After the 1973 Yom Kippur War, a close friend who commanded a tank in the Sinai and killed at least 35 Egyptian tanks—“You forget to count after a while”—in a drunken moment said to yours truly: “You know what’s great about desert warfare? No civilians. No cities. No nothing. Just you and the enemy. If it wasn’t so damned bloody and awful it would be romantic.”
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President Obama’s fuzzy math—code for lying—that federal spending has risen at the slowest pace of any president in almost 60 years, contains two deeply revealing truths:
1. Obama has such contempt for the press he assumes they will enable this lie.
2. The lie contains and highlights a deep contradiction: if federal spending is, as he claims, at such a slow pace, then we must conclude that this is a desirable goal. But if he’s lying, which he is, and federal spending is, under his watch, out of control, which it is, then we must conclude that his spending is not a desirable goal, In fact, it is an outright disaster, a danger to the republic.
Or perhaps Obama’s concept of truth is simply evolving.
By now you’ve probably heard about Flame, a sophisticated cyber attack aimed at Iran and other Islamist nets. Israel is playing coy, hinting that this super bug, like Stuxnet, just might be an Israeli operation.
Seraphic Secret has no doubt that Flame is an Israeli cyber weapon developed by Unit 8200 and we welcome every step Israel takes in degrading Iranian nuclear ambitions. But we do not believe for a second that cyberwarfare can replace conventional weapons.
It’s all very nice and Hollywood cool that an army of super Jewish geeks are making war on the Iranian mullahs, causing their computer systems to go bipolar, but ultimately things that go BOOM! are far more effective.
You are all invited to The ninth annual Ariel Avrech ZT’L Memorial Lecture that will take place Sunday, June 3, 2012, at 10 AM at the Young Israel of Century City, followed by brunch.
Young Israel of Century City
9317 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90035
RSVP to Rebekah at the synagogue office: (310) 273-6954
For those unable to attend the lecture will be posted here at Seraphic Secret.
Karen and I are proud to announce that Joel Pollak will deliver this year’s lecture: “The Mainstream Media’s Betrayal of Israel.”
The major studios had a staff of artists who designed posters and lobby cards. These talented men and women toiled in relative obscurity, but the sophistication of their graphic designs are simply jaw dropping. Major films usually had several versions of posters that went out to theaters.