Israel Threatens Massive Gaza Ground Assault

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  1. From Agence France-Presse:

    Israel has ratcheted up threats of a massive ground offensive in the Gaza Strip, amid an ongoing war of words with the ruling Hamas movement that has vowed to teach the army a harsh lesson.


    "Apparently we will not have any other choice but to launch an expanded operation, like Defensive Shield, in order to destroy the stockpiles of weapons and to hit the terrorist organizations," said [Immigrant Absorbtion Minister Zeev] Boim, a close ally of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

    "Israel threatens massive Gaza ground assault" by Jean-Luc Renaudie. 17 October 2006;_ylt=AtX2txl7GToF7spHcqRrVp6bOrgF;_ylu=X3oDMTA2ZGZwam4yBHNlYwNmYw
  2. Not happy with the blood of 240 Palestinians already then?

    Looks like they're mad about getting a lesson taught to them by Hezbollah and want to take it out on someone else.
  3. Sounds about right!

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    Not happy with the blood of 240 Palestinians already then?

    Looks like they're mad about getting a lesson taught to them by Hezbollah and want to take it out on someone else.

    More than a little blinkered then?

    Whatever the merits of unilateral disengagement, Sharon pulled out of Gaza entirely, he instructed the settlements and the setters uprooted and left Gaza to its own divices.

    The PA imploded and the people elected Hamas. The Egyptian border became porous with missiles smuggled into Gaza along with tons of explosives and weapons right under the noses of the Egyptians.

    For over a year, the peace loving, peace desiring Palistinians have fired over 1000 Kassam missiles at the civilian communities and Sderot in the Negev region of Israel.

    For almost a year the Israeli Government under Ehud Olmert did nothing to defend these communities and prevented the IDF from responding, belatedly, he agreed to permit the IDF artillery units to shell empty fields, the ruins of former settlements and occasionally, very occasionally to fire on empty buildings in and around Gaza - having first served prior warning to the Pals that they're going to do so.

    You can glibly write what you please but sitting right underneath these missiles is a close friend of mine on Kibbutz Nahal Oz, a retired and gentle man and his wife who used to (before Arafat's intifada) have Arab friends from Gaza to eat at his table with him.

    The final staw was the incursion where several IDF personnel were killed and wounded and one abducted back through the fence to Gaza.

    Would you have Israel wait until these terror cells have amassed the missiles and the training from Hizbollah and become part of a determined alliance to wipe Israel off the map as Tehran has publicly declared to be their intention?

    No, Israel has shown restraint but if the forces of Islam are determined to make this a war of annihilation then I believe that Israel will pre-empt them as she has done before!
  5. Just out of curiosity, in the past year, exactly how many Israelis have those 1000 missiles killed? (I seem to remember that by sheer good fortune, the figure is actually zero)

    And how many Palestinians civilians (not the bad buggers who deserve it) have been killed by Israeli missile / artillery strikes? I suspect more than zero.

    So, the terrorist side that's attempting to kill civilians is less successful at it than the democratic side which is trying to avoid it. Ironic, isn't it.
  6. Let them try.This time we are not holding back (collectively unzipping pants....) :evil:
  7. I remember being in Gaza about ten years ago and waking up to the sound of fifty cal in the distance. Looking out of my accommodation I could see Israeli Gunboats skipping tracer on the water sending it flying over Palestinian fishing boats.

    If you want to go about brutalising an population, traumatising an entire generation of young people and children and driving them into the arms of radical Islam then Israel certainly has gone the right way about it.

    Presumably they have to justify their shopping list to Congress somehow.
  8. Better come back to earth Mr Dixie. Times have of changed.
  9. If this were happening in UK, would you be posting the same comments? Or would you be demanding the right for a nation to defend itself?
  11. If you were surrounded by nations of a non friendly nature, would it not be considered normal for your population and government to be slightly paraniod?
  12. If you stopped for a moment to consider why you are surrounded by nations of unfriendly nature, you would take steps to reconsider why your past mistakes are coming back to haunt you.
  13. There is the argument that it was not their past mistakes, but the British for creating the state of Israel in the first place. This does not however, relieve them of the right of self defence.

  14. It also does not relieve them of the fact that they are guilty of some the same sins the Nazis wrought upon them sixty years ago.
  15. Are you saying they had it coming?

    Wouldn't be surprised.Being as smart as they are, the Jews knew the whole holocaust thing would work for them sooner or later.It is working for them now.

    They can drop cluster bombs all over the damn place in the hospital yard and nobody will raise a finger.

    Why?? Because they are Jews and they suffered during second world war.

    Ha! :roll: