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U.S. backs Israel on Gaza—including use of ground forces
Yahoo ^ | November 15, 2012 | Olivier Knox

Posted on 11/15/2012 4:31:00 PM PST by EveningStar

The White House on Thursday threw its full support behind Israel's military response to a barrage of rockets fired by the Islamist Palestinian movement Hamas that rules the Gaza Strip. Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes said it would be "up to the Israeli government" whether to follow up punishing airstrikes with a ground assault.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: gaza; hamas; israel

1 posted on 11/15/2012 4:31:03 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Head fake, Israel. Netanyahu knows this is a head fake.


2 posted on 11/15/2012 4:32:29 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Bill Clinton just signed Paula Broadwell to write his bio...and Jill Kelley as his social liaison.)
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To: EveningStar

If this administration is okaying use of Israeli ground forces, then it knows something Israel and we don’t.

Tread very carefully Israel.


3 posted on 11/15/2012 4:39:57 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: EveningStar

If I were Israel...I wouldn’t want Obammy backing me up.


4 posted on 11/15/2012 4:41:17 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Dallas59

I really hope and pray that the U.S. does back them up. I’ll tell you why - because of the Scriptures - Israel is the apple of God’s eye and He said He will bless those who bless Israel. So, for that reason, I want us to back them.


5 posted on 11/15/2012 4:51:06 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: EveningStar

You’ve got to watch what Barky does - it’s almost always the opposite of what he says.


6 posted on 11/15/2012 4:57:49 PM PST by circlecity
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To: RoosterRedux
Obama personally "ordered everyone to do everything possible" to respond to the attack at Benghazi. We all saw how well that worked out. Israel knows full well they are on their own here. They are not nearly as stupid as the American electorate.
7 posted on 11/15/2012 4:59:31 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: EveningStar

First (and probably last) time I will say this on FR, but I am pleasantly surprised that the Obama administration has done this.


8 posted on 11/15/2012 4:59:54 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: EveningStar

Obama is inciting the Islamists to attack. His goal.


9 posted on 11/15/2012 5:01:10 PM PST by deadrock
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To: EveningStar
Maybe it's me but I read the article three times and failed to find any evidence the WH has thrown its full support behind Israel's military response.

Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes said it would be "up to the Israeli government" whether to follow up punishing airstrikes with a ground assault. .."Our view is that the Israelis have the right of self-defense when their citizens are faced with the threat of indiscriminate rocket fire from within Gaza," Rhodes told reporters on a conference call. Asked whether the Obama administration would have any issues with an Israeli ground assault, Rhodes replied that ultimately, it's up to the Israeli government to make determinations about how they're going to carry out their military objectives.".

My interpretation is the WH is saying, we understand you need to defend yourselves.

10 posted on 11/15/2012 5:02:06 PM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: EveningStar

And when it’s over, Israel will be expected to withdraw to the pre-1967 border.


11 posted on 11/15/2012 5:09:07 PM PST by fso301
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To: DEADROCK
Obama would love nothing more than to see the ‘Zionist entity’ wiped off the face of the Earth. No more Israel, no more inciting his muslim brethren.
12 posted on 11/15/2012 5:10:19 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (You are not now, and will never be my President, Mr. Obama.)
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To: EveningStar

Right after we fix Pakistan’s sewage and water and fire engines and rug manufacturing and typewriter ribbon and dog sleds and ...


13 posted on 11/15/2012 5:17:12 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: RoosterRedux

coordinated with the mb through obama. That the weapons that were supposedly going to Syria were actually being diverted to gaza through Turkey to Egypt...and the EX SEALs were in Benghazi to stop it.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/111008/libya-missing-weapons-arms-smuggling-gaza-hamas
Libya’s missing weapons being smuggled into Gaza

http://news.yahoo.com/israel-gaza-getting-missiles-libyan-war-160354655.html
..Israel: Gaza getting missiles from Libyan war
Associated Press – Wed, Oct 17, 2012

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/missing-libya-missiles-find-gaza-border/story?id=14729363
Missing Libya Missiles Find Their Way to Gaza Border

http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=275753
‘Egypt seizes weapons headed to Gaza from Libya’

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/10487681
Israel: Gaza getting missiles from Libyan war

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/07/new-route-of-weapons-smuggled-from-libya-to-hamas-in-gaza.html
“New route of weapons smuggled from Libya” to Hamas in Gaza

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/17/world-briefs-libyan-weapons-flooding-gaza-israeli-/
World Briefs: Libyan weapons flooding Gaza, Israeli official says

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8718704/Looted-Libyan-arms-flooding-into-Gaza.html
Looted Libyan arms flooding into Gaza
8:10PM BST 23 Aug 2011

The past months of unrest have already seen a flood of weaponry seized from Col Muammar Gadaffi’s troops and army stores into the increasingly volatile Egyptian Sinai.

Israeli military intelligence reports that much of the smuggled arsenal has been looted by jihadist elements and is making its way into Gaza through the tunnels at Rafah.

A senior Israeli official confirmed on Monday that while the majority of Gaza’s arsenal comes from Iran via Sudan, a rise in arms arriving from Libya is “an additional preoccupation”.

“Some of the weaponry coming from Iran enters Gaza by sea but all of the weapons from Libya are passing into Gaza by land, through the tunnels from Egypt.

Much more.


14 posted on 11/15/2012 5:22:58 PM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: EveningStar

This is simply a statement by a low level white house hack that sends a message to Hamas to back down the attacks....

Silence from the white house would be tactic approval for Hamas to continue...

I am sure Obama would rather want Hamas to wait until of the pieces fall into place to force Israel into pre 1967 borders...than to force Isael hand now...


15 posted on 11/15/2012 5:29:05 PM PST by Popman
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To: Lurking Libertarian
First (and probably last) time I will say this on FR, but I am pleasantly surprised that the Obama administration has done this.

I wouldn't trust that RAT bastard commie muzzlim pig 0dumb0 to speak the truth if his life depended on it. He is pathologically evil & a liar, even as his father the Devil is the father of all lies & liars. Netenyahu better watch his back very closely. Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer. 0dumb0 is a confirmed hater of Israel!

16 posted on 11/15/2012 5:32:27 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: EveningStar

The sex circus is in town in DC while some serious S***T is coming down around Israel as they are calling up 30,000 reservists.


17 posted on 11/15/2012 5:36:46 PM PST by AU72
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To: DoughtyOne

wish I had purchased the T-shirt in Jerusalem about Israel having our back.... Good luck to the Jews and do NOT depend on the USA for anything.... The head shed is in the devil’s camp, IMHO.


18 posted on 11/15/2012 5:48:29 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: EveningStar

Really?

I am quite surprised.

Words. I’ll assume it is empty words from the Muslim In Chief.


19 posted on 11/15/2012 6:03:53 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (0BAMA CHOSE to watch a MUSLIM SNUFF FILM rather than a HEROIC AMERICAN RESCUE FILM)
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To: EveningStar

Deputy Dog Who from the gummit?

Israel, do what you must do to survive this existential threat.

Pay no attention to the nationalist socialist anti-God Marxist communist liar in DC.


20 posted on 11/15/2012 6:06:04 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: ptsal

I view Islam as the anti-Christ religion. I don’t dwell on it, but when you get right down to it, I think that’s what we’ve got here.

Nobody will convince me this Kenyan isn’t a follower of Islam.

Some person or entity was making inferences that Obama was the son of god a couple of weeks ago. I let it slip by without paying too much attention.

The guy truly is operating in strange territory.


21 posted on 11/15/2012 6:46:37 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: EveningStar

Does not compute! Dear Leader has clearly stated that when push comes to shove, he will side with the muslims. Therefore, those were empty words, much like the empty promises he gave NYC & NJ the days before the election!

You can bet the farm that somehow, through back-channels or in some manner, he is supplying Hamas, et al with Israeli military secrets and/or plans, or in SOME FASHION he is aiding and abetting her enemies!

It’s a crying shame to HAVE TO believe that, but the man has given overwhelming proof of that over the last 4 years, and especially on and since Sept. 11, 2012. That is how he operates. To brush the evidence aside and think otherwise would put me in a league with Juan Williams and Chrissy Matthews! God forbid I ever become THAT delusional!


22 posted on 11/15/2012 7:18:05 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: Lurking Libertarian

Headline reads - ‘U.S. backs Israel on Gaza including use of ground forces’. These ARE NOT the words spoken by Obama, just the writer’s opinion. Statements from a deputy adviser and a few select Senators ARE NOT the ‘Official U.S. Standing’. More spin from the MSM to make Toto sound tuff.


23 posted on 11/15/2012 8:09:30 PM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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