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'King of Israel,' Ariel Sharon, Dead at 85
Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 11 Jan 2014 08:17 AM | Jim Meyers and Martin Gould

Posted on 01/11/2014 9:02:15 AM PST by robowombat

Ariel Sharon — the military hero and prime minister who was among the most controversial figures in the history of Israel — has died, eight years after the massive stroke that left him comatose. He was 85.

He died Saturday at Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, outside of Tel Aviv, where he has been cared for since 2006.

Over his long career Sharon served as Israel's 11th prime minister, headed several ministries including Defense, and rose to the rank of general in the Israeli army, seeing action in all four of Israel's major wars.

Sharon was born on Feb. 26, 1928, in Kfar Malal, then in the British Mandate of Palestine.

In 1942, at the age of 14, Sharon joined the Gadna, a paramilitary youth battalion, and later the Haganah, an underground paramilitary force.

He was a platoon commander in the Israeli military at the outset of the 1948 War of Independence, and rose swiftly up the ranks during the war.

In the 1956 Suez War, Sharon commanded a paratrooper brigade, and he headed Israel's most powerful armored division as a major general in the 1967 Six-Day War. His actions on the Sinai front brought Sharon international commendation by military strategists.

Sharon retired from military service in 1973, but was called back to active duty at the outbreak of the Yom Kippur War in October of that year.

Sharon's bold maneuver in crossing the Suez Canal and encircling Egypt's Third Army was considered the key to Israel's ultimate victory and led the Israeli public to nickname him "The King of Israel" and "The Lion of God."

Following the 1981 elections, he was appointed Minister of Defense, the post he held during the 1982 Lebanon War.

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KEYWORDS: arielsharon; egypt; israel; russia; sharondies; syria; waronterror
After the extraordinary and interminable proceedings surrounding the demise of Nelson Mandela it will be interesting to see how the 'prestige media' cover Sharon's funeral.
1 posted on 01/11/2014 9:02:15 AM PST by robowombat
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To: robowombat

Great man and Leader


2 posted on 01/11/2014 9:04:03 AM PST by scooby321
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To: robowombat

Blood Moons in 2014 and 2015?
http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/2013/07/12/lunar-eclipses-cause-blood-moons

Four ‘blood-red’ total lunar eclipses will fall on Passover and Sukkot in 2014 and 2015, the same back-to-back occurrences at the time of 1492, 1948 and 1967
http://watch.org/showprint.php3?idx=104119&mcat=24&rtn=index.html

The Rabbi, the Note and the Messiah
http://www.israeltoday.co.il/NewsItem/tabid/178/nid/23877/Default.aspx

Prophetic twist to Sharon’s imminent death
http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/prophetic-twist-to-sharons-imminent-death/

12th-century rabbi predicted Israel’s future (Messiah in 2017)
http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/12th-century-rabbi-predicted-israels-future/

Egyptian Astrologer: The Jews Will be Stronger in 2014
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/175827#.UtBpPbR1ItI
http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/4088.htm


3 posted on 01/11/2014 9:10:09 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: robowombat

Obama will send a deputy assistant undersecretary to represennt the U.S.

Being kept alive but comatose for so long just seems counter to the life Sharon lived. I’m wondering if or why he didn’t have a directive for such an occurrence, or if the branch of Judaism he belonged to would prohibit a directive to ‘pull the plug?’

May his soul now rest in peace.


4 posted on 01/11/2014 9:17:15 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: Jack Hydrazine
We'll see if Rabbi Kaduri was right.

That said, who knows who will be coming. Will it by the Moshiach or the AC?

5 posted on 01/11/2014 9:21:16 AM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: robowombat

May he rest in peace. He was a hero in his time.


6 posted on 01/11/2014 9:22:29 AM PST by Tax-chick (Tell the mad chameleon he's not welcome anymore.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine; robowombat
Today however, I am writing a warning to all of my regular readers, and anyone else interested. This warning goes out not only to fellow Catholics, but most especially to any Evangelical who is willing to listen.

The Evangelical end-times narrative is based on the Dispensationalist theology of John Nelson Darby (1800-1882), which was later popularised by the Scofield Reference Bible. Because of this narrative, an entire eschatological (last things) belief system has developed which is wrapped around the headlines in the news. Usually, Evangelicals are very particular about using only Biblical sources for their belief system, but I think their willingness to reach out into the headlines of the news, as a means of validating their Dispensational eschatology models, has led them into a trap.

A New Year's Warning

7 posted on 01/11/2014 9:22:32 AM PST by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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To: robowombat

RIP Ariel Sharon


8 posted on 01/11/2014 9:29:24 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: Uri’el-2012

ping


9 posted on 01/11/2014 9:29:49 AM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: robowombat

RIP.


10 posted on 01/11/2014 9:30:54 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: robowombat

RIP, “lion of God”.


11 posted on 01/11/2014 9:32:54 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: NYer

Just came back from RCIA team training when I came up the article. Also did the meaning of the name Ariel. Here is a website:

http://www.behindthename.com/


12 posted on 01/11/2014 9:34:20 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: mountn man
thank you for the ping.

Lookup !
Yah'shua is coming soon.

shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach

13 posted on 01/11/2014 9:35:12 AM PST by Uriel-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: robowombat

Rest in peace, hero.


14 posted on 01/11/2014 9:35:49 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: NYer

AMEN, second it.

Christians in gerneral, would do wise to heed what Jesus has said, to leave all end times speculation to the Heavenly Father and to witness for both Jesus and the Gospel.


15 posted on 01/11/2014 9:36:04 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: robowombat

He was a great hero in the earlier wars. But when he became Prime Minister, something went wrong with him, and he sold the country out. I have always speculated that maybe it was a minor, early stroke. At any rate, he handed over a big part of Israel to the Muslims, without getting any return at all (as was predictable), and that has greatly increased Israel’s problems ever since.

It’s as if there were two different Sharons, the hero and the traitor. Sorry, but there it is. In any case, R.I.P.


16 posted on 01/11/2014 9:36:34 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: RoosterRedux

Both!


17 posted on 01/11/2014 9:39:41 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: NYer

I don’t believe in any of that Catholic or Protestant spin on the Tanach (aka ‘the Bible’ for those of you in Rio Linda).


18 posted on 01/11/2014 9:40:47 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: NYer

Sorry, but you are so 40 years ago about the Darby thing.

There have been several scholarly translations of multiple sources, but here is one:

“On the Last Times...” Ephraem the Syrian, A.D. 373-—you can find this one free on the internet.

FYI...if you have two “Dispensationalists” you have three theologies, but...

we know not to set dates.

We do agree on Israel.

The God of Israel will protect her and any country, (including this one) who curses the apple of His eye will be the victims of cursing themselves.


19 posted on 01/11/2014 9:48:19 AM PST by Mrs.Z
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To: Biggirl
He had the heart of a lion.

20 posted on 01/11/2014 9:53:28 AM PST by Bobalu (The true secret to genius is in creativity, not in technical mechanics)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
I can't find anything in prophecy that indicates that both will be here at the same time except for the final battle.

I guess we might have skipped forward in the book to that point...but that would mean a lot of details have slipped by unnoticed.

Of course, I guess there is no reason we should have taken notice of those missed details...because it does indeed look like a final battle for the life of Israel is in the near future.

21 posted on 01/11/2014 10:01:06 AM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: RoosterRedux

The last two hundred years the collectivists have been on the warpath preparing for their false messiah for ruling the globe.

It’s either Obama or someone he knows I bet!


22 posted on 01/11/2014 10:05:53 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: robowombat
After the extraordinary and interminable proceedings surrounding the demise of Nelson Mandela it will be interesting to see how the 'prestige media' cover Sharon's funeral.

Oh, there will be no comparison! Stories will include the term, 'controversial', which might have appeared in stories about Mandela. But most stories will certainly use the term ' brutal', which would NOT have appeared in any mainstream media story about Mandela, even though many of his followers used very brutal tactics against his enemies.

The MSM will trash Sharon, for having the audacity to try to protect Israel against annihilation by Arab forces, and the homicide bombers who were grown and nurtured in the camps in which they were raised, hearing nothing but hate for the Jews every day. Those camps were necessary because those same Arabs told them that the Jews would kill every Arab in the country, so they fled, but no Arab country would take them in.

23 posted on 01/11/2014 10:11:26 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: Bobalu

Ariel Sharon is missed. Oh G-d, how he is missed! A true Lion of Judah.

:^(


24 posted on 01/11/2014 10:13:09 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Jack Hydrazine
It’s either Obama or someone he knows I bet!

I have thought for quite a while it might Obama in his pre-full-Satanic-investment(possession) state.

What better way to have the AC gain headway than to present him as a messiah to the Liberals and a bumbling idiot to conservative Christians and Jews.

And then at the right time, Satan (in some form or another) moves into little Barry and the game begins in earnest.

Bumbling Barry becomes something of a fully in-control Incredible Hulk, but with an intellect and cunning to match his physique.

25 posted on 01/11/2014 10:17:41 AM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: robowombat
Mandela remembered for greatness, with "necklacing" atrocities all ignored by the media.

Sharon one of the greatest military commanders ever, but it will all be ignored by the media, with the "Sabra and Shatilla massacre" fiction highlighted.

26 posted on 01/11/2014 10:21:26 AM PST by montag813
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To: RoosterRedux

Barry does have an IQ of 138 according to intel sources I have heard speak.


27 posted on 01/11/2014 10:22:39 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: RoosterRedux

I know the messiah.

It’s not been a “secret.”

Better late for the party, than not at all.


28 posted on 01/11/2014 10:23:32 AM PST by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: robowombat

Rest in peace and condolences to his family and Israel.


29 posted on 01/11/2014 11:20:27 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Vermont Lt

I know Him too, and He will be back soon.


30 posted on 01/11/2014 11:28:11 AM PST by thecodont
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To: Cicero

My concern as well, and I’m puzzled why you seem to be the only one to bring it up. It was very curious he was struck down when he was in the midst of said giveaways. Even the dissident party he formed when leaving Likud was named Kadima (”Forward”), a leftist mantra.


31 posted on 01/11/2014 12:16:02 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: EDINVA
Obama will send a deputy assistant undersecretary to represent the U.S.

Possibly. More likely he will ask Malik Shabazz Zulu to attend for him. Sharon was one of them Jooos, you know.

32 posted on 01/11/2014 12:21:23 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: robowombat

Glad to see most here not spewing the Left’s views on Sharon.


33 posted on 01/11/2014 12:22:30 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Most of the comments on Yahoo and a few other 'news' sites are 90% anti-Sharon and appear to be written by Muslims or their sympathizers who denounce Sharon as an evil man who will rot in hell for his alleged 'crimes', blah, blah, blah. It's depressing.

I suspect Obama will have a flunky like Carney deliver a very brief, innocuous statement regretting the passing of Ariel Sharon at 85,but not much more. Some third-rate functionary will attend the funeral. Obama wouldn't be dream of going for fear of offending his Muslim buddies and leftist supporters who all view Israel as a 'cancer' on the Muslim world.

34 posted on 01/11/2014 1:26:54 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: robowombat

May God reward this great leader.


35 posted on 01/11/2014 1:37:20 PM PST by Faith
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Is it a coincidence that he had that massive stroke six months after he gave orders for all Israelis to be evacuated from the Gaza Strip after he had given it to the Muslim?. Can anyone forget the tears of the IDF soldiers as they were forcing the Israelis from their homes and the evacuation of the Gaza Strip following Sharon’s orders?


36 posted on 01/11/2014 1:55:48 PM PST by Newfy
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To: Cicero; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; justiceseeker93

That’s possible I guess.

So many politicians do a face/heel turn though, it’s just as likely he merely “(d)evolved in office” like the preponderance of them.

RIP.


37 posted on 01/11/2014 9:48:21 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy
I remember when Sharon was first chosen for Prime Minister, some lefty news media talking heads (can't remember who they were) began balking that Sharon was to the right of Netanyahu and Likud would "regret" naming such an "extremist" to lead the country.

Of course, he turned out to be the exact opposite. I'm glad that his "legacy" of creating Kadima has effectively disappeared. There was talk for a while that the party was doing well without Sharon at the helm and that Israel would become a three party system. Now Kadima is the smallest party in the Knesset and has a measly two seats. I guess voters just aren't too keen on electing a party that stands for nothing. Shocking, huh?

But lately I haven't been too keen on Likud, either. Some freeper told me they're actually ideologically like Clinton's 1992 era "New Democrats". Shame, Netanyahu sounds so good on TV!

Off topic, and possibly speaking ill of the dead, but its a good thing it's a Hebrew name because "Ariel Sharon" pretty much sounds like a female politician by American English standards. :-/

38 posted on 01/12/2014 6:23:51 PM PST by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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