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Gaza militants fired rockets at Israel early Thursday, defying the Israeli military’s warning that it will not tolerate renewed attacks on the country’s south. In the West Bank, authorities discovered the body of a second Palestinian protester killed in clashes a day earlier.
The events are likely to further raise tensions in the region, already heightened this week by the death of a Palestinian prisoner from cancer in an Israeli jail and renewed cross-border fighting.
Several rockets were fired from Gaza early on Thursday but only one exploded in Israel, causing no injuries, the military said. It said the other projectiles exploded prematurely inside Gaza.
The militants from the coastal territory have fired several rockets at Israel since November, when an informal truce took hold after eight days of fighting triggered by almost daily Palestinian rocket attacks.
Just a personal opinion, but I really think it’s time for Israel to stop being so patient with these animals! Perhaps they should clear out the area, and reclaim the land that God gave them. The majority of these so called Palestinians are Jordanian, Syrian, Lebanese, Egyptian, etc. There is NO SUCH THING AS a Palestinian!
I find it extremely disgusting that the one who ALWAYS starts the trouble, gets their knickers in a VIOLENT twist, and react to the reaction, with VIOLENCE! And who do the media blame? Why, the ones who trying to defend themselves from the crazies. NO logic!
Hamas is warning that if President Obama visits the Temple Mount it would be a “declaration of war” against the Islamic world.
Israel National News reports the terror group made the threat during a protest march at the religious site following riots on Friday.
Mushir al-Masri, a Hamas spokesman, called for a third intifada if Obama visits the contested religious site in Jerusalem’s Old City between Israelis and Muslims.
In a way, this is rather amusing. Hamas apparently has forgotten all the money that the U.S. has sent to the so called ‘palestinians’. They also seem to forget that Obama is a better friend to muzzies than he is to Israel. And they also have forgotten that Islam is at war with the non-muzzie world, and have been for a very long time! So, if Obama visits the Temple Mount, they are just going to do the same thing they are already doing? Uh huh.
Found better quality video.
Anti-Israel demonstrators gathered outside of the Israeli embassy in Denmark, throwing fireworks and spraying the embassy walls with graffiti.
Some 20 protesters assembled outside the embassy in Hellerup Sunday evening and spray-painted the words “Child killers” on the white walls that surround the Israeli diplomatic mission.
“There were between 20 and 30 people that congregated by the embassy sporting a Palestinian flag,” Henrik Olsen, police spokesperson for Copenhagen Police, told Jyllands-Posten newspaper.
“They have thrown Roman candles and maybe some rocks as well. They’ve definitely thrown something,” he said. “And they’ve also graffiti-sprayed the embassy walls.”
Dear MORONS in Denmark, and elsewhere around the world…. can you prove your ignorance anymore than you already have? Yes, I’m sure you can, but please, try to refrain. You are making asses of yourselves! It is quite apparent that you are incapable of rational thought, and I sincerely question your ability to read, or comprehend what it is you do read. I question your ability to look farther than the propaganda, and, by your actions, you prove me correct.
Also, you don’t see Israelis planting bombs on buses filled with civilians.
Terrorists detonated an explosive device on a public bus on Tel Aviv’s Shaul Hamelech Street around noon Wednesday. A total of 23 people were injured the attack.
One person was severely injured, one moderately and one light to moderately, according to a spokesperson from the city’s Sourasky Medical Center. The remainder of the casualties were lightly injured or suffering shock.
Of the 23 victims brought to the hospital, the two most seriously wounded are teenagers, head of emergency medicine Prof. Halperin said, although he noted that none of them had life-threatening injuries.
I’m grateful no one was killed, this time, and pray for a speedy recovery of those injured. Now see? You morons are celebrating such acts, while condemning self defense. Where is the logic? There is none. You rejoice at the murder of innocent children, but grieve when a murderous piece of human excrement is sent to the pit of hell.
There is NO such thing as a ‘palestinian’. PERIOD!
The Jewish Press has an update this morning, with a bit of a time line as what has been going on in Israel.
The second item on the timeline…well, I just snorted and chuckled. Not because I find it all that funny, but at the absurdity!
7:50 PM Prime Minister Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Liberman and Defense Minister Barak discussing terms of the cease-fire with Hamas at 9 PM tonight.
The main points are:
1) a 15 year Hudna (in case ya didn’t know….truce, calm OB)
2) Hamas will not smuggle or import any weapons
3) Hamas will not attack Israel, or Israeli soldiers along the border
4) Israel reserves the right to attack Gaza if there is an imminent threat
5) President Morsi will be personally responsible, and sign as 3rd party guarantor.
Seriously? SERIOUSLY? Like those animals would honor any ONE of the things on this list? THEY started it, and they wanna play all nice, and push Israel into signing a truce? I KNOW Bibi has GOT to be smarter than that! Morsi is freakin’ Muslim Brotherhood! Hamas a a MB wing!
The Islamic Resistance Movement is one of the wings of Muslim Brotherhood in Palestine. Muslim Brotherhood Movement is a universal organization which constitutes the largest Islamic movement in modern times. It is characterised by its deep understanding, accurate comprehension and its complete embrace of all Islamic concepts of all aspects of life, culture, creed, politics, economics, education, society, justice and judgement, the spreading of Islam, education, art, information, science of the occult and conversion to Islam.
I dunno….does that sound like a rational people? How ’bout this:
“The Day of Judgement will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Muslims, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews.”
“Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.” (The Martyr, Imam Hassan al-Banna, of blessed memory).
These pigs won’t honor any truce. They never have. They never will. Best to wipe out the pit of vipers before it’s too late!
It has become increasingly apparent that our so called public officials, and a great many around the world, have no clue when it comes to Israel. Even the concept of a “2 state solution” is guaranteed for failure. We stood by Israel for so many years, and then along comes that peanut farmer, and we basically turned our backs on her, and on God’s will.
Ya see, if any of our so called leaders, from Carter right through to Obama, ever bothered to read up on Israel, and her conception a few thousand years ago, they’d know that dividing up the land that God gave them was a REAL bad idea. Even the Israeli officials should know this, yet they did it anyway, and now have rockets being lobbed at their citizens on a regular basis.
From Genesis 12…
2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing.
3 I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
Then, in Genesis 15…
18 On the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying:
“To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates—
8 Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”
If you’ve looked on a modern day map, you might notice that Israel is a whole lot different from the one that God gave them. Not a good thing! He also told them not to divide up the land, except within themselves, a portion for each tribe (Ezekiel 47), and not to make any covenants, also known as treaties, with her ‘neighbors’. No selling and no exchanging! Meaning no “land for peace” nonsense! It’s really quite simple! Even if the Israelis continued to give up bits and pieces of their homeland, there wouldn’t be any peace from the encroachers.
If you’ve actually read the accounts, Israel pissed off God, and got sent into captivity in Babylon. They came back. They pissed Him off again, big time, and got scattered all over the place. He promised He’d bring them back, and He did. The problem was, whoever came up with the boundaries, didn’t do their homework. Over time, Israel was able to gain back some of the land that was left out, but unfortunately, someone listened to some other fool who didn’t do their homework, and turned a couple of rather large chunks over to her enemies. Where’s the logic in that? So, they’ve pissed off God again, and so have we, but even considering such treaties between the Israelis and those who surround her, and wish her demise.
Now, I’ll be perfectly honest. There is no logic whatsoever to the actions of the Muslim countries. The directives for slaughter did NOT come from God. Nope! The Jews wouldn’t bow to a murderous pedophile, so he got pissed off, and all that ‘kill them where you find them’ came from a very IMPERFECT human being.
Yes, I’d love to see peace in this ol’ world, but that just is never going to happen. Well, at least not until the very end, and then a very large sword will be coming through, and whacking all the sons of evil, including those who were stupid enough NOT to ‘bless’ Israel.
The Escalating Conflict Between Hamas and Israel
Over the last four days, militants in Gaza have fired more than 840 rockets at Israel. Hamas rockets have reached the outskirts of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv for the first time, thanks to the smuggling of Iranian rockets into Gaza. The increasing range and sophistication of Palestinian rockets has expanded the reach of terrorists, who now can threaten up to half of Israel’s population.
Israel has intercepted 302 of those rockets with its Iron Dome missile defense system, according to the Israel Defense Forces. Iron Dome, on which the U.S. has collaborated, has proven its worth and underscored the importance of missile defense in future U.S. military budgets.
As former CIA Director David Petraeus revealed new discrepancies Friday in the administration’s story over Libya, a dozen female House Democrats suggested Republicans’ criticism of U.N. ambassador Susan Rice over her Libya comments is instead rooted in sexism and racism.
“It is a shame that anytime something goes wrong, they pick on women and minorities,” Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, the next chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, told reporters Friday at a Capitol Hill news conference.
Would you ignorant broads PLEASE grow the hell up!! No one gives a flying flip the color or gender of a liar. It is NOT sexism, or racism…your favorite word that has lost a great deal of meaning from the overuse….to criticize a person who goes out, as a representative of THIS administration, and repeats the same false information, over and over and over and over and over. No one is ‘picking on’ anyone. Throw your race card away, stop playing the victim and behave like grown ups! If you want to be a Congress critter…pull your big girl panties up and stop behaving like poor helpless children! You can’t have it both ways, ya hypocrites! All this BS coming from the biggest racists and sexists…..the DEMOCRATS!
The lawmakers escalated their defense of Rice after President Obama earlier in the week devoted part of his post-election press conference to challenging Rice’s critics.
Republicans, though, have stood by their concerns about Rice — continuing to question her repeated claim on Sept. 16 that the Libya attack was a “spontaneous” act tied to an anti-Islam film. Petraeus testified Friday that his agency originally pointed to “Al Qaeda involvement” — and according to Republican Rep. Peter King, that reference was somehow taken out by the time Rice discussed the issue on Sept. 16.
So, Obama says to come after him after the criticism of Rice? Ok…we can do that! Mr Obama, you are fired for being an incompetent boob! Who changed the wording of the statement from the CIA? If Rice got her talking points from YOU, then you are accountable for the BS she spread over all the Sunday morning blab fests. If she got her talking points from anyone in your administration, YOU are still responsible. All that continuous blaming the murders of four Americans on a YouTube video makes you look even MORE incompetent, since you KNEW that video had NOTHING to do with the attacks on our citizens.
Oh…but they are just bumps in the road. Silly me. I forgot! Your outrage is reserved for the criticism of a poor helpless female. If she is so helpless, then why the hell is she in the ambassador to the U.N.?? We don’t need wusses in any position of power. But then, we’re stuck with YOU, the biggest wimp of them all parading around as a phony POTUS, so I guess it’s the norm to have panty wetters.
Yep, I’m pretty disgusted with the selective outrage.
Biographer Paula Broadwell could be facing questions about whether she revealed classified information about the Libya attack that she was privy to due to her relationship with then-CIA Director David Petraeus.
At an Oct. 26 speech at her alma mater, the University of Denver, on the same day that Fox News reported that the rescue team at the CIA annex had been denied help, Broadwell was asked about Petraeus’ handling of the Benghazi situation.
Her response was reported originally by Israel’s Arutz Sheva and Foreign Policy’s Blake Hounshell.
Ummm…excuse me, but why would an Israeli news outlet be reporting on something of this magnitude, while our feckless media is silent? Oh, that’s right, because our so called media SUCKS!
Broadwell quoted the Fox News report when she said: “The facts that came out today were that the ground forces there at the CIA annex, which is different from the consulate, were requesting reinforcements.”
Broadwell went on to explain more sensitive details from the Benghazi attacks, particularly concerning what the real cause might have been.
“Now, I don’t know if a lot of you heard this, but the CIA annex had actually, um, had taken a couple of Libyan militia members prisoner and they think that the attack on the consulate was an effort to try to get these prisoners back. So that’s still being vetted.”
Ok…let’s face it…. Petraeus should have kept his britches zipped. What is it with some males? Is the need to go ‘poking around’ so strong, they have NO self control? Not to mention SHE shouldn’t have been hunting in someone else’s backyard! But, beyond the ‘HO factor’, what the blazes is she doing giving speeches about sensitive issues? Piece of advice for any of you high and mighty types who might be thinking of a biography…do NOT let this woman near ya!
In the original Oct. 26 Fox News report, sources at the annex said that the CIA’s Global Response Staff had handed over three Libyan militia members to the Libyan authorities who came to rescue the 30 Americans in the early hours of Sept. 12.
A well-placed Washington source confirms to Fox News that there were Libyan militiamen being held at the CIA annex in Benghazi and that their presence was being looked at as a possible motive for the staged attack on the consulate and annex that night.
Looks like things are going to get a WHOLE lot stickier for the Obama administration. YouTube? Seriously, that’s the story y’all stuck with for weeks, while the rest of the country KNEW it was a terror attack? Wouldn’t the Secretary of State, and the POTUS know that there might be a couple of bad guys being held at the compound? I mean, isn’t it their JOB to know these things?
According to multiple intelligence sources who have served in Benghazi, there were more than just Libyan militia members who were held and interrogated by CIA contractors at the CIA annex in the days prior to the attack. Other prisoners from additional countries in Africa and the Middle East were brought to this location.
The Libya annex was the largest CIA station in North Africa, and two weeks prior to the attack, the CIA was preparing to shut it down. Most prisoners, according to British and American intelligence sources, had been moved two weeks earlier.
Oh, this is just peachy. When you take into account that there may have been terrorists being held at the compound, and those at the compound had been begging for more security, screaming for reinforcements when the attack came, and they were told NO, repeatedly, or just plain ignored, the administration is more than just incompetent! With the blood of those four men on their hands, they are murderers!
The CIA, though, categorically denied these allegations, saying: “The CIA has not had detention authority since January 2009, when Executive Order 13491 was issued. Any suggestion that the agency is still in the detention business is uninformed and baseless.”
Well, of course they do! Seriously, do you think the CIA would admit to a ‘secret’ detention center? I would certainly HOPE not! Jeeez! Whether there was, or was not, terrorists being held in the compound, the administration is STILL responsible for the deaths of those four men, and the injuries sustained by others. Is anyone working for the State Department overseas, or anywhere, for that matter, ever going to be able to trust their “superiors” again? I sure as hell wouldn’t!
Broadwell, whose affair with Petraeus reportedly ended earlier this year, continued to serve as an informal spokesman for the CIA director. She suggests in her Denver speech that Petraeus knew almost immediately that the attack was a terror attack — possibly to free militia members.
Did she have security clearance? Why was she kept around? Was she a plant? And I don’t mean potted!
A few days later, Petraeus testified in a closed session to Congress that the attack was due in large part to an anti-Islam video and a spontaneous uprising, according to reports from the hearing.
Why did the general, who has served this nation honorably, LIE to Congress???
Congressional leaders say privately they believe they were lied to by Petraeus when he testified shortly after the attack. Some of these members already considered charging Petraeus with perjury, but said they planned to withhold judgment until he testified this week. After resigning as CIA director, the CIA said Acting Director Mike Morrell would testify in his place.
Nuh uh! I want Petraeus to answer the questions! I don’t care if he resigned, he’s still obligated to the American people to present the TRUTH! I know that word has little mean in Washington, D.C., but it means a hell of a lot out here in the REAL world! He took an oath! That oath doesn’t end when leaves the military, or when he steps down from a government position. That oath is STILL IN EFFECT! And if I’m not mistaken, when you testify in front of Congress, you take an oath to tell the truth. Otherwise, it’s called perjury! Did Petraeus perjure himself to protect the Obama administration (I had thought better of him at one time), or was it to protect himself.
And what about that little issue of U.S. made stinger missiles in Syria?
I also want Clinton AND Obama in front of Congress, UNDER OATH! I want answers! TRUE answers! And I’m not the only one! We pay your salaries, YOU work for US! If you can’t do the job you’re hired to do, and honor your oaths of office, then, try to find what little honor may be hiding in your soul, and resign….en masse! We’ll take it from here!
“…shall be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God.”
Officials at the White House and State Department were advised two hours after attackers assaulted the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 that an Islamic militant group had claimed credit for the attack, official emails show.
The emails, obtained by Reuters from government sources not connected with U.S. spy agencies or the State Department and who requested anonymity, specifically mention that the Libyan group called Ansar al-Sharia had asserted responsibility for the attacks.
The brief emails also show how U.S. diplomats described the attack, even as it was still under way, to Washington.
U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the Benghazi assault, which President Barack Obama and other U.S. officials ultimately acknowledged was a “terrorist” attack carried out by militants with suspected links to al Qaeda affiliates or sympathizers.
On Sept. 11, 2012, just two hours after the State Department first began notifying government agencies back in Washington–including the White House–that the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was under attack by armed men, State sent out an email that went to at least two people in the White House that said the group Ansar al-Sharia had claimed responsibility for the attack.
The email, which was sent from a State Department address at 6:05 PM on Sept. 11, 2012, was obtained by CBS News and posted online by the news agency in a PDF file. This email and others posted by CBS News had certain elements redacted–particularly the exact identities of the person who sent it and the persons who received it.
The email sent at 6:05 P.M. on Sept. 11 was sent by a person using an @state.gov email address. The subject line said: “Ansar al-Sharia Claims Responsibility for Benghazi Attack (SBU)”
The body of the email said: “(SBU) Embassy Tripoli reports the group claimed responsibility on Facebook and Twiter and has called for an attack on Embassy Tripoli.”
In the now infamous words of Representative Joe Wilson….
I keep hearing/reading that the ‘experts’ say Mitt Romney has no experience in foreign policy, so he shouldn’t be elected president. Uh huh….and the guy who went into the White House almost 4 years ago had no foreign policy experience either. The problem is, he still doesn’t. Apparently, he has learned nothing in his term about economic, domestic, or foreign policies. What little he has accomplished was started by the Bush administration, and he just left those policies in place. Anything he has done on his own he has royally F.d Up.
Apparently, he has been following the well intentioned, but totally naive, advice of the Report on the commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism (Graham/Talent Commission) which, in part, states:
“The next administration needs to go much further, using the tools of ‘soft power’ to communicate effectively about American intentions and to build grassroots social and economic institutions that will discourage radicalism and undercut terrorists in danger spots around the world-especially in Pakistan. There are simple steps that most individuals can take to mitigate the consequences of an attack-even a WMD attack. By demonstrating that they could reduce at a national level the potential damage and lasting effects caused by an attack, citizens might convince a terrorist organization that pursuing such an attack was not worth the effort and thus deter it.”
Excuse me while I pick my chin up off the floor. Have they not heard the words of the jihadists? Their intent is to destroy the U.S., and thus destroy Israel. Since the U.S. swore to protect Israel (although I doubt if this pretender has any intention of keeping that promise), what better way to insure Israel’s destruction than to first obliterate the world’s only super power who could stop them in their quest?
It’s time to face some hard realities. We will be at war for the rest of our lives…..unless we can’t totally destroy the evil that permeates the entire world, or we are completely and thoroughly obliterated. The intent of Islam is to rule the entire world, and they aren’t joking around. There are NO moderate Muslims who can be reasoned with, on any level. They will either enact Sharia Law in every nation, or die trying. Life means nothing to these people. It’s high time the U.S. Government come to grips with that reality!
Tonight’s final presidential debate will focus solely on foreign policy. Moderator Bob Schieffer announced that the topics will be: “America’s Role in the World,” “Our Longest War—Afghanistan and Pakistan,” “Red Lines—Israel and Iran,” “The Changing Middle East and the New Face of Terrorism,” and “The Rise of China and Tomorrow’s World.” Heritage’s foreign policy experts have written a series of tipsheets for prepping on each of these issues, featured on our Debate 2012 page and linked below.
I often see little pictures on Facebook stating “If you aren’t pissed off, you aren’t paying attention!” or something to that effect. If after watching this video, you aren’t thoroughly disgusted with the Obama administration, then you are brain dead, and nothing anyone says, or does, will be able to help you.