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Retired Israeli General: We Do More to Protect Civilians than the US Did in Fallujah or WWII

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The Truth about American Political Participation

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Reminder: Most Gaza UNRWA Staff are Hamas Supporters | FrontPage Magazine

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Study: Hundreds of rules passed by Obama administration are technically illegal – The Washington Post

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‘Homeless and Moneyless’ Neel Kashkari looks for work in California (Video)

The article and video of gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari’s week on the streets of Fresno, California looking for work paints a clear picture of continued economic malaise there coupled with overly burdensome government rules, regulations and taxe…

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TEA and Sending ‘em a Message

The state of the US Senate is one hot mess with Democrats in the majority and Harry Reid as Majority Leader. This November we have an opportunity to flip the Senate to a Republican majority. Our number one mission is to replace Democrats with Republicans, but we need to realizeRead More

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The Deaths Of Civilians In Gaza Must End, And Only The UN Can Do It!!!

 While the UN won’t discuss the rocket caches and the Hamas laid booby traps in supposedly neutral UN facilities. mosques and civilian homes or Hamas using civilians as human shields, there is one thing the UN and of course, the media, weighed i…

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The Theory and Practice of Freedom

Today would have been Milton Friedman’s 102d birthday. He was perhaps the least dismal practitioner of the dismal science. Why? because he believed in freedom, not slavery or dependence on anything but yourself. Watching him over the years, in his erudite and good-humored presentations has shaped much of my economic world view. And so to […]

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Dayton spokesman insults women

After a group of 9 people from Minnesota filed a federal lawsuit to stop a unionization vote of home care assistants, a spokesman for Gov. Dayton accused them of being right wing crazies: “This is just another extremist right wing group trying to tell Minnesotans that they cannot decide for themselves whether to vote to […]

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Cartoon Video: Ronald Reagan explains capitalism to Barack Obama

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Update – The Latest On Gaza

 

Three Israeli soldiers were killed today and 15 others were wounded by a Hamas booby trap. They were  trying to safeguard an abandoned UNRWA medical clinic while their unit was destroying a Hamas tunnel with an entrance actually built inside the clinic.

The IDF Maglan unit had sent in sniffer dogs and a small robot into the building as a precaution and to minimize damage to the clinic before detonating a carefully placed charge that would destroy the tunnel while causing minimal damage to the building. Unfortunately the building was booby trapped and explosive charges in the walls exploded – one in the tunnel, and one in the clinic itself – brought the entire structure down on the soldiers.

Remember, this was in a supposedly neutral UN building. But in Gaza, that’s nothing unusual.

Edelstein] said Hamas gunmen have used more than a thousand IEDs so far, destroying thousands of buildings in the Gaza Strip.

As an example he noted that in sweeps of a single street of 28 buildings Tuesday night, 19 were found to be booby-trapped.

No comments, by the way from the UN or UNRWA on this blatant misuse of what was supposedly a neutral building. This should make the IDF think twice about attempting to respect UNRWA buildings. If there a tunnel there, simply take it out in the easiest and least time consuming and costly way possible.Hamas is even using mosques in this way.

(ht to Carl for the graphic)

 Israel appears to have made the decision the Army was waiting for – to let them win or to let them come home. An additional 16,000 reserves were called up, and the Israelis asked for and received a resupply of armaments courtesy of the U.S. Congress with Harry Reid finally backing down. 

While the UN still hasn’t commented about all the rocket caches and Hamas laid booby traps in UNRWA facilities, one thing the UN did comment about quite extensively was the shelling of a UN school in the Jabaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza…which of course they’re blaming on Israel. It was being used as a shelter for Gazans whom had evacuated elsewhere. At least 16 people were killed and some 100 wounded.

Israel had  said earlier that Israeli forces would stop attacks for four hours starting at 3 p.m., and would only target areas where rockets were being fired at Israel.

An Israeli army statement added that the “humanitarian window will not apply to the areas in which (army) soldiers are currently operating.”

“Residents must not return to areas that have previously been asked to evacuate,” the statement said, adding the the army would respond to all fire from Palestinian militants throughout the limited ceasefire.

Hamas rejected the offer of ceasefire and continued to fire rockets at Israel…which of course, the UN is not really overly concerned about.

 Given that the UNRWA schools and refugee camps have been used by Hamas as tunnel entrances, arms deports and sniper posts, it was probably inevitable something like this would happen. The IDF is still investigating, but I have a feeling that we’ll find that IDF troops came under fire by Hamas and responded.

I’ll have something more on this later.

 Canadian PM Stephen Harper

Meanwhile Canada’s PM Stephen Harper had a few things to say about Gaza, and as usual he was right on the mark:

“Obviously, no one likes to see the suffering and loss of life that has occurred,” Harper said in televised remarks.

“That said, we hold the terrorist organization Hamas responsible for this. They have initiated and continue this conflict, and continue to seek the destruction of the state of Israel,” he added. Several weeks ago, Harper called on Canada’s allies and partners to recognize that Hamas’s terrorist acts “are unacceptable and that solidarity with Israel is the best way of stopping the conflict.”

And it was Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird called for a UN investigation into  the discoveries of weapons caches at schools it operates in Gaza.

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Security cabinet to IDF: Hit Hamas harder

Thanks to Israel’s insistence on doing the right thing for their people, Israel’s security cabinet told the IDF, aka the Israeli Defense Forces, to keep hitting Hamas hard: Amid mounting diplomatic pressure on Israel to agree to a ceasefire, the security cabinet on Wednesday instructed the IDF to continue to “forcefully hit Hamas and the […]

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NBA Players Call Off Israel Visit

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SCSU student assaulted

Reading this LTE was painful, though I’m certain reading it isn’t a tenth as painful as writing it or living through it. Here’s the opening of the letter: In March, while still enrolled at the university, I was physically assaulted by a fellow student. In addition to pressing charges, I filed a complaint against the […]

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And These Are Two Prominent Women In Politics?

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Head Of Human Rights Watch OKs Terrorist Attacks On Israel

Ken Roth

Good ol’ Human Rights Watch..you can always depend on them to exhibit Jew hatred and try to disguise it with their selective faux morality.

According to the head of the organization Ken Roth, abductions and killings by Hamas are not human rights violations as long as the target is soldiers:

Kenneth Roth         @KenRoth Follow

Tunnels used to attack or capture civilians is a rights violation. Tunnels used to attack or capture soldiers isn’t. http://trib.al/v8CCCj6 

Of course, Arab terrorists, like anti-Zionists and terrorism groupies everywhere always jump to that next step…that since the majority of Israelis serve in the IDF at some point there are no Israeli civilians! I’m sure you’ve all heard that one before and so has Ken Roth. What he’s done in so many words ids to legitimize terrorist attacks on Israel.
Now, Ken Roth has pretty much an impeccable anti-Israel record, to the point where the founder and former chairman of Human Rights Watch, Robert Bernstein, publicly disowned the organization in 2009 because of it. Roth  is described as an ‘international lawyer’ who graduated from Yale Law School. He’s been working at HWR since 1987, when he was hired by a fellow Left wing apostate Jew, Areyeh Neier, one of George Soros’ creatures who now heads Soros Open Society. Roth has headed HRW since 1993. Shouldn’t he actually know something about human rights as they apply to the laws of war?
For instance, the Geneva Convention distinguishes between ‘lawful’ and ‘unlawful’ combatants. Hamas perfectly fits the definition of unlawful because they  do not wear uniforms, openly target civilians and are not fighting on behalf of a sovereign state.

Not only that, but Article 34 of the Fourth Geneva Convention specifically prohibits taking hostages even among soldiers, the very thing this cretin just endorsed. So again, by definition, unlawful combatants taking hostages is a human rights violation.
Oh, I know, its Jews and Israel, and there are always special rules for them, aren’t there Mr. Roth?
You know what? The thing that bothers me most about people like Kenneth Roth is not their ‘anti-Zionism’  but their basic dishonesty. Hamas says flat out that their goal is genocide of all Jews worldwide, and they cite the Muslim scriptures to endorse it. The Ken Roths of the world grow up as Left wing apparatchniks who find Israel and the idea of a Jewish country abhorrent, because it embarrasses them with their Leftist counterparts. So they feel the need to prove their bonifides with stupidity like the above tweet.
And most of the time, they can’t even be honest about that much. While they pretend to endorse the idea of Israel’s survival, they want it ghetto-ized to indefensible borders while the West invests in ‘Palestine’ to the point where terrorist strikes against Israel make living there untenable, the Jews leave and it becomes just another Arab squat. 
Unfortunately for them, the Jews aren’t going to permit themselves to be marginalized like that, and they’re staying.
The Ken Roths of the world can piss and moan about that all they like, but it isn’t going to change.
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Head Of Human Rights Watch OKs Terrorist Attacks On Israel

Ken Roth

Good ol’ Human Rights Watch..you can always depend on them to exhibit Jew hatred and try to disguise it with their selective faux morality.

According to the head of the organization Ken Roth, abductions and killings by Hamas are not human rights violations as long as the target is soldiers:

Kenneth Roth         @KenRoth Follow

Tunnels used to attack or capture civilians is a rights violation. Tunnels used to attack or capture soldiers isn’t. http://trib.al/v8CCCj6 

Of course, Arab terrorists, like anti-Zionists and terrorism groupies everywhere always jump to that next step…that since the majority of Israelis serve in the IDF at some point there are no Israeli civilians! I’m sure you’ve all heard that one before and so has Ken Roth. What he’s done in so many words ids to legitimize terrorist attacks on Israel.
Now, Ken Roth has pretty much an impeccable anti-Israel record, to the point where the founder and former chairman of Human Rights Watch, Robert Bernstein, publicly disowned the organization in 2009 because of it. Roth  is described as an ‘international lawyer’ who graduated from Yale Law School. He’s been working at HWR since 1987, when he was hired by a fellow Left wing apostate Jew, Areyeh Neier, one of George Soros’ creatures who now heads Soros Open Society. Roth has headed HRW since 1993. Shouldn’t he actually know something about human rights as they apply to the laws of war?
For instance, the Geneva Convention distinguishes between ‘lawful’ and ‘unlawful’ combatants. Hamas perfectly fits the definition of unlawful because they  do not wear uniforms, openly target civilians and are not fighting on behalf of a sovereign state.

Not only that, but Article 34 of the Fourth Geneva Convention specifically prohibits taking hostages even among soldiers, the very thing this cretin just endorsed. So again, by definition, unlawful combatants taking hostages is a human rights violation.
Oh, I know, its Jews and Israel, and there are always special rules for them, aren’t there Mr. Roth?
You know what? The thing that bothers me most about people like Kenneth Roth is not their ‘anti-Zionism’  but their basic dishonesty. Hamas says flat out that their goal is genocide of all Jews worldwide, and they cite the Muslim scriptures to endorse it. The Ken Roths of the world grow up as Left wing apparatchniks who find Israel and the idea of a Jewish country abhorrent, because it embarrasses them with their Leftist counterparts. So they feel the need to prove their bonifides with stupidity like the above tweet.
And most of the time, they can’t even be honest about that much. While they pretend to endorse the idea of Israel’s survival, they want it ghetto-ized to indefensible borders while the West invests in ‘Palestine’ to the point where terrorist strikes against Israel make living there untenable, the Jews leave and it becomes just another Arab squat. 
Unfortunately for them, the Jews aren’t going to permit themselves to be marginalized like that, and they’re staying.
The Ken Roths of the world can piss and moan about that all they like, but it isn’t going to change.
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Released Documents Show Huge Conflicts Of Interest In Clinton State Department

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#HillaryLied…again.

More and more questions are popping up about her tenure as Secretary of State.

The good folks over at Judicial Watch just forced the release of a number of tasty documents in the course of their ongoing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the State Department last year.

The documents include more than 200 conflict-of-interest reviews by State Department ethics advisers of proposed Bill Clinton speaking and consulting engagements during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state.

In one example, in June of 2011 the State Department approved a consulting arrangement with a company, Teneo Strategy, led by  Clinton Foundation adviser Doug Band. The Clintons ended the deal after only eight months, as Teneo’s ties to the failed Ponzi scheme investment firm MF Global surfaced.

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And then, there were the speaking and consulting fees,over $48 million for Mr. Bill:

Clinton’s office proposed 215 speeches around the globe. And 215 times, the State Department stated that it had “no objection.”

Mr. Clinton’s speeches included appearances in China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Central America, Europe, Turkey, Thailand, Taiwan, India and the Cayman Islands. Sponsors of the speeches included some of the world’s largest financial institutions—Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, American Express and others—as well as major players in technology, energy, health care and media. Other speech sponsors included a car dealership, casino groups, hotel operators, retailers, real estate brokers, a Panamanian air cargo company and a sushi restaurant.

“These documents are a bombshell and show how the Clintons turned the State Department into a racket to line their own pockets,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “How the Obama State Department waived hundreds of ethical conflicts that allowed the Clintons and their businesses to accept money from foreign entities and corporations seeking influence boggles the mind. That former President Clinton trotted the globe collecting huge speaking fees while his wife presided over U.S. foreign policy is an outrage. No wonder it took a court order to get these documents. One can’t imagine what foreign policy issues were mishandled as top State Department officials spent so much time facilitating the Clinton money machine.”

The potential for conflicts of interest between Hillary Clinton’s role as Secretary of State and Bill Clinton’s international ventures grew increasingly controversial in late 2008 when the former president released a list of donors to his library and foundation in what he termed “a deal between” Obama “and Hillary.” According to an AP wire story, “Saudi Arabia gave $10 million to $25 million to the foundation. Other government donors include Norway, Kuwait, Qatar, Brunei, Oman …” CNN at the time warned that Clinton’s “complicated global business interests could present future conflicts of interest that result in unneeded headaches for the incoming commander-in-chief.”

If a person, a country or a company ‘donates’ huge sums of money to a public official who’s in charge of overseeing government policies that directly affect that person, company or country it’s normally known as bribery.

The same goes if that person, company or country employs a spouse or other family member of that public official at exorbitant rates.

But hey, what difference does it make?

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#HillaryLied…again.

More and more questions are popping up about her tenure as Secretary of State.

The good folks over at Judicial Watch just forced the release of a number of tasty documents in the course of their ongoing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the State Department last year.

The documents include more than 200 conflict-of-interest reviews by State Department ethics advisers of proposed Bill Clinton speaking and consulting engagements during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state.

In one example, in June of 2011 the State Department approved a consulting arrangement with a company, Teneo Strategy, led by  Clinton Foundation adviser Doug Band. The Clintons ended the deal after only eight months, as Teneo’s ties to the failed Ponzi scheme investment firm MF Global surfaced.

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And then, there were the speaking and consulting fees,over $48 million for Mr. Bill:

Clinton’s office proposed 215 speeches around the globe. And 215 times, the State Department stated that it had “no objection.”

Mr. Clinton’s speeches included appearances in China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Central America, Europe, Turkey, Thailand, Taiwan, India and the Cayman Islands. Sponsors of the speeches included some of the world’s largest financial institutions—Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, American Express and others—as well as major players in technology, energy, health care and media. Other speech sponsors included a car dealership, casino groups, hotel operators, retailers, real estate brokers, a Panamanian air cargo company and a sushi restaurant.

“These documents are a bombshell and show how the Clintons turned the State Department into a racket to line their own pockets,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “How the Obama State Department waived hundreds of ethical conflicts that allowed the Clintons and their businesses to accept money from foreign entities and corporations seeking influence boggles the mind. That former President Clinton trotted the globe collecting huge speaking fees while his wife presided over U.S. foreign policy is an outrage. No wonder it took a court order to get these documents. One can’t imagine what foreign policy issues were mishandled as top State Department officials spent so much time facilitating the Clinton money machine.”

The potential for conflicts of interest between Hillary Clinton’s role as Secretary of State and Bill Clinton’s international ventures grew increasingly controversial in late 2008 when the former president released a list of donors to his library and foundation in what he termed “a deal between” Obama “and Hillary.” According to an AP wire story, “Saudi Arabia gave $10 million to $25 million to the foundation. Other government donors include Norway, Kuwait, Qatar, Brunei, Oman …” CNN at the time warned that Clinton’s “complicated global business interests could present future conflicts of interest that result in unneeded headaches for the incoming commander-in-chief.”

If a person, a country or a company ‘donates’ huge sums of money to a public official who’s in charge of overseeing government policies that directly affect that person, company or country it’s normally known as bribery.

The same goes if that person, company or country employs a spouse or other family member of that public official at exorbitant rates.

But hey, what difference does it make?

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