Category Archives: Security
Love this Israeli defense company, Elbit Systems!
They are Israel’s largest defense company with brilliant defense, homeland security, and national security solutions.
Proven on the battlefield on land, sea, air, and space.
From the advanced F-35 Joint Strike Fighter helmet mounted display to the Iron Fist active protection system to drones, lasers, C4ISR, cyber, electronic warfare, electro-optics, countermeasures, combat vehicle systems, and artillery, mortar, munitions and more.
Elbit offer high-tech solutions that uniquely combine brain with brawn!
Defending the Holy Land and other countries around the globe.
In the fight of good over evil, I’m proud that Elbit is one of the good guys! 😉
Iran’s Fateful Mistake
Please see my new article in The Times of Israel called, “Iran’s Fateful Mistake.”
With horrible reports coming out that Iran has torched the holy tombs of Mordecai and Esther, this is a new despicable low even for Iran’s evil leadership. As we all know, Mordecai and Queen Esther are the heroes of Purim who with Hashem’s help saved the Jewish people from the evil decree of Haman to utterly destroy the Jews of Persia. Now, the Iranians (Persians) have cast their evil lots once again by setting ablaze these tombs in Hamadan, Iran, and desecrating this site that is holy to Jews around the world. My mother’s Hebrew name was Esther and I am outraged at this vile act against the graves of our holy ancestors, as we all should be.
Let’s hope and pray that soon the Iranian people will realize their aspirations for freedom and that the tyranny that they live under will soon come to another miraculous ending under the watchful eyes of our holy ancestors, Mordecai and Esther.
(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)
Am Yisrael Chai!
I love the Merkava IV, Israel’s main battle tank.
The shape, the versatility, the power!
Complete fighting awesomeness.
The new “Merkava IV Barak” (scheduled for deployment in 2021) will even have artificial intelligence (AI) for advanced battle management systems.
I wish we had the Merkava during the Holocaust and could’ve given the Nazi bastards what they rightfully deserved.
Never again! 😉
(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)
Josep Borrell: A History Of Anti-Semitism
Josep Borrell, the disgraceful High Representative of the European Union strikes once again with his extreme anti-Semitism.
Borrell has threatened Israel that if they follow the United States’ Middle East Peace Plan that includes annexing 30% of the West Bank then “it could not pass unchallenged,” even though:
- It is part of the Biblical promised land.
- Israel won it in a war of self-defense against multiple attacking Arab armies in 1967.
- It is recognized as absolutely strategically necessary to Israel’s peace and security.
Understanding that this is not an isolated incident, Borrell has an anti-Israel and pro-Iranian track record that includes his stating:
Iran wants to wipe out Israel; nothing new about that. You have to live with it.
Borrell’s Jew hate apparently goes all the way back to when he was a child and participated in a sickening pogrom in the 1950s where he yelled “To Kill Jews.”
Can you imagine that this is who the European Union selects to be their High Representative AND what does this say about the EU after all the atrocities they committed against the Jews: the Holocaust, Spanish Inquisition, Crusades, expulsions and pogroms?
The EU should very publicly dump this anti-Semite Borrell and place him in the trash bin of history where this type of disgusting behavior and hateful sentiment belongs. 😉
Peace Or War
I like this saying by Shimon Peres, you can choose:
Either peace and pay the price or war and take the risk.
It’s very smart.
Peace isn’t free…there is a price (maybe a large one) to pay for it.
War is also not free…there is a risk of what you will win or lose.
These are very serious life calculations with consequences that are far reaching.
Peace or war and if you are wrong what will it cost and how will you achieve security? 😉
(Credit photo: Andy Blumenthal)
A Jewish Scorecard: Trump vs. Sanders
Please see my new article in The Times of Israel called “A Jewish Scorecard: Trump vs. Sanders.”
In nine months, we will go to the polls again to elect the next President of the United States. Right now, it’s looking like it will be Donald J. Trump versus Bernie Sanders. What is the scorecard of these two men when it comes to the State of Israel—the Jewish homeland that we have returned to after 2,000 years of exile, persecution, and deep yearning, and where the majority of the world’s Jewish people currently reside?
In the end, no candidate is perfect, and each has their own critical flaws. However, you, as the voters will need to tally the score for yourselves and decide who will be President in 2020 and what that means for this country as well as for the Jewish people and the State of Israel.
(Photo: Adapted from Flickr post by The White House (Public Domain) and Linda Sarsour’s Twitter account profile picture)
Cannibals Love To Have You For Dinner
I love this saying from one of my colleagues in the National Security field about the Middle East:
If you aren’t invited for dinner, you’re likely on the menu!
Oh how true it is.
It reminds me of a mother-in-law joke my father used to tell about this guy telling his friend:
Yeah, we had my mother-in-law for dinner. And boy was she good!
Anyway, no one can tell a joke like he did.
Last thing you want to be is on the menu. 😉
(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)
Ballistic Missile Attack A Sham
I think that the Iranian ballistic missile attack on the American bases in Iraq was basically a sham and done in such a way, thank G-d, as to inflict minimal damage and causalities.
- The Iranians needed to make a show that they were getting revenge on the United States to appease their radical terrorist base for the killing of arch terrorist, General Soleimani.
- President Trump had already threatened 52 Iranian sites if they retaliated.
- Iran choose a very limited response hitting 2 military bases in Iraq — 10 missiles striking one base, 1 missile striking another, and 4 missiles (26%) that failed!
- There were no American causalities!
- Iran immediately stated that the country had taken “and concluded proportionate measures” — they are not looking for further escalation!
The Iranians are smart not to provoke the U.S. any further.
They may just have dodged a VERY BIG hit on their military.
The matter of weapons of mass destruction in the hands of the Ayatollahs remains an outstanding issue that MUST BE resolved once and for all even as we hope and pray for peace and security to prevail for the long term. 😉