Was shuttle tragedy an omen to U.S.
& Israel which are hell-bent on reshaping the world with
The Space Shuttle disaster
today(Feb.1)was another horrific tragedy. I couldn't help but sense the
strong symbolism of this accident. And I'm sure it will not go unnoticed
in the Muslim world.
A joint American and Israeli Space Mission blows up over a place called
Palestine, Texas with an Israeli pilot onboard, who in 1981 attacked the
Osirak Nuclear Reactor in Iraq.
I don't subscribe to any of the world's religions, especially not the
Hebrew God and his dysfunctional extended family of Princes and
Prophets. But I do have a sense of what the ancient Greeks and Hindus
referred to as the Fates or the Gods, those indefinable forces that seem
to have an affect on events - Those phenomena that the major religions
are quick to claim credit for in the name of their deity when it suits
their interests. The radical elements in the Muslim religion will no
doubt exploit this accident as an omen from "God".
It's just possible that today's tragedy is an omen. Not from the
"Muslim God" for his retinue. But a message to all of us from
those "Fates and Gods", a message about the hubris of those
two wannabe empires - The United States and Israel. These countries who
seem hell-bent on using force to reshape "their" worlds to
Thirty seven years ago when I returned from Vietnam, I never thought I'd
see a time when the draft-dodgers of that day led by a Texas-Brag dimwit
from their ranks, would be running the country and trying to stampede us
into yet another war that they will safely avoid.
After Iraq, will the United Nations "coalition" remain
mobilized to force Israel to destroy its Weapons of Mass Destruction
arsenal, that holds much of the Muslim World in the crosshairs? The 200+
Nuclear weapons it had as of a decade ago and no doubt chemical and
biological weapons are just as menacing to a defenseless and
sizeable part of the human race within range of this terror, as the
threat we are told may "someday" be aimed at us. Perhaps
we are trying our damnest to make that perceived threat a
I'll end with an adage Ezekiel bootlegged from the Babylonians - Live by
the Sword, Die by the Sword.