Israeli troops begin Gaza pullout as ...

Israeli troops begin Gaza pullout as Hamas declares cease-fire

There are 70035 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

#73178 Jan 20, 2014
FaithUSA wrote:
Are you shttng me? They closed the stock market for MLK Day? That really doesn't apply to coloreds. I could see if the closed all the arab party stores with the bullet-proof glass. That's where most of the banking and high finance in Detroit is done.....lottery tickets, loose menthols......malt liquor futures...
It's like 4 degrees. It's so cold the heat on my car doesn't work.
I wish I had one of those time machines... like...uh.. Orson Welles.
I'd go back 100 years to the day my grandparents were in Europe throwing darts at a map of North America and then trying to pronounce the word "Mish-ee-gun" in whatever language it is they spoke.
I'm guessing it was June.
No wonder you're so uncomfortable, it's H. G. Wells, Orson will only get you attacked by Martians. I practically hate to tell you the double digits down here...how's 62 F. grab you? I'd even be willing to go metric if I thought it would help...16.6 is still 4 times warmer than you've got. The guest room is available.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#73179 Jan 20, 2014
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>No wonder you're so uncomfortable, it's H. G. Wells, Orson will only get you attacked by Martians. I practically hate to tell you the double digits down here...how's 62 F. grab you? I'd even be willing to go metric if I thought it would help...16.6 is still 4 times warmer than you've got. The guest room is available.
H.G. Wells was a wine merchant.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#73180 Jan 21, 2014
Faith wrote:
<quoted text>H.G. Wells was a wine merchant.
Of course...how else could he get that funky-looking machine to change times?

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#73181 Jan 21, 2014
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>Of course...how else could he get that funky-looking machine to change times?
You two had me going. I was searching and found Artesian Wells.
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Jwells.h...
Did you see where faith called Gray a c*nt? I fell out my rocker. LOL

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#73182 Jan 21, 2014
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
<quoted text>
You two had me going. I was searching and found Artesian Wells.
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Jwells.h...
Did you see where faith called Gray a c*nt? I fell out my rocker. LOL
HAH! He will serve no fiction before it's time!

Clearly it's not the only reason but her treatment of Grey is a big part of why I find her so attractive. I don't know why but I have a sudden desire to join a street gang she's the head of.
Uzi

Kfar Saba, Israel

#73183 Jan 21, 2014
God Bless those real Americans!!!!!!!!!!
Go USA GO!!!!!!!!!!

Subject: big plan

http://www.youtube.com/embed/0dFIZX_RXuU

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#73184 Jan 22, 2014
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>HAH! He will serve no fiction before it's time!
Clearly it's not the only reason but her treatment of Grey is a big part of why I find her so attractive. I don't know why but I have a sudden desire to join a street gang she's the head of.
LMFAO. You sure can draw that "Judgie" genie. Guess who? I swear it ain't me. I'd rather insult you up close and personal.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#73185 Jan 22, 2014
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
<quoted text>
LMFAO. You sure can draw that "Judgie" genie. Guess who? I swear it ain't me. I'd rather insult you up close and personal.
I feel you smalls...just don't look now because somebody loves YOU long time.

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#73186 Jan 22, 2014
TRD wrote:
<quoted text> I feel you smalls...just don't look now because somebody loves YOU long time.
You had to make me do it. Want to spend $10? That does not include bus fare North for you and South for me, or condoms. I'll bring my own Viagra. We can always "make a wish".

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#73187 Jan 22, 2014
Ten darah too beaucoup! Fi darah!(unless she has a car and we can save bus fare)

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#73188 Jan 22, 2014
TRD wrote:
Ten darah too beaucoup! Fi darah!(unless she has a car and we can save bus fare)
Me sukcy fcuky you too long. Any ting you want, baby. Me so howney. LOL
YesWeCan

Naples, FL

#73189 Jan 22, 2014
Israel is the biggest obstacle to Middle East and world peace, and because of this and the fact they have bought off most of our politicians, ISRAEL IS THE GREATEST THREAT TO U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY. Israel has harmed the US repeatedly with the Jonathan Pollard spy case being one of the most damaging in US history along with their blatant massacre of the defenseless USS Liberty. We give these deceiving ungrateful parasites over $3 billion of aid each year, and they continually stab us in the back and are still trying to suck us into more ME wars in Syria and Iran. Israel is a country that consistently breaks international laws and is full of war criminals that are protected by a complicit US government. TIME TO GET RID OF ISRAEL AND OUR POLITICIANS THAT SUPPORT THIS CRIMINAL STATE.

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#73190 Jan 22, 2014
[QUOTE who="YesSh!tCan"] I blow rats at a nickel a herd. Got any?.[/QUOTE] Sorry, all out. try gain Friday.

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#73191 Jan 22, 2014
[QUOTE who="YesSh!tCan"Have any rats I can blow?[/QUOTE] Not today. Try again tomorrow.

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#73192 Jan 22, 2014
[QUOTE who="YesSh!tCan"]I like rats.Got any?[/QUOTE] Market day is Friday. Like a Judgie?

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#73193 Jan 22, 2014
[QUOTE who="YesSh!tCan"]I'm gay?.[/QUOTE] WTF?
Ratloder

Naugatuck, CT

#73194 Jan 22, 2014
[QUOTE who="YesSh!tCan"]Mor e Nonsense.[/QUOTE]And?
Uzi

Kfar Saba, Israel

#73196 Jan 23, 2014
YesWeCan wrote:
Israel is the biggest obstacle to Middle East and world peace, and because of this and the fact they have bought off most of our politicians, ISRAEL IS THE GREATEST THREAT TO U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY. Israel has harmed the US repeatedly with the Jonathan Pollard spy case being one of the most damaging in US history along with their blatant massacre of the defenseless USS Liberty. We give these deceiving ungrateful parasites over $3 billion of aid each year, and they continually stab us in the back and are still trying to suck us into more ME wars in Syria and Iran. Israel is a country that consistently breaks international laws and is full of war criminals that are protected by a complicit US government. TIME TO GET RID OF ISRAEL AND OUR POLITICIANS THAT SUPPORT THIS CRIMINAL STATE.
More lies and more bullshit from hitler jr. Follow ur leader shoot yourself.
Uzi

Kfar Saba, Israel

#73197 Jan 23, 2014
and then there is this excellent post:

The holocaust was the intentional, organised, industrial slaughter of men, women and children with the aim of exterminating the whole of the Jewish peoples in Europe. None of the examples you cite aimed to wipe out whole segments of society. All the acts you mention were acts in war to reduce the capacity of the enemy to provide/replace/rearm and to attack morale. There was no attempt to exterminate the Germans.

The Holocaust could not be justified or rationalised in any way - not to bring a war to an end and reduce allied casualties, not because of limited resources available and the need to prioritise them elsewhere, not because the Jewish people were a meaningful threat.

No the Holocaust - was utterly without precedent and I maintain the assertion it is the worst known crime committed by humanity against humanity.
Uzi

Kfar Saba, Israel

#73198 Jan 23, 2014
Inappropriate Use of the Fourth Geneva Convention
Published: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 10:26 PM
Protection of civilian persons in time of War does not affect Jewish rights to the Land of Israel.
Eli E. Hertz
Eli E. Hertz is the president of Myths and Facts, an organization devoted to research and publication of information regarding US interests in the world and particularly in the Middle East. Mr. Hertz served as Chairman of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting.
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Background
The language of Article 49 was crafted in the wake of World War II and the Nazi occupation – an occupation that led to a war of aggression in which Nazi Germany attacked its neighbors with impunity, committing a host of atrocities against civilian populations, including deportation and displacement of local populations in occupied Europe. Millions were sent to forced labor camps and those of particular ethnic origin, most notably the Jews, were sent to their deaths in the gas chambers.
The drafters of Article 49 were concerned with preventing future genocide against humanity. Critics and enemies of Israel, including members of the UN and organs such as the International Court of Justice (ICJ) have come to use the Geneva Convention as a weapon against Israel, even when statements by authoritative analysts, scholars and drafters of the document contradict everything said by those who distort history for politically motivated reasons.
It is common knowledge that from its birth, Israel follows customarily international humanitarian law without being told or forced to do so by outside authorities.
“Occupied Territory”
The term “occupied territory,” which appears in the Fourth Geneva Convention, originated as a result of the Nazi occupation of Europe. Though it has become common parlance to describe the West Bank and Gaza as “occupied territories,” there is no legal basis for using this term in connection to the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Professor Julius Stone, a leading authority on the Law of Nations, categorically rejected the use of the term “occupied territory” to describe the territories controlled by Israel on the following counts:
(1) Article 49 relates to the invasion of sovereign states and is inapplicable because the West Bank did not and does not belong to any other state.
(2) The drafting history of Article 49 [Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War]– that is, preventing “genocidal objectives” must be taken into account. Those conditions do not exist in Israel’s case.
(3) Settlement of Jews in the West Bank is voluntary and does not displace local inhabitants. Moreover, Stone asserted: that “no serious dilution (much less extinction) of native populations”[exists]; rather “a dramatic improvement in the economic situation of the [local Palestinian] inhabitants since 1967 [has occurred].”
Deportation and Forced Transfer
Arab opposition to Jewish settlements is based on the last paragraph of Article 49. The “Occupying Power” may not “Deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.”
One can hardly believe this baseless ICJ assertion that Israel, the only free and democratic country in the Middle East used “deportation” and “forced transfer” of its own population into “occupied territories.”
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