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October 07, 2004

John Kerry would call a summit

...and demand that Israel pass a "global test" before responding. Massive bomb attacks on Taba Hilton, other Sinai resorts: 35 dead, 125 injured

A massive explosion rocked the Taba Hilton in Sinai on the Israeli border. There are reports that the lobby has collapsed and a fire has broken out. The blast was caused by truck bomb, possibly combined with suicide bombers. For nearly an hour ambulances were waiting at the border, waiting for Egyptian permission to enter.

Now Israeli ambulances have been allowed in, and Israeli helicopters are reportedly enroute to evacuate the wounded. But there are massive traffic jams and difficulties at the border crossing. ...

Security officials say that the Egyptians are still not allowing Israeli rescue forces to enter the country to help the wounded and recover people from under the hotel's rubble, although there are reports of Magen David Adom helping victims at the Taba. ...

There are reportedly street celebrations in Gaza and in Cairo.

You have no idea the abject rage I'm feeling right now.

Command Post has several links covering this terrorism.

John Kerry doesn't "get" Islamofascism. And if he is elected, we'll pay for his lack.

Posted by Darleen at October 7, 2004 05:55 PM


Darleen, the "global test" thing just means being able to show that any actions we take are legitimate and justified - AFTER we act to defend our nation. Kerry said clearly he would not allow any foreign veto over our security, and you know it.

If you're going to get so upset, shouldn't it be for something real? Do you just like getting mad?

Posted by: Binacontenda at October 8, 2004 04:30 PM


Before I switch majors to IT, I was an English major with an eye to teach in high school. Go back and read Kerry's statement again. He belies his claim of "no veto" with the secondary clause that, infact, makes our foreign policy conditional upon global approval.

It is not good for us and it is deadly for Israel.

Posted by: Darleen at October 8, 2004 05:38 PM

Hey, my BA is in English. I'd love to be a teacher someday, and it's a noble, underappreciated profession. Underpayed, too.

The global test clause is not established as a condition, really. It's pretty clear.

Besides, think about it - no one would actually say we should ask permission to defend ourselves. That's nuts. I think you just like to say that so you can get upset and point fingers - but I also think you know that's not seriously what Kerry is saying.

If he really meant that, he could just say so. But consistently, he has made clear that the President always has the right to act to defend the nation. So you can relax.

Posted by: Binacontenda at October 8, 2004 08:51 PM


Kerry hasn't changed since 1971. And old fart that I am, I was a 16 y/o high school junior when he was testifying that US soldiers were the heirs of "Jenjis" Khan.

He's already stated he's respond to an attack.

Sorry, I don't want to wait. He need not have equivocated, but "global test" "proving to the world" clearly demonstrated that in a crisis, he'll hesitate.

BTW, I'm not ruling out going back and getting a teacher's cred. I love teens, have done tons of volunteer work with them and would love to teach, especially English.

Might be my "retirement" fun.

Posted by: Darleen at October 8, 2004 09:55 PM

What a ass....if Bush had called a summit before he started the mess in Iraq maybe we wouldn't have lost 1064 American Lives, non-injured another 7,000+
Bush lies...thousand die!!

Posted by: Robt Valdez at October 10, 2004 01:46 PM


What is it about twelve years, 17 resolutions, Saddam bribing Russia, France and Germany, Kofi up to his own neck in the UNSCAM scandal you're not getting?

Even today, Egypt is making noises that the dastardly Jews have bombed their own in Taba (sound familiar ala 9/11 was GW/Zionst fault?)

John 'not necessarily so' Kerry would talk-talk while terrorists kill-kill.

Posted by: Darleen at October 10, 2004 02:28 PM