Life has been hectic in recent weeks with not much time for blogging. Also the news is generally grim with some notable exceptions. One of these is the release of our young Iranian American journalist which may spell a crack in the armor of Iranian intentions to develop nuclear weapons. It does not take much smarts to see that such a program could place Iran at the center of a nuclear Holocaust that would pretty well destroy the Middle East. Thank G-d that we have obama in place. He seems to be a number of steps ahead of others with the ability to achieve his aims for us. I don’t know how he keeps it up. I do wish he would speak of ‘our’ of whatever persons in U.S. governmental authority rather than ‘my’. Perhaps someone will bring this to his attention?

On other fronts it does not look as though he has achieved a rapprochement with the leaders now in office in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Once again only G-d can guess what the new Israeli government will be up to — what a decline since the times of some really fine and decent leaders of that small refuge nation for the escapees from the Holocaust — the climax in the two millennial history of Christian anti-Semitism.

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

Ed Kent 212-665-8535 (voice mail only) [blind copies]

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