With unusual candor, the Washington Post declares in its top headline that “Hamas’ tactics garner support” and that “Palestinians see path to victory through fighting.” This strengthening of Hamas is the entirely predictable consequence of the cease fire that the Obama administration worked to impose on Israel. Because Hamas waged war against Israel and the Israelis backed down, it is (to quote) the Post “the commonly held view in both territories (the West Bank and Gaza) that the Islamist militants of Hamas — who refuse to recognize Israel — defeated their enemy, and that they did it with weapons
No doubt that Obama pals around with terrorists and does all that he can to orchestrate their victory. That said, having Muslim #1 make a rocket for Muslim #2 to fire off, places the odds strongly in Israel´s favor.
Netanyahu´s highest priority is finding the homes of the next set of Hamas´ leadership. Guess this is the Israeli form of affirmative action. I think Netanyahu should get the credit for this latest round of Hamas promotions.
#4 is correct, Israel shot down their missiles, destroyed the Hamas headquarters, killed a couple of key thugs, and hit other targets. Hamas killed I believe five Israelis. This was a victory for Israel, but they should have kept bombing for another week.
Because he -Obama- has absolutely no idea, none whatsoever of what he is doing, that´s why. It´s not mysterious and it is not especially sinister. There are no secrets, no malevolent agendas, no sophisticated schemes to work evil. Not at all. It is incredibly simple. Obama and people who think like him are utter, militant, incorrigible fools. That´s all there is to it. I know it is tempting to construct more interesting and elaborate theories to explain their irrational and destructive behaviors and their bizarre theories. I have spent much time dwelling upon such complexities myself, before concluding that, as usual, the simplest explanation is the best. Those people -Obama and his faithful followers- are hopeless fools. Our best hope is that the inevitable consequences of their militant folly will awaken enough American sleepers and dreamers to prevent the re-election of such ridiculously incompetent people. It will hurt, but it may perhaps be instructive. For as Aeschylus noted long ago, "We suffer into truth."
If Hamas isn´t defeated and forced to capitulate they win. Bibi handed Hamas victory. If you leave the smuggling routes open you lose. Netanyahu should have told Hillary that electricity, fuel, food and medicine shipments to Gaza would cease until the tunnels were shut and the Sinai - Gaza border was secured in a way that no weapons could enter. He stopped nothing.
Oh! Oh! I know this one! It´s because Baby Doc Obama is an anticolonialist just like Daddy, and a Muslim just like StepDaddy! He has so many daddy issues, one would think he earned his living upside down on a stripper pole.
Hundreds of rockets slam into Israel and obama says not one single word. Israel mobilizes to attack Hamas, obama goes into overdrive to broker a ceasefire...plus give Hamas even more of American´s money.
Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood have been emboldened by Obama´s reelection. They know they have a friend in Obama and Mrs. Clinton. Israel also knows that Obama is not to be trusted. Obama´s policies have created chaos in the Middle East. It is more volatile and the bad guys seem to have the upper hand. Some may believe that Obama is incompotent, but I believe he knows exactly what he is doing. He is on a mission to destroy us economically, militarily, and so weaken our influence on the world stage that we will not be able to support our ally Israel. The die is cast and this will not end well for anyone.
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Bad Dog, 11/26/2012 8:33:43 AM (No. 9034019)
Because Obama doesn´t want to help Israel against Iran.
Israel escalates toward Hamas, and Iran gets involved. Then Barcky is stuck, obligated to Israel but without his heart in it.
He could have handled Iran years ago, and CHOSE NOT TO. Pressure now keeps up aligned with Israel, but not because he wants to be. Full-blown out war between Israel and Iran would necessarily bring us in, and in Barcky´s mind, on the wrong side.
#10, respectfully, you underestimate them. They know precisely what they are doing and are not "fools". The agenda is nothing less than the Islamization of America (and the world), and efforts toward that end are remarkably successful so far.
People understimate Obama and his puppeteers at their own peril. The outrageousness of their actions against America in the past 4 years will get even more outrageous. This IS a "sinister" plan. Many writers and others have warned us about it and if we ignore creeping Sharia Law, we deserve what we get.
I´m sorry but the argument that it´s all due to incompetence and cluelessness just doesn´t hold up. Just look at the evidence. If it were simple incompetence, you would expect some random positive results every now and then. That never has happened. In every single case, his actions help our enemies (Hamas, Iran, Syria, etc.) and damage both us and our allies. Such consistency would not be the case with simple incompetence.
No. Based on all the evidence it´s indisputably willful and deliberate.
I hnk Obama wants Netanyahu out. First the war and then all the screeds abour how Israel lost. Next will be a small party pulling out of Netanyahu coalition. Prob Code Pink is over there now. code Pink and the Goog ex VP spent months in Egypt undermining Mubarak
Gambling wih your money, unlicensed broker with no legitimate documents proving his qualifications to lose your money. Add to that craziness, his adherence to several totalitarian ideologies. More like a witch doctor; the flavor of the day is what you get. With the largest promise of freebies since Hitler, he has people stumbling over themselves to hand over to him their once precious votes. And his Himler is telling the people they don´t even have to be qualified for voting either. It feels like Mel Brooks wrote and composed all of this crazed garbage, and he´s trying to top his earlier PRODUCERS smash hit show-within-a--show...remember ? SPRINGTIME FOR HITLER !
"Hamas will seek $1 billion in reconstruction aid from the Arab world and international community to help rebuild the Gaza Strip,"
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