July 24th, 2006

Close to home

Here’s an interesting visual, courtesy of Dr. Sanity’s Carnival of the Insanities special Middle East Edition.

It hits particularly close to home for those of us who live in New England, and know the distances involved. Hint: they’re not large. Not at all.

4 Responses to “Close to home”

  1. macky Says:

    its a question not a comment im just wondering what 9/11 has to do with you becoming a neocon ?

  2. Jill perkins Says:

    Hi Neo Neocom

    I hope you have had a good trip.

    The Middle East is getting hotter and I think it will blow soon. Did you know that August 22 was the day that Saladin kicked the Crusaders out of Jerusalem?so it seems interesting that Iran picked that day to respond to the Uraniam cessation package. 9/11 was done on the day that Charles Marten stopped the Turks advance into Europe. 3/11 was the day that the Moors were kicked out of Spain. Get the point.

    Also, I have some advice on how to keep cool without air conditioning. If you take some inexpensive box fans and place one facing in at one window and one facing out at the window closest to the bed it gets pretty cool at night.


  3. Connecticut Yankee Says:

    Thank you for posting the link to that video. Makes it very real to your fellow New Englander.

  4. Ben-David Says:

    Thanks for this link – one of my biggest problems as an American now living in Israel is getting people to understand the tiny size of “Israel the bully” – most folks think that Israel is the same size as England or Italy, when in fact it is much smaller. (For those not on the East coast, try it this way: Israel is smaller than Lake Michigan!)


    In the central area – encompassing Haifa, Tel-Aviv, and Jerusalem – Israel is just 12-13 miles wide without the West Bank!

    We hosted a group from Texas during the go-go years of Oslo. From a hilltop overlooking Tel-Aviv in “disputed” territory, we took out the maps, and said “according to this plan, the border will go here. According to that plan, the border will go there.”

    One guy looked up and said, “Buddy, I’m from Texas. And by Texas standards – you’re whole country’s border!”

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