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Israel begins heaviest bombardment yet in Gaza, sending residents fleeing
washingtonpost.com ^ | July 19, 2014 | Booth, Raghavan and Eglash

Posted on 07/20/2014 3:44:13 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

GAZA CITY — In the heaviest bombardment of its 13-day offensive, Israel pummeled a neighborhood in east Gaza overnight Sunday, producing gruesome images of bodies dead in the streets amid masses of rubble.

Thousands of panicked residents were pouring out of the area in mass flight Sunday morning. The scene at Shifa Medical Center, Gaza’s main hospital, was chaotic. Ambulance drivers reported great difficulty entering the east Gaza town called Shijaiyah, which bore the brunt of continuous fire.

After a brief lull at dawn, midmorning Sunday saw an increase of artillery and tank shelling. Explosions sounded closer to the center of Gaza City and the sky was filled with Israeli drones witnessing the mass exodus of civilians.

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
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Genesis 12:1-3, 13:14-18, 15:1-21, 17:4-8, 22:15-18, 26:1-5 and Psalm 89:28-37.
1 posted on 07/20/2014 3:44:13 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The haze has a red tint that drifts from the enemies’ lines. Full red maybe is the order of the day.


2 posted on 07/20/2014 3:57:30 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Has anybody seen a headline reading: “Palestinians begin heaviest bombardment. Israelis flee. Children killed.” (?)

Even when the press is at its least biased it is biased.


3 posted on 07/20/2014 4:03:22 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Use much larger bombs and to hell with avoiding civilian casualties.
Also hit mosques, that is where they are hiding missiles as the moosie turds know them Jews will avoid hitting em there.
No such thing as a non combatant.


4 posted on 07/20/2014 4:05:50 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Joe Boucher

10-4 Joe. Best plan!


5 posted on 07/20/2014 4:13:25 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Joe Boucher

Keep the upper hand. Unless the rockets are launched off the mosques, leave them for the ground offensive so with the discovery of any rockets inside, bring in the Caterpillars to clean the streets up after they have EOD dispose of them in the mosques. Video catalog everything and I mean everything.


6 posted on 07/20/2014 4:16:35 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: Berlin_Freeper; All

Anyone have a link to a Live Streaming Cam?


7 posted on 07/20/2014 4:21:39 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: Gen.Blather

Hve yet to see a news report saying Palestinians are lobbing missiles at Israel. Always just Hamas like they are some entirely separate entity.


8 posted on 07/20/2014 4:23:37 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Berlin_Freeper

In 2009, Israel launched a ground operation, but bowed to pressure to pull back, based on a “negotiations breakthrough.” What that accomplished for the Hamas demons was continued possession of their rocket batteries. This cannot be allowed to happen again. Israel is going to take a media beating anyway, so Netanyahu should ignore the rantings of the little boy king in the White House and do what’s best for Israel.


9 posted on 07/20/2014 4:25:13 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Shifa Medical Center in Gaza City is where Hamas has its Main Command and Control city (a city, not a bunker) - located deep beneath the Center.


10 posted on 07/20/2014 4:28:00 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Sacajaweau

“Always just Hamas like they are some entirely separate entity”

By the press it would probably be considered racist to tar all Muslims or all Palestinians with acts of aggression. To maintain that a two state solutions works you also have to maintain the fiction that there are “moderate” Muslims. And, there are Muslims who don’t themselves commit violence. But for the most part they venerate it and support it in others. I’ve seen photos of Palestinians dressing their babies and toddlers in suicide suits for celebrations. What message does that send to the kids?


11 posted on 07/20/2014 4:34:23 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: mazda77

No. Hit the mosques now - they only use them for the sympathy liberal media to whine about being destroyed. Hamas would have no qualms hitting synagogs and temples - or churches and hospitals come to that. This is a religious war, make no mistake. Hamas (an Iranian proxy) aims to exterminate Israel and all Jews within it.


12 posted on 07/20/2014 4:35:33 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Gen.Blather
A Muslim is a Muslim.

Even if you're a so-called moderate, you support those muzzies who are practicing the intention of Mohammed...World Domination and "Kill all the Christians and Jews".

In other words, as long as you're a muzzie, you're a believer and participant in what they do for allah.

Religion?? BS

13 posted on 07/20/2014 4:40:16 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Gen.Blather
The message isn't so much for the kids who are raised to become myrtars, but for the western press and us.




14 posted on 07/20/2014 4:41:45 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Joe Boucher

Put a nuke right down on top of Imanutjobs palace, see how fast the rest of the cockroaches leave Israel alone.


15 posted on 07/20/2014 4:41:56 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: Joe Boucher

-——an increase of artillery and tank shelling-——

Now we’re getting there. Accurate and prolonged artillery can obliterate an area including not only the surface structures, but the hidden underground facilities as well. The population was warned to leave so any people remaining are de facto combatants.

The shelling is much less expensive and more accurate for systematic area destruction.


16 posted on 07/20/2014 4:42:31 AM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: Gen.Blather

Obama can send a drone into Pakistan to kill militants and in the process kill dozens of innocent civilians. Do you think the American press and journalists say a word about this. Hell No. If Florida was getting bombarded every day with rockets from Cuba, do you think we would stand by and say thank you can I have another. It is time Israel finally wiped Gaza off the map. Enough is enough


17 posted on 07/20/2014 5:06:16 AM PDT by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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To: bert

Proper policy has always been to shoot back.
Counter-battery radar of the 1960’s could predict not only the impact of incoming fire, but could accurately place the origin. Newer stuff HAS to be better.
A consistent policy of always shooting back (105, 155, 175mm gun or 8”—whatever serves) in response to each and every rocket launch’s point of origin would stop the fire.
It’s MUCH cheaper, and cheaper in lives which is the main point.


18 posted on 07/20/2014 5:06:26 AM PDT by Flintlock (islam is a LIE, mohamuud a PEDOPHILE, sharia is POISON.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
The "heavy bombardment with civilian casualties" is just a tap on the shoulder compared to the real thing.
19 posted on 07/20/2014 5:12:03 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. Hat)
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To: Joe Boucher

I noticed during the Sunni-Shiite conflicts in Iraq that neither side has the least compunction about blowing up one another’s mosques. I guess it’s only a sacrilege when “infidels” do it.


20 posted on 07/20/2014 5:20:00 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Israel should have been broadcasting live as soon as the missile warnings started.

http://broadcast-live.com/israel.html

a list.


21 posted on 07/20/2014 6:07:09 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Jim Noble

This is a Vietnam-Afghanistan limited war operation not a George S. Patton WW II type all out war operation.

The media hypes it all.....


22 posted on 07/20/2014 6:12:00 AM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I don’t sign up for anything since the truth should be free. Why sign up for propaganda?

http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/07/gaza-ground-war-started-live-updates/


23 posted on 07/20/2014 6:13:02 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Nextrush

“This is a Vietnam-Afghanistan limited war operation not a George S. Patton WW II type all out war operation”

In other words, defeat instead of victory.


24 posted on 07/20/2014 6:34:06 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. Hat)
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To: PIF

I know your point very well, but you did not get the intent of what I said. Not only is it a religious war, it is also a media one as well. My points were to use the media’s template against them and in turn reverse the implications of their ultimate destruction of their weapons safe houses.

Prove it, and annihilate it IN PLACE, get it? Blowing up mosques because their intelligence says the weapons are there is no better than Colin Powell standing before the security Council. Just because our intelligence said so still did nothing to quell the liars.

Blitz them, catch the stockpiles on video and show them being blown up in the place they found them without ever cutting the video. Two things are accomplished. You capture their arms and then dispose of them where they found them, no matter where they find them.

In sports, they call that a twofer.


25 posted on 07/20/2014 7:05:02 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: Jim Noble

It will be an ultimate defeat in the end if there are more concessions at negotiating tables, land given to the terrorist state of Palestine etc.

These limited operations don’t eliminate enemies.

Israel had a shot at it in 1982 when it launched a major operation into Lebanon and had Yassar Arafat and the PLO trapped on the Beirut waterfront.

But the United States and other nations put the brakes on that operation of Prime Minister Menachen Begin and Defense Minister Ariel Sharon.

Italian and French troops, along with US Marines, were installed on the Beirut coastline as a buffer while the Israelis pulled back.....


26 posted on 07/20/2014 8:13:56 AM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: mazda77

We disagree.

The intel was right and Colin Powell was right - just the delay was long enough for the Russians and Iraqis to move the chemical weapons to Syria.

This war will not be won or lost in the media - it will only end when the last sob willing to die for his cause dies.


27 posted on 07/20/2014 10:49:27 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: PIF

You and I both know the intel was correct but without having the guts to back it up instead of letting the media and the left define the template, the media won, regardless of the truth. My point was to stay out in front of the truth and document it in a way that the leftist media cannot redefine it.


28 posted on 07/20/2014 11:25:01 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: Sacajaweau

A huge cult where people can feel Godly about mass murdering! Brainwashed idiots.


29 posted on 07/20/2014 12:00:30 PM PDT by felixandbowinkle (let irritations pass and become truly happy and strong..fhu.com!)
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To: bert

Nephews from west point.
One an artillery officer along the Korean border.
Said he was ready and not afraid but wouldn’t tell mewhat kind of shells they had


30 posted on 07/20/2014 2:14:17 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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