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    Along with the following story I heard on CBN this morning that Iran has said they may send war ships to escort the next so called "humanitarian" aid ships that try to enter Gaza and also that the President of Turkey may be on the next ship. Sounds like they are going to push this to the breaking point. We are indeed living in dangerous times.



    FOXNews.com - Israel Navy Kills 4 Palestinian Militants Off Gaza
    Israel Navy Kills 4 Palestinian Militants Off Gaza

    Published June 07, 2010

    | Associated Press


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    June 7: Palestinians look at a boat used by Palestinian militants after they were killed by Israeli forces off the coast of Gaza.

    JERUSALEM -- Israeli naval forces shot and killed four men wearing wet suits in the waters off the coast of Gaza Monday, and a militant group said they were members of its marine unit training for a mission.

    The attack was the latest escalation in tensions over the 3-year-old blockade of Gaza. It came a week after Israel raided a Gaza-bound flotilla carrying humanitarian supplies and hundreds of activists protesting the closure of the Hamas-ruled Palestinian territory. Israeli soldiers killed nine activists in a clash on one of the flotilla boats, bringing fierce international condemnation and new pressure to ease the blockade.

    Vice President Joe Biden said Monday the U.S. is closely consulting with Egypt and other allies to find new ways to "address the humanitarian, economic, security, and political aspects of the situation in Gaza." He spoke in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh after meeting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

    The closure has been in place since 2007, when the Islamic militant Hamas seized the territory and it has kept out all but basic humanitarian goods. Israel and the West consider Hamas a terror group responsible for firing thousands of rockets at Israel and carrying out hundreds of attacks, including suicide bombings. Hamas does not recognize Israel's right to exist.

    Israel hoped the blockade would weaken Hamas, prevent the entry of weapons and bring pressure for the release of an Israeli soldier captured in 2006, but those objectives have yet to be achieved.

    The latest clash took place early Monday. The Israeli military said a naval force spotted the Palestinians in the waters off Gaza and opened fire. It claimed the forces had prevented an attack on Israeli targets.

    The Palestinian militant group Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades said the four killed were members of its marine unit who were training in Gaza's waters. Al-Aqsa, a violent offshoot of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah faction, made the claim in a text message sent to reporters in Gaza. Four bodies were retrieved and taken to a hospital in central Gaza, said Moawiya Hassanain, a Palestinian health official. The Palestinian naval police said two people were still missing.

    "The bloody escalation today is a desperate attempt by the occupation government to divert the world attention away from the massacre committed against the flotilla," Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri told reporters in Gaza.

    The flotilla clash has brought renewed international focus on Israel's blockade of Gaza, which Egypt has also enforced along its border with the impoverished coastal strip.

    The killings seriously damaged Israel's relations with Turkey, which had been its closest ally in the Muslim world. Turkey unofficially supported the flotilla and eight of the nine activists killed were Turkish citizens. One held dual Turkish-American citizenship. Turkey has said it will reduce military and trade ties with Israel and shelved discussions of energy projects. It has also threatened to break ties unless Israel apologizes.

    In Istanbul, a 20-member Asian security group kicked off a summit with Turkey seeking to condemn Israel for the raid.

    In a reflection of Israel's growing isolation, Vietnam asked Israeli President Shimon Peres to put off a scheduled working visit this week, given the current atmosphere. His office said he would go ahead with a planned visit to South Korea.

    Israel's government has been frantically trying to counter the wave of harsh international condemnation that has left the Jewish state isolated and at odds with some of its closest allies.

    Israel has sought to portray the nine activists killed as militants, saying they prepared for the fight before boarding the flotilla. The military Monday released the names of five of the activists it said have long ties to terror organizations.

    The army also said that Gaza's Hamas rulers were preventing the transfer of clothing, blankets and medical equipment from the flotilla that Israel was trying to provide.

    Israel has also come under heavy pressure to agree to an international investigation of the raid on the Turkish-flagged Mavi Marmara, the lead ship in the flotilla.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected a proposal by U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon for an international commission to investigate the raid, but officials said Netanyahu was open to a probe that would look into the actions of the activists as well.

    Late Sunday, Netanyahu's office released a statement saying he discussed the international criticism with world leaders, including Vice President Joe Biden, the president of France and the premier of Canada.

    Netanyahu told them any country would act in self defense if it were targeted by thousands of rockets as Israel has been by Gaza militants.

    Videos released by the military have shown a crowd of men attacking several naval commandos as they landed on a ship from a helicopter, beating the soldiers with clubs and other objects and hurling one soldier overboard.

    Also Monday, Palestinian officials said Israel fired a missile at militants near the Gaza border, wounding one. The military said it targeted a group of militants preparing to fire rockets at Israel. The military said 10 rockets and mortars have been fired from Gaza in the past three weeks.
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    This is not good. What else can you say? Any right-thinking person would support Israel, but it seems almost the entire world (inlcuding the Hussein administration) is hanging Israel out to dry. How in the hell did we arrive at the point where a terror group can repeatedly attack a sovereign nation and its citizens and be supported by the international community?

    Are we not the "beacon on the hill", the symbol of freedom and liberty for all the world to see? This is NOT the America I grew up in.
    Prov. 27:3 - "Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but provocation by a fool is heavier than both"

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    There is a parody on You Tube that has over 1.4 m hit is just 4 or 5 days...

    YouTube - Flotilla Choir presents: We Con the World
    Semper Fi

  5. Why should we support Israel??

    I mean, really, they are a totalitarian government that oppresses it's people and severly opresses anyone who is not of the state sponsored religion. Oh, wait, they are the most open and represetative society in the region, with the most liberal and fair legal system.

    But they diametrically opposed to our way of life. Oh, wait, they the nation with the most similar in beliefs to ours, it is their neighbors, the ones who they are fighting against, who celebrated the great victory of 9-11.

    But the Muslims who want to destroy them have produced so much, while the Jews have produced so little for the world, they must surely be eradicated. Oh wait, with 20% of the world's population, the muslims have produced 6 Nobel Prize winners, while with .2% of the world's population Jews have produced 165. Note, 1 of the Nobel Prize winners was a terrorist (Arafat), and another was assasinated by muslims for making peace (Sadat).

    But the Jews have no right to blockade Gaza. The area taken from it's rightful government by terrorists and used as a launching pad for over 70 rockets per day should not be blockaded.

    Yep, we should definately support the peace loving muslims who only want peace for all, especially non muslims, whom they want them to rest in peace for all eternity.
    You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once.
    Robert A. Heinlein

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    Interesting development was the back and forth radio chatter of the IDF and the terrorist flotilla. Clearly one could hear, Shut up go back to Ausheswitz, and something referring to remember 9/11. The IDF did shorten the entire 5 min exchange to highlight the "good parts" and so were accused of doctoring/altering the whole thing......of course the muslims would never say those things. It is going to get very tense indeed and especially if Turduken sends a Navy escort for the next ships which has been suggested. Yes we are going back to the future, where the world is fully against the Jews. Just as it is supposed to occur!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJFlash View Post
    This is not good. What else can you say? Any right-thinking person would support Israel but it seems almost the entire world (inlcuding the Hussein administration) is hanging Israel out to dry. How in the hell did we arrive at the point where a terror group can repeatedly attack a sovereign nation and its citizens and be supported by the international community?

    Are we not the "beacon on the hill", the symbol of freedom and liberty for all the world to see? This is NOT the America I grew up in.
    Zech 14:2.."I will gather ALL NATIONS AGAINST Jerusalem to battle"...It's okay Flash, this scenario is prophesied regarding Israel in The End Times. Note that"ALL" nations (all world leaders) attack Israel, which implies a "CHANGE" of policy from the U.S.A., or the absence of the USA! Bear in mind that the nations will be under the world government and will be vehemently anti-Christian and anti-Jewish. End Time Prophecies are being fulfilled before our eyes.
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    Iran, Turkey, Iraq, etc....individually, or all together: I pity those who attack Israel! The Israelis have proven themselves to be serious ass-kickers who show very little mercy for those who attack them. Remember the 6-Day War!! Seriously outnumbered and surprise-attacked...on a religious Holiday!...they turned the tide, kicked ALL their asses and captured territory (to the eternal pissing and moaning of the losers!), emerging as the clear winner!

    Don't sell Israel short...they haven't been sitting around wringing their hands. My money would be on them already having a plan that their antagonists will find most unpleasant...I'd bet they're biding their time so they don't look like the aggressors. If I could send a message to those who would move against Israel, I'd have to say...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ektarr View Post
    : I pity those who attack Israel! If I could send a message to those who would move against Israel, I'd have to say...
    "You're probably not going to like the way this turns out."
    Keep your eye on Damascus, it's gonna disappear real soon.( Isaiah 17:1 )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ringo View Post
    Zech 14:2.."I will gather ALL NATIONS AGAINST Jerusalem to battle"...It's okay Flash, this scenario is prophesied regarding Israel in The End Times. Note that"ALL" nations (all world leaders) attack Israel, which implies a "CHANGE" of policy from the U.S.A., or the absence of the USA! Bear in mind that the nations will be under the world government and will be vehemently anti-Christian and anti-Jewish. End Time Prophecies are being fulfilled before our eyes.
    You know, I know all this (although not to the degree that you do, Ringo). What surprises me most, I think, is the rapidity with which we got to this point, or so it seems, anyway. I also know that "things" have been in play for a long time. However, we're now to the point where people and nations can overtly damn, physically attack, and call for the complete annilhilation of Israel, and it's OK with the rest of the world, including the U.S., which would have been unheard of a couple short years ago.

    A lot of really twisted thinking is taking place worldwide and people of good will, globally, are in the minority, I'm afraid. Same thing going on in our country.

    Pleasant dreams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ektarr View Post
    Iran, Turkey, Iraq, etc....individually, or all together: I pity those who attack Israel! The Israelis have proven themselves to be serious ass-kickers who show very little mercy for those who attack them. Remember the 6-Day War!! Seriously outnumbered and surprise-attacked...on a religious Holiday!...they turned the tide, kicked ALL their asses and captured territory (to the eternal pissing and moaning of the losers!), emerging as the clear winner!

    Don't sell Israel short...they haven't been sitting around wringing their hands. My money would be on them already having a plan that their antagonists will find most unpleasant...I'd bet they're biding their time so they don't look like the aggressors. If I could send a message to those who would move against Israel, I'd have to say...

    "You're probably not going to like the way this turns out."
    +1. Israel has got a pretty good track record for taking care of business. Of course, how else would you be if you were surrounded by milliions of people who wanted to eradicate you from the earth?
    Prov. 27:3 - "Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but provocation by a fool is heavier than both"

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