Yesterday, the IDF did something innovative: it opened a channel on YouTube and posted videos to it that help explain why Israel is fighting Hamas. The site hosted about a dozen videos showing things like Israeli humanitarian aid deliveries to Gaza and airstrikes that prevented terrorists from firing rockets at Israeli civilians.
This was apparently too much for YouTube, which moments ago removed several videos from the IDF’s channel, including the most-watched video, which showed a group of Hamas goons being blown up in an air strike as they loaded Katyusha missiles onto a truck. The point of such footage, as if it needed to be said, is not to revel in violence — it is to show the legitimacy of Israeli self-defense.
The rank double-standard that YouTube has applied to Israel is disturbing. YouTube hosts all manner of similar footage — much of it far more gory than the grainy infrared images posted by the IDF — of U.S. air strikes. Why is YouTube capitulating to those who do not wish for Israel to be able to tell its side of the story?
Israel responded in a serious way Saturday to Hamas and the on going rocket attacks launched from Gaza.
The IAF executed over 170 sorties against 60 targets, reportedly killing over 200 and wounding hundreds of others. Most of the casualties are Hamas terrorists, according to both IDF and Arab journalistic sources.
The last I read at least 220 people had died.
The same article as above noted that over 100 tons of ordinance were dropped on Gaza by mid-afternoon Saturday.
Condemnation came fast and furious from world leaders and media outlets, strangely enough many world leaders and media outlets had nary a word to say while Hamas threw rocket after rocket into Israel.
Okay, so that isn’t actually strange at all, rather it is the norm. So normal is it that when Israel is attacked we can hear a pin drop, conversely the verbal attacks against Israel for defending itself a person can’t hear themselves think.
The condemnation of Israel is such a given that it is not something I would normally take the time to comment about here and I would not have broken that trend were it not for an article I came across in Telegraph.
The attack on the Gaza strip is proof that Israel is addicted to violence. Slaughtering 155 civilians, many of whom are women and children, can not be justified.
Every nation state has the right to defend itself against terrorism and wanton aggresion but this attack is both disgraceful and disproportionate, and Israel, a nation which has endured much suffering in its relatively short history, should recognise this.
The word “disproportionate” stands out to me like a sore thumb.
The word is a media trick. To not respond as Israel has would assure them, as their experience has taught them, a war of attrition. The purpose is to bring an end to the threat at their door and ensure that an amount of time of infrastructure rebuilding for Hamas.
To simply use enough force to end the threat you face today assures that the attacks will resume tomorrow.
The whole of the article attempts to give the idea that the response by Israel is not measured but if we consider the first article I linked to it is plain that the response is very measured.
“100 tons of ordinance were dropped on Gaza”.
100 tons, 220 dead.
A measured attack targeting only Hamas compounds and other known structures used by Hamas, yes some of those structures being homes.
The restraint shown is obvious.
Israel could, with very little effort, obliterate and very nearly blot out the whole of Gaza.
When considering the number of deaths, which is sure to rise, consider the fact that Hamas very purposely use the citizenry as cover knowing very well that any attack against the organization will cause the death of innocent persons and increase the anger around the Arab world as well as the sympathies and outrage of the ignorant.
Some Palestinians were even phoned by Israel and told that their homes were targeted and that they should leave.
Homes were targeted only because of known Hamas activity against Israel within the home.
The best response, the most responsible response by Israel for it’s citizens would be to once again take possession of the Gaza Strip.
The Arab nations and the terrorist organizations within them have made no bones of the fact that they will never give Israel peace under any circumstance. Israel can give in to every single demand of the so called Palestinians and so long as the nation of Israel exists in some form, then Israel still would not know peace.
Some have stated that even if the nation of Israel did cease to exist even that would not be good enough, for those people so long as one Jew remains alive then their war against Jews would continue.
Let us also forget that the U.N. partitioned the British mandate territories in 1947, there could be right now a Palestinian state and Jerusalem would have been separate from both a Israeli and Palestinian state functioning as an ‘international’ city.
The Jews accepted the plan, the Palestinians reject it and choose war instead.
The Palestinians are now considered refuges, well if they are then they are refuges of their own making and remain so by their own choice. The PLO and Hamas as well as the rest of the Arab world, care far less about the Palestinian people than they do about the destruction of Israel.
Their hatred of the Jewish people is to blame for the present situation. They are the cause of their own suffering yet too full of hatred for the Jew and too full of pride to do anything about it.
The Palestinian leadership and their allies have no interest in peace with Israel and never will and that is just the plain fact of it.
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Can’t we get one dang day a year without some group of dirt eating tree huggers spewing their Al Gore gospel at us!?
I understand the following was meant for Australians but it still is highly annoying.
SCIENTISTS have warned that Christmas lights are bad for the planet due to huge electricity waste and urged people to get energy efficient festive bulbs.
CSIRO researchers said householders should know that each bulb turned on in the name of Christmas will increase emissions of greenhouse gases.
I don’t even put up lights except on our Christmas tree, next year I’m decking out the whole dang house.
Can you not be a bunch of green meanies for one friggin day?
When I think “Peace on earth”, I think of the following:
Luke 2:14 (KJV) Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
I do not think of man uniting out of their own motivation for love of peace, mostly because in reality flawed man is not motivated towards love and peace.
I do not think of the United Nation ushering in peace by way of their enlightened sanctions and idle threats.
When I think of peace on earth I most certainly do not think of the following:
The event in question, which was scheduled to take place on “International Orgasm Day,” aimed to bring together some 250 participants seeking to promote world peace through multiple orgasms reached by masturbation or sex.
The orgy was organized by the Raelian movement, a UFO religion whose followers believe humankind was created by aliens. The group’s spokesman, Kobi Drori, said that the orgy was meant to include straights, gays, lesbians and bisexuals, all of them over 18.
“The purpose of the event was to try and bring world peace through mass orgasm, this by experiencing consensual sex and natural, uninterrupted pleasure. It was important to make love without feeling guilty or shy,” he explained.
That may well be some of the craziest stuff I have ever heard.
It may well be some of the most disgusting I’ve heard.
I thought this kind of crap died when the hippies grew up…
Oh, that’s right, most of them did not grow up.
Most finally washed their hair, got a hair cut, bought a suit but kept their ideals, clung to utopia in the back of their pot and acid pocked minds, and took a job with the man. Living in appearance one way while making lame excuses for it and thinking in a whole other way. Passing their new modernized, yuppified hippy think onto their children.
Today’s world is the recipient of the stupidity of the counter culture that never died, and we are so much the worse for it. I pray the coming generation has the will and ability to put it out of it’s misery.
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I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord
From the Peoples Republic of Boulder comes the following:
The city of Boulder asked for $6 million to "...[p]rovide funding to convert 60 hybrid electric vehicles to Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles with Vehicle to Grid technology. The cars are part of the City of Boulder, Boulder County, and the University of Colorado fleets." The retrofit of each vehicle, therefore, would cost $100-thousand dollars a piece.
In case you missed it, that is one hundred thousand dollars per car.
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