defense Missile system sale to Iran is in the toilet.

And what can we say about the link that is being made between the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Al-Qaida? Perhaps mutual interest in radicalizing Azerbaijani Muslims? Iran is shiite, Al-Quackers is Sunni. I think it's very safe to say that if this link is true and correct, that Al-Qaeda expects to be the beneficiary of nuclear material from Iran which it could use against Israel, Saudi Arabia, and of course the United States; all common enemies between the two.

As the clock runs out on the Iranian nukes issue, the game is afoot. I told you things were getting really interesting...and now deadly.

Aren't you glad that Marack Pajama is going to sit back and do nothing while Iran produces plutonium that is looking like it is heading into the hands Al-Qaida?

Can we impeach him NOW?!?


Ron said...

Thanks for posting this, Shtuey. It's important.

BTW, here's my latest on the upcoming Bibi speech on Sunday:

Shtuey said...

Good article, Ron. The latest at JPost is that the rumors about the content of the speech are not correct. It sounds like Barry is not going to be happy about it. I say good. Bibi cannot cave to any demands.

Ron said...

Thanks, Shtuey. I updated the article to add the link to that JPost piece.

Shtuey said...

I wonder if we're going to hear anything from Washington about the new connection between Iran and Al-Qaida.

Ron said...

I don't know. It seems like a no-brainer that Sunni and Shia would get together on some common goals and interests on occasion. It's hard to give this new admin any credit for having any sense about these sorts of things.

Panetta said he thinks he knows where Osama is. Geez, if he does, shouldn't he keep his mouth shut? Maybe it's a ploy to get him to make a move so they can zero in.

As for the nuke-you-ler stuff, Iran and NK are pretty tight. NK is threatening another test. Who cares? Let 'em waste their nuke stockpile. As for Iran, they've got enough enriched U to make a bomb but it'd have to be run through another enrichment process and then be made into fissile parts. A deliverable weapon would be nearly 18 months away but someone has to act sooner than that.

If Iran ditches Ahmanutjob, the nuke program will proceed apace but without the fiery rhetoric, making his successor more dangerous.

Anyway, let's hope Bibi has a pair between his hind legs.

lililam said...

"If Iran ditches Ahmanutjob, the nuke program will proceed apace but without the fiery rhetoric, making his successor more dangerous"

That is a good point and one that didn't occur to me, although it is obviously plausible. Sometimes it is better to have a buffoon out there than a smooth operator.

Shtuey said...

Fact is that the mullahs run Iran, not the windbag they elect. Ironically, we have the same farce here. What really changes when we elect a new President. The same interests are in control. The only thing that changes is who are the beneficiaries of our tax dollars.

With Pajama the difference is that he is so overtly willing to hand us over to our traditional enemies. Wow, we actually did get change. Thanks Barry!

Ron said...

I don't like the sound of this:

PM feels he can go left, keep coalition

I don't like what happened when Bibi came here and was shocked at the shift in attitudes by traditional supporters of Israel in Congress. He was in for a rude awakening when he heard their attitudes toward the settlements and on the two-state solution. Looks like he feels like he has no choice but to placate Obama's new stance on Israel to some extent.

Even with a little shift to the left and some two-state solution rhetoric, the PA still has to agree to form a coalition and recognize Israel. Hamas will be a substantial sticking point.

Right now, Israel needs cooperation from the US on Iran, the most immediate existential threat.

What I'm saying is, don't be too disappointed when you hear Bibi cave a bit to Obama's pressure. Iran is the real issue.

Shtuey said...

I think that in light of the warming of relations with Russia, and this incident in Azerbaijan, US support is becoming less and less relevant vis a vis Iran. The regional states don't want Iran getting the bomb. This is becoming less and less America's call.

Pajama is weak internationally. It would be a mistake to cave to him other than in nominal gestures. There is support even from Kadima MKs to resist the settlement freeze.

I do not doubt he will acknowledge the need for a path to some Arab entity, but we'll see what that is on Sunday. I don't envy Bibi's position at all.