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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: 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 29 - 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 30 - 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 31 - 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 32 - 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 33 - Posted by: RISailor, 7/10/2014 1:02:02 PM     (No. 9918468)



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Reply 34 - 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 35 - 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 36 - 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 37 - 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 38 - 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 39 - 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 40 - 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 41 - 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 42 - 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 43 - 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 44 - 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 45 - 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 46 - Posted by: afherkdriver, 7/10/2014 4:14:02 PM     (No. 9918719)

Finally some good news.

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Reply 47 - 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 48 - 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 49 - 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 50 - 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 51 - 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 52 - 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 53 - 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 54 - 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 55 - 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 56 - 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 57 - 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 58 - 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 59 - 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 60 - 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 61 - 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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Posted By: Judy W.- 9/17/2014 8:10:03 PM     Post Reply
A village of just 1,000 residents in Switzerland has been forced to raise taxes because an African refugee and her seven children cost the local authority £40,000 in benefits every month. Hagenbuch, in the Swiss canton of Zurich, is understood to be spending close to a third of its total annual budget on the family after they arrived from Eritrea in East Africa three years ago. The massive benefits bill covers day-to-day living expenses such as groceries and cleaning costs, as well as paying for four of the woman´s children to be housed in an orphanage and even bills for

Holder Issues Fatwa
American Thinker, by Richard Butrick    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 9/17/2014 5:42:44 AM     Post Reply
The Grand Mufti of the Department of Social Justice (aka, DOJ) has issued a fatwa prohibiting states from using zoning laws to deny building permits for Islamic “culture centers” -- Mosques with “youth centers.” … as a grand jury investigates another Minneapolis mosque for radicalizing recruits for ISIL, the Justice Department is suing local officials for blocking a new extremist mosque in the area. Attorney General Eric Holder sued St. Anthony, Minn., after the Minneapolis suburb rejected the Abu Huraira Islamic Center and its 15,000-square-foot mosque over zoning issues.

The time may be right
to salvage states rights
Washington Examiner, by Sean Lengell    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 9/15/2014 5:20:06 PM     Post Reply
States enraged by an Obamacare provision denying them subsidies unless they created insurance exchanges shouldn’t have been surprised. Congress routinely uses the power of the purse to twist states’ arms until they submit. It’s worked for decades. When states wanted federal highway funds in the 1970s, they first had to lower their speed limits to 55 mph. A decade later, states were prodded into raising the drinking age to 21. In the 2000s, federal education grants were made contingent on states adopting standards included in such programs as No Child Left Behind and Common Core. Now, however, states increasingly are

Mob Rule Economics
Creators Syndicate, by Thomas Sowell    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 9/13/2014 8:22:48 AM     Post Reply
While we talk about democracy and equal rights, we seem increasingly to let both private and government decisions be determined by mob rule. There is nothing democratic about mob rule. It means that some people´s votes are to be overruled by other people´s disruptions, harassments and threats. The latest examples are the mobs in the streets in cities across the country, demanding that employers pay a minimum wage of $15 an hour, or else that the government makes them do so by law. Some of the more gullible observers think the issue is whether what some people are making now is

Why is Obama Kicking the
ISIS Can Down the Road?
American Thinker, by Nonie Darwish    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 9/13/2014 7:25:16 AM     Post Reply
President Obama in his ISIS speech did his best to convince the American people that things are under control, that he will pursue a coalition with other nations to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIS and that he will do it only through air strikes. (Snip) When Obama declared he had no strategy yet on ISIS a few weeks ago he was perceived as a weak and indecisive leader, but is that all the reason for his reluctance to fight ISIS? Or are there other, hidden reasons why Obama does not want to destroy ISIS? Reluctance and refusal to go to war,

Living in a Sharia
Enclave in America
FrontPage, by Y. Kerry Sara    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 9/12/2014 8:03:27 AM     Post Reply
The United States and Western Europe are confronting the increasing threat of their citizens traveling to the Middle East to join the worldwide Islamic jihad. (Snip) Many Americans believe that the effort by Islamic militants to recruit young men and women from the United States and Western Europe to fight on behalf of fundamentalist Islam is a recent phenomenon. However, I have personally watched many troubled people be targeted by Islamic radicals since I was a child. My experience has given me an up-close and personal look at Americans who, whether they realize it or not, are offering aid and



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Posted By: pineledger- 9/18/2014 5:14:05 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: StormCnter- 9/19/2014 5:06:33 AM     Post Reply
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Daily Mail [UK], by John Hall    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 9/17/2014 8:10:03 PM     Post Reply
A village of just 1,000 residents in Switzerland has been forced to raise taxes because an African refugee and her seven children cost the local authority £40,000 in benefits every month. Hagenbuch, in the Swiss canton of Zurich, is understood to be spending close to a third of its total annual budget on the family after they arrived from Eritrea in East Africa three years ago. The massive benefits bill covers day-to-day living expenses such as groceries and cleaning costs, as well as paying for four of the woman´s children to be housed in an orphanage and even bills for

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Kingwood Observer (Houston, TX), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 9/17/2014 5:55:33 PM     Post Reply
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Homeland Security Committee and House Judiciary Committee and Ranking Member of the Border and Maritime Subcommittee.(snip) The Congresswoman released the following statement: “The bloodshed at the hands of ISIL has been enormous. Religious minorities have been persecuted. American and British citizens have been beheaded. There is a further threat of other innocent human beings to be beheaded or killed in some way. It is also clear that a war including the United States is not the answer. I abhor the violence of war when diplomacy can be used.


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