If I had ordered the building of cross border attack tunnels, where there was an attempt to put them to use (see here Wikipedia). I certainly wouldn’t start firing missiles early to get the IDF wound up. Now Shin Bet was aware of these tunnels, so Hamas gave the IDF good reason to deal with the problem.
Hmmm! Hamas seemed to start the ball rolling a bit early.
44 Fijian troops were taken by ISIS affiliated Syrian Rebels and no oe in the world is reporting it.
44 men who are serving the United Nations trying to keep peace un a troubled area – No one is reporting it so obviously no one appears to care other that the Fijians
Poor Fiji, first global warming is going to loose them their country now this. Fiji has honourably served the British armed forces, Australian armed forces and has given the world quite a spanking at rugby.
44 soldiers in the captivity of a brutal, shallow, nasty terrorist organisation. The only thing that can really be said about the aims of ISIS and its co-conspirators is that it lives up to the stereotype of insane terrorists who only want to serve their own disgusting abusive agenda and are perverting their own religion.
Anyway, no one is trying to help the Fijians.
I have to admit I only got as far as article 20 at the moment, it’s pretty tedious going, a bit like reading an evangelical chistians handbook. Lot’s of God this, god that and god the other, with a smattering of the prophet.
I gave up at article 20, because Hamas called Godwin’s Law. Basically, if you were to find it on a web forum, Hamas would be the Uber-Troll in a monster flame war.
Interestingly, they mention Jews 12 times but Israel specifically only 4. I cannot take and flame war seriously that calls Jews Nazis. That is a bit of a tedious, trite argument. If they had used ultra nationalistic dictatorship with genocidal overtones, I would have given them a smidge more respect. Stalin and Pol Pot weren’t Nazis by any stretch of the imagination, but you’d never hear any one say that Nazi Stalin.
Also, interesting to note Crusader gets used seven times and christian twice. Mainly in the vein of “now we’ve dealt with them, we’re gonna deal with you”.
It’s an awful lot of hyperbole, that say’s little about a solid, responsible nation building for it’s own supporters, which after I scrolled to the end to find out how much more I had to read, in article 35 are referred to as soldiers. So that’s also another interesting take on things. If all Gaza is Hamas, then all Gazans are soldiers, then the Hamas health ministry and the BBC can’t report civilian deaths as, by Hamas own admission they are all soldiers.
For fucks sake, Hamas are worst that 4chan, subreddits and neoreactionary forums, Hamas should join Chimpmania or A voive for Men
The IDF is resolved to avoid giving Hamas the “weapon” of an Israeli captive like Gilad Shalit, an IDF soldier kidnapped in 2006. Thus, Goldin may have not been captured– or, rather, may not have been captured alive. He may have been under orders to blow himself and his kidnappers up with his own grenade; IDF troops may have obeyed an order to fire upon the vehicle in which the kidnappers were fleeing. Goldin and his abductors may be wounded or dead. Or not. The exact scenario is not yet entirely clear
What is clear is that the fucker doesn’t know what actually happened and is resorting to full on empty fuck speculation.
Fuck me the internet is a brilliant tool for research, yet here we have total crap dress up as op-ed.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee MAY be spinning in his grave (he’s not dead) at this gross misuse of information medium.
This may be the first war where lies, falsehoods and misrepresentation and gross speculation takes the place of genuine war reporting. So Damien Day where are you, bring back some honesty. Kate Aidie may or may not have something to say.
The border of Gaza is closed by both Israel and Egypt. Power and water comes through that border. The telecoms infrastructure goes through that border. The cell tower repeaters are on the Israeli/Egypt sides. The Telco exchanges are on the Israeli/Egypt side of the border.
All Gazan communication gets routed through Israel. The undersea telecom cables go out through Ashdod, Tel Aviv and Haifa, the Egyptian ones are on the other side of Alexandria. Once the data stream has hit a cell tower it then gets routed into the wired infrastructure. The cell to exchange infrastructure at Rafa isn’t that outstanding either (and the Israelis could jam it if they wanted to). Now I’m sure you are all now saying satellite internet, well it’s not that brilliant (lots of latency) and really bloody expensive. As you all know the NSA has spent decades messing with comms and routinely captured most of it. So as the cell comms go over the border ask yourself Why is Israel letting the Gazans play the media war.
I checked the cell telco set up in Gaza, a smallish percent of Gazans use Israeli mobile providers, the rest are split between two Palestinian mobile providers who use Israeli infrastructure.
Israel could cut the comms in a second flat, you would hear/read/see nothing coming out of Gaza, yet we do. Broadcast quality video footage are really big files, no one in their right mind is going to take the cost. Except aunty beeb, cost they expect me to pay for it (I’d rather my licence fee pay for this, than for some of the things the BBC squanders it on).
I don’t doubt that war crimes are being committed, but ask yourself why the Government that is allowing war crimes to happen also allows you to hear about it?
That’s an interesting conspiracy for people to think about.