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1999 A.D.:  For Terrorists, Timing Is Everything

  For a small group of Palestinian terrorists planning to blow up a couple of cars and whichever Israeli Jews might be in their vicinity, timing was definately an issue.

  The Israeli version of the change back from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time change had been made prematurely by the Jews to accomodate some pre-dawn prayer to God going on that week, as part of the Jewish religion.  Many West Bank Palestinians objected to going along with this unusually pre-mature change, which seemed to only serve the ends of the Jewish part of the Israeli population, and for a short time they were a nation not all on the same clock.  Car bombs were manufactured, and their digital clocks set, in the West Bank, which was on Daylight Savings Time.  Then the bombs were transferred to terrorists who lived within the boundaries of, and / or set their watches by, the Jewish time zone.  

  The small group of Palestinian terrorists on the Jewish side received the bombs from their Palestinian partners that lived in the West Bank.  As the West Bank guys handed over the bombs, they probably said something like "They are set to explode at 08:00 A.M.", or something similar.  Then the non-West Bank guys departed to go park the two bomb bearing cars at the locations they had selected - cars intended to kill random members of their chosen enemy Jewish Israel.  They would park them and then leave.  They would be able to learn how it went later, watching the news.

  They had apparently set the car bombs to explode fairly shortly after their originally intended parking time.  I suppose if a car sits too long, people might get suspicious, or maybe the empty car will even be towed.

  However, as they drove, the little clocks built into the bombs reached their pre-set activation time - but unfortunately for the terrorists, based on the West Bank time, not based on the time the Jerusalem side terrorists saw on their watches.  

  Two different cars on their way to be parked so that they could cause indiscriminate death among God's chosen people suddenly blew up, with the terrorists still in the car.  End result:  three dead terrorists, two terminally damaged cars, and a botched car bombing.

  Yes, of course it can be chalked up to coincidence.   But isn't it time we just attributed these sorts of things to God?  High time indeed!  There are just way too many times that the Jews receive these amazingly unlikely rescues from their enemies. 

  There are about 8,700 hours in a year.  Usually, only four of them are literally involved with the time change itself, right?  Two hours are altered when you enter Daylight Savings time.  Two hours are altered when you go back to Standard time, about six months later.  So, what are the odds of two cars rigged to explode happening to get swept up in the time change at exactly the necessary time to kill the killers, and save the intended victims?  It was a mix up involving time, politics, and religion.    

  What are the chances?  God knows.  He's awfully good at math.

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