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US Support Wavering Obama Has Serious Concerns about Gaza Casualties
Jewish Press ^ | July 21st, 2014 | Hana Levi Julian

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.

Israel’s ‘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 children’s 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.

Israel’s 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.


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1 posted on 07/21/2014 5:59:56 PM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson

When was Mr. Obama’s support for Israel strong?


2 posted on 07/21/2014 6:02:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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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?

OBAMA'S "PALESTINIAN" CONTRIBUTIONS FLAGGED BY FEC, OBAMA KNEW DID NOT REPORT

3 posted on 07/21/2014 6:03:16 PM PDT by SJackson (government tampers with a freedom so fundamental, one shudders to think what lies ahead. Card Dolan)
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To: SJackson
Big Obama's State Dept and the UN's rockets given to Hamas
terrorize children in Tel Aviv 7/16 -- as planned.


4 posted on 07/21/2014 6:04:03 PM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I had a feeling that Israel was going to simply brush Obama aside on this and I don’t blame them a bit.


5 posted on 07/21/2014 6:04:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“When was Mr. Obama’s support for Israel strong?”

Why do Jews still support the Democrat party, AT ALL?!


6 posted on 07/21/2014 6:05:28 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: SJackson

So the deaths in Syria and that Boko Haram gang are okay then.


7 posted on 07/21/2014 6:06:59 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: SJackson

Obama’s drones have killed over 2400 civilians


8 posted on 07/21/2014 6:07:06 PM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: SJackson
"...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...."

It is apparent who the Gentlemen are here. And Lurch isn't one of them.

9 posted on 07/21/2014 6:09:34 PM PDT by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: SJackson

They are such fools. They play the propagandists’ game. Useless idiots!


10 posted on 07/21/2014 6:09:53 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring." Jonah Goldberg)
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To: 444Flyer

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.


11 posted on 07/21/2014 6:12:16 PM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: kcvl

“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.


12 posted on 07/21/2014 6:14:42 PM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: kcvl

There are different types of Jews: Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Reconstructionist, Humanistic and Jewish Renewal and sub groups within those.


13 posted on 07/21/2014 6:15:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: SJackson

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.


14 posted on 07/21/2014 6:18:27 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: SJackson

Are the Muslims in Gaza Sunni or Shiite?


15 posted on 07/21/2014 6:20:56 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: SJackson

Sounds like Obama/Kerry trying to rescue Hamas. Egypt ought to advise Kerry that he would be better received in some other country.


16 posted on 07/21/2014 6:21:04 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: kcvl

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.


17 posted on 07/21/2014 6:23:28 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: SJackson

Israel should be attacking the terrorists without hurting anybody. It is absolutely wrong that anyone but Jews should die.


18 posted on 07/21/2014 6:28:00 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: SJackson

Hamas has turned down a cease fire three times. So be it!!


19 posted on 07/21/2014 6:34:26 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: CondorFlight
...(The Hamas high command is under a hospital.)...

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.

20 posted on 07/21/2014 6:35:51 PM PDT by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: rockinqsranch

M O N E Y


21 posted on 07/21/2014 6:37:18 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SJackson
How about the christians being run out of Mosul or slaughtered in Nigeria and Sudan, Mr President?

I haven't heard you utter so much as a grunt about them.

22 posted on 07/21/2014 6:39:08 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: SJackson

Maybe they can give Lurch some puzzles to work on once he arrives. Keep him busy with something harmless.


23 posted on 07/21/2014 6:42:30 PM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: SJackson
Are there any leaders talking to Hamas and telling them to stop the Rocket attacks?

Hello? (echo)

24 posted on 07/21/2014 6:58:20 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Avid Coug

He’d prefer lobster.


25 posted on 07/21/2014 7:06:31 PM PDT by SJackson (government tampers with a freedom so fundamental, one shudders to think what lies ahead. Card Dolan)
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To: SJackson

Kerry sold out So. Vietnam, betrayed his fellow servicemen, tried to aid the Marxist dictatorship in Nicaragua, and betrayed the search for our VN POWS/MIAS, so why is selling out a few Jews any big deal to him?

From: MadMax, one of the researchers for “Unfit for Command”.

We know Kerry very well. He’s a poisonous snake in human form. In other words, a Democrat POS.


26 posted on 07/21/2014 7:35:14 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
We have a government of degenerate CRIMINALS.
27 posted on 07/21/2014 8:04:08 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: kcvl
Why do Jews still support the Democrat party, AT ALL?!

Because the allegiance of the RAT bastard Jewish liberals in this country is to their liberal, left-wing, socialist Marxist ideology, which by the way is also anti-Christian, anti-Israel & pro-Hamas. 78% of the Jews in this country voted for 0dumb0 and the democRAT party, and would do so again in a heart beat. They are Jewish in name only, their real allegiance is to their socialist overlords and radical left wing ideology.

28 posted on 07/21/2014 8:05:47 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: CondorFlight

There are no innocent philistines

Israel would be wise to drive them all out and turn the area into a free fire zone


29 posted on 07/21/2014 8:07:54 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: jwalsh07
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.

100% correct!

30 posted on 07/21/2014 8:08:18 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Avid Coug

Just put a rich widow in front of that maniac, problem solved


31 posted on 07/21/2014 8:10:44 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: SJackson

The headline writer confuses Obama with the USA.


32 posted on 07/22/2014 2:31:33 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
The headline writer confuses Obama with the USA.

No kidding, huh?

33 posted on 07/22/2014 2:34:38 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: SJackson

He and Kerry are true 1960’s peacenik throwbacks.


34 posted on 07/22/2014 4:10:05 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ($$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. Defund Obama! $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$)
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To: SJackson

A statement would be showing Jon Cary the door. And tell him to not come back.


35 posted on 07/22/2014 4:14:30 AM PDT by dforest
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To: skeeter

How about the christians being run out of Mosul or slaughtered in Nigeria and Sudan, Mr President?
I haven’t heard you utter so much as a grunt about them.

And some people thing Muzlims just hate the Jews because they want Israel. No, they hate other Muzzies if they are not of the same Clan, but mainly they hate non Muzlims like Christians and anyone else who doesn’t knuckle under and become a convert to Islam.


36 posted on 07/22/2014 10:03:06 PM PDT by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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