BMEWS
 
Sarah Palin's image already appears on the newer nickels.

calendar   Friday - February 13, 2009

Let them die

You know what happens when the UN sends aide shipments to the paleoswinians? Sure you do: Hamas steals it.

You know what they do with those stolen supplies, like the medicine? They turn it into bombs, to throw at the Israelis.

image

Hamas threw ‘medicine grenades’ at IDF

Medicine bottles, transferred to the Gaza Strip as humanitarian aid by Israel, were used by Hamas as grenades against IDF troops during Operation Cast Lead. Pictures of the grenades were obtained exclusively by The Jerusalem Post.

The medicine bottles were manufactured by the Jerusalem Pharmaceutical Company, which is based in el-Bireh, a town adjacent to Ramallah, and the global pharmaceutical company Shire.

The medicine bottles were filled with explosives, holes were drilled in the caps, and fuses were installed. Once Hamas fighters lit the fuses, they had several seconds to throw the grenades at soldiers. The IDF also found small explosive devices that used medical syringes to hold their fuses.

The medical grenades were discovered in northern Gaza by troops during last month’s three-week battle against Hamas. The grenades were taken to military explosives experts, and then disassembled and studied.

One bottle turned into a grenade originally contained a drug called Equetro, which is used by people who suffer from episodes associated with bipolar disorder. Another bottle had contained a vitamin supplement called Super-Vit.

“This is another example of Hamas’s cynical use of humanitarian supplies to attack Israel,” a Defense Ministry official said Thursday. “Israel facilitates the transfer of the supplies to the Gaza Strip, and Hamas uses the supplies to create weapons.”

Creativity on Hamas’s part? Sure. Do I believe they collected the empties from the local hospital after the medicine was given to those in need? Not in a billion years.


avatar

Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/13/2009 at 05:07 AM   
Filed Under: • PaleswineWar On Terror •  
Comments (0) Trackbacks(0)  Permalink •  

calendar   Friday - February 06, 2009

UN suspends aid to Gaza after accusing Hamas of theft. ( UPDATE )

with no comments from me.

UN suspends aid to Gaza after accusing Hamas of theft
The United Nations has suspended all food aid for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip after accusing Hamas of stealing 10 lorry-loads of supplies.

By David Blair in Jerusalem
Last Updated: 4:44PM GMT 06 Feb 2009
Palestinians receive UN food supplies: UN suspends aid to Gaza after accusing Hamas of THEFT.
Palestinians receive bags of flour at a United Nations (UN) food aid distribution centre in the refugee camp of al Shati in Gaza City, Gaza Strip Photo: EPA

After last month’s war, which claimed 1,300 lives, about half of Gaza’s 1.5 million people are dependent on emergency relief. These are the only supplies which Israel presently allows to pass through the territory’s border crossings.

But the UN’s Relief and Works Agency was forced to close down this operation after gunmen stole food that had been delivered through the Keren Shalom crossing point. A statement from the UN said the supplies had been taken away in lorries used by the social affairs ministry in Gaza’s Hamas-controlled administration.

This was the second incident of wholesale theft of humanitarian aid. On Tuesday, 3,500 blankets and 400 food parcels were taken. The UN said that all deliveries would stop “until the aid is returned and the agency is given credible assurances from the Hamas government in Gaza that there will be no repeat of these thefts”.

Israel has frequently been accused of punishing ordinary Palestinians by restricting the flow of goods into Gaza. The latest incident opens Hamas to the same charge.


avatar

Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 02/06/2009 at 05:21 PM   
Filed Under: • PaleswineTerroristsUnited-Nations •  
Comments (3) Trackbacks(0)  Permalink •  

calendar   Monday - January 19, 2009

Hamas declares victory in Gaza.  Some vow to continue the fight.

Hamas declares victory in Gaza claiming it lost only 48 fighters
Hamas has declared victory over Israel claiming it lost just 48 fighters during the 22-day onslaught in Gaza.


By Damien McElroy in Jerusalem
Last Updated: 10:08AM GMT 19 Jan 2009

A masked gunman from the Islamic group’s armed wing vowed the groups would rearm as its leaders proclaimed it had achieved a holy victory in the confrontation.
image

“We announce to our people the martyrdom of 48 Qassam fighters,” Abu Obeida, spokesman for the Izzadin al-Qassam Brigades said.

The frontman, whose face was wrapped in an Arab Keffiyah scarf, dismissed Israeli attempts to stop weapons smuggling into Gaza, a declared aim of the war.

“Do whatever you want. Manufacturing the holy weapons is our mission and we know how to acquire weapons,” he said.

Israeli officials have estimated that up to 500 Hamas members were killed during Operation Cast Lead.

A tenuous ceasefire has held since Israeli troops withdrew from key areas of the densely populated strip. A total of 40,000 tonnes of food and medicines had been transported into Gaza since the offensive began, a spokesman for the Israeli humanitarian effort said.

Palestinians used the calm to dig bodies and possessions from the rubble of the deadliest assault the Hamas stronghold has ever seen.

No air strikes, rockets or major clashes were reported in the coastal enclave.

With the halt to fighting, Palestinian ambulance workers were able to work in areas which had been unsafe to enter.

“We have pulled out the bodies of 15 children and women from under their house,” said Abed Sharafi, 40.

“They were so badly decomposed that we couldn’t distinguish boys from girls. Some had been there for 15 days,” along the road north from Gaza City to Beit Lahiya. “There are so many.”

Nearly 100 bodies were recovered on Sunday as the truce came into effect.

The discoveries brought the overall death toll of Operation Cast Lead to more than 1,300, including more than 400 children, medics said. Another 5,300 were wounded. Israel reported a death toll of 13.

Arab leaders met in Kuwait today after weeks of squabbling over Israel’s offensive. Seventeen Arab heads of state are attending the two-day summit while another five countries are represented at senior official level.

The summit is set to approve a two-billion-dollar fund for the rebuilding of Gaza which was badly battered by the Israeli offensive.

HAMAS DEFIANT


avatar

Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 01/19/2009 at 11:12 AM   
Filed Under: • IsraelPaleswineTerrorists •  
Comments (4) Trackbacks(0)  Permalink •  

calendar   Saturday - January 17, 2009

Arab states are unmoved by plight of Hamas: most fear Muslim militancy.

Well, as for the UN commission on human rights, they and the entire UN can drop dead. Puffed up pompous dick heads who most likely can’t hold down a regular job in their own countries. Anyway .. you know they haven’t any brains, right?
I mean lets face it.  If those jerks had brains they’d have been born Americans.  Conservative ones. I only have to see those letters (you en) to see red.

So, is their commission going to try and arrest any Israelis?  Wouldn’t that be a sight to see. 

Red Cross can take a flying leap as well btw.  It’s war. Period. As long as terrorists hide among a civilian population, this is what you’re gonna get.

Why Arab states are unmoved by plight of Hamas: most fear Muslim militancy despite their dislike of Israel
In New York a United Nations human rights chief alleges Israel has committed war crimes in Gaza.

By Tim Butcher in Jerusalem
Last Updated: 6:57PM GMT 17 Jan 2009

In Geneva the normally silent International Committee of the Red Cross goes public to condemn the Jewish state. And in Kensington barriers have to be erected by police to stop protesters reaching the embassy of Israel.

By contrast, the reaction in the Arab world seems almost mute. There are a few rallies in countries such as Syria and Yemen where Israeli flags are burned but that happens after Friday prayers on high days and holidays anyway.

The Arab League splinters over which member state should host an emergency summit on Gaza. Even in the West Bank, just 40 miles from Gaza and home to 2.5 million fellow Palestinians, a call by militants for mass protest rallies dubbed “days of wrath” passes largely unheeded.

Why is it that, as Israel prepared to announce a cessation of offensive operations in Gaza, the Arab Street remained so apparently unmoved by its assault on the tiny territory?

The answer lies in the way many Arab regimes view militant Islam, as represented by Hamas. The West has come to view Muslim militancy as one of its biggest threats in the 21st century but for many Arab countries including Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Saudi Arabia the same threat has existed for much longer.

Egypt’s secular, military leaders have been struggling with the Muslim Brotherhood since the 1920s. They have tried arresting leaders, invoked emergency powers to stop popular demonstrations and banned members of “the Brothers” from standing in elections. President Hosni Mubarak’s dictatorship remains in power in Egypt but militant Islam remains one of the most clear and present dangers to his rule.

The links between Hamas and “the Brothers” are strong, deep and long-standing. The Gaza Strip, which is the powerbase of Hamas, abuts Egypt and in the eyes of many the Palestinian movement is little more than the “North Sinai Branch” of the Muslim Brotherhood. So just as Cairo needs to keep “the Brothers” in check, it also has an interest in seeing Hamas weakened.

As Amotz Asa-El, an Israeli commentator, put it: ”Gullible Westerners can delude themselves that a Sharia (Islamic rule) state in Gaza will care only about itself and Israel. Mubarak evidently knows better than that.”

A similar sense of wariness towards mass political parties that invoke militancy in the name of Allah joins other diverse Arab nations such as Saudi Arabia and Syria.

The Saudi royal family might follow the conservative form of Islam known as Wahabism but the real strength of the regime stems from extensive interwoven family ties and their traditional links. Jihadist groups like al-Qa’eda represent as big a threat to this clan-based network of elites as they do to America and while Hamas and al-Qa’eda do not share the same jihadist ideology, the Saudi leadership is acutely wary of a mass movement such as Hamas that is motivated by Islam.

Even Syria, the country that sponsors Hamas and gives a home in Damascus to its politburo led by Khaled Meshaal, has learnt to be wary of militant Islam. Syria might provide Hamas with support today but it only does this as an indirect way of putting pressure on Israel, a country that Syria remains officially at war with and from which Damascus hopes one day to win back the Golan Heights lost to the Jewish state in 1967.

In 1982 Syria’s then president, Hafez al Assad, the father of the current president, Bashar al Assad, showed exactly how tolerant he would be towards his country’s Muslim Brotherhood. After the movement started to stage guerrilla attacks on Syrian state organs like the police force, he ordered his army to surround Hama, the town where the group had its de facto headquarters, and shell it with artillery. The death toll, mostly civilian, was never definitively established but some estimates put it as high as 20,000.

So while regimes across the Arab world have condemned the huge loss of civilian life caused by Israel’s military assault on Gaza there are few regimes rushing to offer solidarity with Hamas.

Over in the West Bank, the moderate Palestinian leadership of Mahmoud Abbas, the Fatah leader, reacted to the opening shots of operation Cast Lead with a very clear accusation that Hamas had brought the attack upon itself. He has since issued hand-wringing condemnations of incidents where Israel has caused mass loss of civilian life but the sense remains that Fatah is not entirely unhappy at Israel’s weakening of Hamas.

In the independence period when the Arab states were created in the early and mid 20th century on often-heard rallying cry was Pan-Arabism, the ideology that said all Arabs from the Atlantic coast of Morocco in the west to the Omani coastline in the east should unite as one.

If nothing else, the Arab reaction to the Gaza assault should serve as a reminder of the folly of believing in that.

TELEGRAPH


avatar

Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 01/17/2009 at 08:31 PM   
Filed Under: • Middle-EastPaleswineTerrorists •  
Comments (4) Trackbacks(0)  Permalink •  

calendar   Thursday - January 15, 2009

Gotcha

Hamas confirms Israel strike killed security chief




Security chief? As if. Anywhere else and this guy would be called either a general or a gang leader.

Hamas officials are confirming that an Israeli airstrike killed the Hamas interior minister, who oversaw thousands of security agents in the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli army confirmed the airstrike.

Hamas television says Interior Minister Said Siam was killed in a strike that flattened a home in Gaza City. A top aide, Siam’s brother and his brother’s family were also killed.

Siam is considered to be among Hamas’ top five leaders in Gaza.

One of five? Crap, that means there are 4 more to go.

Ha’aretz says Said Siam (Sayyam) was one of the top three Hamas rats, and that Salah Abu Shreich, their head of internal security, was also turned into pink mist in the attack. Plus 6 other Hamassholes thrown in for free.

Sayyam was the effective founder of the Hamas-led police force. He pushed for Hamas’ bloody 2006 coup in Gaza, during which it ousted the rival Fatah faction from power.

As interior minister in Hamas’ government in Gaza, Sayyam oversaw thousands of security agents and was widely feared. He was the number three behind Ismail Haniyeh and Mahmoud Zahar, and was seen by many as the most extreme of the triumvirate.

The airstrike on Sayyam was apparently an attempt by Israel to deliver an image of victory in its offensive against Hamas.

Hey, that works for me.


avatar

Posted by Drew458   United States  on 01/15/2009 at 11:26 PM   
Filed Under: • PaleswineWar On Terror •  
Comments (3) Trackbacks(0)  Permalink •  

calendar   Tuesday - January 06, 2009

The war in Gaza is terrible. But the alternative was worse - for all of us

This is a fairly long read. However, this lady has nailed almost every point and she has done so brilliantly.

Yes, the war in Gaza is terrible. But the alternative was worse - for all of us
Last updated at 10:10 AM on 05th January 2009
War is always terrible and to be avoided if humanly possible. War in Gaza, where Hamas terrorists are embedded within densely crowded areas, is particularly awful.

By Melanie Phillips
Daily Mail

No one wants to see civilians being killed. Every decent person will be dismayed that it has come to this.
What is profoundly troubling, however, is that as the Israeli ground offensive escalates hostilities still further, so many in Britain don’t understand that, appalling as this war is, the alternative is even worse.

This is a war that Israel spent more than seven years trying to avoid, while no fewer than 6,000 rockets and other missiles rained down from Gaza upon its southern towns. No other country in the world would have sat on its hands while its traumatised children were raised in bomb shelters.

The often-made comparison with IRA terrorism spectacularly misses the point. Hamas actually run Gaza. The equivalent would have been the Irish government firing 6,000 rockets at England.

Does anyone seriously doubt that, in such a hypothetical situation, Britain would have been at war with Ireland long before that total had been reached?

Besieged

Far from acting out of political opportunism, as some so offensively suggest, Israel has taken massive risks on every front with this operation. A ground war almost certainly means many of its soldiers will die. If just one of its shells were to go astray and hit a school or hospital, a hostile western world would unleash the furies against it.

And in Lebanon, Hezbollah may launch its ferocious arsenal of rockets pointing at northern Israel, forcing it to fight on two fronts. But the brutal fact is that tiny, besieged Israel is damned if it does and dead if it doesn’t.

While Arab countries such as Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia as well as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blame Hamas for provoking this war, it is Israel which is drawing western protests.

These are not confined to the thuggish demonstrations organised by an alliance of Islamists and the far-Left we have seen on the streets of London at the weekend. Many others also share the view that Israel is in the wrong. So why is a country under attack from genocidal fanatics pilloried for defending its citizens against slaughter?

The main complaint is that Israel’s response is ‘disproportionate’, since some 500 Palestinians have been killed compared with ‘only’ four Israelis since the war started nine days ago.

This is absurd. In World War II, 20 times more civilians were killed in Germany than in Britain. Did that make the war against the Nazis ‘disproportionate’? Of course not.

Yes, the war in Gaza is terrible. But the alternative was worse - for all of us
Last updated at 10:10 AM on 05th January 2009
Comments (100) Add to My Stories War is always terrible and to be avoided if humanly possible. War in Gaza, where Hamas terrorists are embedded within densely crowded areas, is particularly awful.

No one wants to see civilians being killed. Every decent person will be
dismayed that it has come to this.

What is profoundly troubling, however, is that as the Israeli ground offensive escalates hostilities still further, so many in Britain don’t understand that, appalling as this war is, the alternative is even worse.

This is a war that Israel spent more than seven years trying to avoid, while no fewer than 6,000 rockets and other missiles rained down from Gaza upon its southern towns. No other country in the world would have sat on its hands while its traumatised children were raised in bomb shelters.

The often-made comparison with IRA terrorism spectacularly misses the point. Hamas actually run Gaza. The equivalent would have been the Irish government firing 6,000 rockets at England.

Does anyone seriously doubt that, in such a hypothetical situation, Britain would have been at war with Ireland long before that total had been reached?
Besieged

Far from acting out of political opportunism, as some so offensively suggest, Israel has taken massive risks on every front with this operation. A ground war almost certainly means many of its soldiers will die. If just one of its shells were to go astray and hit a school or hospital, a hostile western world would unleash the furies against it.

And in Lebanon, Hezbollah may launch its ferocious arsenal of rockets pointing at northern Israel, forcing it to fight on two fronts. But the brutal fact is that tiny, besieged Israel is damned if it does and dead if it doesn’t.

While Arab countries such as Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia as well as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blame Hamas for provoking this war, it is Israel which is drawing western protests.
These are not confined to the thuggish demonstrations organised by an alliance of Islamists and the far-Left we have seen on the streets of London at the weekend. Many others also share the view that Israel is in the wrong. So why is a country under attack from genocidal fanatics pilloried for defending its citizens against slaughter?

This is absurd. In World War II, 20 times more civilians were killed in Germany than in Britain. Did that make the war against the Nazis ‘disproportionate’? Of course not.

Then there’s the belief that the Hamas rockets are some kind of homemade, harmless Dad’s Army effort which could and should be ignored.

But the only reason more Israelis haven’t been killed by them is that in the south, the population has been all but living in bomb shelters. And there is nothing ‘homemade’ about the Russian-designed Katyushas and Iranian Grad rockets now putting around one-tenth of Israel’s population within their range.

Contrary to Arab propaganda, the Israelis are taking enormous pains to avoid civilian casualties in their attempt to curb these rocket attacks. The UN has confirmed that the vast majority (75 per cent) of the dead in Gaza have been Hamas terrorists. Given the huge number of bombing sorties that have been conducted, this proves that the Israelis are specifically targeting the Hamas infrastructure.

What must be understood is that Hamas have deliberately situated their weapons under apartment blocks, in mosques and in hospitals.

The Israelis build bomb shelters for their civilians;

Hamas stores bombs underneath its civilians in order to create as many civilian casualties as possible to manipulate world opinion.


Fanaticism

What people find so hard to grasp is that Hamas actually wants to maximise the number of Palestinians who are killed because, as they boast: ‘We desire death as you desire life.’

Despite this fanaticism, many fear that Israel’s attack will merely create yet more suicide bombers. There is a grain of sense in this — but only a grain.

This is because every single act of self-defence against Islamist aggression is used as a recruiting sergeant for the Islamic holy war. So if this is allowed to dictate world responses, it follows that no one can ever defend themselves against Islamist rockets and bomb attacks — not just in Israel but in Afghanistan or against Al Qaeda anywhere.

Islamists such as Hamas are galvanised into battle by the perceived weakness of their victims, and are deterred only by implacable strength. That’s why the ferocity of suicide bomb attacks actually rises after peace initiatives. Gaza’s rocket barrage against Israel went up by 500 per cent after Israel ended its occupation.

And the 2000 Intifada which killed thousands of Israelis was the Palestinians’ response to being offered more than 90 per cent of the West Bank and Gaza for a state of their own.

What is so distressing is the desperate unfairness of so much Western reaction. Thus Israel is accused of causing a humanitarian disaster in Gaza, even though it is allowing hundreds of trucks of supplies through the crossing points — so that at one stage aid agencies in Gaza said their storehouses were full.

Few are aware that wounded Gazans — 65 per cent of whom voted for Hamas — are continuing to be treated in Israeli hospitals.

Nor are they aware that in a Gaza hospital, by contrast, Hamas shot dead five suspected Palestinian ‘collaborators’ — and murdered a further 30 elsewhere.

The reason for this grotesquely unfair reaction is that so many in Britain now believe as fact the Arab lies about the Middle East impasse. Many think, for example, that the Palestinians are the rightful inheritors not just of Gaza and the West Bank but Israel itself.

Suicidal

But this is totally false. The Jews are the only people for whom ‘Palestine’ was ever their nation state, hundreds of years before Mohammed was even born.

It was in recognition of that inalienable right that in the 1920s the British undertook the legally binding international obligation — never rescinded — to settle Jews in every part of Mandatory Palestine. 

That included not just modern Israel but the West Bank and Gaza, too. Despite this, Israel is willing for the Palestinians to have their own state — as was first offered to them in 1937 — but not if its only purpose is to be a launching pad for the final destruction of its Israeli neighbour.

No other country on the planet has ever been expected to make suicidal concessions to its enemies even while they continue to try to destroy it. Yet that is what the world expects of Israel.

Now the British Government, among others, has called for an immediate ceasefire. But this would effectively mean victory for Hamas. Gordon Brown wouldn’t dream of calling for a ceasefire with Al Qaeda. So why the double standard where Israel is concerned?

Most important of all, this war is not actually about Israel and the Palestinians. Hamas is controlled by Iran. Unless Hamas is stopped, Iran’s growing influence in the region will be entrenched and put Britain and the West in even greater danger from Islamist aggression and blackmail.

Israel may or may not eventually manage to stop the Hamas rockets. But the Middle East conflict will not end until and unless the West comes to realise that Israel is in the frontline of the West’s own fight for survival, and starts properly defending the country struggling to defend civilisation instead of siding with those waging holy war against it.

THE MAIL


avatar

Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 01/06/2009 at 02:12 PM   
Filed Under: • PaleswineRoPMATerroristsWar On Terror •  
Comments (8) Trackbacks(0)  Permalink •  

calendar   Tuesday - December 30, 2008

Israeli Navy rams Gaza-bound aid boat, forcing it to dock in Lebanon. ( They shouldda sunk it! )

UPDATE: Lunatic ex-Congressman Cynthia Mckinney was on board the ship at the time of the incident!

Former Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, standing beside a damaged yacht in the Lebanese seaport of Tyre, Tuesday accused the Israeli navy of ramming the vessel to halt the delivery of medical supplies to the embattled Gaza Strip.

“Our mission was a peaceful mission,” McKinney told CNN. The recent Green Party candidate for U.S. president and frequent center of controversy is the most prominent political figure to join the relief voyages sponsored by the Free Gaza Movement.

A U.S. State Department spokesman said Tuesday that U.S. diplomats had issued no protests to Israeli authorities. “When you enter a zone of conflict, then you have to realize that it’s very, very dangerous,” the spokesman told reporters.

In a news release Tuesday afternoon, one of the 16-member mission, Caoimhe Butterfly offered a conflicting version. The Israeli gunboats “gave us no warning” and “rammed us three times,” she said.

Damnation. Israel could have done us all an enormous favor.

The jerks should consider themselves lucky they weren’t fired on.  I’m much disappointed that the Israelis didn’t blow the bastards out of the water.

On the tired side, it’s late so pulling the plug on my puter till the morning.

Cheers All.

By Michael Theodoulou
Last updated at 6:26 PM on 30th December 2008

The British skipper of a boat carrying medical supplies and peace activists to the Gaza Strip in defiance of an Israeli blockade told today how his vessel was rammed by an Israeli gunboat.

Denis Healey spoke of ‘panic stations’ on the Gibraltar-flagged Dignity after the pre-dawn collision in international waters.

Two Israeli gunboats had been shadowing the 20-meter motor yacht for half-an-hour, ‘shining powerful search-lights at us, blinding us,’ Healey said.

image

Then, without provocation or any warning we were rammed. It was a blow to the front port side. It wiped out the wheel house and took away some of the upper deck.’

Healey, a 53-year-old Cyprus-based marine engineer from Portsmouth, said the Israeli Navy had made no radio contact before the collision nor fired any warning shots.

‘They told us to turn back to Cyprus. They claimed we were involved in terrorist activity,’ he said.

He managed to guide the limping Dignity into the Lebanese port Tyre.

‘Initially, we took in quite a bit of water but managed to stem the flow once we got the pumps working.’

There were no casualties among the 15 passengers and crew, among them four Britons, including Dr David Halpin, an orthopaedic surgeon who had volunteered his help to Gazan hospitals and clinics.

Israeli officials portrayed the collision as an accident and insisted the patrol boats had radioed the Dignity to turn back before the collision occurred.

They accused the international activists on the boat of ‘being intent on creating a media incident’.

Karl Penhaul, a Briton correspondent for CNN on the Dignity, said suggestions it was a mere collision ‘doesn’t square with what we saw here at sea’.

The US-based Free Gaza Movement, which operates the Dignity, said it was intercepted 90 miles from Gaza in international waters and accused Israel of an act of ‘piracy’.

A spokesman for the Foreign Office in London said that ‘the UK is internationally responsible’ for the Dignity because it is registered in Gibraltar.

He said: ‘We advised all British nationals on the boat to Gaza that it would be reckless and dangerous at this time. At the same time, we told the Israeli government that we take the safety of our nationals seriously and we will continue to monitor the situation closely.’

PEACE ACTIVISTS


avatar

Posted by peiper   United States  on 12/30/2008 at 07:07 PM   
Filed Under: • InternationalIsraelPaleswineStoopid-People •  
Comments (9) Trackbacks(0)  Permalink •  

calendar   Monday - December 29, 2008

Muslims protest before Israeli Embassy in London.

A not so “peaceful” protest by the followers of the ROP in London brought traffic to a standstill.

They were of course protesting the awful brutish bloodthirsty Israelis, who had the damn nerve to complain about rocket attacks against them, coming from Gaza.

Imagine that if you can.  Rockets fired from Gaza.  Israelis say stop. Hamas say haha what you gonna do about it?
Israel replies by going BOOM on Gaza and now these folks try and storm the Israeli Embassy in London and cause grief for bystanders.
That’s something muzzies have a habit of doing, isn’t it?  Here’s a shot of a peaceful muzzie. Looks perfectly reasonable. For a muslim. It almost looks human.

image

Way back in time before many of the folks here at BMEWS were around, there was a war in the Middle East in ‘48 and again in ‘67 and there were other times as well.  What I recall vividly however was the lack of any street protests by angry Jews.  What I do remember vividly were the stories and the arguments in the press, about the number of American Jews who volunteered to go over there and fight for Israel.  As American citizens they were not supposed to do that.
But it was early days for the young state and warm bodies were needed for the cause.  So they went.

They didn’t do street protests because there wasn’t time to engage in that sort of thing. Not that they had em much back in the late 40’s. But the point is, unlike these pictured protesters who will accomplish NOTHING but a traffic disruption, the Jews from America and I should mention the UK as well, in fact all that could go from where ever they were, did so.  This lame group of open mouthed non-entities find it much easier to shout at a building then go and actually fight for the ppl on whose behalf they are holding up traffic.

What?  you want them to fight?  Against armed Israelis? Go on.  Risk getting a boo-boo from an Israeli soldier or tank?  Much easier tossing bomb into crowd of unarmed civilians and safer too.  And a lot easier and cozy right here in London fighting traffic.

So there.  That’s my comment on this group of losers.  Now then ....

I’m ready for some Eye Candy.  So here.  Enjoy the shot.

image

Israeli Tank

Right. I see why they’d rather stay in London. 

UPDATE: Peiper, there was something wrong with your picture of the protester. Lemme see ... I think maybe I can ... you betcha!

See More Below The Fold

avatar

Posted by peiper   United States  on 12/29/2008 at 02:50 PM   
Filed Under: • Blog StuffEditorialsPaleswineRoPMA •  
Comments (8) Trackbacks(0)  Permalink •  

calendar   Sunday - December 28, 2008

Should’ve kept their mouths shut

Last week, Hamas declared an end to their cease-fire truce with Israel, and started shooting rockets across the border again. Bad move. It looks like the Izzies are putting a beat down on their lice riddent heads. Gee, too bad.



Israeli assault on Hamas kills more than 200



GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israeli warplanes rained more than 100 tons of bombs on security sites in Hamas-ruled Gaza Saturday and early Sunday, killing at least 230 people in one of the Mideast conflict’s bloodiest assaults in decades. The government said the open-ended campaign was aimed at stopping rocket attacks that have traumatized southern Israel.

Most of the casualties were security forces, but Palestinian officials said at least 15 civilians were among the dead. More than 400 people were also wounded.

The unprecedented assault sparked protests and condemnations throughout the Arab world, and many of Israel’s Western allies urged restraint, though the U.S. blamed Hamas for the fighting.

But there was no end in sight. The first round of strikes began around noon Saturday followed by successive waves of attacks that continued into the early hours Sunday.

Israel warned it might go after Hamas’ leaders, and militants kept pelting Israel with rockets — killing at least one Israeli and wounding six.

Hundreds of Israeli infantry and armored corps troops headed for the Gaza border in preparation for a possible ground invasion, military officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity under army guidelines.

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said late Saturday that the goal was “to bring about a fundamental improvement in the security situation.” He added, “It could take some time.”

The Israeli airstrikes caused widespread panic and confusion, and black plumes of smoke billowed above the territory, ruled by the Islamic militant Hamas for the past 18 months.




Good. Lay it on, nice and thick. Drop every bomb you have, and kick as much ass as you can for the next 23 days. Oh hell, don’t stop there. Make Joe Biden’s wet dreams come true, and have “a created international crisis” on DAY ONE going full steam ahead.

Lay waste to the whole damn area with my blessing. If I can help in any way, let me know. Trigger fingers getting tired? Fingers getting callused from pushing the big red button too many times? I can do that for you. No problem.

Yeah, all the lefties will side with the terrorists, who are already screaming this was either an unprovoked attack or an excessive one. Fuck them. With a burning cactus. Get it done, once and for all.

two_thumbs_up  big_israel_flag  two_thumbs_up  big_israel_flag  two_thumbs_up  big_israel_flag  two_thumbs_up


avatar

Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/28/2008 at 04:18 AM   
Filed Under: • IsraelPaleswineWar On Terror •  
Comments (20) Trackbacks(0)  Permalink •  

calendar   Friday - October 26, 2007

Particularly Provocative

I can’t imagine the mental gymnastics that one has to go through to justify condemning this action.  Israel has to be the only county in the world that supplies “The Lightning” to its enemies.  Enemies that have as their sworn and published plan to wipe them off the map.

Every time the goons in Palestine shoot a rocket at Israel, they will cut off the electricity to Gaza for increasing lengths of time.

According to the plan, one of the power lines connecting Israel and Gaza will be shut down at first for 15 minutes after a rocket attack, gradually increasing the cutoff length if the barrages continue, up to a two-hour limit. In addition, Israel will begin reducing the amount of gasoline it allows into the Gaza Strip.

Two hour limit?  Pishaw.  I’d be cutting it off from sunset to sunrise for each rocket.

Palestinians and human rights groups denounced the measure as collective punishment. One of the groups, Gisha, issued a statement warning, “Playing with electricity is playing with fire,” adding, “Even a brief interruption in electricity threatens the safety and well-being of Gaza residents.”

But I guess shooting rockets into Israel isn’t?

Oh, and by the way, Palestinians are using Google Earth to accomplish their task of targeting spots to shoot them.

Internet Savvy Palestinian terrorists are using Google Earth to target attacks on the town of Sderot, Israel.The Guardian reported:

Palestinian militants are using Google Earth to help plan their attacks on the Israeli military and other targets, the Guardian has learned.

Members of the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, a group aligned with the Fatah political party, say they use the popular internet mapping tool to help determine their targets for rocket strikes.

“We obtain the details from Google Earth and check them against our maps of the city centre and sensitive areas,” Khaled Jaabari, the group’s commander in Gaza who is known as Abu Walid, told the Guardian.

Abu Walid showed the Guardian an aerial image of the Israeli town of Sderot on his computer to demonstrate how his group searches for targets.

The Guardian filmed an al-Aqsa test rocket launch, fired into an uninhabited area of the Negev desert, last month. Despite the crudeness of the weapons, many have landed in Sderot, killing around a dozen people in the last three years and wounding scores more.

Al-Aqsa is one of several militant groups firing rockets, known as Qassams, from Gaza into Israel. A rocket attack by Islamic Jihad on a military base last month wounded more than 50 soldiers. Hamas’s military wing, the Izzedine Qassam Brigades, is not believed to be firing rockets.

What do the Palestinians think:

Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat appealed for international intervention and called the Israeli decision to cut off electricity to Gaza after each Kassam rocket “particularly provocative given that Palestinians and Israelis are meeting to negotiate an agreement on the core issues for ending the conflict between them.”


avatar

Posted by Drew458   United States  on 10/26/2007 at 02:49 PM   
Filed Under: • Paleswine •  
Comments (11) Trackbacks(0)  Permalink •  

calendar   Friday - June 15, 2007

Good Show

Listening to NPR on the way home yesterday, they were reporting on the fighting between Fatah and Hamas in Gaza.  It was funny because without Israel to bash, they could not find an angle for this story.

But the fighting was a Bad ThingTM anyway.

I’m wondering why, from my perspective, I should get worked up about it.  Here we have two factions of people who hate our guts, shooting each other!  What could be better than to have the enemy eliminate itself while we stand around and watch?


avatar

Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/15/2007 at 10:38 AM   
Filed Under: • Paleswine •  
Comments (9) Trackbacks(0)  Permalink •  

calendar   Friday - May 11, 2007

Quote Of The Day

“This campaign of criticism is part of a plan orchestrated by the West and the occupying power to attack Islam on the one hand and the Palestinian cause on the other.”


-- Hamas spokesman Fathi Hamad, and chairman of the board of Al-Aqsa television after refusing to bow to pressure to remove the Palestinian Mickey Mouse Show which is being used to indoctrinate Palestinian youngsters. The show was removed for one day after complaints but is now being re-broadcast again.

image


avatar

Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 05/11/2007 at 05:28 PM   
Filed Under: • Paleswine •  
Comments (8) Trackbacks(1)  Permalink •  

calendar   Monday - March 12, 2007

Be Still, My Bleeding Heart

Boo-hoo! Cry me a river. The NY TIMES woke up this morning and decided to start feeling sorry for the Paleswinian “lost generation” ... those poor, downtrodden youths who are scarred by war and violence and are perpetually being oppressed by the EVIL JOOZ.

Horse-shiite! Did it ever occur to the TIMES that if the Paleswinians would just stop trying to pick a fight with everyone that they might be allowed to live in peace and eventually prosper? No, I don’t think they understand - just like the Paleswinians.

I’ll be damned if I can work up even a single drop of sympathy for these morons. They brought all this on themselves and they can stop at any time. But NO, they’d rather blow themselves up along with anyone standing nearby. They’d rather live on hate and starve to death. They are the scum of the earth and violence is the only thing they know.

So why does the TIMES feel sorry enough for this filthy scum that they have to try to make me have sympathy for their “plight”? You already know the answer. Liberals are like that. They are as illogical as the human rejects they defend.

Meanwhile in Darfur, millions of black African Christians are being methodically wiped out by another group of Muslim morons. What would be the TIMES’ reaction if the Bush Administration sent in troops to Sudan to stop the genocide? I’d be willing to bet $10 they would have a fit and complain about “unilateral intervention” and “angering the Arab street”. Any takers ... ?

Years of Strife and Lost Hope Scar Young Palestinians
NABLUS, West Bank (NY TIMES) - Marc 12, 2007

imageimageTheir worried parents call them the lost generation of Palestine: its most radical, most accepting of violence and most despairing. They are the children of the second intifada that began in 2000, growing up in a territory riven by infighting, seared by violence, occupied by Israel, largely cut off from the world and segmented by barriers and checkpoints.

To hear these young people talk is to listen in on budding nihilism and a loss of hope. “Ever since we were little, we see guns and tanks, and little kids wanting little guns to fight against Israel,” said Raed Debie, 24, a student at An Najah University here.

Issa Khalil, 25, broke in, agitated. “We never see anything good in our lives,” he said. He was arrested for throwing stones in the first intifada, the civil disobedience that began in the late 1980s and led to the 1993 Oslo accords with Israel. He was arrested again in the second uprising as the agreement faltered.

“And for what?” he asked. “I wasted 14 years of my life. We all did. For five years I haven’t left Nablus. Here there’s unemployment and no peace; it retreats, we go backward.” While generations of young Palestinians have grown up stateless, seething at Israel as the visible agent of oppression, this generation is uniquely stymied.

Israeli checkpoints, barriers and closures, installed to protect Israelis from Palestinian suicide bombers, have lowered these young people’s horizons, shrunk their notion of Palestine and taken away virtually any informal interaction with outsiders, let alone with ordinary Israelis. The security measures have become even tighter since the election to power a year ago of the Islamist group Hamas, which preaches eternal “resistance” to Israeli occupation and rejects Israel’s right to permanent existence on this land.

During most of the 1980s and ’90s, as many as 150,000 Palestinians came into Israel daily to work, study and shop. While they were not treated as equals, many learned Hebrew and established relationships.

Now, the only Israelis whom Palestinians see are armed — soldiers and settlers. The West Bank is cut into three parts by checkpoints; Gazan men under 30 are virtually unable to leave their tiny, poor and overcrowded territory. Few talk of peace, only of a lifetime of “resistance.”

Many Israelis agree that the current generation of young Palestinians has been thoroughly radicalized, but say that is the product of Palestinian political and religious leaders who have sanctioned and promoted violence and terrorism against Israel.

The Palestinian territories are an overwhelmingly youthful place — 56.4 percent of Palestinians are under 19, and in Gaza, 75.6 percent of the population is under 30, according to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics.

Opinion polls show a generation more supportive of armed struggle and terrorism than their parents, according to Waleed Ladadweh of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research. The violence is directed not only toward Israel, but also toward one another.

“We’re pushed all the time to be more political, more militant, more religious, more extreme,” said Shadi el-Haj, a 20-year-old student at An Najah. “We want to be Palestinians, like the generation of the first intifada. But people push you, ‘Are you Fatah or Hamas?’ All our problems start with, ‘I’m Fatah, I’m Hamas.’ It wasn’t like that before.”

During the first intifada the young were a symbol of the struggle for statehood, leaders of a popular uprising. But in the brutal struggle of the second intifada, which has been taken over by the militias, many of them controlled from leaders outside the territories, “now the youth are irrelevant,” said Nader Said, a political scientist at Birzeit University in Ramallah.

More importantly, this generation has lost faith in political solutions. “They haven’t lived one moment in a period of real hope for a real state,” he said. “And with this internal fighting, there is more and more a feeling that we don’t deserve a state, that we’re inadequate, which kills the morale of the young.”

Some 58 percent of those under 30, the center’s polls show, expect a more violent struggle with Israel over the next 5 to 10 years, and only 22 percent believe that there will be a peaceful negotiated solution between Israel and the Palestinians. About 48 percent believe such an agreement is impossible, and 20 percent more believe it will only come “in a few generations.”

- More ...


avatar

Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/12/2007 at 12:48 PM   
Filed Under: • Paleswine •  
Comments (10) Trackbacks(0)  Permalink •  

calendar   Friday - February 09, 2007

Peace In Our Time?

(1) Pigs can fly? (2) Monkeys can write novels? (3) Fish can walk? (4) Chickens can get tooth decay? (5) Democrats don’t want our tax money? (6)Elvis is not really dead? (7) The Palestinians just want to get along with the Jews and be friends?

Which of the seven items above will come true first? I vote for #6. Numbers #1 through #4 are a 50-50 chance. Number #5 is at 1:5 odds. Number #7 is a complete, total impossibility due to the nature of the universe. You see, matter and anti-matter cannot occupy the same space-time location without destroying everything around that spot and leaving a black hole as a reminder.

C’mon folks! The Paleo-freaks cannot even get along with themselves for more than five minutes without taking a sword to their own pointy little heads. They are the wretched refuse of the Arab world. The “red-headed-stepchild”, if you will. No one wants them in their country. They don’t even want themselves in their own country.

They stink, they fight, they’re stupid, they are criminals and they’re breeding like cockroaches. They’re only good at two things: (1) fighting and (2) fornicating. Their total contribution to world society in all of recorded history is ... [NULL]. If you added up the IQ of every person in Gaza, you wouldn’t have enough intelligence to power a tumble-bug.

I have a solution though and all I need is your help in convincing the powers-that-be to help out. You see, all we need is a GIANT rocket ship and a really good marketing company. Here’s the plan: we start an advertising campaign telling everyone in the West Bank and Gaza about the vacation spot recently discovered on the planet Mercury (the dark side, of course). We play it up and convince everyone that paradise awaits. Then we suddenly announce that the EVIL JOOZ have invaded Mercury and taken over Paradise. We ask for volunteers and colonists to go to Mercury and retake the Promised Land from the Zionist Pigs. Free tickets for anyone willing to take jihad to the colony. They’ll never suspect a thing. C’mon! It could work. Let’s give it a chance! COLONIZE MERCURY TODAY! STEP RIGHT UP, MISTER PALEOSIMIAN. FREE AIR FARE! TWENTY VIRGINS FOR ALL COLONISTS. AK-47’s FOR EVERYONE!

Accord Is Signed by Palestinians to Stop Feuding
MECCA, Saudi Arabia (NY TIMES) - February 9, 2007

imageimageThe main rival Palestinian factions agreed late Thursday to form a government of national unity aimed at ending a wave of violence between them and an international boycott.

From Mecca, an Invitation to Form a Government (February 9, 2007) The agreement, signed here in Islam’s holiest city under Saudi auspices, appeared likely to end, at least for now, weeks of fighting that had ravaged the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Still, it seemed to stop short of meeting the demands of the international community for resuming relations and support for the Palestinian Authority.

The accord, signed by Khaled Meshal of Hamas and Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority president and leader of Fatah, its main rival, is the first time that the two parties have agreed to share authority. It sets out principles for a coalition government, like the distribution of ministerial portfolios, but leaves many of the details for later.

Israel and international powers have said that they would lift their boycott of the Palestinian government imposed after the victory by the militant group Hamas a year ago only if it agreed to three conditions: recognize Israel, renounce violence against Israel and abide by previous agreements between Israel and the Palestinians.

The Mecca accord addresses only the last of those and does so rather imprecisely, promising “respect” for previous agreements between the Palestinians and Israel. In Washington, a State Department spokesman, Tom Casey, said, “The international community has made it clear that in order to be able to have a broader relationship with the Palestinian Authority government, that those principles are going to have to be met.” He added that officials were still studying the accord.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will meet with Mr. Abbas and Israel’s prime minister, Ehud Olmert, on Feb. 19 in Jerusalem to work on a broader peace initiative.  In Mecca, Mr. Abbas read out a statement during the signing ceremony where he re-appointed Ismail Haniya as prime minister and called on the new government to abide by “international law” and agreements signed by the Palestine Liberation Organization. This appeared aimed at appeasing concerns of the international community.

The British foreign secretary, Margaret Beckett, called the agreement “interesting” but said it would require further study.  In the streets of Gaza, Palestinians broke out in celebration as the agreement was being announced, with members of Hamas and Fatah firing into the air. Hamas officials in Mecca bristled at the insistence of accepting Israel, insisting that any concessions they offered would not be enough.

“I wonder why the issue of recognizing Israel is the key to everything?” Ghazi Hamad, spokesman for the Hamas government, said earlier Thursday. “We are interested to end the siege but not at any cost.”

- More ...


avatar

Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 02/09/2007 at 06:33 PM   
Filed Under: • Paleswine •  
Comments (2) Trackbacks(0)  Permalink •  
Page 2 of 6 pages  <  1 2 3 4 >  Last »

Five Most Recent Trackbacks:

The Brownshirts: Partie Deux; These aare the Muscle We've Been Waiting For
(2 total trackbacks)
Tracked at 香港特首曾荫权和部分高管分别用步行或搭乘公共交通工具的方式上班
西安电加热油温机 香港盛吹“环保风” 专家指市民已从被动变主动 中新网9月29日 淮安导热油电加热炉 电 据香港中通社报道,9月29日晚由香港某环保团体举行的“无冷气夜”,吸引了5万名市民及超过60间企业承诺参加。这是香港最近环保活动不断升温过程中的大型活动之一。 进入九月,香港各界环保活动渐入高潮,层出不穷。特首高官与各界市民齐齐参与,是其中一个最大特色。…
On: 03/21/18 04:12

meaningless marching orders for a thousand travellers ... strife ahead ..
(1 total trackbacks)
Tracked at Casual Blog
[...] RTS. IF ANYTHING ON THIS WEBSITE IS CONSTRUED AS BEING CONTRARY TO THE LAWS APPL [...]
On: 07/17/17 08:28

a small explanation
(1 total trackbacks)
Tracked at yerba mate gourd
Find here top quality how to prepare yerba mate without a gourd that's available in addition at the best price. Get it now!
On: 07/09/17 07:07

The Real Stuff
(2 total trackbacks)
Tracked at Candy Blog
[...] LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND ALL PARTIES IRREVOCABLY SUBMIT TO THE J [...]
On: 06/11/17 10:40

when rape isn't rape but only sexual assault
(1 total trackbacks)
Tracked at Trouser Blog
[...] took another century of Inquisition and repression to completely eradicate the [...]
On: 06/07/17 03:37



DISCLAIMER
Allanspacer

THE SERVICES AND MATERIALS ON THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND THE HOSTS OF THIS SITE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE OR ANY MATERIALS.

Not that very many people ever read this far down, but this blog was the creation of Allan Kelly and his friend Vilmar. Vilmar moved on to his own blog some time ago, and Allan ran this place alone until his sudden and unexpected death partway through 2006. We all miss him. A lot. Even though he is gone this site will always still be more than a little bit his. We who are left to carry on the BMEWS tradition owe him a great debt of gratitude, and we hope to be able to pay that back by following his last advice to us all:
  1. Keep a firm grasp of Right and Wrong
  2. Stay involved with government on every level and don't let those bastards get away with a thing
  3. Use every legal means to defend yourself in the event of real internal trouble, and, most importantly:
  4. Keep talking to each other, whether here or elsewhere
It's been a long strange trip without you Skipper, but thanks for pointing us in the right direction and giving us a swift kick in the behind to get us going. Keep lookin' down on us, will ya? Thanks.

THE INFORMATION AND OTHER CONTENTS OF THIS WEBSITE ARE DESIGNED TO COMPLY WITH THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. THIS WEBSITE SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND ALL PARTIES IRREVOCABLY SUBMIT TO THE JURISDICTION OF THE AMERICAN COURTS. IF ANYTHING ON THIS WEBSITE IS CONSTRUED AS BEING CONTRARY TO THE LAWS APPLICABLE IN ANY OTHER COUNTRY, THEN THIS WEBSITE IS NOT INTENDED TO BE ACCESSED BY PERSONS FROM THAT COUNTRY AND ANY PERSONS WHO ARE SUBJECT TO SUCH LAWS SHALL NOT BE ENTITLED TO USE OUR SERVICES UNLESS THEY CAN SATISFY US THAT SUCH USE WOULD BE LAWFUL.


Copyright © 2004-2015 Domain Owner



GNU Terry Pratchett


Oh, and here's some kind of visitor flag counter thingy. Hey, all the cool blogs have one, so I should too. The Visitors Online thingy up at the top doesn't count anything, but it looks neat. It had better, since I paid actual money for it.
free counters