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Friday, November 16, 2012

Israel Pounds Gaza, Hamas Rockets Land in Jerusalem, Israeli and Palestinian Leaders Trade Insults on Twitter

Posted by on Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 8:36 AM

Things are quickly going from bad to really bad to extremely bad to holy motherfucking shit bad. The Onion saw this coming in 1948.

 

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Wasn't Israel supposed to attack Iran first?
Posted by Chicago Fan on November 16, 2012 at 8:43 AM · Report this
delirian 2
Yet another war just before Israeli Knesset elections. What a coincidence!
Posted by delirian on November 16, 2012 at 8:47 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 3
This looks like al-Assad using a distraction. Hamas works for him.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on November 16, 2012 at 9:12 AM · Report this
Sargon Bighorn 4
Israel can always play the Holocaust card preventing anyone from stepping between the two. The Palestinians are still fighting with each other as is typical of the Arab Male mind set; everyone has to be top-dog. And the American Evangelical Radical Religious extremists think modern Israel is Biblical Israel and there fore must be supported unconditionally. It's a fine mess indeed.
Posted by Sargon Bighorn on November 16, 2012 at 9:16 AM · Report this
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@ Sargon Bighorn WTF re: holocaust card? let's see what happens when 150 missiles are fired into Seattle with how the US responds. Any country would fight back to defend itself, as Israel is rightly doing
Posted by freshnycman on November 16, 2012 at 9:33 AM · Report this
delirian 6
@5: Apparently you buy into their propaganda.
Posted by delirian on November 16, 2012 at 9:55 AM · Report this
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@5 I'm no fan of the Palestinians, but I think the Israelis started this round of fighting when they killed Hamas big whig Ahmed al-Jabari.
Posted by Ken Mehlman on November 16, 2012 at 9:59 AM · Report this
Ziggity 8
@5: We'd probably invade a country next to the one the rockets came from and let the real villains get away. Not exactly the foreign policy you'd want to emulate, but then again, neither is bulldozing your colonists' houses.
Posted by Ziggity on November 16, 2012 at 10:07 AM · Report this
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@ 7 when the Israelis left gaza, the rockets started. since then, no word from hamas except a vow to destroy isreal now and forever. how can they leave the west bank now. Thank hamas for the occupation too.
Posted by soggydan on November 16, 2012 at 10:42 AM · Report this
Posted by fahima on November 16, 2012 at 12:15 PM · Report this
keshmeshi 11
@7,

They killed him on Wednesday, in retaliation for constant rocket bombardment. I have a friend living 20 miles from the Gaza border, and she's pretty much been living in a bomb shelter for the past week. What countries would not strike back?

I'm as pro-Palestinian as they come, and this shit infuriates me. Hamas is playing into the hands of the Israeli right wing, and, not only are they going to lose independence in Gaza in perpetuity, they've also trashed any possibility of the West Bank being part of an independent Palestinian state. Fuck them.
Posted by keshmeshi on November 16, 2012 at 12:52 PM · Report this
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"Israel can always play the Holocaust card preventing anyone from stepping between the two"

Well playing the victim card to the hilt works like magic to get blacks and Muslims off the hook for their wrongdoings, so why wouldn't Jews give it a go?
Posted by Yankel Rosenbaum on November 16, 2012 at 1:56 PM · Report this
OutInBumF 13
@11- you talk as if Hamas and the militant Palestinians actually have their own good in mind with the shit they pull, or a rational brain for that matter.
How many years now has Gaza been in Palestinian hands? Yet not once have they ceased hostilities with Israel and tried to become self-governing. Nope- Destroy Israel is all they exist for.
If Hamas is stupid enough to play to the Israeli right (they are), they deserve to get the shit bombed out of them and re-occupied. Why Israel hasn't permanently annexed the occupied territories and said FU to the world is beyond me. The US wouldn't have put up with this crap for the past 44 years; why should they?
Posted by OutInBumF on November 16, 2012 at 3:11 PM · Report this
keshmeshi 14
Why Israel hasn't permanently annexed the occupied territories and said FU to the world is beyond me.


Take a look at demographics for your answer.
Posted by keshmeshi on November 16, 2012 at 3:16 PM · Report this
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I love you, Tim Minchin. He looks young in this clip, and the hair's too short (hair these days circa Judas is spectacularly long).

Posted by Velvetbabe on November 16, 2012 at 4:00 PM · Report this

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