“Friends with Absolutely No Benefits”

By Norma Zager


“Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.” 
Charles de Montesquieu

Arab spring?

It is to laugh.

The United States has spent millions fighting in Libya. Now when we ask them to hand over a murderous terrorist who killed 189 Americans on Pan Am flight 103, and was released in a disgusting oil-for-justice deal, they refuse.

They claim they believe he should be able “to die in peace.” Are you kidding me?

I am having a very hard time seeing a difference here between Gaddafi and this new regime.

So what does this say about the American ability to discern one evil from another? Plenty. We can’t.

We are in the business of exchanging evil. And we don’t even bother to do it at bargain prices.

We spent millions of dollars to oust a dictator to replace him with something far worse.

Sound familiar? Does the Shah of Iran ring a bell? Jimmy Carter exchanged the Shah for the Mullahs. Such a deal! How’s that working for us?

Now Obama has exchanged Gaddafi for something far worse, radical Muslim fundamentalists. Such another deal! Boy, are our leaders dumb!

This so-called Arab spring will soon become a nuclear winter.

Misjudging extremists who are seeking power using a new sneakier tact will bring about the greatest threat to peace we have seen in our lifetime.

Gaddafi operated on greed.

The new evil operates on religious fanaticism. This is a far worse conundrum for the world.

Muammar could be bought. He could be contained through his own greedy nature.

These radicals cannot. Nothing short of murder and mayhem will serve their purposes.

And now it’s too late.

The refusal of the United States to look at what’s lying in bed under the sheets before they jump in has proven disastrous for the entire world.

We claim to want to bring democracy to the planet. Yet, in the end we only enable radicals and murderers.

Do you think we might have learned a lesson or two by now? We haven’t at all, it seems.

President Obama, in his quest to reshape the world, has done so by installing a new and far more dangerous government in Libya and Egypt.

It is ironic indeed that the most evil of all the governments, Syria and Iran have been left alone.

Hmmm. One must wonder why the US is so hesitant to remove such murderous and obviously evil regimes.

What could possibly be the reason to ignore the maiming and killing of so many people?

Aren’t we the United States? The arbiter of all that is good and righteous, the giant “butinsky” of the world.

Busy telling everyone else how to live their lives, what to think and how to act while we fritter away our own democracy under a deluge of debt of mismanagement.

What a joke we are: Obama, Hilary and Joe Biden AKA the new Larry, Moe and Curly. Our enemies must be rolling in the aisles.

We feed and enable the monster that will ultimately devour us, while we weaken ourselves in the process.

We hand millions to future middle-eastern enemies and cut defense budgets we will need one day soon to protect against these new “friends.”

We ignore uprisings in Iran and refuse to help the Iranian people when they attempt to overthrow the greatest threat to the world.

We advise Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East, to give away land that will make her indefensible and quicken her destruction while we ignore the evilest dictators in the area.

What are they smoking in Washington?

Do they watch the same news reports we do? Read the same papers? Have they met these lunatics?

Our middle-east policy is as ridiculous as the Casey Anthony verdict.

And whoever is making these decisions is obviously ignoring the facts and figures, but has some type of perverted agenda of their own.

This is simply no more than insanity.

We allow Ahmadinejad to stay in power and kill his people, look the other way while he builds a nuclear arsenal to use against the world, and then oust old allies like Mubarak? At least he took our money and remained true to his end of the bargain, and his peace agreement with Israel.

If I didn’t know better I would think they had gotten rid of him to hurt Israel and further enable her demise.

Hmmm. What is the reason to turn our backs on an old friend and enable ruthless regimes?

Something is rotten in Denmark and all points east.

This is no Arab spring. It is an extremist plot enabled by our own state department.

No American can make sense of the policies that we are seeing enacted. There is no sense at all to their decisions…unless.

It is increasingly obvious to anyone watching from the sidelines, and is not a dribbling idiot that the U.S. is bringing about a new power structure in the Middle East. Allowing the evilest dictators to remain in power and ousting old ones in lieu of new and far more radical elements ensures only one thing.

A takeover by extremists in what once was a divided area.

Whose side are we on here anyway?

I am curious to see how much money we now give to a new Libyan regime that has already denied us access to a man who murdered innocent Americans.

These are our new buddies? I’m seeing a giant red flag here, Ladies and Gentlemen.

It is apparent we can no longer tell who is a friend and who an enemy unless…

Something is very wrong here and the American people need to wake up and smell the hummus before it is too late.

Although I am sorry to say, I believe it may be too late already.

Questions need to be answered and most importantly, questions must be asked. There is no sense to our foreign policy and it is leading us a down a slippery slope toward destruction.

What is behind this madness and what is the ultimate goal?

The American people need the answers before we give one more nickel to evil dictators or radical Islamic extremists. If we do not hold our leaders accountable for this insanity, whatever price is ultimately paid will be of our own doing.

The Energy of Evil

By Norma Zager

“Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” Yoda, Star Wars Episode I, The Phantom Menace

When Franklin Roosevelt said we have nothing to fear but fear itself, what did he mean? Did he mean simply we should fear the fearing? If so, why? The paralyzing effects of the negative?

Does fear make us weak? Frightened? Unable to think clearly under pressure? Probably all of those things, but so much more.

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Standing in Line to Support Israel

By Ari Bussel

“And now, Israel, what does God, your Lord, ask from you but to fear God, your Lord, to walk in all His ways and to love Him and serve God, your Lord, with all your heart and all your soul.” Deuteronomy 10:12

There are so many people standing in line to support Israel, in fact fighting among themselves to have the privilege who will be able to defend the Jewish state, that Israel can really afford to be choosy.

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Job Opening in Libya Very Tempting

By Norma Zager

“One may smile, and smile, and be a villain!” William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Evil dictatorship is a great business.

You can’t lose for winning.

I know the world is falling apart and I should be thinking of ways to jump in and hold it up on the sides, but…

With so many Americans out of work, I feel compelled to do my best to provide aid and comfort to all those who hoped for change and instead got change with no hope.

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Feasting on Israel

By Ari Bussel

When will we be able to dance on the ruins of the Jewish State? It has been too long in the planning, time to reap the benefits of our hard work! With Tunisia, Egypt and Libya now part of the Iranian Axis, shall anyone wager a bet, who will be next to fall into extremist Islamic hands: Israel or Syria? Or perhaps a tie, with both falling simultaneously?

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Resolve & Frustration

By Ari Bussel

Most politicians in Israel are bureaucrats. Most bureaucrats in Israel excel at being politicians. Here and there, however, one may find a singular exception, a person who looks beyond the nine-to-five workday, who sees the bigger picture and has the nerve to do something beyond the call and comforts of what would ensure lifetime employment.

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War is Inevitable

By Ari Bussel

The number of dead Israelis is mounting, and the war has not even officially begun.

It commenced with a combined attack near Eilat, in Israel’s south, and quickly crept up moving in two directions, one along the seashore in a north-north-westerly direction, the other in a north-north-easterly direction crossing the vast expanse of the Negev.

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The Carpenter

By Ari Bussel

“Because you are a holy people to the Lord your God. Lord your God has chosen you to be to him a unique people of all the nations on the face on this earth.” Deuteronomy 7:6

I am invited to dinner with a group of people who care about Israel at a Christian pastor’s home.

The Christians stand with Israel, no questions asked. Not all Christians, of course, but many do. It started with Pope John Paul II whom Israelis will always remember with deep fondness and great appreciation.

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We Wait

By Ari Bussel

“Just behold and guard very carefully not to forget the things your eyes have seen so they do not leave your heart all the days of your life, and inform them to your sons and to the sons of your sons.” Deuteronomy 4:9

When good people do nothing…

What is a person to do, singlehandedly prevent the war to destroy Israel? How about to know one’s history and be able to separate some basic facts from fiction?

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