Saturday, January 5, 2013

Binocular Snapshot for 01/05/2012

LastDayWatchers as the contractions to the birth pain continue
An earthquake of 7.5 magnitude struck in the Pacific Ocean off southeastern Alaska on Saturday.

The quake occurred about 60 miles southwest of Port Alexander at a depth of about 6 miles at 0858 GMT, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, which downgraded the magnitude from an initial 7.7.

What Diskin adds to the story is primarily color: the cigars that Netanyahu and Barak smoked before their subordinates, the glasses of drink that that the defense minister poured himself from time to time, the Mossad's chefs in their white hats. Diskin describes feeling insulted, and speaks of his small, personal rebellion

Diskin's conclusion from the behavior of Netanyahu and Barak at that meeting, which appeared to him as "total disrespect for the people there", was that they are not worthy of leading Israel to war against Iran.