By Ernie Moore on Sunday, January 30, 2011
Caroline Glick has written a column about how Israel approached Egypt in the past and what might happen in the near future.


“Idealist” President Shimon Peres

What came out after Glick’s piece was written is the fact that El Baradei has been openly embraced by the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. That of course, is not a surprise to most of us who watch events in the Middle East.

Partway down the page, Glick changes from Egypt to Israel’s method of dealing with Egypt on the liberal...
By Ernie Moore on Sunday, January 30, 2011
That’s the way one man described the newest small arms to hit Afghanistan. Thanks, John

No hiding place from new U.S. Army rifles that use radio-controlled smart bullets. Weapon hailed as a game-changer that can fire up and over barriers and down into trenches

Soldiers will start using them in Afghanistan later this month

The U.S. army is to begin using a futuristic rifle that fires radio-controlled 'smart' bullets in Afghanistan for the first time, it has emerged.

The XM25 rifle uses bullets that are programmed to explode when they have travelled a set distance, allowing enemies to be targeted no matter where they are hiding. The rifle also has a range of 2,300 feet making it possible to hit targets which are well out of the reach of conventional rifles. The XM25 is being developed specially for the U.S. army and will be deployed with troops from later this month, it was revealed today.

By Ernie Moore on Saturday, January 29, 2011
You will please forgive me for running a piece by Dick Morris that is echoing what I’ve already put out on our Barnabus Briefing emails this week. It is nice to know that others share one’s perspectives now and then.



By DICK MORRIS Published on on January 29, 2011

In the 1950s, the accusation "who lost China" resonated throughout American politics and led to the defeat of the Democratic Party in the presidential elections of 1952. Unless President Obama reverses field and strongly opposes letting the Muslim brotherhood take over Egypt, he will be hit with the modern equivalent of the 1952 question: Who Lost Egypt?

The Iranian government is waiting for Egypt to fall into its lap. The Muslim Brotherhood, dominated by Iranian Islamic fundamentalism, will doubtless emerge as the winner should the government of Egypt fall. The Obama Administration, in failing to throw its weight against an Islamic takeover, is guilty of the same mistake that led President Carter...
By Ernie Moore on Saturday, January 29, 2011

This just in from Israel News.

01.29.11, 18:10

Hundreds of Arab residents of Jaffa have begun marching in protest of the harassment that they say is inflicted on them by Jewish settlers. The protestors are chanting "Allahu Akbar" and "With we will liberate Jaffa." Streets have been blocked as result of the demonstration. (Yoav Zeitun)

Jaffe is primarily Arab populated. It has recently been cleaned up in certain neighborhoods, and promoted for Israeli to move to.

A couple of years ago some American tourists were there in a bus and Arab youths threw stones, cracking a windshield, but the driver escaped and no one was injured.

Normally it is an interesting place to visit. Today is not a good day for that! <grin>

By Ernie Moore on Saturday, January 29, 2011
Speaking of snappy slogans! The above is what the mobs in Yemen were chanting as they marched for the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.


Ali Abdullah Saleh

The Yemenis were demanding that President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has ruled for nearly 32 years, resign, The Associated Press reported.

A haven for al Qaeda, Yemen is the Arab world’s most impoverished nation. AP reported that Saleh's government is riddled with...
By Ernie Moore on Saturday, January 29, 2011
Those are not just Sarah Palin’s words. They are bouncing off one gas pump to another as Americans are getting more and more upset with the soaring price of fuel.


Kuwaiti Oil Minister

And while President Obama has stopped drilling in the Gulf for the most part and the liberals in and out of Congress have made America’s rich oil sources off limits from Alaska to the coastlines and upper Midwest, we keep making the sheiks richer and richer.

Will the new batch of Republicans...
By Ernie Moore on Friday, January 28, 2011
Egyptian security officials say police have put Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei under house arrest. Police stationed outside his suburban Cairo home told him he cannot leave the house after he joined tens of thousands of protesters in the capital Friday."

"ElBaradei returned to the country Thursday night from a month abroad and declared he was ready to lead the protesters to a regime change." We will have much more on Egypt in the coming days.


Egyptian standoff

Al Arabiya...
By Ernie Moore on Friday, January 28, 2011
The light rail is closer to becoming a reality in Jerusalem. And of course, we are excited about that. It’s been a long time coming, long past the cost predictions, and will be a great blessing to bus riders.


Uzi Ovadia

Here’s a Haaretz article about the train and the man who is training the train drivers. :

Bus drivers take the wheel as light rail reaches the Holy City

Drivers of Jerusalem's light rail train are practicing their new skills on the tracks, and getting...
By Ernie Moore on Thursday, January 27, 2011
Turkey detained 32 members of the Turkish Hezbollah movement in night raids. Are they suddenly taking a stand for Israel or protecting themselves from Islamization?



In move that had to have startled many Turkey observers, the government jailed Hezbollah members.

Why would that be a surprise? Because Prime Minister Erdogan has recently been snuggling up to the Iranians and sounding anything but friendly to Israel.

You might remember that one of...
By Ernie Moore on Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Since mobs forced the President of Tunisia to run for it with his reported 3000 pounds of gold bullion, there have been riots in Jordan, Lebanon and now Egypt.


This crowd is British but their cousins

Are marching in the Middle East

According to Arutz Sheva reports, Egypt’s President Mubarak has sent his wife and son, Gamal, out of the country. Gamal has been seen as the successor to his father, but running is not a way to cement that. They reportedly took 97 suitcases with them,...
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