Skip to comments.Hamas Announces Cease-Fire in Gaza
Posted on 01/18/2009 8:16:52 AM PST by Nachum
GAZA, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Hamas said on Sunday it would cease fire immediately along with other militant groups in the Gaza Strip and give Israel, which already declared a unilateral truce, a week to pull its troops out of the territory.
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Hammas Cease Fire = Reload time! Don’t do it
It must mean there is only one of them left....and he wants to live.
That and a buck-fifty will get you a cup of coffee.
The Rats are giving the Cat a week to retreat.
Liberal leaders=PC warfare=defeat.
hamas is the one making the ceasefire, while israel did some “unilaberel” thing or something crazy like that yesterday.
Hamas did this to save face, they were caught off guard by the Israel action.
What effect it will have long term remains to be seen. I cannot imagine Israel is looking forward to conversations with Barry and Hillary ....
I suspect that the IDF isn’t going to fall for this ploy. The Hams and the Pals have used this scheme to regroup and reload before.
BTW, kudos to the IDF, much improved warfighting this time than Lebanon. Night-vision goggles & attacking at night; phosphorus seeding for smoke-screening movement and to inhibit anti-tank missile tracking; Hamas decapitation priority; GPS counter-fire mortars; ELINT intercepts of all Hamas phones; thorough HUMINT/informants/targeting before attack; IDF body armor; winter attack and operational surprise; nicely done.
Livni and the Kadima party did their "we can be tough" act for the voters just before facing Bibi in a general election. They will stop, hope it is enough to last a month or two, and turn to appease the peaceniks, trying to get their votes too as at least not Bibi-esque.
They aren't trying to defeat Hamas. They are trying to defeat a man who might actually try to defeat Hamas, and more to the point, Iran. Which in case everyone just forgot, is getting nuclear weapons this instant, while Kadima and Israel stand back and let them.
That is what this was all about. Avoiding doing anything "drastic" (i.e. effective) about Iran. Every scrap of it.
You’ve got it about right.
Only thing is, Bibi is just jealous that he can’t be in charge of the surrender instead of Livni.
And I predict that Obama will use US forces to attack Israel along with UK and UN forces. Mock all you want. Bookmark it, it will happen.