Arab media sources are reporting that the Gaza escapees spent nearly half a billion dollars in only 2 weeks in Gaza (via Sandmonkey), To put this into some kind of context, US consumers hit a new record week for the December Christmas shopping spree by spending 4.7 billion in online purchases in one week. Considering the size of the US population and how intense the Christmas shopping season is and how accessible internet shopping is, they still only spent 9 times what the Gazans did. That's a whole lot of cash for sure.
In Israel Olmert reacted to the Winograd report in the same expected way, by pretending that everything is now over and blaming Halutz. Like it was any surprise that an air force derived man would focus on using air power over ground assaults. The real question was why Olmert was at that job and the answer lies with Sharon and Kadima.
The Terrorists meanwhile hit a new low by using mentally retarded women in suicide bombings. I suppose after tricking a retarded 12 year old into being a suicide bomber, using a suicide baby in Pakistan, a pregnant woman and a grandmother as suicide bombers, they held a conference and tried to figure out how much lower they could go and they did it. Thank you, religion of peace.
In the great blogsphere over at Jammie Wearing Fool are some doubts over McCain and Iran and James Baker
Tundra Tabloids reports on a plagirized anti-semitic article in a Finnish newspaper.
The Big Picture blog writes that Democratic Candidates Are Running - Not to Change Washington DC - But to Change America (And Say So)
Over at Israelly Cool, Aussie Dave reports that Tom Lantos appears to be the only Senator still standing up to Fatah and calling the PLO mission out for its mourning for terrorist mastermind George Habash.
“I am astonished that the PLO’s representative to this country would make such an asinine comment and would actually have the temerity to call on Americans to come to his office and sign a ‘register of condolences’ for this vicious individual,” U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos (D-Calif.), the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Commitee, said Tuesday in a statement. “How disgusting.”
Habash’s group pioneered airplane hijackings in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Via LGF meanwhile, Obama has plans for a Muslim summit, as the global Caliphate moves one step closer.
Reuters reports that if Barack Obama becomes President, he’ll hold a summit with all leaders of Muslim countries:
“Once I’m elected, I want to organize a summit in the Muslim world, with all the heads of state, to have an honest discussion about ways to bridge the gap that grows every day between Muslims and the West.”
Lemon Lime Moon has an interesting post on the diffusion of responsibility and self-sacrifice.