Thursday, May 21, 2009

Larry's Law

I feel sorry for columnist Larry Derfner at the Jerusalem Post. He must be the most unlucky of columnists of all time. He submits a column days before its published ranting about this or that, and what happens? Either the day of publication or shortly before whatever he was ranting about as so much fear/war (insert whatever)mongering and it something comes to pass to justify exactly as he said he shouldn’t worry about. Take today’s column and the non-threat of the Iranians, and what do the Iranians do? Launch a successful wide range ballistic missile. I mean, what are the fracking odds the Iranians would successfully launch a missile shortly after Larry submits a column.
The Arrow missile defense system successfully tracked the Iranian long-range missile that was test-fired on Wednesday, just days after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met with US President Barack Obama to discuss the Iranian nuclear threat.

Iran said the solid-fuel Sajjil-2 surface-to-surface missile - also called the Ashura - had a range of about 2,000 kilometers. It is a new version of the Sajjil missile, which the country said it successfully tested late last year, and has a similar range.

"The firing of the missile should serve as an alarm to Europe and the United States," said one defense official. "This long-range missile is proof that the Iranians are not just a threat to Israel, but to the entire Western world."
Kismet, I tell you. So I an instituting Larry’s Law in honour of Derfner’s many gaffs and idiocies which works like this – whatever position Larry takes on any given issue – no matter how farfetched - one should immediately take the opposite view of Larry’s.

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