(On The Beach, Florida) There is an oil leak in the Swamp Of Mexico that will never be capped. The pressures from the deep shattered the pipe well below the surface, exploding the funnel in many places. Oil is leaking from holes becoming too numerous to keep track of. The beaches of Western Florida are now home to an ever increasing number of tar balls and at the height of the season, tourism has all but died. To save the unsalvageable situation, Florida's governor, Charlie Crist, took $25 million that was desperately needed to support the newly unemployed, to distribute an ad inviting people to Florida's "pristine" beaches. Like Netanyahu's flotilla argument, "But they attacked us first," Crist's was believed by no one. Whether out of desperation or corruption, I care not. For I am now The Anti-Crist.
The reserve of oil gushing into the new swamp, is reportedly the second biggest on earth. When finally emptied, a billion barrels of oil will have escaped...as I did from Israel. I ended up in my safe Florida paradise, far from the deadly corruption of Israel. The computer analyses say my paradise will be inundated in about six weeks.
Well, I've had it. No one or nothing is going to make me flee again. This leak is no disaster. It provides us all with a wonderful opportunity to live in a beautiful new environment. I'm looking forward to the arrival of the oil. And shouldn't we all be? What's a manatee ever done for me? I can't wait to frolic in the oil.
With so much now to occupy me in Florida, Israel's crimes almost seem mundane. It seems that the Sharon family is being indicted for taking a big bribe from one Martin Schlaff:
The national fraud squad has recommended that Omri and Gilad Sharon be indicted for mediating bribery and to indict Austrian magnate Martin Schlaff for giving bribes to the tune of $3 million. The police allege that the bribe money was given to former prime minister Ariel Sharon. The police say they have evidence that the original loan to Gilad Sharon, as well as the $3 million loan, came from a company controlled by Schlaff. Since the affair broke, Schlaff has stayed away from Israel, even missing his father's recent funeral in Jerusalem.
And look who jumped from the nineteenth floor and won't be testifying at the Sharons' trial:
The New York medical examiner ruled Solomon Obstfeld's June 9 death a suicide, but family and friends insist Obstfeld was murdered after a dispute with an Israeli rabbi.The mysterious death of an Orthodox Jewish millionaire on June 9 in New York has sparked a whirlwind of rumors, even though the medical examiner ruled the death a suicide.
Solomon (Shlomo) Obstfeld fell to his death from the 19th floor of his posh Manhattan apartment, and while New York police have yet to close the case, Obstfeld's family members and close friends believe he was murdered and have hired a private investigator to look into his death.
The New York Daily News reported that Obstfeld was connected with former Israeli prime ministers Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert and also had ties with Austrian businessman Martin Schlaff, who attended Obstfeld's funeral.
Israeli police suspect Schlaff of having bribed Sharon and want to question him.
It has also been reported that Olmert visited Obstfeld's office two weeks before Obstfeld's death.
Trying but just failing to beat Obsfeld's record, without us knowing why yet, Danny Barak was pushed from the 17th floor:
June 14th, 2010
Via: Reuters :
The chief utive of Leader Capital Markets, one of Israel’s top investment banks, has committed suicide, a company spokeswoman said on Sunday.
Danny Barak, 48, jumped from his office on the 17th floor of one of Tel Aviv’s most prominent office towers on Friday, the spokeswoman said.
Barak, who is survived by his wife and four children, did not leave a note explaining his suicide.
“It is a mystery,” the spokeswoman said.
In the background possibly is LCM's involvement with the financial meltdown in Hungary and the toxic derivatives crises at Société Générale (France) and Commerzbank-Dresdner (Germany).
Rabbi Obsfeld's murder fits in the one-sided civil war going on in Israel which sees Labor Zionism weakening, dividing, murdering, and arresting the religious public. I am sent unending reports of illegal arrests. Here is a note I received yesterday sent by an old friend and a gentle one, Bruce Brill;
Yesterday I had "my day in court." This is the case where the police in an illegal search of my place found my collection of bullets which they claim is illegal (I guess THEY'RE experts on what's "illegal." To sum up, the 4 witnesses I asked to come to testify on my behalf were made to sit out in the unairconditioned hall for the duration... about 4 and a half hours, AND WEREN'T CALLED in to testify. The court session ran out of time because the police prosecutor didn't bring the evidence. The judge asked them to produce the evidence and after waiting for over an hour they said that they can't locate the evidence. Shades of the Keystone Cops. My poor witnesses: wasted an entire half day on my account. I feel so bad for their loss of time. In the courtroom, my lawyer's cross examination got countless answers from the cops, again and again and again that they "don't remember" details of what transpired. One of the things they "didn't recall" was that I played the violin during the search (they forced me to play it or else they would have laid their grubby hands on my 230 year-old violin). Even THAT they "didn't remember." Such liars! None of them, NONE OF THEM, could quote the so-called law that I violated upon which they're indicting me.
Instead of dismissing the case, the judge is giving the police another 2 weeks-plus to produce the evidence and another date for the continuation of the case was set for July 6th.
This week's outrage occurred two weeks before the school year ended, when the Supreme Court of Israel ordered 44 Ashkenazi families to force their children into a Sephardic school. The protests began. They are reported as proof of Ashkenazi bigotry when in fact, it's precisely the same as ordering Methodist parents to send their children to a Baptist school. Who incited this provocation? A week before the court decision, Pres. Shimon Peres arranged a meeting with Dep. Religious Affairs Minister Porush. The court's decision was made by Judge Edmund Levy, who adjudicated the Yigal Amir trial and thus built the Rabin coverup; the compromise agreement was suggested by the politician and party thoroughly corrupted by Peres in the 80s, Arye Deri of the Shas Party; and the whole ruckus was initiated by the New Israel Fund, the poster child of the Peres Peace Center.
Another outrage was the report from the Disengagement Authority Director, Yonathan Basi to PM Netanyahu. It turns out, or it has been widely reported, and there is a difference, that Basi had instructions to break up the Gush Katif villages. They chose to stay together, so five years after the Gaza evacuation, the refugees mostly live in mobile homes with the cockroaches. Such is the fate of anyone who chooses Judaism in Israel.
The problem is that Israel has a two front battle going, and the victims of the civil war think the Arab threat is the more immediate. So they defend an Israel that despises them. What these patriots don't understand is both fronts will equally crush them. They have to defeat the Israeli "secret" establishment no less than they have to overcome the Arabs and their allies. The stakes are precisely the same.
There are numerous non-religious, right-wing writers who are 30 years out of date and essentially parrot whatever is the Israeli government spin on anything. They deservedly have a readership dwindling towards zero. Then there are religious writers who have their audience. They are becoming dangerous to their readers' survival. They not only puppet their government's nonsense but have all kinds of other foes like Arabs, Lefties, professors, erev rav...anything and anyone but their most vicious enemy, the government of Israel.
During the mid-80s, Israel's beaches were littered with oil and tar balls. We weren't told how they got there. I loved to fish and camp by the Mediterranean. Sure, you had to throw out your clothes sticky with oil afterwards. But not all was bad, in fact there was a notable improvement. You threw a tar ball on the campfire and it burst into a blue flame that lasted to the morning. There was no need to gather driftwood for the fire anymore.
Oil can be tons of fun when there is nothing you can do to stop it.