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Libyan Donors Group, a club of Western and Muslim countries, promised $2.5 billion in aid to the rebel government.

But Libyan oil infrastructure remains intact, providing the country with rich revenues. The question is who pocketed them, causing the wealthy country to lose its financial solvency for the first time in decades.

After the terrorist attack we alone called the soldiers’ behavior despicable as they sped away from the scene instead of confronting the terrorists, thus allowing them the time to kill Jews.

Now the army has confirmed that Moshe Naftali of the elite Golani brigade was killed in that skirmish by friendly fire. The proverbial fog of war is unavoidable on battlefields, but not in a minor operation against a few terrorists. That Moshe died from friendly fire, and that many other soldiers have also been killed in similar incidents, testifies to the woeful inadequacy of training and bad discipline in the army.

The US has once again blocked an Israeli military deal with China. The State Department claims that the modernization of the Chinese army somehow affects American security. Oh yes, we imagine China going to war with the world’s only superpower.

A few months earlier, the US blocked Israel from modernizing the UAE army.

Can we not make more from unrestricted arms sales than the $2 billion in aid, which we have to spend anyway on US military gadgets which we do not need?

Israeli drone

War in LibyaThe NATO adventure in Libya will more likely than not result in protracted hostilities. A fundamental problem is that a ruler who enters his capital on foreign bayonets is usually weak and will remain so, unlike the homegrown ruler who ascends to power by years of intrigues and knows his country’s system in every detail.

Tactically, Gadhafi’s forces are not defeated, and he can activate them with moderate financing. The Berber tribes long for independence. Oil revenues will decline, squandered to Western oil corporations and the rebels’ empty pockets. Al Qaeda and its affiliates will rush into the power vacuum.

When the unrest from Libya spills into Algeria, the region will go up in flames.

According to Dick Cheney’s memoirs, he was the only White House official to approve of an Israeli strike on the Syrian nuclear reactor, while Rice insisted on giving diplomacy more time. The reactor, mind you, was a few weeks from going hot.

We can expect the same from this US administration on the Iranian nuclear program: procrastination to the end.

Dick Cheney

A lone Arab hijacked a cab in Tel Aviv. He first ran over pedestrians, then stabbed several bystanders, including a number of Border Police.

Regrettably, the Arab headed to impoverished South Tel Aviv instead of the affluent North, where he could have found a few proponents of peaceful coexistence with his ilk.

As usual, the police refrained from shooting the terrorist, but tried to overpower him. That procrastination allowed the Arab to stab several more Jews. It is clear why the police did not shoot the Arab: they feared prosecution in Israeli courts.

There is no way to prevent such grassroots terrorism short of closing Israel to the West Bank Arabs.

Thirty-three years ago, Moussa Sadr fled to Libya, where he stayed at Gadhafi’s invitation. Sadr, the founder of the Amal Shiite terrorist group, was a charismatic cleric bitterly at odds with the younger and much more radical Hezbollah, and he blocked Iranian inroads into the Lebanese Shiite community. So he conveniently disappeared in Libya amid the fighting between Hezbollah and Amal. As Rabbi Kahane used to say, “Peace between Jews and Arabs? I’m waiting for peace between Arabs and Arabs. Between Hezbollah and Amal.”

Plenty of parties would pay Gadhafi to get rid of Sadr, including Israel, the US, France, Hezbollah, or Iran. Now, as the Libyan rebels rampage through government buildings, embarrassing documents may surface, shedding light on Iran’s involvement in his murder. In an effort to prevent a major PR disaster, Iran is leaning on the rebels to create a joint commission of inquiry into Sadr’s whereabouts.

Moussa Sadr

Iran has tested a new surface-to-sea Qader cruise missiles with a 140-mile range. The new weapon threatens all US Navy ships in the Persian Gulf and Israeli ships in the Mediterranean from Iran’s Latakia base in Syria.

Iran does not spend mammoth resources on continually churning out new military equipment just for PR. Knowing ourselves to be Iran’s only target, should not we preempt?

Abdel Nakim BelhadjWashington’s idiotic move to oust Mubarak brought Egypt under the control of the Muslim Brotherhood. Islamist anarchy reigns in South Egypt and Sinai, far from the capital.

Thanks to NATO, Islamist forces headed by Al Qaeda veteran Belhadj control the Libyan capital. The CIA captured him eight years ago and handed him over to Gadhafi, who has kept him in jail ever since. Now he is easily the most powerful person in Tripoli. Islamic militias are flush with weapons captured from Gadhafi’s arsenals.

No one in the West knows for certain the whereabouts of Gadhafi’s chemical weapons, of which he possessed more than two tons. It is not even clear whether Gadhafi purchased chemical agents on the black market after relinquishing his existing stockpile under American pressure, or whether he produced them at yet-unknown facilities. Islamists are likely to lay hands on those weapons, too. Both Islamists and mainstream Muslim rebels have already sold advanced weapons to Hamas and Hezbollah.

The Defense Ministry, which seems to have long since abandoned its original job of defending the Jewish state, wants to release hundreds of Muslim terrorists held in Israeli jails before the UN September vote on Palestinian statehood. In the warped minds of Barak’s clique, the release will calm the Palestinians—though historically the opposite has proven true.

Curiously, Israel would find it very hard to deal with Palestinian terrorists if their state were to be recognized. There is no doubt that the terrorists come from the ruling parties and reflect their policies: the PA names streets after them, sponsors panegyrics on state TV, and pays them monthly stipends. Thus their attacks are not terrorism, but an act of war by a sovereign state—and instead of releasing the terrorists, Israel should bomb their cities.

Sinai BedouinsUnacknowledged amid all the talk of returning to the 1948 borders is that Israel already has such a border—with Egypt. We have returned exactly to pre-1967 situation of fedayeen cross-border raids, which are now sponsored by Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood instead of Egyptian communists.

Having lost buffer territory—first Gaza, then Rafah, now Sinai—Israel has come face-to-face with terrorists who easily penetrate our long and inherently insecure border with Egypt. Fearing to take the fight into enemy territory, as we did before 1967, Israel is left with no option but to appeal to Egypt for protection.

And so the Egyptians adopted the approach of bribing local tribes, as the CIA did in Iraq and Libya. But we’ve tried that before with Israeli Bedouins, and it no longer works. Urbanized Bedouins are susceptible to Islamist propaganda, and terrorists and smugglers will always find sympathizers. There are financial issues, too: if Egypt pays too little, terrorist groups can make better ad hoc offers; if Egypt pays a lot with Israeli and US money, the Bedouins will produce the heads of fake terrorists and smugglers instead of doing a real job. The Bedouins’ duplicity and their lack of fear of reprisals from the central government will contribute to long-term failure.

The plan may backfire by giving the Bedouins too much weaponry, money, and quasi-political power. That would encourage the Bedouins to demand autonomy, which would eventually create a Muslim Brotherhood state in Sinai.

It is curious that in Iraq, Libya, and Egypt, tribes proved militarily superior to nation states.

The eight deaths reported in the Negev terrorist attacks are statistically unexceptional, especially if we only count civilians, as the government does when considering proportional retaliation. Yet the government’s reaction—the immediate assassination of terrorist leaders—was unprecedented. This is not a particularly aggressive government, and it has a history of inaction against terrorist and rocket attacks.

The official death toll from terrorist attacks is rumored to be significantly underreported.

The IDF units on the Sinai border have maintained the highest level of preparedness for a week now, expecting a terrorist attack from Egypt. The attack is thought to be carried out by PIJ in retaliation for Israel assassinating their leader, in retaliation for the rocket attacks, which were a retaliation for Israel’s assassination of PRC leaders, which itself was a retaliation for the PRC’s terrorist attack in Sinai.

Hamas wouldn’t let PIJ carry out more terrorist attacks right now unless Hamas had received Israeli assurances in the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire that government installations in Gaza would not be bombed. Nor would the PIJ carry out more attacks if it believed that Israel would escalate the conflict.

Caught between the White House and the Muslim Brotherhood, the Egyptian military government took the middle path. It reported great progress in fighting the Palestinians in Sinai in order to satisfy the US, but in fact conducted no significant operations there—thereby placating the Brotherhood.

Now that the Egyptians have openly breached the Camp David Sinai demilitarization clauses, Israel has to act likewise and return to the pre-1967 strategy of deep strikes inside Sinai against Palestinian terrorists.