Sure looks like Israel’s about to launch ground operations in Gaza

posted at 8:59 pm on November 16, 2012 by Allahpundit

They’ve been holding off, partly to give Egypt time to try to broker a truce and partly because they know escalation will make the true believers in Cairo scream even more loudly about tearing up the treaty. But no truce is in the offing right now and they’re not going to sit by while Tel Aviv and Jerusalem(!) are targeted. So here we go:

Defense Minister Ehud Barak approved the IDF’s request on Friday evening to increase the maximum number of reservists it could enlist, seeking cabinet approval to mobilize up to 75,000 troops ahead of a possible Gaza ground operation.

The Inner Cabinet, a group of nine senior ministers, met for over three hours to discuss the possibility of a ground operation into the Hamas-controlled enclave, but released no statements or indications as to what transpired during the meeting…

The IDF also revealed on Friday that it had taken out Hamas’s nascent drone program.

Israel’s foreign minister ruled out regime change as a strategic goal (this time) so their top priority presumably is to seek and destroy Hamas’s remaining Iranian-made long-range missiles. One thing I don’t understand, though: Why now? Why did Hamas choose this moment to ramp up rocket attacks and try to bait Israel into a more extended confrontation? Normally that question begins by assessing the motives of their patron, Iran, and their pals in Egypt, but it’s not obvious to me how either of those countries benefit significantly from a short Gaza conflict right now. Hamas isn’t going to degrade Israeli air power needed for a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities and a war in Gaza won’t go on long enough to substantially delay an Israeli attack on Iran if one’s in the offing. In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood wants a confrontation with Israel eventually but probably not just yet; a new war and humiliating defeat would crush their ambitions a year after taking power, and Morsi’s grip on the military probably isn’t firm enough yet to guarantee that the army will support a new conflict with the IDF.

So why is Hamas doing this? Is it something ordered on their own initiative, maybe to pressure Morsi into supporting them full-throatedly? (If so, it’s working. He just sent his PM to Gaza for a courtesy call with Hamas.) Is the JPost right that this is actually some sort of morale-building exercise by Hamas after Israel liquidated terror capo Ahmed Jabari? Or is there a political calculus aimed at Israeli civilians?

Netanyahu is favorite to win a January national election, but further rocket strikes against Tel Aviv, a free-wheeling city Israelis equate with New York, and Jerusalem, which Israel regards as its capital, could be political poison for the conservative leader…

Asked about Israel massing forces for a possible Gaza invasion, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said: “The Israelis should be aware of the grave results of such a raid, and they should bring their body bags.”

Undermine Netanyahu’s security credentials by threatening Jerusalem or by turning an invasion of Gaza into a fiasco and a more dovish candidate might benefit in Israeli elections. The only problem with that theory? Arguably, this is in fact a perfect time for Israel to tackle Hamas:

For months Israel has been determined to take steps to show that it would defend its interests.

The U.S. very publicly demanded restraint from Israel in terms of the Iranian nuclear program and would not commit to providing the backing several analysts say that Israel would need to make the operation successful. So Israel backed off from its loud threats to Iran, for now.

Chaos in Syria spilling over into Lebanon in the form of a devastating car bombing has forced Iranian proxy Hezbollah to focus on keeping Assad in power and taking out targets within Lebanon, rather than striking Israel.

So Gaza is the only obvious target remaining, and direct conflict in the form of Palestinian rocket attacks and Israeli strikes have grown increasingly intense and frequent as the year has progressed.

With Jabari and several other Hamas leaders dead and the IDF hard at work on pulverizing their missile depots, Netanyahu’s probably boosted his reelection credentials at this point. But that’s what makes the mobilization of reserves and possible ground operations surprising. He must think they’re absolutely necessary to liquidate Hamas’s remaining arsenal if he’s choosing not to quit while he’s ahead politically.

The latest news, by the way: Rockets have allegedly been fired into Israel from … the Sinai. If I were you, I’d take five minutes to read David French’s post from yesterday about how the rules of war govern a conflict in Gaza. You’ll be hearing a lot of disinformation about this next week if the IDF does end up going in.

Update: Invasion is no easy business.


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Sadly, they don’t have a choice. We do, and yet we’re still sacrificing our blood and treasure for the lost cause that is MENA.

WeekendAtBernankes on November 16, 2012 at 9:02 PM

It’s there MO. The trigger has been pulled. They’ll finish it.

wolly4321 on November 16, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Sure looks like Israel’s about to launch ground operations in Gaza

This too is a consequence of our elections.

Israel knows that they do not have a friendly government in Washington to backstop them when things get rough. Iran is four more years closer to building that nuke that will kill them. American Jews have abandoned them for the free stuff offered by the rat-eared wonder. Why should Israel not be preparing for the worst?

Happy Nomad on November 16, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Israel goes after Teheran’s nukes by Xmas.

Maybe even this coming week.

The Gaza incursion looks like preemptive battle-space preparation.

Bruno Strozek on November 16, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Drone wars!

idesign on November 16, 2012 at 9:06 PM

He co-opted the industrial military complex and now all you can do is slip around in your Santorum.
 
So f-n good.
 
tommyhawk on November 16, 2012 at 10:44 AM

rogerb on November 16, 2012 at 9:07 PM

I pray they fight to win…

Seven Percent Solution on November 16, 2012 at 9:09 PM

You won’t see Netanyahu run off to a fund raiser then to a late night show.

Electrongod on November 16, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Did I hear correctly that Barky and Bibi discussed the matter via phone? I’m shocked that Barky spared the time.

I will be praying for Israel’s safety and security.

Philly on November 16, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Do the Blitzkrieg.This has been going on my entire life.End this crap.Israel knows where they all are.

docflash on November 16, 2012 at 9:11 PM

We should cut off all aid to Egypt and the Turks. I fear Israel will not get any help from the US.

derft on November 16, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Do the Blitzkrieg.This has been going on my entire life.End this crap.Israel knows where they all are.

docflash on November 16, 2012 at 9:11 PM

They gave up Gaza “for peace” and it’s been used as a base of operations against them by their enemies ever since. Take it back and keep it.

That’s why they took back the Golan Heights. They should do the same here.

predator on November 16, 2012 at 9:14 PM

…it’s just a spontaneous demonstration…that may get out of hand

KOOLAID2 on November 16, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Asked about Israel massing forces for a possible Gaza invasion, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said: “The Israelis should be aware of the grave results of such a raid, and they should bring their body bags.”

Those body bags will be for your jihadists!

Check out this footage CNN used of a fake injury! The media once again showing it’s anti-israel bias

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-OImcBKEIIs

sadsushi on November 16, 2012 at 9:14 PM

You know who’s side our “Press” is on…

… and Obowma will probably send arms to Hamas via Egypt.

Seven Percent Solution on November 16, 2012 at 9:15 PM

What she said…

“We stand with Israel and Netanyahu’s strength that he wisely uses to protect his country. May he have the wisdom of Solomon as Israel’s leadership moves forward. You can keep track of the developments by following @IDFSpokesperson on Twitter.”

– Sarah Palin

idesign on November 16, 2012 at 9:15 PM

The downfall of Twinkies is having world wide repercussions.

El_Terrible on November 16, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Happy Nomad on November 16, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Yup. This became inevitable when That One won again.

Mr. Prodigy on November 16, 2012 at 9:16 PM

What happens when one of those Hamas rockets hits The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem?

35 days until 12/21/12.

MichaelGabriel on November 16, 2012 at 9:16 PM

I heard that the new government of Iraq sent out a message to the Arab states to starve America by withholding oil.

Electrongod on November 16, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Obviously taking Hamas missiles out of the way so that the Iran conflict will be easier to concentrate on with less hamas ability to fly long range missiles.

royzer on November 16, 2012 at 9:17 PM

The key now will be if Morsi decides to militarily side with Gaza when Israel moves. The IDF has trouble, as do we, with insurgents, but they do know how to deal with an enemy’s traditional military. If Morsi moves his forces in he will be condemning his Army and Air Force to a level of destruction not seen since Desert Storm, without Bush and Powell’s mercy. And the kicker is, there will be no one to help Egypt. No one.

xkaydet65 on November 16, 2012 at 9:17 PM

You won’t see Netanyahu run off to a fund raiser then to a late night show.

Electrongod on November 16, 2012 at 9:09 PM

…there won’t be a video involved

KOOLAID2 on November 16, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Do the Blitzkrieg.This has been going on my entire life.End this crap.Israel knows where they all are.

docflash on November 16, 2012 at 9:11 PM

But does Israel have nukes?

And for the record, I don’t care how old you are this crap has been going on far longer than any of us have been around.

Happy Nomad on November 16, 2012 at 9:18 PM

With Jabari and several other Hamas leaders dead and the IDF hard at work on pulverizing their missile depots, Netanyahu’s probably boosted his reelection credentials at this point. But that’s what makes the mobilization of reserves and possible ground operations surprising. He must think they’re absolutely necessary to liquidate Hamas’s remaining arsenal if he’s choosing not to quit while he’s ahead politically.

Or, mobilizing the reserves is something of a feint, throwing Iran off for what’s really coming their way. Just a thought.

A really good analysis, AP, excellent.

TXUS on November 16, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Putin just got wood.

Mr. Arrogant on November 16, 2012 at 9:18 PM

I wonder if this is in any way connected to what Stevens was doing in Benghazi?

txhsmom on November 16, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Maybe they have to clean up a few nearby Iranian outposts before they handle Iran proper.

You can keep track of the developments by following @IDFSpokesperson on Twitter.”

– Sarah Palin

idesign on November 16, 2012 at 9:15 PM

My girl. :)

Axe on November 16, 2012 at 9:20 PM

My girl. :)

Axe on November 16, 2012 at 9:20 PM

More backbone than Barry ever dreamed of having.

predator on November 16, 2012 at 9:22 PM

…there won’t be a video involved

KOOLAID2 on November 16, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Actually there is.

The video of the Israelis taking out a car with the Hamas Leader in it..

Unlike Obama..

Israelis did build that video..

Electrongod on November 16, 2012 at 9:24 PM

What happens when one of those Hamas rockets hits The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem?

35 days until 12/21/12.

MichaelGabriel on November 16, 2012 at 9:16 PM

.
I had previously said that I believed the ‘Dome Of The Rock’ would be inadvertently destroyed by Islamacists, and I stand by it.

listens2glenn on November 16, 2012 at 9:25 PM

What happens when one of those Hamas rockets hits The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem?

35 days until 12/21/12.

MichaelGabriel on November 16, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Better question-

What keeps Israel from destroying Mecca when Iran attacks Israel? And I hope they do! The so-called religion of peace has slaughtered untold billions in the name of their false prophets. Bring the religious wars to them in a real way!

Happy Nomad on November 16, 2012 at 9:25 PM

I heard that the new government of Iraq sent out a message to the Arab states to starve America by withholding oil.

Electrongod on November 16, 2012 at 9:17 PM

…did JugEars send them a Thank You note… yet?

KOOLAID2 on November 16, 2012 at 9:28 PM

…did JugEars send them a Thank You note… yet?

KOOLAID2 on November 16, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Not yet..

Electrongod on November 16, 2012 at 9:32 PM

I heard that the new government of Iraq sent out a message to the Arab states to starve America by withholding oil.

Electrongod on November 16, 2012 at 9:17 PM

.
…did JugEars send them a Thank You note… yet?

KOOLAID2 on November 16, 2012 at 9:28 PM

.
I wouldn’t find it too far-fetched that the message originated with our President, and that it was routed through Iraq to “launder” it.

listens2glenn on November 16, 2012 at 9:33 PM

How can there be any civilian casualties when the popoulation is taught in schools to kill the Jews…?

Seven Percent Solution on November 16, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Come on now, we all know this is Bush’s fault. Actually, as I think back, the world wasn’t nearly in as bad of shape 4 years ago. Anyone agree??

Deano1952 on November 16, 2012 at 9:37 PM

How can there be any civilian casualties when the popoulation is taught in schools to kill the Jews…?

Seven Percent Solution on November 16, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Yeah. I thought they all considered themselves “soldiers of Allah.” So….

predator on November 16, 2012 at 9:37 PM

35 days until 12/21/12.

MichaelGabriel on November 16, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Actual transcript from The Mayan Files:

“Where’s Txcheztpta? He was working on that calender deal and I haven’t seen him for week.”

“Didn’t you hear? A jaguar got him.”

“Bummer. Guess we turn that project in as is.”

Bruno Strozek on November 16, 2012 at 9:39 PM

What gets easily overlooked is that when Hamas and Hezbollah do their evil, it’s their sponsor state, Iran, doing it. With Hamas attacking Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, as now, it’s the perfect opportunity for Israel to cut off the head of the snake, Iran. I hope that’s their thinking right now and that they just do it. Let Obama pee in his pants and Putin find his shirt. It has to be done, and the timing is right. Take out the entire leadership in Iran and their nuke facilities, nuke ‘em if you have to, and let the chips fall. When the USA has forsaken them, they are truly on their own, but if they’ll do it, Obama won’t have any option but to support them after the fact. He leads, in case there’s any doubt, from behind.

Go Israel!!!

TXUS on November 16, 2012 at 9:39 PM

My girl. :)

Axe on November 16, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Our girl.

derft on November 16, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Not yet..

Electrongod on November 16, 2012 at 9:32 PM

…what foresight to delay the Keystone Pipeline and close a million and a half federal acres to any kind of oil exploration…heh?

KOOLAID2 on November 16, 2012 at 9:44 PM

TXUS on November 16, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Tactical nukes are the only solution. May it be done.

VegasRick on November 16, 2012 at 9:44 PM

One thing I don’t understand, though: Why now?

Eager to try out new weapons smuggled in from Libya? Advanced Russian anti-tank missiles, some nice new truck-mounted Russian SA-24 Grinches?

slickwillie2001 on November 16, 2012 at 9:44 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4amV7__XFA
enough said

seesalrun2 on November 16, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Defense Minister Ehud Barak approved the IDF’s request on Friday evening to increase the maximum number of reservists it could enlist, seeking cabinet approval to mobilize up to 75,000 troops ahead of a possible Gaza ground operation.

Sure would be nice if in America when leadership changed back and forth as Israel seems to do frequently, us schlubs here didn’t have to worry about the dems effing things up and giving away the store. Oh, never mind I forgot we aren’t the superpower we used to be.

arnold ziffel on November 16, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Better question-

What keeps Israel from destroying Mecca when Iran attacks Israel? And I hope they do! The so-called religion of peace has slaughtered untold billions in the name of their false prophets. Bring the religious wars to them in a real way!

Happy Nomad on November 16, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Iran would like that because SA is their enemy. Iran is Shiite, Mecca and Medina are centers of the Sunni muslims. The Shiite holy city is Qom, in Iran.

slickwillie2001 on November 16, 2012 at 9:47 PM

…what foresight to delay the Keystone Pipeline and close a million and a half federal acres to any kind of oil exploration…heh?

KOOLAID2 on November 16, 2012 at 9:44 PM

We’ve got a long 4 years ahead of us..

Our liberal friends hit hardest..

Electrongod on November 16, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Eager to try out new weapons smuggled in from Libya? Advanced Russian anti-tank missiles, some nice new truck-mounted Russian SA-24 Grinches?

slickwillie2001 on November 16, 2012 at 9:44 PM

And an American President with the name of Barak Hussein Obama who has made it clear he hates Jews. No backstopping with this bastard getting a second term.

Happy Nomad on November 16, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Bibi Blutarski………..

It ain’t over…………..

FlaMurph on November 16, 2012 at 9:48 PM

but it’s not obvious to me how either of those countries benefit significantly from a short Gaza conflict right now. Hamas isn’t going to degrade Israeli air power needed for a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities and a war in Gaza won’t go on long enough to substantially delay an Israeli attack on Iran if one’s in the offing.

I like your strategic approach to the situation, Allah. That’s a great question from a military point of view, however, these guys are very poor tacticians/strategists. They are far better at courting public/world opinion than they are of going toe to toe with the IDF. Hamas has obviously discerned, or has been told, that there is no better time to threaten Israel. I mean, look who just got reelected…. If you were surprised at how we left Ambassador Stevens, 2 SEALs and Smith out flappin’ in the breeze while they died, watch what happens when Israel needs some help soon. Wanna place some bets????

ted c on November 16, 2012 at 9:51 PM

And an American President with the name of Barak Hussein Obama who has made it clear he hates Jews. No backstopping with this bastard getting a second term.

Happy Nomad on November 16, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Just like the libs they overplay and miscalculate the other side. Israel knows that the US government (not us folks) no longer have their back. Nothing to lose at this point so they do not hold back. I just pray that the traitors in this gov don’t try to help the bad guys and hurt Israel. And I am not joking.

VegasRick on November 16, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Israel goes after Teheran’s nukes by Xmas.

Maybe even this coming week.

The Gaza incursion looks like preemptive battle-space preparation.

Bruno Strozek on November 16, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Pretty much.

Also testing for Egypt’s reaction.

ElectricPhase on November 16, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Ummm. Luckily America will have lots and lots of oil soon and won’t need to deal with the Mideast. Smiles.. we love shale.

As for Bibi, he’s just protecting his people. Really, the IDF is awesome.. especially twitter.

Illinidiva on November 16, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Iran would like that because SA is their enemy. Iran is Shiite, Mecca and Medina are centers of the Sunni muslims. The Shiite holy city is Qom, in Iran.

slickwillie2001 on November 16, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Okay, you got me there and I am holding my head in shame for not being as informed about the so-called religion of peace as I should be. I sincerely mean this.

I have no problems with Israel taking out Qom instead of Mecca.

Any objections?

Happy Nomad on November 16, 2012 at 9:56 PM

I have no problems with Israel taking out Qom instead of Mecca.

Any objections?

Happy Nomad on November 16, 2012 at 9:56 PM

How about a two-fer? Qom and drywall.

VegasRick on November 16, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Good luck,

rob verdi on November 16, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Also testing for Egypt’s reaction.

ElectricPhase on November 16, 2012 at 9:56 PM

A couple of possibilities:

- Egypt does nothing and Morsi looks weak

- Egypt responds and their Air Force is wiped out, prompting a military coup

MichaelGabriel on November 16, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Ummm. Luckily America will have lots and lots of oil soon and won’t need to deal with the Mideast. Smiles.. we love shale.

As for Bibi, he’s just protecting his people. Really, the IDF is awesome.. especially twitter.

Illinidiva on November 16, 2012 at 9:56 PM

It will have to happen on state and private lands. Obowma and Salazar ain’t gonna let it happen of federal land.

predator on November 16, 2012 at 10:02 PM

The IDF should goes balls to the walls in Gaza for about 2.5 wks and pummel them into submission, then let up, begin a pullout and coax the world into a lull, and then launch their Iranian strike.

ted c on November 16, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Conflict along the Gaza Strip Live
Rolling coverage of events along the Gaza Strip
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Live video: Skyline of Gaza….Streaming LIVE

Live video: Skyline of Gaza

http://live.reuters.com/Event/Conflict_on_the_Gaza_Strip
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canopfor on November 16, 2012 at 10:02 PM

The Times of Israel @TimesofIsrael

Reza Khalili claims ‘escalation of the Gaza conflict was ordered by the highest authority in Iran,’ & Tehran gave Hezbollah WMDs (2/2)

ted c on November 16, 2012 at 10:03 PM

If you were surprised at how we left Ambassador Stevens, 2 SEALs and Smith out flappin’ in the breeze while they died, watch what happens when Israel needs some help soon. Wanna place some bets????

ted c on November 16, 2012 at 9:51 PM

My thinking is that Bibi has no illusions as to the character of Obowma and what is in his heart…

… Israel is surrounded by puppets of Iran, and now is the time to dance while they have the bomb, and Iran doesn’t.

All they need to remember is if they are going to fight, fight to win…

… Don’t pull any punches, don’t play by rules that terrorists get away with, but you don’t, don’t listen to the propaganda in the media, pound them to dust!

When they start to loose, they will call for a truce to talk “Peace”, don’t believe them, continue the attack…

… Fight like you are fighting for the survival of your families and your Country as a whole, because you are.

Show these men of will, what will really is…

Seven Percent Solution on November 16, 2012 at 10:05 PM


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canopfor on November 16, 2012 at 10:08 PM

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@barbarastarrcnn

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35m ed lavandera ed lavandera ‏@edlavaCNN

Be safe! “@sarasidnerCNN: 4 massive blasts sent #CNN crew in #Gaza to the floor. It appears Police Headquarters was hit. We can see #fire.”
Retweeted by Barbara Starr

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canopfor on November 16, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Operation Pillar of Defence,no not Susan Rice!
(sarc)

canopfor on November 16, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Perhaps some Journolista’s will be part of the collateral damage.

Mr. Arrogant on November 16, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Obama has no easy options…..time for another round of golf.

MichaelGabriel on November 16, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Wow,four to six blasts,heard on Gaza Cam!!

canopfor on November 16, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Operation Pillar of Defence,no not Susan Rice!
(sarc)

canopfor on November 16, 2012 at 10:12 PM

The Israelis don’t use no stinkin’ Styrofoam..

Electrongod on November 16, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Government Twinkies may contain up to 10% ethanol.

WOOHOO!

The Rogue Tomato on November 16, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Wow,four to six blasts,heard on Gaza Cam!!

canopfor on November 16, 2012 at 10:12 PM

I wondered why the lights went off on the feed!

EnglishRogue on November 16, 2012 at 10:14 PM

IDF ‏@IDFSpokesperson

Video: Aerial footage showing the #Hamas UAV program destroyed by the IDF http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3jg4fZLfxQ … #Gaza

7:10PM Nov 16 2012
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3jg4fZLfxQ

canopfor on November 16, 2012 at 10:14 PM

(sarc)

canopfor on November 16, 2012 at 10:12 PM

The Israelis don’t use no stinkin’ Styrofoam..

Electrongod on November 16, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Electrongod:

Lol,finally the ahem,Pounding begins,loooooooooooong
over do,as well!:)

canopfor on November 16, 2012 at 10:18 PM

How f***ing stupid must you be to not recognize these attacks are timed to coincide with Obama’s re-election, and to therefore conclude that Obma hates Israel and will do nothing about attacks like this?

Pretty fu**ing stupid.

Sacramento on November 16, 2012 at 10:18 PM

I wonder how many weapons in Gaza were financed by the USA? We’ve sent them a feces-load of money and helped the smugglers get through.

The Rogue Tomato on November 16, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Try this again,in the linky,add the c in front of nn!
That way,this might go through!?

Isreal Ambassdor on today!!

November 16th, 2012
08:19 PM ET

VIDEO:

Michael Oren on a possible ground invasion in Gaza: “We’re certainly keeping that option open”

Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren joins Piers Morgan tonight to discuss the recent unrest in Israel and Gaza.

During the interview, Morgan directly asks Oren if a ground invasion is on the horizon. “We’re certainly keeping that option open,” replies the ambassador. “Yes, there is a call up of reserves. We do not want to escalate, we do not want to have ground action but we’ll take whatever measures are necessary to defend our citizens.”

Watch the clip and tune in tonight at 9 as Oren explains why, when it comes to the current violence in the region, “you’ve gotta blame the government of Gaza.”
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http://piersmorgan.blogs.nn.com/

canopfor on November 16, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Live video: Skyline of Gaza….Streaming LIVE

Live video: Skyline of Gaza

http://live.reuters.com/Event/Conflict_on_the_Gaza_Strip
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canopfor on November 16, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Thanks for that canopfor…

… Watching that for a few minutes, I couldn’t help thinking “The calm before the storm.”

It also crossed my mind how many people are walking around right now over there who won’t be if this thing escalates…

… The world watched as brave Americans fought for their lives and Obowma kept the most powerful military in the world from coming to their aid.

He sent the signal that now is the time, go ahead and attack…

… The world will never be the same.

:(

Seven Percent Solution on November 16, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Listening to the Live Gaza Cam,heres why its chainsaw type noisy!

@RichardEngel tweeted:
RichardEngel
So many drones over #Gaza city it sounds like everyone is out mowing their lawns in the dark

3 hours ago from twitter.com by editor

canopfor on November 16, 2012 at 10:27 PM

canopfor on November 16, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Thanks for that canopfor…

… Watching that for a few minutes, I couldn’t help thinking “The calm before the storm.”

It also crossed my mind how many people are walking around right now over there who won’t be if this thing escalates…

… The world watched as brave Americans fought for their lives and Obowma kept the most powerful military in the world from coming to their aid.

He sent the signal that now is the time, go ahead and attack…

… The world will never be the same.

:(

Seven Percent Solution on November 16, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Senen Percent Solution:

I hear ya,this is going to spiral out of control,and I think,
with the Libyian Weapons cashe thingy,the Goons are equiped,
this round!!

I STAND WITH ISREAL,1,000 %!!

canopfor on November 16, 2012 at 10:31 PM

What keeps Israel from destroying Mecca when Iran attacks Israel?

Happy Nomad on November 16, 2012 at 9:25 PM

IMHO? Every Muslim able to walk and hold a gun or knife being rallied for a Zerg rush on Israel.

We say a bit flippantly they have nothing to lose; blow up Mecca and they literally won’t because Muslims can’t make their pilgrimages. It would be as bad or worse than Catholics losing Vatican City.

MelonCollie on November 16, 2012 at 10:34 PM

We Review:

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Egyptian security forces have made their biggest ever smuggled arms bust, intercepting over 120 rockets and other supplies.

The seized weapons, presumably on their way to the Gaza Strip,

originated in neighboring Libya, smugglers say.

­Three people were detained in a counter-smuggling operation covering four provinces along the Mediterranean coast, Egypt’s Interior Ministry said on Sunday.

The weapons found in two vehicles and several caches in the western port of Damietta included 120 surface-to-air missiles, 30 ground-to-ground missiles, 15 Grad rockets, 25 anti-tank grenade launchers, TNT and navigation systems.

The detained men say the weapons come from Libya and were meant to be delivered to the Gaza Strip via the Sinai Peninsula. Gaza is currently controlled by the Islamic resistance movement Hamas.

Libya’s ransacked weapon’s depots have remained a major security concern for the region.

Egypt security forces say that since Libya’s leader Muammar Gaddafi was toppled last year, smuggled Libyan weapons have been pouring into various destinations via Egypt.

In a similar incident this past April, Lebanese authorities detained a ship carrying several containers of Libyan arms. The weapons were presumably intended for the Syrian Free Army, an opposition group involved in a ground conflict with regular forces in Syria.

In Algeria, two weapon caches were found some 40 km off the Libyan border two months ago.

Libya’s interim government has warned that instability in the country which followed the regime change could result in Muammar Gaddafi’s arsenal falling into the hands of various terror groups, especially Al-Qaeda
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http://rt.com/news/libya-weapons-gaza-egypt-728/

canopfor on November 16, 2012 at 10:34 PM

***************** Alert ******************

@nbc6 tweeted:
nbc6
#BREAKING: Board orders recount of early voting ballots in Allen West-Patrick Murphy race http://t.co/3lP7aaQ5 #DecisionOn6

14 mins ago from twitter.com by partner

https://twitter.com/nbc6/status/269641304949018624
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Board Orders Recount of Early Voting Ballots in Allen West Race
The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board voted 2-1 for the move

Friday, Nov 16, 2012
Updated 10:28 PM EST
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http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Judge-Rejects-Republican-US-Rep-Allen-Wests-Recount-Reques-179707461.html

canopfor on November 16, 2012 at 10:38 PM

I hear ya,this is going to spiral out of control,and I think,
with the Libyian Weapons cashe thingy,the Goons are equiped,
this round!!

I STAND WITH ISREAL,1,000 %!!

canopfor on November 16, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Please add +7% to that…!

Seven Percent Solution on November 16, 2012 at 10:42 PM

“The Israelis should be aware of the grave results of such a raid, and they should bring their body bags.”

IIRC, it was Hamas filling body bags last time.

GarandFan on November 16, 2012 at 10:44 PM

canopfor on November 16, 2012 at 10:38 PM

West was on Levin’s show last night. He claims there was some bizarre activity going on with the vote count. I hope wins but it is not clear how this will turn out.

gh on November 16, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Maybe they ought to clear it out and annex the thing again. This time minus the terrorists.

AshleyTKing on November 16, 2012 at 10:52 PM

I STAND WITH ISREAL,1,000 %!!

canopfor on November 16, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Please add +7% to that…!

Seven Percent Solution on November 16, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Seven Percent Solution:

Let it be written………………One Thousand and Seven PerCent:)

canopfor on November 16, 2012 at 10:52 PM

IDF ‏@IDFSpokesperson

Over the past 6 hours, the IDF targeted 85 more terror sites. This is how accurate the we have to be. pic.twitter.com/8r2hi3Oi

https://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson/status/269649429034856448/photo/1

canopfor on November 16, 2012 at 10:58 PM

canopfor on November 16, 2012 at 10:38 PM

West was on Levin’s show last night. He claims there was some bizarre activity going on with the vote count. I hope wins but it is not clear how this will turn out.

gh on November 16, 2012 at 10:46 PM

gh:Something ain’t right!:)

canopfor on November 16, 2012 at 10:59 PM

<
Loud explosion reported in Gaza in pre-dawn hours as Israel continues bombardment – @AJELive

7 mins ago from blogs.aljazeera.com by editor strong>
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http://blogs.aljazeera.com/topic/gaza/explosion-rocks-gaza-overnight

canopfor on November 16, 2012 at 11:01 PM

<strongIis Hamas to close to nuke?

…..and take out the Muzzies in Cairo too.

Damascus will be uninhabitable shortly.

PappyD61 on November 16, 2012 at 11:02 PM

iPad thingy.

PappyD61 on November 16, 2012 at 11:03 PM

I wouldn’t be surprised if the Israelis reoccupy Gaza. The alternative is to wait around until the Egyptians weaponize it.

claudius on November 16, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Current local time in Jerusalem

as of typing:

Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 6:13:53 AM IST

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=110

canopfor on November 16, 2012 at 11:14 PM

I wouldn’t be surprised if the Israelis reoccupy Gaza. The alternative is to wait around until the Egyptians weaponize it.

claudius on November 16, 2012 at 11:09 PM

That would surprise me. I think they should do it, but it would surprise me.

The Rogue Tomato on November 16, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Israel says it targeted 85 sites overnight in Gaza, including Hamas headquarters – @haaretzcom

4 mins ago from http://www.haaretz.com by editor

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/live-blog-rockets-slam-into-israel-s-south-in-third-day-of-idf-operation-in-gaza-1.478193
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https://twitter.com/haaretzcom

canopfor on November 16, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Sure looks like Israel’s going to end up with another temporary truce and, likely, a few kidnapped soldiers whose remains will be traded for live terrorists a few years from now.

Seen this movie, already.

The Resolute Desk on November 16, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Psalm 122
A song of ascents. Of David.

1 I rejoiced with those who said to me,
“Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
2 Our feet are standing
in your gates, Jerusalem.

3 Jerusalem is built like a city
that is closely compacted together.
4 That is where the tribes go up—
the tribes of the Lord—
to praise the name of the Lord
according to the statute given to Israel.
5 There stand the thrones for judgment,
the thrones of the house of David.

6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May those who love you be secure.
7 May there be peace within your walls
and security within your citadels.”
8 For the sake of my family and friends,
I will say, “Peace be within you.”
9 For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,
I will seek your prosperity.

tom daschle concerned on November 16, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Israeli survival plan:

1. Ignore “world” opinion and the UN and act in pure self-defense.
2. No holds barred, rid these territories of terrorists or suspected.
3. Federalize the territories for what remains.
4. No more UN paid for welfare state support of Palestinians. Let them trade, produce, and live in peace if they want given #2.
5. Or give Gaza to Egypt and West Bank (Judea and Samaria) to Jordan and be finished finally with this mess.

AshleyTKing on November 16, 2012 at 11:20 PM

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