Pre-War Alert, August 29, 2013

Pre-War Alert, August 29, 2013

The stoic Israelis yesterday turned into panicked crowds as hundreds and perhaps thousands rushed to the centers to get their gas masks. Hundreds of thousands will not be able to receive one because the government has just about run out. Factories are furiously making new ones, but some two million Israelis don’t yet have them.

Government spokesmen assure Israelis that the chance of a Syrian attack on Israel is unlikely. But Israelis are not at all sure since only an erratic monster would gas his own people. If Assad would do that, Israelis reason, we simply can’t be sure what this madman will do…

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