Blaming Israel for carnage

Blaming Israel for carnage

There are 121915 comments on the Fort Worth Star-Telegram story from Jul 22, 2006, titled Blaming Israel for carnage. In it, Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that:

Most media outlets aren't providing news of Israel's barbaric air raids on Lebanon with fairness and integrity.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#122789 Mar 19, 2014
"JERUSALEM - Israeli warplanes unleashed a series of airstrikes on Syrian military posts early Wednesday, killing one soldier and wounding seven in one of the most serious clashes between the countries in the past four decades.

The airstrikes came in retaliation for a roadside bombing a day earlier in the Golan Heights that wounded four Israeli soldiers on patrol along the tense frontier with Syria. The overnight raids marked a sharp escalation of activity for Israel, which largely has stayed on the sidelines during Syrian President Bashar Assad's battle against rebels trying to topple him.

It is unclear which of the many groups fighting in Syria may have planted Tuesday's bomb. But Israel has said it holds Assad responsible for any attacks emanating from his country, and accused his forces of allowing the attack to take place.

"Our policy is clear. We hurt those who hurt us," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said Assad would "regret his actions" if attacks continue.

Israel captured the Golan Heights, a strategic plateau overlooking northern Israel, from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war. It later annexed the area, though that move is not internationally recognized.

Gunfire and mortar shells from the fighting in Syria have occasionally landed in the Golan in recent years. Israel has said much of the fire was errant, but has responded with artillery fire in several cases in which it believed the attacks were intentional. None of those reprisals, however, were as intense as Wednesday's airstrikes.

The Israeli military said its warplanes hit a Syrian army training facility, an army headquarters and artillery batteries. Israel also had carried out artillery strikes against Syrian military targets shortly after Tuesday's bombing.

The Syrian military said the raids early Wednesday targeted three army posts near the town of Quneitra, on the edge of the Israeli-occupied part of the Golan. It confirmed the death of one soldier and said seven were wounded.

The Syrian army denounced the airstrikes as Israel's "desperate attempt to escalate and worsen the situation" and to divert attention from Damascus' advances on the battlefront, especially the military's capture last weekend of a key rebel stronghold near the Lebanese border.

"Repeating such hostile acts (airstrikes) would endanger the security and stability of the region and make it open to all possibilities," a Syrian military statement said.

Analysts said they did not expect the situation to deteriorate, since neither Israel nor Syria is interested in a full-fledged war. Assad is focused on his battle against the rebels and Israel has little desire to upset a period of relative quiet. Syria's ally, Hezbollah, possesses tens of thousands of rockets and missiles aimed at Israel.

Even so, the area has seen an increase in tensions in recent weeks.

Last week, a roadside bomb exploded near an Israeli military patrol along the Lebanese border, causing no injuries. Israel responded with tank and artillery fire at suspected Hezbollah targets in southern Lebanon.

Earlier this month, the Israeli army said it killed two militants affiliated with Hezbollah — whose forces are fighting in Syria alongside Assad's troops — as they were trying to plant a bomb along the frontier.....

Israel has said it will not allow sophisticated weapons to flow from Syria to the Iranian-supported Hezbollah. Since the Syrian war broke out, Israel has carried out a series of airstrikes in Syria that destroyed weapons shipments believed to be headed to Hezbollah.

Associated Press writers Albert Aji in Damascus, Syria, and Bassem Mroue in Beirut contributed to this report.

The Associated Press
March 19, 2014 12:00 AM "

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.God (the REAL God) bless Eretz Yisrael, the eternal Jewish Homeland... and Jerusalem, its undivided capital.

Mazel tov!
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#122790 Mar 19, 2014
"JERUSALEM - Israeli warplanes unleashed a series of airstrikes on Syrian military posts early Wednesday, killing one soldier and wounding seven in one of the most serious clashes between the countries in the past four decades.

The airstrikes came in retaliation for a roadside bombing a day earlier in the Golan Heights that wounded four Israeli soldiers on patrol along the tense frontier with Syria. The overnight raids marked a sharp escalation of activity for Israel, which largely has stayed on the sidelines during Syrian President Bashar Assad's battle against rebels trying to topple him.

It is unclear which of the many groups fighting in Syria may have planted Tuesday's bomb. But Israel has said it holds Assad responsible for any attacks emanating from his country, and accused his forces of allowing the attack to take place.

"Our policy is clear. We hurt those who hurt us," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said Assad would "regret his actions" if attacks continue.

Israel captured the Golan Heights, a strategic plateau overlooking northern Israel, from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war. It later annexed the area, though that move is not internationally recognized.

Gunfire and mortar shells from the fighting in Syria have occasionally landed in the Golan in recent years. Israel has said much of the fire was errant, but has responded with artillery fire in several cases in which it believed the attacks were intentional. None of those reprisals, however, were as intense as Wednesday's airstrikes.

The Israeli military said its warplanes hit a Syrian army training facility, an army headquarters and artillery batteries. Israel also had carried out artillery strikes against Syrian military targets shortly after Tuesday's bombing.

The Syrian military said the raids early Wednesday targeted three army posts near the town of Quneitra, on the edge of the Israeli-occupied part of the Golan. It confirmed the death of one soldier and said seven were wounded.

The Syrian army denounced the airstrikes as Israel's "desperate attempt to escalate and worsen the situation" and to divert attention from Damascus' advances on the battlefront, especially the military's capture last weekend of a key rebel stronghold near the Lebanese border.

"Repeating such hostile acts (airstrikes) would endanger the security and stability of the region and make it open to all possibilities," a Syrian military statement said.

Analysts said they did not expect the situation to deteriorate, since neither Israel nor Syria is interested in a full-fledged war. Assad is focused on his battle against the rebels and Israel has little desire to upset a period of relative quiet. Syria's ally, Hezbollah, possesses tens of thousands of rockets and missiles aimed at Israel.

Even so, the area has seen an increase in tensions in recent weeks.

Earlier this month, the Israeli army said it killed two militants affiliated with Hezbollah — whose forces are fighting in Syria alongside Assad's troops — as they were trying to plant a bomb along the frontier.

Israel has said it will not allow sophisticated weapons to flow from Syria to the Iranian-supported Hezbollah. Since the Syrian war broke out, Israel has carried out a series of airstrikes in Syria that destroyed weapons shipments believed to be headed to Hezbollah.

While the Israel and Syria have largely refrained from direct confrontation since the 1973 Mideast war, Israel has shown a readiness to act.

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Associated Press writers Albert Aji in Damascus, Syria, and Bassem Mroue in Beirut contributed to this report.

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May God (the REAL God) bless Eretz Yisrael, the Eternal Jewish Homeland and Jerusalem, it's undivided capital.

Mazel tov!!!!
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#122791 Mar 19, 2014
America cheers when tiny Israel humiliates the soulless and amoral monkey-states arrayed against her!
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#122792 Mar 19, 2014
The Canada Geese that live on my pond returned from their winter sojourn today.

That is normally one of the happiest days of the year, for it heralds the coming summer. But this year they returned to ice.

I have one last 50# sack of cracked corn that I was feeding to the deer.
It is just what those birds need.

I sworn allegiance to all God's creatures. And we are united against the minions of Satan (muslims).
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#122793 Mar 19, 2014
Dang It wrote:
<quoted text>
Is Faith the man still here?
You have never been with a woman in your life, little dork.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#122794 Mar 19, 2014
Americans stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our Israeli allies in the face of evil.....
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#122795 Mar 19, 2014
That song, Oh Canada, God Save the Queen and the old Soviet Empire anthem are the only other anthems that can bring tears to my eyes.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#122797 Mar 19, 2014
Read this carefully, you little Nazi-wanabee f/aggits:

As long as the Jewish spirit is yearning deep in the heart,

With eyes turned toward the East, looking toward Zion,

Then our hope - the two-thousand-year-old hope - will not be lost:

To be a free people in our land,

The land of Zion and Jerusalem.

Kol ode balevav
P'nimah -

Nefesh Yehudi homiyah

Ulfa'atey mizrach kadimah
Ayin l'tzion tzofiyah.

Ode lo avdah tikvatenu
Hatikvah bat shnot alpayim:

L'hiyot am chofshi b'artzenu -
Eretz Tzion v'Yerushalayim

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LOL!

Fck you!
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#122798 Mar 19, 2014
There are only like 14 million Jews in the world (most in the US and Israel). And these little c*nts are so afraid of them that it is all they think about! LOL!

L-O-S-E-R-S!

LOL!
Hillie Billie Boganed

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#122799 Mar 19, 2014
Dang It wrote:
<quoted text>
Is Faith the man still here?
IT doesn't know.

Androgynous is spamming again like the troll that IT is.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#122800 Mar 19, 2014
Hillie Billie Boganed wrote:
<quoted text>
IT doesn't know.
Androgynous is spamming again like the troll that IT is.
Fck off punk. You fck with my thread, I fck with yours.

I can do this sht until the stars burn-out. Now shut the fck up. We're talking about geese and Eretz Yisrael, the Jewish Homeland.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#122801 Mar 19, 2014
Bobby Sue, is one of those f/aggits that spends his whole day M-F ing The USA and Israel because his worthless and pathetic life didn't pan out.

LOL!

L-O-S-E-R!

LOL!
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#122802 Mar 19, 2014
Look at how pathetic these never-been-laid little f/aggits are !

LOL!
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#122803 Mar 19, 2014
Anyone that has useful, detailed and technical info on Canada Geese, please contribute to our discussion.

From MDNR:

What is the resident Canada goose management program?
A program that has been developed to give private landowners (including businesses and other commercial entities) options to address their goose-human conflicts on their sites.

What are goose-human conflicts?
Goose-human conflict is when humans have complaints about geese. Most complaints are from residents and businesses frustrated with goose droppings, usually on specific sites, such as, lawns, beaches, docks, sidewalks, and golf courses. Occasionally geese nest in inappropriate sites, such as in shrubbery near buildings or parking lots where they become aggressive toward people who enter the territory around the nest. Canada geese may also cause damage to agricultural crops through consumption or trampling.

What are some things landowners can do to deter geese from their property?
First, do not artificially feed geese or other waterfowl. Feeding concentrates geese, causes the loss of wild instincts, aggression, and can lead to nutritional imbalance. If permitted by law in your area, hunting geese is a very effective and economical tool to control goose populations. Scare devices can be a cost-effective way to repel geese when applied consistently as soon as geese arrive on your property prior to nesting. There are many commercial companies that sell scare devices such as shell crackers, screamers, bird alarms, motion detector accessories, electronic noise systems, bird bangers, rockets, and distress cries. There are also visual stimuli techniques used to scare geese such as bird scare balloons, plastic flags, and Mylar scare tape. Physical barriers such as fences can be used to exclude flightless geese from lawns during their molt. Barrier fencing works most effectively when placed along shorelines, but it has to be used at times when young birds would not be trapped on land. Fencing may be as simple as two strands of twine at the waters edge.

Many golf courses and airports have reported success using dogs trained to chase geese off the property. Increasingly, lakefront property owners are also reporting that their dogs are effective at deterring geese. Dog service companies are available for hire. Commercially-available repellents can be applied on lawns to deter geese from feeding on the grass. The disadvantage to using repellents is that they are effective only over a short period. Rain or mowing reduces their effectiveness.

Using a combination of several different control methods and changing tactics often to prevent geese from becoming conditioned to any one of them, often has the best results. In addition, studies show that geese exposed to hunting are more likely to respond to scare devices outside the goose hunting seasons.

As a last resort, you can also contact the DNR to inquire about Canada goose nest destruction roundup.

Can I hunt Canada geese?
Yes, goose hunting seasons stretch from September 1 into early February in various locations across Michigan. Some of these seasons are set to specifically target resident geese. The annual Michigan Waterfowl Hunting Guide contains season dates and bag limits; but you should also check local township firearm ordinances for local hunting closures.

Why are Canada geese so often found on golf courses and lakefront properties?
Urban and suburban developments with manicured lawns, abundant water bodies, and refuge offer all the resources that geese need to thrive. Geese are attracted to lawns mowed short, but are not as attracted to taller grasses or other vegetation; therefore, simple landscape alterations can be used to deter geese from your property by making your yard less attractive to geese. For example, an un-mowed 6-foot wide shoreline buffer of tall native grasses or a hedgerow 20 to 30 inches tall can discourage geese from visiting your lawn.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#122804 Mar 19, 2014
What if I am not the only landowner on my lake and want to round up geese?
If you are not the sole owner of the body of water, you must submit a petition with signatures of at least 70 percent of the lakefront/riparian property owners. A resolution approved by a local government official that represents the property owners may also be used.

Can I hire a contractor to help with the situation?
Absolutely. A list of private nuisance animal control firms that are specifically permitted and trained to handle resident Canada geese is located on the DNR Web site at www.michigan.gov/dnr . Click on the Wildlife & Habitat tab then Wildlife Permits.

Why is there a fee for Canada goose round up activities?
The DNR permit fee structure was recently approved by the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) to partially cover DNR's cost to administer the resident Canada goose program. In the past all the funding for this program has come from hunter dollars. We estimate that the new fees will cover approximately 50 percent of the program cost. Our records also show that approximately 54 percent of the sites that apply for round up activities actually conduct that activity. DNR spends a significant amount of time processing, issuing, and tracking these unnecessary permits. We also want to encourage landowners to address their Canada goose conflicts by using alternative measures.

Are there any special criteria for multiple sites under one Nest/Egg Destruction and/or Round Up permit?
For applicants that have multiple sites, sites must be located within one mile of each other in order to be included on the same application and permit. Information we have on Canada goose brood movements indicate that about 80 percent of broods will move one mile or less between nesting sites and brood-rearing areas.

In general, multiple lakes cannot apply for nest destruction or round up permits under one application. Lakes that are identified and named as separate and individual water bodies (e.g., on plat maps, USGS topo maps, etc.) must apply as one site in an application, regardless if they are connected by channels. Likewise, lakes that have separate lake associations must apply as one site in an application.

Applicants that do not comply with the above criteria will risk ineligibility of program participation the following year.

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Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#122805 Mar 19, 2014
Is Canada goose round up effective?
Round up is not an effective long-term solution for addressing Canada goose conflicts and has had limited success in reducing the number of goose complaints. Round up provides only short-term resolution of human-goose conflicts because adult geese instinctively return to previous breeding sites. It does provide property owners temporary relief, but the same or different birds move back into the area within a short time. Unless the attractive habitat is modified, or birds are removed from the population (via hunting), geese will return. Relocating geese is not a long-term solution, because as human and goose populations grow, there are fewer places to put rounded up geese where the natural habitat can support them and they will not cause additional conflicts. Many sites report that geese are back within several weeks of round up. Because round up of Canada geese is very costly and it is difficult to find suitable locations for relocation, the DNR requires that sites try other alternative control methods before being eligible for the round up program.
The DNR encourages landowners to increase their tolerance of Canada geese to reduce human-goose conflicts in situations where there are no human safety or health threats. DNR requires applicants to attempt alternate control techniques to address human-goose conflicts before they are permitted to destroy nests/eggs or round up birds. DNR encourages homeowners to learn more about non-lethal techniques including habitat modification and scare tactics to reduce conflicts. You can find out more information on alternative methods to address goose conflicts on our Web site, www.michigan.gov/dnr , under Wildlife and Habitat, Wildlife Species, Problem Wildlife.

What will happen to the geese that are "rounded-up" but are not relocated?
Some geese rounded-up during June may be killed and prepared by a licensed meat processor for distribution to charitable organizations for use in soup kitchens.

How can I participate in this program on my site if I haven't in the past?
If you are experiencing conflicts with Canada geese on your property, you are encouraged to address them using methods such as scare tactics, repellants, fencing, landscape alterations, and trained dogs. If you have questions about these methods or they are not successful, contact your local Wildlife Biologist. Click here for a list of Wildlife offices.

What costs are associated with Canada goose round-up?
Most sites will be charged a non-refundable $200 DNR permit fee per site ($100 for single family residences). In addition, applicants must bear any costs charged by private contractor services to roundup, capture, and relocate the birds.

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Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#122806 Mar 19, 2014
What is the resident Canada goose management program?
A program that has been developed to give private landowners (including businesses and other commercial entities) options to address their goose-human conflicts on their sites.

What are goose-human conflicts?
Goose-human conflict is when humans have complaints about geese. Most complaints are from residents and businesses frustrated with goose droppings, usually on specific sites, such as, lawns, beaches, docks, sidewalks, and golf courses. Occasionally geese nest in inappropriate sites, such as in shrubbery near buildings or parking lots where they become aggressive toward people who enter the territory around the nest. Canada geese may also cause damage to agricultural crops through consumption or trampling.

What are some things landowners can do to deter geese from their property?
First, do not artificially feed geese or other waterfowl. Feeding concentrates geese, causes the loss of wild instincts, aggression, and can lead to nutritional imbalance. If permitted by law in your area, hunting geese is a very effective and economical tool to control goose populations. Scare devices can be a cost-effective way to repel geese when applied consistently as soon as geese arrive on your property prior to nesting. There are many commercial companies that sell scare devices such as shell crackers, screamers, bird alarms, motion detector accessories, electronic noise systems, bird bangers, rockets, and distress cries. There are also visual stimuli techniques used to scare geese such as bird scare balloons, plastic flags, and Mylar scare tape. Physical barriers such as fences can be used to exclude flightless geese from lawns during their molt. Barrier fencing works most effectively when placed along shorelines, but it has to be used at times when young birds would not be trapped on land. Fencing may be as simple as two strands of twine at the waters edge.

Many golf courses and airports have reported success using dogs trained to chase geese off the property. Increasingly, lakefront property owners are also reporting that their dogs are effective at deterring geese. Dog service companies are available for hire. Commercially-available repellents can be applied on lawns to deter geese from feeding on the grass. The disadvantage to using repellents is that they are effective only over a short period. Rain or mowing reduces their effectiveness.

Using a combination of several different control methods and changing tactics often to prevent geese from becoming conditioned to any one of them, often has the best results. In addition, studies show that geese exposed to hunting are more likely to respond to scare devices outside the goose hunting seasons.

As a last resort, you can also contact the DNR to inquire about Canada goose nest destruction roundup.

Can I hunt Canada geese?
Yes, goose hunting seasons stretch from September 1 into early February in various locations across Michigan. Some of these seasons are set to specifically target resident geese. The annual Michigan Waterfowl Hunting Guide contains season dates and bag limits; but you should also check local township firearm ordinances for local hunting closures.

Why are Canada geese so often found on golf courses and lakefront properties?
Urban and suburban developments with manicured lawns, abundant water bodies, and refuge offer all the resources that geese need to thrive. Geese are attracted to lawns mowed short, but are not as attracted to taller grasses or other vegetation; therefore, simple landscape alterations can be used to deter geese from your property by making your yard less attractive to geese. For example, an un-mowed 6-foot wide shoreline buffer of tall native grasses or a hedgerow 20 to 30 inches tall can discourage geese from visiting your lawn.

Continued
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#122807 Mar 19, 2014
My geese are Zi.onist. Zi.o-Geese.
Can you believe topix tried to censor THIS?
... All the crazy sht I write and this is the one they warn me about?
LOL!
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#122808 Mar 19, 2014
Hillie Billie Boganed wrote:
<quoted text>
IT doesn't know.
Androgynous is spamming again like the troll that IT is.
Get off my thread, you motherless fck.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#122809 Mar 19, 2014
Legal Status

Canada geese are an important natural resource and are federally protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. They can be legally hunted during the hunting seasons with the proper licenses. The frightening and repellants described in this brochure are methods sanctioned by the DNR. Throwing firecrackers or chasing geese with any motorized device (on land or water) are NOT authorized scare methods. Killing geese outside of the established hunting season and disturbing nests with goose eggs present can be done only under special permit, which can be applied for only when other techniques have been unsuccessful.

Conclusion

Canada geese are highly prized game birds and enjoyed by hunters and non-hunters alike. Their presence in some locations, however, may result in conflicts from area residents. Various control methods have proven successful to discourage geese in a variety of conditions. The method that will work best for you depends on your situation.

Remember, giant Canada geese are thriving in large part because of the landscape changes brought on by human development. Some level of tolerance for the many other state residents, including Canada geese, must be expected of today's growing human population.

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