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Saturday, May 04, 2013

Predictably, Israel throws gasoline on the fire raging in Syria. Israel has openly intervened in Syria for the second time this year, according to US officials.



Israel launched airstrike on Syria, says US

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Israel conducted an airstrike inside Syria in the night from Thursday to Friday, apparently targeting a weapons storage site, US officials said Friday night, speaking anonymously. Neither Israel nor Syria have confirmed the reports.

Israel launched an airstrike into Syria, apparently targeting a suspected weapons site, U.S. officials said Friday night.
The strike occurred overnight Thursday into Friday, the officials told The Associated Press. It did not appear that a chemical weapons site was targeted, they said, and one official said the strike appeared to have hit a warehouse.
The U.S. officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.
Israel has targeted weapons in the past that it believes are being delivered to the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah. Earlier this week, Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said his group would assist Syrian President Bashar Assad if needed in the effort to put down a 2-year-old uprising.
Israeli Embassy spokesman Aaron Sagui would not comment Friday night specifically on the report of an Israeli strike into Syria.
“What we can say is that Israel is determined to prevent the transfer of chemical weapons or other game-changing weaponry by the Syrian regime to terrorists, especially to Hezbollah in Lebanon,” Sagui said in an email to the AP.
But FRANCE 24’s correspondent in Jerusalem, Gallagher Fenwick, said not to expect any kind of confirmation, whether from the Israeli military or from political officials.
“The attitude up until now has been to never fully acknowledge responsibility for any Israeli attack inside Syria, but always reminding - and that is what Israeli officials are doing this time again - that Israel is doing everything it needs to prevent weapons from falling into the hands of Israel’s enemy Hezbollah,” Fenwick added.
Syria's envoy to the United Nations said on Friday he was not aware of any attack by Israel against his country. "I'm not aware of any attack right now," Syria's U.N. ambassador, Bashar Ja'afari, told Reuters.
In 2007, Israeli jets bombed a suspected nuclear reactor site along the Euphrates River in northeastern Syria, an attack that embarrassed and jolted the Assad regime and led to a buildup of the Syrian air defense system. Russia provided the hardware for the defense systems upgrade and continues to be a reliable supplier of military equipment to the Assad regime.
The new strike came hours before President Barack Obama told reporters at a news conference in Costa Rica on Friday that he didn’t foresee a scenario in which the U.S. would send troops to Syria.
But a day earlier, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said that the US no longer ruled out arming rebels and more concretely the Free Syrian Army, said FRANCE 24’s Philip Crowther in Washington.
“The White House has asked for all options to be put on the table by the Pentagon and that includes no-fly zones, airstrikes, the arming of rebels, but the US is clearly very reluctant to go either of these ways right now,” Crowther added.
More than 70,000 peoples have died and hundreds of thousands have fled the country as the Assad regime has battled rebels.
(FRANCE 24 with wires)






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  1. Our strategic ally, always looking out for US interests. Right on cue.

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  2. The magic words:
    Militants
    WMD
    Chemical weapons
    Hezbollah
    Options on the table
    Strategic interests
    Suspected weapons site

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  3. “Game changing” is big these days and of course the always classic “Eau d’ Existential Threat” is always on for all occasions.

    A spokesman for the Israeli Embassy in Washington said: “We cannot comment on these reports, but what we can say is that Israel is determined to prevent the transfer of chemical weapons or other game-changing weaponry by the Syrian regime to terrorists, especially to Hizbollah in Lebanon.”

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  4. Who would have guessed?

    One official told the Reuters news agency that Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, convened his security cabinet in Jerusalem for secret talks on Thursday, often a sign of imminent action.

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  5. Israel has Obama’s back while he is in Central America


    The strike would most likely have involved F-15 or F-16 aircraft from the Israeli defence forces. They can be armed with laser-guided bombs and with air-launched missiles.

    One American official said they understood the Israeli planes had not entered Syrian air space, suggesting they made use of long-range satellite-guided missiles for the attack.

    The strike is not the first time Israel has hit targets in Syria. In January this year, Israel bombed a convoy in the country, apparently hitting weapons destined for Hizbollah, the militant group based in Lebanon which has been behind attacks on Israel from its bases in Lebanon.

    In 2007, Israeli jets bombed a suspected nuclear reactor site along the Euphrates River in northeastern Syria, an attack that embarrassed the Assad regime. It also led to Assad building up air defences with Russian technology.

    Previously Israel launched a bombing raid on Sudan, targeting what its intelligence officers had concluded was a factory making rockets which were being used to attack the country from the Gaza Strip.
    Israel is particularly concerned that Hezbollah, the Lebanon-based militant group, could acquire new and even more dangerous weapons from the crumbling Assad regime.

    Assad is known to have chemical weapons, and is now facing mounting scrutiny over whether those have been deployed against Syrian civilians, and on what scale.

    Confirmation of the large-scale use of the weapons would increase pressure on western countries to intervene, and Assad has been warned directly by Barack Obama, the American president, that evidence of the use of chemical weapons as a “game-changer” that would have “enormous consequences”.

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    1. Israel has basically declared war on Syria with this latest act of aggression. Syria has not attacked Israel. The UN should immediately place sanctions on Israel and demand that they cease their unmitigated attacks.

      It doesn't matter whether Israeli planes have violated Syrian air space or not. They have launched missiles that have exploded on Syrian soil. Israel has no justification. They have not only committed an act of War. But are guilty of illegal aggression into something that is none of their business.

      Has the rest of the world gone deaf and blind to the war crimes that are being committed by the US and Israeli regimes?

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    3. At least 6 time the Israeli have refused to aid Christian refugees, from Syria.

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    4. Will the Israeli deploy their own WMDs?

      They are on the move!

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  6. On March 2, Vice-president Joe Biden assured 13,000 cheering supporters of Israel of President Obama’s “unshakable commitment to Israel’s military superiority in the region.”

    At the same time, he emphasized the president’s determination to use military force, if necessary, to stop Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. “President Obama is not bluffing,” he told the AIPAC (American Israel Political Affairs Committee) convention. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu then chimed in via satellite declaring that “diplomacy has not worked.”

    The next day, members of this committee fanned-out to members of Congress to make sure the aid package the U.S. gives Israel every year is spared the cuts required by sequestration. There was no need to worry. While the cuts will eliminate unemployment benefits to 3.8 million Americans, furlough HAFB employees, ground numerous squadrons of military aircraft, reduce nutritional aid for 600,000 poor women and children, the $4 billion-plus paid to Israel is untouchable.

    I’d remind readers, the Bush administration’s claim of WMDs in Iraq turned out to be a manufactured lie. And Saddam Hussain’s primitive scud missiles posed a threat only to neighboring Israel, not to us. What they really mean is that 4,500 young Americans died and 35,000 others returned home without an arm or leg in order to protect Israel’s security, not ours.

    Now, apparently feeling threatened by another neighbor, Israel wants us to do more dirty work for it by attacking Iran. When will we finally figure out that we’re being used?


    M. Jensen Ogden

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  8. BEIRUT: Caretaker Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour said Saturday that Israel’s ongoing violations of Lebanese airspace would not provide it the security it seeks and urged the international community to help end such breaches from taking place in the future.

    “Such attacks will result in more tension and it will not provide Israel with the security and peace it wants in its own way but will push the region toward more conflicts and lead it to the unknown,” said Mansour in a statement.

    “Such attacks place the international community in front of its responsibilities and requires it to compel Israel to respect international resolutions, particularly [United Nations Resolution] 1701,” said Mansour.

    Israel has intensified the rate of its flights over Lebanese airspace over the past several days, a development security sources attribute to the monitoring of cross-border weapons transfers with Syria.

    In contrast to the routine near-daily flight patterns by Israeli jets, unusual flight patterns were recorded in the last 48 hours by the Lebanese Army.

    Israeli planes continued to breach Lebanon’s airspace overnight Friday with sighting over the capital as well as northern and southern areas of the country.

    According to the Lebanese Army, Israeli jets flew over the coast of Batroun and Shekka, both in north Lebanon, parts of south Lebanon and the capital.

    “Between 8 p.m. and 11.05 p.m. [Friday], four Israeli warplanes violated Lebanese airspace over the maritime areas in Shekka and Batroun and executed circular flights above different Lebanese areas,” the Army said in a statement Saturday.

    Between 10 p.m. and 1:35 a.m. the planes began exiting Lebanese airspace from the southern towns of Alma Shaeb and Rmeish, the Army said.

    Another plane, according to the Army statement, violated Lebanon’s airspace at 10.30 p.m., flying over Naqoura, southern Lebanon. It exited Lebanese airspace at 3 a.m. Saturday after flying over Beirut, Riaq, Baalbek and Hermel.

    President Michel Sleiman condemned Friday the recent Israeli violations of Lebanese sovereignty, calling them a continuation of the Jewish state’s “policy of intimidation” and a bid to destabilize the country.



    Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Politics/2013/May-04/216006-mansour-warns-israel-against-airspace-violations.ashx#ixzz2SJkVRpex
    (The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb)

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    2. We hardly ever talk about the Israeli nuclear and biological weapons stockpiles, why talk of bottle rockets?

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      Oh, the hypocrisy.

      In the first place, France, primary provocatuer in the Libyan war and co-leader of the western duopoly pushing for military action in Syria complains that Israel attacked a warehouse.

      Then you have Israel complaining about those who would ignore UN resolutions.

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  9. Tehran: In a strategically significant move to counter China’s presence in the region, India has announced that it will upgrade Iran’s crucial Chabahar port that gives a transit route to land-locked Afghanistan.

    India's decision was conveyed by Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid in Tehran today during his meeting with his counterpart.

    An expert team from India will visit Iran to assess investment needed for the upgradation of the port on the Iran-Pakistan border facing the Arabian Sea. Sources say an investment to the tune of $100 million is required for the upgradation.

    The move comes despite strong pressure from America, which doesn't want any investment in developing infrastructure in Iran to put pressure on the Western Asian country over its covert nuclear programme. But India has been worried and keen to open alternative route to Afghanistan ever since China took over Pakistan's Gwadar port in the region, which is just 76 km from the Chabahar port.

    Chahbahar port, which is surrounded by a free trade zone, is crucial particularly since Pakistan does not allow transit facility from India to Afghanistan.

    India will also discuss ways to increase trade with Iran as it is concerned over the "grave" imbalance. The two-way trade is around US $15 billion, out of which Indian exports account only for around US $2.5 billion.

    Oil is the biggest item of Indian import from Iran but India feels there is a lot of scope for increasing Indian exports to the Persian country particularly in pharmaceuticals and food.

    However, efforts to enhance trade have been facing hurdles because of sanctions imposed by the UN and European Union, which make payment difficult.

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  10. So, the Israeli have attacked yet another country without provocation.

    Expanding their Civil War to other, neighboring countries. Both Lebanon an Syria are being violated by the Israeli military machine.

    We should support an embargo of arm shipments to Israel and should begin accessing economic sanctions that could halt their utilizing international terrorism and armed military aggression.

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    3. What, the Israeli are going to send terrorists or para-military, here?

      Is Michael Harari coming to the US?

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    4. What provocation did Lebanon offer?

      Why did Israeli violate the Lebanese border?

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    6. I doubt it, their birth rates are not enough to keep Israel Jewish, let alone expand that theocracy beyond what they have already stolen....The Isreali cannot even hold on to all of their previous land grabs, doubt they a coming here, symmetrically.

      Terrorism, espionage and your basic gunsel mercenaries, those are the Israeli stock and trade, in the Americas.

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    7. The Israeli can't even manage to control the insurgents, in Gaza.

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    12. Well then, let's talk bout the REAL murderers, in Central America, in the 1980's, aye

      The Carter administration's human rights policy inaugurate in 1977 had the greatest impact on Israel's sales to Central America, particularly to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Somoza's Nicaragua, all of which had been accused of gross and systematic violations of human rights. During the five-year period following the U.S. ban on military credits to El Salvador, Israel was most active in the country, delivering rocket launchers, Uzi submachine guns, Galil assault rifles, ammunition, spare parts and "security" equipment, and the last shipments of the Arava STOL counterinsurgency aircraft. Israel reportedly supplied El Salvador with an average of 80 percent of its weapons needs prior to 1980.

      Guatemala responded to President Carter's new policy by rejecting U. S. military aid altogether rather than complying with the human rights standards set by Congress. Three months after the U.S. suspension of military assistance, a cargo load of Israeli grenade launchers, Gaul rifles, Uzi submachine guns, 81-mm mortars, and 120 tons of ammunition arrived at the port of Santo Tomas de Castilla. According to opposition figures, by the end of 1977 the Guatemalan army had switched from Garaud M-1 rifles to Israeli-made Galils.

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  11. Guess this case is not as "Black and White" as many here thought,

    By Dave Warner

    PHILADELPHIA | Fri May 3, 2013 3:59pm EDT

    (Reuters) - The jury in the murder trial of a Philadelphia doctor accused of killing babies and a patient during late-term abortions at a clinic serving low-income women ended its fourth day of deliberations on Friday without reaching verdicts.

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  12. Federal budget crisis, what Federal budget crisis?

    We cut treatment to US cancer patients, but not payoffs to Karsai and his crew. The Federal priorities are truly backwards.

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai says the director of the CIA assured him that regular funding his government receives from the agency will not be cut off.

    He says Afghanistan has been receiving such funding for more than 10 years and expressed hope at a Saturday news conference that it will not stop.


    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/05/04/afghan-president-says-has-assurances-that-cia-payments-will-continue/#ixzz2SK4W4tnZ

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    1. What was that?

      You claim that Israel controls Gaza.

      Just as I've been saying.

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  14. A good debate, don’t cross that red line and your comments won’t get deleted. So far so good.

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  16. PROFITS OF WAR -- INSIDE THE SECRET U.S.-ISRAELI ARMS NETWORK

    Ari Ben-Menashe, © 1992

    Contributions were even made from the slush fund, albeit indirectly, to U.S. politicians, including Democrats on the Iran-contra panel. This may be one reason that the full story behind the Iran-contra scandal never materialized. Even though Israel leaked details about some of Oliver North's activities, the Democrats, many of whom were well aware of what was going on, kept quiet about the huge flood of arms that had been running to Iran through Israel. Tel Aviv, not wanting its own arms deals with Tehran to be exposed, had paid them off through various, often convoluted, contributions to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). I don't know who at AIPAC knew the ultimate source of these contributions, but it was clear someone did.

    In Britain our committee passed money in the same fashion to the Jewish Reform Movement, confident that this money would be channeled to the Conservative Party. Because of the friendship with Britain, the Mossad European operations headquarters was moved in 1982 from Paris to London and set up in a building on Bayswater Road.

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    1. yep

      the rat pulls the list out of supposed israeli crimes against humanity....

      laser and dog show...

      right on schedule

      when you cant debate an issue?

      change the issue.


      wiggle wiggle wiggle

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  17. Turkey is strategizing how to limit the impact of the Syria war on Turkey.

    Ankara is particularly concerned by the emergence of a relatively autonomous Kurdish area in northern Syria, fearing that PKK guerrillas might find refuge there. Turkey is also deeply worried about chemical weapons falling into hands of various sorts of guerrillas. Turkey would like the conflict to end sooner rather than later.

    -Juan Cole

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    2. Do not think so.
      A Turkish aircraft did intrude on Syrian air space, it was shot down.

      Perhaps it was attacking something.
      Perhaps it was disoriented and lost.

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    4. Not a link, not a reference, not even wiki, which is proving less reliable as time goes by.

      Just rants, raves and a tad bit of hysteria.

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    5. As to Herr Hitler, the man you said was right, your own father wrong, well ...

      Hitler's carrying of what Haaratz referred to as "Jewish" DNA makers in his blood brought up questions as to what it is, to be a Jew.
      Referencing how the Israeli government discriminates against Russian immigrants that are not considered "Jewish" enough. Though the Russian immigrants follow the tenets of Judaism.
      Seems there is not enough Jewishness in their genes, their blood.

      Feel free to explain just how pure the blood must be, to be Jewish.

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  18. Israel’s government is also increasingly worried about the impact of Syria’s crisis on that country, and is particularly concerned that Syria’s chemical weapons might fall into the hands of the Shiite Hizbullah party-militia or into those of radical Sunnis.

    Then there is the bombshell that Hizbullah dropped this week, that it is increasingly involved in fighting around Qusayr in Syria.

    Hizbullah’s military role in Syria has been denounced by the Lebanese Sunnis. Christian leaders have for the most part called for the Lebanese army to patrol the border and try to keep the conflict in Syria from spilling over onto Lebanon. I.e., they are also critical of Hizbullah’s activities.

    - Juan Cole

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    2. Same death rate per thousand as driving in the US.
      Driving in the US, a tad more dangerous.

      But headlines are where it's at.

      DC elites wants gun control instituted.
      Their clients in Mexico City supply the storyline, on cue.

      What's to worry?

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    4. Can't conflate the drug war in Mexico and the civil war in Palestine/Israel.

      Go back to your linked definition, quot, you'll see the drug war in Mexico is not a civil war, by the definition you chose.

      Of course Gaza is relevant, it is part of Palestine. As is Israel

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  19. The role of the Israeli, mentoring the Salvadorans, while the US limited its exposure to fifty some uniforms.

    In recent years Israel's advisory role has been more important than military hardware, especially since the United States has been limiting the number of advisors it will have in the country at any one time to fifty-five . An estimated 100 to 200 Israeli military advisors have been training the Salvadoran military in counterinsurgency tactics, arms maintenance, and intelligence services. (circa 1986)

    Were those Israeli the murderous death squad wet work teams that quot says were operating there, then?

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    2. Nah, the sun is raising, the first coffee is done.
      I'll go feed, come back for some more coffee.

      Go work on the green houses

      Ride a couple.

      Come back in, make fun of you.

      Do a little more green house work.

      Water the plants.

      Ride a couple more.

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    4. You are welcome, quot.

      You will continue to see those type articles and links concerning Israeli mercenaries in Central America, back in the day.

      You will continue to see reference to Mr Truman and US recognition of Israel, as a part of Palestine.

      You will continue to be reminded of Israeli aggression against Egypt, in 1956, though I hadn't mentioned it, previously today.

      We will oft return to Israeli attacks on Liberty.

      Johnathon Pollard.

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    5. You will oft return to your monomania.

      Most everybody else is tired of your subject.

      Having seen it for the last many years, continually, your only topic really.

      To put it in psychological terms, you are cathected to a small groups of ideas which is known as a complex.

      You bounce back and forth in your mirrored prison like a ping-pong ball.

      Everyone sees it but you.


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    6. bob that's perfect.

      "You bounce back and forth in your mirrored prison like a ping-pong ball"

      perfect.

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    7. and you JUST stated that you were not obsessed with Israel or Jews.


      lol

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  20. ADNAN KHAN
    Syria's cold logic: If we don't back the Islamists, we'll get jihadists It was with a certain chilling confidence that the commander of an Islamist brigade explained his vision of Syria’s future:

    “The problem right now,” he said, “is that the West refuses to help us. They refuse to help us because they don’t want to help ‘terrorists’. But we are not the terrorists. We are the ones winning this revolution. We are the ones helping the Syrian people. If the West helps us topple the regime, we will work with them. But if they invade Syria after the regime has fallen, to support the thieves and infidels in the secular opposition, then we will know that their real war is against Islam.”

    The commander – a Dutch dentist of Syrian origin who called himself simply ‘Doctor’ – was a member of the Ahrar al-Sham, the most powerful Islamist group in the vast array of factions fighting against the Syrian regime. His was a common perspective amongst the Salafi Islamists I met in northern Syria: measured, well-thought out and intellectually consistent, drawing on the realities of a war inexorably descending into factional chaos. Syria is on a knife’s edge, they told me. The regime will fall but most didn’t expect the fighting to end there. They feared a larger sectarian war and were practically begging the international community to help them prevent it.

    It was a stark contrast to the few jihadists I encountered, whose only cerebral quality seemed to be their proficiency with weapons. Those men, aligned with the al Qaeda-linked Jabhat al -Nusra, spoke in terms familiar to a Western audience: global jihad, the re-establishment of the Caliphate, and, most frighteningly, perpetual war until their rule over Muslims is achieved.

    Conflating the two groups is like mixing Christian fundamentalists with the Amish. And yet, Western governments continually cringe at the thought of Islamists, particularly Salafis, gaining a foothold in the various revolutions playing out in the so-called Arab Spring.

    Among those, Syria is without a doubt the most complicated. But in many ways, it shares basic commonalities with the others: economic deprivation and large majorities of educated youth desperate for a better future. These factors sparked the uprisings – in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya – and led to the collapse of self-interested oligarchs.

    But what came next is arguably more important: Islamists dominated the newly-instituted democratic processes. From an-Nahda in Tunisia to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Islamists have swept elections by demonstrating a deeper understanding of the problems facing their people than the secularists.

    Syria is no different. The Ahrar al-Sham has proven itself to be honest and genuinely concerned with the welfare of Syrians. The internally displaced laud their efforts: distributing aid in camps throughout the country, even risking themselves at the front lines to make sure people have food and water. They are winning hearts and minds, which will play in their favour when the time comes to form a new government in Syria.

    The jihadists are lagging far behind on that front. Obsessed with jihad, they pay little attention to the suffering of civilians. The commander of one jihadist group, the Shohada al-Badr, put it to me this way: “If we get aid supplies, we will distribute it to our fighters first. They are the ones fighting the jihad so they need it. Then, if there is anything left over, we will give it to the people.”

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    1. The difference between Salafis and al-Qaeda-style jihadists is nothing new for anyone who has followed the rise of orthodox Islam over the past few decades. Four Lions, the critically acclaimed British comedy following the antics of a group of homegrown British jihadists, pointed out what should be obvious to Western governments: the two groups don’t even like each other that much. But in the film, the bumbling band of jihadists fails to catch the attention of British authorities while pious, non-violent Salafis are rounded up and renditioned to Egypt.

      In the darkness of that comedic twist, the makers of Four Lions get it right. The West’s allergy to orthodox Islam undermines its awareness of the real danger – jihadists who fail to understand even the most basic tenets of their religion and rather than educating Muslims (including themselves) instead want to forcefully impose their rather superficial ideology on them, by force if necessary.

      Western governments, in Europe in particular, have shown a startling lack of understanding of those fundamental differences, something I wrote about in a commentary last year. They have failed to recognize the forces at play in Muslim communities both domestically and across the Middle East. Salafis are successful at this historical moment because Islam is in crisis and Muslims are seeking out guidance. The Salafi approach – literal and obsessed with ritual at the expense of a more holistic and spiritual understanding of Islamic principles – is simple and straightforward. Its simplicity is its strength and what attracts adherents.

      This is also its weakness and what will ultimately prove its downfall as a political movement. The complexities of governing in the 21st century will expose Salafism to the harsh realities of political life. Salafis who enter the political arena will either have to change – to moderate – or fade away.

      This is what western governments have failed to grasp. In Syria, the West has stood back and watched as the regime devastates its civilian population, fearing that helping the opposition is tantamount to helping Islamists. But in not helping, in desperately seeking to support secularists, they are setting the stage for a future conflict that will only strengthen the narrative of the jihadists. It will be a war of East versus West, the fulfillment of Samuel Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations thesis.

      That paper-thin theory predicting an amorphous Western culture in perpetual conflict with an equally vague Islamic world is not an inevitability. And yet, Western governments seem to be doing everything to make sure that clash happens.

      http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/syrias-cold-logic-if-we-dont-back-the-islamists-well-get-jihadists/article10967447/

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    2. Rat has to go feed his horses and water the plants that he stables and grows on Apache Land.

      heh

      Israel is just defending itself. If over the years we had been getting rocket fire from Mexico and Canada, even though we stole all the land here, we'd do the same.

      I was certain it would be said Israel is trying to drag us into another war, like they did in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya.

      Of course, they really didn't do those things, we got our own asses in Iraq and Libya. We really had to go into Afghanistan, and al-qaeda attacked the Twin Towers, the Pentagon......

      Go Israel!

      Defend yourself!

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    3. I don't think the Apache ever roamed this far north.

      Actually, I know they didn't.

      Over the years, boobie, the murder rate in Chi-town has escalated, to the point the police do not control the streets. This has also happened in LA, as doug would often describe. You would often report this news, with relish it seemed. Always with a missive about how it was Obama's fault. Which in many ways is true, as he is the personification of Chi-town politics.

      Weak on crime, weak on enforcement, that's the storyline.

      Yet when a US Senator says that he would use a drone, in a law enforcement matter, you thought it beyond the pale of civilization. While just two, three days ago, the Israeli used a 500 lb JDAM against a motorcycle. You applaud.

      Who, what is al-qaeda, boobie?

      Where do they get their membership cards?

      Do you have to be recruited, or can an applicant self-radicalize?

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  21. Ash, you've put up a couple of good posts. Congratulations!

    I do hope Rufus bets on Frac Daddy in the Derby today!!

    Frac, Daddy, Frac!!

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      Kentucky Derby could be wet one...

      $1,000 mint julep...

      First Black Jockey to Win Since 1902?


      The black jock is Kevin Krigger aboard Goldencents.

      My pick.

      It is time.

      Unassuming, capable guy, good horse.

      Worried about possible mud, though

      Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2013/05/01/2623131/kevin-krigger-could-become-first.html#storylink=cpy

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  22. Never bet a favorite in the mud, or in the Kentucky Derby.

    A muddy Kentucky Derby? Might as well just bet the homeliest old bob-tailed nag in the field; you might hit the jackpot. :)

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    1. That is exactly what my wife just said. Also, it's a big field.

      Pure luck, pure blind luck is needed today.

      Well, I'm off.....wish me pure blind LUCK.

      I will get a free Derby drinking glass though!

      OUT

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    Now for something important.

    Message for Mars: Nasa seeks haikus

    Nasa is looking for haikus in the form of a 'message for Mars' that will accompany their Maven mission in November.


    http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/may/03/message-mars-nasa-haikus

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    Welcome to America.

    On Wednesday night, Burnett interviewed Tim Clemente, a former FBI counterterrorism agent, about whether the FBI would be able to discover the contents of past telephone conversations between the two. He quite clearly insisted that they could:


    BURNETT: Tim, is there any way, obviously, there is a voice mail they can try to get the phone companies to give that up at this point. It's not a voice mail. It's just a conversation. There's no way they actually can find out what happened, right, unless she tells them?

    CLEMENTE: "No, there is a way. We certainly have ways in national security investigations to find out exactly what was said in that conversation. It's not necessarily something that the FBI is going to want to present in court, but it may help lead the investigation and/or lead to questioning of her. We certainly can find that out.

    BURNETT: "So they can actually get that? People are saying, look, that is incredible.

    CLEMENTE: "No, welcome to America. All of that stuff is being captured as we speak whether we know it or like it or not."

    "All of that stuff" - meaning every telephone conversation Americans have with one another on US soil, with or without a search warrant - "is being captured as we speak"...


    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/04/telephone-calls-recorded-fbi-boston

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    1. There you go, Q.

      It may be to late to repeal that 14SEP01 AUMF.

      Or it could just be a meaningless feel good political gesture.

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      Don't be obtuse, rat. You can't turn your face from abuse just because you feel it is inevitible.

      Or maybe you can, as I recall, "It is what it is."

      The sheeple continue to graze contentedly.

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    3. Well, Q, what do you suggest should be done?

      Write a few more letters?

      What's the Plan?

      I'm on 360 acres of deeded bottom land.
      Couple years supply of dry goods.
      Artesian well.
      Horses and cattle in reasonable amounts.
      Chickens and lambs along with some grouse type of bird the girls brought home.

      Thinking about the "best" off grid electrical power option.
      Need one of those retired electric car batteries, I'm thinking.
      Read here that would be the best secondary use for the things.

      What else do you suggest we do?

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    4. Sure don't use the phone much.
      Use the Inet a bit, but nothing on it that I wouldn't share.
      I've always assumed it to be public domain.

      All those communications are in data bases, somewhere.
      Condensed bytes.

      I don't allow myself to be subject to TSA inspections, either.
      I would rather not fly than submit.

      Personal lifestyle choices, live publicly or privately.

      What else do you suggest?

      What's the alternative plan?


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      Quit ignoring or excusing that which is inexcusible. Quit contributing to the ignorance and indifference that is rampant. Quit grazing with the flock.

      It took 35 years before we found out that Nixon framed General Lavelle. It took decades before we found out about the government experiments where they infected poor blacks in the south with syphilis. We now see the abuse in Quantanimo is coming to a head with the hunger atrikes and attention it is grabbing. The first time someone screws up and some of the issues we've discussed are allowed to make their way through the courts up to SCOTUS, I expect there will be some immediate action (although I have been disappointed before).

      What to do? Get your thumb out of your ass and quit arguing, "It is what it is." Going on record as being affronted by the abuses would at least move you over to the edge of the flock instead of in the middle where it is safe.

      As for writing another letter, it couldn't hurt.

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      I, like you, am fairly self-reliant although even with a generator I am still reliant on the grid.

      That being said 'going off the grid' is hardly a viable long term plan if the country goes to hell. You can always be found if anyone wants to bother with you. Like-wise it shows a self-centeredness and a lack of concern for what happens to the rest of the country, perhaps pragmatic but that's the most that can be said for the attitude, IMO, screw society at large as long as I've got mine.

      I won't argue with you, won't say which is right or wrong, the consensus may agree with you, we merely think differently, and perhaps I am the hopeless naif. The idea has occurred to me before.

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    7. Well, Q, before one can care for others, they must be able to care for themselves.

      The consensus is that we are still at war.
      It is difficult to argue that the US is not.
      There seems to be no support for the idea that the 14SEP01 AUMF should be repealed or reformed.

      Little support for the idea that all the purported "threats" are not much of a threat at all.
      Though it does seem to be growing, as the poll concerning intervention in Syria shows.

      I certainly support putting the Gitmo detainees on trial or releasing them. In cases where they have no where to go ...
      I am sure that it is only a matter of money, to find them a home, somewhere.

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    8. When you said the War on Terror was illegal and unconstitutional, I took exception.
      When you speak of changing the Rules of Engagement and other tactical changes in operations, I often concur that improvements could be made in how the US conducts the legal operations it engages in.

      As the fellow you cited above noted, the US is doing a poor job of explaining itself.
      To which I'd have to concur.

      As the security state evolves, I do not see when or where the trend will reverse itself, though the pendulum always swings.
      Sometimes it is a long arc.

      And yes, you can run but you cannot hide.

      If "They" want you, they'll get you.
      Little matter where you are.

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    9. But we don't sacrifice a thing, livin' here.

      Who'd come ...
      ... and why?

      Bandidos and such, it'd be like living and dying in "Pleasant Valley"

      The Army, National Guard, State Police, County Sheriff we'll open the gate.

      Pleasant Valley War

      The Pleasant Valley War was the longest and bloodiest range war in American History. Also known as the Graham-Tewskbury Feud, it was one of the most gruesome. Yet even now, more than 100 years later, the truth behind the events — and even some of the events themselves — remain shrouded in secrecy.

      The nation at large was so shocked and revolted by what went on — lynchings, bodies disemboweled, corpses left for wild pigs to feed on, and more — that it delayed the granting of statehood to the Arizona territory for more than two decades.

      There are those who say the war was about sheep versus cattle, but it was also about horse rustling and about cattle rustling and about empire building. In the town of Young, in the heart of Pleasant Valley, there are still descendants of some of the participants, and there are plenty of folks who take clear sides.

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      I did not say the WOT was illegal, I said it was a PR stunt not a real war and that many of the actions taken by two administrations in the name of the WOT were unconstitutional. I continue to repeat that something can be considered legal and still be unconstitutional and that it will remain such (that is considered legal) until the issue at hand can be reviewed by the Supreme Court who can then determine its constitutionality and ultimately whether it actually is legal. A law can meet all the qualifications of a legal statute, in how it was passed and how it is to be implemented, and still fail on constitutional grounds.

      I've said the current WOT is doing the country much more harm than it is doing it good. I continue to believe that.

      I agree with your comments regarding the current consensus in this country and thus my continuation of the sheeple meme.

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    11. Well, Q, i would only quibble on a point.

      Each Congressman and Senator, President, too, swears an oath to up hold, defend and protect the Constitution.
      If a Law is passed, the President signs it, it is Constitutional.
      On its very face.

      The SCOTUS may later find that the Statute does violate some aspect of the Constitution, and vacate the law, it whole or part.
      Prior to their doing so, the law, whatever it may have been, was Constitutional.


      Nice pictures and real American history. Great country, still pretty remote.

      http://www.qranch.com/index.php/history/pleasant-valley-war

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    12. The Pleasant Valley War was not about sheep.

      Race, ethnicity, as well as locals vs out of towners.

      The thieves started stealin' from each other, it went down hill, from there.

      Ended when local vigilantes hung a trio of out of towners.
      The descendents of those Night Riders are still living there.

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    13. I would submit that the current version of the WoT is doing the country less harm than the previous version.
      WoT2.0 is an improvement over WoT1.0.

      WoT2.5 could be even better, as the US footprint in Afghanistan diminishes.

      Is it perfect, no. But it is an improvement.

      Syria, who's to say what will happen there?
      But one thing is fer sur ...
      The caca is going to hit the high speed rotating blades.

      Good neighborhood to stay out of.

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      Each Congressman and Senator, President, too, swears an oath to up hold, defend and protect the Constitution.
      If a Law is passed, the President signs it, it is Constitutional.
      On its very face.


      Nonsense.

      It can be considered legal unless overturned. It is only constitutional if it doesn't conflict with basic tenets of the Constitution. There may be arguments on whether a law does meet constitutional rigor in which case it is up to SCOTUS to decide. The Constitution is the basis for our laws. If you disagree with the Constitution you need to change the Constitution not pass laws that are adverse to it.

      That you would suggest that we base our interpretation what is Constitutional merely on the word of one of the munchkins in OZ that "Trust us, this is constitutional" simply amazes me.

      I guess I am not alone in my naifdom.

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    16. Bullshit. Innocent men don't need to submit.

      If you submit, it's cause you are not a man, but a sheep.

      Or as Q calls 'em, sheeple, which is a description that certainly fits you, quot.

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    17. no need to get personal Rat, we UNDERSTAND why someone like you would avoid TSA and or American security checks.

      SO i guess you are calling every American that travels by air a "sheep" wow.. Quite judgmental of you.

      But you call me a "sheeple"? another cheap personal attack?

      Wow.

      I submit that your avoidance of TSA speaks volumes about yourself...

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    18. No, it is not an attack.
      Why in the world is every thing attacks and hate with you.

      Neither is the case.

      I prefer to maintain my rights under the 4th Amendment.
      The "convenience" of air travel is a sham and a shame that I don't participate in.
      I'll keep my rights, you can sit in an air borne bus.

      Yeah, the folks that line up and allow themselves to be poked and prodded by agents of the Federal government deserve to be described as what they are. Sheeple lined up and inspected.

      I'm out.

      I'd rather drive.


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    19. when I travel, which I do often, whether it be London, Paris, Tel Aviv, New York or even Japan I have to show a passport and some cases a visa.

      Domestic travel I must show ID.

      Now there are those that don't travel those "normal" methods because showing ID scares them for whatever reason.

      The most often reasons for fearing the TSA are: being a known terrorist, an escaped felon (or someone who jumped bond), someone with a warrant against them, tax cheat. I am sure there are other reasons.

      Maybe Rat you could tell us why YOU avoid the TSA, you being the lily white jew hating angel that you are?

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      I'd rather drive.

      LOL good luck with that sparky

      http://www.newschannel5.com/story/15725035/officials-claim-tennessee-becomes-first-state-to-deploy-vipr-statewide

      Tennessee Becomes First State To Fight Terrorism Statewide

      Actually it's far worse than that.

      Scanners are now reading license plates across the country.

      Better set up a dummy corp and buy a used truck for the plates if you plan on going inter-state.

      lol

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    21. TSA Launches Pilot Project to Track Hazmat Trucks
      Share on email Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on digg Share on delicious Share on reddit Share on stumbleupon Share on google_plusone_share
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    22. Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) Scanning Systems
      Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) scanning systems are one of the newest technologies in the hands of law enforcement. The system consists of several cameras mounted on a police cruiser, hooked up to a computer inside the vehicle. The image on license plates are scanned and matched with an on-board, real-time database. This database can be set with flags for vehicles that have been identified as

      Stolen Vehicles
      Wanted for an Amber Alerts
      Expired Registration
      Expired Insurance
      Wanted as “Persons of Interest” for any investigation

      http://www.experiencedcriminallawyers.com/articles/automatic-license-plate-recognition-alpr-scanning-systems/

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    23. That's all good.
      No problem with exterior viewing.
      Check the plates, not a problem.

      The Federals don't get to pat me down, because they find it fun.
      Maybe you enjoy that squeeze.

      But I'm out.

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    24. Got an answer for everything eh Rat?

      http://www.naturalnews.com/031603_surveillance_police_state.html

      TSA, DHS plan massive rollout of mobile surveillance vans with long-distance X-ray capability, eye movement tracking and more

      Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/031603_surveillance_police_state.html#ixzz2SNAikM6m

      I'd stay on that oasis that your forefathers stole from some spanish type speaking people.

      as for the fed's patting me down? No pleasure there. But maybe they will pat your family down when they travel.

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    Bellinger, who also used to work at the state department and the national security council, insisted that the current administration was justified under international law in pursuing its targeted killing strategy in countries such as Pakistan and Yemen because the US remained at war. "We are about the only country in the world that thinks we are in a conflict with al-Qaida. We really need to get on top of this and explain to our allies why it is legal and why it is permissible under international law," he said.

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      Even if it stands alone.

      The 14SEP01 AUMF is the key.

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    Controversy over the Guantánamo Bay detention camp has intensified as United Nations experts condemned the force-feeding of hunger-striking inmates by the US, and a former White House lawyer claimed that drone strikes are being used an alternative to detaining al-Qaida suspects.

    With more than 100 inmates refusing food, four senior UN human rights experts and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights called for an end to the indefinite detention of Guantánamo's inmates and for their prosecution, transfer or immediate release.

    Earlier this week, Barack Obama vowed to make good on a broken promise, made during the 2008 presidential race, to get rid of the prison in Cuba. It currently holds 166 detainees despite more than half having been cleared for release. Among them is Shaker Aamer, a British resident, who has been held for more than 11 years.

    Obama is likely to need the Republicans' support to close the base and rehouse the prisoners, because they control the House of Representatives...



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  28. .

    Are septigenarians a little too old to be doing rock and roll tours? Is the Stones tour a bridge too far? Likely, many of their former fans are now dead.

    Could it be the tour too far for the Rolling Stones? Insiders are even speculating that the band will have to renegotiate the huge guaranteed fees for their American tour, which opened on Friday, as ticket prices are radically reduced in light of poor sales. A perfect storm of management hubris, fan indifference and technology change is threatening to turn the tour into a disaster.

    Last week the band said it was dropping the price of thousands of premium seats – "flexing" in industry parlance – rather than play to half-empty arenas. The situation was so dire, one insider revealed, that the band's own allotment of tickets was released because of a lack of requests...



    http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/may/04/rolling-stones-face-pay-cut-ticket-prices-slashed

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    1. Younger than Willie Nelson ...
      ... older than me.

      Who you gonna call?

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  29. First it was chemical weapons. Then anti-aircraft missiles, which by the way, are defensive weapons, but everything that threatens Israel must die. But increasingly, everything threatens Israel. Israel's Mideast malevolence is a sideshow. It enables the ever increasing Israeli/Jewish control of America's government, finances and military-industrial complex. The Jewish State has occupied not just Palestine, but America too. Our
    Democracy is being methodically destroyed from within and transformed into a world dominating racist ultra-power. Just saying.

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    1. Jenny, quick look in your closet, under your bed, the Joos are there watching, waiting and of course CONTROLLING everything you say or do...

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    2. A whirled dominating ultra power ...

      Well, but of course.

      One dominated by the Israeli, nah.

      One where the Israeli have inordinate political influence, fer sur.

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    3. Jenny: but everything that threatens Israel must die.


      So Jenny why are you still alive? For that matter why is Syria? The PLO, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, all Islamic nations and even the world's 1.2 billion moslems all still alive?

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    4. You are a fool and a transparent fraud and worse yet, you know it.

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    5. I may be a fool, but not a transparent fraud and worse than that?

      i aint the jew hating, narrow minded freak show that you seem to be...

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  32. No, I have abut the same opinion of em.
    I'd know that in the past decade there'd been few civilian casualties from the bottle rockets.

    Because if I chosen to live in a war zone, I'd be expecting such inconvenience. Anyone choosing to immigrate and live in Palestine/Israel, since 1948 knew they were moving into an impact area.

    It was a conscience decision, to move to a war zone.
    One the US has no need to subsidize.

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    1. 850,000 jews of the occupied arab world were driven to migrate/ethnically cleansed into the 1948 State of Israel by the Arab's genocide of same.

      "It was a conscience decision, to move to a war zone"

      To escape the long knives of arab/islamic slaughter they fled to Israel.

      Maybe if they just slit their own throats 1st we'd have peace?

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    2. Well, you agree it was a conscience decision, to move into the war zone.Out of a frying pan, into the fire, as it were.

      Israel, you claim, has experience with good people escaping the long knives of islamic slaughter ...

      But refuse to let the Christians from Syria into Israel.

      Your hypocrisy is showing.
      Racial, ethnic and sectarian profiling is SOP for the Israeli.

      If the Israeli had the courage of your convictions, they could have slit the throats of their political opponents in Palestine/Israel, but ...

      ... to late now.

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    3. Well if you say fleeing is a "conscience decision" then yep it's a "conscience decision" to escape arab genocide. Just as it was a "conscience decision" for the arabs to ethnically cleanse those Jews, a crime that the arab people now have to pay for by helping create the State of Israel in it's modern form

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    5. The Christians are Nazis, aye.

      And Hitler, you've said, was right.
      While your own father was wrong.

      Ever more interesting responses.

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  33. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally,
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  34. You have no clue.

    Israel likes to portray itself as a small, defenseless nation in the middle of a sea of angry Arabs. However, while Israel is anything but defenseless – it is after all a nuclear power with one of the most well-equipped and well-trained armies in the world – it is indeed beginning to be the focus of an upsurge of hostility and anger from its neighbors who have started to lose their patience with Israel for its consistent law-breaking, daily human rights violations, lack of accountability and unabashed arrogance about the fact that it has, until now, been able to commit serious crimes with impunity.

    Most Europeans and Americans in private can’t stand Israel.

    Israel’s status as a pariah state is becoming more and more entrenched.

    The Israeli government now has to contend with its peers in Ankara and the likes of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyib Erdogan, who is making it very clear that the past alliance between Israel and Turkey is no longer assured.

    Ever since May 2010 when Israeli commandos killed nine Turkish citizens on board the Mavi Marmara on a humanitarian mission to break the siege on Gaza but still in international waters, Turkey's stance against Israel has been hardening.

    Turkey is emerging as a huge regional power, politically and economically, and is leading the way for many other countries to step out of the shadows and challenge Israel. Many of the emerging post-revolution Arab governments will be looking to Turkey for leadership and guidance and may well take Ankara’s lead on how to deal with Tel Aviv. The US will be stuck with Israel until the media scam is identified and the true feelings of Americans against Israel will be revealed.

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  35. This is a fact:

    Jews are only three percent of the nation’s population and comprise over eleven percent of the nation’s elite. Jews constitute more than 25 percent of the elite journalists and publishers, more than 17 percent of the leaders of important voluntary and public interest organizations, and more than 15 percent of the top ranking civil servants. They intimidate and ruin the careers of any politician or public person that says anything against Israel.

    The opinions on this site are far more representative of real public opinion than some would like to believe.

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  39. I'm on 360 acres of deeded bottom land.
    Couple years supply of dry goods.
    Artesian well.
    Horses and cattle in reasonable amounts.
    Chickens and lambs along with some grouse type of bird the girls brought home.


    Bottom land!

    Shit, the General has stolen more land than I!!!!!

    Because he surely wasn't the first one there, not on that bottom land.

    Horses, cattle, lambs, chickens, sage grouse, artesian well.

    No wonder he doesn't want to give it back.


    And he bitches all day long about the Israelis, who made a desert bloom, and honest farmers like myself, who farmed land that no one ever occupied, ever, neither ever farmed.

    The Nez Perce were a riverine people, they liked bottom land, just like Rat.

    What a fraud, hypocrite and buffoon Rat surely is!!

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    1. You better believe it bob, the Indians came and wiped out the first set of settlers that were here.

      Graves on the bluff, across the river.

      Those Indians, they didn't make the long haul...



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  40. QuirkSat May 04, 03:48:00 PM EDT

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    I did not say the WOT was illegal.


    BULLSHIT.

    You most certainly did. You made a fool out of yourself once again by arguing that while it might be Constitutional, yet it was nevertheless still illegal.

    You are a poltroon, coward, dastard, recreant, faint-heart, funk and liar.

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      And you are an English major who lacks the ability to read or comprehend.

      Please put up my post that you refer to. If I said it, I will apologize since it is the exact opposite of what I have said here many times before and I obviously posted it in error.

      However, if you don't post it, unlike rat, who you accuse of statements he denies, you provide no proof of, and no one on this blog backs you up on except WiO, I won't let it lie.

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  41. We won on Orb.

    Hell of a horse.

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  43. Man, that Jenny doesn't have a real thought in her head. Pure non sense all the way through.

    And look at this!

    jen: 17 percent of the leaders of important voluntary and public interest organizations, and more than 15 percent of the top ranking civil servants.

    And they only have 1 1/2 percent of our population.

    She seems to be criticizing the Jews for being civic minded.

    This is a new one.

    Most people that aren't brain dead would think this commendable, not reprehensible.

    But not our Jenny, who must think it some kind of plot or something. They must be Trying To Kill Us with kindness and concern and helping others and being good citizens.

    That's it......all a plot.

    So saith Jenny.

    We desperately need a Haldol salesman to drop by, and give us a blog reference for controlling hallucinations.

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    1. Mr Truman does not mention The British or any mandate in his recognition statement, only Palestine.

      Sorry, quot.

      Read it and weep

      http://middleeast.about.com/b/2009/04/29/israel-at-61.htm

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    2. It was called "Partition"

      Splitting the country, one of the qualifiers for a civil war.

      The dissolution of the British mandate, like all colonial holdings, was only a matter of time. While the Jews were still a minority in population and land ownership, they already had the major part of the economy of Palestine in their hands, and they were the only well organized national force, and in fact, probably only the Jews had the potential to control the destiny of Palestine, as was shown decisively by the Israeli War of Independence.

      That "War of Independence" the beginning of the civil war, in Palestine/Israel
      The Israeli have been winning.
      But that fat lady has not sung.

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  46. BENGHAZI: Names of ‘whistleblower’ witnesses revealed


    Their identities have been a well-guarded secret, known only to their high-powered lawyers and a handful of House lawmakers and staff. But now Fox News has learned the names of the self-described Benghazi “whistleblowers” who are set to testify before a widely anticipated congressional hearing on Wednesday.

    Appearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will be three career State Department officials: Gregory N. Hicks, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya at the time of the Benghazi terrorist attacks; Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine and now the deputy coordinator for Operations in the agency’s Counterterrorism Bureau; and Eric Nordstrom, a diplomatic security officer who was the regional security officer in Libya, the top security officer in the country in the months leading up to the attacks.

    U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya.


    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/05/04/benghazi-names-whistleblower-witnesses-revealed/#ixzz2SNajlhQR


    The noose tightens.


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  47. May 4, 2013
    The Complete Benghazi Timeline in Spreadsheet Format
    Thomas Lifson

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/05/the_complete_benghazi_timeline_in_spreadsheet_format.html

    I put this up as a public service so you too may exactly follow the plot as the plot implodes during the coming hearings.

    I am really really disappointed in Barky. Remember how he promised during the campaign that he was going to get to the bottom of all this?

    I have watched closely, and he hasn't done a damn thing other than jet set around and party. And I believed him!

    He has been partying in Mexico of late, lying like hell about guns.

    Here is a report on that -



    May 4, 2013
    How can President Obama speak about guns in Mexico with a straight face?
    Silvio Canto, Jr.

    President Obama's Mexico trip has just taken a turn for the bizarre.This is what President Obama told Mexicans:

    "...I will continue to do everything in my power to pass common-sense reforms that keep guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous people. That can save lives here in Mexico and back home in the United States. It's the right thing to do,...." (RCP)

    First, the Obama administration put 2,000 high powered weapons in the hands of Mexican cartels. Did President Obama forget about that little tragic episode from his first term? We hear that 200-plus Mexicans were killed by these weapons. Why didn't President Obama apologize to the soldiers' families? Or the widows? Or the orphans?



    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/05/how_can_president_obama_speak_about_guns_in_mexico_with_a_straight_face.html

    Fox News is saying Benghazigate is going from simmer to boil.

    Soon it will boil over.


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    1. Sub title could read: Iran shipping missiles to Lebanon via Syria, according to US officials.

      Indeed, according to the NYTimes, no lover of Israel, we have US officials saying just that -

      The airstrike that Israeli warplanes carried out in Syria overnight on Thursday was directed at a shipment of advanced surface-to-surface missiles from Iran that Israel believed was intended for Hezbollah, American officials said Saturday.

      from NYTimes

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  50. Arab Spring news from JihadWatch -


    Egypt: Muslim leader says "it is permissible to kill some Christians today"

    What he means is that the Christians are properly dhimmis -- that is, the subjugated people under the rule of the Muslims. But the Copts have come out with weapons, and are thus in rebellion against their Muslim masters. In that case, their "contract of protection" (dhimma) that allows them to live in the Islamic state as long as they accept the denial of basic rights is forfeit, and according to Islamic law they can lawfully be killed.

    "You Can 'Kill Some Christians Today,' Says Egypt's Secretary-General of Islamic Jihad Party," from MidEast Christian News, May 2 (thanks to Jerk Chicken):

    Mohamed Abu Samra, secretary-general of the Islamic Jihad Party, made the claim that "it is permissible to kill some Christians today," then gave his argument defending such a position.

    He justified this announcement by saying: "Those who came out with weapons, their blood is allowed for us [to spill], as a fighter is not considered dhimmi."

    Dhimma is the Islamic law that specifies non-Muslims are to be protected residents within the Islamic state in exchange for taxes.

    "In the recent funeral, the Christians brought the Qur'an and urinated on it.

    Oh yeah, I'm sure that happened.


    http://www.jihadwatch.org/2013/05/egypt-muslim-leader-says-it-is-permissible-to-kill-some-christians-today.html

    I wonder what Jenny thinks about this revolting development?

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  51. Israel Targeted Iranian Missiles in Syria Attack
    By ANNE BARNARD, MICHAEL R. GORDON and JODI RUDOREN
    Published: May 4, 2013



    BERIUT, Lebanon — A series of powerful explosions rocked the outskirts of Damascus early Sunday morning, which Syrian state television said was the result of Israeli missile attacks on a Syrian military installation.
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    The New York Times

    Twice in four months Israel has sought to disrupt the pipeline of weapons to Hezbollah.

    If true, it would be the second Israeli airstrike in Syria in two days and the third this year.

    The airstrike that Israeli warplanes carried out in Syria overnight on Thursday was directed at a shipment of advanced surface-to-surface missiles from Iran that Israel believed was intended for Hezbollah, American officials said Saturday. That strike was aimed at disrupting the arms pipeline that runs from Iran via Syria to Hezbollah, the militant Lebanese organization, and it highlighted the mounting stakes for Hezbollah and Israel as Syria becomes more chaotic.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/05/world/middleeast/israel-syria.html?_r=0

    If true....- classic NYTimes.

    Then they add -

    The airstrike that Israeli warplanes carried out in Syria overnight on Thursday was directed at a shipment of advanced surface-to-surface missiles from Iran that Israel believed was intended for Hezbollah, American officials said Saturday.

    Does the NYTimes no longer believe the Obama Administration?

    Heaven forbid.

    Yes, I believe it. I may be hopelessly naive, but I think Iran has actually been shipping serious weapons to Lebanon, and Gaza. And to Assad too perhaps.

    Israel, reasonably enough, does not want these weapons raining down on them.

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  52. Homesteading in Arizona -

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    Seems they are still giving the Native American's land away down there in Arizona.

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  53. .

    The following is a rather long article published in the New Republic titled

    The Deciders: Google, Twitter, Facebook and the new global battle over the future of free speech

    Drawing a line on how much free speech is allowed on the internet is a tough decision as illustrated in the article. I don't envy Deuce's his job of doing it here. IMO, he seems to have adopted a hybrid middle ground similar to that taken by Google and Facebook, which allows attacks on Countries or institutions but does not allow attacks on specific nationalities for example. I personally would prefer the Twitter approach which is pretty much anything goes.

    However, it's a tough one.

    The article also points out the fights Google, Facebook, and Twitter have to fight daily not only against authoritarian governments but also against the PC pricks determined to assure that no one ever gets his feelings hurt.

    Most of the fights are ones we are familiar with but new ones surface every day. Like this:

    Unless Google, Facebook, Twitter, and other Internet giants draw a hard line on free speech, they will find it more difficult to resist European efforts to transform them from neutral platforms to censors-in-chief for the entire globe.

    Along with tougher rules on hate speech, the European regulators are weighing a sweeping new privacy right called “the right to be forgotten.” If adopted, it would allow users to demand the deletion from the Internet of photos they’ve posted themselves but come to regret—as well as photos of them that have been widely shared by others and even truthful but embarrassing blog comments others have posted about them. The onus would be on Google or Facebook or Yahoo or Twitter to take down the material as soon as a user makes the request or make the bet that a European privacy commissioner—to whom requests could be appealed—would determine that keeping the material online serves the public interest or provides journalistic, literary, or scientific value.

    If the companies guess wrong, they could be liable in each case for up to 2 percent of their annual incomes. A European Commission press officer stresses that each member country would choose how to implement the penalties, but for Google, the fines could hit $1 billion per incident...



    http://www.newrepublic.com/article/113045/free-speech-internet-silicon-valley-making-rules

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