I think if people fired rockets at your neighborhood on a regular basis, you would want your government to take some sort of action as well. Yet the rest of the world, let alone the arab world, never seems to see it that way. The Israelis have a lot of guts to live where they do. But, with this president, I don't know if they'll be able to hang on, espcially after Iran gets its nuclear bomb. And that WILL be soon, probably as soon as this year.
Strong words. Sounds like war. "Whatever action necessary." Hmmm, they have nukes. Too bad they won't get any support from our Muslim-in-Chief.
On this issue, Progressives tend to like politicians who give them more stuff. I'm sorry, but just like my fellow Americans, I wind up paying for that stuff.
Conservatives, like myself, tend to look for leaders, who exhibit a no-nonsense strength against our enemies, while on the economic side of things, tend to see Americans as a people who can handle their own affairs, without the cradle to grave government care, that Progressives, and those who follow them, are so fond of.
That's why we are drawn toward someone like Benjamin Netanyahu. We have had so many weak leaders in recent years, that we begin to long for another Reagan.
Netanyahu may not be the reincarnation of Reagan, but he's a damned sight better than what we have right now.
BiBi is The Man. Never seen such brass ones off of the movie screen. He is real life, baby. I would pay money to listen to him sit down and give his views on the world today.
I have heard it said, however, that the ME is a bit of a red herring(not sure I believe that), and is in place to distract the world(USA) from the bigger threats of Russia and China. We know Putin was promised greater flexibility, I wonder what China has been promised?
I prefer Benjamin... When I see him referred as Bibi I think of greasy Joe Biden and his sneaky performance during the most embarrassing debate any of us will have witnessed in our lifetime. He is an embarrassment to the US and to hear him act as if he is so admired for being so close with world leaders.
Forget about the Choom Rider from the Punahoe school. Mr I been to Harvard and his nomenclatura. Forget about the Useless Nations. Do what you gotta do. Kill Ham-a$$ early and often. Drive them into the sea.
I haven't heard anything from our elected officials today about this, have you? I heard that Allen West mentioned it yesterday, but I haven't heard anything else. Funny, that.
God- all mans creator will have the final say. it wont be pretty but he will take care of those that can see him as he is.
What has obama done to show his support for these terrorized people. He covers and blames a video for terrorist attachs on 9/11. And only can apologize after. This speech included obama but until I see the true message that obama will protect america and he hasnt show any form of protection for anyone but the greedy americans with their hand out for his vote I will not respect him in the role that he so called was elected for.
Personally, I think it’s a shame that he even needs to explain it.
Tell me about it, Scoop.
Understand why I cringe when I hear the sentence: "Israel has the right to defend herself"?
As if it could be questioned.
Maybe we can pass the hat around to buy zero a dictionary, so he can look up the words 'morality' and 'equivalence'. Plus 'civilization' and 'savagery'. They were missing from his many, many years of schooling. Can't think why.../s
G*d Bless Bibi. He is the right man for this time. Lord give him strength, peace, courage and wisdom, and bless all IDF with the same.
Agreed... so stinking sad that the media distorts this great man's words and the plight of the Israeli's.
But what about the poor Palestinians? That's a shame that the civilians are made to suffer... I hope they will be spared. But the attacks are coming from THAT side of the border and no sovereign nation would tolerate what Israel has been subjected to. Not one.
Israel has shown tremendous restraint and has bent over backwards for decades to maintain peace. And yet they are still attacked... on almost a daily basis. This evil must end.
Pray for God's love to intervene in further bloodshed.
The 'poor palestinians' do not exist, sober. They are arabs. They have had their own country for years: Jordan. They are paid with our tax dollars by our governments through UNRWA to perpetuate the myth of their victimhood and breed martyrs for their savagery. The majority of them in Gaza freely voted for Hamas while the others within Eretz Israel voted for a creature, Abbas, whose thesis at the University of Moscow denied the Holocaust.
They are fed and armed by us. And they are far from poor. Like Arafat, they have never missed a chance to hurt themselves . They are useful idiots for the Saudis to drive a wedge between the West and Israel, and that is why they would starve without our money. Not exactly a bargain is it, 50+ years after the return of Israel's homeland to the Jewish people.
Again, there are no poor palestinians, IMO. The best book to read on Israel and the arabs and the history of what is now Israel is "From Time Immemorial", by Joan Peters, an American who went there to write about the 'poor palestinians' and had her eyes opened to the truth. That truth is that Jews did not displace arabs, but the other way round, in pre-Israel Palestine.
No worries... no harm.
I actually embrace your point of view and passion towards Israel... I mispoke earlier. I appreciate your feedback and posts. We're cool. :)
Thank you for your kind words too. Much appreciated. :)
(that's right... you get double smiley faces!)
Can't like your reply, sober, because you didn't do bad or anything. Forgive me please if I came across too strongly. This subject really gets me, maybe you could tell :) I got that Joan Peters book right after 9/11/2001 and it opened my eyes a lot, and the rest of the research went on from there. Always supported Israel, Christian upbringing s'pose, but after that terrible attack I wanted to know more about the country and its people, and why the savages hate it so much. That's when I started to love Israel more.
So, to a person whose posts I respect a great deal, and always read, please accept my bad, if you will.
Another book recommendation, "Son of Hamas" by Mosab Hassan Yousef. He lived the life in the ME. Mosab Hassan Yousef protrays a sadly accurate picture of life in this "culture."
I read last night that the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas are like brothers..now if this is the case and Obama and Morsi are much the same..then what will happen next??? I feel for BB and Pray for the people of Israel..this is way too biblical for a grandma to think about...
How about if we keep Sarah, you give us Benjamin Netanyahu, and we'll give you Pelosi and Harry Reid. I'll even throw in Boehner.
Sarah is a bravo old sole. We are stuck here in the US with a president that for the most part stole the role. We are powerless as a people it seems. I pray to God at all times for God to take care of things as we know he can.
Well, then I hope he goes all the way, because he will have no help from this Communist Muslim who leads us right now. Bibi is on his own, except for the support he has among the American people.
Oh, I FULLY support him in what he's trying to do.
I just hope that our soldiers won't die for nothing this time (ie. that we won't have the same problem in one or two years or so). This has to stop.
It's 5:09 here, and though I would really like to elaborate, I have to go to bed. :)
But I will elaborate one day, because reality, regarding our leaders, is far less rosy than you think.
For instance, this situation you see now, is the result of a huge betrayal by one of our great leaders in 2005.
I will explain when we meet again here, G-d willing.
Take care, pal :)
I agree with you. When I think of the humiliation that Netanyahu has been through at Obama's hand, it makes me sick. I do believe it was difficult for him to continue to seek U.S. assistance. I could practically see it on his face, and I felt it with him. Somebody told me something once when I was requesting something of my boss, and I think it applies here. When someone has a responsibility to make a decision such as the one laid out above by Netanyahu, those of us who view it from the outside will never know all that the decider has to consider in making the decision; it will most certainly include information that we cannot know. So we simply have to turn the decision over mentally to the one who has to make it. We should not refrain, however, from making our wishes known regarding the decisions that are made. Once made, however, we should support our leaders, if possible. Good luck to you!
Israelicojones, you have had so many great leaders, whom we all admired. We seem to only produce them every twenty years or so.
You produce them every six months. I know you are constantly on a war status, but we envy you for that ability, to find people among you, who are willing to lead and to fight. That is what we as Americans, admire about the Israeli people.
That you always have another great leader, to replace the last one. Israel is always on defense. They don't have time to tolerate Idiots.
You are fighting an enemy bigger than you, so you have to be smarter, and quicker. Not unlike our own war for independence, all those many years ago.
Difference is, we have forgotten it. You are living it.
Sometimes, I wish we were like that. I think we would be a better country, for it, instead of the Nanny-state, cradle to grave life, that the Progressives and Communists have created for us, and that this current imposter, is asking us to accept.
It is good you are here. Please keep us posted on the internal politics of life in Israel.
I am sure what we get on the big screen, is not reality.
Apologies wholeheartedly accepted and thank you very much for them. :) This is a very noble gesture and I really appreciate it :).
I like Netanyahu a LOT. He's by far the best leader we had in ages.
When he's searching for the world's approval BEFORE he takes action to defend his people, not only it's weak, but it shouldn't happen because he was elected to do just that: protect his people.
When your population is under fire, you don't ask for nobody's approval to do what's right. This is what the post at TRS was showing and when you're under fire, it tends to be a bit irritating, to say the least.
The second thing which is problematic is that his Govt has clearly made known yesterday that it didn't want to topple Hamas.
As an Israeli I need an explanation over this: is there any good reason to spare Hamas? If there is one, he has to tell me/us which it is.
But now the game has changed:
These morons bombed Tel-Aviv. You cannot imagine how much it changes everything. Now he has to launch a full fledge war. And I think HE WILL HAVE TO topple Hamas at the end of the day, because he doesn't want this precedent (bombing Tel-Aviv) to hold.
If he doesn't go all the way, he will lose power in January, bet on it. Because whether on the right or on the left, I don't see Israelis ever admitting that the economic center of their country is going to live under the fire of these savages.
Now I repeat, I like him very very much. He's a good guy. But he doesn't need to manage this problem, he has to solve it.
G-d keep our soldiers safe.
Israeli, my apologies. I mean that sincerely.
Please tell me why you, or the Israeli people, do not like your Prime Minister. I guess we view him differently here in America.
Having the leader we have, he seems to be an attractive alternative.
This tyranny will fall.
And Sarah - but only if America deserves it - will have her day.
And on that day, she will worth 10 Netanyahus.
Spoken like a true leader. Makes you feel good just to see him speak. Can't help thinking what it would be like to have a man like that, leading our country. If only.
It looks like Israel will have to "remove" the Hamas- and Fatah-Leadership and take care of the widows and children. 1 Million Palestinian Arabs are already living, going to school and working in Israel. I am sure that the "refugees" who are forced to live in camps to instigate hatred against Jews would love to finally live in peace, if it wasn't for the terrorists who are at the same time the so called leaders like Mahmoud Abbas.
The problem is that Abbas is Sunni, Obama is Sunni, Erdogan is Sunni and Morsi is Sunni. All are "brothers" against Israel.
Golda Meir once said: Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.
so then clearly no peace is coming. this is a sadness and yet...
the imminent return of our lord & savior can't happen soon enough
then there will be peace!
It seems that will never happen. They use their kids as chicken fodder in that culture and celebrate, get financial compensated, and turned into heroes for being suicide bombers.