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Originally posted by buddha
suddenly Anon has the power to shout down lots of sites.
SO! why have they not use'd this against america?
voting fraud, zero all the ballets. like BP?
The Israeli incursion into the Gaza Strip that began in late December has focused the world’s attention on the conflict between the Jewish state and the armed cadres of the Palestinian terror faction Hamas. Yet the media coverage has, for the most part, failed to provide an accurate picture of the larger geopolitical confrontation in Gaza. The conflict is viewed as simply another battle in the ongoing war between Israel and the Palestinians. But in fact, the Israelis found it necessary to move against Hamas in part due to the machinations of an outside player that has long fomented discord and civil war within the Palestinian population for its own ends. That outside actor is Iran.
The predicate of Jerusalem’s decision to move against Hamas targets was the decisive outcome of the 2007 Palestinian civil war that left the Islamist group in control of Gaza, one of the two territories under Palestinian management. The other territory, the West Bank, is under the shaky authority of Fatah, the faction directed by Yasser Arafat for 30 years before his death in 2004. Now under the leadership of Mahmoud Abbas, Fatah is the dominant force within the Palestinian Authority, the official governing body of the aspirational Palestinian state. But Abbas has no power or authority in Gaza, which is now a Hamas fiefdom.
The Palestinians in Gaza are the chief victims of Hamas’s decision in December to provoke more bloodshed by raining rockets on southern Israel following a loosely observed six-month ceasefire
Originally posted by detachedindividual
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by MasonicFantom
Like I said.. some of us watched that, on the day it was happening as a live feed from the Territories. You would like to claim it was something else or out of context or simply mistaken. Fine.... I'd expect nothing less. What CAN be said in defense of that display of obscene hate? It wasn't just one video. It was numerous reports. I FOUND that one video as something representative of the direct personal memory I have and will never forget of what I did watch. To each their own though and the hate I watched on news reports that day carries almost unbroken to this day. Numerous threads across the site in the last few days show it. Beyond question.
So on the one hand you claim that everything in defence of the Palestinians is Hamas propaganda, and you refuse the idea of Israel or your own media using propaganda too?
Wow, that's some seriously biased ignorance you got going on there!
I guess Israel bombing international media in Gaza is just Hamas propaganda too? I guess the use of WP (something the UN condemned) was just propaganda? The reports of hospitals running out of basic vital supplies in Gaza is just propaganda too?
Just as others call me biased against Israel, you are seriously biased against the Muslim people of any region. I'm seeing many of those who jump into the anti-Islam threads jumping into these threads too to spout their BS.
I think in a lot of cases the defense of Israel is simply driven by an irrational hatred of Islam.
In 1979, when Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini succeeded in ousting the Shah from power and launched Iran’s Islamic Revolution, Khomeini had Fatah leader Yasir Arafat to thank, at least in part. While Khomeini was still in exile in France, Arafat’s Lebanon-based guerrilla network, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), aided his cause by providing military training and weapons. Indeed, the first members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which is now the elite military force under whose auspices the country’s nuclear program is being managed, were recipients of Arafat’s largesse. In a show of appreciation for Arafat’s support, Khomeini closed the Israeli embassy in Tehran, handed the keys over to Arafat, and flew a Palestinian flag overhead. The building became an official PLO entity, complete with an ambassador
One of the factors contributing to Arafat’s decision to embrace negotiations after decades of launching terrorist attacks against the Jewish state was the outbreak in 1987 of the first intifada, the violent Palestinian resistance effort in the territories held by the Jewish state. At the time, Arafat was based in Tunisia, to which he had been exiled after being ousted from his perch in Lebanon in 1982. As the uprising spread, he ordered Palestinians loyalists in the territories to take control of the broad spectrum of groups comprising the Unified National Leadership of the Uprising. But he found himself unable to manage the situation from a distance of 1,500 miles. Members of the Palestinian Muslim Brotherhood created a breakaway organization called Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiyya (Islamic Resistance Movement), whose acronym was Hamas.
Egypt Sides With Hamas, Rockets Launched From Sinai Crash Into Israel: #savage Hamas Prime Minister Leads Gaza crowds in chants of "Long Live Egypt"
Again, I warned of this very thing back in January 2011 when Obama was assisting in the ouster of long time ally, Hosni Mubarak in order to make way for Muslim Brotherhood rule.
Was it just oversight on your part
whats the ratio of palestinian civilian deaths to israeli deaths?