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nzkiwi

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  • [1] August 1, 2014 at 11:19am

    Good post and good advice, Bio.

  • [3] August 1, 2014 at 11:09am

    I can, Tom.

    Why do you ask others to do your research for you? It’s not hard; just type “child suicide bombers” into Youtube – but I warn you that it makes harrowing viewing.

    Here’s a couple to get you started:

    This one is quite well known. Hamas strapped a bomb onto a 14 y.o. boy who, it turns out, was a bit slow mentally. Even so, he wanted to get the vest off.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jx8tqnnzpE

    This next one is an account from an aid worker detailing how hamas uses children from 10 to 16 as suicide bombers. The distress that she exhibits is as real as her story. It’s not all in english but it doesn’t need to be.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHkmCKMvnCY

    Do some further digging yourself, but I warn you that you won’t come out of it in the same serene state in which you began…

  • [4] August 1, 2014 at 2:48am

    While I’m about it, this short speech from Rep. Gowdy deserves special attention…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzZT9gW5gp8

  • [28] August 1, 2014 at 2:37am

    I like Rep. Gowdy as much as everyone else here.

    If you would like to watch a collection of Mr Gowdy’s “greatest hits” here it is:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkTSiLtu31o

    That’s part 1 of 5, the rest will come up in Youtube’s list of associated videos on the right hand side.

    Enjoy, my friends…

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  • [18] August 1, 2014 at 1:36am

    One needs to take claims of family deaths and pictures of funerals from Hamas with a very large dose of salt. They are often lying to manipulate public opinion.

    There are many examples of this and I’ve chosen this one as it includes a fake funeral.

    http://www.seconddraft.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=522:pallywood-qaccording-to-palestinian-sourcesq&catid=58:according-to-palestinians-sources&Itemid=159

    Perhaps there will be an award for the best fake propaganda clip soon…

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  • July 31, 2014 at 7:25pm

    All good here. I’m having an unexpected day off, so I’m on in real time, so to speak…

  • [3] July 31, 2014 at 7:20pm

    I don’t think that Mr Kerry, or anyone else for that matter, has anything to do with it, GAHX.

    I think that Hamas is running out of rockets and they need to replenish their armoury…

  • [1] July 31, 2014 at 6:43pm

    Darn!

    I thought I was being clever by using hyperlinks to reduce the word count. It didn’t work.

    Here is the link that relates to journalists:
    http://www.timesofisrael.com/hamas-threatening-journalists-in-gaza-who-expose-abuse-of-civilians/#!

    And here is an example of an attack on a journalist via social media.
    https://twitter.com/JohninJerusalem/status/491948431380738048

    So I double-posted anyway…

  • [2] July 31, 2014 at 6:36pm

    That was a good movie, Defcon.

    Mr Beck covered a bit of ground here and I’d like to address them all but I’ve double posted a bit lately and I don’t want to irritate the moderators. But let’s look at one thing that is receiving less attention than it should and enlarges on some Mr Beck’s comments.

    This is to do with the media side of this war, and how very important it’s becoming.

    Hamas knows that it has no hope of defeating Israel, and, as Mr Beck says, it is playing a different game. It intends to win the “media war”. Luckily they aren’t very sophisticated, but it’s worrying never-the-less.

    The idea is to play to the voters of Western nations who will put pressure on their politicians, and they, in turn, will put pressure on Israel. Unhappily for Hamas, a lot of journalists aren’t buying it, so they are resorting to less subtle tactics. If courageous journalists aren’t cowed by threats, and can’t be reached for “personal persuasion”, then a maelstrom of vitriol is directed at them via social media.

    There are two wars being fought here simultaneously. On one front is the old war, being fought with guns and rockets in Gaza and Israel. On the other front is the new war which is being fought right in front of us – on our computers.

    It’s unpredictable, but it seems to allow you and I to join in and make at least a tiny difference to the outcome.;;

  • [4] July 31, 2014 at 5:40pm

    All excellent points, Bio. I would love to hear Mr Bloomberg’s response.

    I thought the same thing, Taqoshi…

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  • [28] July 31, 2014 at 5:34pm

    I think the warning label was meant to be ironic, Texas.

    I know that this is a very serious subject, but I couldn’t help laughing at Liberty PA’s video. “WAAAHH! I’m sorry, I’m sorry”. For some reason that just cracked me up.

  • [24] July 28, 2014 at 4:31pm

    In New Zealand there is such a thing as provocation.

    Why are women in America not required to accept responsibility for their actions?

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  • [1] July 27, 2014 at 6:36pm

    Snow,

    Hamas used the last 12 hour truce to execute 27 Palestinians that were suspected of helping the Israelis locate tunnels.

    Then they blamed the deaths on the Israelis.

    It’s pointless trying to negotiate with these people.

    And by the way; that was brilliant, MK. You win the internet today!

  • [8] July 26, 2014 at 8:52am

    (cont.)

    The roughly 11 million illegal aliens cannot vote of course, but they have millions of friends. They also have millions of legal descendents.

    The continual fundraising by Mr Obama is undoubtedly to provide a war chest to protect Democratic control of the Senate. Without Sen Reid to protect him, the President stands at considerable risk of successful impeachment, and of having his initiatives, such as Obamacare negated.

    And he might also boast that he’ll have those Hispanics voting Democrat for the next 200 years.

    If he’s right, future demographics indicate thet the Republican party may not see the White House for a very long time…

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  • [38] July 26, 2014 at 8:50am

    I’ve been thinking about this. First, a bit of history (bear with me)…

    Prior to the 60s, the Republican party was considered to by African – Americans to be “their party” Indeed, the KKK was formed primarily to combat the upstart Republicans and then devolved into racial hatred.

    Then along came Lyndon Johnson. He is quoted as saying: “These N egroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference.”

    LBJ created the “war on poverty”. He introduced, among other things, food stamps, Medicare, and Medicaid. Free money and services.

    He then famously said to two Governors on Air Force One: “I’ll have those n—ers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.” This is according to author Ronald Kessler but it’s agreed by historians that it fits with LBJ’s views.

    President Obama is creating a situation which will align the Hispanic vote solidly behind the Democrats, even though the Latino outlook on life is far more in tune with the republicans.

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  • [4] July 24, 2014 at 1:37pm

    Yes it can, Gonzo.

    And there is no mention of the hospital the the Israelis set up on the border with the express intention of treating wounded Palestinian civilians – or the fact that Hamas shelled it.

    Or the fact that the Israelis treated two wounded Hamas terrorists in their hospital…

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  • [6] July 24, 2014 at 12:59pm

    No it isn’t, Indy.

    The UN Human Rights Council is the worst of the lot. Even Kofi Annan, no pillar of moral rectitude himself, complained that the UNHRC cast an unfavourable shadow over the UN as a whole.

    Here is the aforementioned Ms Pillay with her mealy-mouthed statement, followed by the head of UN Watch, Hillel Neuer, trying to set the record straight. Watch how he is treated by the assemblage. For those unfamiliar with this base organisation, it’s an eye-opener

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjW_H1ydFas

    Here is another clip, this time from Bill Whittle which makes the case for Israel quite eloquently…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg1IVjnRuXk

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  • July 21, 2014 at 7:37am

    To your second post; I agree, Snow.

    And there is some evidence that ordinary civilians in Gaza are getting pretty sick of Hamas. They can see 1.5 million arabs living harmoniously in Israel and prospering to boot. They see the generosity of the Isreli people supplying them aid on an almost daily basis. They see their own children placed at risk by a goup of savage ideologues who hold them in thrall at the end of a gun.

    I suspect that, if Israel manages to clear Hamas from Gaza, the majority of the civilian population will be in no mood to have them back…

  • [5] July 20, 2014 at 8:17pm

    “There is no compromise I can see in this issue.”

    No compromise is needed, my friend. Just let Israel clean the rat’s nest out. World opinion is increasingly behind them, so they should just go to it.

  • [7] July 20, 2014 at 7:38pm

    The Cairo peace proposal is the one that the israelis have agreed to abide by.

    As I’ve mentioned before, a UN brokered peace deal will only benefit Hamas because the UN is effectively dominated by the OIC.

    After a prolonged period of limited and deliuberately ineffective input into this crisis, for which they have been rightly criticised, the Obama administration and the UN are now tripping over themselves in their desperation to rescue Hamas.

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