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‘They Can Go to Hell and Hide There’ replies
Posted by FormerDem 12/1/2023 9:18:00 PM Post Reply
For nearly a generation, media owned by Qatar and Iran have tag-teamed with Hamas to paint a false picture of ideological uniformity across Gaza. While Hamas quashed opposition to their rule, Al Jazeera and other mouthpieces platformed the terror group’s leaders and shills. Take the example of this wounded elderly man at Gaza’s al-Shifa Hospital. When he complained to Al Jazeera last week that Hamas fighters were hiding among the patients—“They can go to hell and hide there,” he said—the reporter immediately turned his back on the man. Why not let him talk?
Reports: Senior IDF officer dismissed
pre-Oct. 7 intel on Hamas invasion as ‘fantasy’
Posted by FormerDem 11/23/2023 10:52:36 PM Post Reply
Two lower level officers in IDF’s elite intelligence Unit 8200 outlined a mass invasion one month before onslaught; top officers also waved off manual showing plans for onslaught [...] The manual also described a strategy to lull Israel into complacency by holding negotiations for some form of long-term arrangement with Hamas, while at the same time staging frequent drills and carrying out small security incidents on the border on Saturdays and Jewish holidays to lull the IDF into a false sense of security when Hamas forces turned up en masse at the border fence.
Surveillance soldiers charge sexism a
factor in their Oct. 7 warnings being ignored
Posted by FormerDem 11/19/2023 10:12:22 AM Post Reply
Senior commanders refused to heed the warnings of the young female surveillance soldiers tasked with watching the Gaza border in the weeks before the brutal Hamas massacre on October 7, and the soldiers believe sexism was a factor in their being ignored, according to a Friday report. Rather than hide its plans for the attack, the Hamas terror group was training in plain sight. Soldiers in the Border Defense Corps who raised the alarm told the Haaretz daily (Hebrew) they believe sexism played a part in the fact that they were not heeded. “It’s a unit made up entirely of young girls and young female commanders,” an unnamed soldier said.
Bahrain crown prince blasts ‘intolerable’
situation in Gaza, demands Hamas release hostages
Posted by FormerDem 11/17/2023 4:24:56 PM Post Reply
Bahrain’s Crown Prince and Prime Minister Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa blasts the “intolerable” situation in Gaza and calls on Hamas to immediately release the roughly 240 hostages held in the enclave. “I don’t think any Arab leader has called on Hamas to do this…So it is a time for straight talking,” Khalifa says ahead of the annual Manama Dialogue security summit. He proposes Israel release the non-combatant female and teenage captives currently in its jails in exchange for the hostages in Gaza.
IDF: Hamas blocked 300 liters of Israel-supplied
fuel from reaching Shifa Hospital
Posted by FormerDem 11/12/2023 12:46:19 PM Post Reply
The Israel Defense Forces says it supplied 300 liters of fuel for “urgent medical purposes” at Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, but Hamas prevented the medical center from receiving it. Early this morning, troops placed the jerrycans near the hospital, as had been coordinated in advance with officials at Shifa. It says that later, “the IDF received evidence that Hamas officials prevented the hospital from receiving the fuel.” The military publishes a call between an IDF officer and a senior Gazan health official, who says that Yousef Abu-Al Rish, the deputy health minister in Gaza, forbade the hospital from receiving the fuel.
Four Bedouin drove from Rahat to evacuate
their cousin in Be’eri; they rescued dozens
Posted by FormerDem 11/11/2023 6:28:40 PM Post Reply
Four Bedouin men from Rahat saved dozens of Israeli lives on October 7 while deployed by their uncle to evacuate his son Hisham from Kibbutz Be’eri. As described by Ismail Alqrinawi in an intense 7-minute video produced by the coexistence organization Have You Seen the Horizon Lately, his uncle pointed at his nephews at about 6:45 that Saturday morning and said, “You four, you’re going to bring back my boy.” They immediately got in a jeep and began what normally was a half-hour trip — but this one was amid the Hamas onslaught that killed 1,400 people, mostly civilians, throughout the area and decimated the kibbutz’s population.
Next pandemic deemed the 'Big One' could
be the most contagious and deadliest disease
known to humanity, scientists warn
Posted by FormerDem 11/4/2023 7:40:11 PM Post Reply
The next pandemic, dubbed the 'Big One,' could be 'simmering in the background,' waiting to unleash the most contagious and deadliest diseases known to humanity. The paramyxovirus family has over 75 viruses, including mumps, measles and respiratory tract infections, and was added to the list of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' pandemic pathogens to watch in October. One of the viruses, the Nipah virus, can infect cells with receptors that regulate what gets in or out of cells that line the central nervous system and vital organs
Can Israel take out the tunnels that Hamas
uses to move its fighters and weapons?
Posted by FormerDem 10/14/2023 2:45:47 PM Post Reply
Israel’s air force is getting more U.S.-made bombs to help it destroy the labyrinth of tunnels used by Hamas militants in Gaza to conceal weapons, fighters and hostages. In the aftermath of Hamas’ surprise attack across Israel’s southern border on Oct. 7, Israel has carried out a relentless bombardment of Gaza to try to take out Hamas’ weapons stockpiles and its vast tunnel system. But Israeli ground forces likely will be needed to clear out the tunnel network known as “Gaza’s Metro,” according to former U.S. officials and military officers.
Israel Orders ‘Complete
Siege’ of Gaza Strip Following Hamas
Terror Attack
Posted by FormerDem 10/9/2023 2:52:31 PM Post Reply
Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant has approved a “complete siege” of the Gaza strip following Hamas’s massive terror attack on the Jewish state, which has killed over 900 people and wounded 2,500 more, according to reports. State Department spokesman Matt Miller has confirmed the death of nine U.S. citizens. There are over 100 hostages being held in Gaza by Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, according to the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office. In response to the attack, the Israeli Airforce has struck at least 1,000 terror targets in Gaza. Iran reportedly assisted in the planning and approval of the attack.
Over 100 Ohio Black pastors sign letter
opposing measure enshrining abortion in
constitution: 'Moral issue'
Posted by FormerDem 10/5/2023 1:42:08 PM Post Reply
A bipartisan group of Black pastors in Ohio released a letter Tuesday calling on voters to oppose a November measure that would enshrine abortion access in the state Constitution and specifically pointed to the negative impact they say abortion has had on the Black community. "As Black faith and community leaders across Ohio who are called to care for God’s people, we urge our fellow Christians, the Black community, and all Ohioans who believe in the inherent value of every person to vote NO on Issue 1 this November," the open letter, signed by more than 100 Black faith leaders, states.
Democrats Have Become The Party Of Authoritarianism.
They Only Understand Power
Posted by FormerDem 9/27/2023 8:50:06 AM Post Reply
The left isn’t bothered by blatant hypocrisy and injustice. So long as they have power, they’re fine with it. Perhaps you saw the news last week that two women in their 70s, Jean Marshall and Joan Bell, are each facing up to 11 years in federal prison for blocking the entrance to an abortion clinic in 2020. You might have also seen, a few weeks earlier, that a 42-year-old North Dakota man who ran over and killed an 18-year-old kid for being a Republican was sentenced to just five years in prison on a manslaughter charge
The 'Dump Joe' bandwagon
is now rolling so fast even deluded Democrats
are jumping on board
Posted by FormerDem 9/16/2023 11:45:35 AM Post Reply
A certain conventional wisdom about the 2024 presidential race has dominated political discourse for much of this year: Donald Trump is unstoppable when it comes to winning the Republican nomination but cannot hope to retake the White House come the general election. What endears him to his party’s base repels the independent and moderate voters he needs to win the presidency. So, Joe Biden is clear favorite to be elected for a second term. That conventional wisdom is now smashed to smithereens – and not in a good way, for those who don’t want to see Trump back in the Oval Office.