Greeting fellow Black people, and Happy New Years to all. I wish you peace, prosperity, and strength to deal with the upcoming new years, in all the triumphs and set backs we all will face. I am a very busy person, and wanted to post more often and couldn't, as a poor student, times are tough right now. that being said my point... As I am sure you all know a great massacre is happening in Pakistan, with 400 dead, and over 800 wounded and an oppressive regime reminiscent of apartheid in South Africa, it is heart breaking to see. What puzzled me in all this was why did Israel strike now? There are two theories as to why they chose now to strike, and both leave me startled. I am not an anti-Semite at all, but I am extremely disappointed in Israel, and the position they may put our new President. The excuse that Israel of course is using is that Hamas (the ruling party) in Palestine broke the cease fire brokered by Egypt. Of course we know this is a lie because they have both broken the cease fire only days after the cease fire, was signed. Timing is everything..., and the timing of these attacks are very very odd...and extremely coincidental giving that Obama is to be the acting President very shortly. Theory Number one: Polls in Israel are showing that the left leaning party in power now will lose the upcoming election on February 10th, 2009. http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-general/20081227/NEWS-US-PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL-VIOLENCE/ Theory Number 2: According to a Bush adminstrator and I quote from the Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/27/AR2008122700962.html?hpid=topnews It is clear that Israel is trying to provoke Iran and Syria into all out war, before Obama is the next president. It is clear Obama want diplomatic resolution with Iran, and Israel does not. I pity Obama, he has 2 wars and a crumbling economy, and these white people will jump all over him should he ignore Israel's plight if they are attacked by any middle eastern country. What say you all?