An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Now, most of us understand the meaning of the term ‘cease-fire’, but for those than don’t, like the thugs in the Middle East, most specifically in the area of Israel, known as Gaza, here is the simple definition from Merriam Webster’s online dictionary:
1: a military order to cease firing
2: a suspension of active hostilities
Or, in simpler terms:
an agreement to stop fighting a war for a period of time so that a permanent agreement can be made to end the war
Merriam Webster even provides a definition for children. While most of those involved in this war are not in the age range of what one would consider a child, it should clear up any confusion that Hamas has on what an agreed to cease-fire actually is:
a temporary stopping of warfare
When I heard it announced on the news that the UN and US had brokered a deal for a 72 hour cease-fire, my first thought was “yeah, that’ll last about as long as it takes for Hamas to reload”. Apparently, I, and anyone else with a working brain cell, was right.
That’s some cease fire they’ve got going, and we KNOW who fired the first shot, don’t we! An Israeli soldier has been kidnapped, and 2 more killed when Hamas carried out an attack in Rafah (Rafa) near Sinai, AFTER the cease fire supposedly went into effect. Yesterday, Hamas fired 90 rockets into Israel. As they had no intent of honoring the cease-fire, why make such a show of their firepower? Which, by the way, is provided by their friends in Qatar, Syria, and any number of muslim countries, likely including Iran.
People whine about the blockade that Israel has set up around Gaza, but they don’t seem to understand just WHY such a blockade was necessary. The residents of Gaza are not denied food or water, or any of the basic necessities of life. What has been blockaded are building materials. Here’s a visual I found on Facbook:
Instead of using funds to build schools or clinics, promote agriculture to become self reliant, they use funds from countries like the U.S. to build tunnels to achieve their goal stated in their charter of destroy Israel. Would you make an effort to stop aiding the destruction of your country? I know I would. So, Israel has built a fence around an area of what is their own land, handed over to the residents, in hopes they they would take advantage of all the equipment, including greenhouses. Instead, it was all destroyed by the so called palestinians.
In the schools, paid for by the U.S., and the UN, children are taught to hate. In their children’s television shows, encouraging hatred of Israel and the Jews is in the forefront. How do you fight against such evil? By destroying it, plain and simple.
Israel wants to live in peace, go about their daily lives, creating and producing for the betterment of their citizens, and the world. Hamas, as do most ‘radical’ muslims, wants to destroy anything, and anyone who is not ‘like them’. If Israel believes, and rightly so, that these tunnels must be destroyed, then we must stand by them, and give them whatever aid is necessary to get this done, so they can have chance at living in peace.
If the people in Gaza want to live peacefully, then it would be in their best interest to oust Hamas, an offshoot of the muslim brotherhood. It is they who are causing the death and misery that is being suffered in Gaza. It is they who use women and children as human shields. It is they who use schools, hospitals, and mosques to house their weapons of destruction, aimed at Israel. It is they who refuse a peaceful resolution to the current war. Is it they who refuse to allow the citizens to leave their homes after the Israelis give warning that an area is going to be bombed, through phone calls, text messages, and dud rockets. Citizens are beaten, or even shot, if they attempt to leave the targeted area. Hamas wants as many dead bodies as possible to promote their agenda through the media.
How do you win the war against a cult of death? Such evil much be utterly destroyed!
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!