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US: Restrict Gaza operation to precise action against tunnels
Times of Israel ^ | 7/18/2014 | Rebecca Shimoni Stoil

Posted on 07/18/2014 2:42:53 AM PDT by markomalley

WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State John Kerry told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the US strongly supports Israel’s right to defend itself against threats posed by the Gaza tunnels dug into Israel and urged Israel to limit its ground operation to a precision offensive against the tunnels, the State Department revealed late Thursday evening.

In a statement following a Thursday afternoon phone call between Netanyahu and Kerry as Israel launched a ground offensive into Gaza, State Department officials said that “the secretary reaffirmed [the US's] strong support for Israel’s right to defend itself against terrorist threats emanating from tunnels into Israel and expressed our view that this should be a precise operation to target tunnels, as described in a statement from the Israeli Defense Forces.”

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel
KEYWORDS: rop
Lurch demonstrated far more competence in this role:


1 posted on 07/18/2014 2:42:53 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Now, is a perfect time to seek a strategic victory. Limiting this to an incursion aimed only at the tunnels would be a big mistake.


2 posted on 07/18/2014 2:44:38 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: markomalley

Bibi, tell the American regime to piss off.


3 posted on 07/18/2014 2:44:55 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: markomalley

——the secretary reaffirmed [the US’s] strong support for Israel’s right to defend itself against terrorist threats emanating from tunnels into Israel and expressed our view that this should be a precise operation to target tunnels,——

So says the adminstration as they play both sides....

If they really meant this....US funding for Hamas and the PA would be immediately cut off... and given to Israel....


4 posted on 07/18/2014 2:50:17 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: markomalley

Israel to Kerry: STFU!


5 posted on 07/18/2014 2:59:04 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: markomalley

Uhmmmm...yeah...America. ..FU...We are under siege and we will kill the rats where we find em...

Thnx fer nuttin...


6 posted on 07/18/2014 3:00:07 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: markomalley

Right after YOU take precise action against your border ... until then ... stfu.


7 posted on 07/18/2014 3:01:44 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: elhombrelibre
Israel has the perfect opportunity to destroy hamas, which is the Gaza arm of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt wants to see hamas destroyed along with the the rest of the Muslim Brotherhood's terror groups.

It is absolutely beyond dispute that the one and only consistent driving force in the Obama Administration is it's inexplicable and tenacious support for and allegiance to the Muslim Brotherhood's various terrorist splinter groups such as HAMAS, ISIS, al-Qaeda, the Taliban , Egyptian ex president Morsi and the entire Muslim Brotherhood led Arab Spring movement.

8 posted on 07/18/2014 3:15:35 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: markomalley

Israel will have scored a tactical victory, if it has the stomach to take out Hamas’ command and control underground city (not a bunker, a city) -— beneath a hospital in the center of Gaza City.

Else the rocket attack will either continue or pause before starting up again at some other date.


9 posted on 07/18/2014 3:40:34 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: markomalley

To correct a problem you correct the problem...not the results of the problem. If you don’t, the problem will always be there.

A statement that the Jews have never figured out yet.

Plugging holes under the border is an absolutely insane idea for they have done that time and time again with the result.....more holes.

You eliminate the vermin that digs the holes and “viola!” the holes go away on their own...along with the missiles they shoot.


10 posted on 07/18/2014 4:02:13 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: markomalley

The arrogance of this dork telling Israel what to do is beyond words.


11 posted on 07/18/2014 4:02:26 AM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: markomalley

Well played.


12 posted on 07/18/2014 4:13:11 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: rdcbn
Hamas is a movement, not easily destroyed. Israel did this in January 2009. They'll need to repeat in a few years.
13 posted on 07/18/2014 4:14:43 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: ScottinVA
Bibi, tell the American regime to piss off.

I would wager that sentiment has been made clear. In diplomatic language, of course.

14 posted on 07/18/2014 4:15:03 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: markomalley

One wonders what Kerry’s position would be if someone was continuously lobbing rockets at his yacht?


15 posted on 07/18/2014 4:19:53 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: markomalley

Kerry apparently KNOWS where the weapons are,
as he knew in Boston BEFORE the murders of the Boston
Atrocity.

The Federal gov’t knew the mosque had weapons
and protected the terrorists NOT EVEN DEMANDING
THEY HAVE PASSPORTS.


16 posted on 07/18/2014 4:28:31 AM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: markomalley

No more revealing words come out of the mouth of President Jarrett.

Do not hurt my allies. Do not defend yourselves, like we do not protect ourselves when we go to war. Follow the COIN rules of engagement and everyone will be fine.

Eh, Petraeus?


17 posted on 07/18/2014 4:33:38 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: rdcbn

“Inexplicable...support for the Muslim Brotherhood”

Just search for Jarrett bio and her history in Chicago politics. Good read. Explains everything. Absolutely everything from Extortion 17 to Benghazi, to the Bergdahl trade, to our COIN rules of engagement, to the porous border in the south, where the kids who turn themselves in are overwhelming the border patrol so that those who are sneaking in don’t even have to sneak anymore.


18 posted on 07/18/2014 4:50:34 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: markomalley

It really must be said that after totally f***ing up America’s foreign policy, the Obama administration is wonderfully generous in its offer to f*** up Israel’s, too.


19 posted on 07/18/2014 4:51:59 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: PIF

“take out Hamas’ command and control underground city (not a bunker, a city) -— beneath a hospital in the center of Gaza City.”

Juicy target indeed. Maybe wait for a surge in electronic emmissions, or indications that someone important is home, then drop some earth penetrating bunker busters to train for Iran’s underground targets. The big wigs are probably cowering with a bunch of pre-schoolers somewhere until things cool off though, and you don’t get an intel exploit that way. But still, a nice little love note if you have to call off operations.


20 posted on 07/18/2014 5:09:44 AM PDT by BeauBo
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To: markomalley

Calls for Israeli restraint angered me during the Bush administration as we’ll. Condi Rice and Colin Powell used to urge restraint when Israel had been attacked, and I thought it was evidence of extreme stupidity back then too.

These were two people that should have known better. And if they didn’t Bush should have. Alas it happened over and over. Each time it angered me.

Now we have Lurch doing it. Obama has too. Just how much restraint would these people use if their neighbors were hitting their home with rockets?

They should STFU.


21 posted on 07/18/2014 5:31:53 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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To: DoughtyOne
Now we have Lurch doing it. Obama has too. Just how much restraint would these people use if their neighbors were hitting their home with rockets?

With 300,000 new illegal aliens (including an unknown number of ISIS and Al Qaeda Terrorists) who have crossed our border this year, we may get to find out that out soon.

Will Israel call upon the United States to exercise restraint when we get hit by a thousand bombs?

22 posted on 07/18/2014 5:38:10 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: markomalley

Kerry: “I demand to be relevant!”


23 posted on 07/18/2014 5:53:33 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: huldah1776
where the kids who turn themselves in are overwhelming the border patrol so that those who are sneaking in don’t even have to sneak anymore.

If they don't have to 'sneak' in, why are they wearing these ?

Obama sneakers.


24 posted on 07/18/2014 8:24:22 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: UCANSEE2

LOL must have been a subconscious reply cause I haven’t used the word sneak in a loooooong time! LOL


25 posted on 07/18/2014 9:32:57 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: P-Marlowe

Ouch! That’s right. Good question.


26 posted on 07/18/2014 9:58:49 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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Here’s a running account of news reports related to these recent events with Israel and Hamas. If you want to catch up on the news accounts ... they are here ...

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/stisraelhamas/index

It’s listed from newest to oldest, so go to the bottom to start.


27 posted on 07/18/2014 11:23:58 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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