Israeli troops begin Gaza pullout as ...

Israeli troops begin Gaza pullout as Hamas declares cease-fire

There are 70143 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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TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#73085 Jan 2, 2014
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
<quoted text>Nor would you want to. Fcukn Mossad will get the credit. No doubt.
Ya think? The initial reaction seems pretty subdued for news of a Mossad hit. I think it's really possible this mental giant may have just forgotten to disarm the IED before opening the mail.

Puzzle: many happy returns (BWAAAHAHAHAHAHA!)

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#73087 Jan 2, 2014
Oh goody...peanuts and lemons. We're having Thai tonight!

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#73088 Jan 2, 2014
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>Ya think? The initial reaction seems pretty subdued for news of a Mossad hit. I think it's really possible this mental giant may have just forgotten to disarm the IED before opening the mail.
Puzzle: many happy returns (BWAAAHAHAHAHAHA!)

Right up there with the revelation of Urafart's demise. Talk about a cold shower. C'mon, TRD, brains were never their strong suite. Never kick a guy when he's blown apart. BWAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA yourself.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#73089 Jan 3, 2014
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>Ya think? The initial reaction seems pretty subdued for news of a Mossad hit. I think it's really possible this mental giant may have just forgotten to disarm the IED before opening the mail.
Puzzle: many happy returns (BWAAAHAHAHAHAHA!)
Right up there with the revelation of Urafart's demise. Talk about a cold shower. C'mon, TRD, brains were never their strong suite. Never kick a guy when he's blown apart. BWAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA yourself.
Cold enough for you?

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#73090 Jan 3, 2014
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>Cold enough for you?
Windchill approx -7 snow accumulation 8-9 Jealous? LOL

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#73091 Jan 3, 2014
Sunny with a wind chill of 40...you be the judge. (although it could be less breezy)

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#73092 Jan 4, 2014
Because Israel is such a shitty place.

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/arch...

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#73093 Jan 4, 2014
TRD wrote:
Because Israel is such a shitty place.
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/arch...
Such hatred. Think that the Israelis are thinking sleeper cell? I mean, it's only 17 years and that's a short time for dedicated murders to implement their plan. I don't think so, but Israel is dragging their feet for a reason. Or, do they distrust Arabs as much as Arabs hate them? I wouldn't give him the keys to the city, but it looks like he should be allowed the opportunity to serve. Can't be any worse than imposters killing our guys in Afghanistan/Iraq. Which, by the way, looks like Al Quida is getting stronger and stronger since Obama's retreat. Threatening major cities in Iraq? WTF? A lot of our people died for no reason? I'm thinking that uzi's right about this scumbag. Fcuk Bin Laden. It was the Intelligence group that got him and not that headlines seeking imposter.

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#73094 Jan 4, 2014
TRD wrote:
Sunny with a wind chill of 40...you be the judge.(although it could be less breezy)
Rut Roe. The judgie meanie don't like your weather update. LMFAO.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#73095 Jan 4, 2014
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
<quoted text>
Rut Roe. The judgie meanie don't like your weather update. LMFAO.
Yeah, I understand how stating fact can seem quite mean sometimes, especially when we're talking about the weather.

What do you mean by Obama's retreat? The timeline for our withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan was put into motion during GWB's administration. Obama is simply keeping to the timeline. And about Al Q's insurgence in Iraq: If we were there instead of Afghanistan, they'd be in Afghanistan. Let's face it...nation-building in the Muslim sphere is an impossibility. At least as it is, Sunnis and Shiites are at each other's throats instead of all of them being against us.

Just wait until we pull out completely...Karzai won't last a day and the rest of the country will burn for years.

puzzle: it's over (talk about intuitive computing)

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#73096 Jan 4, 2014
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, I understand how stating fact can seem quite mean sometimes, especially when we're talking about the weather.
What do you mean by Obama's retreat? The timeline for our withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan was put into motion during GWB's administration. Obama is simply keeping to the timeline. And about Al Q's insurgence in Iraq: If we were there instead of Afghanistan, they'd be in Afghanistan. Let's face it...nation-building in the Muslim sphere is an impossibility. At least as it is, Sunnis and Shiites are at each other's throats instead of all of them being against us.
Just wait until we pull out completely...Karzai won't last a day and the rest of the country will burn for years.
puzzle: it's over (talk about intuitive computing)
So, are saying it's like this?;
>One summer, we came for a visit and discovered the whole place had been infested with rats. They'd come on a fishing boat and had gorged themselves on coconut. So how do you get rats off an island, hmm? My grandmother showed me. We buried an oil drum, and hinged the lid. Then we wired coconut to the lid as bait. The rats come for the coconut, and. They fall into the drum, and after a month, you've trapped all the rats. But what did you do then? Throw the drum into the ocean? Burn it? No. You just leave it. And they begin to get hungry, then one by one. They start eating each other, until there are only two left. The two survivors. And then what - do you kill them? No. You take them, and release them into the trees. Only now, they don't eat coconut anymore. Now they will only eat rat. You have changed their nature. The two survivors; this is what she made us<.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#73097 Jan 4, 2014
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
<quoted text>So, are saying it's like this?;
>One summer, we came for a visit and discovered the whole place had been infested with rats. They'd come on a fishing boat and had gorged themselves on coconut. So how do you get rats off an island, hmm? My grandmother showed me. We buried an oil drum, and hinged the lid. Then we wired coconut to the lid as bait. The rats come for the coconut, and. They fall into the drum, and after a month, you've trapped all the rats. But what did you do then? Throw the drum into the ocean? Burn it? No. You just leave it. And they begin to get hungry, then one by one. They start eating each other, until there are only two left. The two survivors. And then what - do you kill them? No. You take them, and release them into the trees. Only now, they don't eat coconut anymore. Now they will only eat rat. You have changed their nature. The two survivors; this is what she made us<.
Grampy would've just killed them but yeah, like that.

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#73098 Jan 4, 2014
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.a...

Desperation time. Looks like there may be a change in the Pali territory. Let's blame Israel ahead of time. With stupidity like this, Israel is light years ahead in negotiations. LMFAO

>"The Israelis have this approach," Erekat claimed, adding, "Before President Arafat was killed with poison, there were voices in Sharon's government that said Arafat was an obstacle who must be removed, and they are doing that again."<

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#73099 Jan 4, 2014
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
http://www.israelnationalnews. com/News/News.aspx/175895#.Usi RM7QhjXE
Desperation time. Looks like there may be a change in the Pali territory. Let's blame Israel ahead of time. With stupidity like this, Israel is light years ahead in negotiations. LMFAO
>"The Israelis have this approach," Erekat claimed, adding, "Before President Arafat was killed with poison, there were voices in Sharon's government that said Arafat was an obstacle who must be removed, and they are doing that again."<
Apparently Saeb is unfamiliar with the dictum "He who smelt it dealt it". If I were Abbas, I wouldn't turn my back on the creep. If I was Erekat, I'd dig out one of my dozens of resignations and make it stick. All the players in the peace negotiations have turned over except him. All the peace negotiations so far have failed...coincidence? Kinda doubt it. Meanwhile, France and Russia (of all people) have signed off on Arafat's natural cause of death. Do the US and Israel really need to sit around a table with this loser?

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#73100 Jan 4, 2014
If your diplomatic mission gets evicted from Prague for "violating Czech and international law", does that make you more or less desirable as a next door neighbor?

http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx...
Uzi

Kfar Saba, Israel

#73101 Jan 5, 2014
TRD wrote:
Because Israel is such a shitty place.
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/arch...
Great story. I did not know they moved to Israel.
Racist apartheid shitty islam. Go Israel Go!!!!!!!!!!

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#73102 Jan 5, 2014
Uzi wrote:
<quoted text>
Great story. I did not know they moved to Israel.
Racist apartheid shitty islam. Go Israel Go!!!!!!!!!!
I hope his parents had the presence of mind to circumcise him the week after he was named:)

Looks like our boy RTE is digging in for the big battle...

http://mideastafrica.foreignpolicy.com/posts/...

"This is going to be a battle that is unnecessarily long, bloody, and ugly. In the end, the victim will be Turkey's democratic institutions."

What a slimy weasel he turned out to be...I can't believe I'm crossing my fingers for the Islamic cleric living in exile in Philly. At least if he wins there'll be one less Islamist in Pennsylvania.
Uzi

Kfar Saba, Israel

#73104 Jan 6, 2014
so who voted for this asshole??

>>
>> So during the 3-1/2 years of World War 2 that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and ended with the Surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, the U.S. Produced :
>> 22 aircraft carriers,
>> 8 battleships,
>> 48 cruisers,
>> 349 destroyers,
>> 420 destroyer escorts,
>> 203 submarines,
>> 34 million tons of merchant ships,
>> 100,000 fighter aircraft,
>> 98,000 bombers,
>> 24,000 transport aircraft,
>> 58,000 training aircraft,
>> 93,000 tanks,
>> 257,000 artillery pieces,
>> 105,000 mortars,
>> 3,000,000 machine guns, and 2,500,000 military trucks.
>>
>> We put 16.1 million men in uniform in the various armed services,
>> invaded Africa,
>> invaded Sicily and Italy,
>> won the battle for the Atlantic,
>> planned and executed D-Day,
>> marched across the Pacific and Europe,
>> developed the atomic bomb and ultimately conquered Japan and Germany.
>>
>> It's worth noting that during the almost exact amount of time,
>> the Obama administration couldn't build a functioning web site.
Uzi

Kfar Saba, Israel

#73105 Jan 6, 2014
Islam says Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to our Christian brothers.......

Interfaith outreach in Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas "plot to attack churches"

"Talk about extreme, militant Islamists and the atrocities that they have perpetrated globally might undercut the positive achievements that we Catholics have attained in our inter-religious dialogue with devout Muslims." -- Robert McManus, Roman Catholic Bishop of Worcester, Massachusetts, February 8, 2013

So Egyptian Christians have no friend, no protector, and no spokesman.

"Egypt: Brotherhood, Hamas 'plot to attack churches,'" from the Ma'an News Agency, January 2:

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an)– The Egyptian intelligence said Wednesday that groups affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas movement plotted to blow up Coptic churches in the North Sinai district during Christmas celebrations on Jan. 7.
Egypt's al-Watan newspaper reported that Egyptian intelligence intercepted communications between “terrorist groups” in Sinai and activists of the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.

The Sinai groups, according to the report, were given directives to continue with “what they called Jihad” against Egyptian police and army, according to the report.

They were also told to expect weapons and funds in a few days through smuggling tunnels from the Gaza Strip “via three members of the Hamas military wing,” the newspaper report alleged.

The report highlighted that Egyptian security arrested a member of a “terrorist” group in Sinai and he had ciphered letters from which Egyptian experts learned that explosives and 700,000 Egyptian pounds would be sent to the militant groups in Sinai.

The ciphers, according to al-Watan, instructed the “terrorists” to carry out several attacks against churches simultaneously during Christmas celebrations.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#73106 Jan 6, 2014
Uzi wrote:
Islam says Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to our Christian brothers.......
Interfaith outreach in Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas "plot to attack churches"
"Talk about extreme, militant Islamists and the atrocities that they have perpetrated globally might undercut the positive achievements that we Catholics have attained in our inter-religious dialogue with devout Muslims." -- Robert McManus, Roman Catholic Bishop of Worcester, Massachusetts, February 8, 2013
So Egyptian Christians have no friend, no protector, and no spokesman.
"Egypt: Brotherhood, Hamas 'plot to attack churches,'" from the Ma'an News Agency, January 2:
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an)– The Egyptian intelligence said Wednesday that groups affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas movement plotted to blow up Coptic churches in the North Sinai district during Christmas celebrations on Jan. 7.
Egypt's al-Watan newspaper reported that Egyptian intelligence intercepted communications between “terrorist groups” in Sinai and activists of the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.
The Sinai groups, according to the report, were given directives to continue with “what they called Jihad” against Egyptian police and army, according to the report.
They were also told to expect weapons and funds in a few days through smuggling tunnels from the Gaza Strip “via three members of the Hamas military wing,” the newspaper report alleged.
The report highlighted that Egyptian security arrested a member of a “terrorist” group in Sinai and he had ciphered letters from which Egyptian experts learned that explosives and 700,000 Egyptian pounds would be sent to the militant groups in Sinai.
The ciphers, according to al-Watan, instructed the “terrorists” to carry out several attacks against churches simultaneously during Christmas celebrations.
Seriously? I don't understand why you guys want to live in an area with neighbors like that. Is it the holy dirt?

Let's look at this logically. No matter how good you try to be, you're always surrounded by badness. How about this: Using the profits from the export side of the Leviathan and Tamar fields to quietly buy up hmmmm...let's say....just for the sake of this discussion...Macedonia. Once you're established there, you can start building settlements in the direction of Istanbul. Who knows? There may come a rebirth of Constantinople and you guys can finally get payback for the Mavi Marmara affair by pushing the Turks back across the Bosphorus strait all the way out of Europe.

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