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Stunned by Israel´s fierce response,
Hamas sends distress signals

Jerusalem Post, by Khaled Abu Toameh

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Posted By:Judy W., 7/10/2014 10:23:42 AM

Despite fiery statements issued by Hamas spokesmen over the past 48 hours, it was obvious Tuesday night that the Islamist movement was searching for ways to rid itself of the current escalation. Hamas feels that it has been forced into a confrontation with Israel – one that it did not want at this stage because of its increased isolation and financial crisis. The massive Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip over the past 24 hours have surprised Hamas and other Palestinian groups. Hamas apparently expected a limited response to the recent rocket attacks on Israeli cities and towns. But as the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: eoddad, 7/10/2014 10:34:43 AM     (No. 9918236)

Pound them until they are willing to beg for peace, our idiot president can´t pull you back he is so weak. He may just wake up Jewish Voters as to how Democrats view Israeli Security.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 7/10/2014 10:37:02 AM     (No. 9918239)

Overwhelming response is the only way to deal with an enemy or opponent who won´t take a hint from a lesser operations.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TexasHillCountry, 7/10/2014 10:38:32 AM     (No. 9918241)

When you fire rockets at Israel´s largest cities, including Tel Aviv, among other continuing atrocities and aggression, just what do you expect you are going to get in return; fresh bagels on your doorstep?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 7/10/2014 10:39:52 AM     (No. 9918243)

Destroy ´em... then destroy the ´Doom´ of the Rock.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 7/10/2014 10:51:59 AM     (No. 9918258)

I love it. The Israelis did not go for supplies or barracks or ammo dumps. They bombed the homes of the hamas military leaders! Remember all those Israeli drones we kept hearing about flying over Gaza? They were doing a valuable service finding just where all those Bozo muslim monsters live.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: FunOne, 7/10/2014 10:52:22 AM     (No. 9918260)

Unfortunately #1, I sense that most Jewish voters in America hold more loyalty to the democrat party than they do to Israel.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: nosillod, 7/10/2014 11:05:25 AM     (No. 9918277)

Makes me think that Israel isn´t concerned with what Washington says or thinks. That´s a good thing.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: M2, 7/10/2014 11:07:26 AM     (No. 9918282)

Am I really reading this?:

The organization [Hamas] is concerned that if the IDF operation continues for another few days, the movement will pay a very heavy price – one that could even bring about an end to Hamas’s rule over the Gaza Strip.

Bringing about "an end to Hamas´ rule over the Gaza Strip" is just the beginning. Isn´t it obvious that Israel has had enough and is getting serious about wiping out Hamas, an organization which publicly claims as its goal the destruction of Israel?

Did Hamas expect a few softballs from Israel, then they´d go back to blowing up children and women in marketplaces and malls in Israel.

OPEN LETTER TO BIBI: About time. Israel has been more than patient for longer than necessary. Clear out the Gaza viper´s nest, then go after them wherever else their slime trail leads.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Norgay, 7/10/2014 11:11:37 AM     (No. 9918288)

I find it comical that they start screaming peace once they start getting their butt kicked. You can only poke the badger so many times before he turns around and shows you what he is capable of. Hamas wants nothing less than the total extinction of Jews in Israel, that the response is as measured as it is just shows that the Israelis really just want to be able to live in peace. I hope that Israel continues to pound them and show them that they are not going to take it anymore.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: veritas4ever, 7/10/2014 11:14:39 AM     (No. 9918295)

I Understand that about 4% of Arabs are literate, so cut them a break, they are confused with who they are screwing with. They think its Obama not Netanyahu.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Alice, 7/10/2014 11:20:49 AM     (No. 9918307)

As you know, there are generally 3 strains of Judaism in the US: Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox.

What I´ve observed is that Reform Jews and non-practicing ethnic Jews tend are lukewarm at best about Israel and often pro-Palestinian.

Overall it seems that Conservative and Orthodox Jews are supportive of Israel, but there are a few Orthodox Jews who are anti-Zionist and do not believe in having the state of Israel.

It looks like about an even split for and against Israel among all American Jews.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Otheym, 7/10/2014 11:21:56 AM     (No. 9918308)

Where did that first distress signal go I wonder??

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 7/10/2014 11:26:02 AM     (No. 9918311)

This is pathetically funny. The Hamas "bully boys" decide to launch a rocket assault on Israel and expect NO response? Then they whine that their commander´s houses are being targeted. Gee guys, that´s war strategy 101, kill the leaders.

Thugs and blustering bullies. That´s all the Islamists are. Confront them and they run away and whine about the unfairness of the world. The only things that saves Hamas and the Palestinians in general is Israel´s own experience with attempts at extermination. Israel could easily purge these areas and start anew but they will not.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Grambo, 7/10/2014 11:28:03 AM     (No. 9918313)

Hamas targets Israeli civilians. Israel targets Hamas leaders. Hamas cries foul.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: strike3, 7/10/2014 11:28:17 AM     (No. 9918315)

Hamas is hilarious. The schoolyard bully punches the small kid and then finds out that he is a 3rd degree black belt. Israel has accomplished in four days what Lurch and the kenyan fraud have tried to do for months. The resulting peace agreement from this little war will be what Israel wants, not what Washington wants.

Pound the filthy animals until they scream. Lobbing rockets at cities and a nuclear reactor demands heavy payback.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ruready?, 7/10/2014 11:35:56 AM     (No. 9918331)

Obama is probably having a stroke.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Bighambone, 7/10/2014 11:43:18 AM     (No. 9918343)

Watch what happens when there is some sort of cease fire, Obama will send Kerry over there with pockets full of cash so that the bombed out Hamas leader´s can rebuild their homes at US taxpayer´s expense.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Coy860, 7/10/2014 11:47:15 AM     (No. 9918346)

There can never be peace, until one side BEGS for it.


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Reply 19 - Posted by: bmw50, 7/10/2014 11:48:35 AM     (No. 9918349)

Ever notice that the only Palestinians killed by Israel are women, children and the elderly.

Let God sort them out...

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Reply 20 - Posted by: laurahome, 7/10/2014 11:49:56 AM     (No. 9918353)

No, actually Stinky is probably playing golf somewhere - before heading off to a Democrat fundraiser. Wish we could talk Bibi into accepting the next presidency of the U.S., now that being foreign born doesn´t disqualify anymore. I would truly not mind a massive immigration of jewish people from Israel into our country. It would increase the national IQ of America about 75%.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Butch59, 7/10/2014 11:49:59 AM     (No. 9918354)

When you poke the rattlesnake enough times, it is going to strike back. BiBi is smart enough and tough enough to know just how and when to strike back. And to continue putting up with the missile strikes against Israel isn´t going to be put up with any more. Let the snake strike. Hard.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 7/10/2014 11:59:28 AM     (No. 9918370)

Hamas expected a response all right, from Obama. They expected Obama to protect them. I suspect he still will if Israel goes in and starts to really clean out the Strip.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: jinx, 7/10/2014 12:06:40 PM     (No. 9918381)

Bibi told them more than once that Israel would strike back if attacked. They must not have believed him. I remember the Six Days War. Hamas needs to be educated in History before trying to wage a war with Israel.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 7/10/2014 12:16:26 PM     (No. 9918401)

The Israeli response is appropriate considering Hamas and the PLO are nothing more than terrorists. Hope Israel gives Hamas/PLO a major beatdown and ignores all their critics.

Hamas/PLO, the media, and all their lefty cronies will be leaning on the Obama gang to stop Israel. Look for the Obama gang to be critical of Israel and watch them be ignored. Obama has effectively destroyed American influence on the world stage.

Funny if it turns out that Hamas is weaker than everyone thought. Hezbollah and Iran will find that interesting. So will ISIS and AQ. Hamas will find themselves muscled out by the other Islamic gangs.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: nevernaught, 7/10/2014 12:21:22 PM     (No. 9918408)

Actually #17, I think that if Israel notices Kerry anywhere near Palestine, they will drone the insufferable one.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/10/2014 12:30:42 PM     (No. 9918422)

There will never be peace until Islam is eradicated from the entire planet.

Go, Israel!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/10/2014 12:32:48 PM     (No. 9918425)

Awaking to an article such as this tends to put the entire day in perspective. Israel has been given the ability to tell its enemies to go pound sand. And they learned well.Now the hamas bullies cry uncle uncle uncle Israel, US pResident may not be your friend, but US Americans are. Wishing you much luck and much bravery. When your mission is accomplished there, we might ask you to come and assist your American friends in removing our black muslim from office. God be with you.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 7/10/2014 12:33:05 PM     (No. 9918428)

Pain, pain, and then some more pain. Then add a little pain to the mix and you might get their attention.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 7/10/2014 12:46:15 PM     (No. 9918445)

What Israel is conducting here is a REAL "peace process".


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Reply 30 - Posted by: stablemoney, 7/10/2014 12:47:04 PM     (No. 9918446)

It is time for Israel to eliminate Hamas. Do it. Get it done.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: OUACHITA, 7/10/2014 12:52:14 PM     (No. 9918453)

It has always been my impression, when one side in a confrontation decides to cry "uncle", the other side dictates the terms of the cease of hostilities.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Sandbar, 7/10/2014 12:58:59 PM     (No. 9918462)

Arafat taught them well. Provoke, provoke, provoke then throw up your hands and plead peace when retaliation comes. Why would they do different when it has worked for them for decades.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 7/10/2014 1:00:29 PM     (No. 9918464)

You don´t tug on superman´s cape.....

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Reply 34 - Posted by: RISailor, 7/10/2014 1:02:02 PM     (No. 9918468)



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Reply 35 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 7/10/2014 1:02:43 PM     (No. 9918471)

Let Egypt re-annex Gaza. They are no fan of the Muzzie Brotherhood and Hamas is a branch of the MB

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Reply 36 - Posted by: RISailor, 7/10/2014 1:05:15 PM     (No. 9918475)

On this morning´s NPR show their story was how lots of civilians were killed along with a Hamas leader.

Meanwhile, Wall Street Journal´s cover story with graphic showed the much greater range of the Iranian made rockets and the danger to Israel they pose.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: horacer, 7/10/2014 1:06:32 PM     (No. 9918477)

Israel´s response really isn´t that fierce. They haven´t cut off electricity. They´re sending increased shipments of food into Gaza. I think what really surprises Hamas is that they no longer have any friends in the region. al-sisi in Egypt wouldn´t mind seeing them wiped out. Turkey´s not complaining. Obama´s their only pal.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: dbdiva, 7/10/2014 1:16:15 PM     (No. 9918484)

Absolutely MUSIC to my ears! No red-line for our Bibi...!

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Reply 39 - Posted by: dman, 7/10/2014 1:26:31 PM     (No. 9918497)

Dittos #7, #13, and others here.

"Shock and awe" still works. Bibi is doing what must be done to make the bullies cower.

These days, ignoring Kerry and Obama is actually good policy for survival.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: trapper, 7/10/2014 1:29:53 PM     (No. 9918501)

Now that the world´s attention is focused on ISIS and soccer, it´s a good time for Israel to eliminate Hamas once and for all, and kill and destroy anything that gets in the way of doing it.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 7/10/2014 1:32:46 PM     (No. 9918505)

Dumb article. Hamas always cries when hit back. This is nothing significant. Israel is *still* not really hitting them hard at all.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: tatterdemalion, 7/10/2014 1:43:34 PM     (No. 9918526)

Did Hamas think they were dealing with Obama.

BTW, can´t you just hear Bibi taking a call from Kerry:

Kerry: Israel needs to be more restrained.

Bibi: I´m sorry, Mr. Secretary. I can´t hear you over all the explosions. Try calling back later.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: HicksvilleKid59, 7/10/2014 3:19:35 PM     (No. 9918647)

Bomb them back to the stone age. Oh, I forgot.

Bomb them back to the Jurassic period. There. That´s better.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Pros7767, 7/10/2014 3:21:26 PM     (No. 9918649)

Hamas overplayed their hand. They expected broad condemnation from Obama and the rest of the international community.

What they haven´t figured out is that Obama has NO credibility and the international community is slowly waking to the danger that radical Islam is. They realize if Israel gets destroyed, their heads will be next on the chopping block, literally.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: chatham, 7/10/2014 3:33:11 PM     (No. 9918657)

I am not a big backer of Israel.
In this situation Israel should keep pounding them until every last one of the Hamas murderers have been destroyed.
Make sure Israel does not run short of Ammo.
Soon enough,
America America will have the sense to destroy any of Hamas types preparing to destroy America. The idiot we have in the white House is fast asleep. Good luck and God Speed.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 7/10/2014 4:03:53 PM     (No. 9918702)

Bibi, the new leader of the free world. Destroy them with shock and awe until they are converted into sand. The only way to end this is to finish them like the Japanese in WWII.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: afherkdriver, 7/10/2014 4:14:02 PM     (No. 9918719)

Finally some good news.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: watashiyo, 7/10/2014 4:28:03 PM     (No. 9918731)

Hussein rules wearing a THONG(butt floss) & Bibi rules wearing a BOXER SHORTS!!!

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Reply 49 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 7/10/2014 6:13:30 PM     (No. 9918861)

The Israelis will do it right, take out every stronghold of Hamas leadership, every rocket base, and every piece of technical equipment, any means of making war again.

No one will come to their aid. No Arab nation wants to engage the Israelis.

Iran is no match for the Israelis, they just hope for US support to wipe the Jewish nation off the face of the earth.

But they know O´Stinky is a non-starter and has no influence with the Israelis. He is just another piece of trash on the garbage pile of history.

O´bumbler will let the Israelis sort it out and take credit for the out come either way.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 7/10/2014 6:49:57 PM     (No. 9918929)

It reminds me of a kid I knew in 9th grade, named Wiley.

Wiley made my life miserable in 9th grade. Every time I saw him, he would call me "skinny" or "skeleton". Non stop, he never tired. He´d get other kids to do it. I was a thin kid so I said a few things back to him but didn´t do much good.

When my sophomore year started, I had a resolve that my new year would not be as bad as the previous year. Wiley saw me that first day, mouthed off...and I said nothing, I hit him square in the cheek hard. The expression on his face was not of anger, or even fear, but of shock....like, how COULD I have hit him, why???!! His hand went up to his face, he just stared before running to the office for help, running like a girl with one hand at his side and the other covering his reddening face.

Did he really think he could just keep causing me pain, nonstop, forever and there would be no retaliation? That I would just roll over and take it?

Kind of like Hamas, eh?

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Reply 51 - Posted by: WIBadger, 7/10/2014 7:11:46 PM     (No. 9918967)

The only thing these tough-guy wannabes understand is brute force.

No mercy. Destroy them. Every last one.

Asking for forgiveness ilater is much better than asking for permission.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: bluefindad, 7/10/2014 7:29:20 PM     (No. 9918986)

It is obvious that Israel had spent a great deal of time and effort planning their response. All it took was an event to trigger their response.

We should admire their expert planning and execution - something that is greatly lacking in our own administration. There were no contingency plans when Benghazi occurred - not even plans for a timely response. The difference between Israel and America is night and day.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: Sergeant Major, 7/10/2014 8:46:09 PM     (No. 9919059)

I just set my timer: how long before the "International Community" tells Israel to back off. Led by the NY Times and W Post scum.
Personally I wish Israel would really go in and emasculate that organization. I´m sure the Mossad has names and addresses and pics.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: Ncmountainboy, 7/10/2014 8:51:01 PM     (No. 9919068)

So Obama calls Netanyahu after Hamas backs down and offers to broker a cease fire? I hope that Bibi told him what he could do with that in no uncertain terms.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Mickturn, 7/10/2014 9:18:14 PM     (No. 9919107)

Hamas? Kill them ALL, let Allah sort them out!

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Reply 56 - Posted by: wyspen, 7/10/2014 10:20:22 PM     (No. 9919177)

I hope Israel turns the entire muslim world into a giant parking lot.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 7/10/2014 11:01:16 PM     (No. 9919224)

Israel´s goal should be to deplete Paradise of virgins within the next week.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: saraguay, 7/10/2014 11:12:03 PM     (No. 9919236)

kinda makes me want to to israel, bombs and all.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: my2sense, 7/11/2014 1:29:50 AM     (No. 9919321)

Oh, the IAF went after ammunition caches too. That´s why you often see some really dramatic secondary explosions. Its also why they seem to be bombing empty fields and other places. Hamas got smart after the last operation we didn´t finish properly and dug in (they also have made the rocket manufacturing domestic so unfortunately not only do they have many but they aren´t simply going to run out). Unfortunately they don´t feel able to stop and enter into a (temporary, always temporary) cease-fire until they have managed a "quality resistance operation", i.e. they have to be able to say they killed a lot of Israels and that isn´t a condition anyone is going to volunteer for--even our fifth column who rushed to the Temple Mount to cheer when the rockets reached Jerusalem.


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Reply 60 - Posted by: liberalslovetaxes, 7/11/2014 2:24:08 AM     (No. 9919338)

Since they consider death to be a blessing Israel will gladly help them along.

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Reply 61 - Posted by: Mr Smart, 7/11/2014 2:34:47 AM     (No. 9919342)

Pound and pound them some more show them that
they are not dealing with a Obama.
Overkill is the only thing to do.
Show them that for every rocket they send
they get 20 back. Lets hope a Hamas rocket
hits the dome on the rock.


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Reply 62 - Posted by: JimboUSN, 7/11/2014 3:23:40 AM     (No. 9919351)

O´Bummer: Take note...
The Romans used to say that courage is not the only virtue, but it´s the only one that makes the other virtues possible." -- Benjamin Netanyahu

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Holder One-Finger Salute
Townhall, by John Ransom    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 9/1/2014 8:58:28 AM     Post Reply
More Swiss banks are dropping out of the U.S. banking program that the IRS supposedly uses to prevent American citizens from stashing cash overseas to avoid taxes. Known for 100 years as the original tax haven, free from the prying eyes of governments around the world, Swiss banks have provided banking services that guaranteed anonymity to arms dealers, Nazis, and law-abiding Americans alike. Offshore banks, especially Swiss banks, are not generally used to evade taxes however. The government already has enforcement mechanisms in place to prevent tax evasion by the use of offshore banks by American citizens. No smart rich person,

The Left’s Attempt to Institutionalize
the Rewriting of US History: A New
Step Forward Through their “Long
March Through the Existing Institutions”
PJ Media, by Ron Radosh    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/31/2014 9:23:10 AM     Post Reply
Recently, a few conservative intellectuals have raised serious questions about the College Board’s effort to develop a new curriculum for the Advanced Placement history courses. Stanley Kurtz, at National Review Online, writes that “this Framework will effectively force American high schools to teach U.S. history from a leftist perspective.” Naturally, the College Board argues that its intent is only to provide “balance,” to streamline the curriculum, and to enhance teacher flexibility. In other words, all benign matters that educators should welcome.

Latest Big Lie:
‘We Have No Strategy’
PJ Media, by Michael Ledeen    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/31/2014 6:58:37 AM     Post Reply
They DO have a strategy, but they prefer to appear indecisive. That’s because the strategy would likely provoke even greater criticism than the false confession of endless dithering. The actual strategy is detente first, and then a full alliance with Iran throughout the Middle East and North Africa. It has been on display since before the beginning of the Obama administration. During his first presidential campaign in 2008, Mr. Obama used a secret back channel to Tehran to assure the mullahs that he was a friend of the Islamic Republic, and that they would be very happy with his policies.

Rotherham’s — and England’s — Shame
National Review, by John O´Sullivan    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/30/2014 6:45:05 AM     Post Reply
We often read or hear from the media that a nation is “shocked” or “horrified” by the revelation of some crime or government scandal. It is almost never true. (Snip) Since Tuesday afternoon, however, Britain has felt real shock and horror over the report that 1,400 young women in the South Yorkshire town of Rotherham had been groomed, raped, prostituted, trafficked, and brutally abused in almost every possible way by a criminal gang for the last 16 years. In addition, the authorities — which in this case are the local government authority, the police, and the child-protection services

A Crisis As Millions Of
Students Abused By Teachers
Investors Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/29/2014 9:16:24 PM     Post Reply
Education: For a parent, the headline couldn´t be more alarming: "Teacher of the Year accused of molesting student, charged with 5 felonies." It´s a story that, tragically, is all too common — and all too underreported. Why? We´ve all heard of the Catholic Church child abuse scandal that´s still regularly covered, 20 to 40 years after much of the abuse took place. It too was tragic, and acknowledged as such by the church, which has taken action to prevent its ever happening again. The same can´t be said of unionized public education — where child abuse appears to be rampant, often with

Obama’s ‘Iraqization’ of America
FrontPage, by Daniel Greenfield    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/29/2014 7:02:48 AM     Post Reply
When it comes to Iraq, Obama lectures the Sunnis and the Shiites on getting along and forming a government that won’t exist for the sole benefit of a single group at the expense of the other. But in America he runs exactly that type of government. Iraqis are not stupid. They look at the news and they see Ferguson and Al Sharpton screaming at angry mobs and know that Obama is not practicing what he preaches to them. Obama may have forced out Maliki, but his own tribal politics are hard to distinguish from those of Maliki.



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Obama warned Isis terrorists ´will
target US cities and kill with abandon´

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Independent [UK], by Stuart Henderson    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 9/1/2014 9:26:46 PM     Post Reply
President Obama needs to take action to stop Islamic State (Isis) militants from targeting cities in America and Western Europe, two senators have warned. Without offering specifics on any threats or suggestions on how to confront them, the leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives intelligence committees urged the White House to work to prevent the Islamic State extremists from launching attacks on US soil. The bipartisan pair shared a dire warning against Isis, which now has control of vast swathes of Syria and Iraq, has killed civilians from that region and beheaded American journalist James Foley. “This is

With Islamic State, 9/11 anniversary,
Obama’s incompetence is truly dangerous

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Washington Times, by Joseph Curl    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 8/31/2014 9:19:57 PM     Post Reply
On TV, incompetence is funny, sometimes hilarious. Jackie Gleason made a career of it on the old “Honeymooners” show; Tom Haverford is absurdly incapable on “Parks and Recreation”; and Michael Scott brought the Peter Principle to new heights in “The Office.” But in real life, incompetence can be dangerous, even life-threatening (think a real-life Homer Simpson actually in charge of safety at a nuclear power plant). That’s where America finds itself nearly six years into the presidency of Barack Obama. There’s no question Mr. Obama has all but checked out. There’s just no way to explain the president’s decision to

The president who is
uninterested in other people

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Washington Examiner [DC], by Michael Barone    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/1/2014 4:51:54 AM     Post Reply
Some time ago I contrasted the reaction a conservative would get if he were in the same room with the two most consequential politicians of the 1990s, Bill Clinton and Rudy Giuliani. If you were in a room with Bill Clinton, he would discover the one issue out of 100 on which you agreed; he would probe you with questions, comments, suggestions; and he would tell you that you enabled him to understand it far better than he ever had before. If you were in a room with Rudy Giuliani, he would discover the one issue out of 100 on which you

GOP, Are You Ready to
Reach Out to Blacks Yet?

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American Thinker, by Lloyd Marcus    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 9/1/2014 10:30:26 AM     Post Reply
Because I am a black conservative, someone wrote asking me this great question. “What is it that compels some black men and women to cling to, and follow people like Sharpton, Jackson, Wright, Obama, Spike Lee, Black Panthers, Holder, etc.?” I have pondered the same question. Some black folks embrace victim status because it provides cover for their laziness and irresponsible lifestyles. Black Judases preach a false, evil gospel of victimhood-ism for profit. Some blacks are racist, pure and simple. I believe that a majority of black Americans simply have not been exposed to unfiltered conservatism – to blacks articulating how blessed they

´You are not up to this job´:
Parents of SEAL Team Six soldier
killed in action call for
President Obama´s resignation

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Daily Mail [UK], by Ashley Collman    Original Article
Posted By: galloglass- 9/2/2014 12:21:16 AM     Post Reply
One couple knows all too well the pain suffered by the parents of James Foley, the American journalist executed last month by the Islamic State. Billy and Karen Vaughn also lost their only-son Aaron Carson Vaughn in 2011, when the SEAL Team Six soldier´s Chinook helicopter was shown down over Afghanistan. Now the couple are calling on President Barack Obama to step down, citing his reaction to the Foley video and ´lack of leadership´ in confronting ISIS.

Exclusive: 90 city schools failed
to pass a single black or Hispanic
student on state tests, study shows

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New York Daily News, by Stephen Rex Brown and Ben Chapman    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 9/2/2014 12:42:14 PM     Post Reply
Dozens of public schools across the city failed to pass even a single black or Hispanic student on this year’s state math or reading exams, a new analysis shows. Pro-charter school group Families for Excellent Schools found no black or Hispanic kids passed the standardized tests — based on the more stringent Common Core standards — at 90 schools with diverse student bodies. (Snip) At 31 city schools with a combined enrollment of 1,065 black students, none passed the state math exam. At another 28 schools, zero out of 613 Hispanic students passed the math test. State reading exams saw

Obama Unleashed: ´I´m Not
Asking for the Moon´

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Breitbart TV, by Pam Key    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 9/1/2014 4:39:14 PM     Post Reply
Monday at the Laborfest event in Milwaukee, President Barack Obama gave a passionate speech in his plea for fair wages for workers. At a raised pitch, he said, "I´m not asking for the moon. I just want a good deal for the workers." The president also discussed his "vision for an economy," where workers have a fair chance, retirement benefits, family leave and pay equality for woman.

FBI looking into leaked nude
photos of Lawrence, Upton

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USA Today, by Lorena Blas    Original Article
Posted By: DaddyO- 9/2/2014 6:45:13 AM     Post Reply
The FBI said late Monday that it was investigating leaked nude photos that targeted Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton. The agency told the Associated Press that it was addressing accusations that online accounts of celebrities, including Oscar-winner Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online. In addition, Apple Inc. spokeswoman Natalie Kerris said the company was investigating whether any iCloud accounts were compromised, according to the AP. Representatives for supermodel-turned-actress Upton, 22, and Lawrence, 24, who plays heroine Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games movie franchise, issued statements about intimate pictures which first appeared on

Obama on GOP: ‘We’ll Break
Those Folks Down… That’s How
I Got Michelle to Marry Me’

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Mediaite, by Eddie Scarry    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/2/2014 9:17:30 AM     Post Reply
In remarks on the U.S. economy Monday, President Barack Obama said Congressional Republicans will eventually cave to public pressure to raise the federal minimum wage. Obama was speaking at the Laborfest festival hosted by the AFL-CIO in Milwaukee, Wis. “If I cared about these things, I’d also want more Democrats looking out for me,” he said. “I’m just saying. Because when the rest of the country is working to raise wages, but Republicans in Congress won’t, it ain’t right.” Noting the protests in recent months from fast food workers seeking higher wages, Obama said Republicans would open up to the

America is so over homeownership:
Why the shift to a renting economy
might actually be a good thing

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Salon, by Henry Grabar    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/1/2014 4:08:20 AM     Post Reply
Between 1970 and 1990, the population of Philadelphia shrank by a quarter, dropping from 1.95 to 1.59 million. Like many American cities, it seemed caught in a downward spiral. Since then – like many American cities – Philadelphia has stabilized. The population now appears to have bottomed out at the millennium, and has been regaining residents over the past decade. But as it rebounds, Philly is becoming a different kind of city. In the two most recent decades, which comprise the bounce of the city’s population curve, owner-occupied housing dropped even more steeply than in the ’70s and ’80s. Between 2000 and

Nude Jennifer Lawrence photos
leaked by hacker who claims to
have ´private pictures of 100 A-listers´

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Telegraph [UK], by Josie Ensor    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 9/1/2014 4:57:15 AM     Post Reply
Nude photos of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, as well as those purportedly showing other top Hollywood stars, were posted online in an apparent massive hacking leak. An anonymous hacker reportedly gained access to private photos on the Hunger Games actress’s mobile phone, and those of 100 others, via Apple’s online storage system iCloud. The 60-odd pictures of Lawrence in varying stages of undress were then posted on the bulletin board website 4chan. More than 100 A-list celebrities are alleged to have been targeted, including reality TV star Kim Kardashian, singer Rihanna, models Candice Swanepoel, Cara Delevingne and Kelly Brook, and

Current Congress might be
history’s worst at passing laws

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New York Post, by Marisa Schultz    Original Article
Posted By: harleynyc- 9/1/2014 8:55:14 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The current Congress is on track to be the worst ever at passing laws since modern record-keeping began, with three of its lawmakers failing to introduce a single bill, The Post has learned. The divided House and Senate have managed to pass just 163 laws that garnered President Obama’s signature since the two-year term began in January 2013. At this rate, Congress will have no problem beating the previous record set during the 2011-2013 session in which 284 laws were passed. That was down from 385 laws passed in the 2009-2011 session.


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