Why was there an Israel-Gaza war in the first place? Resistance to the occupation, say Hamas and many in the international media. What occupation? Seven years ago, in front of the world, Israel pulled out of Gaza. It dismantled every settlement, withdrew every soldier, evacuated every Jew, leaving nothing and no one behind. Except for the greenhouses in which the settlers had grown fruit and flowers for export. These were left intact to help Gaza’s economy — only to be trashed when the Palestinians took over. Israel then declared its border with Gaza to be an international
So far Israel has only used non nuclear weapons,but if,in a future war they start to lose, they´ll still have their nuclear arsenal ready to be used. Once this point is reached, Israel could sure incinerate the whole middle east?
My question is why did Israel cede Gaza to the terrorists in the first place? Look at a map. Is there any better launching pad for missiles into Israel? It was partly pressure from the USA. I think the US should sign a mutual defense pact with Israel which, NATO like would guarantee to come to armed defense against any attack from Gaza.
A defense pact with Israel, #7? Our pResident in OUR HOUSE is committed to write that pact with Hamas, his buddies and in essence already has with his demands that Israel cede land to these barbarians.
To recognize morsi and hamas as the superior forces in the middle-east? To weaken Israel? To obey obama´s master, iran? Any one or more of those COULD be the answer because ALL of them seem to be the conclusion.
All of the Jew haters of the world like to talk about "occupation" as if Jews were squatters in muslim homelands. They learn this twisted history from their leftist PhD Professors or the main stream media. GOD owns it all and has stated in detail where the borders are.
There was a war in Gaza because Obama was re-elected. Muslims know Obama is on their side and they have nothing to fear. Elections have consequences. As soon as Hamas is resupplied with rockets it will start again.
After Obama´s covert and overt support of the Muslim Brotherhood (and similar) takeover of Egypt and Libya, the Palestinians and their European supporters apparently figured that they could invade Israel with impunity. They counted on the the cheers of Europe and the passive approval of the Obama Administration to ensure an easy victory. They reckoned without the resolve of Israel. When it looked as if the Palestinians, not the Israelis, were about to be driven into the sea, peace broke out.
I just wonder who will be running Syria the next time war breaks out. Instead of the current madman it will probably be an odd-lot collection of Islamic terror groups, which will readily join hands with those in Gaza.
Putting a better spin on this, perhaps Israel has bigger fish to fry? They have absorbed and depleted much of Hamas´ rocket/missile inventory. The Israelis handled Hamas with despatch. Perhaps this is a defanging of their left flank to ease pressure for the upcoming attack on Iran? The Gaza incident involved primarily the air defense and ground forces, which will play a reduced role in an air attack on Iran. The Israelis will restock their "Iron Dome". The trick will be to deny this to Hamas.
Israel foolishly gave Gaza back to the terrorists, likely due to US and "world opinion" pressure. Gained them nothing. Hopefully Israel will reoccupy Gaza after its dust-up with Iran. Screw the world opinion stuff, Israel will never be tolerated by the muzzies or "the world".
The BBC News continually refers to Hamas ´officials.´ Since when are terrorists ´officials´? Does the BBC consider Zawahiri to be an al Qaeda ´official´? Is Osama bin Ladin considered to be a deceased al Qaeda ´official´? Does the BBC respect terrorists? Apparently the answer is yes.
The Israeli´s new strategy is, Speak softly and carry a big Iron Dome, while Hamas seems to have adopted the srategy of, Yell loudly and pretend you´ve had a great victory while standing in the rubble of the many buildings Israel has destroyed along with the lives of 30 top Hamas leaders.
Thirty-five hundred years ago, God delivered the Israelites from Egypt when he parted the Red Sea; now, with another miracle, this time an amazing military invention that repels missile attacks, God has delivered his people from an Egyptian-sponsored terrorist organization.
Why war in Gaza? Israel, our "Outpost of Freedom" in the Middle East, is : (A) A tiny nation state with a population of only 7,933,200 souls (B) Has an Arab (Muslim, Druze) population of 1,636,600 (20.6%) (C) A land area of less than 9,000 square miles and (D) Is surrounded by over 300,000,000 Arabs intent, for the most part, of wiping the tiny "beacon light of freedom" from the face of the earth!
I think it was completely contrived in order for O and Hillary to look good ´negotiating´ the ceasefire. All part of the plan. Their criminality at Benghazi will never be prosecuted. They will never be held accountable. They just keep on, pretenders that they are, failing to defend this nation and its allies but protected by a corrupt press and a nation that has been neutered by fixed elections.
This particular flare up started because the Israelis blew up the Hamas military boss. The Israelis blew up the Hamas military boss because he was attacking Israel. The Israelis ceded Gaza because it can not be held (population) and it is impossible to defend militarily (look at the map). Gaza can´t be a Palestinian state because the Israelis are blockading it. The Israelis are blockading it because they don´t want the Palestinians to bring in more weaponry than they already do. The rationale is fairly straight forward and simple. The CAUSES are what is difficult to reconcile. It´s not math, it´s calculus.
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