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      Batya Medad made aliya from New York to Israel in 1970 and has been living in Shiloh since 1981. Recently she began organizing women's visits to Tel Shiloh for Psalms and prayers. (For more information, please email her.)  Batya is a newspaper and magazine columnist, a veteran jblogger and recently stopped EFL teaching.  She's also a wife, mother, grandmother, photographer and HolyLand hitchhiker, always seeing things from her own very unique perspective. For more of Batya's writings and photos, check out:

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      Nissan 29, 5771, 5/3/2011

      Why Credit Obama With Bin Ladin's Execution?

      It has been quite a week for people around the world to celebrate, between the royal wedding and Osama bin Ladin's execution. As you probably know, I always have something to say about a wide variety of topics on my other blogs, me-ander and Shiloh Musings. You're invited to check them out.

      And now for the main attraction:

      Why Credit Obama With Bin Ladin's Execution?

      Let's start with one of those "nobody's perfect" public typos in which the Osama became Obama:

      As you know, I really don't think that the "execution" of Osama bin Laden will make the world any safer. The Teflon terrorists are being praised and protected by most of the world, including the United States and its President Barack Hussein Obama. There are those mirrored sayings:

      "Any friend of yours is a friend of mine." "Your enemy is my enemy."
      That's good advice.  So the world, including the United States which is now so happily taking bows for killing Bin Laden, ought to pay attention to the unpleasant fact that their pet terrorists, the Pseudostinians aka Palestinians sic are demonstrating (rioting) in protest of the American action.
      Among six predominantly Muslim countries recently surveyed, Muslims in the Palestinian territories voiced the most support for the assassinated al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, a poll released on Monday showed. (complete article)

      And about all that praise of U.S. President Obama, as if he was the chief planning officer of that commando unit that killed Bin Ladin...  The American military had been working on it for ten years, long before Obama even ran for the United States Presidency.  He had nothing to do with the planning and even less to do with the execution.  He was just lucky to be the U.S. President on the right day.  It doesn't make him a better president.  It doesn't prove his military expertise.

      The world as we know it is still in danger of Arab terrorism, and the world's movers and shakers refuse to recognize the source of the danger.  Instead they keep funding it.  Throwing Israel to the sharks will only make those terrorists hungrier, not pacify it.