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Thursday, June 05, 2003

Today in Israel: Highest Level of Alert

Police forces are on the highest level of alert today, according to Israel National News, due to the "quantity and specificity" of intelligence warnings of impending attacks. Police commander Shlomo Aharonishky said that the operational assumption is that the Aqaba Summit will provide terrorists with motivation to attempt attacks today.

This news was greeted with sarcasm from my friends in Jerusalem, who write: "NEW INTERNATIONAL GAME RECEIVES RAVES! -- HOW MANY DEAD JEWS DOES IT TAKE?!" -- the new game sensation, sponsored by the Bush administration, is sweeping the world and producing billions of dollars in armament sales for Carlyle Group (the Bush-Saudi enterprise), as casualty rates are predicted to peak." G-d forbid.