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The Most Dangerous Moment in Gaza
Atlantic Magazine, by Jeffrey Goldberg

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/1/2014 6:06:35 PM

It is too early to say anything definitive about the Hamas decision to apparently break the ceasefire and attack an Israeli position, except that if it is true, as reports indicate, that Hamas militants came through a tunnel and carried underground and back into Gaza a live Israeli captive, then this moment could represent not another terrible, dispiriting incident in a terrible, dispiriting mini-war, but a fairly decisive turning point in which all swords are unsheathed. (Snip) a) The compact between the Israeli army and Israeli parents is simple: You give us your sons, and we will do whatever we can to keep them alive. This includes conducting operations

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It´s easy to grasp, when Hamas sends a suicide bomber and others into a tunnel to attack Israel during a "truce," that they no longer have limits to their methodology of waging war. This, while they use their civilians as human shields and hospitals as command centers and weapon storage areas, with the help of the UN and other anti-Semitic sympathizers. Hamas is going out of its way to bring on their own possible genocide. Meanwhile, nary any outcries as Al Qaeda´s ISIS follows this path in the Middle East.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pros7767, 8/1/2014 6:12:00 PM     (No. 9949840)

Pray for Israel and the IDF.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/1/2014 6:17:02 PM     (No. 9949846)

It seems like the liberal Jews always want to give Hamas a way out, while at the same time undercutting Israel´s ability to finish Hamas once and for all.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: chumley, 8/1/2014 6:31:16 PM     (No. 9949861)

Its an interesting phenomenon of our wars lately. The civilized nation kills or captures thousands, if not tens of thousands of the barbarians and it is barely a story. Switch it around though, and if the barbarians kill or capture just one good guy it is a front page story world wide. The good guys pull out even more stops and get even meaner.

I am tempted to say life means more to the civilized nation, but that would not be entirely accurate. To the civilized nation, their own lives mean more. To the barbarians their own lives mean nothing. To both nations enemy lives mean nothing.
Just a late in the day observation...


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Reply 4 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 8/1/2014 6:39:31 PM     (No. 9949871)

The live video from Gaza is usually on as I post at Lucianne and surf, shop, and read on the web. The only sounds to be heard tonight are what sound like rockets fired into Israel. There are also bursts of automatic fire, but you never know if that´s some kind of celebration, a way to show anger and frustration, or shooting at the IDF. There may be some IDF weapons fire but I haven´t heard the usual tap--tap, tap.

Some time ago the lights went out in the small area covered by the live camera, leaving almost the entire area dark, except for one or two powerful lights around the camera site. (Possibly run by generators). This is fairly normal.

Maybe five minutes ago there was the sound of a rocket being fired. A glance at the site shows there is no longer light to be seen--except for a three or four very small pinpricks of weak lights which confirm that the camera is still working. Cannot see any signs of fires, could be hits showing outside the camera´s range.

Now there´s what seems to be disciplined IDF gunfire, another missile is fired, sounds different, could be IDF tank fire.

Not a soldier, don´t play one, etc., but I´m guessing this might be the beginning of the Israeli payback. Hoping, too.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 8/1/2014 6:49:30 PM     (No. 9949877)

Israelis need to have several Spectres orbiting over Gaza, as soon a rocket launches Puff the Magic Dragon deals decisively with the launch site.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: columba, 8/1/2014 9:50:24 PM     (No. 9950078)

Someone asked a news photographer why one always sees the IDF launching rockets and never see Hamas launching rockets.
the photographer answered that the Muslims, if they see a photographer taking a picture, immediately shoot him.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: BarryNo, 8/1/2014 10:07:06 PM     (No. 9950089)

Frankly, were I in the Israeli´s place, the Palestinians would have been driven out of any area within 500 miles of their borders. They have the means to glassify their enemies. Maybe it´s about time they start rattling sabres.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/1/2014 11:12:26 PM     (No. 9950140)

Hamas knows Shabbat has started and will take advantage of it.

Pray for our friends in Israel.

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