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No tanks, no jets ; brains only need to apply !

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Submitted by Pepito (Israel), Aug 16, 2009 at 03:18

After 60 years and as many attempts to destroy it, the enemies of Israel, the only Jewish State on earth, have discovered like good Nazis did, good Maoists, good communists, good Muslims, that " rearranging the truth ( Diplomatic jargon for lies ) does become truth.

60 years later,this new tiny nation is discovering also, that fine tuning its soldiers, its arm forces, its defenses, aren't enough. The land, or the battlefield of yesterday,has become the " battle of air waves, videos, internet " ; and for a country in the forefront of this new hi-tech era, we are doing a poor job. Am I not replying to a " fact " written 7 years ago? ( never late than never does not apply ). To demonise Israel for the al-Durah disaster,the world, Arabs included of course, made front page headlines without respite. When finally disproved, years later, the world headlines, with the arabs of course, were silent as usual.

... The Arab " fable " of baking Matzah with children's blood, is resurfacing throughout the billion or so arab homes, and only a few million " goyim ". The fascinating part of this " children's book ", is that it was conceived by a Frenchman, then a Consul to the Ottoman Empire, Monsieur Ratti- Menton, as a " theory " --- now part of the world's Bible. La Fontaine had nothing to do with it...I think ! For a country that braggs 150 or so languages, we somehow manage to send an " assortment " of Diplomats overseas who do not speak the language, understand the " natives " and are confortable with their conterparts. The arabs on the other hand, with their ' illiteracy', strange customs, manage to get the attention of the world's press, air waves, TV. etc.

Until Israel decides to reverse this trend (and it is very capable ) it's going to get a lot worse before it gets better.

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