Dan Halutz, Facebook Phenom
Psst, are you ready for some fun? I’ll let you in on it on one condition: don’t blow the secret. This is too good and funny to be true and I don’t want to spoil it by having anyone squeal.
I was looking through my Facebook profile and noticed one of my Friends had linked to a new page seemingly created by Dan Halutz. He’s the former chief of staff of the IDF who commanded the ignominious Lebanon war while he wheeled and dealed with his stock broker over his investment portfolio. Perhaps his distraction contributed to the IDF’s lackluster performance in the war. I say lackluster not because the Israelis didn’t kill enough Lebanese. They did that–somewhere around 1,200 died during the month of that war. But the performance was lackluster in that over 100 Israelis were killed, all of northern Israel was a barren wasteland for a month, and Hezbollah was neither dislodged nor vanquished–all of which was promised by Halutz before and during the war.
Some Israeli jokester has created a spoof website that is deliciously ironic. Not to mention that fabulous real photo of Halutz looking like George Clooney in a tank and yukking it up. Here are some of the more hilarious Wall segments:
- Fighter jet pilot, soldier and general.
love extreme sports. modern weapons.
I also love jogging in the early morning, and play the African game of Homboh.
- exploding bodies
long range bombing, financial portfolio
- Favorite Music:
- the sound of napalm in the morning
- Favorite Quotations:
- What do you feel when you drop a 1-ton bomb on a residential building? “A slight bump to the (airplane’s) wing” – D. Halutz
- About Me:
- I have a Wikipage:
Some of the comments by Dan’s Friends are pretty funny:
Dan Halutz Going off-line untill monday. happy new year!What? You putting extrajudicial murders on hold till then, Generalissimo??
PS Happy New Year to you, also, Sir.December 30, 2009 at 11:12pmHappy New Year! Maybe your New Year’s resolution should be not to kill as many children, yes?
Dan Halutz I am Mr. Halutz and Dr. KingAnd I am…confused, Generalissimo?December 29, 2009 at 8:01amOn one hand, I am a war-machine, nothing but a bump in the wing. On the other hand, lately I started felling this pain, or a twitch, somewhere in my chest every time I blow a kid to smithereens.
Dr. Jakyl & Mr Hyde…December 29, 2009 at 8:10amDon’t break my heart, Generalissimo!December 29, 2009 at 8:14am
What makes all of this even more delicious is the fact that real live right wing Israeli politicians have been hoodwinked by the satirical page and have “friended” Dan, including Likud MK Danny Dannon and settler extremist Moshe Feiglin. It’s all too funny for words: enjoy. But let’s keep this our little secret.
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Thanks for sharing, Richard. I gotta friend this guy!
Hi all, it’s Danny here
Thanks for the mention, I was LOLing all the way to the comment box.
Here is an oldie but goldie of me for your readers to enjoy (it is also on my FB):
“I dont see them so much as miserable refugees, i see a large portion of them as collaborators. i dont accept this, (we) have innocent refugees in Lebanon. There is no such thing as innocent. We didnt commit any crime against humanity. Yet.”
Dan Halutz is also on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danhalutz
Hilarious, funnier even than the FB profile.
I cannot believe that my funny post on Dan Halutz’ profile did not make this article. Scroll down, it’s a reference to Tevye’s Dream from Fiddler! A blessing on your head, mazel tov, mazel tov…
I apologize profusely. Did you see the Halutz Twitter acct.? Hilarious.