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Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

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April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

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Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

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April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

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Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

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April 8, 2014

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April 2, 2014

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Jewish World Review Jan. 24, 2007 / 5 Shevat, 5767

The Precedent of Iran: Is that a nuke in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

By Dave Weinbaum

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Legitimate attack, especially the preemptive type, needs precedent to earn credence.

Suppose a man with his hand in his coat pocket protruding a large pointy object hidden in a leathery pocket, started yelling "I'm going to remove you from the face of the earth!" Plus this menace has a rap sheet a mile long, starting 25 years ago, for crimes against humanity. Wouldn't one be justified in attacking first? Wouldn't that be self defense?

Some would say, let's wait and contain him. Yeah, just like Chamberlain "contained" Hitler in 1938. Results? 62 million deaths a mere 7 years after. How did THAT strategy work?

I can't explain that suicidal imbecility, can you?

Never play leapfrog with a unicorn

Okay, now we know that the Saddam's WMDS weren't in Iraq in the multitudes everyone thought they were. From "Slam Dunk!" CIA genius George Tenet to the `17 ignored binding UN resolutions, to the French, Brits, Chinese, and Russians; all claimed that Saddam had those weapons plus a versatile ongoing chemical/biological/nuke program.

Most important, we have the quotes and votes of senators from Hillary, to Kerry, to Edwards to Biden, and yes even their newest bud, Senator Hagel. They urged their president to go to Iraq and remove Saddam for many reasons. The WMDS were just one of them.

Hussein had ample time and transport facilities to ship those poisons elsewhere.

Second in command to the Iraqi Air Force, General Georges Sada, has sworn to have knowledge of convoys of planes and trucks mass transporting the WMDS to Syria.

Arrogant, stupid and fanatical is no way to lead a country

Surviving Hussein in attempting to become the latest version of Saladin, Mahmoud Amadinajad (Ah'm Mad), leader of Iran, or in his case, Irant, has posed himself as the foremost geographer of the universe. Unilaterally, he's decided that Allah wants him to erase Israel from the map. Despite the UN's huffing and puffing via sanctions against Iranians, Ah'm Mad claims he has a right to develop nuclear power for "peaceful" purposes. Man, what a coincidence! Oh, let not my heart be suspicious!

Mahmoud even went to the trouble of sponsoring a Holocaust festival. I mean seminar, to see whether Hitler and his Euro agents committed genocide upon the Jews, one of the most documented crimes in history. Ah'm Mad, ever the affable host, was kissed by Nazis on one cheek and a couple of DNA challenged "Rabbis" on the other.

If the Holocaust was disproved he could claim there was no need for Israel. If the Holocaust was proved he could blame it on the Germans and the rest of Europe and claim the Israeli State need be picked up and moved to the same zip code of Berlin, Vienna or Parie, lox, bagels, and cream cheese. This regardless the UN'S awarding Israel's Statehood in 1948, and the fact that no one in the world has a better claim on its geographical location than the Jews.in Israel.

Either way, no Israel as we know it.

How clever!

Meanwhile, Ah'm Mad has nuclear scientists buried deep beneath the Iranian dessert dizzily concocting ingredients moving the Persians closer and closer to producing bombs that could fulfill his promise. Peaceful energy? What a hoot!

The Irant is sitting on billions of barrels of oil.

One has to assume that like Hitler, Ah'm Mad, means to execute his promise. Evidence shows that he would be willing to nuke Israel despite the potential of killing thousands of Palestinian Arabs, not to speak of the Christians living in and near Israel. He believes he can do this with just one well placed bomb.

No doubt, he'll easily find a Muslim Cleric to bless this genocide. I guarantee that's the only legality he's interested in.

It's okay to repeat yourself as long as you're following precedent.

I say, attack and destroy the Iranian nuke plant now rather than later. But what does one do to justify this act?

There was another attack on a tyrant's nuclear plant. About 27 years ago a country posed a threat with their developing nukes. One of its neighbors took umbrage and attacked Saddam Hussein's nuclear bomb plant called Osirak.

What was name of that precedent setting country?

If you said Israel, you'd be wrong.

That country was Iran. It bombed Osirak on September 30, 1980. Israel finished the job on June 7, 1981.

As they say at the Indy 500, "GENTLEMEN START YOUR ENGINES!!!"

The nuke clock is winding down...Tic toc, tic toc, tic toc

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