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Posted: May 9, 2024 - 7:03pm

"Death to the UN"

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Posted: May 9, 2024 - 2:40pm

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Another way to look at this is that Hamas is not finished off because of this so that will ensure that the conflict will continue.

Gotta kill more Jews so that the body counts are more even.

I'm thinking that Biden is doing Iran's bidding and also caving into the Squad and the radical left wing of the dems for the purposes of getting re elected.

Just look at how Biden is doing nothing with the pro Hamas demonstrations.  The people funding the demonstrators are also big Biden donors.


Too simplistic and stereotypical 'explanation.'  Absolutism will not solve this. Neither will an unconditional You-May-Slaughter-Innocents  obscene loyalty. If my best friend killed an innocent over a sin done to him by another, and claimed 'justice,' I would abandon that relationship immediately. 
"Gotta kill more Jews"  "doing Iran's bidding"  "Caving into the Squad" and the "Radical Left wing of the dems" .....
The predictability of the 'usual' cast of characters in this faux spews fairy tale reads like a sitcom. 

Unless you're into King Cantaloupe and his invisible accordion getting us involved into one of these conflicts by a slur on Retch Social. 

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Posted: May 9, 2024 - 12:08pm


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Posted: May 9, 2024 - 9:44am

And slashing tires of trucks at another crossing with the same impunity...

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Posted: May 9, 2024 - 9:00am

Just talk


Meanwhile:

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Posted: May 9, 2024 - 7:56am

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“Surprise” indeed. Trying to reframe it so there’s a problem with the US negotiating team/person.
Exactly. Blinken and Biden have been saying this for months; Israel just wouldn't believe it. Eisenhower, Reagan, Bush II all slowed or blocked weapons and funding to Israel for disagreeing with their behavior.
 
Another way to look at this is that Hamas is not finished off because of this so that will ensure that the conflict will continue.

Gotta kill more Jews so that the body counts are more even.

I'm thinking that Biden is doing Iran's bidding and also caving into the Squad and the radical left wing of the dems for the purposes of getting re elected.

Just look at how Biden is doing nothing with the pro Hamas demonstrations.  The people funding the demonstrators are also big Biden donors.
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Posted: May 9, 2024 - 7:37am

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“Surprise” indeed. Trying to reframe it so there’s a problem with the US negotiating team/person.


Exactly. Blinken and Biden have been saying this for months; Israel just wouldn't believe it. Eisenhower, Reagan, Bush II all slowed or blocked weapons and funding to Israel for disagreeing with their behavior.
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Posted: May 9, 2024 - 7:21am

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TEL AVIV — Israel is recalibrating the next steps of its war against Hamas following warnings by President Biden that the United States will cut off offensive weapons shipments if the Israeli military advances into Rafah, the southern Gazan city that is harboring more than 1 million Palestinians.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has yet to respond to Biden’s unprecedented policy shift. But Yaakov Amidror, a former national security adviser to Netanyahu, said that “the surprise” of the warning has caught Israel off guard and will compel the war cabinet to reconsider whether and how it will enter Rafah — “if it will bear the consequence of going in without American support, or if it will stop the operation, which will allow Hamas to be unharmed in the area.”

The public rupture, which included Biden’s assertion that civilians have been killed by the U.S.-made munitions supplied to Israel, comes after months of disagreement between the two countries over Israel’s conduct in the war, and as cease-fire negotiations between Israel and Hamas in Cairo teeter toward collapse.
Washington Post 5/9/24




“Surprise” indeed. Trying to reframe it so there’s a problem with the US negotiating team/person.
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Posted: May 9, 2024 - 6:50am

TEL AVIV — Israel is recalibrating the next steps of its war against Hamas following warnings by President Biden that the United States will cut off offensive weapons shipments if the Israeli military advances into Rafah, the southern Gazan city that is harboring more than 1 million Palestinians.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has yet to respond to Biden’s unprecedented policy shift. But Yaakov Amidror, a former national security adviser to Netanyahu, said that “the surprise” of the warning has caught Israel off guard and will compel the war cabinet to reconsider whether and how it will enter Rafah — “if it will bear the consequence of going in without American support, or if it will stop the operation, which will allow Hamas to be unharmed in the area.”

The public rupture, which included Biden’s assertion that civilians have been killed by the U.S.-made munitions supplied to Israel, comes after months of disagreement between the two countries over Israel’s conduct in the war, and as cease-fire negotiations between Israel and Hamas in Cairo teeter toward collapse.
Washington Post 5/9/24


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Posted: May 8, 2024 - 10:07am

Noam Chomsky: A Middle East Peace That Could Happen (But Won’t)
The basic principles for peace have been accepted by virtually the entire world, while the US and Israel have been acting in tandem to extend and deepen Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands.
The fact that the Israel-Palestine conflict grinds on without resolution might appear to be rather strange. For many of the world’s conflicts, it is difficult even to conjure up a feasible settlement. In this case, it is not only possible, but there is near universal agreement on its basic contours: a two-state settlement along the internationally recognized (pre-June 1967) borders — with “minor and mutual modifications,” to adopt official U.S. terminology before Washington departed from the international community in the mid-1970s.

The basic principles have been accepted by virtually the entire world, including the Arab states (who go on to call for full normalization of relations), the Organization of Islamic States (including Iran), and relevant non-state actors (including Hamas). A settlement along these lines was first proposed at the U.N. Security Council in January 1976 by the major Arab states. Israel refused to attend the session. The U.S. vetoed the resolution, and did so again in 1980. The record at the General Assembly since is similar.

There was one important and revealing break in U.S.-Israeli rejectionism. After the failed Camp David agreements in 2000, President Clinton recognized that the terms he and Israel had proposed were unacceptable to any Palestinians. That December, he proposed his “parameters”: imprecise, but more forthcoming. He then stated that both sides had accepted the parameters, while expressing reservations.

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators met in Taba, Egypt, in January 2001 to resolve the differences and were making considerable progress. In their final press conference, they reported that, with a little more time, they could probably have reached full agreement. Israel called off the negotiations prematurely, however, and official progress then terminated, though informal discussions at a high level continued leading to the Geneva Accord, rejected by Israel and ignored by the U.S.

A good deal has happened since, but a settlement along those lines is still not out of reach — if, of course, Washington is once again willing to accept it. Unfortunately, there is little sign of that.

Substantial mythology has been created about the entire record, but the basic facts are clear enough and quite well documented.

The U.S. and Israel have been acting in tandem to extend and deepen the occupation. In 2005, recognizing that it was pointless to subsidize a few thousand Israeli settlers in Gaza, who were appropriating substantial resources and protected by a large part of the Israeli army, the government of Ariel Sharon decided to move them to the much more valuable West Bank and Golan Heights.(...)

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Posted: May 7, 2024 - 10:54am

Israel Commits to Limit Rafah Operation, Grant Control of Crossing With Egypt to Private U.S. Firm
Prior to the ground invasion of Rafah, Israel made it clear in talks that the operation's objective is to exert pressure on Hamas in the hostage negotiations and to harm the crossing's reputation as a symbol of Hamas power
The US gives Israel $1.2B for giant laser beam weapon

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Posted: May 5, 2024 - 4:02pm

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Won't be long before it will be shut down here, too.

RT, Sputnik, and TASS are already being forbidden in the home of the free Germans... I'm spitting out as my government thinks they need to censor what I can read. "Democracy" is what it's all about, you know...
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Posted: May 5, 2024 - 3:51pm

Israel shuts down local Al Jazeera offices in ‘dark day for the media’
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Posted: May 5, 2024 - 1:02pm

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Netanyahu Hoped Hamas Would Reject the Cease-fire Offer. When It Didn't, He Turned to Sabotage
Israel's criminal defendant prime minister, more focused on saving his incompetent far-right government than saving the hostages who have spent seven months trapped in Gaza, is doing everything he can to torpedo Israel's last and best chance at bringing the hostages home

Haaretz have been highly critical of Bibi from the get go. Sometimes, their articles have been blown out of proportion, or just hot air. Just like one of their first reports on Oct. 7, 2023 when they said that Netanyahu knew it all along but let it happen anyway to conserve his leadership position.
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Posted: May 5, 2024 - 12:33pm

Netanyahu Hoped Hamas Would Reject the Cease-fire Offer. When It Didn't, He Turned to Sabotage
Israel's criminal defendant prime minister, more focused on saving his incompetent far-right government than saving the hostages who have spent seven months trapped in Gaza, is doing everything he can to torpedo Israel's last and best chance at bringing the hostages home
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Posted: May 5, 2024 - 8:29am

Queen Rania of Jordan: ‘What’s happening in Gaza today… is a war crime’ I EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Queen Rania addresses the land grabs in the West Bank among a host of other issues. 

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Posted: May 4, 2024 - 9:26am

Report: Hamas Accepts Gaza Cease-fire Deal; Israeli Officials Reject Prospect of War Ending
According to the report, Hamas was guaranteed by the U.S. for a full Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and that Israeli forces will not continue fighting once the hostages are released ■ An Israeli official told Haaretz that 'Israel will, under no circumstances, agree to end the war as part of a deal' and is determined to enter Rafah
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Posted: May 3, 2024 - 12:32pm


And a six month ban from campus.
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