"We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God." James Madison

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Hizbullah threats to fire rockets at Tel Aviv

IDF: Threat to hit Tel Aviv taken seriously


Home Front Command chief, Major General Yitzhak Girshon, told reporters in kibbutz Sasa in the Galilee that the army has "dealt in a special manner with the Gulf of Haifa, so that danger to civilians is minimal, if at all. Our situation is much better than at the beginning of the war."

He stressed the issue of hazardous materials saying measures have been taken to prevent a disaster.

"Despite the surprise, we took all necessary measures to minimize harm to civilians by hazardous materials. We are working with the Ministry of the Environment which is responsible for protecting hazardous substances and we would be able to contain any event in a couple of minutes," he said.

He said preparations have been made in the Tel Aviv area in anticipation of possible missile attack. "As for residents of the center, we are taking the threats seriously. Our measures are based on a warning siren so we've instructed residents to locate protected places," he added.

Being former military, the one thing that makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up is the thought of NBC (Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical) Warfare. We had special training in boot camp and throughout my enlistment ranging from avoidance training to emergency injections.

I continually hear criticism of the President's policy regarding WMD's,

"whereas if there is a 1% chance they exist, we must consider them real, and make every effort to destroy them."

Those who have served and are currently serving can attest to this fact regarding WMD's: “a little bit goes a long way”. And when discussing Biological weapons such as small pox, there is a period of two to three days between exposure/infection and signs and symptoms. That period of time is sufficient to spread the disease across this or any other nation. So the president's policies regarding WMD’s seem very adequate in my opinion.

Let us hope and pray these nutcases known as Hezbollah don't take the war to this level, because there will only be one alternative left for Israel... and I don’t care for ‘mushrooms either’.