"Drop Dead Gorgeous—and Military Trained!"

Via the overheated commentary of Extreme Mortman comes this bizarre slow-news-day CNN Situation Room bit on how Israel (that 60-year-old!) is overhauling its image by having former military gals pose for Maxim magazine. "Israel is hip, sexy, and fun," says CNN:

Not sure if Fox News will counterblast with the girls of the PLO.

Gentle reader, does this news change your views on foreign aid?

Or does it merely convince you further that we're living in the Rapture and we don't even know it?

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  • Naga Sadow||

    Maybe I should find an Israeli girl to date . . . OY!

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    Frisk her for weapons, first, Naga.

  • Naga Sadow||

    For weapons . . . right . . .

  • Jozef||

    There is nothing on this earth sexier, believe me, gentlemen, than a woman you have to salute in the morning.

  • Episiarch||

    Don't date an Israeli girl, you'll just really be dating her mother.

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    Another song from the past, thanks to my memory being jogged by the headline...

    Drop Dead Gorgeous

  • Naga Sadow||

    Well, Episiarch, it sounds a bit deviant but . . . sure. I'll take a piece of MILF action while I'm at it.

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    And all my buddies got on me for my jewish girl fetish. In your face!

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    Hm...jewish girl in my face...

  • javier||

    wow. sexy accent. foreign girls definitely have the advantage with me. All else being equal an accent adds 2 points.

  • effay||

    Isn't everyone in Israel required to join the military anyhow? They could have taken pictures of anyone in the whole country and used the Israeli military tag line. Why is this news again? Can't we get back to Jeremiah Wright already? Jeez.

  • stephen the goldberger||

    Wow, Isreal has sexy young women? I thought Isreal was only for old people. Time for me to join the Isreali military.

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    The only problem is that this isn't news--this campaign is at least a couple of months old.

  • Brian Sorgatz||

    If Israel wants me to think of it as hip, sexy, and fun, it needs to abolish the draft. I know that that country has a geographical need for a strong military, but the de facto slavery of the draft undermines the claim of being "the only democracy in the Middle East" as far as I'm concerned.

    As nice as it is to picture 18-year-old Israeli women being forced to shower together in boot camp, I have to be consistent with my libertarian principles here.

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    JW,

    Jewish girls don't have the whole guilt complex about sex that many Christian girls do. Despite claims by lame Jewish comedians to the contrary, Jewish girls are quite skilled in bed.

  • Ali||

    Government sponsored program, anyone?

  • TallDave||

    Wow, I'm ready to invade the Zionist entity!

    And yes, John is right. The only problem is getting them to put aside work and family obligations long enough for some fun.

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    Not sure if Fox News will counterblast with the girls of the PLO.

    I question whether pictures of women in burqas will have the same effect.

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    This makes me wonder why we bother sending foreign aid to countries with ugly people, unless they are friends with a more attractive country. But seriously, when is the US going to settle down with a nice country and produce some grandchildren for Great Britain. I hear Australia is single.

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    Ok, I've changed my mind. I now think that it's just fine for our government to give our tax money to the Israeli military. But seriously, we should forward this to all those fundamentalist Christians who are slavishly devoted to all things Israeli, even when the actions of the Israeli government are murderous and thieving.

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    Pornographic... Is selling sex really the best way to increase tourism?

    Um... yes, actually.

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    He said "Fire your weapon". huhhuhhuhhuhhuh

  • thoreau||

    So, this was organized by the Israeli government? Maybe Jewish control of the media isn't such a bad thing after all!

  • Ali||

    John,

    The dowry is already paid to Israel.

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    [horndog mode]
    As nice as it is to picture 18-year-old Israeli women being forced to shower together in boot camp, I have to be consistent with my libertarian principles here.

    Lets not let the perfect be the enemy of the pretty damn good, all right?

    [!Horndog mode]

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    John--No argument here, but I'm more for the aesthetic component. But heck hath no fury as is a young catholic girl bent on rebelling! (Historically speaking of course, good times....good times....)

  • TallDave||

    Catholic girls do give the best head, imo. They become experts at it.

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    javier:

    foreign girls definitely have the advantage with me.

    Yeah they're often quite alluring to me too, and foreign folks tend to be kinda interesting and fun to talk to anyway. I hang out and play chess at a Starbucks adjacent to a Barnes and Noble here in Denver. There are always lots of foreign folks there including Israelis, Palestinians and other mideasterners.

  • Guy Montag||

    I thought Isreal was only for old people.

    No, but you may be thinking of Miami.

  • Urkobold™||

    IT'S NOT THEIR JEWISHNESS THAT MAKES THEM HOT, IT'S THEIR EASTERN EUROPEANNESS. DAMNED CIA AND THEIR LIES!

  • Team America||

    So, how do we use the military aids/military AIDS pun in this context?

  • ian||

    I'm surprised no one has mentioned the hot Israeli chick from Weeds....of course as hot as she was, I would not have taken it like Andy did.

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    I guess a "feminazi" comment would be so out of line here...

  • The Wine Commonsewer||

    I've posted this before, but it seems appropriate today and, hey, face it, this stuff just doesn't get old.

  • Kolohe||

    But seriously, when is the US going to settle down with a nice country and produce some grandchildren for Great Britain. I hear Australia is single.

    Wouldn't that be like Luke and Leia getting together?

  • Metal Messiah||

    Commando raid on the Lebanese border
    Sergeant Anita, she gives the order
    Khaki jacket and a love gun
    Baby, I surrender, let's have some fun

    Women in uniform, sometimes they look so cold
    Women in uniform, but, Oh! They feel so warm

  • The Wine Commonsewer||

    I thought Isreal was only for old people.

    No, but you may be thinking of Miami.


    LOL.

    When the boy was small Mrs TWC had business in Miami and we tagged along. For months before and after whenever anyone would say MIAMI Jake would interrupt and say it's not your ami, it's Mama's ami

  • Alan||

    A very slow news day at CNN, as has been mentioned, this happenned months ago, round about winter time.
    This , however, is a critical, late-breaking bulletin.

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    Gentle reader, does this news change your views on foreign aid?

    Or does it merely convince you further that we're living in the Rapture and we don't even know it?



    Shush. *looks at the girls* Does it matter?

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    Are you guys sure this is an all make forum?

  • ||

    Hey so, can we demand that some of our 3 Billion goes to breast implants for some of their soldiers?

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    Hush up kwais. Some women are built for speed and that's A-OK with me. Gal can torture me with her implant-challenged body any time she wants (which would be NEVER ::pout::).

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    Kwais,

    A palmful of something real is better than a fist full of silicone.

  • Neu Mejican||

    The libertarian issue here is whether these girls were forced to appear in this issue...were the ordered or did they volunteer?

    ;)

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    Boo, to fake boobs! Boo!

  • ||

    I've posted this before, but it seems appropriate today and, hey, face it, this stuff just doesn't get old.

    TWC--I'm confused. None of them are naked.

    Seriously tho' that's a damn good site. I always wanted to do an extended shoot like that.

  • jtuf||

    Foxnews and the NYPost reported this on June 20th, 2007. The Maxim adds where in the July 2007 issue. CNN might want to revamp their staff if it takes them a year to report an event.

  • DannyK||

    I nominate ISRAEL MAXIMIZES SEX as cable-news headline of the year. It's so good, they should run it under other, unrelated stories just for the heck of it.

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    I question whether pictures of women in burqas will have the same effect.

    Lelia Khalid was pretty hot back when she was still hijacking airplanes. (Does it matter that she was PFLP rather than PLO? Maybe if you're one of those who make a big point of the difference between the People's Front of Judaea and the Judaean People's Front.)

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    I hung out with a couple of Palestinian girls in Egypt, and they were lovely.

    A quick temper seems to be a defining feature though.

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    John | May 8, 2008, 2:05pm | #
    Kwais,

    A palmful of something real is better than a fist full of silicone.


    Not always.

    Some fake boobies are awesome. Many real ones don't quite cut it.

    And as far as something that our 3 billion a year is being spent on, I would rather it is something that causes good Karma

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    Also on the Palestinian issue. Palestinians are generally more secular than other Arabs in the Area.

    The PLO was a socialist terrorist group, not a religious one.

    Israel created Hamas to counter the socialist threat.

    If I were a conspiracy theorist, I would say that Israel nurtures Islamic fundamentalism because it is easier to handle, and it generates more antipathy to the Arabs, and more sympathy to Israels policy of apartheid.

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    Foxnews and the NYPost reported this on June 20th, 2007. The Maxim [photos were] in the July 2007 issue. CNN might want to revamp their staff if it takes them a year to report an event.

    I suspect the CNN reporter stumbled across this story while in a dentist's waiting room.

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    kwais:

    Israel created Hamas to counter the socialist threat.

    Yeah, the Israeli government wanted a quieter religious alternative to the PLO. Blow back!!

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    Um.. I got sidetracked on the whole Palestinian issue.

    The whole point of the post was supposed to be that there are plenty of very hot Palestinians that don't wear burka, or hijab, (higab if you are Egyptian).

    Plenty of pics on my facebook.

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    Kwais,

    Would you please provide a link to your facebook?

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    Rick
    http://www.facebook.com/people/Kiran_Hill/626265282

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    Stevo,

    CNN reporters go to some dentists with better reading materials in their waiting rooms than the dentists I go to.

    I wish my dentist had Maxim magazine in the waiting room.

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    Israel's got nothing on the good ol' USA

    http://nflcheerleader.blogspot.com/2006/09/wearing-two-uniforms.html

  • Mad Max||

    The Israelis are surrounded by countries that want to blow them up . . . they need to adopt a Spartan lifestyle, but they decided to go for late-pagan Rome.

    "I hung out with a couple of Palestinian girls in Egypt, and they were lovely.

    "A quick temper seems to be a defining feature though."

    You never know when they're going to blow up at you. But that's OK, they're still da bomb.

  • Mad Max||

    I should say they *used* to be somewhat Sparta-like. Guess it got tiring.

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    James B,
    I was rather disappointed with your link. Lets have a NSF link if we are going to try to compete with Israeli hottie soldiers.

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    Mad Max what are you getting at with the Spartan and Rome comparisons?

    What are the Israelis like and what should they be like?

    I mean I think that they should have naked olimpics like back in the day, except not all male gay olimpics like back in the day though.

    But that is probably not what you were getting at.

  • Mad Max||

    I mean, what's with the govt-subsidized porno? To put it in libertarian terms, can't porno survive in the private marketplace without govt support?

    Sure, we have the National Endowment for the Arts and the dung-spattered Madonna, and the Starr Report, but we have an excuse: We're crazy and decadent.

    The Israeli image, at least for their armed forces, used to be more fitting for a garrison state whose government (whatever the people might be doing) had to spend its time in working for the preservation of its people against external enemies.

    Anyway, whatever the people might do in their private capacity (naked gay olympics, porno, goats, whatever), what is the basis for the government singling these things out as worthy of promotion? Of course, I know the answer, and it's not the most important issue in the world. But what is the thinking behind this?

  • zoltan||

    To "overhaul its image," whatever that means.

  • Mad Max||

    Past PR campaigns were along the lines of "Making the Desert Bloom," "Cool Kibbutzes," (economically-efficient collective farms, miracle of miracles!). Then the "embattled Israel" meme, "The Middle East's Only Democracy," etc. When there was footage of the Palestinians getting harassed and shot, they then went for the whole "intransigent Arabs" thing.

    So when all this stopped working (at least outside the US), they're going with porn? Maybe they feel they are pretty much scraping the bottom of the barrel. "Well, we can't get any traction with footage of our kibbutzim, our terrorism victims, the Holocaust Memorial. I got it - let's do Girls of the IDF!"

    It seems like a desperation move. Or maybe they like porno.

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    Mad Max
    What seems to you like a desperation move, seems to me like brilliant marketing.

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    Or maybe they like porno.

    Yo Max! Bikini shots are porn? I expect to hear that from a Soccer Mom, embarrassed about her loose past and hyper-overcompensating with her spawn, but here?

    It's reeeeally, really nice glamor T&A, at best.

  • Ska||

    Comment 69!!

    More hot chicks at reason please.

  • anonymous||

    Everyone knows that Ukrainian soldiers get the women...

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH_E6YSQqTo

    and www.strategypage.com/military_photos/2008370418.aspx

    And don't forget those Russian women who distracted Balko from documenting the abuses of the Police State.

    http://reason.com/blog/show/124755.html

    Why Are Russian Women So Hot?
    Radley Balko | February 1, 2008, 1:29pm



  • ||

    The whole point of the post was supposed to be that there are plenty of very hot Palestinians that don't wear burka, or hijab, (higab if you are Egyptian).

    Silly humor is just lost on some people.

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