“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."

Friday, January 30, 2015

Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon signaled to the United Nations on Thursday that their flareup in fighting across Israel and Lebanon borders were over


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    1. Iranian Revolutionary Guard General in Syria, along with Hezbollah setting plans for ANOTHER base in which to fire rockets into Israel is not a tit. It's an act of war.

      Hezbollah's shelling of the ski resort and other civilian homes is a war crime.

      Hezbollah's firing surface to surface missiles across the Lebanese /Israeli border?

      Another act of war by Hezbollah. But in the last case, Hezbollah is part of the Lebanese Government so it's actually an ACT OF WAR by Lebanon.

      Do not bitch when Israel informs the shia of southern lebanon to clear out.

      War is coming with Iran's proxy and it will not be pretty.

  2. Quirk fought with the Aussies in '41 during WWII against the Vichy French at the Litani.

    Israel should occupy all of Lebanon south of the Litani

  3. I had no idea there was a ski resort up there. First I ever heard of that.

  4. Tits for tat -

    Jordan Threatens to Kill All ISIS Prisoners if Pilot Killed
    Al Bawaba. Jordan.


    At Least 40 Killed as ISIS Attacks Rock Egypt’s Sinai
    Gulf News. United Arab Emirates.

    Nasrallah: Hezbollah Doesn’t Want War with Israel but Isn’t Afraid of One
    Hareetz. Israel.


      Why Israel and Hezbollah are not Going to War
      Michael Stephens. Royal United Services Institute. 30 Jan 2015.

      Who knows......

    2. Iran is already at war with Israel AND the USA.

      Dont fool yourself

    3. O I agree wholeheartedly.

      Haven't read the articles I posted yet. The last, I imagine, discusses the possibility of a conflict in south Lebanon and dismisses it at this time for some reason or other.

      Doesn't Hezbollah mean 'Party of God'?

      I can't imagine why a Shiite party with no connection to the West Bank or Gaza that I know of would wish to shoot rockets into Israel.....again.

      There is no real reason that anyone sane can advance to do so.

      I think God must making them do it.

    4. Deuce hates those that say "god tells them so"

      Well Hamas, Iran and Hezbollah ALL have that special red phone to ALLAH...

      And yet deuce has no distain for their claims....


  5. No, Israel has been at war with the Palestinians for forty years because Israel wants to be at war and is winning and taking from the Palestinians what Israel wants, their land. At every failed attempt at peace, Israel has hacked off another piece of Palestine. Done with their standard righteous indignation and charging anyone who noticed with anti-semitism.

    Israel has refined the arts of duplicity, lying, deceit, aggression, killing, destruction and outright thievery in defeating ever legitimate attempt at coming to come to a reasonable resolution.

    The US government has supported the international criminality. Anyone honest, with a brain and not a Zionist, knows the game. Surely the Palestinians do as well.

    I will find and post the Noam Chomsky talk at the UN, where he lays it out in hard cold undeniable facts and exposes the Israeli lies.

    Israeli politicians loves to play the victim card, but most people see it for what it is and and the Zionists for what they are. If you are interested in the truth, listen to the entire talk. For the ignorant that which to remain ignorant, I’ll put up the short version so you can sharpen your diatribe.