Israel Backs Russia’s Avowal That Syrian Chemical Arms Are Secure … “For Now”


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“At the moment, [Syria’s] chemical weapons are under control,” said senior Israeli defense official Amos Gilad Sunday, Dec. 23, echoing the statement by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Saturday that “the Syrian government has consolidated its chemical weapons in one or two locations amid a rebel onslaught and they are under control for the time being.”

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu then said enigmatically: “We are facing a near possibility of far-reaching changes in the Syrian regime with ramifications for the sensitive weaponry [chemical, biological] present there.”

Like Lavrov’s comments, neither Israeli statement accounted for the sudden reversal of events in the last 48 hours in the turbulent history of its northern neighbor. As recently as Friday, Bashar Assad’s Scuds and warplanes were battling the rebels to keep his big chemical and biological warfare arsenals at the Al Safira complex near Aleppo out of the hands of al Qaeda adherents who were moving in fast on this target. Twenty four hours later, the Russian foreign minister asserted the weapons were secure.

Military sources disclose that the battle of al Safira was abruptly interrupted by a foreign military force which stepped in and stopped the fighting in order to commandeer the chemical and biological stocks.  This force has been identified as a Russian special unit.

The entire episode is covered in a heavy blanket of secrecy, imposed from Moscow, Washington, Jerusalem and Damascus. They are using the public preoccupation with the holiday period in the West to keep it dark. However, from the scraps of evidence available, it is transpires that the foreign special unit reaching al Safira gave both sides, the Syrian army and the rebels, an ultimatum to hold their fire until the arsenals were removed, or else this special unit would mete out crushing punishment.

Since then, the Syrian army and rebels do not appear to have resumed fighting and it is not clear which side remains in control of the al Safira military complex.

One of the many enigmas surrounding this episode is whether the Russians carried out their operation for the capture of Assad’s WMD alone, or in conjunction with the US and Israel. And whether this cooperation extended up to and including implementation, or was confined to the intelligence and preparatory stages.

Amos Gilad’s comment points to a measure of international cooperation.  Furthermore, it is not clear whether the Syrian ruler gave permission for the removal of his unconventional weapons out of the reach of the rebels. Neither is their destination known.  And most of all, what makes Russian and Israeli officials so sure that they are in safe hands?

In his statement Saturday, Lavrov divulged that it had been “consolidated in one or two places” and that “Russian military advisers… kept close watch over [Syria’s] chemical arsenal.”

The Israeli defense official was in rare tune with Moscow on the fate of the Syrian ruler. He asserted that the civil war between Assad and opposition forces fighting to topple him had become deadlocked, but that the Syrian leader showed no signs of heeding international calls to step down.

“Suppose he (Assad) does leave, there could be chaos … in the Middle East you never know who will come instead. We need to stay level-headed; the entire world is dealing with this (another reference to multinational action in Syria). At the moment, chemical weapons are under control, despite the fact that President Bashar al-Assad has lost control of parts of the country,” Gilad said.

Source:  DebkaFile

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The IDF Summarizes The Operation “Pillar of Defense”: 1,500 Gaza Targets Hit


With 1,500 Targets Bombed And Only 145 Deaths
The IDF Achieved the Lowest Rate of Killing
of Any War In All Of Human History
With An Accuracy Of
90.3%

On The Other Hand, Hamas Set The Record of Poorest Aim Ever
By Having Shot 1,506 Rokets At The Israeli Civilians
And Only Killing 5 Of Us For A Mere:
~ 3% Accuracy

And Still Hamas Has The Chutzpa
Of Shamelessly Claiming Victory !!!

Our Fighters Performed Excellently,
Our Politicians Flunked … Again.
They Shall Pay In January

Iron Dome and Pillar of Defense

The IDF hit more than 1,500 targets in Gaza during Operation Pillar of Defense, according to a statement released Wednesday night.

The statement was a summary of the counterterrorist operation, which came to an end after a ceasefire was announced on Wednesday evening.

The IDF said it achieved the goals that were set prior to the operation and dealt a severe blow to Hamas and its military capabilities.

As a result of the IDF’s strikes, said the statement, there was significant damage to Hamas’s command array, including the targeted killing of arch-terrorist Ahmed Jaabari, extensive damage to infrastructure, facilities and Hamas military bases, as well as the bombing of dozens of smuggling tunnels.

The IDF said that its airstrikes destroyed and damaged Hamas’s strategic capabilities, including long-range rockets and hundreds of medium-range and short-range rockets. Consequently, Hamas’s launching capabilities were significantly disrupted.

Over the course of Operation Pillar of Defense, the IDF targeted 19 senior command centers, operational control centers and Hamas’ senior-rank headquarters, 30 senior operatives, 140 smuggling tunnels, 66 terror tunnels, dozens of Hamas operation rooms and bases, and 26 weapon manufacturing and storage facilities.

In total, 1,506 rockets were fired at Israel during Pillar of Defense, of which 875 exploded in open spaces and 58 exploded in populated areas. The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted 421 rockets, with a success rate of 84%.

Five Israelis, including four civilians and one soldier, were killed during the days of the operation and 240 people were wounded.

On Wednesday evening, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman held a joint news conference announcing the ceasefire.

Hamas celebrated the ceasefire and claimed “victory” over Israel. The terror group’s chief Khaled Mashaal announced in a press conference Wednesday evening that Israel “has failed in all its goals” in Operation Defensive Pillar, following the cease fire announcement.

The Islamic terror group marked the ceasefire by firing 20 rockets at southern Israel between 9:00 p.m. and midnight Wednesday evening.  We received six of those in Be’er Sheva, and what they did was to provoke a long and loud laughter from me and my wife, since we understood that it was the clear desperaton of these perennial loosers who want to appear as the victors.  See you next round, whiny and lying boasty loosers, maybe you shall not have it so easy then.

Source:  Arutz Sheva

Truce? Well, Certainly No! Rather I Have Hiroshima On My Mind For The Sake Of Peace


Why?  Because Most “Civilians” In Gaza Are NOT “Innocent”
Although All The Hypocrites Of The World Pretend Otherwise

Before A Much Greater Disaster Takes Place, Let’s Continue This War
Until the Arabs Surrender Unconditionally … By Means Of Great Force
And Let The Liberal International Goy Opinion Go to Hell

And If Our Leaders Betray Us Again On Behalf Of Keeping Happy
The Antisemitic World Opinion,
Let’s Give Them ALL The Boot In The Coming Elections

Israel. To War Until Total Victory!

Adapted from an excellent article by Tzvi Fishman

The Spokesman for the IDF is constantly announcing that the Israeli Air Force is doing pinpoint bombing in order to protect “innocent civilians.”  Prime Minister Netanyahu also says that Israel deserves praise for the care it is taking not to injure “innocent civilians.”

Apparently to them, all these so-called “civilians” are “innocent” even though they house grad rocket launchers in their homes, and it’s their fathers and brothers who are doing the firing upon our true innocent civilians in Israel.  In the meantime, we are bombing evacuated warehouses and underground tunnels; meanwhile the Gazans keep firing away, obviosly not at all worried about being hit by our troups.  In all the 1,400 plus forays our fighter bombers have made over Gaza, maybe 140 people have been killed and a few dozens have been wounded.  What is that in any warfare?  Peanuts!  So, the “innocent civilians” keep shooting away.

Whose approval are we trying to win?  Has America or the United Nations applauded us on our great sense of morality and fair play?  Has France or Russia?  You’ve got to be kidding!  In their heart of hearts, they think that we are just a bunch of morons, fools.  Why?  Because no one fights a real war this self-defeating way.

A view from my window in Be'er Sheva

A view from my window in Be’er Sheva. These rockets, shot by ‘innocent civilians’ in Gaza, were aimed at me, my family and my friends.

Ok, let’s think about this for a moment.  Calculations of the death-toll from the Anglo-American bombing of Dresden in February 1945 have varied widely. Figures have ranged from 35,000 through 100,000, and even more.  The German city of Dresden had a population of 3/4 of a million people, plus hordes of anonymous refugees from the Eastern Front.  Well, it was destroyed in one single night by the Allied aircraft armed with more than 4,500 tons of high explosive and incendiary bombs. The commpletely devastated area amounted to around 13 square miles – whhich is not much different from the size of Gaza.  These victims weren’t Nazi soldiers but innocent civilians. But no one ever said a word.  Why?  Beccaause brought down the will of continue fighting of the Nazi Germans, who became really, really, really scare.

Then, toward the end of World War 2 – and following a firebombing campaign that destroyed many Japanese cities with a consequential great loss of life by the civilians – the Allies prepared for a costly invasion of Japan, knowing that thousands of American soldiers would be killed.  To avoid this, since Japan continued in its relentless intransigence, American airmen dropped the atomic bomb named “Little Boy” on the city of Hiroshima on 6 an August 1945, immediately killing 66,000 innocent civilians.  Then, since Japan still insisted in continue the strggle, the Americans dropped the nuclear bomb called “Fat Man” over Nagasaki on 9 August, this time killing 40,000 innocent civilians.  Finally, six days later, the Japanese unconditionally surrendered without the loss of one single American soldier in Japan.  Within the first two to four months of the bombings, the acute effects killed 90,000–166,000 innocent civilians more in Hiroshima and 60,000–80,000 in Nagasaki.  Once again, no one said a word against all this killing.

So, if you ask me, or if you don’t, it is high time we took a lesson from the Goyim.  Before even one of our soldiers steps foot in Gaza, instead of bombing vacant warehouses and tunnels, we should level a few, or more, 8-story buildings filled with terrorist-minded  “innocent civilians.”  That will stops their genocidal rockets upon our truly innocent civilians, believe me.  Delaying it shall only cause a greater catastrophy in the near future.  So, let’s prevent it, now.

Source:  The Jewish Press

My Ideas On This True War Against Terror, Not The Fake One Invented By The US


You Have Arrived To The ‘Mother Of All Rants Page’

Throwing All Political Correctness Out Of The Window

Beware, Get Away If You Are Of A Faint Heart

First of all, my apologies for not posting for so many days — most of all during these so important times — but my computer has been broken in the shop for far too long.  Now, one of my sons lent me this one … but, guess what, it’s having problems too!  Oh, well… I’ll try to do my best, though.

Would you allow terrorists to bomb your cities without a strong response?

For those of you that know me and my family, and for those who out of human solidarity simply care, I’ll say that even though we have been under fairly constant bombardment by the genocide-prone Muslim terrorists who bottom-dwell in Gaza, we are very well and with much hightened spirits. It is truly wonderful to witness and be a part of (although in a very miniscule way) the amazing salvation that HaShem constantly does for His People.

It is a great honor to live in a Land that infuses in the Jewish People such a great courage to face the hatred, threats and constant attacks of countless bloodthirsty savages, whose only purpose in life is to kill, conquer, abuse, lie, and kill, and kill and kill just as their barbaric Koranic (read demonic) religion of war and hatred demands of them.

I should start by a funny but true note of this necessary war.  Out of 834 missiles that the dishonorable Muslim terrorists had shot at us until this morning, 100 of them had fallen right upon their own heads in Gaza!  Well, it is the combination of the fact that they stink and are a bunch of loosers, plus the other evident Fact that HaShem loves Israel and also that He has a great sense of humor.  But it is also a Message and Reminder for all the Goyim in the world: that is what will happen in the future, as the Prophet Ezekiel says in the chapter 38 or 39 of his Holy Book in Tanakh.   I cannot quote it here and now because I’m in a computer lent and half-broken.  You look for it, but I assure you, it’s there.  Yes, miracles are happening, and more are on the way.

They attack our civilians from their civilian areas

For far too long, and shrouded by the complicit silence of the so-called “international community” and corporative media, the democratically-elected Hamas terrorists have constantly rocketed our civilian populations hidden from behind their own civilian areas in Gaza. That is the origin of this new round of war and death. Of course, the Arabs started their genocidal atempts almost 100 years ago, much before the resurrection of Israel.

whose fault is it?

So, under that cowardly primise of attacking us using their own families a human shileds and tools of propaganda, we have no other option that to attack their civilian areas. Again, we have to attack their civilian areas. Should I repeat, whose fault is it?

I think that we may be on the verge of an enormous war of incalculable dimensions.  This war shall be caused by the evil intrancigense of the Muslim Arabs, who do not want to accept the idea of the existance of a non-Muslim nation in the Middle East — no matter how well established the historical rights of that nation may be, as it is the case of the Jewish People in reference to our tiny Land.  The fact of the matter is that if we were Hindus, Christians or Buddhists, it would be the same ordeal with them.

The Arabic word ‘Islam’ means ‘submission’, and that is their main concern in life: They need to submit other nations, races, religions, philosophies, women, children everybody! and force them to follow the dictates of their degenerate false prophet and worship a cruel and filthy demon impersonating the True King of the Universe. Their biggest problem, though, is that Israel shall not be conquered and submitted ever again.  Yes, according to Prophecy there may come a day when Israel will be almost conquered and almost submitted by a confederacy of Islamic bastards; but it will be on that same Day when HaShem will “filp the omelette” around on them, thus causing their utter destruction — as well as as those pathetic nations that, out of their wet antisemitic dreams, solidarize openly or covertly with the Islamic filth.

Today, after only 4 1/2 days of our long-awaited and well-deserved response to their constant barrage of rockets upon our civilian heads, the Gazan rats are crying like non-paid whores for a cease fire.  Now, Muslim Brotherhood-controlled Egypt — one of their shameless Jihadist pimps — after only one day of having threatened us with Islamic retaliations for our “agression” against the “Palestinian” people, wants to be a “mediator” to achieve a cease fire that would prevent the erradication of terrorist Hamas from Aza, and that would make them look good.  Now they all whine to the UN through the prostituted media, which they have bought with their petro-dollars.  But, we Jews know all too well that the so-called “international community” and the liberal media wish — no, salivates — for our complete disapearance from our Land one way or another, so as to placate the Arabs and continue receiving their oil.

Last night a building where journalists cohabit with terrorists in Gaza was destroyed by our forces; no one was hurt, but Al Jazzira and other Muslim outlets said that several news people had being wounded.  But the Western “journalists” did not care to contradict such falacy.  So why should we care about such “journalists”?  They are there knowingly serving as human shields to the terrorists, and possibly much more; they take sides with the terrorists, and the want immunity so as to prevent weapon caches and terrorists strongholds to be exonerated from attack.  My opinion is that if they don’t want to get hurt, or worse, not to get in the line of fire … or else, goodby.  Are they not the ones that published that Israel had aimed at a civilian home, when in reality it was the house of thecommander of the north forces of the terrorists?  Who says that terrorists can aim at our homes but that we cannot aim at theirs?  And their children?  Well, why should we care about their children when they don’t care about them, rather they use them as human shields?! 

A wounded Israeli baby.  Few publicized this foto because few care about Israeli civilians

A wounded Israeli baby. Few publicized this foto because few care about Israeli civilians at all

They have pushed us to this understanding:  we are to care FIRST and FOREMOST for our own children and much later for others’.  The US and Europe have murdered an immense amount of children in Iraq and Afghanistan by bombing blindly their enemy, but now they want to hold us to a different standard.  Bastards!!!

America invented a reason to attack Iraq, where almost a million civilians were indescriminately killed and maimed by NATO.  And they were not attacked, not even provoked, by the Iraqis.  Ah, but killing in the name of oil is OK.  Should I clarify that Americans call oil “freedom” as in “the Marines are fighting for ‘freedom’.”  Hah!  Yes, that’s true American ingenuity, allright.  America went to Afghanistan to control the market of Opium Poppies and Heroine, the production of which has quadrupled under the American military invasion and supervision.  And where is the oh so selfrighteous media informing the zombies of the world about this fact?  Of course they euphemistically called this “The War On Terror,” when in reality it was ‘The War For Oil And Drugs’.

Ah, but when Israel fights the only true war on terror in this world against true terrorists

not elements controlled by our Mossad, as it is the case with the CIA and Al Qaida then everybody becomes so, so humane… even though we send hundreds of thousands of leaflets and messages to the unworthy “civilians” in Gaza to stay away from our bombs directed surgically to weapon depots and terrorist training camps.  But why the true civilians do not leave their weapons-ridden homes?  Because they are forced at gun point by the also civilian terrorists.  What should we do, then?  The same American and Europeans have done all along without any reason: bomb them.  The civilians in Gaza voted for Hamas in the hopes that they would exterminate the civilian Jewish population in Israel; therefore, they had it coming.  Aren’t these the same civilians that when our civilians are exploded by their beloved terrorists dance in the streets  of Gaza and congratulate one another?  So why the commiseration now with such bunch of rabid donkeys?

When we see terrorists on TV, what do we see?  Armed civilians!  But the antisemitic media ignores that fact, and when we kill them they report that civilians were “assassinated by Israel.”  Yes, the media is complicit with the modern Hitlerists, just as they were when the Holocaust.  So, maybe I will cry for Argentina, but I will not for blood-thirsty terrorists, nor for their supporting civilians, and not when lying journalists fall while our forces try and clean that enclave of evil since I, like David HaMelech, hate HaShem’s enemies and the enemies of his People with a perfect hatred, and I will loudly exult The Almighty, B”H, when He will at last annihilate, through Moshiach, all the enemies of Israel in a well deserved Display of His Omnipotence in the rapidly coming Great Day of our Redemption.  May it be soon, in our lifetime so that we can finally say and have Shalom.

CIA Spies Smuggle 14 Stinger Missiles For Al Qaeda-Connected Syrian Rebels


The Ground-To-Air Weapons Were Delivered Across The Turkish Border
And Were Partly Paid For By The Regime Of Saudi Arabia.

The Cooperation Seen in Lybia is Seen Again.

In the 1980’s the CIA Created Al Qaeda in Afghanistan,
and Since then they Have Been Playing a Deceptive Little Game of Terror
for the Sake of the NWO where Islam is to Play the Part of
the Enforcer of the Law (Shariah).

 

What a Stinger missile looks like

What a Stinger missile looks like

 

CIA spies have smuggled up to 14 Stinger missiles into Syria so the Al Qaida-related rebels can defend themselves from air strikes of the Syrian government.

The ground-to-air weapons have been delivered across the Turkish border to the ‘Free Syrian Army’ and were partly paid for by Saudi Arabia, a security source has claimed.

Syrian Tyrant Bashar al-Assad’s MIG-23 warplanes and helicopter gunships have killed more than 1,000 people.

[ Of course, the also Islamic Free Syrian Army has done its part at killing civilians too, but to this moment the West is interested on the vile atrocities committed by only one side of the civil war that continues its trend toward becoming more and more internationalized. Ah, the wonders of voracious globalism, of the deceptive prostituted mass media and of modern technology applied to all kinds of evil causes ! What a beautiful world we all live in! Everyday it gets better and better … not ! ]

The source said: “The West and the rest of the Middle East is not going to be able to secure a no-fly zone above Syria any time soon so the only way to stop the carnage is to take on Assad’s air force from the ground.

“Knowing that Stingers are in the hands of the opposition forces will hopefully mean Assad’s air power will be much diminished but this will be a slow process.”

Activists say that more than 20,000 people have died in the 17 month civil war, and the daily death toll has risen past 500 this week. Meanwhile America and Russia continue their evil little game for world domination.

Source: Mirror

Arab MKs Are Masked Terrorists! So, Courageously Charges Likud MK Danny Danon


Several Arab Knesset Members are “Masked Terrorists”
Who Use the Knesset to Incite Violence,
Charged MK Danny Danon

At Last The Evident Truth Comes Out!
There Are Traitors in Our Midst

Those who Hate Democracy
Should Never Enjoy It

Only After There Are al-Qaeda Members in the US Congress
Should we Have Arab Mks in Israel
Much, Much  After
Since this is not Democracy
But Suicidal Stupidity
Stop it NOW !!!

MK Danon addresses rally

MK Danon addresses a rally

Several Arab Knesset Members are “masked terrorists” who use the Knesset to incite violence, charged Likud MK Danny Danon.  He was responding to harsh anti-government statements by several Arab MKs on Monday, the 12th anniversary of Arab riots in northern Israel during which 13 terrorist Arabs were killed.

MK Taleb a-Sana of the Arab Ra’am-Ta’al party cynically declared,

“A country that murders its citizens and rewards their killers is a murderous, racist country. If the government does not act justly, we will make justice. If it does not punish the guilty, we will punish them.”

MK Danon said in reply,

“Arab Knesset Members are terrorists in disguise. Those who made declarations against the country of Israel and incite for violence crossed all possible red lines.  In any other country, they already would be sitting behind bars. These same Arab MKs are terrorists masked as Knesset Members.  We cannot remain quiet while a terrorist cell develops in the Knesset.”

Danon called for an urgent discussion in a full session of the Knesset on incitement, which he said has escalated recently.

“We have to put a stop to this praise of ‘shahidim’ [martyrs], meetings with terrorists and the encouragement of violence against the country. This cannot be allowed.”

Anti-government activity among MK Arabs has been common in the past several years.

Former Arab MK Azmi Bashara fled Israel in 2007 after being questioned by police on suspicion of aiding and passing information to Hizbullah in exchange for large sums of money during the Second Lebanon War in 2006.

Current MK Hanini Zoabi joined IHH terrorists on the May 2010 flotilla to Gaza that was stopped by the IDF, whose commandos were viciously attacked on the Mavi Mamara ship before the soldiers were able to overcome the attackers, nine of whom were killed.  She is a member of the Balad party, the same one that Bashara headed. Zoabi rejects the concept of a “Jewish state,” which she has labeled “inherently racist.” She, in a blatant act of self-projection, once lumped Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and former Prime Minister Tzipi Livni as part of “a bunch of fascists.”

Source: Arutz7

Kenyan Army’s Outstanding Victory Over Al Qaeda’s Somali Shabaab


Israeli Advisers Helped

The epic battle for Kismayo

The epic battle for Kismayo

The Kenyan army has captured Somalia’s Indian Ocean port of Kismayo, driving Al Qaeda’s Somali franchise Al Shabaab out of its last strategic stronghold, the key to controlling southern Somalia.

The small Kenyan army, navy and air force fought to victory Saturday, Sept. 29, after a year-long ground, sea and air offensive. Fearing the Shabaab was feigning defeat and lurking in the town’s alleys to strike back, Kenyan warships backed by the French Navy shelled suspected terrorist hideouts in Kismayo Sunday.

Kismayo was Nairobi’s prime goal when exactly a year ago, the Kenyan army launched its drive into Somalia following the failure of UN-backed intervention for ridding Somalia of the Islamist terrorists long plaguing the country. With a population of 200,000, Kismayo, which lies 328 miles southwest of Mogadishu near the mouth of the Jubba River, is the commercial capital of the autonomous Jubalanand region of Somalia which abuts on Kenya.

Very few Western military experts rated the Kenyan army of only 60,000 soldiers capable of routing the hard-bitten 25,000 Shabaab terrorists and capturing a sizeable region of Somalia — a feat which famously defeated the US elite forces in 1993 in Mogadishu and forced the Ethiopian army to retreat with heavy losses in 2006. But, although Washington and Paris denied any role in the East African conflict, US did contribute to the Kenyan effort with drones gathering intelligence for the Kenyan army and guiding the aim of its artillery, while French battle and supply ships operating out of Kenya’s Indian Ocean port of Mombasa dropped supplies, ammo and fresh Kenyan reinforcements on the Somali coast.

Even more tight-lipped were Jerusalem and Nairobi about Israel’s substantial and decisive contribution to the Kenyan war effort to push al Qaeda’s affiliate far from its borders.  Exclusive counterterrorism sources say the Israeli military assistance to Kenya came in three forms:

  1. Israeli military officers advised in the planning of Kenyan field operations. They recommended systematic special ops raids behind Shabaab lines to generate disarray in enemy ranks instead of rapid advances to seize large tracts of territory.
  2. Israel supplied Nairobi with the weapons appropriate for these tactics, including drones and field intelligence equipment.
  3. Israeli intelligence, police and special ops specialists in counter-terrorism counseled Kenyan internal security authorities on security in the big towns.

From Day 1 of Kenya’s operation in Somalia, the Al Qaeda Somali militia threatened to stage mega attacks on Nairobi and Mombasa, the Kenyan army’s chief port for delivering war supplies. This threat was staved off with the help of Israeli counter terror experts who assisted the authorities in the two towns. The Jihadists were reduced to comparatively small-scale attacks with minimal casualties, such as lobbing grenades and shooting up road traffic. In the latest such attack, one Kenyan child was killed and three seriously hurt by a grenade lobbed into the St Polycarp church’s Sunday school in Nairobi Sunday, Sept. 30.

Israeli-Kenyan friendship goes back a long way, but this was the first time Israel’s military, intelligence, counterterrorism and police officers were to fill a direct role in any concerted offensive against al Qaeda outside its borders. Kenya’s military feat has put the al Qaeda franchise on the run, forcing its terrorists to choose between putting distance between themselves and southern Somalia or being picked off by Kenyan forces hunting them down.

East Africa can start looking forward to a better future. Nairobi has pledged substantial investment in the development of Kismayo and its port facilities, while also forging ahead with plans to build a big modern port at its own Indian Ocean town of Lamu. With the removal of the al Qaeda menace from its borders, Kenya sees the rise of three important East African sea outlets at Mombasa, Lamu and Kismayo. All three will also provide the US, France and Israel with strategic military, naval and air bases, in position to block Iran’s scramble for expansion into the Indian Ocean and along the shores of East Africa.

Source: DebkaFile