Israeli troops begin Gaza pullout as Hamas declares cease-fire

There are 70012 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jan 18, 2009, titled Israeli troops begin Gaza pullout as Hamas declares cease-fire. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Israeli troops began withdrawing from the Gaza Strip on Sunday after Hamas declared a cease-fire, setting the stage for intensified international efforts to arrange a durable truce after a 22-day war against ...

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“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#67256 Jan 7, 2013
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>Personally, I'd rather not waste the time on a protracted confirmation battle. The President should present a choice that has all of Chuck's virtues but none of his vices, there are more important things they need to haggle on.
What about this Republican Senator? Make any sense about the bending knee? Or is it just camouflaged bias?

>Paul suggested Israel would actually benefit from less aid, saying it would enhance its sovereignty by not having to approach the U.S. "on bended knee" when making its own decisions.
"I don't think you need to call me on the phone to ask permission for what you want to do to stop missiles from raining down on you from Gaza," he said.<

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory...

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#67257 Jan 7, 2013
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
<quoted text>
What about this Republican Senator? Make any sense about the bending knee? Or is it just camouflaged bias?
>Paul suggested Israel would actually benefit from less aid, saying it would enhance its sovereignty by not having to approach the U.S. "on bended knee" when making its own decisions.
"I don't think you need to call me on the phone to ask permission for what you want to do to stop missiles from raining down on you from Gaza," he said.<
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory...
Yeah, sorry. He needs to prove he has his own house in order before his advice means anything. Once he has his teenage son's drinking under control he can talk about the USAID program.

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#67258 Jan 7, 2013
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, sorry. He needs to prove he has his own house in order before his advice means anything. Once he has his teenage son's drinking under control he can talk about the USAID program.
Oh puleeeze. William just did what many other teens have done. Both my kids did it, came home puked on themselves and that was that. I only wished that had puked as a young man. "Hiccup". I bet William can't even spell Israel. Don't be so mean.

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#67259 Jan 7, 2013
that"I" had

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#67261 Jan 7, 2013
TRD wrote:
It never ceases to amaze me how liberal prisons have gotten in Israel and the US.
"Neither history, nor the people, nor martyrs or prisoners of any party will forgive any leader who puts obstacles in the way of national reconciliation."
Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2013/0...
Five life sentences and he is still able to pontificate to the electorate he'll never serve. Seriously, how do these words ever see the light of day?
If Israel treats our prisoners like sh*t we will retaliate, that's why.

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#67262 Jan 7, 2013
Soy de Palestina wrote:
<quoted text>If Israel treats our prisoners like sh*t we will retaliate, that's why.
Uh, they're not YOUR prisoners, Dorkwad. They are Israel's. They are your dooshbags that got "detaineed" Got it? Want to try that little temper tantrum again, Brainiac?

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#67263 Jan 7, 2013
Soy de Palestina wrote:
<quoted text>If Israel treats our prisoners like sh*t we will retaliate, that's why.
How about the way that Gilad Shalit was treated. Huh? A real model of how to treat an enemy soldier. Look behind you, Ahmad. That stain marking you travels isn't tomato juice. It's maybe A-Negative.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#67264 Jan 7, 2013
Soy de Palestina wrote:
<quoted text>If Israel treats our prisoners like sh*t we will retaliate, that's why.
What, these guys are too good to be martyrs? Don't do the crime if you can't do the time (append: in the dark).

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#67265 Jan 7, 2013
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>What, these guys are too good to be martyrs? Don't do the crime if you can't do the time (append: in the dark).
I've been thinking the same thing. Their Martyrs are always running away unless they in a market place amongst their own. You know, driving those SUV's til the drone finds them. This Martyr crap is just BS and another word for dead. Got caught. Always see them throwing rocks and running like jack rabbits? Step up. Why, they now have to bribe them. See the bounty on American Ambassadors and Servicemen in Yemen? Cowardly fcuks, all of them.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#67266 Jan 7, 2013
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
<quoted text>
I've been thinking the same thing. Their Martyrs are always running away unless they in a market place amongst their own. You know, driving those SUV's til the drone finds them. This Martyr crap is just BS and another word for dead. Got caught. Always see them throwing rocks and running like jack rabbits? Step up. Why, they now have to bribe them. See the bounty on American Ambassadors and Servicemen in Yemen? Cowardly fcuks, all of them.
Prison should suck so bad that they'd rather blow up.

One word response to their bounty...drone.

All we need to do is outbid those al Q mo fuggers.
Rambone

Duncanville, TX

#67267 Jan 7, 2013
WASHINGTON (Reuters)- Aerial reconnaissance and attack drones have had a liberating effect on U.S. military forces, but they are deeply hated by many people and their overuse could jeopardize Washington's broader objectives, retired General Stanley McChrystal said on Monday.

McChrystal, who authored the U.S. counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan, said use of drones had enabled him to carry out missions with smaller groups of special operations forces because the "eye in the sky" provided backup security.

"What scares me about drone strikes is how they are perceived around the world," he said in an interview. "The resentment created by American use of unmanned strikes ... is much greater than the average American appreciates. They are hated on a visceral level, even by people who've never seen one or seen the effects of one."

McChrystal said the use of drones exacerbates a "perception of American arrogance that says,'Well we can fly where we want, we can shoot where we want, because we can.'"

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#67268 Jan 7, 2013
Rambone wrote:
WASHINGTON (Reuters)- Aerial reconnaissance and attack drones have had a liberating effect on U.S. military forces, but they are deeply hated by many people and their overuse could jeopardize Washington's broader objectives, retired General Stanley McChrystal said on Monday.
McChrystal, who authored the U.S. counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan, said use of drones had enabled him to carry out missions with smaller groups of special operations forces because the "eye in the sky" provided backup security.
"What scares me about drone strikes is how they are perceived around the world," he said in an interview. "The resentment created by American use of unmanned strikes ... is much greater than the average American appreciates. They are hated on a visceral level, even by people who've never seen one or seen the effects of one."
McChrystal said the use of drones exacerbates a "perception of American arrogance that says,'Well we can fly where we want, we can shoot where we want, because we can.'"
Uh huh. So?
Henry

United States

#67269 Jan 7, 2013
Rambone wrote:
WASHINGTON (Reuters)- Aerial reconnaissance and attack drones have had a liberating effect on U.S. military forces, but they are deeply hated by many people and their overuse could jeopardize Washington's broader objectives, retired General Stanley McChrystal said on Monday.
McChrystal, who authored the U.S. counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan, said use of drones had enabled him to carry out missions with smaller groups of special operations forces because the "eye in the sky" provided backup security.
"What scares me about drone strikes is how they are perceived around the world," he said in an interview. "The resentment created by American use of unmanned strikes ... is much greater than the average American appreciates. They are hated on a visceral level, even by people who've never seen one or seen the effects of one."
McChrystal said the use of drones exacerbates a "perception of American arrogance that says,'Well we can fly where we want, we can shoot where we want, because we can.'"
Who the fk cares. What are you, information minister now?

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#67273 Jan 8, 2013
Rambone wrote:
WASHINGTON (Reuters)- Aerial reconnaissance and attack drones have had a liberating effect on U.S. military forces, but they are deeply hated by many people and their overuse could jeopardize Washington's broader objectives, retired General Stanley McChrystal said on Monday.
McChrystal, who authored the U.S. counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan, said use of drones had enabled him to carry out missions with smaller groups of special operations forces because the "eye in the sky" provided backup security.
"What scares me about drone strikes is how they are perceived around the world," he said in an interview. "The resentment created by American use of unmanned strikes ... is much greater than the average American appreciates. They are hated on a visceral level, even by people who've never seen one or seen the effects of one."
McChrystal said the use of drones exacerbates a "perception of American arrogance that says,'Well we can fly where we want, we can shoot where we want, because we can.'"
Just keep your eyes to the skies, Screwy. Those illegal border crossing are getting lots of attention. Has Homeland Security contacted you yet? LOL
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#67274 Jan 8, 2013
Soy de Palestina wrote:
<quoted text>If Israel treats our prisoners like sh*t we will retaliate, that's why.
"The High Court ruled Tuesday that terrorist security prisoners were not eligible for free university education in Israeli schools. The permission and assistance extended to prisoners convicted of criminal activities that supplies them with free courses and degree programs at Israel's Open University does not apply to prisoners convicted of terror activities, the court ruled.
The ruling came in response to a lawsuit by three terrorist prisoners who claimed they were being discriminated against because prison authorities refused to enroll them in an Open University program and pay their tuition. "

Israel should just stop taking prisoners.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#67275 Jan 8, 2013
Rambone wrote:
McChrystal said the use of drones exacerbates a "perception of American arrogance that says,'Well we can fly where we want, we can shoot where we want, because we can.'"
Well?.....if the shoe fits......

Drones are the long arm of American justice.

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#67276 Jan 8, 2013
Faith wrote:
<quoted text>Well?.....if the shoe fits......
Drones are the long arm of American justice.
Check it out. As TRD says, uh huh, so?

"On Monday, retired US General McChrystal said that drones had helped US troops but were hated around the world and that their overuse could jeopardise American security."

Drone Strike Kills 8 in Pakistan.

On Monday, retired US General McChrystal said that drones had helped US troops but were hated around the world and that their overuse could jeopardise American security.

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#67277 Jan 8, 2013
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#67278 Jan 8, 2013
How is it possible to "overuse" drones? That's like saying you are having "too much" fun.
It is going to be above freezing for the second day in a row. Truly, Michiganders are God's Chosen.

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#67279 Jan 8, 2013
Faith wrote:
How is it possible to "overuse" drones? That's like saying you are having "too much" fun.
It is going to be above freezing for the second day in a row. Truly, Michiganders are God's Chosen.
Was out on the ice Sunday. Only 5"-6". Hoping for more cold, here. See two Teens fell through thin ice and presumed dead in N.J.. Gots to be careful. Is it possible for God to have two Chosens?

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