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US 'deeply troubled' at killings on Israel-Syria border
breitbart ^ | 6/5/11 | AFP

Posted on 06/05/2011 10:04:22 PM PDT by Nachum

The United States said Sunday it is "deeply troubled" over clashes on the Syrian border with Israel that reportedly resulted in 14 deaths, and called for calm on both sides.

Israeli troops opened fire as protesters from Syria on Sunday stormed a ceasefire line in the occupied Golan Heights.

"We are deeply troubled by events that took place earlier today in the Golan Heights resulting in injuries and the loss of life," the State Department said in a statement.

"We call for all sides to exercise restraint. Provocative actions like this should be avoided."

The US statement emphasized that "Israel, like any sovereign nation, has a right to defend itself."

Hundreds of protesters rushed towards the ceasefire line on Sunday, cutting through barbed wire as they tried to enter the Golan Heights in a repeat of demonstrations last month that saw thousands mass along Israel's north.

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: deeply; israel; killings; troubled; us
The US statement emphasized that "Israel, like any sovereign nation, has a right to defend itself."
1 posted on 06/05/2011 10:04:25 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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2 posted on 06/05/2011 10:05:26 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

It’s not like they set off a car alarm and yelled OPEN UP twice before they shot them.


3 posted on 06/05/2011 10:05:52 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Nachum

It’s not like they set off a car alarm and yelled OPEN UP twice before they shot them.


4 posted on 06/05/2011 10:06:05 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Nachum

The Israelis are doing what our “government” should be doing on our southern border.


5 posted on 06/05/2011 10:09:02 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Nachum
Did the W.H. Brotherhood decry the fact that Syria is paying these protesters?
6 posted on 06/05/2011 10:11:03 PM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: Nachum

As usual, the St. Dept. is more “deeply troubled” by Israel defending herself than by Arab regimes (like Assad’s) gunning down their own people by the hundreds.


7 posted on 06/05/2011 10:12:55 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Nachum
"We call for all sides to exercise restraint. Provocative actions like this should be avoided."

I think it's about time the IAF buzzes Assad's house with F-16s again. It's been a few years.

8 posted on 06/05/2011 10:14:46 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Nachum

9 posted on 06/05/2011 10:24:18 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Yehuda

Klavan is hilarious :)


10 posted on 06/05/2011 10:58:54 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

That must have not come from the Obama-meister.


11 posted on 06/05/2011 11:02:32 PM PDT by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
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To: beethovenfan

I’m deeply troubled that Israeli didn’t kill more of these Syrian nazis. It would help cut down their carbon foot prints, stop their consumerism which leads to trash pollution, and would give the grave-diggers more full-time employment.

Oh, wait, the Assad dictatorship is doing just this to pro-democracy protesters. What do you think of that? Unfortunately, the decent people are being killed by the thousands while the nazi-trash work for the govt and get away with mass murder.


12 posted on 06/05/2011 11:02:55 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Nachum

Hilarious?

Best solution! The Arab Spring wants democracy? Let the only ME democracy teach them about democracy and success!!!

Really though ~ this Arab Spring has f/all to do with democracy, its about the first phase of Obama’s MB inc caliphate. Libya? Just a side show to redirect attention. The spin the WH has put on it is ridiculous.

Democracy is antithetical to Islam. Its just being used as a screen.


13 posted on 06/05/2011 11:08:44 PM PDT by himno hero ("armageddon is well seeded, America will pay"...Barrack Obama)
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To: Nachum

Solution is simple Obama, call off your Muslim minions who are invading Israel seeking to do harm.


14 posted on 06/06/2011 2:27:22 AM PDT by Sea Parrot
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Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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15 posted on 06/06/2011 5:33:39 AM PDT by SJackson (Normal people don't sit cross-legged on the floor and bang on drums, WI State Sen Glenn Grothman (R))
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To: Nachum

Won’t be any calm until the muslin zealots are wiped out. There one and only goal is dead Christians and Jews, or any one who does not believe as they do.


16 posted on 06/06/2011 5:55:36 AM PDT by GailA (NO DEMOCRATS or RINOS in 2012!)
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To: Mr. Mojo

“As usual, the St. Dept. is more “deeply troubled” by Israel defending herself than by Arab regimes (like Assad’s) gunning down their own people by the hundreds.”

Extremely precise and accurate!


17 posted on 06/06/2011 6:34:08 AM PDT by JoyjoyfromNJ (everything written by me on FR is my personal opinion & does not represent my employer)
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To: Nachum

The U.S. has been “deeply troubled” ever since the electorate placed a vicious, anti-American, anti-western Marxist Muslim in the White House.


18 posted on 06/06/2011 7:01:39 AM PDT by ZULU (Lindsey Graham is a nanometrical pustule of pusillanimous putrescence)
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To: Nachum

I’m deeply troubled that Israel didn’t kill even more of the scum.


19 posted on 06/06/2011 7:03:23 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Nachum

The U.S. has been “deeply troubled” ever since the electorate placed a vicious, anti-American, anti-western Marxist Muslim in the White House.


20 posted on 06/06/2011 7:04:52 AM PDT by ZULU (Lindsey Graham is a nanometrical pustule of pusillanimous putrescence)
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To: Nachum

Not deeply troubled at all...... new enemy tactic answered with a tried and true response.

Deadly Force.

Erkel Mugabe does not speak for real Americans.

My opinion.


21 posted on 06/06/2011 7:13:37 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Nachum

That’s strange, I’m not troubled at all.


22 posted on 06/06/2011 7:43:04 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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You can bet your last dollar that Israeli troops wouldn't use lethal force against the Syrian “protesters” unless they had good reason to believe that the “protesters” were armed. There seems to be no mention of this salient fact in the pro-Arab propaganda stories in the MSM.
23 posted on 06/06/2011 8:19:36 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93
You can bet your last dollar that Israeli troops wouldn't use lethal force against the Syrian “protesters” unless they had good reason to believe that the “protesters” were armed.

I'm not so sure about that. I would certainly give the order to shoot to kill anyone who crosses the border illegally. (I've been advocating the same thing here in the US for ages now.)

ML/NJ

24 posted on 06/06/2011 8:38:52 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj
Well, if the “protesters” have implements capable of cutting barbed wire, they are capable of lethal force (knives, swords, etc.). ‘Nuff said.
25 posted on 06/06/2011 9:18:50 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2730635/posts

Israel is deeply troubled at this killing in Pakistan. We’ll just assume they were unarmed civilians until they can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that they weren’t.


26 posted on 06/06/2011 10:49:41 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: justiceseeker93

I think Israel should have used.... MORE force in order to protect it self.


27 posted on 06/06/2011 1:44:40 PM PDT by PRePublic (9)
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To: justiceseeker93
You can bet your last dollar that Israeli troops wouldn't use lethal force against the Syrian “protesters” unless they had good reason to believe that the “protesters” were armed.

That's possible, but I've not read it, and imo irrelevant. These weren't protesters, rather invaders. Also irrelevant to some extent. A border can be defended by force. And though I don't know the circumstances, a group advancing on an IDF element is a threat, it's not necessary to call a lawyer to see if they're armed, or to wait till they fire first. It's simply the risk you take when you cross another border illegally.

28 posted on 06/06/2011 5:03:01 PM PDT by SJackson (Normal people don't sit cross-legged on the floor and bang on drums, WI State Sen Glenn Grothman (R))
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To: justiceseeker93

Unfortunately the people who sneak into Israel have a tendency to do horrible things, like, strap bombs to themselves and blow up buses and nightclubs. If they just broke into the country to play practical jokes with cans of silly string, there would be no lethal force at the border.


29 posted on 06/06/2011 6:43:06 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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