Cease-fire coming soon in Gaza?

posted at 11:01 am on November 19, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

With Israel poised to commence a ground invasion of Gaza, diplomats have rushed to figure out a formula for a cease-fire that would allow the current hot conflict between Israel and Hamas to return to the status quo ante — if possible.  Former Rep. Jane Harman, who left Congress after getting aced out of the chairmanship of the House Intelligence Committee in a Nancy Pelosi power play, told CNN earlier this morning from Egypt that the new government in Cairo has begun to take the issue seriously, and that prospects for a cease-fire agreement had improved:

A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas could come as early as Monday afternoon, former Rep. Jane Harman said Monday morning. …

“Gaza is on the minds of everybody here, and as I have heard in the last hour or so, there is reason for optimism that a cease-fire could be announced as early as this afternoon, and the role Egyptians have played in helping broker that is viewed as very positive,” said Harman, the director of the Woodrow Wilson Center.

Her comments come as the conflict between Israel and Hamas continues to intensify, and as reports indicate that delegations from Israel and Hamas have separately met with Egyptians to discuss the possibility of a cease-fire.

I share the CNN anchor’s skepticism on this point, or at least skeptical about their brokerage of a lasting cease-fire.  Can they get Hamas to stop shooting rockets at Israel?  Can they push Hamas to give up weapons that can reach Tel Aviv and Jerusalem from Gaza?  If they can do that, then perhaps Israel has reason to stand down and stop their own military action.  The problem now, with the attacks on Jerusalem especially, is that Hamas has made it clear that they represent an existential threat to the entirety of Israel from Gaza.  Without guarantees that these weapons have been destroyed and that Egypt’s Hamas-friendly government won’t passively or actively resupply their Muslim Brotherhood brethren in Gaza, a cease-fire won’t last long.

The Politico piece offers this tantalizing rumor, one which hasn’t exactly gone mainstream until now:

Harman, who spoke from Egypt on CNN’s “Early Start,” has been mentioned as a possible successor to retired Gen. David Petraeus for as head of the CIA — something she wouldn’t rule out during her appearance.

Most have assumed that Michael Morell would naturally continue his current role at the top as soon as the White House got around to appointing him as the official CIA Director rather than acting CIA director.  They would probably prefer to wait until the Benghazi probes conclude, so as not to muddy Morell’s confirmation chances.  Current White House figures John Brennan and Tom Donilon would also make more sense than Harman, who was well-regarded on the intel committee, but hardly an obvious choice for running the show.  If she turns out to be wrong about the Mohamed Morsi government’s efforts to craft a cease-fire that isn’t just a defense of Hamas, the long-shot choice may quickly become the no-shot choice.

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Why would Israel agree to stop whacking savages before the job is done?

Akzed on November 19, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Civilian casualty stories have started already. They are kind of in the same position as republicans in our country.

tomas on November 19, 2012 at 11:06 AM

I do wish them luck getting hamas to the cease fire, but those people are he!! bent on getting Israel and the citizens off the face of the earth. I just do not believe you can trust any rop type country to keep their word?

God be with you Israel and you are in my prayers numerous times a day.
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letget on November 19, 2012 at 11:06 AM

These hamas people are rabid dogs, and there is no negotiating with them.

They need to be put down.

Rebar on November 19, 2012 at 11:09 AM

I am skeptical of a legitimate cease-fire (Hamas will agree to some sort of cease-fire just so they can pretend to be willing participants in peace) any time soon. All of this is happening right now because Obama won the election. They feel emboldened to act, and they really have never cared about the destruction their actions bring upon their own people.

NotCoach on November 19, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Civilian casualty stories have started already. They are kind of in the same position as republicans in our country. tomas on November 19, 2012 at 11:06 AM

And just as we might have expected from savages… their celebrity dead child was killed by Hamas (the Middle East branch of CAIR.

Akzed on November 19, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Harman, who spoke from Egypt on CNN’s “Early Start,” has been mentioned as a possible successor to retired Gen. David Petraeus for as head of the CIA — something she wouldn’t rule out during her appearance.

Yeah, that’s the ticket. NOT!

D-fusit on November 19, 2012 at 11:12 AM

“If Hamas puts their guns down there will be no war, if Israel puts their guns down there will be no Israel.” – Benjamin Netanyahu

Pork-Chop on November 19, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Move the border Egypt to the Suez. Then more the people to Egypt. Really I see no other way.

No land to peace deal has ever worked. Then just get back the land.

Oil Can on November 19, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Harman makes sense as the new D/CIA — seems like ValJar and Mooch want to fill as many high-level positions as possible with women.

How else do you explain the floating of names such as Harman, Susan Rice, and John Kerry (no insult to women intended)?

ShainS on November 19, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Maybe King Barry could write up a nice cease-fire proposal in the elegant language of Austrian.

/BUCK FARACK/

Nutstuyu on November 19, 2012 at 11:16 AM

And let me say how disgusting the slanted coverage of this has been from the LSM. Just go look at their websites and you will see stories like this ad naseum;

Gaza getting pounded
Palastinian children killed
Israel bombs Gaza relentlessly……etc.

They disgust me. The LSM loves them some pali’s

God be with you Israel

D-fusit on November 19, 2012 at 11:18 AM

If I was Israel, I’d bomb a wide swath in a hurry, and then talk.

This should have been their response from the get-go. The first rocket after the cease-fire, level 10 mosques that night, when they’re empty. If they feel the need to fire some more rockets after that, escalate the response. Not in a tit-for-tat way; in a “you kill one of our children we flatten four city blocks” kind of way.

TexasDan on November 19, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Give ‘em all the cease fires they want, and just pound them hard 5 minutes after Hamas breaks the cease fire. Obama loses his political capital real quickly after brokering a few of these since Israel isn’t going to agree to any that allows Hamas to shell Israel without a response.

Buddahpundit on November 19, 2012 at 11:23 AM

HAMAS the armed wing of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The MB is in charge in Egypt.

Why would they want to disarm their own ‘armed wing’ in Gaza?

Of course, since HAMAS is in de facto charge of Gaza, why don’t they just amalgamate with Egypt and be done with it?

ajacksonian on November 19, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Why is our Administraton supporting the Muslim Brotherhood?

Smart Power?

kingsjester on November 19, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Hamas will agree to a cease fire. It will last just long enough for them to regroup and reload.

To hell with a cease fire. Make ‘em surrender, unconditionally.

iurockhead on November 19, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Egypt is brokering a cease-fire? The Muslim Brotherhood, right. Suuurrre, Israel can trust them. Not.

vcferlita on November 19, 2012 at 11:34 AM

kingsjester on November 19, 2012 at 11:32 AM

That’s NASA’s current job.

Oil Can on November 19, 2012 at 11:34 AM

A ceasefire to Hamas simply means to resupply, rearm and relocate their resources…period. It has never meant to actually cease firing anything.

HotAirian on November 19, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Why would Israel agree to stop whacking savages before the job is done?

Akzed on November 19, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Akzed:Speaking of Whacking!:)
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A decisive conclusion is necessary
By GILAD SHARON
11/18/2012 22:43
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There is no middle path here – either the Gazans and their infrastructure are made to pay the price, or we reoccupy the entire Gaza Strip.

Anyone who thinks Hamas is going to beg for a cease-fire, that Operation Pillar of Defense will draw to a close and quiet will reign in the South because we hit targets in the Gaza Strip, needs to think again.

With the elimination of a murderous terrorist and the destruction of Hamas’s long-range missile stockpile, the operation was off to an auspicious start, but what now? This must not be allowed to end as did Operation Cast Lead: We bomb them, they fire missiles at us, and then a cease-fire, followed by “showers” – namely sporadic missile fire and isolated incidents along the fence. Life under such a rain of death is no life at all, and we cannot allow ourselves to become resigned to it.

A strong opening isn’t enough, you also have to know how to finish – and finish decisively. If it isn’t clear whether the ball crossed the goal-line or not, the goal isn’t decisive. The ball needs to hit the net, visible to all. What does a decisive victory sound like? A Tarzan-like cry that lets the entire jungle know in no uncertain terms just who won, and just who was defeated.

To accomplish this, you need to achieve what the other side can’t bear, can’t live with, and our initial bombing campaign isn’t it.

THE DESIRE to prevent harm to innocent civilians in Gaza will ultimately lead to harming the truly innocent: the residents of southern Israel. The residents of Gaza are not innocent, they elected Hamas. The Gazans aren’t hostages; they chose this freely, and must live with the consequences.

The Gaza Strip functions as a state – it has a government and conducts foreign relations, there are schools, medical facilities, there are armed forces and all the other trappings of statehood. We have no territorial conflict with “Gaza State,” and it is not under Israeli siege – it shares a border with Egypt. Despite this, it fires on our citizens without restraint.

Why do our citizens have to live with rocket fire from Gaza while we fight with our hands tied? Why are the citizens of Gaza immune? If the Syrians were to open fire on our towns, would we not attack Damascus? If the Cubans were to fire at Miami, wouldn’t Havana suffer the consequences? That’s what’s called “deterrence” – if you shoot at me, I’ll shoot at you. There is no justification for the State of Gaza being able to shoot at our towns with impunity. We need to flatten entire neighborhoods in Gaza. Flatten all of Gaza. The Americans didn’t stop with Hiroshima – the Japanese weren’t surrendering fast enough, so they hit Nagasaki, too.

There should be no electricity in Gaza, no gasoline or moving vehicles, nothing. Then they’d really call for a ceasefire.

Were this to happen, the images from Gaza might be unpleasant – but victory would be swift, and the lives of our soldiers and civilians spared.

IF THE government isn’t prepared to go all the way on this, it will mean reoccupying the entire Gaza Strip. Not a few neighborhoods in the suburbs, as with Cast Lead, but the entire Strip, like in Defensive Shield, so that rockets can no longer be fired.

There is no middle path here – either the Gazans and their infrastructure are made to pay the price, or we reoccupy the entire Gaza Strip. Otherwise there will be no decisive victory. And we’re running out of time – we must achieve victory quickly. The Netanyahu government is on a short international leash. Soon the pressure will start – and a million civilians can’t live under fire for long. This needs to end quickly – with a bang, not a whimper.
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http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=292466

canopfor on November 19, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Run their collective arse out of Gaza into the Sinai.

Run their collective arse out of the West Bank and across the River Jordan.

Problem solved.

JohnGalt23 on November 19, 2012 at 11:39 AM

This should have been their response from the get-go. The first rocket after the cease-fire, level 10 mosques that night, when they’re empty. If they feel the need to fire some more rockets after that, escalate the response. Not in a tit-for-tat way; in a “you kill one of our children we flatten four city blocks” kind of way.

TexasDan on November 19, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Ariel Sharon tried that. Does anyone remember his 1999 “We will not let anyone turn Israel into Czechoslovakia of 1938″ speech, when Bush had to scramble for a lame, less-than-convincing response? In a year, Ariel Sharon ended up in an unexpected coma – and his corrupt son Omri, a head of Israeli environmental lobby and now an ex-convict jailed for corruption, ended up a few million dollars richer and in Knesset.

Archivarix on November 19, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm………

@BBCBreaking tweeted:
BBCBreaking
Turkey’s prime minister Tayyip Erdogan accuses Israel of being a “terrorist state” over its bombardment of #Gaza. LIVE http://t.co/JNazAxPI

21 mins ago from twitter.com by feed
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http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/gaza-city-gaza-ps

canopfor on November 19, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Live Camera OverLooking Tel Aviv…Streaming

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

canopfor on November 19, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Why is our Administraton supporting the Muslim Brotherhood?

Smart Power?

kingsjester on November 19, 2012 at 11:32 AM

No. It’s just the only promise Obama has ever kept.

Washington Nearsider on November 19, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Jane Harman related to Cloris Leachman ?

FlaMurph on November 19, 2012 at 11:45 AM

TexasDan on November 19, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Totally agree. Remember when you were a kid and someone would shove you? You shoved them back harder and then they left you alone.

Mirimichi on November 19, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Who cares what Cloris Leachman says?

pugwriter on November 19, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Cease-fire coming soon in Gaza?

What does Cloris Leachman have to do with Gaza?

UltimateBob on November 19, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Memo to Harman: M died in the last Bond film.

Curtiss on November 19, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Who cares what Cloris Leachman says?

pugwriter on November 19, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Haha! You beat me by a minute while I was searching for a photo.

UltimateBob on November 19, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Live Streaming of JihadyGoons in NASA,crap,thats GAZA Launching pads……(Sarc)

Gaza Live Cam Streaming!


Live video: Gaza City
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http://live.reuters.com/Event/Conflict_on_the_Gaza_Strip

canopfor on November 19, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Memo to Harman: M died in the last Bond film.

Curtiss on November 19, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Dude! You forgot the spoiler alert!

UltimateBob on November 19, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Is there going to be another Stand Down order issued? I personally look forward to Israeli infantry and engineer units leveling areas in Gaza and putting up resorts. Maybe some pig farms as well.

ted c on November 19, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Ariel Sharon tried that. Does anyone remember his 1999 “We will not let anyone turn Israel into Czechoslovakia of 1938″ speech, when Bush had to scramble for a lame, less-than-convincing response? In a year, Ariel Sharon ended up in an unexpected coma – and his corrupt son Omri, a head of Israeli environmental lobby and now an ex-convict jailed for corruption, ended up a few million dollars richer and in Knesset.

Archivarix on November 19, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Don’t you mean Clinton. Bush was elected in Nov. 2000 and took office in Jan 2001.

chemman on November 19, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Hamas is Muslim Brotherhood. Smoke and mirrors.

Be very careful Israel.

antisocial on November 19, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Is there going to be another Stand Down order issued? I personally look forward to Israeli infantry and engineer units leveling areas in Gaza and putting up resorts. Maybe some pig farms as well.

ted c on November 19, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Jews don’t do pig farming (with one exception in some kibbutz), but Gaza Strip is a natural resort place, kind of. All it takes is to exterminate the vermin polluting it.

Archivarix on November 19, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Ariel Sharon tried that. Does anyone remember his 1999 “We will not let anyone turn Israel into Czechoslovakia of 1938″ speech, when Bush had to scramble for a lame, less-than-convincing response? In a year, Ariel Sharon ended up in an unexpected coma – and his corrupt son Omri, a head of Israeli environmental lobby and now an ex-convict jailed for corruption, ended up a few million dollars richer and in Knesset.

Archivarix on November 19, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Don’t you mean Clinton. Bush was elected in Nov. 2000 and took office in Jan 2001.

chemman on November 19, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Many thanks for a factual correction – the speech was October 2001.

Archivarix on November 19, 2012 at 11:59 AM

This is insane. A cease-fire with Hamas is an oxymoron. This has been going on for decades. The evil Arab nations have waged decades of terrorism throughout the world. Can you imagine what our response would be if Mexico or Canada fired missles into American cities? Do you think we would accept a brokered cease-fire from the U.N.? Don’t kid yourself; we would destroy our enemy’s capability to hurt us. The U.S. and Isreal should wage unconditional war, like WWII. Enough is enough!

Oracleforhire on November 19, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Can you imagine what our response would be if Mexico or Canada fired missiles into American cities?

Oracleforhire on November 19, 2012 at 12:02 PM

An apology?

Archivarix on November 19, 2012 at 12:04 PM

With Israel poised to commence a ground invasion of Gaza, diplomats have rushed to figure out a formula for a cease-fire that would allow the current hot conflict between Israel and Hamas to return to the status quo ante — if possible.

Status quo means Hamas firing rockets into Israel, without media fanfare and without Israel returning fire. I don’t think status quo is what they need to return to.

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canopfor on November 19, 2012 at 12:09 PM

This war will escalate, ceasefire or no.

zoyclem on November 19, 2012 at 12:10 PM

She has been to Egypt three times in one year! And when she said that it was the largest Arab nation in the world, I was blown away by her revelation. And what honest respect she has for the noble Egyptians! And it was comforting to hear the rumors that she had picked up. Peace in our time!

Harman, who spoke from Egypt on CNN’s “Early Start,” has been mentioned as a possible successor to retired Gen. David Petraeus for as head of the CIA

She would be perfect for this administration. Free of a tainted broad knowledge, she can be tailored to fit the moment. Let us hope her deference to Islam is genuine and not a status seeking sham.

BL@KBIRD on November 19, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Harman claimed “reason for optimism” that the new Egyptian Constitution would “hopefully” provide “full equal rights for women”. That pretty much establishes her bona fides.

Kenosha Kid on November 19, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Can they get Hamas to stop shooting rockets at Israel?

No.

stefanite on November 19, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Hamas will agree to a cease fire. It will last just long enough for them to regroup and reload.

To hell with a cease fire. Make ‘em surrender, unconditionally.

iurockhead on November 19, 2012 at 11:33 AM

To hell with that. Crush them until there aren’t any left to surrender. They’ve demonstrated that ‘peace’, ‘truce’, ‘cease-fire’, ‘surrender’ all simply mean ‘wait while i reload and get resupplied from the leftists around the world so I can start murdering you again.’

Finish it.

Midas on November 19, 2012 at 12:13 PM

I heartily agree with most of the comments here: a ceasefire is not in Israel’s long term interest.

(So Israel will most likely end up embracing just that.)

Sherman1864 on November 19, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Can you imagine what our response would be if Mexico or Canada fired missles into American cities? Do you think we would accept a brokered cease-fire from the U.N.?

Well, let’s see – much of our southern border is a war zone, with American civilians and officials killed already. We’re being invaded, and we’re inviting more of them over.

I think the current admin – and the GOP leadership, for that matter – would be wondering what to do about this ‘hispanic opportunity’, wringing their hands and wondering aloud ‘why don’t they like us’, and ‘what do we need to do to understand them better’, and pondering ‘outreach’ strategies and such.

Yeah, I’d like to think we’d behave differently, but I don’t really think so. It would be different if the cartels started launching missiles into Phoenix, I suppose – but for fear of alienating Latinos, do you think we’d lay waste to northern Mexico in retaliation?

Midas on November 19, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Scud Bullying must stop.

FlaMurph on November 19, 2012 at 12:24 PM

The status quo ante appears to have included the shipment into Gaza through Egypt scores if not hundreds of Iranian missiles… Why would Israel want to return to that?

ProfessorMiao on November 19, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Former Rep. Jane Harman, who left Congress after getting aced out of the chairmanship of the House Intelligence Committee in a Nancy Pelosi power play

Not being the Chair of the House Intelligence Committee is now the standard for becoming the DCI?

STL_Vet on November 19, 2012 at 12:29 PM

John Brennan and Tom Donilon

Ahahahahahahahahahahahaha …
*ahem*
Ahahahahahahahahahahahaha …

And those two bonafide lying idiots would be better how?
Both: Toe the Line for BHO.
♫♪ Toeing the line … Toeing the line … ♫♪

What a disgrace.
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on November 19, 2012 at 12:43 PM

‘Cease-fire? Nah … not until we’re done takin’ out the garbage.’

http://www.barenakedislam.com/2012/11/19/israel-ceasefire-nah-not-until-were-done-takin-out-the-garbage/

Pork-Chop on November 19, 2012 at 12:44 PM

‘Cease-fire? Nah … not until we’re done takin’ out the garbage.’

Pork-Chop on November 19, 2012 at 12:44 PM

How dare you referring to the President of the United States in such a disrespectful way!

Archivarix on November 19, 2012 at 1:06 PM

What an “honest broker” needs to do is to step aside, and let the IDF resolve this for once and for all.
PC has created more problems vis-a-vis the Arabs and the Israeli’s than it has solved.
The Pali’s need to be stepped on good and hard; and it probably wouldn’t hurt to introduce the MB to what they can expect if they don’t behave.

Another Drew on November 19, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Jane Harmon is a decent choice for the position. She has a long history of rational involvement with the military and intel services. We could do a whole lot worse than have her running the CIA.

MJBrutus on November 19, 2012 at 1:47 PM

A ceasefire to Hamas simply means to resupply, rearm and relocate their resources…period. It has never meant to actually cease firing anything.

HotAirian on November 19, 2012 at 11:36 AM

There’s a word for it. Hudna

MJBrutus on November 19, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Hamas needs a cease-fire; Israel doesn’t. Israel needs for Hamas to surrender, not agree to a cease-fire.

A cease-fire only gives Hamas time to re-arm and re-organize. As always.

KyMouse on November 19, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Some of those idiot arabs have been killed at least twice. Hamas needs to be wiped off the face of the earth.

ultracon on November 19, 2012 at 1:52 PM

The mainstream news media don’t even care how transparent their support for Israel’s enemies is.

This morning I watched the start of CNN’s coverage, out of curiosity. They spent several minutes covering what was going on in Gaza, and then said they would present the latest from Israel in a few minutes — after a segment about Obama’s trip to Burma.

They showed the Gaza coverage first, by itself, to let it make the biggest impression on their viewers. The Burma segment went on for several minutes, and then I had to leave. I wonder how much time they gave to the Israeli side of things?

KyMouse on November 19, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Most have assumed that Michael Morell would naturally continue his current role at the top as soon as the White House got around to appointing him as the official CIA Director rather than acting CIA director. They would probably prefer to wait until the Benghazi probes conclude, so as not to muddy Morell’s confirmation chances.

I guess it all depends on how many sacrificial lambs will be required to get past Benghazi.

tom on November 19, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Harman makes sense as the new D/CIA — seems like ValJar and Mooch want to fill as many high-level positions as possible with women.

How else do you explain the floating of names such as Harman, Susan Rice, and John Kerry (no insult to women intended)?

ShainS on November 19, 2012 at 11:15 AM

But Mooch and Val nixed the consideration of Hillary in 2008 for VP running mate, Queen Bee syndrome and all that.

slickwillie2001 on November 19, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Is there going to be another Stand Down order issued? I personally look forward to Israeli infantry and engineer units leveling areas in Gaza and putting up resorts. Maybe some pig farms as well.

ted c on November 19, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Jews don’t do pig farming (with one exception in some kibbutz), but Gaza Strip is a natural resort place, kind of. All it takes is to exterminate the vermin polluting it.

Archivarix on November 19, 2012 at 11:57 AM

We can tell them it’s only to be used in Chinese food.

slickwillie2001 on November 19, 2012 at 2:15 PM

SAFETY NOTE TO “PALESTINIANS”:

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU LIVE, WORK, BUY PROPERTY, OR ALLOW CHILDREN TO PLAY NEAR WEAPONS FACILITIES WHICH ARE POINTED AT ISRAEL!!!

Any violation of the above recommendation may prove harmful and/or fatal, and any injury will be YOUR FAULT!!!

And we don’t want to hear your whining. The only thing you will accomplish is getting yourself yet another nomination for a “Darwin Award“.

landlines on November 19, 2012 at 3:41 PM

This must mean that Israel is kicking (or about to kick) arab butt. That’s the only time you ever hear about a cease fire.

RoadRunner on November 19, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Can you imagine what our response would be if Mexico or Canada fired missiles into American cities?

Oracleforhire on November 19, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Be more specific…..which cities?

BobMbx on November 19, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Can you imagine what our response would be if Mexico or Canada fired missiles into American cities?

Oracleforhire on November 19, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Be more specific…..which cities?

BobMbx on November 19, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Need more info: Is there a Democrat or a Republican in the White House?

The current Administration would probably call an emergency summit to assure that the missiles were not made with child or non-union labor.

landlines on November 19, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Is that Jane Harmon or Larry Harmon? Either way, I guess it’s just some old clown.

Mr. Grump on November 19, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Hamas will agree to a cease fire. It will last just long enough for them to regroup and reload.

To hell with a cease fire. Make ‘em surrender, unconditionally.

iurockhead on November 19, 2012 at 11:33 AM

To hell with that. Crush them until there aren’t any left to surrender. They’ve demonstrated that ‘peace’, ‘truce’, ‘cease-fire’, ‘surrender’ all simply mean ‘wait while i reload and get resupplied from the leftists around the world so I can start murdering you again.’

Finish it.

Midas on November 19, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Correctomundo! You cannot take the word of terrorists on anything; like all despots, they will make any agreement necessary to achieve their short term goals, then break their promise and resume their attacks when conditions favor them. They use the lull only to re-load, perhaps also to rack up a few PR points, stall for time. Nothing has been solved, here. Israel should continue their military action to an actual victory.

I remember Israel taking this very land in their last campaign. Then, gave it back to the muslims only to see it again used to launch more attacks on Israel. That’s crazy. It’s a humanitarian gesture to a people who have demonstrated that they have no desire for peace, and regard humanitarian gestures as signs of weakness. And, as regards all their phony concern for all the innocent civilians killed and injured in these actions, you might consider stopping the practice of hiding behind your sisters, while attacking others. I’m sorry to say that civilians do get killed in wars; that’s the way wars are fought. If you don’t like that, then stop starting wars.

uncle_fweddy on November 20, 2012 at 2:06 PM