Middle East in a nut shell, Fashion Designer has some sense, and other items found today...

Glenn Beck's condensed Middle East History Lesson regarding Israel.

How many armed militants need to be MEDEVACed with the wounded?

Wait, isn't it against Geneva Conventions to use an ambulence marked with the Red Crescent or the 'neutral' UN symbol for transportation of armed belligerents? What is witnessed here at the end of the video is a war crime. Actually, no its not a 'war crime', it allows Israel the right to target any ambulance in Gaza now, legally. When such 'neutral' and 'protected' vehicles are used for transportation of belligerents, they LOSE any Geneva Convention protection they had (kinda like protected structures being used for military purposes).

LITENING Pod view of Hamas missile launch site...

Delayed fuse on a GBU-12? Seems the best weapon for the target.

Israelis are interesting in minimizing civilian casualties regardless of what the press seems to think. They see "OMG, they used a 2,000 lbs bomb on a building! How horrible!". They don't realize the the frag pattern on the 2,000 lbs MK-84 with delayed fusing is less than a 500 lbs bomb without the delayed fusing (don't ask for numbers please, I've 'forgotten' them...). Its fun to read the Huffington Post on occassion and see the ignorance or just plain denial of the facts. Ignorance can be fixed with an education, but when it comes to Israel killing Hamas terrorists, none of the reporters who worship the Palestine movement will listen to such things. Tactics of combined arms are ignored, and "War Crimes" are the reason for every move Israel makes. Take a look at this Fox News article and the photos. They love to decry the use of white phosphorous rounds as a warcrime aimed at burning civilians. More Huffington Post info. Meanwhile, Hamas has been found to forcing civilians to stay in the target areas after Israel has called and warned people in what is called "knocking the roof tops". White phosphorous is dangerous, and nasty, but its not the primary weapon system being used. on a modern battle field, smoke fills the air, and the smoke from marking rounds will get obscured with the other smoke on the battlefield. In that case, when the IAF needs an artillery shell to mark the target on the battlefield, they need something the KNOW is the marking round to ensure that they don't bomb friendly troops. This is where the "Willy Pete" rounds come into play. If you bomb it, and you put WP on it, whats the problem? Yes, it burns, but its not the only weapon in use, there will soon be a 500-2000 lbs bomb coming down on the heads of everybody under that WP round. Civilians getting burned and fragged, big problem; however, they have done nothing to get themselves out of harms way and and in some cases are being used as human shields and in some cases probably are happy about that form of 'martyrdom'.

Hamas wants the pictures of burned children for the propaganda war. They want to put women and children in harms way. They are sick and demented Islamo-Fascist scum who ride in ambulances. I don't feel sorry for them. We all know if the US military mis-uses an ambulance, it would be front page news and Court Martials would soon follow, along with forced retirements for top military leadership and Senate hearings.

Anybody interested in finding out about smart munitions? Here you go, Global Security has good info.

Karl Lagerfield in a Telegraph article a few days ago:
'The Chanel supremo said it was "childish" to even discuss the issue of wearing fur in a world where eating meat was normal.

German-born Lagerfeld, 75, a contemporary of the late Yves Saint Laurent, said that he did not himself wear fur. But he defended the practice, saying there was "an industry who lives from that".

Hunters in the north "make a living having learnt nothing else than hunting", he said, "killing those beasts who would kill us if they could." '
Telegraph UK02JAN09
Finally, a dude in the fashion world who has sense enough to understand that humans are omnivores... We see meat, we eat meat; we see vegetable, we eat vegetable (to simplify the idea to its most basic, leaving out the hunting gathering/farming part). After all, its God's gift to humanity: oppose able thumbs, and a fascination with fire and the imagination to use what we have around us to increase our ability to survive.

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