18 November 2009

Arab experts predict Mideast water wars

This UPI article could have been a subject for some fisking if it were less pathetic.

A Jordanian academic has predicted that Israel will go to war with neighboring Lebanon and Egypt to get their water.

The Jordanian, political science professor Ghazi al-Rababah, was quoted by the Amman newspaper Al-Arab Al-Yawm as saying Israel would first go to war with Lebanon over the Litani River just north of the border with the Jewish state.
And how do we know that this prophecy is a true one? Two items of proof: first, a quote from Ben Gurion:
David Ben-Gurion, Israel's first prime minister, advocated years before the state of Israel was proclaimed in 1948, that the Jewish state should incorporate the Litani.
The strange and wondrous thing about the Old Man is that, while not being particularly politically active lately, he continues to produce a steady stream of quotes for anti-Israeli "experts" of all kinds. Now to the second item:

This item, probably in the eyes of UPI journo, illustrates the parched soldiers of an IDF unit on the way to the refreshing cold streams of the Litani river.

Ehehe... slow day for UPI, be my guess.