Petri dish art by Klari Reis [See her site. She has 365 of these beautiful things!]
Aurora. Guns don’t kill people. Bullets kill people. Let the 2nd Amendment wackos have all the automatic weapons they want. Ban bullets. The 2nd Amendment protects the right to bear arms. It doesn’t specify loaded arms.
Bulgaria. In it’s PR counter attack against Israel over the Bulgaria bus bombing, Iran’s UN Ambassador Mohammad Khazaee argued in a UN Security Council debate on the Middle East on Wednesday that Israel carried out the bombing. Khazaee further alleged that he could provide many examples showing that Israel “killed its own citizens and innocent Jewish people during the last couple of decades in order to blame others.” I cannot remember an incident where Israel has been accused of a red-flag operation in which it has killed Jews or Israelis, other than Arab Israelis. If any readers can provide any examples, please leave comments.
London In this first report today from the Daily Mail, is any indication, the London Olympics are headed for trouble. When the N. Korean women’s soccer team was announced prior to their game vs. Columbia, the idiot organizers put up on the jumbotron each player’s picture, NEXT TO THE FLAG OF S. KOREA. N. Korea walked off the field. There is no possible way to plumb the depths of British imbecility. They are not competent to run an Olympics.
Europe In this second report from the DM, there is an interesting graphic showing how the EU countries are slipping back into recession — all but Germany, whose GDP is 4% higher than 2008 and growing. Why is it that Germany is doing so well? I’ll tell you: It’s their defense contracts with Israel. For instance, supplying Israel with Dolphin-class, nuclear capable submarines, as reported by the Daily Dish in June. Where does Israel get the shekels to buy this costly gear? From the US taxpayer, of course. How is the US economy doing? About like the EU’s, not quite as bad. Maybe the $3Bn the US hands out to Israel each year could be better spent in the US.