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Comment on Did Israel go too Far? The Massacre at the UN School/ Refugee Center by Aj

July 26th, 2014 No comments

I read some of that nonsense “it was a Hamas rocket!” stuff on my facebook page. Just shameless propaganda.

To paraphrase Tyrion (from GOT)… “Israel is a lost cause. It’s the rest of us I am worried about.”

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Comment on Iraq: Christians Say Terror Drove Them From Mosul by Alli_H

July 26th, 2014 No comments

Do these self-appointed lunatics know anything about what they claim to represent?
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Comment on Why Israel is losing the social media war over Gaza by HMReader

July 26th, 2014 No comments

In human folklore, all around the world, people tell stories about the suffering and unexpected triumph of the underdog.

Here’s a list of just a few underdogs who are well-known in the West: David versus Goliath. Luke Skywalker versus Darth Vader. Captain Stephen Hiller versus Alien Invaders. Harry Potter versus Voldemort.

Historically, the Jewish people were the underdog, chased from place to place around the globe by a never-ending list of “giants” who forced them to develop the resilience and creativity that is the hallmark of the underdog’s unexpected success.

But, today, Israel is the giant. The Palestinians are the underdog. And Israel is dismayed to discover that many see it as a mash up of Goliath + Darth Vader + Alien Invaders + Voldemort.

When you get power, the only way to not become a figure of evil is to be magnanimous and treat all others very well, even better than they deserve, simply because you are powerful enough to do so.

A familiar heroic example is of The Lone Ranger who was powerful enough that he could have used his gun to shoot foes through the heart, but who instead wins our favor by treating each enemy with dignity (even the baddest of the bad) and by shooting the gun out of his opponent’s hand.

The lesson for Israel? Security measures like the Iron Dome along with restraint, compassion, mercy, and dialogue are the only way to achieve peace and to be respected as a figure of power. To do otherwise is to cross to the dark side.

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Comment on Iraq: Christians Say Terror Drove Them From Mosul by Henning Dekant

July 26th, 2014 No comments

Really don’t think ISIS needs much help in the discrediting dept.

They already put their genocidal atrocities pridefully on Youtube.

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Comment on Where is Palestine? by Mark Koroi

July 26th, 2014 No comments

The Jewish leadership, especially David Ben-Gurion, only accepted the Partition Plan with the intent of acquiring land to be allocated to Palestine under that plan. It gave Jews something where they had nothing previously.

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Comment on Night of Destiny in Palestine: A Third Uprising? by Carrie

July 26th, 2014 No comments

Bottle rockets. They’re throwing bottle rockets. Such a fair fight. Very pin point…thank you sec. kerry

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ISIS Denied Earlier Reports it Had Destroyed Jonah’s Tomb; Then, Yesterday, They Blew it Up

July 25th, 2014 No comments

The good news is that reports from several days ago that ISIS had destroyed the traditional tomb of the Prophet Yunus (Biblical Jonah) turned out to be untrue. The bad news is, we know this because they blew it up yesterday. Quite visibly.

Jonah, in the Bible, and Yunus, his equivalent in the Qur’an, was sent as a Prophet to Nineveh after the incident being swallowed by a “great fish.” The Mosque and shrine stood on a hill known as Nabi Yunus, above the ruins of ancient Nineveh, across the Tigris from Mosul. It stood on the site of an earlier Assyrian Church dedicated to Jonah.ISIS had denied earlier reports that it had destroyed the tomb, but the video above and the before and after photos below seem to leave no doubt; as Conflict Antiquities notes, they also match older photos of the site.

Before and After

In addition to these attacks on Sunni sites, ISIS has also destroyed Shi‘ite shrines and husseiniyyas and Sufi saints’ tombs.
http://conflictantiquities.wordpress.com/2014/07/24/iraq-mosul-nineveh-tomb-shrine-jonah-mosque-yunus-destruction-confirmed/

https://twitter.com/WikLaeks/status/492328452846915584
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Tunnel Networks in Guerrilla War: From Cu Chi to Gaza

July 25th, 2014 No comments
A Gaza tunnel (Time)

There is nothing new under the sun, like the man said. Being in my 60s has its downside but it does mean I have a lot of memory for this blog that claims to put modern developments in “cultural and historical context,” as it says up top. So when I read that Israel is finding the tunnel system in Gaza rather more daunting than they expected,  for example:

“Gaza’s underground: A vast tunnel network that empowers Hamas (Al Jazeera)”

“Israel Surprised by Number, Sophistication of Gaza Tunnels” (Fox News)

and given that Al Jazeera and Fox News don’t often agree, even on the time of day, I suspect some fellow geezers of my generation will immediately think “Cu Chi.”

Gaza

Yet I’ve seen only one reference, in this BBC report, to the parallel.

During the Vietnam War, the National Liberation Front (Viet Cong) had a 75-mile long underground network of tunnels in the Cu Chi district outside Saigon; these contained command posts,and other facilities and provided an operational center for the Tet Offensive of 1968. Today the Cu Chi tunnels are a Vietnamese War Memorial, with tours available.

Cu Chi

If you look at the two photos you might see some similarities. If you’re a resistance force fighting an asymmetric war against a superior military force with air supremacy and greater firepower, might some Hamas strategists have studied the writings of Vo Nguyen Giap? (Who died less than a year ago at 102.)

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Comment on Night of Destiny in Palestine: A Third Uprising? by Searching1

July 25th, 2014 No comments

“: Night of Destiny in Palestine: A Third Uprising? – link to t.co link to t.co

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Comment on Night of Destiny in Palestine: A Third Uprising? by Nel

July 25th, 2014 No comments

In m estimation the most guilty entity in the ongoing Palestinian Genocide is American Professional Journalists working for the MSM. They know that they are COLLABORATORS. They know how propaganda, manufacturing of consent, works. They know that if the American public would be exposed to the horrors one sees in Internet sites, the American public would hit the ceiling and demand the USA Government would stop the barbaric killing.

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