April 19, 2010, - 1:50 pm
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I’ve been in super-top secret meetings all morning. But now that I’m back, a few words about the Icelandic volcano that is wreaking havoc on airlines across Europe.
Yes, Eyjafjallajokull isn’t only hard to pronounce, but it would be a nightmare on “Wheel of Fortune.” Vanna would finally have to work hard. And as much money as you made from consonants, you’d spend it all buying vowels.
But that’s not my comment. My thoughts have to do with how G-d works in mysterious ways. If you’re an atheist, you’ll chalk this up to coincidence.
But I find it interesting that tomorrow, April 20th, is both Hitler’s birthday (and the neo-Nazis are already celebrating) and Israel’s 62nd birthday (and the enemies of Israel–including Jewish ones–are already burning the flag). (In Hebrew, it’s known as “Yom Ha’Atzmaut,” or Independence Day and is celebrated tomorrow, instead of May 14th, because Israel celebrates on its Hebrew birthday.) Both a man with whom most of the Islamic world is in love and loves to honor (his “Mein Kampf” remains a consistent best-seller in the Islamic world and there’s that little detail of his relationship with the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem); and a country whose establishment Muslims despise (they call is “nakba” or disaster). The Muslims and other anti-Semites hate that despite Hitler’s plan to erase Jews from the face of the earth, the Jewish State of Israel turns 62 tomorrow, while Hitler can’t celebrate his, having been worm excrement long ago.
And this makes some people mad. You know who they are.
Given this aligning of the stars as it were, tomorrow is an ideal day for an Islamic terrorist act, especially a hijacking. And since most of the planes are grounded in Europe given the ash, that eliminates a lot of potential opportunity. Sadly, a number of countries are set to open the skies to aircraft, tomorrow.
Like I said, G-d works in mysterious ways. Let’s hope the ash from Eyjafjallajokull is still prophylactic of the plans we know so many Muslims wish to carry out . . . especially tomorrow.
**** UPDATE: Reader Ari sends this video on why planes must be grounded while volcano ash invades the skies:
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