December 30, 2008
***** BREAKING NEWS, URGENT ******* The Gaza Strip, Palestine -- President Elect Barack Obama has sent a personal, private Envoy to the Gaza strip with instructions to report on the situation there as an eye witness.
Obama did not go through normal Diplomatic channels when dispatching the Envoy, deiberately keeping Israel out of the Diplomatic loop!
Instead Obama operatives quietly contacted Egypt and secured their help to smuggle the Envoy into the Gaza Strip without Israeli knowledge, consent or cooperation. The Envoy arrived inside Gaza just over 24 hours ago and has already begun reporting back directly to Obama.
Information that has reached me indicates Obama is personally furious at the "barbaric" Israelis but intends to remain silent until he becomes President on January 20.
On that day, relations between the United States and Israel will take a dramatic turn for the worse, with Israel on the losing end.
More details as they become available
A survey conducted by the Panels Insitute revealed that 64 % of the Israeli public , and half of secular Israelis, want the Temple rebuilt. 97% of respondents know that the Temple was destroyed on Tisha B'Av ( Ninth of Av).
The survey's second question queried the public’s desire to rebuild the Temple. Sixty-four percent responded favorably and 36 percent said no. Analysis of the answers revealed that not only hareidi-religious and other religious Jews want to rebuild the Temple, (100 percent and 97 percent respectively), but also the traditional public (91 percent) and many secular Jews (47 percent) do as well.
"Sof Maaseh, B'Machshavah Techilah"
סוף מעשה, במחשבה תחילה
("The final outcome has been conceived of at the outset")
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds."
Samuel Adams, American Revolutionary
"A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude.
To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and schoolteachers.... The greatest triumphs of propaganda have been accomplished, not by doing something, but by refraining from doing.
Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth."
-- Aldous Huxley - (1894-1963) Author - Source: forward to Brave New World, 1946 edition.
"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing, because he could only do a little.""When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle."