An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
I had relatives who use to go to Beirut every year on vacation. Then, that beautiful city started to deteriorate, and became dangerous, especially for Christians. Why do you think my grandparents immigrated from Lebanon? Even in the late 1800s, the muslims were trying to eradicate anyone not muslim in that country. It did become more peaceful in the mid 1950s, so first generation Americans could go see the country their parents left, and where many relatives murdered.
So, watch this video, imagine what could have been, and remember, until there is complete destruction of the murderous thugs, there will be no peace….anywhere!
I had heard, and seen references to, a letter written by an Israeli citizen, but finally found an actual link to the op-ed in The Times of Israel. I am doing a copy and paste because I believe that as many people as possible should read it, and send it to their friends, relatives, and especially to anyone who has ever stated the repeated lies they have heard on the media, seen on the internet, etc. The propaganda of the anti-Israel thugs is rampant. To hear the mainstream media, from around the world, you’d think that Israel was the aggressor, but nothing could be further from the truth. Hamas forces civilians to remain in areas that the Israelis have warned will be shelled, attempting to save lives. Hamas wants as many dead civilians as possible. That’s a sickness I can’t even begin to understand.
Anyway, in full, the op-ed:
by Eitan Chitayat 7/23/14
I don’t know how to write this without sounding like the kind of person I’m about to sound like, but sometimes you’ve just got to write it like you feel it. And I feel this. I un-friended a ‘friend’ from Facebook the other day.
To be honest, he wasn’t really a friend. He was a professional aquaintance and one whose talent I respect. But that’s it.
I un-friended him because he crossed a line.
I don’t mind that he didn’t write to ask how we’re doing here in Israel. People have their lives and we’re not the center of the world.
No. He started posting videos and images that reek of anti-semitism and an anti-Israel bias the likes of which are posted by people who clearly hate my country.
And I saw these posts.
A video by an English elected official who spewed such anti-Israel rhetoric that it was borderline hatred.
And a post that Robert De Niro supposedly made claiming we’re an apartheid state. (He never said that at all. We’re not – and that post was another spreading of an untruth).
He crossed a line on a day – the other day – that 13 regular Israeli fathers, sons or brothers here were killed defending my country. Men drawn into a war they did not want to fight, but fought to protect their families, friends, and country – and to protect ME. A war others will continue to fight because to not fight it means we will perish. I don’t mean that we will lose our country, but as you can see by the turmoil around us in the Middle East (that has nothing to do with us) we will lose our lives. Read on…
I’ve been reading some of the articles and opinion pieces concerning the current conflict between Hamas and Israel. Now, one thing that strikes me as obvious amidst all the calls for Israel to stop bombing Gaza, and the ugly comparisons to apartheid and Nazi death camps….if Hamas would stop bombing Israel, Israel would stop bombing targets in Gaza. It’s really that simple. Sadly, Hamas has rejected pleas from Abbas to knock it off. Just why did Abbas agree to join that triad of terror anyway? Methinks Abbas is cheering on the the constant bombardment of civilians in Israel.
Now, I don’t know about you, but if someone attacked my home, I’d use whatever means I had at my disposal to retaliate, and take out the bad guys. That is my RIGHT! We would like to think that if the U.S. was attacked in such a manner, the current resident of the White House would retaliate. I have my doubts.
In case some folks have forgotten, Hamas are the bad guys. It looks like they’re bringing in a fellow bunch of bad guys in Lebanon, to the north, to help in the attempt to murder innocent civilians, although it appears that Lebanon has dealt with a couple of those thugs themselves….after Israel returned the favor and took out the area from which the rockets were being fired.
When Israel has been attacked, as they have more than 50 times this year alone, they have shown amazing restraint. They have given civilians in the Gaza strip warning that the target was about to be hit, through phone calls and knocks on the roof with non explosive mortars, advising the civilians leave the area. Hamas has no problem with the civilians being killed. Apparently, the more deaths civilians suffer, the better so they can claim victim status and accuse Israel of ‘human rights violations’. The fact that Hamas uses civilians as human shields apparently is never brought up in the accusations by organizations like the Useless Numnuts. If the civilians were allowed to heed the warnings from Israel, such deaths would be kept at a minimum.
It is way past time for the U.S. to stop funding terrorists, and that includes aid to the ‘disputed territories in Israel. The citizens CHOSE a terrorist organization as their government representatives, so apparently, the civilians are in agreement of the actions taken by their government? Perhaps not all, but enough that put the terrorists in power.
I urge Congress to rethink how they spend our money. Aiding and abetting terrorism isn’t a wise choice. Such monetary assistance speaks volumes. Israel is our only ally in that region, wouldn’t it make more sense to stop assisting those who would destroy her?
I don’t even know where to start! Three Jewish boys are murdered, presumably by Hamas associates(definitely by muslims) , and the so called palestinians celebrate. A few crazy Jews murder a palestinian boy and Hamas pretty much declares war on Israel. Does anyone else see the irony? The hypocrisy? Both acts were brutal, and unforgivable. The Israelis arrests the Jews who committed the horrendous act, and WILL prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law. Do you think anyone in the Gaza strip will arrest the murderous thugs who killed the three Jewish boys? Oh HELL no they won’t. As I said, the palies celebrated their murder.
For the past few days, rockets have been raining down on the Israelis from Gaza. Who does the Obama administration blame? You got it! The Israelis. They don’t seem to be aware that the Israelis have tried to live in peace with the “disputed territories’, all of which is part of Israel. The muslims in those areas refuse to live in peace! They don’t want Jews or Christians, or anyone else to live….PERIOD! We could learn a great deal from the Israelis about protecting our homeland, but to admit that the Israelis are better at something, actually a LOT of somethings, would go against Obama’s ‘religion’.
Do the Obamatrons not know the centuries of persecution of the Jewish people? It didn’t matter what country to which they were forced to flee, they would always end up being persecuted, even the U.S., which touts a 1st Amendment right of the freedom to worship as one chooses. Finally, after centuries of wandering from one country to another, they finally get their homeland back, and all hell breaks lose. One tiny strip of land, only a fraction of the land that God gave them, and they are suppose to up and leave again? After one of those most telling examples of man’s inhumanity to his fellow man, the Jews finally get to go home, and all hell breaks lose once again. They have been fighting for their lives for centuries, does the Obama administration think that just because HE says so, the Israelis are going to open their arms to those who want to slaughter them? Again?
There will be no living in peace with the muslims because the muslims do not want peace. They want to murder. They had the opportunity to make a garden of the desert, support themselves, have economic growth. Instead, they chose to destroy everything that the Jewish people had built, and left in Gaza when the Israelis agreed to give up that land to the muslims. They screwed themselves, and we’re suppose to feel sorry for them, and give them billions of dollars? I don’t freakin’ think so.
Centuries of hatred perpetrated by the teachings of a murderous pedophile, who was snubbed by the Jews who refused to turn away from the one TRUE God and convert to his idol worship, will not vanish. Obama knows this, and refuses to face reality. Islam is a cult of hatred and death.
Barack Hussein Obama, and his lackeys, might stand with the lying, thieving, murdering muslims, but….
Islam is an ideology, made up by a murdering pedophile. the first half of the made up book is all nice and peaceful. However, when Mo didn’t get his way, he started his barbaric slaughter of those who wouldn’t bow to him. Today, there are close to 2 billion people who follow that insanity. This is a reality the world must face, and stop the spread of the barbarians.
I find it amazing that Israel shows such restrain against an enemy that consistently bombs her cities, attacks her citizens, murders her children, and has declared they will destroy the tiny nation, but this is basically how civilized people behave. The uncivilized are the ones who create the mayhem, murdering innocents teens, throw rocks causing injuries to toddlers in passing cars, attacking worshipers, and still Israel shows restraint. I’m afraid I’m one of those who would respond in kind.
Since Sunday, Hamas has sent 20 rockets into Israel. This isn’t a rare occurrence, it happens quite frequently. Now that the young men have been found, murdered, they spew their idiocy, saying “the gates of hell will open” if there is any retaliation. Israel did hit 34 Hamas targets overnight, but that would be the least of what I would do. I would open the gates of hell on Hamas, and the entire Gaza Strip. Israel doesn’t fear Hamas, but they don’t want an all out war, so will show even more restraint, even against the mother of one of the murderers who is actually proud that her son is barbaric POS.
I wonder if any of those who threw rocks at the ambulance carrying the bodies of the murdered teens were arrested? Probably not, because if they were, there would be retaliation, blaming other for their own actions.
In case you are unfamiliar with Hamas, a wing of the the muslim brotherhood, they are a Sunni terrorist organization that has vowed the destruction of Israel. Just check out their charter if you doubt me. But yet, it is the Israelis who are always blamed if they react to the action of Hamas. The Hamas slogan: Allah is its goal, the Prophet its model, the Qur’an its Constitution, Jihad its path and death for the case of Allah its most sublime belief. Directly from the translation from the Journal of Palestine Studies: Allah is its Goal. The Messenger is its Leader. The Quran is its Constitution. Jihad is its methodology, and Death for the sake of Allah is its most coveted desire.
Either way, the goal is the same…to die, and kill, for allah.
“The prophet, prayer and peace be upon him, said: The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them); until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! there is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him! This will not apply to the Gharqad, which is a Jewish tree (cited by Bukhari and Muslim).”
Well now, what would ya make of that? The muslims are directed to murder Jews, also known as ‘people of The Book’. (Christians are included in that by the way.) It’s not the Jews in Israel, who wish only to live in peace in the land God gave them, that is directed to murder. No, it’s the muslims, and they take this directive quite seriously, if you hadn’t noticed. World wide, there are murders committed by muslims, and no one bats a lash. Let the Israelis retaliated against these hatemongers, and it’s the Israelis who are blamed, called terrible, and unwarranted, names.
The attacks are increasing, world wide, yet we turn a blind eye. I would suggest, very strongly, that the world take off its blinders, and see these people for what they are….7th century barbarians with 21st technology.
Did Obama Invite Russia into Crimea?
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a scathing criticism of the UN’s cultural agency at his Cabinet meeting Sunday, for indefinitely postponing an exhibit on Jewish connections to the Holy Land.
UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) said last week it delayed the exhibition after Arab member states said it could disrupt Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.
“It would not harm the negotiations,” Netanyahu said in a statement. “Negotiations are based on facts, on the truth, which is never harmful. But what does harm the negotiations is the automatic summoning of Israeli ambassadors in certain countries regarding matters of no substance, while significant violations by the Palestinian Authority pass without a response.
Have ya ever notice that the UN always backs the terrorists? Have you ever wondered why? Aiding and abetting the murder of innocents, turning a blind eye the rapes, embezzlement….hey…they are a criminal organization, and should be dissolved. At the very least, they need to get the hell out of OUR country!
Deputy Transportation Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) fired back at US pressure Wednesday, maintaining that there should have been no need for Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon to apologize for his harsh criticism of US Secretary of State John Kerry, in which Ya’alon referred to Kerry as “obsessive and messianic” in his quest to force a deal between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA).
I agree with her! One should NEVER apologize for speaking the truth!!
“I congratulate the Defense Minister on his courage; what he said was right.” Hotovely stated, in an interview with Arutz Sheva. “The American stance is disconnected from the reality of the situation in the Middle East. They are trying to force a solution on us which is unacceptable to most members of the [ruling party] Likud.”
Indeed, he was right! This administration is either willfully ignorant, or as Obama stated in his phony book, he’s taking a stand with the terrorists….er….Muslims. Well, as far as I’m concerned, they are the same thing. Interchangeable words, IMHO.
Hotovely notes what many Israelis feel: that it is inconceivable that one sovereign state should be subject to the whims of another state.
It’s not just the Israelis who feel this way. A lot of Americans are in agreement, and you can include me in that number!
Ya’alon was quoted as saying that “Secretary of State John Kerry – who came here very determined, and operates based upon an unfathomable obsession and a messianic feeling – cannot teach me anything about the Palestinians.”
“I live and breathe the conflict with the Palestinians, I know what they think, what they want and what they really mean,” he continued. “The American security plan that was presented to us is not worth the paper it was written on.””
Nothing that bunch in D.C. does is worth the paper it is written on! It’s not just Kerry who is ‘messianic’. The whole damn administration suffers under the delusion they are the ‘saviors’ of the world, and have all the answers to life’s questions! Pfft!
The US responded with shock Tuesday, calling the remarks “offensive” and “inappropriate.” Ya’alon responded Tuesday to the US with more criticism, stating that the US knows that the source of instability in the Middle East is not the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Shock? Seriously? Well, that just tells ya just how little they know about the issues that face Israel on a day to day basis. If the so called Palestinians occupying Israel’s land weren’t getting money and arms from muslim countries, there would be little to no ‘conflict’. They’d curl up and die since they are incapable of doing anything to support themselves. Instead of teaching their children to make the desert bloom, as the Israelis have done, they teach them to hate, and blame everyone else, Jews AND Christians, for their plight. Damn! Sounds like Obama, doesn’t it…blaming everyone but himself. Hmmm….
He called on Israel “not to panic and give in to these [statements] and other intimidation, because this (standing up for oneself) is the only way to protect the security of Israel.”
Israel has a RIGHT to defend herself. The U.S. has NO RIGHT to demand a damn thing!
Ya’alon later apologized for the remarks, stating that he had no intention of “offending” Kerry. The apology itself has garnered a backlash, as many see the statements as yet another bow to US pressure.
I hate to say it, but that apology makes Ya’alon sound weak. Israelis are not weak. They, basically, are the strongest people I’ve ever met, facing insurmountable odds, creating a paradise out of a dung heap. Amazing!
And who cares if Kerry is offended? Not me! What this (and yes, previous) administration is doing is offensive! Just imagine the backlash if a foreign power came over here and told US what we can, and cannot, do….where we could build our homes, etc. Imagine, every day, you have to fight for your very existence. Imagine being surrounded by animals who want to shove you into the ocean, wipe you off the map, murder your family, destroy your home. Just think about it!
Kerry is offended? Kerry is offensive!
The Israeli Air Force struck targets in the central Gaza Strip Monday evening, according to Palestinian sources, soon after two rockets were fired from Gaza in to the Negev.
Israel Radio reported the Israeli jets hit Islamic Jihad targets near the city of Deir el-Balah. No injuries were reported.
The Israeli strikes came after two rockets were fired at the western Negev from Gaza on Monday afternoon just as the funeral for former prime minister Ariel Sharon ended.
“The terrorists and their infrastructure operating in the Gaza Strip will not succeed in their grotesque intentions,” said IDF Spokesman Peter Lerner in a statement. “The IDF will seek them out, eliminate their capabilities and pursue them wherever they may hide. Hamas and its terrorist servants are not immune; it is our moral obligation and calling to protect Israel against such atrocious acts.”
ter·ror violence that is committed by a person, group, or government in order to frighten people and achieve a political goal.
ter·ror·ist a person, usually a member of a group, who uses or advocates terrorism.
ter·ror·ism the use of violent acts to frighten the people in an area as a way of trying to achieve a political goal.
The terrorist, aka Gaza muzzies, send rockets into a number of areas, often causing damage, and occasionally deaths. The Israelis retaliate, which any rational person would do. But who is going to be consider the ‘bad guy’. Yep…you got it! The Israelis will be condemned for what any thinking would do. You attack my home, I take you out! It’s as simple as that!
IMHO, all these so called Palestinians need to be ejected, and the Israelis will turn that land into a productive, and prosperous, area…unlike the current residents who are incapable of producing anything but hatred!