Saturday, November 08, 2008

Barak Gets Really Nasty (and Downright Dirty)

Barak, Ehud Barak (not the other Barrack), heightened the rhetoric here in Israel.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak spoke at the memorial ceremony for slain Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin on Saturday night and warned that “extremists” were plotting another assassination. “We once called them 'stray weeds'--now they're nothing less than cancerous growths,” he said. “Yitzchak,” he addressed Rabin, “we promise you that we will remove this evil from our midst.”

and here:

Labor Chairman and Defense Minister Ehud Barak referred to the extremists’ threats, “We used to call them weeds, today they are no less than cancerous growths…There was writing on the wall then that we weren’t wise enough to see. Today, the stone shall cry out of the wall,” he said.


Let's see, how is cancer treated?

Radiation Therapy
Angiogenesis Inhibitors Therapy
Biological Therapy
Bone Marrow Transplantation and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation
Lasers in Cancer Treatment
Photodynamic Therapy

None of that sounds good or proper or decent in a political sense or in a social sense.

Exactly what does Barak have in mind?

1 comment:

Kae Gregory said...

This ratcheting up of rhetoric by Israeli politicians against Jews is way beyond ominous. If the Israeli government (or politicians seen as having the voice of the Israeli govt) continues to demonize and act with violence against Jews in the Jewish homeland, will not those acts be seen as just the natural order of things in the rest of the world? Like the Republican party here in the U.S., Israeli politics finds itself awash in corruption and incompetence. It's time to take out the trash - in both cases.