Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Be Careful What You Wish For...

I keep Keisha on a leash when we go to public places that are likely to have kids running around. She had a tendency to get excited when there is a lot of activity. She's never bitten anyone, but it pays to be cautious when kids are involved.

However, there are times when she assumes the leash is on and stays right at my side. Then that marble in her noggin kicks in. She notes that the tether is gone...and look out. Furball kicks up the dust and bolts with no particular destination in mind. She just enjoys the freedom.

Which brings me to the point of this nonsense:

Today, Israel noticed that there was a bit of slack in the tether, and let loose a few helicopter missiles in the direction of some Palestinian Militants.

A four-month-old ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza was in jeopardy yesterday after Israeli troops killed six Hamas gunmen in a raid into the territory

The point is...this is the first breach of Gaza since the June ceasefire. The timing would suggest a message to the President Elect...and that quaint little Middle Eastern community over there.

Actually...that's not the point at all. The real point is that I wouldn't want to do any travelling to Iran come January 20th. The election yesterday places a US President in office who will be significantly less sympathetic and trustworthy in the eyes of one of the United States' most steadfast allies. The US has tempered retalitory actions by Israel on many occasion. Concerning Iran, it would be a first strike opportunity that they will see as necessity. that's why President Bush sold them those bunker busters. Now I get it. Soon the Iranians (who supported Obama's election) will get it too.