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White House blasts Hamas attack breaking cease-fire as ‘barbaric’
thehill.com ^ | 8/1/14 | Rebecca Shabad

Posted on 08/01/2014 11:08:14 AM PDT by ColdOne

The White House on Friday blasted Hamas for violating a 72-hour cease-fire agreement, calling the abduction of an Israeli soldier “barbaric.”

White House spokesman Josh Earnest acknowledged reports that Hamas had used the cease-fire as cover to carry out an attack on Israeli soldiers.

“That would be a rather barbaric violation of the cease-fire agreement,” Earnest said on CNN’s “New Day.” “Hamas is entirely responsible for upholding their end of the bargain, and it’s apparent that they did not do that."

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: ceasefire; gazaceasefire; hamas; hamasceasefire; israel; obamadoctrine; obamaforeignpolicy; obamalegacy; obamapresser; proislamist; propalestinianwar
I guess WH mad at Hamas for ruining Kerry's grand cease fire photo-op.
1 posted on 08/01/2014 11:08:14 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne
Hard to believe that there's anyone in the White Haus that would speak the truth!
2 posted on 08/01/2014 11:09:15 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: ColdOne
500 points goes to the White House for scoring positively in the category of “Obvious”
3 posted on 08/01/2014 11:10:02 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: ColdOne

This is from The Onion, right?


4 posted on 08/01/2014 11:10:06 AM PDT by blu
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To: ColdOne

LOL at the White House being shocked that a TERRORIST organization who in their own charter calls for the destruction of Israel, wouldn’t keep up with their end of the bargain


5 posted on 08/01/2014 11:11:03 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: ColdOne

He is incensed because they did it in a way it which it could be proved that ‘they’ violated it.


6 posted on 08/01/2014 11:11:39 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: PATRIOT1876
It's all for show. Secretly, the WH hopes Hamas crushes Israel. Still trying to make Obama look tough. Isn't working.
7 posted on 08/01/2014 11:11:47 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: blu

No I had to check it twice to make sure.


8 posted on 08/01/2014 11:11:53 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: ColdOne

Well, Mr. White House, what do you expect barbarians to do?


9 posted on 08/01/2014 11:12:05 AM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: ColdOne

“I believe silence will be met with silence”

Don’t tell me that Obama doesn’t sincerely believe this.


10 posted on 08/01/2014 11:12:10 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: ColdOne

The White House had their fingers crossed while saying it


11 posted on 08/01/2014 11:12:50 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: chris37

“Victims” won’t be violent if the oppressors stop oppressing.

They truly believe this.


12 posted on 08/01/2014 11:12:56 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: ColdOne

Since when did “would be rather barbaric” (implying that they didn’t do it) turn into “blasts” ... Just asking.


13 posted on 08/01/2014 11:13:13 AM PDT by livius
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To: chris37
even while the Josher...was making his obvious statement....barry and company were congratulating their mooselom compatriots in HAMAS






14 posted on 08/01/2014 11:13:49 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: All

this is one of those statements that will not be repeated or quietly walked back. It’s just an effort to be on all sides to deflect criticism.


15 posted on 08/01/2014 11:13:56 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: ColdOne

Moochelle should tweet #HamasThatWasBarbaric. That’d teach ‘em :-)


16 posted on 08/01/2014 11:13:58 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Nice...very nice!


17 posted on 08/01/2014 11:14:11 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: ColdOne
Barbarians?

"...reminiscent of genghis khan"?

18 posted on 08/01/2014 11:17:04 AM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: ColdOne

The headline pretends it is definitive.
It is not.
The headline does NOT match the future subjunctive
that the Hamas White House used to protect its
funding, weaponizing, and protecting of Hamas.


19 posted on 08/01/2014 11:17:43 AM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: Diogenesis

It is definitely the Hamas White House.

The only thing I can think is that Obama believes he will be at the top of the heap in the new caliphate.


20 posted on 08/01/2014 11:19:57 AM PDT by livius
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To: ColdOne

“Hamas is entirely responsible for upholding their end of the bargain”

Has Hamas ever, even once, since it was formed...honored a cease fire?

Why on earth would you expect something different now.


21 posted on 08/01/2014 11:20:35 AM PDT by lacrew
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To: ColdOne

“MISSION ACCOMPLISHED”


22 posted on 08/01/2014 11:20:49 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: Gaffer; GeronL

Maybe this was just the actions of lone wolf extremists with no connection to any terrorist organizations or possibly even WORKPLACE VIOLENCE!


23 posted on 08/01/2014 11:22:38 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: ColdOne

“Barbaric “ seems to be the Administration’s new favorite word.


24 posted on 08/01/2014 11:24:32 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: ColdOne

Barbarians acting like barbarians..who would have thunk?


25 posted on 08/01/2014 11:24:36 AM PDT by Hildy (Falling down is how you grow. Staying down is how you die.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Well, I’m guessing that’s what the cabal in the White House is probably concocting as a backstory. WH has a script, and somebody, some Muslim somewhere didn’t read it and the Prez is understandably pissed.


26 posted on 08/01/2014 11:25:02 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: lacrew

I would state with confidence that EVERY cease fire since 1948 was broken by an attack on Israel.


27 posted on 08/01/2014 11:27:11 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: ColdOne

No one, but NO ONE, believes anything coming out of the White (Out) House.

The only believable thing emanating from that sewer hole is the stench.


28 posted on 08/01/2014 11:29:09 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: ColdOne

I’m sure Hamas is shaking in their boots knowing they actually lost Josh Earnest now. < /sarc >

Seriously when (if ever) are these fools going to realize neither side cares what we, the US, does or says anymore? Our authority as a leader has been thoroughly vanquished by our own incompetence.


29 posted on 08/01/2014 11:30:35 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: ColdOne

One day wonder.


30 posted on 08/01/2014 11:31:59 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: ColdOne

If this was Bubba Clinton, I’d say he was trying to triangulate the situation. Since it’s Obama, I’d have to say the pres is confused about the situation because he’s not smart enough to understand what’s going on, and reading about it makes his brain hurt.


31 posted on 08/01/2014 11:32:39 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: ColdOne

lol


32 posted on 08/01/2014 11:36:42 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: ColdOne

Of course they’ll still blame it on Israel.


33 posted on 08/01/2014 11:37:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: fatnotlazy
* Still trying to make Obama look tough. Isn't working. *

Maybe the White House will make a JibJab with Obama’s head on Rocky...

34 posted on 08/01/2014 11:38:39 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: ColdOne

“That would be a rather barbaric violation of the cease-fire agreement,” Earnest said on CNN’s “New Day.”

It “would be a rather barbaric violation...?” Would be IF WHAT? How about IT IS A BARBARIC VIOLATION OF THE CEASEFIRE AGREEMENT??? F’ing morons, they can’t even speak the unvarnished truth when it smacks them in the face.

“Hamas is entirely responsible for upholding their end of the bargain, and it’s apparent that they did not do that.”

REALLY? You mean the the eviiiiiiil JOOOOOOOOS are not responsible for Hamas terrorists coming through a tunnel to kidnap an Israel soldier after killing several more? Wow, who woulda thunk it? Thanks, Josh, for clearing that up, oh Master of the Obvious.


35 posted on 08/01/2014 11:49:33 AM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: ColdOne

Hamass = Barbaric, welcome to the party pal, you get the Captain Obvious award for the year!


36 posted on 08/01/2014 12:19:57 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: ColdOne

Welp. I guess I’m with Hamas now.


37 posted on 08/01/2014 1:06:04 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: TangoLimaSierra

Better title:

moslems being moslems


38 posted on 08/01/2014 1:15:23 PM PDT by whistleduck
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To: ColdOne

Hamas—frickin’ islamic LIARS who our LIAR in chief will stand with when ill winds blow.


39 posted on 08/01/2014 2:42:35 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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