Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Terror Attack in Israel, Iraq, & The Israel Lobby

A few must/interesting reads for this morning:
  • A Palestinian took control of a bulldozer on Rechov Yaffa (Jaffa Road) in Jerusalem, tipping over a bus and crushing several cars, killing four people before either civilians or non-uniformed policemen got up onto the bulldozer and shot him dead. A BBC reporter was right there and got much of the detail. (Hat tip: Fausta) (Link to YouTube video of them stopping the terrorist here, from Israeli TV [starting at 2:28] - thanks Moshe.)
  • The Wall Street Journal has a good editorial discussing the sudden flipping of Barack Obama from the left to the right on a number of issues, and predicts (as many have been doing) that he will do the same regarding the war in Iraq after his upcoming visit to the region. One could view this in any number of ways, good and bad, but I'll discuss that at another time.
  • I stumbled on this piece in Gawker which was surprisingly excellent, titled The Video The Jewish Cabal Doesn't Want You To See. It's about the so-called Israel lobby and its "power", and it makes great points in a somewhat amusing way.