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Ariel Sharon, former Israeli prime minister, dies
msn ^ | 1/11/14 | By Dan Williams and Jeffrey Heller of Reuters

Posted on 01/11/2014 5:08:08 AM PST by blueyon

Comatose for the last eight years after a stroke, former Israeli leader Ariel Sharon has died.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Egypt; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: arielsharon; egypt; israel; israeli; kerry; obama; obituary; russia; sharon; sharondies; syria; waronterror
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RIP and God be with Israel
1 posted on 01/11/2014 5:08:08 AM PST by blueyon
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To: blueyon

2 posted on 01/11/2014 5:17:39 AM PST by Bobalu (The true secret to genius is in creativity, not in technical mechanics)
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To: blueyon

I’m glad he’s finally at rest. RIP General.


3 posted on 01/11/2014 5:20:14 AM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: muir_redwoods

May you rest in peace with your hero warrior friends now.

May you see Israel triumph!


4 posted on 01/11/2014 5:22:56 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: blueyon

Why do I suspect that Obummer won’t be at Sharon’s funeral (and taking selfies). Given Uncle Joe has been around a while, he may get sent to attend; however, I’m not holding my brief given how this admin has handled our relationship with Israel. Bebe said Pres GW Bush was the best friend Israel ever had - - perhaps he’ll attend.


5 posted on 01/11/2014 5:24:32 AM PST by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: Seattle Conservative

President George w. Bush.
The last American president

I hope Brobama stay away.


6 posted on 01/11/2014 5:30:45 AM PST by Samurai_Jack (ride out and confront the evil!)
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To: blueyon

A hero of Arab-Israeli conflicts who ultimately traded land for Taqiyya. RIP.


7 posted on 01/11/2014 5:30:47 AM PST by twister881
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To: blueyon

We we see a ‘Mandela like displaying of grief’ by the left and their useful idiots in the Media???


8 posted on 01/11/2014 5:31:25 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: muir_redwoods

Amen. May God continue to protect & bless Israel.


9 posted on 01/11/2014 5:33:11 AM PST by FES0844
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To: Samurai_Jack

Agree! Laura Bush, the last classy First Lady.

And, I do as well.


10 posted on 01/11/2014 5:34:07 AM PST by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: blueyon

Jesus come soon.


11 posted on 01/11/2014 5:42:50 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Seattle Conservative

May peace be upon him
and upon all Israel.
Amen.


12 posted on 01/11/2014 5:44:12 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Viennacon

There IS that prophecy by that one rabbi...


13 posted on 01/11/2014 5:47:25 AM PST by ImaGraftedBranch (...By reading this, you've collapsed my wave function. Thanks.)
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To: Samurai_Jack

I’m sorry, but Bush was no last American president, that would be Reagan in my opinion. Bush did a lot of terrible things to the US as well, which is partly why the US is in the dilemma it is in today.

US needs another Calvin Coolidge.


14 posted on 01/11/2014 5:47:58 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: muir_redwoods

I think Sharon was a good man, and it’s sad to see him go. He was suffering though, so it’s also a good thing. I hope he inspired some young men to stand strong and do right by their country.


15 posted on 01/11/2014 5:49:12 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Bulwyf

I agree.

RIP Ariel Sharon.


16 posted on 01/11/2014 5:57:04 AM PST by onedoug
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To: blueyon

RIP Ariel Sharon, you were a human being, flawed sometimes, but with great love for your nation, your people, and God almighty!!! You will be ranked along with Israel’s other great Generals and Leaders, Moses, David, Joshua, Gideon, Abraham, etc. A son of the Lord has returned home to the father of all men, to rest in peace for eternity is God’s heaven.


17 posted on 01/11/2014 6:07:04 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: blueyon

“This generation shall not all pass away before all these things are fulfilled.”

(Meaning, as I understand it, the generation that sees the re-birth of Israel as a country among the nations. That was 1948. I don’t they meant “to the last man,” but I think they meant in bulk, or in the main. Most. We’re clearly there, in that season...”


18 posted on 01/11/2014 6:19:13 AM PST by William of Barsoom (In Omnia, Paratus)
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To: Bulwyf
US needs another Calvin Coolidge.

Thank you. This is soooooo true. Especially after the marxist is done in he white house

19 posted on 01/11/2014 6:27:28 AM PST by bubman
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To: bubman

He loved his wife. When she died he married her sister.


20 posted on 01/11/2014 6:31:54 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: ImaGraftedBranch

That’s the first thing I thought of.


21 posted on 01/11/2014 6:33:33 AM PST by sopwith (LIVE FREE OR DIE)
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To: blueyon

He died 8 years ago. I’m glad they have stopped torturing him. I’m afraid for Israel - they need a new generation of warriers with spines to rise up after Netanyahu - but unfortunately they are going the way of the US - metrosexuals with no morals or spine....


22 posted on 01/11/2014 6:36:55 AM PST by Mom MD
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To: blueyon

Good job Ari, may God welcome you.


23 posted on 01/11/2014 6:50:48 AM PST by McGavin999
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To: blueyon
In a New York Times Magazine interview many years ago, he told how in the War of Independence he had battled the Arab armies on the very same land in which he sat telling the story as owner of one of the largest farms in Israel. He was fighting on the front lines against Jordan,only a few soldiers surviving with him, the battles so relentless he hadn't eaten or slept for days.

During the fighting he was ordered to retreat but never received the message due to his radio having failed. That was what kept him in the front lines for days on end.

Finally, he could tolerate it no more and with every last ounce of strength crawled away in search of water, food. He finally happened upon a small pool of blood having accumulated from his now dead fellow soldiers after draining downhill and in which he dived into quenching his thirst and in the process somehow managing to survive.

And then, in telling the reporter the harrowing story of how against all odds he managed to survive said, "And now my enemies will say, I drink blood, too."

24 posted on 01/11/2014 7:06:54 AM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

It is a Jewish religious law, tradition to marry your wife’s sister in the aftermath of your wife’s death.


25 posted on 01/11/2014 7:15:28 AM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: blueyon

Rest in Peace, Sir!

When will the flags be directed to fly at half staff as with Mandela?


26 posted on 01/11/2014 7:16:41 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

Now here’s a funeral Cruz should really attend.


27 posted on 01/11/2014 7:21:30 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Bulwyf

While he was a great American & a great President, Reagan gave us George HW Bush and the 1986 amnesty.


28 posted on 01/11/2014 7:29:15 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Seattle Conservative

And you can bet that our flag won’t be lowered to half staff for 10 days for Ariel Sharon as it wasn’t for Margaret Thatcher. That tells me everything I need to know about Obama.


29 posted on 01/11/2014 7:31:52 AM PST by kagnew (u)
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To: Seattle Conservative

..........I dis-agree! That Bro will not miss a chance to take a very long ride on AF1 and play the bigshot all the time not having a clue as to the depths of HATRED for his sorry ass among tens of millions of Americans.


30 posted on 01/11/2014 7:36:21 AM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: blueyon

Barukh atah Adonai Eloheinu melekh ha’olam, dayan ha-emet.


31 posted on 01/11/2014 7:38:56 AM PST by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks blueyon.


32 posted on 01/11/2014 7:43:23 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Bulwyf
Agree. And, agree....America definitely needs another Calvin Coolidge.

Prayers for Israel.

33 posted on 01/11/2014 7:45:34 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Cen-Tejas

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
January 11, 2014
Statement by the President on the Passing of Ariel Sharon

On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to the family of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and to the people of Israel on the loss of a leader who dedicated his life to the State of Israel. We reaffirm our unshakable commitment to Israel’s security and our appreciation for the enduring friendship between our two countries and our two peoples. We continue to strive for lasting peace and security for the people of Israel, including through our commitment to the goal of two states living side-by-side in peace and security. As Israel says goodbye to Prime Minister Sharon, we join with the Israeli people in honoring his commitment to his country.


34 posted on 01/11/2014 8:20:30 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: blueyon

As a general and defense minister, he was a George S. Patton all the way.

In the Yom Kippur War (1973) he cut right through the middle of the Egyptian attack and cut off their army on the southern flank.

His tanks could have gone all the way to Cairo.

In the early 80’s he masterminded the offensive into Lebanon that cornered Arafat and his PLO terrorists on the Beirut waterfront.

Unfortunately, Ronald Reagan, yes Ronald Reagan, wouldn’t let him finish the job. Dan Rather was showing too many civilian casualties on the evening news.


35 posted on 01/11/2014 8:32:57 AM PST by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: Mom MD

The way things are going in Israel, I would expect Sharon to be turning over once he reaches his grave.


36 posted on 01/11/2014 8:35:05 AM PST by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: Bobalu

MAN he was such bad****


37 posted on 01/11/2014 8:38:03 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Bobalu

Great leader and general.


38 posted on 01/11/2014 8:38:19 AM PST by Lent
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To: Seattle Conservative

I doubt Obama be to funeral reason is Ariel is Jew you know Obama don’t get along with jew

He may send Jimmy Carter to spite Sharon family


39 posted on 01/11/2014 8:39:07 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: blueyon

May he rest in peace and may God comfort his family and watch over Israel.


40 posted on 01/11/2014 8:42:38 AM PST by azishot
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To: PghBaldy
We reaffirm our unshakable commitment to Israel’s security and our appreciation for the enduring friendship between our two countries and our two peoples.

Who are you going to believe? This letter or your own lying eyes and ears? Sincerely, B and M

41 posted on 01/11/2014 8:45:16 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Bobalu

A warrior’s rest, well-earned .. RIP


42 posted on 01/11/2014 8:51:32 AM PST by tomkat
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To: hattend

I did not expect much in his statement, and my hopes were fulfilled. Compare it to the Mandela statement, which drones on and on. The Sharon statement is the bare minimum the Regime could have said.


43 posted on 01/11/2014 8:57:07 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: blueyon

RIP Mr. Sharon. Condolences to your family and the people of Israel.


44 posted on 01/11/2014 8:57:54 AM PST by darkangel82
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Bump


45 posted on 01/11/2014 9:22:30 AM PST by Track9 (hey Kalid.. kalid.. bang you're dead)
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To: PghBaldy

That’s true, I’m going with Calvin Coolidge then heh.


46 posted on 01/11/2014 9:39:29 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: blueyon

So....will flags be lowered to half staff?


47 posted on 01/11/2014 9:51:29 AM PST by BulletBobCo
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So....will flags be lowered to half staff?

Of course not. They would only be lowered to half staff during this horrible jacka$$'s RULE for the likes of Castro, Hugo Chavez or a big muslim leader. I still don't understand why they weren't lowered for Kim Jung Ill.

48 posted on 01/11/2014 10:35:10 AM PST by Two Thirds Vote Aye (I was saying 'I hope he fails' before Rush was.)
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To: Bobalu

RIP ARIEL SHARON..Israel will miss him forever.


49 posted on 01/11/2014 10:39:20 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Seattle Conservative

I think it’s best Obama NOT be there.


50 posted on 01/11/2014 10:40:25 AM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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