March 24, 2004


The ABC has finally driven Israel into the sea.

Posted by Tim Blair at March 24, 2004 11:12 AM


Posted by: Kev at March 24, 2004 at 11:33 AM

Maybe they think all Jews can walk on water.
As regards spinal chord injury victims blowing the bolt, it's possible using manual or electrical stimulation of the prostate; same technique is used on stud bulls for AI. The result is that most bulls are incapable of (or don't know how to) pork a cow, and are functionally perverts- the usual method is to insert an elctrical stimulating device in their clacker after rolling and enormous condom on their plonker. I hope that's what they did to wheelie-boy. (Coud have been fun to turn up the voltage).

Posted by: Habib at March 24, 2004 at 12:09 PM

Habib, I removed Pat's post, though you can see it on all the other entries he copied it too. As far as I am concerned, he's a spammer and I have banned him for the time being.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at March 24, 2004 at 12:13 PM

Well spotted Tim!

Now can we drive the ABC into the sea ?

Posted by: Jono at March 24, 2004 at 01:33 PM

Could someone please explain this map? If solid lines represent international borders, why are there dashed lines between Lebanon and Israel, as well as between Jordan and the West Bank? Does ABC know something the rest of us don't?

Posted by: Steve at March 24, 2004 at 03:14 PM


I think the answer is that:

1. The Israel/Jordan and Israel/Egypt borders are dealt with in the peace treaties between those states.

2. The Israel/Jordan treaty does not deal with the Judea & Samaria issue in terms of borders. No-one has formally agreed where Jordan ends and Israel/Arafatistan/whatever actually commences. That's supposedly one of the things everyone's fighting about.

3. There is still officially a state of war between Syria and Israel, and the final border has never been agreed between them.

4. IIRC, the same holds for Lebanon/Israel, given that Lebanon is now essentially a province of Syria.

Posted by: David at March 24, 2004 at 03:56 PM

According to LGF this sort of thing is



Posted by: David at March 24, 2004 at 04:05 PM

This map at least acknowledges that Israel is somehow connected to the Golan Heights. Often enough they just appear as an undistinguished part of Syria. At best they are careful to distinguish that area as not part of real Israel, because, of course, they reject the legitimacy of Israel's annexation. Oddly enough, they were never so particular about the Baltic states; and let's not mention Tibet.

Posted by: SteveW at March 24, 2004 at 09:59 PM

I don't think there's a good reason to seperate Gaza from Egypt by a full line and the West Bank from Jordan by a dotted line only. Also they might be embarrassed that they seperate the Golan from Syria by a full line and from Israel by only a dotted line. Zionist Imperialists!

Posted by: maor at March 25, 2004 at 02:14 AM

I used to work for the Naval Oceanographic Office and did some hydrographic work in the Persian Gulf right after Gulf War I. We shared data with the UAE and Oman, so we had to be careful about how we labeled our charts. It wasn't just Israel we had to worry about though... anything to do with Iran had to be relabelled. We had to label the "Persian Gulf" the "Arabian Gulf" because Persia=Iran, and the other arabs didn't like the implication that Iran "owned" it.

Of course, as a Texan I'm offended that the Sea of Texas is labelled the Gulf of Mexico on all those charts...

Posted by: Arnold at March 25, 2004 at 05:10 AM

F***ing Texans. Everybody knows it's New Orleans Bay.

Posted by: Ken Summers at March 25, 2004 at 05:57 AM

Exqueeze me, that's "the Florida West Coastal Waterway" to you.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at March 25, 2004 at 11:14 AM