Michael Coren on Islam: A religion gone mad & gone bad

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Coren talks about the Palestinians using their children as human shields, the oppression of women in Islam, and Muslim colonization. Why are there so few journalists and news anchors who dare speak the truth about Islam?

Glenn Beck summarized it well, “I don’t speak about Islam, because I have a family… They would kill me, not hurt me, KILL ME!”

Charles Krauthammer: Why was there war in Gaza?

Why was there an Israel-Gaza war in the first place? Resistance to the occupation, say Hamas and many in the international media.

What occupation? Seven years ago, in front of the world, Israel pulled out of Gaza. It dismantled every settlement, withdrew every soldier, evacuated every Jew, leaving nothing and no one behind. Except for the greenhouses in which the settlers had grown fruit and flowers for export. These were left intact to help Gaza’s economy — only to be trashed when the Palestinians took over.

Israel then declared its border with Gaza to be an international frontier, meaning that it renounced any claim to the territory and considered it an independent entity.

Israel wanted nothing more than to live in peace with this independent Palestinian entity. After all, the world had incessantly demanded that Israel give up land for peace.In effect, Israel had created the first Palestinian state ever, something never granted by fellow Muslims — neither the Ottoman Turks nor the Egyptians who brutally occupied Gaza for two decades before being driven out by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War.

It gave the land. It got no peace.

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Vatican cardinal’s blood libel: “I think of the ‘massacre of the innocents’. Children are dying in Gaza”

Shameful and unconscionable. Not a word about how Hamas launches attacks from civilian areas in order to provoke civilian casualties they can use for propaganda purposes. Not a word about how the Palestinian propaganda machine publishes faked footage of civilian deaths. Not a word about the indiscriminate rocket attacks against Israeli civilians. Not a word about how “Palestinians” celebrate the mass murders of Israeli civilians by passing out candy.

The Vatican has entered a very, very dark age.

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“Reflections on Current Hamas-Israel Hostilities” by Daniel Pipes November 15

Two observations about the hostilities that began on Nov. 10:

(1) The old Arab-Israeli wars were military clashes, the recent ones are political clashes. The wars of 1948-49, 1967, and 1973 were life-and-death struggles for the Jewish state. But the wars of 2006, 2008-09, and now 2012 are media events in which Israeli victory on the military battlefield is foreordained and the struggle is to win public opinion. Opeds have replaced bullets, social media have replaced tanks. Will Israel prevail in arguing that its enemy initiated offensive action? Or will those enemies, Hamas or Hezbollah, convince observers that Israel is an illegitimate regime whose recourse to force is criminal? The war must be fought primarily as a media event.

(2) If Hamas knows it cannot defeat the Israel Defense Forces and will get a bloody nose for its efforts, it obviously has motives other than victory in mind. What might those be? Several come to mind:

– Test the waters in the aftermath of Barack Obama’s reelection.
– Rouse public opinion against Israel and make it pay a price internationally.
– Refute accusations by Palestinian Islamic Jihad that it has abandoned “resistance.”
– Remind the Palestinian Authority, as it seeks statehood at the United Nations, who controls Gaza.
– Rile up Israeli Arabs.
– Preempt Egyptian plans to destroy Gaza tunnels, as Cairo cannot be seen helping Israel in a time of crisis.

“Israel pummels Gaza targets as Pillar of Defense enters fifth day” The Times of Israel

Ceasefire or ground operation? Egypt’s Morsi said to be working on brokering a truce, but reservist call-up continues. Netanyahu reportedly tells Obama that only another escalation in attacks from Hamas will precipitate an invasion.

Since the start of Operation Pillar of Defense on Wednesday, the IDF has hit some 950 targets in the Gaza Strip, with Palestinians reporting 47 dead, over a dozen of them civilians. Gazan terrorists have fired some 700 rockets at Israel and Iron Dome has shot down nearly 250, including one aimed at Tel Aviv. Israel’s death toll stands at three, with dozens more injured, including 10 on Saturday when a missile scored a direct hit on an apartment in Ashdod.

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Liberman: If Israel launches a ground incursion into Gaza, IDF needs to ‘go all the way’

“We are ready for a wide-scale ground operation, if necessary, but it should be noted that the IDF enters Gaza, it cannot be stopped in the middle; it needs to go all the way.”

“This wasn’t done after the ground operation in Cast Lead,” he said, explaining that the military stopped short of fully carrying out its objectives in its assault on Hamas four years ago. “We we paid a heavy price in world opinion and still did not achieve our goal.”

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Is Iron Dome A Failure? The IDF Explains

Of the 86 rockets that were launched from Gaza into Israel in recent days, only 8 were intercepted by the Iron Dom..

“A lot of people don’t think the cost makes sense. The qassam rockets being fired cost $800, while the interceptor missiles cost $35,000 but the cost of the damage of a hit is far worse than that.”