Thursday, January 1, 2009

What's in a Name? Alot it seems (In Israel)

In military organizations a mission is assigned a name (Usually generated at random by a computer e.g. Operation Thunderbolt before it was changed to Operation Yonatan in Netanyahu's memory). The present air raids and eventual incursion into Hamastaan was given the moniker Cast Lead, with the explanation given that it was based on a Dreidel made of lead, being that the timing of the onset of hostilities coincided with the end of Chanuka. Now, I don't know anyone in the Israeli MOD (Ministry of Defense), but someone seems to have quite a wry sense of humor. The image of lead in the shape of mini dreidels flying into Hamastaan makes me grin in spite of the seriousness of the situation. Here's hoping that all the soldiers come home safe after "Mision Accomplished". AMEN !!


  1. Amen!
    Well I guess OperationDreidel would have been too.....comical...not military enough, you know? Ha!

  2. I would have called it "Operation Rag Head".

  3. Lakewood Falling Down

    lol. There are tons for chanukah. Operation Hasmoneans, 8 Torches, Jihad (oops that was taken already).