“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Israel won a partial reprieve from the economic pain of its Gaza war on Thursday with the lifting of a U.S. ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, while the Palestinian are not so lucky, now 700 dead

Israel also came under criticism from the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, who said there was “  strong possibility”Israel was committing war crimes in Gaza, where 703 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have been killed in the fighting:


Moshe Feiglin, a deputy speaker of the Israeli parliament and a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, urged the Israeli army to kill Palestinians in Gaza indiscriminately and use every means possible to get them to leave:

”[Netanyahu] announces that Israel is about to attack military targets in their area and urges those who are not involved and do not wish to be harmed to leave immediately. Sinai is not far from Gaza and they can leave. This will be the limit of Israel’s humanitarian efforts. … All the military and infrastructural targets will be attacked with no consideration for ‘human shields’ or ‘environmental damage’. …The IDF will conquer the entire Gaza, using all the means necessary to minimize any harm to our soldiers, with no other considerations. … The enemy population that is innocent of wrong-doing and separated itself from the armed terrorists will be treated in accordance with international law and will be allowed to leave. Israel will generously aid those who wish to leave.

The Conga Line Doesn’t Stretch Into The British Parliament - Israel Called Out For Barbarism

Israel Is Being Called Out For Terrorism, War Crimes And Apartheid

Norwegian surgeon witnesses Israeli war crimes in Gaza

Norwegian professor Mads Frederick Gilbert is utterly shocked as he checks the corpses of martyrs and the bodies of the wounded as they continuously arrive in the Shifa Hospital in Gaza on the seventh day of the bloody Israeli onslaught on the besieged Strip.
Gilbert, 67, a surgeon, murmurs as he walks in the Intensive Care Unit: "This is outrageous, horrific and unbelievable... what's happening is no less than premeditated killing and genocide."
In an interview with Safa News, Gilbert says the Israeli occupation deliberately uses internationally forbidden destructive weapons in its continued onslaught on Gaza.
"Israeli bombs cause injuries that cannot be immediately seen via x-ray," Gilbert said, "After a period of time, the injury starts to bleed."
"The material used in these bombs is uncommon, which explains why we cannot cure the injured parts, and in some cases doctors are forced to amputate them," he says.
Gilbert arrived in Gaza on Thursday via the Rafah border crossing after Israel barred him from entering Gaza via the Beit Hanoun/Erez crossing.
The Norwegian physician has been to Gaza a number of times, the last was during the Israeli offensive in 2012.
An internationally renowned activist and member of the Norwegian socialist party the Red Party, Gilbert specialises in anaesthesia, and heads the Department of Emergency Medicine at the North Norway University Hospital.
"I feel as though I moved from a colourful world, where people enjoy freedom and peace, to the world of Gaza where life, peace and security are simply non-existent," he says while examining all cases that arrive in the hospital
He adds that his visit to Gaza this time is different. "The entire Gaza Strip has become a military target for Israeli warplanes; there is no safe place here. You can hear the air raids everywhere and see fear and anxiety on the faces of all the people and children."
More than 178 Palestinians, including 35 children and 24 women, have been killed by Israeli raids on Gaza since last Monday, July 7.
Gilbert expresses his distress over the volume of bloodletting caused by Israeli airstrikes: "I am very pained by the scenes of the dead and wounded at every corner of the hospital."
The Norwegian professor repeats that Israel "deliberately" targets civilians, "particularly women and children," adding that the majority of the victims are women, children and the elderly.
Gilbert has been subject to an Israeli smear campaign; Foreign Ministry spokesperson Yigal Palmor accused him of spreading lies.
Gilbert responds saying: "Regrettably, the Israeli media machine in Europe portrays the victims as members of Hamas. But we will eventually discover that these are lies and rumours. What crime have women and children committed to be killed and bombed?
"If Israel denies my claims, it should open Gaza for international teams to come and see for themselves and issue reliable medical reports," he said defiantly.
Gilbert is working diligently with other medical teams at the Shifa Hospital to rescue incoming casualties. "Israel is collectively punishing civilians," he stresses.
"The casualties we saw are horrific and abnormal. Most of them are in the head or chest, and there is no room for cosmetic operations because the type of injuries requires amputation," he explains.
Gilbert confirms that the Israeli occupation has breached all international laws and treaties, particularly the Geneva Conventions, through its policies of war and siege, and its usage of internationally banned weapons.


  1. The Norwegian doctor does not mince words. The contempt for Israel in Europe is growing exponentially.

    1. Yeah, europe that murdered 6 million jews is getting posse they missed a few..

    2. Always blaming others ...
      In denial about the culpability of the Zionists in the Holocaust

      Finally, in "Shabtai Tzvi", Labor Zionism and the Holocaust, which was published also by Modiin, Barry Chamish writes (on pg. 232) that, about a year before he became Prime Minister of Israel, Ariel Sharon said that had Jabotinsky been head of the Jewish Agency instead of Ben-Gurion, millions of Jews would have been saved from the Holocaust.

      "Perfidy, The Transfer Agreement", and "The Scared And The Doomed" are accurate books (which were created by Jewish people, not anti-Semite bigots) that detail how Labor Zionism prevented the rescue of European Jewry.

    3. I thought it was stated by Allen that half those killed were non-Jews. Which is it?

    4. that would be 13 million killed in the holocaust.

      7 million nonjews and 6 million jews

    5. How many Ukrainians, Slavs and assorted others did the Jews murder at Stalin's request... over 20 million.

  2. Israel is losing when it comes to world opinion. Their strategy of absolute ruthlessness to the point of genocide assures this. Racist comments by prominent Israelis add support to the notion that Zionism is at heart racist, a notion that's difficult to refute these days.

    1. I think Anon is rat, so I reply in his owns words -

      Jack HawkinsFri Jul 18, 12:36:00 AM EDT

      I mean, you are an Israeli, and there is nothing worse than that.

      In all the world, the Arabs of Israel are the scum.

      Now if you were a European, well thatd be different, but Israelis are all Arabs, Semites.
      Scum of the Earth


      Have a nightmare tonight and a shitty tomorrow,
      QuirkFri Jul 18, 01:13:00 AM EDT


      And the voice of the rat is heard in the land.

      And the world once again cringes.


      The problem isn't race, it's culture. But I've said that before, haven't I?

    2. You have said it many times bob. How do YOU delineate between the two?

    3. You read the Koran. You read the Hamas Charter. You read the Bible, and the New Testament. You study 1,400 years of Islamic history. You watch how people are treated in different cultures, the women in particular. You wonder where have all the Christians gone in the middle east. You wonder where have all the Jews gone in the middle east. You compare the different behavior patterns of the different groups. You study how different groups have evolved over time, and how some groups have not. You study themes in literature. You observe political institutions. You observe who can handle democracy, and who can't. Etc etc etc

    4. My starting point is from William James in The Varieties of Religious Experience.

      How do you choose, he asked?

      By opting for that which most furthers life, that which shows the most 'fruits for life', in his phrase.

      How children are raised and treated is a good indicator.

    5. Rat dominates your mindThu Jul 24, 09:41:00 AM EDT

      Nope, that was anonymous.

      A new voice in the wilderness.
      The choir is growing

    6. The Zionists NASI of Israel have KILLED, on average, 13 Palestinian children each month of the 21st century.

      That is how the Israeli treat children

    7. That number is less than the Nazis of Chicago kill every month by 1/3

      And the Nazis of America have killed 51,000,000 American children in the 21st century…. That's 238 THOUSAND kids a MONTH….

      All funded and provided for BY the American Nazis

    8. Now the Palestinian have TRIED to murder over 400 Jews a month but just suck…..

      So sorry...

    9. You are that, "O"rdure ... a sorry individual.

  3. When it comes to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict I'd no more believe that Norwegian doctor - "An internationally renowned activist and member of the Norwegian socialist party the Red Party"- than I would believe Jack 'Hamasass dr" Hawkins.

  4. The 'battle for world opinion' is not, obviously, a battle for truth.

    It's a propaganda battle.

    Pure and simple.

    So the lies take wing and fly.

    Keep your eye on who keeps firing the missiles, and has declared they want to push Israel into the sea.


    1. "Why should the Arabs make peace?
      If I were an Arab leader I would never make terms with Israel.

      That is natural: we have taken their country.

      - David Ben-Gurion

    2. Why should the Jews commit suicide to make their crazy step cousins happy?

      If I were in charge? I'd force the arabs to sit and smell BBQ ribs while watching Blazing Saddles day after day.

      -Mel Brooks

    3. Quotes should go into italics, "O"rdure.

      That is the Blogger Standard.

      Oh... I forgot, you think that there is one standard for the Goy, another for the Zionists.

    4. I am so sorry Mr jack-off…

      But "quotes" do use "quotation marks", when one is faking a quote, it would be a lie to USE quotes.

      Now your fake "quotes" are using the marks incorrectly since you invent, distort and lie….

      As for one standard for the "goy" (not capitalized you twit) the other group would be the Jew. (not zionist) again, no cap needed.. You really need to go back to school and bone up on your punctuation usage.

      Try again, ass wipe.

  5. Israel is at peace with Egypt, and Jordan. They have accepted Israel. Hence, peace.

    1. It should come as no surprise that

      “the fear of territorial displacement and dispossession was to be the chief motor of Arab antagonism to Zionism”.

      Palestinian Arabs had seen the Jewish proportion of Palestine’s population triple from around 10 per cent at the end of World War I, while the Zionist leadership in Palestine made no bones about their political aims.

      A question worth asking then, is whether you or I would simply accept the loss of our country, or if we too would be ‘rejectionists’?

      A similar question can be posed about events at the Camp David negotiations of 2000.

      Contrary to popular assumptions, “Israel never offered the Palestinians 95 percent of the West Bank as reports indicated at the time”.

      The ‘generous offer’ was just another incarnation of previous Israeli plans to annex huge swathes of the OPT, retaining major settlement blocs “that effectively cut the West Bank into three sections with full Israeli control from Jerusalem to the Jordan River”.

      To question why the Palestinians have ‘rejected’ compromise is to look at the region’s past and present from a particularly skewed perspective.

      Palestine has been wiped off the map, its land colonized, and its people ethnically cleansed.

      Expecting those on the receiving end to be satisfied with the crumbs from the table is both unjust – and wishful thinking.”

      Ben White

  6. A somewhat lasting cease fire might soon be at hand -

    July 24, 2014
    Israel and Gaza: A Silver Lining?
    By Ayal Feinberg

    With Hamas rockets raining down on Israel’s cities and Israeli jets pounding Gaza with airstrikes, it is easy to despair at the cycle of violence that has defined the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for decades. But there is good reason to believe that after this operation concludes, a much-welcome and enduring quiet will occur.

    Operation Protective Edge, like previous Israeli operations, was initially defined by Israel’s aerial response to a deluge of indiscriminate rockets emanating from Gaza. As in Operation Pillar of Defense (2012), Hamas has launched an incredible number of rockets into Israel in the last few weeks. This is not only an attempt to overcome the protective miracle of the Iron Dome but also because of the supposed flexibility its defense provides Israeli leadership. Despite massing troops on the Gaza border in 2012, Israel never carried out any extensive ground incursions.

    Last week Hamas continued its incessant rocket fire with a potential ceasefire agreement in the works, calling what it believed was another Israeli ground invasion bluff. However Israel’s discovery of extensive kidnap and attack tunnels leading into southern Israel caught Hamas off guard. Israeli leadership saw the opportunity to proactively dismantle Hamas’ newest terror strategy and took it without hesitation.

    Despite suffering heavy military losses and facing great international outcries, Israeli leaders across the political spectrum are calling for the continuation of the ground operation in Gaza until all tunnels are destroyed. With its more damaging long-range rocket arsenal seriously depleted and its new counterstrategy literally being ripped out of the ground, Hamas is in dire straits. Unlike in the past, Hamas is now losing all conceivable ability to commit meaningful violence against Israel.

    Backed into a corner, Hamas militants continue to fight the Israeli Defense Forces ferociously. Israel has already suffered more casualties than during its last ground incursion in 2009.

    While casualties, military or civilian, are always tragic, historically, their quantity significantly alters the framing of the post-conflict landscape. Israel suffered heavy losses in a war with Hizb’allah in 2006 that continues to be perceived as a symbolic victory in the Arab world. But Israel’s border with Lebanon has since remained quiet. Also, it was the surprising performance of the Arab armies during the Yom Kippur War in 1973 that created the initial ripeness for a peace agreement in both Egypt and Jordan.

    No one is suggesting that Hamas will simply give up its commitment to violence or quickly reform its ideological goals of conquering the entirety of Israel. But thanks to el-Sisi’s sympathetic leadership in Egypt, the Gaza blockade is tighter than ever. The Iron Dome continues to render the majority of Hamas’ diminished rocket arsenal harmless. Hamas’ terror tunnels are being permanently demolished. Even the EU has called for the disarmament of all terror groups in Gaza including Hamas. It seems that Gaza’s leadership possess no better alternative than framing the outcome of this war as a “great victory” and refrain from serious violence.

    As history has proven, “great victories” often provide increased stability. With lasting stability come new opportunities for meaningful resolution. The silver lining to this terrible violence occurring in Gaza and Israel will at least be a durable calm. At its best, it could result in something far more historic.

    Ayal Feinberg: Ragonis Scholar, Willingham Peace Scholar, Ph.D. Student

  7. "Even the EU has called for the disarmament of all terror groups in Gaza including Hamas"

    1. And Israel, too?

      Israel - Founded by Terrorists - Sustained by Terrorism

      The Israeli terrorist have killed, on average, 13 Palestinian children every month of the 21st century

  8. Why Israel Fights

    Long chatty report by IDF soldier about life in Israel on the Gaza frontier.

    1. The answer is easy - the Israel fight to retain the property they have stolen.
      The wealth they have purloined.

      An ideology that has been described by Rabbis as evil.

    2. If Israel were to pick land to "steal" why not steal bottom acres in AZ..

      Oh you already have...

    3. Not me, "O"rdure. You must have be confused with someone else.

    4. You should read my book
      Border Wars - Aztlan Assault
      By Jack Hawkins

      Available @ Smashwords, it provides all the biographic details.

    5. Sorry I would not read anything written by you, after all why read plagiarized writings?

  9. Israel can continue its wrecking campaign in Gaza and continue to kill and destroy but no longer with impunity. With every Israeli-inflicted Palestinian death, Israel becomes weaker. Hamas appears to be the only entity fighting against the blatant and increasing more obvious Israeli oppression of the Palestinian people. The World sees the people of Gaza as victims. Their sympathies are with Palestine. Even the Israeli apologists in the US media is having difficulty containing the self-inflicted damage being done to the Israeli brand.

    So far, this optional war by Netanyahu and the Israeli political rightwing is a loser on its way to becoming a disaster for Israel.

    1. it's all theater..

      700 gazan are dead, 2/3 hamas fighters in 2 weeks of a war.

      the world is pissed.

      Syria kills 700 in a weekend, not a peep.

      ISIS lills 5600 in a month.. silence.

      Russia killed 60,000 in chechnya shhh..

      China tibet. shhh

      USA in Iraq, yemen, drone strikes.. quiet, people are writing anti-israel briefs..

      war sucks.

      but one standard for Israel and the Jews and no standards for the rest of the world?

      come on... give me break.

      BUT if Israel is going to be condemned NO MATTER WHAT they DO?

      Then they SHOULD tell the gazans, get the fuck out of the way and then LEVEL gaza.

  10. The World no longer sees Exodus, it sees Waco.

    1. Most of the world really doesn't give a big F one way or the other.

      The protests in Europe are by moslems.

      The Canadians have been wonderful, on the other hand.

    2. The world?

      Is that the same world that allows the Congo to murder 20 million people?

      The same world that allow china to harvest organs from live prisoners?

      The same world that is silent about Nigeria?


      I can live with that "world" not liking or even hating Israel

    3. Deuce ☂Thu Jul 24, 06:57:00 AM EDT
      The World no longer sees Exodus, it sees Waco.

      you are showing your old age.

      Most of the world?

      NEVER heard of Exodus or WACO

      But they have heard about ISIS and Drone strikes...

    4. we live in a 30 second sound bite world.

      the world doesn't remember 911, nor the PLO submachine gunning kids and airports.

      IT thinks Mandela is a nice old man and not the marxist thug picked by the west to front a movement while in jail

      The world thinks CHE t-shirts are cute.

      No Deuce, good or bad, fair or unfair, the "world" has less of an attention span than Americans.

  11. I just see a hateful regime of thieves, and murderers.

    I will never again buy a product made in Israel.

    1. And the leader of Clan Rufus would do exactly what, if your county were rocketed month after month, for years?

    2. LOL rufus good luck with that...

      DOnt use a computer, a smart phone or visit a hospital


    3. I would have made a Good-Faith Effort to Work it Out a long time ago.

      Of course, the fact that I would have been being shelled by the rightful owners of the land might have influenced my thinking quite a bit.

    4. So Rufus, you are now saying the "arabs" are the rightful lands of the middle east they stole from the natives?

      BTW how living in the USA working for your indian roots?

      Rightful owners?

      WTF does that mean?

    5. What would ObamaCare do without Israeli products???

    6. Bob, you silly goose, everyone KNOWS that the looters that get obamacare do not get the high quality israeli products.

      They get the medical products made in China.

      I for one, for now on, will always make sure any product I purchase is not made in Gaza. LOL

      But not to worry, I do not need to buy rockets or suicide vests anytime soon..

    7. Sodastream - down 50% in stock value - US sales of hardware has evaporated.

      It is in a death spiral - the canary in the mine.

      Israel is holding two pair .
      ... Aces & Eights

    8. Ah, the retarded child is up from his nap with his note cards…

      still locking to hardware as his measure..

      did not you listen?

      It's about SUPPLIES and Software…


      Maybe our retarded slow learner needs to go back and take a nap?

    9. Back to bed "O"rdure, go take that nap.

      You don't sell 'software' to people that do not have your hardware, in the kitchen appliance business.

      If you do not expand the hardware base, then attrition wipes you out.

  12. Hezbollah to come into the fight?

    “True, we are fighting in Syria, but our heart yearns to arrive and fight the sons and brothers of the apes and pigs [the Jews],” the institute reported Al-Maqdisi as saying. The jihadi cleric said Gazans must be patient and wait for either victory or martyrdom, and that Allah will soon send “extraordinary soldiers who will fight and defeat the Jews.”

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    1. The war is progressing, and the Palestinians are throwing every baby, woman and old handicapped man they find at it..

      It's really sad, what Hamas is doing to it's people, but not surprising.

      Hamas's largest assets are still untouched, under the major hospital in Gaza City..

      Now that the world has "spoken out" about Israel's horrible behavior, screaming and screeching like angry baboons all the while purposely ignoring their own and others 1000 times worse behavior makes them look like a peanut gallery of hypocrites.

    2. What a crock f shit.

      The Israeli cannot even match the Palestinian death toll of "Cast Lead" ...
      ... but their own body count is raising.

      Still minimal, but raising.

      Aces & Eights
      the "Dead Man's Hand"

    3. Non-responsive and nonsense.

      The "special needs" blogger posts another waste of cyber energy.

  13. Here's some GOOD news -

    Meriam Ibrahim lands in Italy, on way to US
    posted at 8:01 am on July 24, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

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    There’s plenty of bad news already coming over the transom today and we’ll get to all of it, but one story we’ve followed here has a happy ending. Meriam Yahia Ibrahim, the woman sentenced to death in Sudan for her Christian faith, has left Khartoum and landed in Rome, greeted by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the airport. Italy helped the US mediate her release with Sudanese officials in a quiet effort launched a few weeks ago:

    Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan for apostasy but subsequently pardoned, arrived in Rome on Thursday, the Italian Foreign Ministry said.

    Ibrahim “will remain in Italy for a short time and then will travel on to the United States,” the ministry said. …

    [Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Lapo] Pistelli said Italy had become involved in the case because, as a Catholic country, it was very moved by Ibrahim’s story and wanted to help.

    Italy has good relations with Khartoum and offered to help the U.S. Embassy there to speed up the process of getting U.S. passports for Ibrahim and her family to leave the country, the minister said.

    Pistelli said he had traveled to Sudan two weeks ago to start the process but it was not finalized until Wednesday night.

    He posted an image to his Facebook page of himself with Ibrahim and the two infants, apparently taken on board the plane shortly before their arrival in Rome. “Mission accomplished,” he wrote.

  14. While talking tough, Hamas is keen on a “humanitarian” ceasefire – not out of sudden concern for Gaza’s civilians but in desperation for an answer to the Chariot-4 tank’s Armored Shield Protection-Active Trophy missile defense system, the Windbreaker. The Russian Kornet-E and the Concord guided missiles which Hamas has fired against them don’t leave a scratch. Hamas fears that the IDF’s 401st armored brigade’s tanks, the only ones fitted with this armor, will spearhead Israel’s decisive assault on its underground high command, and has asked Tehran to find a counter-measure.

  15. Dog face humiliated in Egypt --

    July 24, 2014
    Kerry humiliated in Egypt
    By Rick Moran

    You don't think the Egyptian government was trying to send a message, do you?

    Kerry flew to Tel Aviv from Cairo, where he met Tuesday with Egypt’s president and other high-level officials.

    An unusual screening process occurred involving Kerry and his State Department team as they were subjected to a metal detector before meeting with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi at the Egyptian presidential palace.

    Reuters reports that Kerry and his aides were checked with a metal detector. Security personnel reportedly raised a handheld metal-detector wand to Kerry’s suit jacket before waving him through.

    Kerry’s aides were also subjected to the handheld wand and were told to walk through a metal detector.

    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Twitter that they are focused on trying to reach a cease-fire agreement.

    “@JohnKerry and team are focused on working with Egyptians on a ceasefire, not on whether we went through security this afternoon,” she tweeted.

    Psaki would say something like that because subjecting the US secretary of state to security screening may be unprecedented, and is certainly a humiliation of the first order. It demonstrates just how badly US relations with the Egyptian military government have deteriorated. Obama's support for the Muslim Brotherhood, his dalliance with Iran, and his confused policy in Syria have combined to cause Egypt to doubt that America can be relied upon.

    I would cheer the fact that Kerry has been humiliated except the humiliation is also ours. Once again, the Obama administration's policies have illuminated how the rest of the world sees America. And it isn't a pretty picture.

  16. Now for some Really Good News:

    Jobless Claims: 284,000 - 4 wk. moving average lowest since Feb. 2006.

  17. Obama muffs up again -

    July 24, 2014
    FAA lifts ban on flights to Israel
    By Rick Moran

    Following a furious blacklash from both Democrats and Republicans, the FAA has lifted its ban on flights to Israel by domestic carriers. The ban, imposed on Tuesday, was lifted last night.

    Perhaps it was the backlash, or it could have been that Hamas celebrated the "victory" of closing Israel's air space:

    Hamas said Wednesday that the suspension of international flights to and from Israel over security concerns about Gaza rocket fire was a "great victory."

    "The success of Hamas in closing Israeli airspace is a great victory for the resistance, and is the crown of Israel's failure," Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in a statement.

    Why did the FAA lift the ban?

    The FAA had first issued the no-fly order Tuesday following a rocket that landed about a mile from the airport, and then renewed the ban earlier Wednesday. The agency said it lifted the ban after it worked “with its U.S. government counterparts to assess the security situation in Israel and carefully reviewed both significant new information and measures the Government of Israel is taking to mitigate potential risks to civil aviation.”

    What a bunch of craven cowards. The security situation at Ben Guiron has not changed one iota. What has changed is the administration's political calculus. What did they think the reaction of Hamas would be? What did they think the reaction of Israel's friends in the US would be? This is another blunder by the administration that makes Obama look confused, indecisive, and feckless.

    1. Now to worry, Islamists and neo nazis across the globe will be targeting airports with surface to air missiles soon. Iran is said to cash in on these sales.

      But these are all ok folks, just fighting to liberate their stolen lands...


  18. Egyptian army thwarts two attacks against IsraelEgyptian military sources stated that the army shot and killed a suicide bomber on his way to Israel, destroyed vehicle carrying rocket launcher.

    Yep Egypt is now also fighting against the Hamas/ISIS/Islamist moslem brotherhood..

    Having destroyed 1200 tunnels and sealing the gaza strip (to stop hamas/moslembrotherhood thugs) from murdering egyptian in the sinai) they are now actively hunting down and killing these terrorists trying to infiltrate Israel.

  19. Wonder what the pay scale is for a full time food taster? And if there are any retirement benefits? --

    MAG: Putin Is Russia's Bare-Chested Reagan...

    Employs full-time food taster to ensure meals aren't poisoned.........drudge

  20. French FM: France's Jews are living in fear

    PARIS - Many members of France's Jewish community are living in fear after pro-Palestinian protests in recent weeks were marred by violence and use of anti-Semitic language, the country's foreign minister said on Thursday


    This aint about Israel. It's about Jew hatred.

    And I am ok with that.


    I appreciate those that HATE me, my family and tribe being honest.

    It also makes it clear my reaction to their hatred......

    SO don't get your panties in a wad if I don't beg forgiveness from you for protecting my right to LIVE.

    1. The Israeli terrorist have killed, on average, 13 Palestinian children every month of the 21st century

      SO don't get your panties in a wad if I don't beg forgiveness from you for protecting my right to LIVE.
      "O"rdure is sounding more and more like a Palestinian each day.

      The justifications are the same in his argument, just the geography is different

      In an especially perceptive passage, the authors write:

      “Israel’s version of apartheid is more sophisticated than the South African version.
      South African apartheid was rudimentary, petty, primitive —
      literally black and white, clear separation, no rights.

      Israel’s apartheid is more hidden with the deceptive image of ‘democracy.’
      Palestinian citizens of Israel have the right to vote.
      However, in every other area they are discriminated against by law and policy.”


    2. Your very response gives lie to what you write, "O"rdure.

  21. this has got to be the QUOTE of the Day..

    Rufus IIThu Jul 24, 08:15:00 AM EDT
    I would have made a Good-Faith Effort to Work it Out a long time ago.
    Of course, the fact that I would have been being shelled by the rightful owners of the land might have influenced my thinking quite a bit.

    So now rufus claims that Hamas are the "rightful owners" of Israel.


    Getting funnier by the day

    1. Well, he is willing to make a good faith effort.

      Always did say Ruf was a little slow on the neurons, but big on the heart.

    2. What Israeli Historians Say About 1948 Ethnic Cleansing
      By Charley Reese

      In an article in the Ha’aretz newspaper, Danny Rabinovitz wrote,
      “What happened to the Palestinians in 1948 is Israel’s original sin…

      Between the 1950s and 1976,
      the state of Israel systematically confiscated most of the land of its remaining Palestinian citizens.”

    3. up from his nap and the "special needs" blogger starts postings his "note cards". never has he had an original thought…

    4. Don't need originality to deal with a bum like you "O"rdure.

  22. ISIS Orders Women to Undergo Genital Mutilation........drudge

    1. (AFP) -- Jihadists in Iraq have ordered that all women between the ages of 11 and 46 undergo female genital mutilation, a UN official said Thursday.

      "It is a fatwa (or religious edict) of ISIS, we learnt this this morning," said Jacqueline Badcock, the number two UN official in Iraq.

      She was referring to the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) which took over large swathes of the country last month.

    2. Israel treats it's enemies with medical care. Palestinians torture or murder Israelis when given a chance.

      IDF Opens Field Hospital to Treat Wounded Palestinians

      Fifteen days into Operation Protective Edge, the IDF has gone and done something quite remarkable. The army set up a field hospital near the border with Gaza to treat the injured and wounded caught in the crosshairs of the conflict in Gaza.

      Israel has a long history of providing medical treatment to those in need, especially to Palestinians in need. The IDF however, took the humanitarian spirit up a notch by opening a field hospital at the Erez crossing, right next to where the first Israeli was murdered during the current operation.

      The field hospital, which is strategically located between Israel and the Gaza Strip, will serve as an emergency clinic, providing medical services for injured Palestinians from Gaza. The hospital will also have a fully equipped delivery room for expectant mothers.

      A statement on Sunday was published by the IDF which said: “The hospital will include an emergency clinic, pediatric and gynecological services, a delivery room and even overnight hospitalization when needed. The staff will include doctors, nurses, x-ray technicians and lab technicians.”

    3. Not to worry jack, when the time comes and you go to gaza to murder jews? If you are wounded they will even give a scum sucking anti-semitic murderer like you emergency medical care…

      Amazing people those israelis...

    4. You are correct, "O"rdure

      Israeli prefers al-Qeada


    5. I wonder what a medical professional would say about a grown man cutting and pastings the exact same quotes hundreds of times as commentary to a variety of posts?

    6. Once the proper formula is found, there is no need to change.

      The Israeli NASI only slip up and tell the truth, now and again.
      So when they do, there is no reason to let it go.

      but, as Winston said ...
      If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever.
      Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again.
      Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.

  23. British historian Frederick Taylor asserts that "all sides bombed each other's cities during the war. Half a million Soviet citizens, for example, died from German bombing during the invasion and occupation of Russia. That's roughly equivalent to the number of German citizens who died from Allied raids".[5]

    Overy estimated in 2014 that in all about 353,000 civilians were killed by British and American bombing of German cities.

    Syria: 36 months 180,000 dead 500,000 wounded 7 million homeless
    Congo: 1998 and 2007 5.4 million people

    The world is transfixed by the conflict in Gaza, as the death tolls of both Palestinians and Israelis killed in the fighting continue to rise. It has animated global public opinion and sparked protests in myriad far-flung cities.

    But as the rockets and bombs fell, a deadlier war next door rolls on. The Syrian civil war has claimed 170,000 lives in three years; this past weekend's death toll in Syria was greater than what took place in Gaza. By some accounts, the past week may have been the deadliest in the conflict's grim history. Meanwhile, the extremist insurgents of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS), have continued their ravages over a swath of territory stretching from eastern Syria to the environs of Baghdad, Iraq's capital; the spike in violence in Iraq has led to more than 5,500 civilian deaths in the first six months of this year.

    In June 2005, Dukvakha Abdurakhmanov, a deputy prime minister in the Kremlin-controlled Chechen administration, said about 300,000 people have been killed during two wars in Chechnya over the past decade; he also said that more than 200,000 people have gone missing. Every resident of Chechnya has scores of relatives who have been killed or gone missing, he said.[21]

    But lets focus on the human shields that Hamas is killing by suicide by cop in Gaza



    1. Genrikh Yagoda, the greatest mass murderer of the 20th Century, was a Jew

      In 1934, according to published statistics, 38.5 percent of those holding the most senior posts in the Soviet security apparatuses were of Jewish origin. They too, of course, were gradually eliminated in the next purges. In a fascinating lecture at a Tel Aviv University convention this week, Dr. Halfin described the waves of soviet terror as a "carnival of mass murder," "fantasy of purges", and "essianism of evil." Turns out that Jews too, when they become captivated by messianic ideology, can become great murderers, among the greatest known by modern history.
      The Jews active in official communist terror apparatuses (In the Soviet Union and abroad) and who at times led them, did not do this, obviously, as Jews, but rather, as Stalinists, communists, and "Soviet people." Therefore, we find it easy to ignore their origin and "play dumb": What do we have to do with them? But let's not forget them. My own view is different. I find it unacceptable that a person will be considered a member of the Jewish people when he does great things, but not considered part of our people when he does amazingly despicable things.
      Even if we deny it, we cannot escape the Jewishness of "our hangmen," who served the Red Terror with loyalty and dedication from its establishment. After all, others will always remind us of their origin.,7340,L-3342999,00.html

    2. We also created the Al Goldstein and Screw Magazine, that's where your momma got her stripper start…

    3. At least he is not the spawn of dog fuckers.

  24. Now here is an INTERESTING article

    Hezbollah Talks Big but Bows Out of the Gaza War

    Hamas is increasingly isolated in the region as it fights its ferocious war against Israel. In the old days Hezbollah might have helped—but not now.

    It seems, Hezbollah cannot afford another victory like they achieved in 2006. LOL

    BEIRUT, Lebanon — Hezbollah boss Hassan Nasrallah made a phone call to Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal on Monday and vowed to support “the resistance in Gaza in any way necessary.” Then Nasrallah, whose fame has spread far and wide over the years as the head of the Iranian-backed Lebanese “Party of God,” called Palestinians Islamic Jihad leader Ramadan Salah to talk about maintaining close diplomatic ties in the fight against Israel.

    But here’s the real message from Nasrallah: Hamas, you’re on your own.

    This is a far cry from those days in the middle of the last decade when Hezbollah, encouraged by Tehran, was staking out a position as the region’s preeminent leader of resistance against Israel and leader of a pan-Islamist movement ready to defend not only Shiites but also Sunni Muslims from, as they were wont to say, Jews and Crusaders.

    But Hamas, you see, is part of the international Muslim Brotherhood—the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood—committed to Assad’s overthrow. This inconvenient fact was something that might be glossed over if everyone was focused on the Israeli enemy, but it couldn’t be ignored in what rapidly became Syria’s Sunnis vs Shia civil war.

    “We call on Hezbollah to take its forces out of Syria and to keep their weapons directed against the Zionist enemy,” Moussa Abu Marzouk, a Hamas leader, announced on his Facebook page. He warned that Hezbollah’s involvement in Syria would stoke sectarian flames across the Mideast—as indeed it has done.

    There were even unconfirmed reports that Hamas fighters gave tips to the Sunni insurgents in Syria about how to fight against Hezbollah in urban combat by using tunnels (a technique Hezbollah originally had taught Hamas, which it is now using to try to launch commando raids in Israel and wage a guerrilla campaign inside Gaza).

    Pardon me while I giggle….


    1. Seems to be confirmation that Iran is not behind Hamas.

    2. Seems you'd jump to conclusion regardless of information or thought…

      that's what the house "special needs" blogger (you) does..

    3. Put that in "Bold Type" for us, will you please, "O"rdure?

  25. We could have stopped ISIS when they were forming up on the Iraq/Syria border.

    Maliki begged Obama for months for at least some drone strikes for months and months.

    But no, that would be admitting our Boy Wonder might have been wrong about taking the troops out too soon.

    Now all the women face genital mutilation, and the Christians face convert, or death, or flight.

    But the Kurds are going free, that is the one good thing.

    out for awhile.........

    1. We could have stopped ISIS when they were forming up on the Iraq/Syria border.

      The Saudis, Israelis and US supported the groups that ISIS morphed into.

    2. As did the USA support Bin laden in Afghanistan, before he morphed into "BIN LADEN

    3. Why the all caps

      Don't have the capability for HTML. or the mental capacity.

      Must be one, or the other

    4. Lack of education or lack a mental capacity, or does the Israeli social media propaganda directorate not allow HTML?

    5. Jack? you should be tried and executed for the war crimes you committed in Central America

    6. Happy now? You child molesting piece of human waste.

  26. Israel attacks UN school sheltering Palestinians in Gaza

    ‘Israeli forces have attacked a UN school sheltering displaced Palestinians against the Israeli offensive in the besieged Gaza Strip. On Tuesday, Israel’s tanks shelled the school belonging to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in al-Maghazi, located in central Gaza

  27. Jobless Claims in U.S. Unexpectedly Drop to Eight-Year Low
    Bloomberg - ‎

    The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in more than eight years, reflecting what could be a pickup in auto making during a typically slow time of year.

  28. According to the good doctor, Israel has a secret weapon that causes devastating invisible wounds. Hmm... A Nobel Prize could be in the making for another Jew.

    What he is witnessing is the concussive effect of high-explosives. It was observed routinely during WWI. Internal tissue is turned to jam. He probably picked up the idea from an episode of Downton Abbey.

    The guy is amazing. He is in Gaza all of five minutes before he starts accusing Israel of using some new, heretofore secret weapon. By the end of the day he will probably be claiming Israel was responsible for the Black Death.

    1. Would those invisible wounds be similar to "Post Traumatic Stress"

  29. Unbelievable. Corn down to $3.69 / bushel.

  30. Oh dear me that Jack fellow is back, and I was so enjoying my morning reading that long series of good and informative posts by WiO and Bob. I like reading those two. The day is ruined so I am going to the Mall to get my hair worked on.

    1. Great, Sarah. And, after you get your hair done you can come by my crib, and

      Blow Me :)

    2. Sorry Rufus, small penised, drunk guys who never actually served don't warrant a visit by Sarah

    3. Blow MEVNAC, scum.

      V = Veteran (as in, Vietnam Veteran)

      I think you know the rest.

    4. Actually I don't.

      But since you deny my own American citizenship, tell me that I am a fraud, that my family didn't serve and in some cases DIE for this nation?

      You deserve the same level of respect.


      Up yours coward

    5. Would you mind wearing lipstick? MEVNAC really likes it when Sarah uses lipstick.

  31. Israeli sharpshooters hit another school

    At least 15 people have been killed and more than 200 injured when a UN-run school used as a shelter in Gaza was shelled, the Gaza health ministry says.

    Hundreds of Palestinians were in the school in Beit Hanoun, fleeing heavy fighting in the area.

    It is the fourth time that a UN facility has been hit in Israel's offensive against Hamas militants.

    In the past 16 days of fighting, more than 750 Palestinians and 32 Israelis have been killed, officials say.

    Israel launched its military offensive on 8 July with the declared objective of stopping Hamas firing rockets from Gaza.

    1. Well I guess you should not use a UN-run school to fire out of, or for that matter warehouse rockets..

      War sucks.

      Hamas (and Iran) started it…

  32. This is the stated position of the blog

    Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, stated on Wednesday that the only solution for the region is the destruction of Israel, and that the armed confrontation must expand beyond Gaza.

    Meanwhile, revolutionary guards announced new missiles which could destroy Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.

    Fars News Agency, a media outlet run by the Iranian state, reported today that Khamenei addressed the conflict in Gaza in a meeting with Iranian college students.

    “These crimes which are beyond imagination and show the true nature of the wolfish and child killer regime, which the only solution is its destruction,” the ayatollah declared to his audience. “However, until that time, the expansion of the armed resistance of the Palestinians of the West Bank is the only way to confront this wild regime.”

    Khamenei then criticized America, claiming its defense of Israel is “shameful,” and suggested that its support affects Iran’s behavior towards America.

    “The anti-American and anti-West view in Iran is a logical view based on experience and a righteous calculation,” he said.

    Referring to Israel, Khamenei added, “This event is a sample of the ‘violent policies with iron fist’ which the fake and illegitimate regime [Israel] in its 66 years of existence has repeatedly and proudly conducted.”

    He then emphasized, “As said by Imam Khomeini [the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran] Israel must be destroyed…However, until that time with the help of God for this cruel and murderous regime to be destroyed, strong confrontation with steadfast armed resistance is the only solution against this destructive regime.”

    Khamenei then mocked Israel for looking for a ceasefire agreement, stating that Israel is powerless against the resistance of Hamas, and once again, strongly attacked America for supporting Israel.

    “We believe that the West Bank needs to be armed just like Gaza and those interested in the future of Palestine must become active in this field [guerrilla warfare] so that the suffering of the Palestinian people through their strength and their weakness due to the Zionist regime is reduced,” he said. “Some Western countries including America and filthy England defend with clarity the crimes that no ordinary person would. The President of America in the face of these child killings, destruction, torture and suffering of the people in Gaza, with a comical logic states that Israel has the right to defend itself! Don’t the Palestinians have the right to defend their lives and security?”

    The Islamic regime has long trained and armed Hezbollah and Palestinian forces for attacks against Israel. In reference to further arming Palestinians, the speaker of the regime’s Parliament, Ali Larijani, said in a statement Wednesday, “The clear need of Palestine is its need to weapons and basic necessities and Iran plays an important role in meeting the clear needs of the Palestinian people.”

    In related news, the revolutionary guard revealed that they have made missiles capable of penetrating Israel’s Iron Dome.

    The missile, named “Hormoz 1,” is claimed to be the first anti-radar ballistic missile to be able to penetrate and destroy missile defense systems such as the Iron Dome and America’s Patriot missile system. The missile has a speed of Mach 5 and can pinpoint a target from a very long-distance. The guards claim the missile can now destroy the Iron Dome, as well as any patriot missile defense system, and that the missile could be used to attack the radar systems of U.S. vessels and carriers in the Persian Gulf.

    So if that is the truth? Why should Israel not simply destroy it's enemies before they can destroy her?

  33. Israel can't even defeat Gaza. How in the hell would they defeat Iran?

    1. Well maybe Israel should fight like America and other nations do?





  34. Home » Blogs » Charles Gaba's blog » NEJM joins in: 5 major surveys confirm U.S. uninsured down 11-13 Million due to ACA

    NEJM joins in: 5 major surveys confirm U.S. uninsured down 11-13 Million due to ACA

    Submitted by Charles Gaba on Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 9:43am.


    New England Journal of Medicine, 07/23/14: Health Reform and Changes in Health Insurance Coverage in 2014

    Hat Tip To:


    Normally this would be a lengthy entry, but given that there have already been 4 other major national surveys saying the same thing, the latest news is just locking things down.

    The New England Journal of Medicine just published a new report which concludes (shocker) that there's been a net reduction in the number of uninsured U.S. adults by around 10.3 million since the ACA exchanges went into effect:

    As compared with the baseline trend, the uninsured rate declined by 5.2 percentage points by the second quarter of 2014, a 26% relative decline from the 2012–2013 period. Combined with 2014 Census estimates of 198 million adults 18 to 64 years of age,19 this corresponds to 10.3 million adults gaining coverage, although depending on the model and confidence intervals, our sensitivity analyses imply a wide range from 7.3 to 17.2 million adults.

    They go on to note that this is right in line with numerous other national surveys/studies by the RAND Corp, Gallup, the Urban Institute and the Commonwealth Fund.

    In addition, like those other surveys, the NEJM study does not include children under 18, who make up around 23% of the population. That's around 72 million children; even accounting for the fact that kids are . . . . . . .

    Republican Eyes Are Crying