This issue looks at the recent rocket attack on Beersheba, the goal of Israel”s enemies, the Obama-Gadhafi connection, Gadhafi”s confirmation of Obama”s Muslim descent, Farrakhan”s praise of Gadhafi, and a likely new nuclear site in Syria.
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Beersheba Endures Rocket Attack
The Israel Project reports: Jerusalem, Feb. 24 – Long-range Grad rockets fired from Gaza hit Beersheba, one of Israel”s largest cities, as well as the town of Netivot, last night. Several residents were treated for shock. It was the first time Gaza-based launchings reached Beersheba, a city
of approximately 200,000 located some 25 miles from the Gaza border, since Operation Cast Lead, Israel”s defensive operation against Iran-backed Hamas at the end of 2008 and early 2009. The rockets are more-sophisticated than mortar shells often used against Israeli civilians by terror groups from Gaza. “This cannot be ignored,” Israel”s Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom said when he visited the location of the attacks yesterday. One rocket narrowly missed an apartment building in Beersheba. Residents managed to take refuge in a fortified room and avoided serious harm. Israel”s air force responded by targeting a Gazan terror squad. There have been 55 attacks from Gaza this year. Last year, 238 rocket and mortar attacks were launched against Israel.
Destruction of Israel is Primary Goal
David Zauber reports that Hamas, Hezbollah, and the theocratic rulers of Iran have been candid: Creation of a Palestinian state is, at best, a secondary goal. Their primary objective is the defeat and destruction of the world”s only Jewish state. No serious person can still believe the core issue is housing in the West Bank, also known as Judea and Samaria, territories that have never been part of a Palestinian state – because there has never been a Palestinian state – territories occupied by Jordan from 1949 until 1967, when Jordan, Egypt, and other Arab nations launched a conventional war intended to wipe Israel off the map.
Islamists cannot accept the existence of a nation led by infidels in a part of the world targeted for religious cleansing, the imposition of sharia, and the establishment of a modern caliphate – one that is to be oil-rich, nuclear-armed, and dedicated to diminishing American power globally and permanently.
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The Obama-Gadhafi Connection
Vision to America reports: As pressure mounts on the White House to intervene to stop Moammar Gadhafi”s bloody crack down in Libya, many commentators have been wondering why Barack Obama has been cautious in his criticism of the dictator after the U.S. president so fervently supported the removal from office of U.S. ally Hosni Mubarak of Egypt. But Gadhafi has been tied to Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama”s spiritual adviser for more than 23 years. The Libyan dictator also has financed and strongly supported the Nation of Islam and its leader, Louis Farrakhan. Obama has ties to Farrakhan and his controversial group. So far, White House officials have called for an end to the violence but have seemingly ruled out any unilateral action in Libya. Despite Gadhafi”s reported ordering of massacres that reportedly have killed hundreds of civilians in recent days, Obama hasn”t called on Gadhafi to leave office.
Gaddafi Calls Obama a Blessing to the Muslim World
YNetnews reports that in a speech published in London-based al-Hayat newspaper on Saturday, Gaddafi praised Barack Obama, called him a “friend” and said there is no longer any dispute between his country and the US. Speaking in the Libyan city of Sirt at an event marking the 24th anniversary of an American attack on Libya, he said, “… Now, ruling America is a black man from our continent, an African from Arab descent, from Muslim descent, and this is something we never imagined – that from Reagan we would get to Barakeh Obama.” Gaddafi stressed that Obama”s presidency is “a major historical gain” and said, “He is someone I consider a friend. He knows he is a son of Africa. Regardless of his African belonging, he is of Arab Sudanese descent, or of Muslim descent.
Farrakhan Praises Gadhafi
According to a Newsmax article byMike Tighe, Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Chicago-based Nation of Islam and self-avowed pal of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, contends that the revolutionary onslaught enveloping the Mideast will be coming soon to the United States. If Gadhafi were persecuted for crimes against humanity, then President George W. Bush should be, too, Farrakhan told followers Sunday in Rosemont, Ill., according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Nuclear Site Discovered in Syria
The Institute for Science and International Security in Washington has published satellite photos that appear to confirm suspicions of a nuclear site in Syria. This
news comes as two Iranian warships are docked in Syria-including a supply ship with undisclosed cargo. Iran and Syria share a radical Islamic worldview and
a hatred of Israel, and it is certainly possible that they are sharing nuclear weapons technology as well.
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