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Friday, January 16, 2009

A Slap In The Face

Remember back in the summer of 2005 when New Orleans was hit by Hurricane Katrina? Remember when there were questions raised about the Army Corps of Engineers and the levees? Well have no fear people!! The Army Corps of Engineers will finally be working. Wait, it gets better!!

Will they be working on the levees in New Orleans? Nope!! Will they be working on the levees somewhere else in the United States? Nope!! They'll be put to work for ISRAEL!! That's right!! ISRAEL!!

Never mind that they haven't done shit since Hurricane Katrina hit, and people in New Orleans pray every hurricane season that they don't get another one. Never mind that our levee system in this country is complete and total shit!! They can't be bothered!! They have more important things to do for ISRAEL!!

U.S., Israel agree on plan to halt Gaza weapons smuggling

WASHINGTON — The United States has agreed to Israel's request to lead an international effort to halt weapons smuggling into the Gaza Strip , raising the prospects for a cease-fire in a conflict that's claimed more than 1,000 lives, U.S. officials and diplomats said Friday.

Under the agreement, the outgoing Bush administration pledged to help track and interdict weapons shipments before they reach Gaza , which the militant Palestinian group Hamas has used as launching pad for rocket attacks on Israel .

The deal was being signed Friday in Washington by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice , in one of her last official acts in office, and Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni .

Rice said Friday that the U.S.-Israeli memorandum of understanding "should be thought of as one of the elements of trying to bring into being a durable cease-fire, a cease-fire that can actually hold."

Israel , which began attacks on Gaza three weeks ago in response to the rocket fire, has said it won't reopen the territory's border crossings until steps are taken to stop arms smuggling.

The deal seems likely to provide a boost for cease-fire talks in Cairo, Egypt , that the Egyptian government is mediating. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said Thursday that while the talks were making progress, it could take several more days to reach a deal.

The United States and Israel also have discussed having the Army Corps of Engineers build some kind of barrier — such as trenches or a submerged wall — to prevent the digging of underground tunnels for smuggling weapons from Egypt into Gaza , officials and diplomats said.

The diplomats and officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly.

I propose that the first thing the Messiah should do after taking the oath is to rename this country The United States of Israel. Might as well!! Israel clearly takes precedence over people, cities, and states in our own country.


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