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Syrian Rebels Kidnap 20 UN Peacekeepers
Virtual Jerusalem ^ | 3/6/2013

Posted on 03/06/2013 12:10:24 PM PST by Former Fetus

The UN has confirmed that 20 peacekeepers have been captured near the Golan heights by armed Syrian rebel fighters who call themselves the "Martyrs of Yarmouk" brigade.

"The UN observers were on a regular supply mission and were stopped near Observation Post 58, which had sustained damage and was evacuated this past weekend following heavy combat in close proximity, at Al Jamlah," the United Nations said in a statement. The UN has since sent a team in to assist with the resolving the situation.

The brigade seized the soldiers who were stationed in the buffer zone between Israel and Syria on Wednesday evening and warned that if they was no response to their demands within 24 hours, they would treat the peacekeepers as hostages.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: golanheights; israel; martyrsofyarmouk; philippines; rebels; syria; un; waronterror
An old Spanish saying goes like this: if you go to bed with dogs you'll wake up with fleas (el que con perro se acuesta, con pulgas se levanta).

The Times of Israel is reporting that the UN peacekeepers are Filipinos.

1 posted on 03/06/2013 12:10:38 PM PST by Former Fetus
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To: Former Fetus

BushSequesterfault!


2 posted on 03/06/2013 12:12:27 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

Ding-Ding-Ding..........I win!

Obama caves- and here’s why

Wednesday, March 06, 2013 2:06:17 PM · 4 of 8
blackdog to Starman417

After serious thought and struggle over inflicting pain, fear, retrobution, and drone strikes on american citizens in recent weeks, a redirected Obama Administration is about to take a new course in get it’s own way spoiled Chicago sewer rat politics..........
He’s gonna start a new war. Just wait-n-see!


3 posted on 03/06/2013 12:15:57 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: blackdog

Filipinos are good people; God help them...


4 posted on 03/06/2013 12:18:21 PM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: Former Fetus

The last words in the “minds” of liberals...

“Bu— bu— we are SMARTER than the people of the world!”

Yes: *bang*


5 posted on 03/06/2013 12:21:31 PM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: blackdog

Sure he will. Then send a defunded military to fight it, die and blame everyone but himself.

Guarenteed.


6 posted on 03/06/2013 12:22:13 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Former Fetus
...warned that if they was no response to their demands within 24 hours, they would treat the peacekeepers as hostages.

Uh, what are they right now? (I'm ignoring the grammar)

7 posted on 03/06/2013 12:23:14 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Former Fetus
United States will provide an additional $60 million in assistance to the Syrian opposition over the coming months thread
8 posted on 03/06/2013 12:25:00 PM PST by opentalk
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To: Former Fetus
The UN will, after much huffing and puffing, issue a strongly worded note asking the Syrian rebels release their captives.

SecState John F’ing Kerry will talk to the rebels about his glorious days as a war protester and then politely ask the rebels to release their captives. When the rebels say “no”, Kerry will be hurt and unable to understand why they're being so cruel to him.

9 posted on 03/06/2013 12:25:16 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: MasterGunner01

Who better than Kerry, he has gravatas. He was in Vietnam you know....


10 posted on 03/06/2013 12:27:39 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Former Fetus

The UN generally directs its Peacekeepers to be 99% friendly to the Palestinian side. Trust Muslim terrorists to kidnap the guys trying to help them.


11 posted on 03/06/2013 12:30:36 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

“Arabs make bad enemies and even worse allies” -Napolean Bonaparte, in his own autobiography


12 posted on 03/06/2013 12:34:29 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: MasterGunner01
The real reason they kidnapped them is that they are pissed at the US and are demanding more money. The Egyptians made a wreck of their country and got 50 billion plus. The Syrians followed in step expecting the same payout and only got 60 million.

Any questions?

13 posted on 03/06/2013 12:37:44 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Former Fetus

And these are the “freedom fighters” who will get million$ from American taxpayers, right? Got it.


14 posted on 03/06/2013 12:48:02 PM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: ScottinVA

$60 million. Awesome.

More taxpayer funding of our own and Israel’s destruction.


15 posted on 03/06/2013 12:49:52 PM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Norm Lenhart

All Hail Ketchup Man!


16 posted on 03/06/2013 12:55:32 PM PST by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: Former Fetus

“UN Peacekeeper” sure sounds like ‘jobs Americans wont do’ ... I smell win-win. Heck we could give all those newly discharged sequesterlies blue helmets and one-way tickets to Syria.


17 posted on 03/06/2013 12:57:17 PM PST by BillyBonebrake
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To: Former Fetus

Maybe they will put them to work and actually give them something to do.


18 posted on 03/06/2013 1:02:19 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Norm Lenhart
Yup, he was in Viet Nam. We haven't figured out if he was a “closeted” VC or NVA fighter though. My bet is the NVA based on his relationship with “Hanoi” Jane Fonda.
19 posted on 03/06/2013 1:05:48 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: MasterGunner01

Now see, that’s the thing. You baby killers just didn’t understand the nuanced diplomacy that Kerry was engaged in. How could you? You were too busy acting in a manner reminiscent of Jengissssss Kahnnnnn and running roughshod over kittens, babies, children, puppies and the disabled. Who were hardest hit.

Typical...
/s

Side note: The really scary part is some people would read that and go YUP!

God help us.


20 posted on 03/06/2013 1:16:11 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: blackdog

I have to hit the library more often, did not know he had written an autobiography. But if he said that...it was well sayeed!


21 posted on 03/06/2013 1:17:44 PM PST by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: HomeAtLast

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Napoleon on Napoleon: An Autobiography of the Emperor

by Napoleon Bonaparte, Somerset De Chair (editor)

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This is an illustrated “autobiography” of the Emperor Napoleon compiled from his commentaries and memoirs dictated on St Helena, edited and put into chronological order. The text spans his childhood in Corsica to exile on St Helena and covers family feuds, divorce from Josephine, retreat from Moscow, Waterloo and more - all in his own words. Napoleon was in inveterate writ...more


22 posted on 03/06/2013 1:20:26 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Former Fetus

The sooner these people overplay their hand the better off the world will be.
IMO we’d be most fortunate if they cobbled together a new caliphate with a single capital and the sovereignty of a state, no matter how large. Then we wouldn’t have to tippytoe around their bleeping religion anymore.


23 posted on 03/06/2013 1:21:23 PM PST by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: blackdog

Even on Elba, his brain addled by arsenic or whatever it was, I bet he could spin a good yarn. Corsicans rock. Thanks for the tip!


24 posted on 03/06/2013 1:27:25 PM PST by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: HomeAtLast
I have very smart children who keep me immersed in world history from the crusades thru the late 1800's. We talk in terms of and recognize all the repeats as we go forth in this era of modern history.

I'm a really lucky dad. One is in law school now and the other is in UMN Twin Cities school of architecture, minoring in ancient greek.

Get ready for the next part.........Both are now young women. And yes, nobody really cares to join us at family events. A lot of head shaking and puzzled looks. It seems our lack of Honey Boo-Boo and Oprah smarts puts us at a disadvantage.

25 posted on 03/06/2013 1:38:41 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: blackdog

I made smart ones too, homeschooling helped. One’s a Greek freak, heavily into Biblical Greek, who wanted to study law but couldn’t even dream of a college education, so far beyond my means it was. This proved a blessing in disguise. Nothing but sane conservatives in the family.
But don’t worry, they usually learn from life, what really matters and what really endures.


26 posted on 03/06/2013 1:51:06 PM PST by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: HomeAtLast
I hear you there too. Twenty year old used cars, no vacations, meals at home, and board games a lot = No student loans, or public supported grants. We paid their tuition. They worked their way thru living expenses with part time jobs.

BTW, the law school she goes to does not allow their juris doctorate students to work while attending. They strong arm the students to take out loans. It's one of the best law schools in the country. They want their graduates owing big when they graduate. I have no idea why, but I can guess.

We won't let that happen though.

27 posted on 03/06/2013 2:00:45 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Former Fetus

The Assclown and Lurch just started sending aid to the Syrian rebels! Way to go, idiotos!

28 posted on 03/06/2013 2:03:01 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: blackdog

Now THAT is a great quote! Are you certain it is accurate?

I have to say, though, I think we could make friends with some Arabs. I believe the greatest act of betrayal in our foreign policy in the last ten years has been Obama’s turning away from an alliance with Iraq.

Bush’s goal of a stable, democratic, FREE Iraq was achievable, I think. But the assclown has betrayed that trust...and for DECADES hence, it will be a challenge for future presidents to regain the trust of foreign leaders.

Who can blame them? If I am President of X, and the POTUS comes to me and says, “Be our ally, we will stand with you”, who will fault me for saying, “Yes, but what if you are soon replaced by a clown like Obamugabe, who will walk away from us?”

Such a response would be fully understandable, and BO’s actions will hurt us for years to come in creating and getting agreements on the world stage. He has shown us to be an undependable ally.

The prime example, of course, is Israel. But also: Egypt, Afghanistan, Taiwan, South Korea, Poland and the Baltic states...He and Hitlery and Lurch have been disastrous.


29 posted on 03/06/2013 2:14:50 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: MasterGunner01

But...but...wait a minute...I thought Habib and Achmed and Muhamed and Mohamed and Phlegmhamed were the GOOD Guys over there - you know, Freedom Fighters, Syrian Almost-Spring kinda guys, fighting an oppressive government??? You know - the whole “they’re OUR bastards” kinda thing?

And here they are kidnapping those lovable UN mercenari - err, “peacekpeers”...yeah, that’s it.

What’s up with that??? Didn’t they get the message?

Guess they’re reverting true to form.


30 posted on 03/06/2013 2:19:33 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: blackdog
the law school she goes to does not allow their juris doctorate students to work while attending. They strong arm the students to take out loans. It's one of the best law schools in the country. They want their graduates owing big when they graduate. I have no idea why, but I can guess.

Interesting. There is a lot of corruption in academia, to be sure. I remember talking to one bunch of people who recognized my daughter's abilities and were virtually drooling and panting at the prospect of funding her college education. They knew where the money was and how to get it. But they reminded me so much of crooked real estate brokers, I couldn't bring myself to attend a second meeting. I raised her on a widow's budget, no handouts, no charity, and no mercy from anyone, and these covetous people are swearing they just want to help her realize her potential. Suuure they are!

The people who are doing the skimming, don't talk, but it's definitely happening. I hope someday, someone turns that rock over and has a good look at the system.

31 posted on 03/06/2013 2:40:01 PM PST by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Yes I am certain that it is documented and published in his autobiography as the publisher claims. That's the best I can verify.

As for Islam and democracy being in harmony and a state of being together, the two are as compatable as the same poles of a magnet. Anyone trying to sell the idea of Islam and democracy are either complete morons or hiding an underlying agenda. There is no individual liberty in Islam.

There is a reason that tyranical dictators are the only ones who can control the lunatics in bedsheets. Murder, violence, rape, deceit, and slavery are the other pillars of Islam nobody talks about. Islamic nations also do not vote out their leaders in their process. They kill them when leaving office. That is a fact for centuries. One does not gracefully part from governing a people in Islam. There is no orderly transition from old to new regimes. Everyone old dies, and everyone new riots for a few months. The only common theme is to kill all the jews, which is printed by their caligraphers on the new Chinette plates.

32 posted on 03/06/2013 2:45:47 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: blackdog

Great quote, thanks for sharing! How little things change.


33 posted on 03/06/2013 4:20:01 PM PST by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Former Fetus.
...captured near the Golan heights by armed Syrian rebel fighters who call themselves the "Martyrs of Yarmouk" brigade... [the peacekeepers] were on a regular supply mission and were stopped near Observation Post 58...

34 posted on 03/06/2013 4:42:10 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Former Fetus

The U.N. will ... somehow ... make this the fault of .... Israel.


35 posted on 03/06/2013 5:52:42 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Former Fetus

The rebels would be as bad or worse than Assad if they win.


36 posted on 03/06/2013 7:07:42 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: Former Fetus

Maybe the Syrian Rebels aren’t so bad after all....


37 posted on 03/06/2013 7:27:15 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Former Fetus

Somehow, some way, the world will make this out to be Israel’s fault.


38 posted on 03/06/2013 7:47:06 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: All

I have yet to see what country these peacekeepers are from. If they are not from a muslim country, beheadings on Al-Jazeera could be in their future.


39 posted on 03/06/2013 8:00:29 PM PST by Tailback
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To: MasterGunner01

40 posted on 03/06/2013 8:18:56 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (The Progs are pushing for war. Be ready.)
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To: MasterGunner01

41 posted on 03/06/2013 8:19:06 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (The Progs are pushing for war. Be ready.)
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To: blackdog; HomeAtLast

The reason graduate schools encourage the use of loans is simply to ensure no one works during that time. It is okay to pay in cash or to have other loan options, but there are too many group assignments and intense expectations during those school years. Half of my grades were dependent on group efforts in grad schools. If these people had a part-time or full-time job on the side, my grade would have gone down.

Money cannot be left as a concern while in such intense schooling.


42 posted on 03/06/2013 9:51:57 PM PST by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: HomeAtLast

My wife received a scholarship for two years of her schooling. There is nothing wrong with excepting a scholarship. It is a compliment that someone is offered such a thing, should that have been the offer.

Trust me, scholarships or school grants do not cause one to become lazy or become a liberal. It doesn’t even help ensure any future donations back from the student.

My wife’s father was against her accepting the scholarship, but it was from his jealousy. Her mother saw the truth and made him change his mind.

He wanted her all to himself. She went back and (greatly) helped the family. You see, he’d had a stroke while she was gone and couldn’t help the family. She supported everyone, including her siblings, with a job only possible from her education.


43 posted on 03/06/2013 10:05:48 PM PST by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: ConservativeMind

Thank You for that explanation. It makes sense.


44 posted on 03/07/2013 6:42:45 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: JerseyDvl

French armies were in N. Africa during the period before the first empire. In a biography of Napoleon I, I remember that he said:
“Arabs make bad enemies and worse allies”
I still remember reading of the incident in which Bonaparte had to put down an uprising in Cairo during his Egyptian Campaign. The muzzies had killed one of Bonaparte’s aides and threw his body in a pit of dogs. They then took refuge in a mosque, much as they do today. Bonaparte’s order: “Exterminate all within the mosque”.

11 posted on Friday, September 14, 2012 12:41:29 PM by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)

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45 posted on 03/07/2013 7:25:53 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: ConservativeMind
The reason graduate schools encourage the use of loans is simply to ensure no one works during that time

Who do you think teaches all the intro and undergraduate courses?

46 posted on 03/07/2013 4:35:33 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: opentalk

And just where does that $$$ come from?!


47 posted on 03/07/2013 4:56:07 PM PST by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: hinckley buzzard
:-). Yes, for some programs. However, for a nationally-ranked graduate MBA I know of, students take 28 graduate classes in the first nine months—and they pay for them as normal classes.

Now, imagine you have group projects as half of your grade for every class.

That's why intense programs make you sign a contract stating you won't work and you have sufficient money without needing to work.

48 posted on 03/07/2013 8:04:16 PM PST by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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