Skip to comments.US Support Wavering Obama Has Serious Concerns about Gaza Casualties
Posted on 07/21/2014 5:59:56 PM PDT by SJackson
Secy of State John Kerry is on his way to the region to begin efforts to force another 'cease fire' down Israel's throat before the threat from Hamas is ended.
Israels strongest supporter is already wavering. Doubts about the wisdom of continuing Operation Protective Edge are being expressed from the White House as soon as the IDF struck a decisive blow in a Gaza neighborhood where Hamas terrorists stored some of their most deadly missiles. The ordnance was, of course, stashed under civilian buildings a mosque, a hospital, a childrens playround, and more.
For three days the IDF dropped flyers, called homes and sent SMS text messages warning residents to leave the area so they would not be harmed when the attack began. Hamas pressured its people not to. Some had the sense to flee the area, and others chose to remain as human shields. The brutal, bloody firefight in Seijaiya cost a lot of lives on both sides and panicked leaders around the world including officials in the White House.
In his second call to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu since Friday, U.S. President Barack Obama expressed serious concern about the growing number of casualties in Gaza.
Israels prime minister was also notified during the call that Obama was sending Secretary of State John Kerry back to the region. Kerry was boarding a plane to head for Cairo, where he would pressure Israel and Hamas to negotiate another cease fire.
According to a statement issued by the White House, the move was aimed at helping protect civilians in both Gaza and Israel. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, meanwhile, has called on Israel to exercise maximum restraint and do far more to protect civilians without specifying exactly how the IDF should accomplish that task. He also called on Hamas to end its rocket fire from Gaza.
The IDF drops flyers warning civilians in every target neighborhood prior to an attack, calls homes and sends SMS text messages asking residents to leave the area hours and sometimes days before carrying out operations all of which puts its own forces in danger and of course alerts the enemy to its plans. Not one armed force of any other nation in the world does the same.
When was Mr. Obama’s support for Israel strong?
Loyal to his supporters I suppose. No links handy to threads about the Obama call centers in Gaza in 2008 Here's one to other Palestinian election violations. What would Eric Holder do?
I had a feeling that Israel was going to simply brush Obama aside on this and I don’t blame them a bit.
“When was Mr. Obamas support for Israel strong?”
Why do Jews still support the Democrat party, AT ALL?!
So the deaths in Syria and that Boko Haram gang are okay then.
Obama’s drones have killed over 2400 civilians
It is apparent who the Gentlemen are here. And Lurch isn't one of them.
They are such fools. They play the propagandists’ game. Useless idiots!
Hamas was estimated to have 10,000 rockets. They may have since imported more.
They have fired about 1000; Israel has destroyed about 3000.
That leaves at least 6000 more.
If those are stored under hospitals, schools, etc., there is only one way to get at them. (The Hamas high command is under a hospital.)
In WWII, the US would have known what to do—bomb the sites and win the war. The onus for having hidden behind civilian shields would have been on the nazis.
We would not have accepted losing the war, or taking unnecessary casualties; and once the enemy gets away with hiding behind civilians, he will do it again and again and again.
“Why do Jews still support the Democrat party, AT ALL?!”
I wonder too. Wonder of all wonders is why ANYBODY still supports the Democrat party? It must be that mental thing we have heard about so much.
There are different types of Jews: Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Reconstructionist, Humanistic and Jewish Renewal and sub groups within those.
Barry has no room to talk. Look at how many “children” have died trying to grab Barry’s Golden Ring to earn a swat at the BIG Pinata.
Are the Muslims in Gaza Sunni or Shiite?
Sounds like Obama/Kerry trying to rescue Hamas. Egypt ought to advise Kerry that he would be better received in some other country.
Because left wing Jews give primacy to the left wing rather than the Jew. Simple and if you don’t think those same left wing Jews would stand idly by while jihadists wiped out Israel then you don’t understand the left.
Israel should be attacking the terrorists without hurting anybody. It is absolutely wrong that anyone but Jews should die.
Hamas has turned down a cease fire three times. So be it!!
Then the notice to evacuate should have gone out already. The blood is, and always has been, on the hands of Hamas. But Lurch won't bring up that little piece of information.
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