Sunday, December 25, 2011

BENADOR: Message to our Christian Friends



In the Kindness of G-d which we as Jews are taught...

In thankfulness for true and loyal friendship...

In the spirit of mutual respect and appreciation,

I want to wish all of you who have your holidays today,

A beautiful celebration of your traditions...

May G-d watch over you and yours, may He Inspire you in the path that you have taken of camaraderie and friendship towards us, your Jewish friends -and which we reciprocate with our love and loyalty...

For all that and much more,

May G-d Bless you and your loved ones as you celebrate your holidays...

Goodwill Ambassador Eliana Batsheva Benador

29 Kislev 5772

Thursday, December 8, 2011

BENADOR: Terror in Action: NATO fuel tankers torched in Pakistan attack

Is anyone surprised that this is happening? And, to make the event more pathetic, we learn that it mostly highlighted the vulnerability...

However, the actual vulnerability is within the West, giving in to Islam wherever it is...

(AP) QUETTA, Pakistan - Assailants torched more than 20 tankers in Pakistan carrying fuel for U.S. and NATO troops in neighboring Afghanistan on Thursday, the first reported attack since Islamabad closed the border to protest coalition airstrikes that killed 24 Pakistani troops last month.

The attack highlighted the vulnerability of the supply trucks that are waiting for the country's two border crossings into Afghanistan to reopen. Around 40 percent of the non-lethal supplies for U.S.-led troops in landlocked Afghanistan travel across Pakistani soil.

Islamabad temporarily closed one of its Afghan crossings to NATO supplies last year after U.S. helicopters accidentally killed two Pakistani soldiers. Suspected militants or criminals took advantage of the impasse to launch many attacks against stranded or rerouted trucks carrying NATO supplies.

Police officer Hamid Shakil says unknown men fired rockets at a terminal for the tankers close to the southwestern city of Quetta. He said at least 23 tankers were set ablaze. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

Pakistan closed both its border crossings into Afghanistan for trucks carrying NATO war supplies on Nov. 26, hours after airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition killed 24 Pakistani troops on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. U.S. and NATO officials have said the incident was a mistake, and have pledged to investigate.

The closure has meant that several hundred trucks have been stranded at poorly guarded terminals around the country.

The border incident sent already tense relations between Pakistan and the United States to new lows, threatening Islamabad's cooperation in helping negotiate an end to the Afghan war.

Original Source