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July 30, 2014 - 8:01 am
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Hamas started the current war with Israel. That is not even in dispute among serious people. Islamic terrorists are currently waging killing sprees against civilians in Nigeria, Iraq and Israel, among other places, but only when Israel stands up to defend itself does the world cry out for a cease-fire.

Why is that?

Anti-Israel bias and anti-Semitism have to be at least part of the explanation.

Israel should ignore calls for a cease-fire and destroy Hamas as a political and fighting force now. In fact, this war may be its last chance to defeat Hamas and have any possibility of getting to a two-state solution that stands any chance, however remote, of achieving peace.

1. Hamas’ evil is never going to be more obvious. Hamas weaponizes women, children and animals. Hamas started the current war and they have rejected five cease-fires (and counting). Hamas has been caught hiding its missiles in UNRWA schools. This week, Hamas leadership have re-iterated that their goal is to destroy Israel entirely. Hamas will never live with a two-state solution.

The Israel Defense Forces are making good progress destroying Hamas’ tunnels and missile arsenal. A cease-fire at this point only gives Hamas the chance to re-arm, force children to dig more tunnels, and rebuild Palestinian morale that shows evidence of eroding during this war. If Israel does not destroy Hamas now, there is always the chance that Hamas obtains even more powerful weapons, either from Turkey or Iran or another source, and uses them against Israel.

The Islamist revival that is powering terrorism all over the world may eventually abate, and the majority of Muslims may yet follow Egypt’s lead and reject the likes of the Muslim Brotherhood, but at the moment, Iran is still a radical threat, Turkey is becoming more radical, and Europe is succumbing to its own domestic Islamist threat and to its old habit of anti-Semitism. The way to bet right now is that global opinion of Israel is going to get worse, not better, over the next few decades.

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You can consider the Dem Party de facto allies of Hamas. Out of a small control group I've been monitoring, 0% support Israel's side in this current affair.

Events in terms of the right and wrong of it have nothing to do with it. Support or lack of it is based entirely on a hierarchy of identities.

Since radical feminism is the single most influential new wave in Dem politics, that explains for example a single instance Dems did not support Islamists - the Boko Haram affair in Nigeria. Black women were at risk and the Dem's peculiar pecking order of identity kicked in.

In Syria there are far more civilian casualties - maybe 50-100 times as many - but since no "colonialists" are involved, it's crickets from liberals. Same with ISIS: crickets - no whites, Westerners or Jews involved. When America was in Iraq, liberals never shut up about civilian deaths.

As long as the Chinese are oppressing other Chinese, liberals don't care. Liberals don't care about the Ukraine, but they do about women and gays oppressed by Putin.

No woman or Christian can be the President of Egypt - crickets. That's an Arab Muslim or Arab Muslim or Muslim on Christian thing of no interest to the PC because women aren't being hauled away on motorcycles. But a de facto second class citizenship for Arab Israelis? Watch the wailing from liberals, no motorcycles needed. Thousands of Kurdish dead in Turkey since the '80s? Who cares? Their language suppressed? Who cares? Fantasies about women writers being suppressed in America? Watch the wailing.

Liberal thinking is robotic. Just put blacks, whites, women, gays and transgender on a chart and they get to work. Which side is murderous, supremacist, racist, sexist, and generally illiberal doesn't enter into it. If illegals from Latin America were white, radical liberals would be personally manning the borders. Don't racially segregate a high school prom but no problem doing that at a writer's convention. They even brag about it.

This is why the Dem Party and its PC is the most dangerous threat America has faced since 1945. They are not only complete idiots, they are racist, sexist and supremacist to their core. The Dem Party operates like a TV show that musn't offend the most goofy viewer, as long as they aren't white, straight, and male.

Right and wrong means absolutely nothing to a Dem. They are unprincipled race gender addicts and far too stupid to know or too corrupt to care. Any system they touch will wilt and die, or, in old school historic terms, be conquered and enslaved.
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HAMAS, THE MOLOTOV-RIBBENTROP PACT AND FINLAND
When Russia invaded Finland during WW2, it had a hard time winning. In fact, the Finns put up such a fight it showed the real weakness of the Red Army. This did not go unnoticed. When Hitler saw this weakness, he trashed the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and invaded Russia.
What this shows is that the IDF must smash Hamas. If not, other enemies will smell weakness and try their hands at invading Israel. They may lose, as did Hitler, but it will very costly in terms of life. As Lee Smith wrote, the 'Strong Horse' is the only thing respected in the mid east. Defeating Hamas finally -- once and for all -- is the only way to show strength and the only real path to peace.
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Hamas is also losing support among the Gazans. When the corrupt PLO was voted out, hopes were that Hamas would be better. Hamas, of course, is clearly corrupt and now in disfavor.

Now is the time to remove Hamas for the reasons you give. Let's add (4) Obama is weak and Bibi can afford to ignore him (5) ISIS is a bigger threat to the region and world plus Syria's death toll is at the 100k level. (6) Hamas has lost support of Syria and Iran and Egypt.
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Agree with 1.
Unmoved by 2. - the left doesn't do compasses, moral or otherwise.
As for 3. - maybe, but how many can even find Israel on the map?

Meanwhile, reality:
'relief flotilla' = sink it;
Kerry visit = deny landing rights;
foreign 'journalists' = targets;
UN = very low hanging fruit, a great gift if handled right.

Keep it simple.
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This is not confined to GAZA or to NIGERIA or to SYRIA or to IRAQ or to Africa ,ALL over the world day after day month after month year after year Muslims are killing other MUSLIMS, Muslims are killing CHRISTIANS, Muslims are killing ANIMISTS, Muslims are killing BUDDHISTS, Muslims are killing HINDUS not in the HUNDREDS after giving them AMPLE WARNINGS but in cold blood in the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS - INNOCENT men women and children. Their ONLY problem is they are GUILTY of NOT being MUSLIM or of being the wrong TYPE of MUSLIM.
But have you heard one Lame Stream EneMedia or Western Politician bleat GENOCIDE, CEASEFIRE, PROPORTIONALITY ? No of course not because they are MUSLIMS and KILLING is what they do.
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You are very right -- it must be now, for the reasons you mention, and more.

Regarding #2 - The most dangerous time for Israel will be from November to the end of this administration's term -- and will be intensified a few steps further if a Republican wins in 2016 --during the lame duck period.

It's not only that the Dems and The Won are gathering intensity in their Anti-Israel intentions, but that that fact has been clearly communicated to the forces determined to destroy Israel. They know very well that the timing will be optimum then -- and for sure they will act.

The same goes for attacks on the U.S. They will act at a time they believe will offer the least chance of reprisals. And by "least" I mean -- none.
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1. Hamas wants all Jews dead 2. Hamas wants to destroy Israel 3. Hamas is only interested in Hamas. Israel has no choice but to destroy a group that desires and works for their total annihilation.
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Crush Hamas.... Muslims left given a choice = stay & live in peace or get out.....
.... REPOSSESS Gaza and turn it into a seaside paradise and never allow it to be turned into an Islamic fortress again....
They had their chance for a Palestine state and blew it.
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Hamas is only a symptom. The root cause is Islamism, and we aren't going to defeat that unless we confront it. And no one is willing to do that.

Israel can wipe out every trace of Hamas's organization, but another Islamist group will take its place.

We need to fight the ideology. And that is going to involve some of our "allies" like Qatar and Saudi Arabia who are largely responsible for promoting Islamism.
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"The root cause is Islamism"


I don't know what you mean by "Islamism.


The root cause is Islam.

Full stop.

20 weeks ago
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Strangely enough Saudi Arabia is apparently *with* Israel on this one.

This could actually be historic, if Kerry weren't mucking things up.

20 weeks ago
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There's only one solution: inflict a crushing defeat on the Muslim (so-called) Palestinians and drive the survivors out of Gaza and the West Bank back into Arabia from whence the Arab Muslim imperialists came. There is no other solution.
20 weeks ago
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This must be the threat, and the threat must be believable.

Optimistically it might not be necessary, but right now the threat isn't on the table and wouldn't be believed if it were. I believe King Hussein of Jordan showed the threshhold for credibility in 1970 when he stood off and used artillery to kill about 10,000 Palestinians, then suddenly the rest got the point and ran off quietly. No warnings. No "civilians". Just, "Can you hear me now?"

And those Palestinians weren't even launching rockets at him. They just got on his nerves. Imagine what he'd do with a real excuse.
20 weeks ago
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You can consider the Dem Party de facto allies of Hamas. Out of a small control group I've been monitoring, 0% support Israel's side in this current affair.

Events in terms of the right and wrong of it have nothing to do with it. Support or lack of it is based entirely on a hierarchy of identities.

Since radical feminism is the single most influential new wave in Dem politics, that explains for example a single instance Dems did not support Islamists - the Boko Haram affair in Nigeria. Black women were at risk and the Dem's peculiar pecking order of identity kicked in.

In Syria there are far more civilian casualties - maybe 50-100 times as many - but since no "colonialists" are involved, it's crickets from liberals. Same with ISIS: crickets - no whites, Westerners or Jews involved. When America was in Iraq, liberals never shut up about civilian deaths.

As long as the Chinese are oppressing other Chinese, liberals don't care. Liberals don't care about the Ukraine, but they do about women and gays oppressed by Putin.

No woman or Christian can be the President of Egypt - crickets. That's an Arab Muslim or Arab Muslim or Muslim on Christian thing of no interest to the PC because women aren't being hauled away on motorcycles. But a de facto second class citizenship for Arab Israelis? Watch the wailing from liberals, no motorcycles needed. Thousands of Kurdish dead in Turkey since the '80s? Who cares? Their language suppressed? Who cares? Fantasies about women writers being suppressed in America? Watch the wailing.

Liberal thinking is robotic. Just put blacks, whites, women, gays and transgender on a chart and they get to work. Which side is murderous, supremacist, racist, sexist, and generally illiberal doesn't enter into it. If illegals from Latin America were white, radical liberals would be personally manning the borders. Don't racially segregate a high school prom but no problem doing that at a writer's convention. They even brag about it.

This is why the Dem Party and its PC is the most dangerous threat America has faced since 1945. They are not only complete idiots, they are racist, sexist and supremacist to their core. The Dem Party operates like a TV show that musn't offend the most goofy viewer, as long as they aren't white, straight, and male.

Right and wrong means absolutely nothing to a Dem. They are unprincipled race gender addicts and far too stupid to know or too corrupt to care. Any system they touch will wilt and die, or, in old school historic terms, be conquered and enslaved.
20 weeks ago
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You really capture the "mind" (term used loosely) of the modern liberal.
20 weeks ago
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There's a Twitter feed of a American Muslim writer that's all Gaza, Gaza, Gaza. There is very clear video - close up - of bound men being shot in the head one after another by ISIS and pitched into a river.

Crickets from this Twitter fool.
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When Arafat was alive, his PLO received something like $10 million/month from the European Union, money intended to keep Palestinians afloat, build and maintain infrastructure, pay police etc.

A lot of that, if not most, served as Yasser's personal piggy bank, money he used to manipulate favorites etc., and a fair chunk for sure went into his personal foreign accounts.

I don't know what the EU contributes today, John Kerry just was talking about another $49 million or so US aid package to Palestinians.

Great, they can buy more rockets.

Do you think they've built anything like this hospital in Jerusalem ?

http://safeshare.tv/w/OXHZUxUXXN

And you support WHO in this endless conflict ?
20 weeks ago
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HAMAS, THE MOLOTOV-RIBBENTROP PACT AND FINLAND
When Russia invaded Finland during WW2, it had a hard time winning. In fact, the Finns put up such a fight it showed the real weakness of the Red Army. This did not go unnoticed. When Hitler saw this weakness, he trashed the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and invaded Russia.
What this shows is that the IDF must smash Hamas. If not, other enemies will smell weakness and try their hands at invading Israel. They may lose, as did Hitler, but it will very costly in terms of life. As Lee Smith wrote, the 'Strong Horse' is the only thing respected in the mid east. Defeating Hamas finally -- once and for all -- is the only way to show strength and the only real path to peace.
20 weeks ago
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