Quotes of the day

posted at 8:31 pm on August 2, 2014 by Allahpundit

“The IDF has neutralized many terror tunnels that took years for Hamas to build,” Netanyahu said at the start of his address. “The IDF has had many achievements and successes since the beginning of the operation, hitting thousands of targets, including command center, arms factories, and terrorists.”

“This is a complicated mission, in an urban area, with contact with civilian population,” He said. “I am proud of our soldiers who are doing an extraordinary job,” he encouraged the military troops…

“We have nothing against the citizens of Gaza that have nothing to do with terrorism,” he said, adding that The army will continue to operate until the mission is completed – to restore the security and quiet to the citizens of Israel.

“The IDF will continue its mission according to Israel’s security needs, and only according to them,” he concluded.

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An Israeli Cabinet minister says there is “no point” in trying to reach a Gaza truce with Hamas and that Israel won’t send a delegation to planned cease-fire talks in Cairo.

The minister, Yuval Steinitz, spoke Saturday on Israel’s Channel 10 television station.

His comments suggests that Israel plans to end the current round of fighting with Hamas on its own terms, rather than getting entangled in indirect negotiations with Gaza’s Hamas rulers.

***

“This is unprecedented in the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict,” says CNN’s Ali Younes, an analyst who has covered the region for decades. “Most Arab states are actively supporting Israel against the Palestinians — and not even shy about it or doing it discreetly.”

It’s a “joint Arab-Israeli war consisting of Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia against other Arabs — the Palestinians as represented by Hamas.”…

“The Israel-Hamas conflict has laid bare the new divides of the Middle East,” says Danielle Pletka, vice president of foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute. “It’s no longer the Muslims against the Jews. Now it’s the extremists — the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Hezbollah, and their backers Iran, Qatar and Turkey — against Israel and the more moderate Muslims including Jordan, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia.”

“It’s a proxy war for control or dominance in the Middle East,” says CNN’s Fareed Zakaria.

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The abduction of an Israeli soldier would provide Hamas with a tactical achievement that could strengthen its bargaining position. But it would have come at a cost: it placed Hamas on the defensive for violating a U.N.-backed cease-fire that offered Gazans their first greatest hope of relief in the 26-day long war. It also relieved political pressure on Israel, which was sharply criticized by the U.N. and the White House following reports that it shelled a U.N. shelter in Gaza on Wednesday, killing more than 16 civilians…

But if the Palestinians have him, his capture could take the two sides down one of two sharply different paths. Kidnapped soldiers have tremendous emotional resonance in Israel, who a few years ago swapped 1,000 Palestinians for a single missing soldier, Gilad Shalit. Hamas would expect Israel to make far-reaching concessions this time around as well. But with the Israeli public strongly supporting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s tough approach to the confrontation, the capture could also lead to Israel intensifying its military campaign in an effort to find and rescue the missing soldier. That could further escalate the already bloody conflict, which has killed more than 1,400 Palestinians, many of whom were civilians, and 60 Israelis, mostly soldiers.

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a) The compact between the Israeli army and Israeli parents is simple: You give us your sons, and we will do whatever we can to keep them alive. This includes conducting operations that get other soldiers killed. There will be near-unanimity in Israel that this soldier should be rescued, regardless of price to Israel, or certainly to the Palestinians in Gaza.

b) There is near-unanimity in Israel already that Hamas represents an unbearable threat. Add in the perfidy of a raid conducted after a ceasefire went into effect and near-unanimity becomes total unanimity…

c) For Israelis who are immune, unlike Amos Oz, to the criticism of outsiders, the world’s inability, or unwillingness, to understand the Hamas threat in the way that Oz (and most everyone else in Israel) understands it suggests that there is nothing Israel can do, short of national suicide, to stop the condemnation of their country. Which, of course, frees Israel, in their minds, to take whatever action it deems necessary to take. In other words, don’t be overly surprised by news later today of a massive Israeli army reserve call-up.

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Three. That is the number of times Israel has fought Hamas since 2007, when the terror group seized control of the Gaza Strip. There was Operation Cast Lead in 2008, Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012, and now Operation Protective Edge in 2014. In all three cases the story has been the same: Israel is attacked; Israel responds; Israel is condemned; Israel ceases fire. Hamas is weakened. Hamas recovers. The rockets return. Rewind and repeat…

Collapse the tunnels or collapse Hamas. Lives will be lost either way. The difference is in the end state. Leave Hamas in charge, and you guarantee the war will resume, and more lives will be lost. Topple Hamas, and you remove the source of the conflict, the first cause of the death and destruction. Lives will be saved over time. Want an example? Casualties spiked during the Iraq surge in 2007. Then both American and civilian casualties plummeted. They remained low for years—until America withdrew…

Yes, there would be costs to regime change in the Gaza Strip. But the choice is not between a costly policy and a cost-free one. The choice is between the costs of removing a terrorist group from power and the costs of leaving it injured but able to fight another day. To prevent a fourth war, to bolster ties with the Sunni powers, to improve the chances of a two-state solution, to help the Palestinians, above all to secure Israel, the decision is clear. Destroy Hamas. End the war. Free Gaza.

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Those who claim there is only a political solution to the problem fail to understand that in the absence of a military solution it won’t be possible. Until something happens that will eliminate the Palestinian force that is determined to keep the conflict red-hot and is prepared to sacrifice their own people in order to advance that objective, there is no point to those who criticize Israel for not creating a Palestinian state. Though it has been blockaded by Israel, Egypt, and the international community since the 2007 coup that brought Hamas to power there, Gaza has functioned as an independent state for all intents and purposes since then. Its government’s sole objective has been to fight Israel, pouring its scarce resources into rockets, tunnels, and other military expenses while—despite Hamas’s reputation as a “social welfare organization”—doing virtually nothing to better the lives of its people. So long as it is allowed to stay in power that won’t change and, no matter how many cease-fires or negotiations John Kerry sponsors, peace will never happen.

Pressing on in Gaza will be costly and will be brutally criticized by the international press, the U.N., celebrities on Twitter, and every other conceivable venue. No one should think that Hamas’s duplicity and belligerence—amply demonstrated by today’s brutal cease-fire violation—will create much backing for an Israeli effort to finish the job in Gaza. But finish it they must or be faced with the necessity of starting over at some point in the near future. Despite publicized fears of something worse following this genocidal group, that is a myth. Anyone who really cares about the people of Gaza or peace should realize that and sit back and let Israel end the Hamas nightmare once and for all.

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Failure is the price of sovereignty. Statehood means making hard and often agonizing choices—whether to attack Hamas in Palestinian neighborhoods, for example, or to suffer rocket strikes on our own territory. It requires reconciling our desire to be enlightened with our longing to remain alive. Most onerously, sovereignty involves assuming responsibility. Zionism, in my definition, means Jewish responsibility. It means taking responsibility for our infrastructure, our defense, our society and the soul of our state. It is easy to claim responsibility for victories; setbacks are far harder to embrace.

But that is precisely the lure of Zionism. Growing up in America, I felt grateful to be born in a time when Jews could assume sovereign responsibilities. Statehood is messy, but I regarded that mess as a blessing denied to my forefathers for 2,000 years. I still feel privileged today, even as Israel grapples with circumstances that are at once perilous, painful and unjust. Fighting terrorists who shoot at us from behind their own children, our children in uniform continue to be killed and wounded while much of the world brands them as war criminals.

Zionism, nevertheless, will prevail. Deriving its energy from a people that refuses to disappear and its ethos from historically tested ideas, the Zionist project will thrive. We will be vilified, we will find ourselves increasingly alone, but we will defend the homes that Zionism inspired us to build.

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Via Mediaite.


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listens2glenn on August 2, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Pink Panther.

crankyoldlady on August 2, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Evening All

:)

CoffeeLover on August 2, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Hey, CL. Long time no see.

crankyoldlady on August 2, 2014 at 8:39 PM

An Israeli Cabinet minister says there is “no point” in trying to reach a Gaza truce with Hamas and that Israel won’t send a delegation to planned cease-fire talks in Cairo.
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Finally, Israel has told the Hopey Team to STFUp
on the M.E situation of Islamic Death To Israel.

Peace with Hamas, or any other Terrorist entity is DOA!

Finally,..Israel has exhausted every avenue of Peace
in regards to this, and the only common sense solution
to deal with these IslamicJahady Death to Little Satan
is Total War of Extermination!!

The latest death of a Fallen Israeli Soldier me thinks
is thee last straw. a line in the sand so to speak!!!!

Israeli-Palestinian conflict
1h
Israel’s military has declared dead a soldier believed captured by Hamas militants – @Philip_Elliott
====================================

https://twitter.com/Philip_Elliott

Phil Elliott @Philip_Elliott · 1h

JERUSALEM (AP) – Israel’s military has declared dead a soldier believed captured by Hamas militants .

7h

JERUSALEM (AP) – Israeli official:

‘No point’ trying to reach truce with Hamas;

won’t send negotiators to Cairo.

canopfor on August 2, 2014 at 8:22 PM

canopfor on August 2, 2014 at 8:39 PM

AM YISRAEL CHAI, Jew-hating Mo’ Fos!
NEVER AGAIN!

annoyinglittletwerp on August 2, 2014 at 8:40 PM

crankyoldlady on August 2, 2014 at 8:39 PM

It has been awhile COL. Had this virus that just wouldn’t let go of me. Newtie told me you were feeling poorly too. I hope you are better!

CoffeeLover on August 2, 2014 at 8:43 PM

It has been awhile COL. Had this virus that just wouldn’t let go of me. Newtie told me you were feeling poorly too. I hope you are better!

CoffeeLover on August 2, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Not really. I still don’t know what’s wrong and I’m not inclined to start on another safari with doctors and such. i’m guessing it’s diverticulitis and I’m adjusting my diet accordingly.

I hope you are getting better.

crankyoldlady on August 2, 2014 at 8:45 PM

An Israeli Cabinet minister says there is “no point” in trying to reach a Gaza truce with Hamas and that Israel won’t send a delegation to planned cease-fire talks in Cairo.

The minister, Yuval Steinitz, spoke Saturday on Israel’s Channel 10 television station.

His comments suggests that Israel plans to end the current round of fighting with Hamas on its own terms, rather than getting entangled in indirect negotiations with Gaza’s Hamas rulers.

AP story @bostonherald.com on August 2, 2014

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Good.

Also, keep John Kerry as FAR AWAY as you can.

listens2glenn on August 2, 2014 at 8:45 PM

It’s been a very hot day in the Pacific Northwest.

cat_owner on August 2, 2014 at 8:45 PM

canopfor on August 2, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Hello my great Northern friend. Hope all is well for you up that way :)

As always, thanks for the running updates. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your endeavors for all of us.

ALTTTTTTTTTTTTT….did your son come home? God Bless Bibi. I was so happy to read today that he told O and Kerry where to go.

CoffeeLover on August 2, 2014 at 8:46 PM

It’s been a very hot day in the Pacific Northwest.

cat_owner on August 2, 2014 at 8:45 PM

That’s unusual isn’t it? Or is it only on the coast it’s foggy.

crankyoldlady on August 2, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Pink Panther.

crankyoldlady on August 2, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Henry Mancini – A Shot in the Dark

non-nonpartisan on August 2, 2014 at 8:47 PM

crankyoldlady on August 2, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Sorry to read that COL. But I so understand how you feel about Drs. I have stories :( The worst for me personally was when their “efforts” gave me bounceback migraines. That’s when I went cold turkey and have been dealing with them on my own for 15 yrs now.

CoffeeLover on August 2, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Henry Mancini – A Shot in the Dark

non-nonpartisan on August 2, 2014 at 8:47 PM

I love Mancini music.

crankyoldlady on August 2, 2014 at 8:48 PM

crankyoldlady on August 2, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Yes it is. Our summers are normally sunny and very dry, but not hot. I think we hit at least 85 today, which is definitely above normal.

May seem like fall weather to someone from Palm Springs, but hot for us.

cat_owner on August 2, 2014 at 8:48 PM

His comments suggests that Israel plans to end the current round of fighting with Hamas on its own terms, rather than getting entangled in indirect negotiations with Gaza’s Hamas rulers.

AP story @bostonherald.com on August 2, 2014

This is great news; hopefully, (esp. with the other countries in the ME standing away from Hamas) Israel can deal decisively with them, and remove a bad actor from the equation.

massrighty on August 2, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Israel Supporters Evacuated From Front Of White House Under Police Protection

Shouldn’t the Hamas supporters, who were making the threats, have been removed instead?

Resist We Much on August 2, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Also, keep John Kerry as FAR AWAY as you can.

listens2glenn on August 2, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Yep, he’s been extremely unimpressive as SOS.

cat_owner on August 2, 2014 at 8:50 PM

CoffeeLover on August 2, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Yep, yesterday–and we looked at a map of where his London hostel was located.
It was in Shepard’s bush.
It turned out that Shepard’s Bush was/is an UBER muzzie area.
Turns out that his hostel was within a half mile of TWO mosques.
One of those mosques was the incredibly evil daar us summah mosque.
My son looks Jewish-and had he know about the second mosque-he likely would’ve tried to come home from London earlier.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 2, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Resist We Much on August 2, 2014 at 8:49 PM

(waving) That’s exactly what I said when I read the article. What a backwards world we are living in.

CoffeeLover on August 2, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Yep, he’s been extremely unimpressive as SOS.

cat_owner on August 2, 2014 at 8:50 PM

I really think he wanted to accomplish something but he doesn’t have the knowledge or expertise and he has to deal with the imbeciles in the White House.

crankyoldlady on August 2, 2014 at 8:52 PM

“The blacks” “some blacks” “slum blacks”

Congrats hot air commenters, tonight is turning out to be quite a treat. :-)

coolrepublica on August 1, 2014 at 10:08 PM

To coin a phrase, LOL!

Dollars to donuts she’s not even black. Especially in light of the Alabama hating blacks lie.

Judge_Dredd on August 2, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Hamas is a group of a bunch of pigs.

rlwo2008 on August 2, 2014 at 8:52 PM

What do you call a bunch of pigs? A herd? A flock?

crankyoldlady on August 2, 2014 at 8:53 PM

OT / Missing Israeli soldier is dead.

bernzright777 on August 2, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Resist We Much on August 2, 2014 at 8:49 PM

It sounds like the police removed them for their own safety. I think the pro Hamas radicals greatly outnumbered them. Later the radicals burned an Israeli flag.

These people are very scary….. protesting in support of a terrorist organization.

cat_owner on August 2, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Also, keep John Kerry as FAR AWAY as you can.

listens2glenn on August 2, 2014 at 8:45 PM

We don’t want him.

faraway on August 2, 2014 at 8:53 PM

I stand firmly with Israel, and against our own antisemitic left wingers, including that fascist pig in the white house.

Eliminate, destroy, burn, and bury the enemy. THAT is what war is, not an effort to find an acceptable peace treaty where you have to give a left arm this time, a right leg next time for a temporary reprieve in the enemy’s attacks.

Kill them. All. Hamas must disappear in a puff of smoke. Nothing less is acceptable.

Diluculo on August 2, 2014 at 8:54 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on August 2, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Yikes Alt. I’m so happy to read he is now home and safe. The European skirmishes (not protests) are getting out of hand these last couple of weeks.

Give him a hug from me and tell him how happy we are to hear he’s home.

CoffeeLover on August 2, 2014 at 8:54 PM

What do you call a bunch of pigs? A herd? A flock?

crankyoldlady on August 2, 2014 at 8:53 PM

A drift.

Judge_Dredd on August 2, 2014 at 8:54 PM

I gett bummed out when it takes them any longer than six days.

Because we know they ca

wolly4321 on August 2, 2014 at 8:54 PM

What do you call a bunch of pigs?
crankyoldlady on August 2, 2014 at 8:53 PM

congress

cozmo on August 2, 2014 at 8:55 PM

It feels weird to say I’m glad the Israeli soldier wasn’t captured, because he has now been declared, but years under Hamas would have been terrible for him.

TDSE on August 2, 2014 at 8:55 PM

crankyoldlady on August 2, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Yes that’s true. I think he wanted to be SOS for many years. I don’t blame him entirely. As you say he has to deal with the WH morons.

cat_owner on August 2, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Finish off Hamas.

Steve Eggleston on August 2, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Also, keep John Kerry as FAR AWAY as you can.

listens2glenn on August 2, 2014 at 8:45 PM

.
We don’t want him.

faraway on August 2, 2014 at 8:53 PM

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I wasn’t saying he had to come back here . . . . . . . . . .

listens2glenn on August 2, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Allow me to reprise a post:
Excellent: Forty questions for journalists reporting on Gaza–
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/07/31/forty-questions-for-the-international-media-in-gaza/

This is a reprint with permission from another author.

onlineanalyst on August 2, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Diluculo on August 2, 2014 at 8:54 PM

…and a one way ticket to gaza for the trolls that pretend (badly) to be conservative, then continually spout racist crap and taunts.

/spit

Diluculo on August 2, 2014 at 8:56 PM

What do you call a bunch of pigs? A herd? A flock?

crankyoldlady on August 2, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Herd is what I’ve known them as.

wifarmboy on August 2, 2014 at 8:56 PM

What do you call a bunch of pigs?
crankyoldlady on August 2, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Hamas.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 2, 2014 at 8:57 PM

I love Mancini music.

crankyoldlady on August 2, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Who doesn’t? =)

“A Shot in the Dark” is my favorite PP movie.

non-nonpartisan on August 2, 2014 at 8:57 PM

To answer the question that came up in the Joke Biden skinny-dipping thread, -”who is the worst Secret Service assignment?”…

Hillary Told One Agent to ‘F*** Off’ and Another That His Suit Looked ‘Cheap.’ Secret Service Staff Say Guarding the Former First Lady Was ‘the Worst Form of Punishment,’ Author Reveals in Explosive New Book

slickwillie2001 on August 2, 2014 at 8:57 PM

*can*

I started drinking zima early today.

wolly4321 on August 2, 2014 at 8:57 PM

umm.. how do you think a soldier is kidnapped, and then decide that … umm… oops… he died in battle????

faraway on August 2, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Bibi telling Obama not to second guess him about Hamas again literally made me laugh out loud. Community organizer meet soldier/statesmen. Bwahahaha.

Doc Holliday on August 2, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Watching “Hitch”, Kevin James stole this damn movie!

ladyingray on August 2, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Yep, he’s been extremely unimpressive as SOS his entire life.

cat_owner on August 2, 2014 at 8:50 PM

non-nonpartisan on August 2, 2014 at 9:00 PM

What do you call a bunch of pigs?

crankyoldlady on August 2, 2014 at 8:53 PM

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Hamas.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 2, 2014 at 8:57 PM

.
What d’ya got against hogs ?

listens2glenn on August 2, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Watching “Hitch”, Kevin James stole this damn movie!

ladyingray on August 2, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Somebody had to.

crankyoldlady on August 2, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Yes that’s true. I think he wanted to be SOS for many years. I don’t blame him entirely. As you say he has to deal with the WH morons.

cat_owner on August 2, 2014 at 8:55 PM

He is a WH moron.

RickB on August 2, 2014 at 9:00 PM

slickwillie2001 on August 2, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Lots of people making a quick buck off Slick Willie and Hillary right now.

cat_owner on August 2, 2014 at 9:00 PM

To answer the question that came up in the Joke Biden skinny-dipping thread, -”who is the worst Secret Service assignment?”…

Hillary Told One Agent to ‘F*** Off’ and Another That His Suit Looked ‘Cheap.’ Secret Service Staff Say Guarding the Former First Lady Was ‘the Worst Form of Punishment,’ Author Reveals in Explosive New Book

slickwillie2001 on August 2, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Why the hell would you be rude to people who are assigned to protect your life??? What kind of arrogance and lack of judgement does that show?

Doc Holliday on August 2, 2014 at 9:00 PM

listens2glenn on August 2, 2014 at 9:00 PM

My bad. Apologies to the piggies.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 2, 2014 at 9:01 PM

What do you call a bunch of pigs? A herd? A flock?

crankyoldlady on August 2, 2014 at 8:53 PM

A congress…?

JohnGalt23 on August 2, 2014 at 9:01 PM

This is unprecedented in the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict,” says CNN’s Ali Younes, an analyst who has covered the region for decades. “Most Arab states are actively supporting Israel against the Palestinians — and not even shy about it or doing it discreetly.”
……………..
Hamas is nothing but low rent terrorists and everyone in the neighborhood know it. They treat their kids like cattle and routinely sacrifice them for the PR value. Sick puppies hopefully Israel’s IDF will take out all the tunnels and kill as many of them as they can be before the next wave.
Already ships from Turkey have been boarded that are carrying ball bearings–used in making suicide vests headed to gaza along with bags of concrete to make new tunnels.
These are hopelessly brainswashed idiots masquerading as humans. They should all be destroyed.
If you really want to stop all the nonsense bury each terror type type with a pig. Problem solved.

rodguy911 on August 2, 2014 at 9:01 PM

umm.. how do you think a soldier is kidnapped, and then decide that … umm… oops… he died in battle????

faraway on August 2, 2014 at 8:58 PM

The ‘palestinians’ will take dead Israeli bodies from a failed kidnapping attempt and try to negotiate with Israel with them.

slickwillie2001 on August 2, 2014 at 9:01 PM

AM YISRAEL CHAI

What does that mean, ALT?

Doc Holliday on August 2, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Why the hell would you be rude to people who are assigned to protect your life??? What kind of arrogance and lack of judgement does that show?

Doc Holliday on August 2, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Bad manners. Bad upbringing.

crankyoldlady on August 2, 2014 at 9:02 PM

What d’ya got against hogs ?

listens2glenn on August 2, 2014 at 9:00 PM

To butcher Benjamin Franklin:

Bacon is proof that there is a God.

Those who eschew pork don’t know what they are missing. That means more for the rest of us.

Except the price of bacon has been sky rocketing.

cozmo on August 2, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Doc Holliday on August 2, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Israel Will live!
(Chai means life in Hebrew. It’s also the number 18. In the camps, Jews would add up the numbers of their tattoos. If a a Jew’s number added up to 18(Chai) he took it as a sign that he would survive to be liberated.)

annoyinglittletwerp on August 2, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Does anyone else remember Arafat surrounded?

For some reason I do. I don’t know why it sticks in my mind but it does.

I remember lsm with him on the phone, surrounded by tanks and bulldozers in his compound in the west bank, vowing to kill all the zionist pigs.

It was hillarious.

They blew bits and pieces of the compound away everytime he spoke.

And they let him go.

wolly4321 on August 2, 2014 at 9:05 PM

The ‘palestinians’ will take dead Israeli bodies from a failed kidnapping attempt and try to negotiate with Israel with them.

slickwillie2001 on August 2, 2014 at 9:01 PM

ahhh, OK.

faraway on August 2, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Wow….Judge Janine continues to be so impressive.

CoffeeLover on August 2, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Blah blah blah! It’s QOTD time!

coolrepublica on August 2, 2014 at 9:09 PM

It’s been a very hot day in the Pacific Northwest.

cat_owner on August 2, 2014 at 8:45 PM

At my house in Houston for the weekend. It’s been in the low 80s all day, which is extremely cool for this time of year. The Astros even opened up the stadium roof for the game tonight against Toronto, an unheard of concept for August in H-town.

Global warming, no doubt.

TXUS on August 2, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Going off topic, just for fun….

How many here believe that dogs can pick out demons and negative type entities in/around humans?

Curious….

Diluculo on August 2, 2014 at 9:09 PM


Congressman Marino finds his balls and strikes Pelosi with the truth.

(Like the smiling court reporter in the back ground of the picture.)

Priceless:

The spokeswoman also claimed that, “Pelosi accepted the Congressman’s apology” — but a spokesman for Marino said there was no apology.

“[Rep. Marino] did not apologize to Leader Pelosi and does not intend to do so as he has nothing to apologize for,” the spokesman told ABC News. “She was entirely out of line in approaching him while he was recognized and delivering remarks on the Floor.”

To Republican Congressmen:

Balls! Balls! Get your balls here!!! You don’t have to wait to grow ‘em…Congressman Marino’s got ‘em under his Chamber seat.

31giddyup on August 2, 2014 at 9:09 PM

CoffeeLover on August 2, 2014 at 9:07 PM

The best moments on Fox each week are when we get to hear Jeanine’s opening statement. She’s fantastic.

cat_owner on August 2, 2014 at 9:10 PM

They weren’t born to walk on water
They weren’t born to sack and slaughter
But on their soul, they weren’t born
To stoop and knuckle under
They can again learn to steal some thunder
They can again learn to work some wonder
And when the gauntlet’s down,
It’s time to rise and climb the sky
And soon the moon will smoulder
And the winds will drive
Yes, Israel grows older but it’s soul remains alive
All those tremulous stars still glitter, they will survive
Let their hearts now grow colder and as bitter as a falcon in the dive

PercyB on August 2, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Wow….Judge Janine continues to be so impressive.

CoffeeLover on August 2, 2014 at 9:07 PM

She’s no street judge.

Judge_Dredd on August 2, 2014 at 9:10 PM

listens2glenn on August 2, 2014 at 9:00 PM

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My bad. Apologies to the piggies.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 2, 2014 at 9:01 PM

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They’re gonna hold it against you for a little while … what with it being Hamas, and all.
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Had you seen this “shark” link, yet ? . . . . . I found it fascinating, and for some reason it reminded me of you. Saw it on DRUDGE.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2710495/Spectacular-shark-photos-Cameraman-snaps-incredible-images-great-whites.html

listens2glenn on August 2, 2014 at 9:10 PM

To coin a phrase, LOL!

Dollars to donuts she’s not even black. Especially in light of the Alabama hating blacks lie.

Judge_Dredd on August 2, 2014 at 8:52 PM

lol. You’re still stuck on Alabama? I must have hit a raw nerve. Sorry!1

coolrepublica on August 2, 2014 at 9:12 PM

An almost-unknown Henry Mancini worked on the soundtrack of “It Came From Outer Space”. Actually, a great old sci-fi movie authored by Ray Bradbury.

partsnlabor on August 2, 2014 at 9:12 PM

canopfor on August 2, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Hello my great Northern friend. Hope all is well for you up that way :)

As always, thanks for the running updates. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your endeavors for all of us.

ALTTTTTTTTTTTTT….did your son come home? God Bless Bibi. I was so happy to read today that he told O and Kerry where to go.

CoffeeLover on August 2, 2014 at 8:46 PM

CoffeeLover: Good Evening CL, glad your back, yes everything at
Canop Compound is good, had the grandsons for a few
days,..woo-hoo,…da house is empty, for the weekend:0

canopfor on August 2, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Blah,blah , blah it’s the dimmest poster in the world.

CW on August 2, 2014 at 9:12 PM

There was a dream, a dying ember
There was a dream, they may not yet remember
But they will resurrect that dream
Though rivers stream and hills grow steeper
For in the Middle East where life gets cheaper
Oh, here in this Hell the blood runs deeper
And when the final duel is near
They will lift their spear and fly
Piercing into the sky and higher
And the strong will thrive
Yes, the weak will cower while the fittest will survive
If they wait for the darkest hour
Till they spring alive
Then with claws of molten fire, they will devour like a falcon in the dive!

PercyB on August 2, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Ok, my comments with inforwars links seems to get eaten. Here is my last comment without the link (go to Drudge):

Drudge links to this article: Signs Posted For Illegals Increasingly Written In Chinese: Illegals from China and over 70% of the world’s nations are flooding into America as its border collapses

anotherJoe on August 2, 2014 at 9:14 PM

canopfor on August 2, 2014 at 9:12 PM

So glad to read that :) Amazing how we are all thrilled to see them, love on ‘em, watch them, teach them, etc. but when parents show up and take them home, I relish the quiet :).

CoffeeLover on August 2, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Why the hell would you be rude to people who are assigned to protect your life??? What kind of arrogance and lack of judgement does that show?

Doc Holliday on August 2, 2014 at 9:00 PM

My father and his father before him always said that you can judge the character of a person, particularly a rich or powerful one, by the way they treat or handle their subordinates or the least among us day-to-day.

The Hildebeast, it is said, is the worst of the worst in this category. Far worse than some doddering fool skinny dipping around female SS agents, as bad as that is.

TXUS on August 2, 2014 at 9:15 PM

anotherJoe on August 2, 2014 at 9:14 PM

Around here, Joe;

inforwars is planet forbidden!

massrighty on August 2, 2014 at 9:15 PM

listens2glenn on August 2, 2014 at 9:00 PM

.
To butcher Benjamin Franklin :

Bacon is proof that there is a God.

Those who eschew pork don’t know what they are missing. That means more for the rest of us.

Except the price of bacon has been sky rocketing.

cozmo on August 2, 2014 at 9:02 PM

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I forget what it’s called, but that lousy porcine illness that has killed quite a large number of piglets, is responsible for that.

listens2glenn on August 2, 2014 at 9:15 PM

…. 70% of the world’s nations are flooding into America as its border collapses

anotherJoe on August 2, 2014 at 9:14 PM

More of Obama’s awesomeness.

CW on August 2, 2014 at 9:15 PM

70 years ago today, the Nazis gassed the ‘inmates’ of the Roma/Sinti ‘family camp’ @ Auschwitz.

Never Forget!

annoyinglittletwerp on August 2, 2014 at 9:15 PM

I really think he wanted to accomplish something but he doesn’t have the knowledge or expertise and he has to deal with the imbeciles in the White House.

crankyoldlady on August 2, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Kerry has been on the wrong side of American interests (and of history) for his entire “career.” His sympathies are the same as those of Obysmal and the MB gang infiltrated in our government.

onlineanalyst on August 2, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Ratso!

OmahaConservative on August 2, 2014 at 9:16 PM

anotherJoe on August 2, 2014 at 9:14 PM

If I were HotAir, or ANY semi respectable website, I wouldn’t allow links to infowars, redflagnews, or beforeitsnews or any site like it.

The scum sucking vermin who run these sites are exactly who the lefty losers use as an example of conservatives.

I hate alex jones as much as I hate obama.

Diluculo on August 2, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Bibi telling Obama not to second guess him about Hamas again literally made me laugh out loud. Community organizer meet soldier/statesmen. Bwahahaha. Doc Holliday on August 2, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Me too. I cheered.

It wasn’t an ambiguous rebuke. Now was it?

It was a straight up STFU, to dogeater.

He won’t respond. He can’t.

wolly4321 on August 2, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Mohammedan morals consist in prostrate like bowing 5 times a day in the general direction of some black stone in Mecca that is suppose to have fallen down from their moon-god, Allah, and attending mosque regularly at the appointed weekly time, and in breaking the ten commandments all the balance of the week. It comes natural to them to lie and cheat and kill and enslave in the first place, and then they go on and improve on that nature until they arrive at perfection. I never did dislike anyone as much as those Muslims and especially the Arabs, and most especially the so called “Palestinians”, and when Israel is pushed to war with them again, I hope America and England and France and Russia will not find it good breeding nor good judgment to interfere.

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo on August 2, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Going off topic, just for fun….

How many here believe that dogs can pick out demons and negative type entities in/around humans?

Curious….

Diluculo on August 2, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Diluco:

Interesting, Canine DemonRadar,..early warning body aura
system,…..hmmmmm, not sure, I know some-
times at night, my cats stares at the wall
in a perplexed mode!:)

canopfor on August 2, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Ugh,…thats Diluclo!!

canopfor on August 2, 2014 at 9:18 PM

lol. You’re still stuck on Alabama? I must have hit a raw nerve. Sorry!1

coolrepublica on August 2, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Best thing to come out of Alabama is I-20. Chuckle. Where in ‘bama are you from?

HonestLib on August 2, 2014 at 9:19 PM

HonestLib on August 2, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Good to see you back :)

CoffeeLover on August 2, 2014 at 9:20 PM

What do you call a bunch of pigs? A herd? A flock?

crankyoldlady on August 2, 2014 at 8:53 PM

hamas

dmacleo on August 2, 2014 at 9:20 PM

listens2glenn on August 2, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Only one of those images was a great white
Loved the great hammerhead.
Wanna HUG that gorgeous mako!

My Protest Warrior alias was ‘Mako’.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 2, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Ratso!

OmahaConservative on August 2, 2014 at 9:16 PM

OC, we don’t speak much, but when it gets below 90F…I freeze. How the heck do you live in the cold and like it?

HonestLib on August 2, 2014 at 9:21 PM

TXUS on August 2, 2014 at 9:09 PM

That sure is strange for Houston. I know some areas of the country have been a lot cooler than normal, but thought that was mostly in the east.

cat_owner on August 2, 2014 at 9:21 PM

dmacleo on August 2, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Ummm…

What do you call a bunch of pigs?
crankyoldlady on August 2, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Hamas.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 2, 2014 at 8:57 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on August 2, 2014 at 9:21 PM

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