Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Shadow War

There have been a couple of reports in the press recently about the shadow war, primarily between Israel and Iran, but also involving the U.S.

There is, unfortunately, some need for a level of caution by Jews around the world. Enemies of Israel have a history of conflating Jewish institutions with Israeli consulates. The Iranians bombed a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires in 1994, killing 85 people (both Jews and Gentiles) and wounding over 300.[1] This is in addition to the threat posed by ignorant asswipes who seek white-supremacist glory by shooting unarmed people of differing races and religions.[2]

This doesn't mean to go into full-blown paranoia mode, but some degree of situational awareness other than Condition White might be appropriate.
[1] There are persistent allegations that Iran paid large bribes to Argentinian politicians, including the then-president, to ensure that the investigation was bungled.
[2] Since the Iranians allegedy tplotted to kill the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. by paying a Mexican cartel for the hit, it may not be beyond the reach of probability that the Iranians might seek to pay those neo-nazi douchebags for something similar.

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