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US: Israel Must Do Whatever Necessary to Protect Itself
Arutz Sheva - IsraelNationalnews ^ | 7/12/6

Posted on 07/12/2006 8:15:33 AM PDT by SmithL

The Bush administration said Wednesday afternoon that “Israel must do whatever necessary to protect itself.”

The terse response came in the wake of an IDF incursion into south Lebanon following multiple attacks by Hizbullah terrorists on northern Israeli communities and soldiers. Two soldiers were kidnapped and three were killed in the early morning attacks.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2006israelwar; hezbollah; israel; warmongers
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Say it like you mean it.
1 posted on 07/12/2006 8:15:34 AM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

wow no talk of restraint ? Im stunned


2 posted on 07/12/2006 8:17:35 AM PDT by ElisabethInCincy
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To: SmithL

THIS is an improvement.

Somebody in the State Department apparently has gotten the message - FINALLY.


3 posted on 07/12/2006 8:18:09 AM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: SmithL

I hope Iran heard this clearly.


4 posted on 07/12/2006 8:18:17 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: SmithL

Sounds to me like he has.


5 posted on 07/12/2006 8:18:18 AM PDT by livius
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To: SmithL

Well now! The gloves are off baby.


6 posted on 07/12/2006 8:18:39 AM PDT by Constitution Day (HeadOn.ApplyDirectlyToTheForehead.HeadOn.ApplyDirectlyToTheForehead.HeadOn.)
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To: SmithL
Say it like you mean it.

QFT

7 posted on 07/12/2006 8:18:58 AM PDT by Begin (Mister, we could use a man like Ronald Reagan again.)
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To: SmithL

Sounds like the simmering in the Middle East is quickly approaching the boiling point.


8 posted on 07/12/2006 8:19:35 AM PDT by marvlus
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To: SmithL

Withdrawl is a sign of weakness in the eyes of the islamo-fascist.


9 posted on 07/12/2006 8:19:37 AM PDT by SunKingMCD
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To: SmithL

That is the right response. I am glad to hear it.


10 posted on 07/12/2006 8:23:19 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: SmithL
The Bush administration said Wednesday afternoon that “Israel must do whatever necessary to protect itself.”

It's about g*dd**m time!!!

Let's hope the striped-pants crowd at Foggy Bottom has got the message, too, and avoids use of the words 'restraint' and 'Israel' in the same sentence when speaking to the press.

11 posted on 07/12/2006 8:25:35 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: SunKingMCD

Israel needs to continue the push forward. They have a history of exchanging captives for prisoners at a rate of 1:200. The need to crack down on Hezbollah big time, but expect something from Syria as well if this escalates further; however, Syria and Iran know that they are on thin ice with the U.S., so this could deter active involvement.


12 posted on 07/12/2006 8:27:43 AM PDT by dynamite98
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To: SmithL

Terrific. Put the islamokazis on notice.


13 posted on 07/12/2006 8:28:08 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: SmithL
As to the claim by the Hizbullah that is will strengthen negotiation in Gaza, they made a serious mistake in judgment.
14 posted on 07/12/2006 8:28:36 AM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the job of the media.)
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To: Pox

Ahem.


15 posted on 07/12/2006 8:29:17 AM PDT by rintense
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To: SunKingMCD

Israel needs to continue the push forward. They have a history of exchanging captives for prisoners at a rate of 1:200. The need to crack down on Hezbollah big time, but expect something from Syria as well if this escalates further; however, Syria and Iran know that they are on thin ice with the U.S., so this could deter active involvement.


16 posted on 07/12/2006 8:29:36 AM PDT by dynamite98
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To: ZULU
Somebody in the State Department apparently has gotten the message - FINALLY.

They either "got the message" or they got the BOOT. Knowing "State", I'd hope it was the latter -- to the crotch. Yeesh, if there were ever a department that was in need of some bowl cleaner...

17 posted on 07/12/2006 8:30:01 AM PDT by HKMk23 (Neo too)
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To: ElisabethInCincy

John Thune this morning said that he hopes that there will be "restraint". Dumb statement...


18 posted on 07/12/2006 8:31:02 AM PDT by sofaman ("Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth." Franklin D. Roosevelt)
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To: SmithL

Excellent! Israel's off the leash and taking care of business.


19 posted on 07/12/2006 8:32:25 AM PDT by hershey
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To: hershey

Israel's IDF chief threatened to bomb Lebanon back 20 years...while they're about it, they might want to do the same thing in Syria and Iran. Their fingerprints are all over this...


20 posted on 07/12/2006 8:34:00 AM PDT by sofaman ("Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth." Franklin D. Roosevelt)
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To: SmithL

Hamas and Fatah were about to get into a civil war and then the soldier gets kidnapped. Methink the enemy is very very stupid at creating an economy/govt but very very good at political power plays. Now Fatah and Hamas are hand in hand united against the common enemy. Israel's being played.


21 posted on 07/12/2006 8:34:22 AM PDT by kinghorse
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To: SmithL

Excellent! Couldn't agree more.


22 posted on 07/12/2006 8:34:24 AM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: SmithL

Finally! The coming all-out battle between the Israelis and the Palestinians et al. is long overdue, in my estimation. Is this the flashpoint for an all-out world conflict (dare I say WW-III)? The stars seem to to be aligning in that direction.


23 posted on 07/12/2006 8:36:12 AM PDT by piperpilot
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To: HKMk23

We're assuming this statement originated from the State Department, but the article doesn't say. It might have come directly from the White House.


24 posted on 07/12/2006 8:38:30 AM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: kinghorse

No, the enemy is just plain stupid. If it weren't for all the handwringers and Wahabi sock puppets telling Israel for decades to "exercise restraint," all these terror gangs would have been wiped out by the IDF years ago.


25 posted on 07/12/2006 8:38:38 AM PDT by Cecily
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To: SmithL

No mercy for the merciless!


26 posted on 07/12/2006 8:38:50 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: kinghorse
Now Fatah and Hamas are hand in hand united against the common enemy. Israel's being played.

No worry, Israel can send them all the hell together, and they can finish their civil war there.

27 posted on 07/12/2006 8:39:57 AM PDT by RobFromGa (The FairTax cult is like Scientology, but without the movie stars)
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To: rintense
And Olmert is going to do what?

Again, I would like nothing more than to see the Israeli's pound the living shi'ite out of them, but this "restrained" horse manure is simply not going to cut it.

If the arabs didn't see Israel's government as being weak and hesitant, they wouldn't have tried this crap in the first place, IMO.

President Bush says one thing. SoS Rice calls for restraint. That's certainly a clear message to Israel. Not that it matters anyways, as Olmert is still a pussy, IMO.

Assad was in the residence that Israel overflew a while back and rattled his windows. The proper response would have been all four jets dropping ordnance on that house in an effort to eradicate Assad, IMO.

No, the current Israeli government is too "moderate" (read: leftist) to actually do what should have been done already, IMO. And Tehran should be a smoldering ruin by now if the Israeli government had the stones to do what is necessary, but no, Olmert will do nothing and Iran will soon have nukes.

I want to be proven wrong. I fear I am right.
28 posted on 07/12/2006 8:40:07 AM PDT by Pox (If it's a Coward you are searching for, you need look no further than the Democrats.)
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To: SmithL

Great. Now PLEASE do not backtrack!


29 posted on 07/12/2006 8:40:28 AM PDT by zook ("We all knew someone in primary school who had a really powerful magnet")
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To: SmithL

that certainly opens the door ....... a lot


30 posted on 07/12/2006 8:41:28 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (No.... wire .... hangers!)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
If you'd like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.

Articles on Israel can also be found by clicking on the Topic or Keyword Israel.

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Cited in only one publication thus far. The Wall St Journal version, more widely distributed.

"This is a very dangerous but important moment, when the responsibilities of all those who are sincere about finding a path toward peace will be tested."
--David C. Welch, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs

I'm sure there'll be a statement this PM.

31 posted on 07/12/2006 8:43:15 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do!)
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To: Pox

Rice need to go on a two-week vacation where she's not allowed to call in, check email, anything.


32 posted on 07/12/2006 8:43:27 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: HKMk23

If you ever get a chance, read a book on the war with the Pirates of Tripoli and a forgotten American hero named Eaton and his brave band of U.S. Marines, and their foreign supporters - and how the U.S. State Department screwed them. Nothing has changed with those vermin in 200 years.

I think the Pentagon should run the State Department, them or FreeRepublic.


33 posted on 07/12/2006 8:45:11 AM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: SmithL
Oh yeah, this is gettin' good.


34 posted on 07/12/2006 8:45:59 AM PDT by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: txflake

I simply don't understand the BS that comes out of the State Department on a regular basis anymore, regardless of who is in charge. It's utterly baffling to me, unless it's some kind of "good cop/bad cop" understanding between State and the WH.

It's certainly not a bad idea you have. :)


35 posted on 07/12/2006 8:46:08 AM PDT by Pox (If it's a Coward you are searching for, you need look no further than the Democrats.)
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To: ElisabethInCincy
I hope for once the administration really means it!

"wow no talk of restraint ? Im stunned"

Maybe someone at the White House shut down the Defartment of State's email server.
36 posted on 07/12/2006 8:46:50 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (The Arab League jihad continues on like a fart in an elevator - FR American in Israel)
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To: kinghorse
Now Fatah and Hamas are hand in hand united against the common enemy. Israel's being played.

Methinks you're correct. The last few weeks have all the earmarks of trying to draw Israel out and incease conflict in the area. The real question is: what is the ultimate goal? And the Iranian president traveling lately is but a mere smokescreen.

37 posted on 07/12/2006 8:47:13 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More (A member of the Appalachian-American minority -- and proud of it!)
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To: SmithL

The ball's in Olmert's court now. Let's see if he has the stones to do what's necessary to defend his nation.


38 posted on 07/12/2006 8:49:36 AM PDT by rock_lobsta
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To: ZULU
"Somebody in the State Department apparently has gotten the message - FINALLY."

I sure hope so, but I'm not holding my breath. Foggy Bottom is riddled with anti-US/anti-Israel serpents.
39 posted on 07/12/2006 8:49:50 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (The Arab League jihad continues on like a fart in an elevator - FR American in Israel)
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To: SmithL

This has a shelf life of 48 hours. Hopefully it will last a little longer.

Less if the media shows a little Arab girl with her arm in a sling.

For the pool, I have Saturday afternoon when the first call for restraint appears from State.


40 posted on 07/12/2006 8:53:28 AM PDT by Sabramerican (Rice is Harriet Miers at State.)
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To: GalaxieFiveHundred
Heh, heh...., country fried chicken just as good as pop corn.

Great movie! After watching it I had to buy it.

41 posted on 07/12/2006 8:53:42 AM PDT by duckln
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To: SmithL

The 'proverbial' sh!t is about to hit the fan for Hamas.
Time to un occupy the territories, of weapons and militants, and if the Palestinians don't like it, move them out too. They elected Hamas.........
Lay fault where fault lies.

While we're at it, the US should hit the missile and nuke sites in Iran and North Korea.


42 posted on 07/12/2006 8:54:53 AM PDT by IrishMike (Democrats .... Stuck on Stupid, RINO's ...the most vicious judas goats)
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To: Convert from ECUSA; Sabramerican
Most likely the full quote, from Scott McCormick, with the standard disclaimer.

"We're working towards -- and the states in the region are working towards – gaining his release. Israel. . . .certainly has the right to defend itself. We have called upon Israel to avoid any civilian casualties that it possibly can in its activities."

The Palestinian Authority has "certain internationally recognized responsibilities to stop terror and to dismantle terrorist networks," says State department spokesman Sean McCormack. The U.S. "call[s] upon them to do so."

43 posted on 07/12/2006 8:59:44 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do!)
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To: SmithL

Time to open a big can of WHOOP !!! Wipe them out Israel, this is long overdue.


44 posted on 07/12/2006 9:03:20 AM PDT by From One - Many (Trust the Old Media At Your Own Risk)
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To: SJackson

Mike Tobin is right on the Lebanese border for FOX...very busy right there...Apache's overheard...lots of firing in the background...


45 posted on 07/12/2006 9:03:26 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Dog Gone

It sounds like it came directly from the administration. Perhaps in response to Annan condemning Israel for blowing up three bridges in Lebanon to prevent the terrorists from moving the kidnapped soldiers?


46 posted on 07/12/2006 9:04:12 AM PDT by jess35
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To: dynamite98
Israel needs to continue the push forward. They have a history of exchanging captives for prisoners at a rate of 1:200.


Israel should turn it around.

That if in 48 hours the troops are not returned, 600 prisoners will be executed. (200:1 the other way around)
47 posted on 07/12/2006 9:05:46 AM PDT by TomasUSMC ((FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM.))
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To: IrishMike

The Palestinians ARE Hamas. They proved that in the last election.

They should all be airlifted above Mecca and Medina and parachuted down there during Ramadan.


48 posted on 07/12/2006 9:08:32 AM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: marvlus

Agreed. Probably because I read too much European history at times, I sometimes think we can compare now to about 1936-7.

Anyway, prayers up for the IDF and the people of Israel.


49 posted on 07/12/2006 9:08:35 AM PDT by alarm rider (Those that vote for RINOS knowingly, have already admitted defeat.)
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To: ZULU

I like your idea for FReeRepublic to run the State Dept!! We could fix things right up, lol!


50 posted on 07/12/2006 9:11:30 AM PDT by AprilfromTexas
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