Friday War Linkfest
IDF Calls Nasrallah’s Bluff
"If you bomb our capital Beirut, we will bomb the capital of your usurping entity... We will bomb Tel Aviv."Your move, pansy-boy.
An Israeli military spokesman said that if Tel Aviv were bombed, Israel would deal a "painful" blow to Lebanese civilian infrastructure. Asked for clarification, an Israeli source said that the government would most likely "for starters, turn out the Lebanese lights." Several hours after Nasrallah's threat, Israeli jets bombed Hezbollah strongholds in south Beirut, igniting several huge explosions.
Islamists Attack British Embassy in Iran (Iran Focus)
Radical Islamists attacked the British embassy in Tehran on Friday and called for the expulsion of the British ambassador from Iran. [snip]
They threw stones at the embassy building, shattering several windows, and tore down the embassy plaque on the gates of the compound.
Several British flags were set on fire during the demonstration.
Egyptian Judges: End Peace with Israel (YNet)
Judges in Egypt called upon the government to dissolve its peace agreement with
Israel, on the grounds that it is inconceivable for Egypt to coexist peaceably with Israel while the IDF operates in Lebanon. The judges expressed support of popular resistance against Israeli advances, which, in their eyes, is the only way to protect the Arab ummah (greater nation).
In a statement issued Thursday, Egyptian judges censured "the barbaric Israeli attacks on the Palestinian and Lebanese people." [snip]
The Egyptian union of professional associations, boasting seven million members, announced that they intend to hold a general, hour-long strike on Sunday…
Lebanese Packaging Found in German Train Bombs (Expatica)
German investigators declined Friday to discuss a news report that packaging from Lebanon was found in two bombs that were planted four days earlier on German railway trains. A federal prosecutions spokesman, Ullrich Schultheis, said, "When assessing supposed or genuine clues, it has to be remembered that they might have been put there to mislead the investigation."
Iran Racing to Resupply Puppet Army (NY Sun)
Iran is racing to resupply Hezbollah across the Syrian border ahead of a possible cease-fire being ironed out this week at the United Nations. Meanwhile, Israeli jets have begun a new bombardment of Beirut's suburbs and Hezbollah is threatening to launch a missile attack on Tel Aviv.
Israeli military and intelligence officials here say Iranian technicians were aboard a flight to Damascus on Monday with the Iranian foreign minister, Manouchehr Mottaki.
Iran Says UN Security Council Must Close (Iran Focus)
“The United Nations and the Security Council are so weak that they cannot issue a resolution against Israel, but when it come to Iran using peaceful nuclear energy they immediately issue a resolution”, Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati told Friday prayers worshippers in Tehran. His comments were aired on state television.Jannati, who heads the powerful Guardians Council, said that the United Nations was an instrument in the hands of large world powers.
“The support of Muslims for Lebanon’s Hezbollah in any shape or form is an absolute necessity”, he added.“They must close down the UN and its Security Council”, he said. Jannati is a key ally of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.On Tuesday, he called on Muslim nations to provide arms to Hezbollah.
Welcome to 1938 (Victor Davis Hansen at NRO)
When I used to read about the 1930s — the Italian invasion of Abyssinia, the rise of fascism in Italy, Spain, and Germany, the appeasement in France and Britain, the murderous duplicity of the Soviet Union, and the racist Japanese murdering in China — I never could quite figure out why, during those bleak years, Western Europeans and those in the United States did not speak out and condemn the growing madness, if only to defend the millennia-long promise of Western liberalism.
Not any longer.
Our present generation too is on the brink of moral insanity.