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2007-09-28 Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Hamas says 50,000 gunmen ready to defend Gaza
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Posted by Free Radical 2007-09-28 15:41|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10798 views ]  Top

#1 Where do they find the time, seeing how they seem to spend most of it banging each other up the ass...
Posted by tu3031 2007-09-28 16:15||   2007-09-28 16:15|| Front Page Top

#2 Why invade Gaza? Arty and airpower, plus rebombing or re-missiling car swarms, and the IDF is back in time for tea. Really. Ima not snarking.
Posted by Alaska Paul">Alaska Paul  2007-09-28 17:35||   2007-09-28 17:35|| Front Page Top

#3 To the last drop of blood?
Posted by Seafarious">Seafarious  2007-09-28 17:39||   2007-09-28 17:39|| Front Page Top

#4 Just don't get any on you...
Posted by tu3031 2007-09-28 19:01||   2007-09-28 19:01|| Front Page Top

#5 Not to mention the human shields.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2007-09-28 19:03||   2007-09-28 19:03|| Front Page Top

#6 Why invade, just shut off all the water, gas, electricity.
Posted by bigjim-ky 2007-09-28 19:06||   2007-09-28 19:06|| Front Page Top

#7 not to repeat too many times, but TURN OFF THE FUCKING WATER AND POWER. Let them seethe in the dry dark
*ahem*

/contrite apologies
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2007-09-28 19:08||   2007-09-28 19:08|| Front Page Top

#8 Define 'proficient.'

As in: Able to engage in gunsex at will.

Why Israel is even considering throwing troops at a situation that has so many other solutions is beyond me. Shells, missiles, breakers, gate valves, the options are so numerous and far more effective.
Posted by Zenster">Zenster  2007-09-28 19:18||   2007-09-28 19:18|| Front Page Top

#9 Turn of the water and the power, yes. But more important than that, expel all journalists and shoot any trying to get in.
Posted by Excalibur 2007-09-28 20:04||   2007-09-28 20:04|| Front Page Top

#10 Were Israel to turn off water and power, it would face truly horrendous pushback from other countries. The US would be among them, I suspect.

On the other hand, there's a LOT of violence happening over there. It's truly amazing that the infrastructure hasn't met any ... accidents ... that would interrupt those deliveries. I wouldn't be surprised at all if that were to happen sooner or later.
Posted by lotp 2007-09-28 20:06||   2007-09-28 20:06|| Front Page Top

#11 But they have, lotp. Remember the sewage river? Without any outside help, either.
Posted by trailing wife 2007-09-28 20:46||   2007-09-28 20:46|| Front Page Top

#12 lotp - nobody in the history of the world was required to provide the tools of their own destruction to an enemy nation. Let Egypt take over those provisions. F*ck world opinion. Why wait til the Paleos can accurately take out the Ashkelon power station, thereby doing the same thing? I'd venture that the Hamas takeover debacle, the continued Qassams, the Israelis big stones after the Syrian raid (you know Iran, et al are scared), the time is now. F*ck the UN
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2007-09-28 20:49||   2007-09-28 20:49|| Front Page Top

#13 btw - I'm not adverse to this: "Our supply stations of water and power were hit by Qassam rockets launched from Gaza, and in light of the inherent danger from repeat attacks, repairs have been delayed until never security is restored"
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2007-09-28 20:56||   2007-09-28 20:56|| Front Page Top

#14 50,000. Ok.

But about a third of them will be turning the rifles on their own. Thats been the problem.

Israel should seal up the walls tight, cut power and water and tell them FOAD. If the UN is so concerned THEY can go in there.
Posted by OldSpook 2007-09-28 21:01||   2007-09-28 21:01|| Front Page Top

#15 TW, thanks for that reminder. The Palestinians never fail to amaze me with their instinct for self-destruction.

Frank, I left off the tag that said I agree Israel should not have to supply their mortal enemies. Guess I thought that was understood.

However, I do think that there would be great pressure on Israel if they openly cut off water and power. One reading of 'international law' is that they are responsible for not doing so because they occupied those territories and only unilaterally withdrew, without a peace treaty being signed.

Not saying I think that such an international consensus is right or good, just that it probably exists and would cost Israel the markets she needs for her export goods and possibly Congressional support for military aid.

I'm not sure I'd wait for the Palestinians to randomly damage the infrastructure if I were Israel, tho.
Posted by lotp 2007-09-28 21:41||   2007-09-28 21:41|| Front Page Top

#16 I implied randomly...it can be expedited, or not even factual at all :-)
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2007-09-28 21:44||   2007-09-28 21:44|| Front Page Top

#17 Frank is right on, kinda. Israel should Qassam it themselves. On the Paleo side.
Posted by Mike N. 2007-09-28 21:49||   2007-09-28 21:49|| Front Page Top

#18 And, lest we fergit, IRAN > 50,000 "MARTYRS" were being trained to conduct suicide operations/attacks agz the West. 50,000 + 50,000 = 100,000 ergo POTUS Dubya by himself is the problem.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2007-09-28 22:04||   2007-09-28 22:04|| Front Page Top

#19 After an average day of rocket fire cut off services for 4 hours. Adjust interruption of services the following day based on the rocket fire level of the day before. Follow this recipe to its logical conclusion.
Posted by Super Hose 2007-09-28 22:21||   2007-09-28 22:21|| Front Page Top

#20 IMNSHO, avg day of rockets should = 48 hrs disruption, minimum. Sh*t, they have 4 hrs on their own end due to stupidity, daily
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2007-09-28 22:34||   2007-09-28 22:34|| Front Page Top

23:56 JosephMendiola
23:50 Old Patriot
23:26 Hyper
23:23 Hyper
23:16 Frank G
23:12 trailing wife
23:09 BA
23:04 Frank G
22:51 BA
22:48 lotp
22:43 Seafarious
22:34 Frank G
22:31 3dc
22:31 trailing wife
22:28 3dc
22:27 Bangkok Billy
22:25 mcsegeek1
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22:21 Super Hose
22:19 Bangkok Billy
22:18 Zenster
22:11 Super Hose
22:04 JosephMendiola
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