Israel and Hamas now locked in Twitter war, also actual war

posted at 7:06 pm on November 14, 2012 by Allahpundit

The IDF’s not messing around on either front. Shortly after they rolled out the video clip below, of Ahmed al-Jabari’s final moments, they posted this retweet-ready bon voyage on Twitter:

They tried to kill him several times before but didn’t succeed until today. This appeared at some point during the course of the day too:

BuzzFeed is compiling the IDF’s tweets about its ongoing operations in Gaza; Twitchy is following responses from the Al-Qassam Brigades. If you follow news about the Middle East, most of what’s happening today is very, very familiar. Hamas attacks Israel with rockets, Israel responds by targeting Hamas leaders and weapons depots (especially long-range rockets that might threaten Tel Aviv) with the possibility of wider operations to come, and everyone in the region condemns Israel for retaliating. You know how this goes. Two major differences this time, though. One: The social-media angle.

Israel also finds itself in a singular position, geopolitically. Its most consistent ally in the region, the Mubarak regime in Cairo, was overthrown last year and replaced by an Islamist government. Relations with Jerusalem’s most important partner, the United States, were tested by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s all-but-open support of Barack Obama’s rival Mitt Romney in the recent American presidential elections. The need to shape international opinion and rally supporters internationally is acute…

After spotting a long-range Fajr-5 rocket in an underground launch site, the IDF quickly uploaded the surveillance footage to YouTube (see above), and tweeted a Google Maps-style picture of the launcher’s location in the town of Zeitoun. After killing Jabari, the IDF posted to its blog something of a rap sheet on the longtime leader of Hamas’ Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, including his alleged role in the kidnapping of young soldier Gilad Shalit.

Assuming that operations do expand, international media will dutifully line up against the IDF. (Again, you know how this goes. There are already early signs.) The Twitter offensive is Israel’s way of trying to outflank the media filter and reach people directly. That’s why they’re rolling out splashy videos and graphics at the beginning of the counterattack, I take it. They want to attract as many new followers as they can as early as they can to maximize the number of people with whom they directly communicate for the duration of this.

The other major difference is the wider political landscape. How do IDF operations in Gaza play in Cairo when Egypt is ruled not by Mubarak but by the Muslim Brotherhood? Not so well, as it turns out:

“President Mohamed Morsi has followed the Israeli brutal assault in which a number of martyrs and sons of the Palestinian people were killed,” [presidential spokesman] Yasser Ali said in a statement on television and on his Facebook website.

“On this basis he has recalled the Egyptian ambassador from Israel; has ordered the Egyptian representative at the United Nations to call for an emergency meeting at the Security Council … and summoned the Israeli ambassador in Egypt in protest over the assault,” the statement added…

Earlier on Wednesday, Morsi’s political advisor, Mohammad Seif el-Dawla said the “Israeli aggression on Gaza” was also a blow against Egypt.

Egyptian intelligence reportedly tried to negotiate a ceasefire between the two sides a few days ago, after Hamas started firing rockets. Whether that was window dressing to disguise the fact that Hamas is coordinating with the Brotherhood on this or a genuine sign that Morsi et al. don’t want Hamas feeling too frisky just because their friends are in charge in Egypt now, who knows. The party leadership of the Brotherhood isn’t hiding its feelings, though:

The chairman of the Muslim Brotherhood’s FJP party, Saad Elkatatny, said: “The Egyptian people revolted against injustice and will not accept an attack on Gaza. The brutal aggression on Gaza proves that Israel has not yet learned that Egypt has changed.”

A statement from the FJP added: “The Freedom and Justice party stresses its full condemnation of the Israeli assignation operation against al-Qassam leader Ahmed al-Jaabari.” It called for a quick Arab and international reaction.

I think Egypt’s economic situation is too fragile to risk alienating the west by quitting the Camp David accords just yet, but I’m mighty curious to see how soon that ambassador returns to Israel. This is the way I imagined the cold peace would eventually collapse — incrementally, with Egypt exploiting alleged Israeli “provocations” periodically to weaken ties while blaming everything on Tel Aviv. WaPo wonders if Morsi will use this as a pretext to drop the embargo of Gaza; that’s something to watch now going forward. Exit question: What’s The One’s next move?


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Oh the humanity……… Europe will now hate Barrack!!

Where’s Patty Sheehan when you need her???

ya think this battle porn video starts a little mooslum protest?????

FlaMurph on November 14, 2012 at 7:09 PM

10 seconds of awesomeness.

More please.

PappyD61 on November 14, 2012 at 7:09 PM

heh! Love the “eliminated” tweet.

that’s how you deal with terrorists. Nice work Bibi and IDF.

ted c on November 14, 2012 at 7:10 PM

How do IDF operations in Gaza play in Cairo when Egypt is ruled not by Mubarak but by the Muslim Brotherhood? Not so well, as it turns out:

Smartest president ever!

/sarc

rbj on November 14, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Netanyahu is signaling that he’s not going to roll over for Obama, the latter’s reelection notwithstanding.

Good.

Hayabusa on November 14, 2012 at 7:10 PM

I think Egypt’s economic situation is too fragile to risk alienating the west by quitting the Camp David accords just yet, but I’m mighty curious to see how soon that ambassador returns to Israel.

With president BHO, there’s no risk at all of that…in fact, I’ll be t he increases aid to Egypt.

AUINSC on November 14, 2012 at 7:10 PM

So Israel responded after being attacked..

Not sure this has been done before /

Electrongod on November 14, 2012 at 7:11 PM

What’s The One’s next move?

LOL Why should he make any kind of move at all? He has everything to gain and nothing to lose by remaining silent. It’s a certainty that no one is going to call him out on it. I can only wonder what Israel got in exchange for holding off on all this until after the election. (Not that it would have changed the outcome, of course.)

cynccook on November 14, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Sent to hell, where he belongs.

Enjoy the virgins. Oh, wait………..nevermind.

PappyD61 on November 14, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Present

-Barry

Dack Thrombosis on November 14, 2012 at 7:12 PM

the one’s next move? dude, he let’s real terrorists run rickshod over our consulate then threatens members of congress by calling them out.

ted c on November 14, 2012 at 7:13 PM

” Our blessed hands will reach your leaders and soldiers wherever they are (You Opened Hell Gates on Yourselves)”

They sound like movie villains.

DeathtotheSwiss on November 14, 2012 at 7:13 PM

I ♥ the IDF. The psy-ops is even better. Send them all to Hell, literally, IDF!!!

TXUS on November 14, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Exit question: What’s The One’s next move?

Go for a birdie or play it safe?

ThePrez on November 14, 2012 at 7:16 PM

it’s worth noting that the name of this is “Operation Pillar of Cloud”

that’s important.

someone please fill Allah in as to why….

ted c on November 14, 2012 at 7:16 PM

the one’s next move? dude, he let’s real terrorists run rickshod over our consulate then threatens members of congress by calling them out.

ted c on November 14, 2012 at 7:13 PM

That’s exactly what I was thinking. (psst…it’s roughshod)

cynccook on November 14, 2012 at 7:16 PM

What’s The One’s next move?

Send Susan Rice out on the Sunday talk shows to blame it on another video.

JPeterman on November 14, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Are we sure Jabari was nailed by the IDF or was he riding in a Chevy Volt?

TXUS on November 14, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Oh the humanity……… Europe will now hate Barrack!!

Where’s Patty Sheehan when you need her???

ya think this battle porn video starts a little mooslum protest?????

FlaMurph on November 14, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Do you really think these brave Egyptians, who protested at our embassy before, will actually be brave enough to do the same to Israel’s? Funny, isn’t it how terrorists are not afraid to go after our consulate in Benghazi as well as CIA compound, and yet they wouldn’t dare to do same to Israel.

How far we have fallen in last 4 years…

riddick on November 14, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Exit question: What’s The One’s next move?

His briefing on the subject is not scheduled until some time in May of 2014, so he can honestly claim he is not aware of any problems there.

riddick on November 14, 2012 at 7:20 PM

I have a 10 spot on Bibi’s side………..

RealMc on November 14, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Send Susan Rice out on the Sunday talk shows to blame it on another video.

JPeterman on November 14, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Hmmmm. My money’s more on some type of strawman within the “intelligence community.” “There are those in the intelligence community who would stand idly by while I remain uniformed…”

cynccook on November 14, 2012 at 7:22 PM

@ PappyD61 on November 14, 2012 at 7:11 PM

May they all resemble bawny fwank.

RealMc on November 14, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Posted with that video are videos of palistinan kids attempting to provoke the IDF for cameras. The kdis get real nasty hitting and kicking the soldiers. I wouldn’t have the patience to put up with that.

There area also videos put up by the arabs of American women also trying to provoke the IDF. The IDF has my permissiont to cold c**k one of those broads.

Blake on November 14, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Are we sure Jabari was nailed by the IDF or was he riding in a Chevy Volt?

car swarm pics or it didn’t happen…..

rw on November 14, 2012 at 7:24 PM

If you follow news about the Middle East, most of what’s happening today is very, very familiar. Hamas attacks Israel with rockets, Israel responds by targeting Hamas leaders and weapons depots (especially long-range rockets that might threaten Tel Aviv) with the possibility of wider operations to come, and everyone in the region condemns Israel for retaliating.

I don’t know about that; old hat doesn’t seem to apply to the Middle East these days. Maybe I’m wrong, but with the current admin making it pretty clear they’re not all that interested in backing up Israel and with the regime change in Egypt, seems like this could be the beginning of something more serious.

cynccook on November 14, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Keep Firing Rockets into Isreal you stupid Gaza Goons!!

Idiots!!

canopfor on November 14, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Everyone needs to chill, Obama’s got this.

rndmusrnm on November 14, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Report: UN Security Council to meet at 9pm EST to discuss Israeli strike on Gaza – @Reuters

58 secs ago by editor
========================

https://twitter.com/Reuters

canopfor on November 14, 2012 at 7:29 PM

The IDF’s not messing around on either front. Shortly after they rolled out the video clip below, of Ahmed al-Jabari’s final moments, they posted this retweet-ready bon voyage on Twitter:

Guess he couldn’t reach Obama in the White House situation room for help either.

Benghazied.

MichaelGabriel on November 14, 2012 at 7:29 PM


Israeli cabinet OKs mobilizing reserve troops for Gaza if needed – @Reuters

3 hours ago from http://www.reuters.com by editor
=============================================

JERUSALEM | Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:05pm EST

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/14/palestinians-israel-army-reserves-idUSL5E8MEEC820121114

canopfor on November 14, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Has Hussein Ogabe already sent HAMAS his condolences?

Archivarix on November 14, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Posted with that video are videos of palistinan kids attempting to provoke the IDF for cameras. The kdis get real nasty hitting and kicking the soldiers. I wouldn’t have the patience to put up with that.

There area also videos put up by the arabs of American women also trying to provoke the IDF. The IDF has my permissiont to cold c**k one of those broads.

Blake on November 14, 2012 at 7:22 PM

I can hardly believe I’m saying this, but the IDF should consider putting the cameras out of business, maybe with an EMP grenade…if not take out the camera-holders. Anyone stupid enough to try those kind of stunts to get a fake photo in an area of the world this dangerous can go earn a Darwin Award for all I care.

And as for those junior sandrats, well-aimed sidearm rounds in a few legs wouldn’t be out of order IMO. Put them out of action and put the fear of God into their comrades…and if they die from the wound, well I just do not f*cking care.

MelonCollie on November 14, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Exit question: What’s The One’s next move?

A 6 iron.

Ronnie on November 14, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Heres what Hamas stated early,Saddle-Up,the Gates Are Open!!!!!!

Hamas armed wing says

Israeli airstrike in Gaza

‘has opened the gates of hell’ – @Reuters

9 hours ago by editor

http://www.breakingnews.com/
============================

Israel airstrikes kill Hamas commander

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/israel-airstrikes-kill-hamas-commander

canopfor on November 14, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Notice how they let the car Jabari was in pass the other two vehicles and then hit it while in the middle of the intersection, thus limiting collateral damage. Very smart.

TXUS on November 14, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Video: Raw footage from scene of Israeli airstrikes in Gaza – @AP

6 hours ago from http://www.youtube.com by editor
==============================================

Raw: Israeli Airstrike Assassinates Hamas Leader
*************************************************

Published on Nov 14, 2012 by AssociatedPress

An Israeli airstrike killed the commander of the military wing of Gaza’s Hamas rulers on Wednesday, Hamas officials and Israel confirmed, in a dramatic resumption of Israel’s policy of assassinating wanted Palestinian leaders.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rh_l0KEMEdQ

canopfor on November 14, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Notice how they let the car Jabari was in pass the other two vehicles and then hit it while in the middle of the intersection, thus limiting collateral damage. Very smart.

TXUS on November 14, 2012 at 7:41 PM

I’ll gladly give them credit for trying. I know people in that region are packed like sardines in a tin, and there’s probably not that many innocents, but they DID obviously try to limit CD.

MelonCollie on November 14, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Published on Nov 14, 2012 by AssociatedPress

An Israeli airstrike killed the commander of the military wing of Gaza’s Hamas rulers on Wednesday, Hamas officials and Israel confirmed, in a dramatic resumption of Israel’s policy of assassinating wanted Palestinian leaders.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rh_l0KEMEdQ

canopfor on November 14, 2012 at 7:41 PM

one of the comments on that video…lol oh man

Look up 9/11 truth.

There’s a mountain of evidence to suggest that the 9/11 attacks were an inside job. Nobody with half a brain still believes the official “terrorist” story any more.

kramnodd12

sadsushi on November 14, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Don’t stop fer nuthing.. gettum all, Bibi.

wolly4321 on November 14, 2012 at 7:45 PM

ahh should of put that in quotes..didn’t mean to make it look like i said that

Look up 9/11 truth.

There’s a mountain of evidence to suggest that the 9/11 attacks were an inside job. Nobody with half a brain still believes the official “terrorist” story any more.

kramnodd12

sadsushi on November 14, 2012 at 7:46 PM

ELIMINATED. The word I would next love to see over a photo of Ahmadinnerjacket.

TXUS on November 14, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Exit question: What’s The One’s next move?

Ask the residents of Staten Island…

Seven Percent Solution on November 14, 2012 at 7:50 PM

We recommend that no Hamas operatives, whether low level or senior leaders, show their faces above ground in the days ahead.

This would have been better with “not that it would matter since we can get you underground too.”

Bishop on November 14, 2012 at 7:51 PM

What’s The One’s next move?

Do nothing.

Over the course of his reign, Nero often made rulings that pleased the lower class. Nero was criticized as being obsessed with being popular.

MichaelGabriel on November 14, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Send Susan Rice out on the Sunday talk shows to blame it on another video.

JPeterman on November 14, 2012 at 7:16 PM

JPeterman:McCain does a walkthrough on Benghazi and Susan Rice!:)
===================================================================

From Fox News,earlier…..VIDEO(6:18)

McCain,on Benghazi,and Susan Rice!!

You’re watching…
Petraeus scandal spreads

Top commander in Afghanistan under scrutiny
Duration 6:18

Nov 14 2012
******************

http://video.foxnews.com/v/1967867965001/petraeus-scandal-spreads/?playlist_id=903226511001

canopfor on November 14, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Obama makes sure OBL gets a quiet burial at sea. Bibi makes sure his enemies get a YouTube burial in a car. Priceless.

TXUS on November 14, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Attacks will start to spin out of control…

… and before you know it, a full scale war in region will explode.

But Israel will not use Obowma’s ROEs, and will take the fight to the Islamists, and will defeat them…

… Once they do that, Obowma attacks Israel, because:

“They insulted the Prophet of Islam!”

Seven Percent Solution on November 14, 2012 at 7:55 PM

When our next embassy or consulate is attacked, Obama blames this YouTube video in 3…2…1…

TXUS on November 14, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Notice how they let the car Jabari was in pass the other two vehicles and then hit it while in the middle of the intersection, thus limiting collateral damage. Very smart.

TXUS on November 14, 2012 at 7:41 PM

I’ll gladly give them credit for trying. I know people in that region are packed like sardines in a tin, and there’s probably not that many innocents, but they DID obviously try to limit CD.

MelonCollie on November 14, 2012 at 7:43 PM

…I’m VERY impressed!

KOOLAID2 on November 14, 2012 at 8:01 PM

That’s a pretty cool video game you’ve got there.

faraway on November 14, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Bomb the terrorists back to the stone age. Oh, I forgot, they’re already there.

bandutski on November 14, 2012 at 8:03 PM

BTW,Libyain Weapons are on Isreals door step!!

May 24, 2012, 8:01 am
Confronting a False Meme: Libya’s Deadly ‘Stinger Equivalents’
***************************************************************

Sometimes an article on the arms beat makes a claim that both demands attention and merits a deeper dive. The article excerpted below, posted earlier this year on Aviation Week’s Web site, was this kind of read. It began:

“Fears that some of the world’s most sophisticated antiaircraft weapons that disappeared from government warehouses in Libya would end up in the hands of stateless insurgent are being realized.

At least some of the roughly 480 high-performance SA-24 “Grinch” shoulder-launched missiles that disappeared during the Libyan uprising have reappeared in the hands of insurgents on the borders of Israel, senior Israeli officials say.

The advanced weapons were smuggled out of Libya to Iran. From there the supply line split, with some weapons going to Syria and finally to the military wing of the Hezbollah organization in Lebanon. Others were smuggled into Egypt and then to Hamas in Gaza.

“They are in the Gaza Strip,” an Israeli official tells Aviation Week.

“I don’t know in what numbers. They also are in Lebanon.”

A complete SA-24 Manpads system.KB MashynostroyeniyaA complete SA-24 manpads system.

Any article about militants obtaining “some of the world’s most sophisticated antiaircraft weapons” is bound to gain notice. But this article was interesting for another reason. Two words leaped out: shoulder-launched.
(More….)
=======================

http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/24/confronting-a-false-meme-libyas-deadly-stinger-equivalents/

canopfor on November 14, 2012 at 8:04 PM

What’s The One’s next move?

Golf.

Rancher on November 14, 2012 at 8:09 PM

And how does Qatar’s recent $400,000,0000 backing of Hamas come into play?

bicraftuallass on November 14, 2012 at 8:11 PM

That car made quite an impression on Ahmed.

He’s been seen all over town with it.

Joe Mama on November 14, 2012 at 8:11 PM

That car made quite an impression on Ahmed.

He’s been seen all over town with it.

Joe Mama on November 14, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Ahmed bought the car at Target.

faraway on November 14, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Report: UN Security Council to meet at 9pm EST to discuss Israeli strike on Gaza – @Reuters

58 secs ago by editor
========================

https://twitter.com/Reuters

canopfor on November 14, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Bibi is the leader of the free world PERIOD

Of course the terrorist filled, money sucking parasites in the U.N. side with the thugs.

All the world aligned against the Jews…..HISTORY, REPEAT.

PappyD61 on November 14, 2012 at 8:18 PM

That car made quite an impression on Ahmed.

He’s been seen all over town with it.

Joe Mama on November 14, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Ahmed bought the car at Target.

faraway on November 14, 2012 at 8:14 PM

How do we know it wasn’t a VOLT?

PappyD61 on November 14, 2012 at 8:19 PM

I’m really getting tire(d) of these jokes.

bandutski on November 14, 2012 at 8:20 PM

http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/11/15/249678.html

“The Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political arm of the powerful MB movement now ruling the country, has criticized Israel saying it “must take into account the changes in the Arab region, especially in Egypt.”

can_con on November 14, 2012 at 8:22 PM

I wonder if little Bammie gets off on Israeli warporn like he does American? Probably not because he’s not the one pressing the button. Hard to see inside his head though.

slickwillie2001 on November 14, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Ugh, that poster is some of the best propaganda I’ve ever seen. I seriously wanna print that $h!t out and frame it. Well done, IDF.

mrsknightley on November 14, 2012 at 8:25 PM

@ted c – is that really the name? Very fitting.

For the ignoramii – the pillar of cloud was one of the manifestations of God’s presence for the Israelites in the wilderness after the Exodus.

/Sunday school geek

mrsknightley on November 14, 2012 at 8:37 PM

mrsknightley on November 14, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Which link?

INC on November 14, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Hmmmm…..

Foreign Policy ‏@ForeignPolicy

RT @joshrogin State Department sides with Israel in new Hamas war http://goo.gl/Z3gda
===================

http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/11/14/state_department_sides_with_israel_in_new_hamas_war

canopfor on November 14, 2012 at 8:41 PM

canopfor on November 14, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Thanks for the news!

INC on November 14, 2012 at 8:43 PM

And how does Qatar’s recent $400,000,0000 backing of Hamas come into play?

bicraftuallass on November 14, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Link, please.

TXUS on November 14, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Heres the Goons Twitter:
************************

Alqassam Brigades
@AlqassamBrigade

The official web site of Al Qassam Brigades in Palestine.

Gaza,Palestine · http://www.qassam.ps

https://twitter.com/AlqassamBrigade
====================================

Team GoodGuy IDF
****************

Live Updates: Operation Pillar of Defense on Terror Targets in Gaza
Published on: November 14, 2012
*******************************

http://www.idfblog.com/2012/11/14/live-updates-idf-terror-targets-gaza/

canopfor on November 14, 2012 at 8:50 PM

One of the best videos, ever.

The Rogue Tomato on November 14, 2012 at 8:50 PM

@INC – yes. It’s pictured at the top of AP’s post as well.

mrsknightley on November 14, 2012 at 8:56 PM

mrsknightley on November 14, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Thanks.

canopfor on November 14, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Another news site for you.

http://www.worldtribune.com/

You may have already seen it, but it’s new to me. I don’t know much about it, but it seems to be world news from a conservative POV.

INC on November 14, 2012 at 8:59 PM

More please.

BallisticBob on November 14, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Here we Go:

The baby son of a BBC worker was among those killed in Israel’s air strike on Gaza on Wednesday – @TelegraphNews

•20 mins agofrom http://www.telegraph.co.uk by editor
==============================================

Baby son of BBC worker killed in Gaza strike
12:59AM GMT 15 Nov 2012
*************************

The baby son of a BBC worker was among those killed in Israel’s air strike on Gaza on Wednesday.
********************************

Jihad Misharawi, who is employed by BBC Arabic, lost his 11-month-old baby Omar.

Mr Misharawi’s brother was also seriously injured when his house was struck in the Israeli operation and his sister in law was killed.

Israel killed a Hamas military chief during the series of air strikes on Gaza on Wednesday, prompting Palestinian militants to warn that the Jewish state had opened “the gates of hell”.

Israel has warned it was only the start of an operation targeting militant groups in Gaza, which comes as the Jewish state prepares for general elections in January.

Jon Williams, the BBC World Editor, sent a note to colleagues yesterday telling them: “Our thoughts are with Jihad and the rest of the team in Gaza
===================

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/9679461/Baby-son-of-BBC-worker-killed-in-Gaza-strike.html

canopfor on November 14, 2012 at 9:00 PM

canopfor on November 14, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Another news site for you.

http://www.worldtribune.com/

You may have already seen it, but it’s new to me. I don’t know much about it, but it seems to be world news from a conservative POV.

INC on November 14, 2012 at 8:59 PM

INC:Thank-you,very much appreciated:)

canopfor on November 14, 2012 at 9:04 PM

************ ALERT *******************

White House says Obama has spoken with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Egyptian Pres. Mohammed Morsi about rocket attacks – @AP

5 mins ago from http://www.huffingtonpost.com by editor
=====================================================

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/14/obama-talks-with-israel-e_n_2133664.html?1352944382&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000008

canopfor on November 14, 2012 at 9:06 PM

One of the best videos, ever.

The Rogue Tomato on November 14, 2012 at 8:50 PM

I’ve already recorded it and will loop-play it tonight before I fall asleep.

TXUS on November 14, 2012 at 9:07 PM

canopfor on November 14, 2012 at 9:04 PM

You’re welcome!

The Twitter offensive is Israel’s way of trying to outflank the media filter and reach people directly. That’s why they’re rolling out splashy videos and graphics at the beginning of the counterattack, I take it. They want to attract as many new followers as they can as early as they can to maximize the number of people with whom they directly communicate for the duration of this.

I think the Twitter offensive is a terrific idea.

INC on November 14, 2012 at 9:14 PM

NUTS!!

IDF ‏@IDFSpokesperson

#Hamas cleric: “Annihilation of the Jews here in Palestine is one of the most splendid blessings for Palestine.” http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/1877.htm … #Gaza

https://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson

canopfor on November 14, 2012 at 9:17 PM

canopfor on November 14, 2012 at 9:04 PM

You’re welcome!

The Twitter offensive is Israel’s way of trying to outflank the media filter and reach people directly. That’s why they’re rolling out splashy videos and graphics at the beginning of the counterattack, I take it. They want to attract as many new followers as they can as early as they can to maximize the number of people with whom they directly communicate for the duration of this.

I think the Twitter offensive is a terrific idea.

INC on November 14, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Israel does that kind of stuff well. An existential threat tends to do that. We tried in Iraq, remember when the American liberal media found that the US military was paying local media in Iraq to write stories, assumed to be favorable? Somehow that was just unacceptable to them and President George W. Bush gave in on it. I thought it was brilliant.

slickwillie2001 on November 14, 2012 at 9:26 PM

slickwillie2001 on November 14, 2012 at 9:26 PM

I don’t remember that, but you’re right. It was brilliant. You have to get in front of the propaganda to beat it. Twitter is a great platform for doing that.

INC on November 14, 2012 at 9:37 PM

What’s The One’s next move?

Who gives a crap? Really? You mean Obama???
He won – he does not have to do shit now -
except tax everyone until the economy collapses.
You know – that revenge thing….

Obama is a joke – totally irrelevant at this point.

I am sure he is lining up his cover story so he can
get some weapons to his buds in Gaza…..

Give em hell BiBi!!!!

The American people that did not vote for Obama are behind you!!!

redguy on November 14, 2012 at 9:38 PM

I think Egypt’s economic situation is too fragile to risk alienating the west by quitting the Camp David accords just yet, but I’m mighty curious to see how soon that ambassador returns to Israel.

After Israel turns Gaza into a parking lot – they can build bigger runways for the bombing
strikes on Egypt……

Then Libya……

Then Syria….

Then Lebanon……

Then Iran…..

Don’t negotiate – kick ass

redguy on November 14, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Hamas armed wing says

Israeli airstrike in Gaza

‘has opened the gates of hell’

Does that mean Egypt dropped the blockade of Gaza?

KW64 on November 14, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Bibi makes sure his enemies get a YouTube burial in a car. Priceless.

Burial? A drive-thru crematorium with the customer becoming a spherical shockwave of incandescant gases, expanding at supersonic speed.

drunyan8315 on November 14, 2012 at 10:02 PM

What’s The One’s next move?

Pull out a three-iron for the 100-yard distance to the green?

ShainS on November 14, 2012 at 10:15 PM

ahh should of put that in quotes..didn’t mean to make it look like i said that

Look up 9/11 truth.

There’s a mountain of evidence to suggest that the 9/11 attacks were an inside job. Nobody with half a brain still believes the official “terrorist” story any more.

kramnodd12

sadsushi on November 14, 2012 at 7:46 PM

sadushi:

You did have me a tad spooked with the Terrorist Didn’t do it crap,glad you clarified that!:)

canopfor on November 14, 2012 at 10:23 PM

I think the Twitter offensive is a terrific idea.

INC on November 14, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Israel does that kind of stuff well. An existential threat tends to do that. We tried in Iraq, remember when the American liberal media found that the US military was paying local media in Iraq to write stories, assumed to be favorable? Somehow that was just unacceptable to them and President George W. Bush gave in on it. I thought it was brilliant.

slickwillie2001 on November 14, 2012 at 9:26 PM

slickwillie:

I wonder if they have a Satelite system parked over Gaza,
with women at there monitors,divided into grids,each tasked
to co-ordinate real-time info,and ability,again,real-time to
call in airstrikes!

Kinda like what Britian was doing in WW2,to scramble spitfire`s
to the engage zone of baddys!:)

canopfor on November 14, 2012 at 10:28 PM

I keep coming back to watch the video…

… Is that bad?

/

Seven Percent Solution on November 14, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Battlespace preparation.

Preemptively taking out Hamas missiles & as much of command & control as possible.

Weaken terrorist networks in Gaza & elsewhere around Israel.

The plan to take out Iranian nukes is in motion.

Bruno Strozek on November 14, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Just at the moment of the explosion in the lower left at mid map. I swear I saw three Afghani women with new borns gathering firewood on the street corner.

BL@KBIRD on November 14, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Sent to hell, where he belongs.

Enjoy the virgins. Oh, wait………..nevermind.

PappyD61 on November 14, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Now that you mention it…

Sockpuppet Politic on November 14, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Take note

Schadenfreude on November 15, 2012 at 12:26 AM

Jon Williams, the BBC World Editor, sent a note to colleagues yesterday telling them: “Our thoughts are with Jihad…

canopfor on November 14, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Considering we’re talking about the Balestinian Broadcasting Corporation, the quote is legit when read out of context just the same.

Shy Guy on November 15, 2012 at 12:57 AM

****************** ALERT **************************

Israel military attacks bombard southern Gaza Strip Thursday morning killing 3 Palestinians and leaving many injured – @AlArabiya_Eng

18 mins ago from english.alarabiya.net by editor

http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/11/15/249731.html
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The UN Security Council closed emergency meeting regarding Israeli strike on Gaza concludes; no decision reached – @haaretzcom

1 hour ago from http://www.haaretz.com by editor

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/live-blog-israel-launches-military-operation-in-gaza-1.477850/live-blog-israel-launches-military-operation-in-gaza-1.477850
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canopfor on November 15, 2012 at 12:58 AM

Jon Williams, the BBC World Editor, sent a note to colleagues yesterday telling them: “Our thoughts are with Jihad…

canopfor on November 14, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Considering we’re talking about the Balestinian Broadcasting Corporation, the quote is legit when read out of context just the same.

Shy Guy on November 15, 2012 at 12:57 AM

Shy Guy:I wouldn’t doubt it,but,

What Idiot,brings his kids to a Goon War Zone!-:0

canopfor on November 15, 2012 at 1:00 AM

I keep coming back to watch the video…

… Is that bad?

/

Seven Percent Solution on November 14, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Seven Percent Solution:Me Too,haha,why yes,YOU ARE normal:)

canopfor on November 15, 2012 at 1:06 AM

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