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Caption Israeli Children Inscribing 155mm Artillery Shells (ARTY Graffiti)
Drudge Report ^ | 17 JUL 06 | dcbryan1

Posted on 07/17/2006 6:31:13 PM PDT by DCBryan1

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To: rogue yam
I agree with you. These kids seem too young. After their bar or bat mitzvah, ok. But let kids be kids.

They're too young to be Hezbollah missle targets.

They're too young to be told they are evil.

They're too young to see terrorist homicide bombers in their neighborhoods.

They're too young to carry cell phones simply to check and see if Mom & Dad were blown to pieces in the latest attack.

They're not too young to write prayers on an Israeli missle.

101 posted on 07/17/2006 7:39:55 PM PDT by gitmo (From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.)
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To: Alexander Rubin

101!!!


102 posted on 07/17/2006 7:40:33 PM PDT by DCBryan1 ( HeadOFF Apply directly to the neck! HeadOFF Apply directly to the neck !(Avail. only from Muslims))
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To: DCBryan1
You have no chance
Make your time
103 posted on 07/17/2006 7:41:07 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: af_vet_1981
kill them with bacon fat laden munitions.

gives new meaning to "causes massive heart attack"

104 posted on 07/17/2006 7:41:17 PM PDT by tflabo (Take authority that's ours)
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To: diverteach

BEST POST!!


105 posted on 07/17/2006 7:43:25 PM PDT by lone star annie
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To: DCBryan1
Unfortunately the pic may be used as anti-Israeli propaganda. We complain about Palestinian children depicted with explosive belts and now we have a pic of Israeli children adorning artillery shells with slogans (apparently). What's the difference?

Either way, I think children and the instruments of warfare shouldn't mix.

106 posted on 07/17/2006 7:43:36 PM PDT by semaj (He needs to be shot.)
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To: FReepaholic
I don't believe children should be involved in this way.

They're already involved. They live there.

And actually this is a great way for them to feel more powerful in their daily lives.

107 posted on 07/17/2006 7:45:22 PM PDT by MarMema
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To: DCBryan1

108 posted on 07/17/2006 7:46:52 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: FReepaholic

I'm actually kind inclined to agree with you....

I always make fun of the mindless death cults in the West Bank dressing their kids up, so I'm a little leery of seeing this as a great PR move for the Israeli's.

But I'm not there on the ground, so it's just me 2 cents, just thinking of how this photo can be used against Israel, 'cause you know it will be....


109 posted on 07/17/2006 7:50:56 PM PDT by Will_Zurmacht
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To: Alouette

"My pain is continually before me."
Moshe Katsav, President of the state of Israel, 01.22.2001

110 posted on 07/17/2006 7:57:58 PM PDT by struwwelpeter
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To: monkapotamus

ROFLMAO!


111 posted on 07/17/2006 8:05:50 PM PDT by DCBryan1 ( HeadOFF Apply directly to the neck! HeadOFF Apply directly to the neck !(Avail. only from Muslims))
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To: DCBryan1

"Powder! Pigfat! Ball! Fire"!!!!!!!!!!!


112 posted on 07/17/2006 8:08:17 PM PDT by Mrs. Shawnlaw (No NAIS! And the USDA can bugger off, too!)
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To: ElCid89

While I am not Jewish, I say Shalom and I thank you for your rightful measure of proper thinking and allegiance to the fight of good versus evil.

I'm reminded of the admonishment, " Suffer the little ones to come unto me."


113 posted on 07/17/2006 8:13:33 PM PDT by Hilltop
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To: DCBryan1
During WW2, young girls younger than this assembled STEN guns and hand grenades....what a nation of wimps we are raising.

I find that hard to believe, no offense intended. They look to be eigth graders. I don't recall the Brits resorting to child labor during WWII, especially if it involved something as potentially dangerous as a hand grenade.

114 posted on 07/17/2006 8:14:03 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (New York Times? Get a rope!)
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To: Doctor Raoul

Yeah, they do look young, but in the Imperial War Museum in London, they have pictures of pre teens carrying grenade assemblies (w/o fuses) in boxes...whether they actually screwed the fuses to Comp B packed grenade bodies...i doubt it also. I do know that midschool aged boys assembled STENS all day long (I have a couple of STEN guns that look like they are assembled by teenagers ;)....but I would agree with you that these girls are a little younger I guess. Still....we get each other.


115 posted on 07/17/2006 8:19:28 PM PDT by DCBryan1 ( HeadOFF Apply directly to the neck! HeadOFF Apply directly to the neck !(Avail. only from Muslims))
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To: Doctor Raoul

I think it's true, actually. Not the hand grenades, but shells sometimes.


116 posted on 07/17/2006 8:30:59 PM PDT by Alexander Rubin (Octavius - You make my heart glad building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: FReepaholic

"Collecting papers and pennies is a little different that enscribing an artillery shell."

Oh, for the love of. . . .
Do you think Israeli children are panty waists? They grow up in households where there are at least two issued arms from the Israeli Defense Forces because EVERYONE serves in the military reserve. Every Israeli of a certain age serves in the military, and Israeli children are prepared from an early age to understand that they will one day also have a firearm in their closet.

When I was in college, I took Hebrew at our local community college [I'm not Jewish] the year the '67 war broke out. A girl--girl--in my class was called up as soon as the war broke out. She spent five days trying to get a priority into the country. By the time she arrived, much of the fighting was moving toward the fleeing Egyptian army. She ended up as a translator helping to round up prisoners because she is fluent in Egyptian. When she was a school girl, she was schooled in basic military operations.

THAT is what Israeli children do. If you don't like it, why don't you move to Israel, run of Knesset and change it. But don't thrust your fears onto Israeli children. They have enough to be concerned about.


117 posted on 07/17/2006 9:10:19 PM PDT by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: DCBryan1

BOOM!!!


118 posted on 07/17/2006 9:12:17 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("I see storms on the horizon.")
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To: af_vet_1981
Care to post a link and some backup to your allegations? and not from arab sources or ha aretz.
119 posted on 07/17/2006 9:19:06 PM PDT by BruceysMom (I'm hot & not in a good way: menopause ain't for sissies)
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To: lone star annie
SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND!

I think we have a winner for best caption.

120 posted on 07/17/2006 9:53:45 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Howard Dean thinks I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die.)
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To: FReepaholic

You have a lot to learn about what it is like to live in Israel, how it is for Israeli children there.


121 posted on 07/17/2006 10:44:10 PM PDT by Brandie (I do not ask you to support our Troops, I tell you that you must or you are no friend of mine.)
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To: MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; SandyInSeattle; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ..


"My other artillery shell is a nuke!"



122 posted on 07/17/2006 10:57:21 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Pray for peace, prepare for war.)
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To: BruceysMom
Care to post a link and some backup to your allegations? and not from arab sources or ha aretz.

How long will you trouble this world with your mediocrity ?

123 posted on 07/18/2006 5:58:25 AM PDT by af_vet_1981
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To: Alouette
You mean like the propaganda that Israelis drink Arab blood and steal the eyeballs of Arab babies?

No, I mean the propaganda that isolates Israel from otherwise rational people in the world.

Last time I checked, this sort of thing was illegal in Israel and people are prosecuted when they are caught.

I understand that in our circle of friends you may not hear the gory details of what really goes down in Tel Aviv. I suppose it is better that way. It protects you from the harsh reality of Israel.

Do you think the U.S. looks good having sexual slaves from Mexico turning the tricks Americans won't do?

Nope, which is why I support capital punishment in most cases.

BTW, the girls in the photo of this thread made the MSM today because Arab bloggers are now linking to it to inflame people watching photos of the bombed out neighborhoods in Beirut.

I just want them to see the bombed out neighborhoods of Beirut in the context of the terrorists being absolutely destroyed, not innocent Israeli children being used as pawns by stupid, extremely stupid and irresponsible, adults.

124 posted on 07/18/2006 6:06:27 AM PDT by af_vet_1981
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To: Alouette
"Kiss my Royal Hebrew @$$!")

LOL!


I bet they had no problems getting the parents to sign permission slips for this field trip.
125 posted on 07/18/2006 6:16:35 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: DCBryan1


Assad is an inbred chia pet
126 posted on 07/18/2006 7:14:28 AM PDT by sully777 (You have flies in your eyes--Catch-22)
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To: Diogenesis

to al jazzera; this just in!


127 posted on 07/18/2006 7:22:27 AM PDT by edzo4
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To: DCBryan1

Now that's what I call community spirit!

Too bad we can't get our kids to sign bombs being dropped on the Taliban. What a school project that would be. Much better than pretending to be Muslim for a week.


128 posted on 07/18/2006 9:11:43 AM PDT by PsyOp (You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be misquoted and used against you.)
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To: DCBryan1

BOHICA! (Bend Over, Here It Comes Again).


129 posted on 07/18/2006 9:13:52 AM PDT by PsyOp (You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be misquoted and used against you.)
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To: Salem
Please add me to your ping list, thanks. Caption: EAT PORK OR DIE!!!!!
130 posted on 07/18/2006 9:20:26 AM PDT by Hydroshock ( (Proverbs 22:7). The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.)
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To: Alouette; DCBryan1

I love it!

This ordinance brought to you by Farmer John. Eastern most in quality, Western most in flavor! (Anyone remember when they sponsered Dick Sinclair's Polka Parade?)

Who knows what they have written, but I hope it's something really good ;)


131 posted on 07/18/2006 10:06:20 AM PDT by TheSpottedOwl (If you don't understand the word "Illegal", then the public school system has failed you.)
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To: 1st-P-In-The-Pod; A_Conservative_in_Cambridge; af_vet_rr; agrace; ahayes; albyjimc2; ...
Word on the Israeli blogs is that these kids were given the markers by media photographers and told if they graffitied the shells they would appear on TV.

FRmail me to be added or removed from this Judaic/pro-Israel/Russian Jewry ping list.

Warning! This is a high-volume ping list.

132 posted on 07/18/2006 10:27:32 AM PDT by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 106-107)
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To: DCBryan1

There once was a woman from Haifa....


133 posted on 07/18/2006 10:38:45 AM PDT by Celtjew Libertarian
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To: Alouette

Sounds like that reporter from Ohio who talked the kids into riding their bikes through flood waters has jumped bail.


134 posted on 07/18/2006 10:42:00 AM PDT by agrace
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To: DCBryan1; Salem; Alouette


Mo'med ate his biscuits with country ham and sawmill gravy!
135 posted on 07/18/2006 10:46:34 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (The Arab League jihad continues on like a fart in an elevator - FR American in Israel)
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To: af_vet_1981

The arabs don't see children. They see two young female soldiers and a grown up female soldier. They brag all the time about how it's ok to kill Israeli children because they have universal military service.

When I was a kid we were out playing Israeli Army during the Six-day War. I mean literally during it. My parents told Arab jokes. I repeated them. We weren't ashamed of wanting Israel's enemies dead.


136 posted on 07/18/2006 10:56:15 AM PDT by ichabod1 (I have to take a shower.)
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To: DCBryan1

Payback's a b!tch!


137 posted on 07/18/2006 10:57:33 AM PDT by Little Ray (If you want to be a martyr, we want to martyr you.)
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To: Alexander Rubin
or when we do not confront evil "head on".

Apply directly to the forehead.

This isn't about celebrating death. It's about fighting back. Maybe they should just stay in their bomb shelter and wait for "somebody from the government" to do their fighting back for them.

138 posted on 07/18/2006 11:07:17 AM PDT by ichabod1 (I have to take a shower.)
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To: righttackle44

I liked your post. Maybe the kids should be home practicing putting on their government issue gas masks instead of writing on the ordinance, eh? These people are too much. The day is coming when kids will be doing what they have to do, not "being kids" as if they're in some sort of bubble or something.


139 posted on 07/18/2006 11:13:05 AM PDT by ichabod1 (I have to take a shower.)
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To: FReepaholic
Well, as much as I support Israel in this conflict, I oppose what these children are doing. I don't believe children should be involved in this way.

You have good intentions, but this is a unique situation - these are probably parked in their village, and everybody they know, with few exceptions, has served or is serving in the IDF.

When they turn 18, they will be drafted into the IDF as well, as will most of their friends and family, with few exceptions.
140 posted on 07/18/2006 11:15:15 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: rogue yam
"These kids seem too young. After their bar or bat mitzvah, ok. But let kids be kids."

Sometimes circumstances dictate that kids grow up early.

141 posted on 07/18/2006 11:16:40 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Alouette

@#$#$% media. This one will backfire on them. Darling little girls, and to hell with the 5th columnist, socialist appeasers!

I don't think that people get how Israelis live day to day. Some of the comments on these threads prove that. Let the kids blow off some steam in a healthy way. Go Farmer John! (bf says no way would the rabbi bless pig fat to smear on the warheads???)


142 posted on 07/18/2006 11:22:43 AM PDT by TheSpottedOwl (If you don't understand the word "Illegal", then the public school system has failed you.)
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To: FReepaholic
The story is that the press goaded them into it. They provided the felt markers, encouraged the kids to do it, then took pictures.

See "The Effed-up Pictures Explained".

143 posted on 07/18/2006 11:26:22 AM PDT by Royal Wulff
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To: Royal Wulff

That blogger is way off base with his attempt at moral equivalency between girls writing messages to Nasrallah and the other terrorists who are bombing them and the terrorists themselves, or terrorists who brainwash their children into becoming suicide bombers.


144 posted on 07/18/2006 3:58:54 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: ichabod1
The arabs don't see children. They see two young female soldiers and a grown up female soldier. They brag all the time about how it's ok to kill Israeli children because they have universal military service.

Some do. Some do not. You are projecting. If you believe what you is there not someone in your city, province, state that you can kill tonight because they speak Arabic ?

When I was a kid we were out playing Israeli Army during the Six-day War. I mean literally during it. My parents told Arab jokes. I repeated them. We weren't ashamed of wanting Israel's enemies dead.

Arab jokes, Mexican jokes, Jewish jokes, Polish jokes; same behavior different targets

"When you have to shoot, shoot. Dont talk!!!"

Tuco - The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly. (1966)

145 posted on 07/18/2006 6:00:19 PM PDT by af_vet_1981
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To: ichabod1

"Maybe the kids should be home practicing putting on their government issue gas masks instead of writing on the ordinance, eh?"

Thanks for your comment.

In another post on this thread, I mentioned that, though I not Jewish, I took modern Hebrew in college. One of my classmates
was called up during the '67 war and ended up rounding up Egyptian prisoners because she was fluent in Egyptian.

The instructor of that class was the wife of a rabbi. Though they were not orthodox, they wished to eventually emigrate to Israel--Aliyah. Because he was not orthodox, he could not be a rabbi in Israel, so when they went on sabbatical, it was alwasy a year to Israel where they would stay on a kibbutz. Rabbi's kibbutz job was in the kitchen, and he always drew the breakfast shift. He was also a great practical joker, and we always thorougly enjoyed it when he would come to class. One morning, while he was in the kitchen, his wife, our instructor, was asleep. Her bed kept shaking. She, in her sleepy state, believed it was rabbi shaking her bed to wake her up. Suddenly, the door banged open and rabbi ran in in his kitchen garb. He was yelling something at her that was difficult for her to understand because she was still sleepy. (I've been in that state, often.) Finally, he ran to their bed, dragged her and the children out of their sacks, and they ran for the slit trenches outside their quarters. There was a Syrian (or Hezbollah)--I don't remember--artillery barrage walking up the hill. It took some time, of course, for all the parents to get the children calmed down, but this is often the life of an Israeli child.

Another time, rabbi and Mrs. went to Russia to visit during the days of the Soviet Union. Some friends convinced them to try to smuggle copies of Tanakh in, which they did. Of course, being complete amateurs, they were caught totally red-handed. The Soviet authorities took them into custody and isolated them for questioning, but the children were with her. To intimidate her, they came in to take the children away. There is probably no more powerful force in the world than that of being a Jewish mama. She backed the Soviet interrogator down and threatened him with the United States of America. There was an entire story about the incident in our local newspaper.

Again, thanks for your comment.


146 posted on 07/18/2006 9:44:55 PM PDT by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: af_vet_1981
As long as you take up unnecessary air with your lack of credibility.
147 posted on 07/18/2006 9:58:16 PM PDT by BruceysMom (I'm hot & not in a good way: menopause ain't for sissies)
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To: DCBryan1
If you can read this, say hello to Zarqawi and Saddam's boys for me.
148 posted on 07/18/2006 10:10:14 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: righttackle44

Thank you for your story. I can see some of the commentors arguing that the parents should not raise their children in such an environment. It 's elitist worldview to think that one can, or even should, shelter children so they don't know what evil lurks.

Let them raise them in the soft United States where they'll be safe! Riight. Visiting my aunt in the country, we were going to paint the fence and my aunt said to one of my young female cousins "You can't go out by the road in a bathing suit bottom and t-shirt -- somebody might see you and come sneakin' around." Nobody argued with her.

Look, we're soft. I'm soft. But at least I know it. I try not to THINK soft because I know the day may come, maybe very soon, when we're going to need every ounce of hardness we can muster. It's really disheartening to me when I hear people complaining about such little things as some kids writing graffiti on an arty shell.


149 posted on 07/19/2006 7:30:07 AM PDT by ichabod1 (I have to take a shower.)
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To: I got the rope

Very nice "Team America" reference!


150 posted on 07/19/2006 7:33:10 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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