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#1 Curious why Debka is always 'salt to taste.' If it's BS, why is it quoted at all? Or is there truth mixed in there somewhere? Interested in your thoughts. Thanks.
Posted by Chavitch Hitler4955 2012-09-25 11:45||
#2 DEBKA seems to have some very good sources and gets a significant amount of stuff right, and right very early on. On the other hand, they also get a lot wrong - possibly some of which would have been right if left alone in the dark.
Posted by Glenmore 2012-09-25 13:21||
#3 Yep. Debka is AC / DC
Posted by newc 2012-09-25 13:45||
#4 True. Debka is a piece of work. Some items are spot on - and this particular one is food for thought. But Debka is also used for disinformation purposes by the military authorities in Israel. So you just have to look at each story they print and judge them individually for their merits.
Posted by Raider 2012-09-25 14:14||
#5 Obama calls for Abdullah to resign in 10...9...8...
Posted by AlanC 2012-09-25 14:23||
#6 Ohhh and by the way - a follow-up to a side discussion I had with Besoeker. Last week Debka reported the mobilization of a large number of Israeli reservists who were deployed to N. Israel and the Golan Heights. Supposedly it was an "exercise". This Debka news report was correct, by the way.
Well, guess what. Just as we speculated on Rantburg at the time - the reservists were NOT sent back home this week. The exercise is over, but the reserves are still there. So Israel has permanently reinforced all its northern borders. In preparation for SOMETHING.
Posted by Raider 2012-09-25 14:25||
#7 Obama calls for Abdullah to resign in 10...9...8...
Posted by AlanC
King Ab might flip our Champ off from the seat of his Harley.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-09-25 15:01||
#8 One would hope, B.
Posted by Barbara 2012-09-25 15:42||
#9 KIng Abdullah just unplugged his red phone.
Posted by jack salami 2012-09-25 17:23||
#10 Raider, it's an interesting point. Makes me wonder if part of the reason why Egypt is getting frisky in the Sinai is to try and draw some of the Israeli forces out of the north. Mursi and Short Round had to be talking about something last week...
Posted by Steve White 2012-09-25 17:24||
#11 Who did cut that deal in the 90's with those cut throats anyways? 1993 wtc clinton then 911 muslim egypt etc etc! Ya know that nasty thing well you know!
Posted by Angiting Snore1647 2012-09-25 18:20||
#12 The Islamists want this whole area to go back to the 7th Century. Well, that is what they want, and probably that is what the people there will get if they do not stand up to the Islamists.
Israel is coming up to its existential moment. There is no more breathing room in the 'hood.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2012-09-25 18:44||
#13 D *** NG IT, NO DISSING OF AC/DC ALLOWED!
Is the US-NATO/EU + Israel missing Uncle Muammar + Mubarak now - the threat of losing another one to the "Arab/Muslim/Islamic Spring" + being surrounded like Custer by anti-Israeli, anti-US-West, pro-Sharia Islamist Nuke-wannabes, NOT COUNTING IRAN, may induce Israel to do everything it can to save Baby Assad oer in Syruh???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-09-25 20:22||
#14 The Muzzie BruderBund seems to be on a roll lately, taking advantage of some pent-up forces. My question is what happens on the day after?
Imagine a vast swath of fundie BruderBundness throughout the ME. Now what? The same problems are still there: everyone is young, poor and uneducated (and I would argue, stupid - they are infected with a cultural meme that seems to be a marker for developmental backwardness) There are no jobs and no food. And no prospects. Now what, Mossie Bruders?
Posted by SteveS 2012-09-25 21:30||
#15 There are no jobs and no food. And no prospects. Now what, Mossie Bruders?
Why, JIHAD, of course!
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2012-09-25 23:32||
#16 Now what, Mossie Bruders?
They've been borrowing money from the Saudis, et al since April, SteveS, and our beloved president wants to give them pots more money, as a kindness.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-09-25 23:52||