U.S. sends warships near Israel in case evacuation needed
File photo of USS Iwo Jima
November 19th, 2012
02:34 PM ET

U.S. sends warships near Israel in case evacuation needed

By Barbara Starr

Three U.S. Navy amphibious warships are returning to the eastern Mediterranean to remain on standby in the event they are needed to assist Americans leaving Israel in the coming days, according to two U.S. officials.

The officials stressed an evacuation remains an extremely remote possibility and the Obama administration is not currently planning for one. Americans who wish to leave the region now are able to do so using commercial airlines.

But the decision to send the ships even if the event is such a remote contingency underscores the growing concern about where the Israel-Gaza conflict could be headed.

"This is due diligence. It is better to be prepared should there be a need," one official said Monday. Both officials said the ships would be used only for assisting Americans and not for any combat role.

Why Israel might hesitate to start a ground invasion

The most immediate impact will be on the ships' crews and the estimated 2,500 Marines on board. They had been scheduled to return to Norfolk, Virginia, just after Thanksgiving; their homecoming will now be delayed several days depending on events, the officials said.

The ships involved are the USS Iwo Jima, the USS New York and the USS Gunston Hall. At the end of last week the ships were west of Gibraltar, before the decision was made to turn them around and send them back to the eastern Mediterranean, where they will remain for now.

The U.S. military also maintains three to four ships off the coast of Israel that are capable of shooting down ballistic missiles. That deployment has stretch for some months in the face of a potential ballistic threat from Iran.

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  3. ProudAmerican

    The real enemies of America are Israel and the corrupt politicians who support that terrorist country.

    November 21, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Reply
  4. lizzytalorburton

    Thank you Obama and Clinton for the Arab Spring. Now Obama is happy that the Jews are getting it. He warned them this would happen, how come he knew? He knew what he did in the Middle East would hurt Israel. He's getting his rocks off now and soon will have Rice as Secy of State, just to prove how power crazy he is. And Clinton loves the enemy the Muslim Brotherhood also. This is what we have running our country now, running America and Israel into the ground. Real sickies, these democrats. I say get rid of Hamas and why worry about anyone in Gaza? The citizens and Hamas want all Israelis to die. Why are the Israelis always making excuses for them that they are being careful - wipe them off the earth! Why should the Israelis have to suffer all the time from the Palestinians? Hamas doesn't want peace or a nice state for its people. They don't even build shelters for the protect them from the missiles. THEY DON'T WANT A STATE, THEY JUST WANT TO MURDER THE JEWS. When are people going to wise up. Isn't it obvious, are people that dumb?

    November 20, 2012 at 11:16 pm | Reply
    • lizzy borden

      hey lizzy, 50 million people died in WWII 23 million were Russian......why do we never hear a peep about the other 44 million? i'm not an anti-Semite, but I am sick of hearing of how hard the JEWS have it. The Brits, in their endless wisdom replanted them initially in a STOLEN ship, smack dab in the middle of 350,000,000 arabs. The JEWS have 200 nuke sea and land based missiles, nuclear technology STOLEN from the united states. I don't wish them bad will, but it's time for us to let them fend for themselves. I hope Barack and Susan cut all military aid, and repeal America's promises to assist if they get their asses in a bind. They are not an ally. Allies give and receive.....they give us nothing but a headache.

      November 24, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Reply
    • EarlGrayHot

      Not a word of what you said is true.

      November 29, 2012 at 11:30 am | Reply
    • wizadun4

      Are people that dumb? Are you for real? Israel is occupying land owned by Palestine and they are not giving it back anytime soon. You have Ireland and England only this is in the Gaza Strip area. The Irish who do not have the wealth of Britain are doing terrorist acts to bring attention to their cause. I am not condoning terrorism but how does one fight against tyranny of a superior aggressor? How badly do you have to have it in the world where your children are blowing themselves up to bring awareness to their cause?

      ! I wonder because its Jews killing Muslims with modern military equipment is this so much less of a crime then when Momar Kadafi did it? Or for that matter what Bashar al-Assad is doing in Syria?

      Your comment wipe them off the face of the Earth? Wow, you and Hitler would get along swell.

      November 21, 2012 at 9:39 am | Reply
    • MORONS

      wow you are just evil
      they say history repeats itself and now the zionist are nazis and the muslims are the jews in the holocaust

      November 22, 2012 at 6:35 am | Reply
  5. Toma Joel

    Thus says The Lord God: I will defend My people, Israel, and take vengeance upon My enemies. For My own name’s sake will I do it, and for My servant David’s sake shall it be done... And thereafter shall My witnesses be sent into battle...

    For behold, I have only just begun to speak! Says The Lord of Hosts. I have only just begun to reveal the power of The Lord! I have only just begun to reveal My anger! Yet if it were not for the sake of a remnant among those yet to be called, and for the sake of My name in Israel, that it may be glorified, I would have destroyed the enemies of Israel already, blotting them from the face of the whole earth. Thus I have withheld My hand, and have not yet taken vengeance upon My enemies. Yet I shall not withhold My hand for much longer, neither shall My wrath tarry.
    For I shall surely stretch out My hand and strike the nations, and the slaughter shall be very great! Many ten thousands shall fall in one day!... A great destruction, even of all their devices! For The Lord God shall come out against them mightily!... Very dreadful in battle! With a terrible destruction shall I be glorified in My strength, and the slaughter shall be great!... A slaughter which has never been seen in Israel, slaughter of such a kind, causing ALL in the earth to tremble!
    And those who hear of it, even their ears will tingle, with their hearts skipping a beat within their chests. Then they will know, I AM THE LORD, when I have magnified Myself in the land of Israel, when I have shaken the mountains of Israel, with My presence!... Yea, in the hearts of many shall My name be hallowed, on that day.

    THE LORD GOD of Heaven and earth is speaking to THIS modern generation...
    THE TIME HAS COME!... History has an end...

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    November 20, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Reply
    • CharlieSeattle

      There is no God, Allah, Budda, santa Claus or Tooth Fairy.

      Its is all BS!

      The only heaven and hell mankind will ever see, is what we make for each other, on this Earth.

      November 21, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Reply
  6. Charles E Green

    Let us just pray for those MEU-24 marines and sailors that have been sent back to assist in the removal of Americans from Israel . Those men and women had hopes to be home for a belated Thanksgiving and a merry Christmas.

    Let's us hope, and pray, that they do come home, unharmed, as soon as possible.

    This issue between Israel and its neighbors has gone on, far too long.

    The last thing that this world needs is a major eruption in the mid-east.

    It could become the holocaust that destroys the world.


    November 20, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Reply
  7. Bob Lidd


    November 20, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Reply
  8. Russ

    These Ships have enough conventional firepower to level ALL of Gaza, so that Israeli's can Bulldoze ALL Animalstinians into the sea. USE THEM! We're tired of hearing about this uber-liberal rocket problem!!

    November 20, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Reply
    • ProudAmerican

      You are late for your Klan meeting.

      December 1, 2012 at 7:12 pm | Reply
    • tea isstronger


      Obama will order all US ships be painted white and fly white flags so Palistinian raiders in rubber boats will not sink US Ships. The new White US Navy will help Jews leave Israel in a new EXODUS. Jews will sail the Earth's oceans for 40 years looking for a new Homeland and will not find one.

      November 20, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Reply
  9. larry

    Israel needs no help, what they need is for everyone to stop holding Israel back ,and let them finish the job.

    November 20, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Reply
    • CharlieSeattle


      November 20, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Reply
  10. Remembering 1986

    My father was apart of the USS Stark which was blown up during the Persian Gulf war.My father was one of the five people who survived the missile. My prayers are for the people on the ship, their protection, because we ended up going back to the gulf in the 90's it won't ever end. I just pray for their safety. I think its forgotten that people's lives are at stake...but they don't care I guess...http://youtu.be/V4jEsdWRsNA

    November 20, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Reply
    • Remembering 1986


      November 20, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Reply
    • Remembering 1986

      I hated one thing though. When I was little he used to touch me in a certain place. I used to tell him to stop but one day I realized it was fun. So now I like being touched by men.

      November 20, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Reply
  11. rbblum

    Given Ambassador Stevens past situation, exactly which Americans might be in need of safe departure or evacuation by US military personnel and hardware ?

    November 20, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Reply
  12. John

    We're sending ships in case of evacuation? What? I mean, that's prudent I suppose. But where are the ships in case of escalation against our Ally? How about parking a couple Nimitz Class Carriers off Israels coast and sending a note. Give us hollar if you need anything. CC Egypt.

    November 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Reply
  13. joker

    That's it, muslims vs the world, let's get it on and over with, we'll woop the hell out of them and that punk mohamud

    November 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Reply
  14. Jared

    And Obama said ships were outdated....

    November 20, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Reply
  15. Brian

    Hope Israel doesn't bomb these "warships" like she did the Liberty. They attacked the Liberty all day even thought it was flying the American flag. The Liberty was an intelligence ship and Time Magazine reported at the time that it intercepted messages to the effect that Israel was executing Egyptian POW's.

    November 20, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Reply
  16. WW3endtimesNOW


    November 20, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Reply
    • Lt Scrounge

      Except for your inclusion of the fraudulent climate change issue, I have to agree with everything else you said.

      November 20, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Reply
    • Erika

      Jesus Christ

      November 20, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Reply
    • pam nenes

      WE are waiting for the man with the answer to peace.

      November 21, 2012 at 12:48 am | Reply
  17. 1westcoastphinfan

    This collection of comments is getting way off the subject. This is not about differences in religion, or who did what to whom and when. The basic problem in the Middle East for the past 64 years + is the Arab/Islamic peoples intolerance for any state or country to exist there which is not of the Islamic faith. Israel was created by the United Nations after WWII based on principles agreed to by the League of Nations and treaties dating back into the 1920s. Modern Israel sits on land that nobody wanted for hundreds of years prior to 1947/48 much of it was swamp/desert and uninhabitable. The Jews lived there along with Arabs prior to the creation of the State of Israel, but Arabs attacked Jews in several areas during the British Mandate, and the UN decided to make it two lands: one for Jews and one for Arabs. The Jews agreed, the Arabs rejected the plan, then 5 Arab armies attacked the Jews and tried to drive them into the sea. They lost. Israel was born. Almost all the land either belonged to Jews or was purchased by them. This idea that "Jews stole this land" is a complete lie. Jews developed the land, and now others want it. A complete and comprehensive peace treaty could still be worked out today if the Arabs/Islamists gave up the idea of wiping out Israel. Intolerance is the BIG ISSUE. The words of Golda Meir still are true, "when the Arabs decide they love their children more than they hate us, peace will come" . I just wish they would give that a try instead of strapping bombs to them and sending them to die by killing Israelis and other Westerners.

    November 20, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Reply
    • Kent Bowen


      November 20, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Reply
    • Bob Lidd

      The problem is the Balfour Declaration.

      November 20, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Reply
  18. Bonnie

    Your Bible claims the entire "holy" land is mostly Muslim presence? That's not what Almighty God's word says; you must be reading the captions under pictures written by opportunists. Jerusalem and the land of the Nation of Israel belong to the Jews as per the promises God made to Abraham, Moses an Joshua. Deuteronomy 7:1-2, "When your Almighty God at last brings you into the land to which you are going so as to take possession of it, He must also clear away populous nations from before you.......SEVEN nations more populous and mighty than you are. And your Almighty God will certainly abandon them to you and you must defeat them. You must conclude no covenant with them nor show them any favor." This is the promise of Almighty God that came to be true in 1948-49. Those nations were Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lybia, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Yemen. Check into the actual history, Tony, and then ask yourself who belongs in that land.

    November 20, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Reply
  19. teamroper

    Hillary is our battleship

    November 20, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Reply
  20. St Xavier

    The world is all ways in flux an changing, at times for the good an times for the bad only time will determond the out come. An whos to say I'm right or you are right, picking a side is the choices we make.

    November 20, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Reply
  21. Sensible human

    Hate to say it, but, you dont go down the block and kick the kid that is meaner than you in the shin constantly, (Hamas, extremists) and not expect to get your butt kicked, lucky for the people on the palastinian side, the UN keeps the defender in check, because if they didnt there wouldnt be much left.

    November 20, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Reply
    • ProudAmerican

      Get a clue; Israel is the occupier and land thief. If the Israelis don't want missiles shoved up their butts, they should not steal Palestinian land and should not murder Palestinians.

      December 1, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Reply
  22. George

    Not to help Israel, but to evacuate and run should Obama feel the need to do so.

    November 20, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Reply
    • Lt Scrounge

      I just have to wonder how many taxpayer dollars are going to be used to relocate even more Hamas terrorists to the US under the guise of them being refugees.

      November 20, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Reply
      • ProudAmerican

        The real terrorists you should be worrying about are the Zionists and their supporters.

        December 1, 2012 at 7:11 pm |
  23. lisaspups

    You could say the same about the Native American tragedy in our country. The problem is that it is history and there is not much anyone can do about that now. Leaders on both sides need to grow up and stop the killing of innocent people and the finger pointing.

    November 20, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Reply
    • John

      I wonder if anyone realizes that building code in parts of Israel require the inclusion of bomb shelters. Schools, hospitals, houses, etc. Does anyone know why that is?

      November 20, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Reply
  24. Sensible human

    Once again i do not have a problem with religion, but why do we have to continue to hear that EVERYBODY's god has the answer? Come down and fix everything! NOW! what is the wait?

    November 20, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Reply
  25. xyz

    What interest is this of the U.S. military, and why are we getting involved at all? If U.S. citizens are over there of their own volition, then they need to get out the same way they got in. If these two nations want to destroy themselves, so be it but the U.S. should not be involved either way.

    November 20, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Reply
  26. Deb

    I suppose liberals think this is Bush's fault too?

    November 20, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Reply
    • Johnnyru

      It is

      November 20, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Reply
    • routt66

      Thanks to Bush's leadership and example of how to get into another worthless war that America has no business in...

      November 20, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Reply
      • Lt Scrounge

        You're absolutely right. We absolutely should've allowed Saddam Hussein to continue funding terrorists and when some of them happened to blow up a truck bomb containing a couple barrels of that 55 TONS OF YELLOW CAKE URANIUM or 2 tons of enriched uranium that was removed from Iraq, thereby turning a major US city into a radioactively contaminated waste land , that would've been Bush's fault too I bet. CNN did a story on how the Iraqi Uranium was moved to northern Canada for safe keeping.

        November 20, 2012 at 6:16 pm |
    • susan

      They probably will.....You already know..Bush gets blamed for EVERYTHING.......It doesn't stop....Denial is a horrible thing

      November 21, 2012 at 9:12 am | Reply
  27. tony

    Palestine should have been properly defended against the illegal European immigration back in the late 30's and 40's. Then there never would have been a Middle East Crisis. My bible from back then shows the entire Holy Land as "Palestine", with the population majority as Muslim, with Christians second and Jewish as poor third minority. Most of the IDF troops busy fighting never had any Israeli-born grandparents, or great grandparents.

    November 20, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Reply
    • lisaspups

      You could say the same about the Native American tragedy in our country. The problem is that it is history and there is not much anyone can do about that now. Leaders on both sides need to grow up and stop the killing of innocent people and the finger pointing.

      November 20, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Reply
    • vincent

      i dont know what bible you are reading but the land was given to the twelve tribes of israel and because they were disobedient to God they were driven out of the land in 70 ad and had not seen there land in over 2000 after world war 2 the land was given back to them. prophecy through the bible fortold thousand of years earlier that israel would return back to there land

      November 20, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Reply
      • Sheila

        I'm Christian, but I believe if God wants the Israelites to have that land, he'll step in to guarantee it. The Bible teaches that He made the walls of Jericho fall, he made countries and leaders fall away in the path of the Jews as they took over the "promised land." He made the stone of David fly straight to kill Goliath. He made manna fall from heaven to keep his people alive as promised. Let him step in and figure this out – we really should believe in Him and stay out of His way.

        November 20, 2012 at 5:16 pm |
    • COLLIN

      Um yea but no, Palestine was the only country in the world accepting Jews during the Holocaust, then Hitler teamed up with some like minded Arabs who started a propaganda war in Palestine and started a whole new confilct which still wages today. and your map was probably drawn after the crusades, which drastically changed the region. not to mention that most writings and maps from that time were destroyed by the Roman Cathlic church so they could push their own agenda and image onto their lemmings. and remember that three religions were born in this area at about the same time period so its all he said she said BS. any evidence of exactly what happened during this time period was either destroyed or is sitting in a Vatican Vault. s o while you say their grandparents are not Israli or Palestinian you need to look further much further try 6-10 maybe even 20 generations deeper.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Reply
      • Lt Scrounge

        Until after WWII Palestine wasn't a country as much as a British protectorate. Look up the Balfour resolution.

        November 20, 2012 at 6:19 pm |
  28. Sensible human

    It absolutely cracks me up to continue to hear the muslim extermists say " we kill other countries people because they kill ours and will continue to until they are all gone or dead" Hell they dont need us killing their own people, they do it everyday, suicide bombers kill their own people everyday, we dont need to go to war with these countries, they will do themselves in without our help. all the name of some "god" who doesnt show their self. EVER.????????????

    November 20, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Reply
  29. Sensible human

    You know i get so tired of people fighting over their "god". If someones god was actually REAL, why doesnt he / she come down and finish the job? Dont tell me to have faith or believe in this one or that one. PROVE it, not through a book, or anything else, PROVE IT!. All religions believe theirs is the one, the muslims just go a little further to quell those who choose to question it.

    November 20, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Reply
    • thetruth11

      That is because God has a plan for everyone and everything. If there was peace and everyone is relaxed and living a happy life then how would you know who is good and who is bad? We are all being in tested in every decision and every situation we are placed in. Israel decided that projectile rockets that have killed a few hundred over the past ten years are enough to fire a few hundred rockets in a matter of days, killing entire families including innocent civilians, women and children. Not to mention that all this started because they put Gaza under siege, limited supplies, food and building materials and want them to stay silent. They expect that because they are the 'chosen' people that they have the right to kill innocent civilians, destroy lives. God is just and there will come a day when justice will be served.

      November 20, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Reply
    • Josie

      The first thing I have to say is I am disgusted by the bigoted comments I am reading on this blog. Some of you need to spend less time on line and more time learning grammar and spelling! Second, there will never be peace in the Middle East – never was and never will be. The U.S. and our government need to get its priorities straight. When everyone in the U.S. has jobs, has food on the table and a roof over their heads, when all our Veterans who fought for this country have the health care they need; when all our citizens have access to healthcare and our children are able to get a good education, then and only then, should we be handing our our tax dollars to other countries. From where I am standing, we have a long road ahead of us and all of the above will not happen in my life time. I am more concerned about this country and its citizens. I wish our government was.

      November 20, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Reply
  30. grim reaper

    dealing with the middleeast is like dealing with two unrudley married neighbors that keep kicking the crap out of each other. eventually we need to just say to hell with them let them kill each other.get our troops out become 100 %energy independent.give israel the option to move the whole state to wisconsin.

    November 20, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Reply
  31. Not Concerned At All

    It would be absolutely fine with me if every Muslim that existed anywhere in the world – Men, Women, Boys or Girls suddenly dropped dead.....the world would be a much better place without those pigs breathing.

    November 20, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Reply
    • rancholovelazer

      Wow, live in the Arkansas backwoods much?

      People like you make me feel like there is no hope for the human race. You are one sad individual

      November 20, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Reply
  32. Mohammadispig

    Bomb the Muslim pigs who occupy Gaza.

    November 20, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Reply
  33. Valkyrie

    They should have the USS Iwo Jima's designation in the caption. The USS Iwo Jima LPH was decommissioned in 1993. Is that the LHD?

    November 20, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Reply
  34. Bill from GA

    Abandon Israel; it is a failed experiment. Offer all Israelis permanent residence in the US. Maybe give them the southern portion of Arizona (or ALL of it), and part of California. Maybe have a New Israel beside New Mexico.

    Turn the land now known as Israel into a UN Religious Park, for all religions. NO weapons allowed, except by UN troops.

    Then, if Iran doesn't abandon its Nukes, we should destroy their nuclear facilities, at whatever civilian loss.

    Peace on Earth.

    November 20, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Reply
    • Rich

      The IWO JIMA was launched in Feb 2000, and her maiden voyage on 23 June 2001. I do not think that is the same ship you are talking about.

      November 20, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Reply
    • Charley

      If Israel isn't worth defending then what is? I say this not as a Jew but as a Christian.

      Even if the Muslims get the whole thing and drive all the Jews “into the sea”, the Muslims will just turn to the next thing that offends them and destroy that. If you don’t get the idea that they cannot tolerate anyone that is not a Muslim you are asleep. Israel is the ‘litmus’ test. We are next.

      November 20, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Reply
      • cas

        well put Charley!!

        November 20, 2012 at 4:17 pm |
      • tony

        Palestine should have been properly defended against the illegal European immigration back in the late 30's and 40's. Then there never would have been a Middle East Crisis. My bible from back then shows the entire Holy Land as "Palestine", with the population majority as Muslim, with Christians second and Jewish as poor third minority. Most of the IDF troops busy fighting don't have any Israeli-born grandparents.

        November 20, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
      • Andres

        First off their are 2 categories of muslims. Second they believe in the exact same God as you and me they even believe in Jesus being a profit. However The violent muslims are technically not acting how their profit nor the Qur'an mandates that they respect other religions and culture. At its roots the religion of Islam is a peaceful religion it has just been corrupted, misinterpret and use to the benefit of some middle easter countries. My point being not all muslims are horrible people in similar to how not all of us Americans are cowboys as typically stereotyped in other countries

        November 20, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
    • Rick

      Good idea, because the middle east was so peaceful before 1948.

      Give me a break, Muslims have been at war with each other and with everybody else for over 1400 years.

      November 20, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Reply
  35. Jim

    I see alot of confusion in this blog.
    For anyone not paying attention it's like this:

    -One side of this conflict intentionally fires missles into civilian neighborhoods, hoping to harm women and children.
    -The other side responds to this by targetting missles towards the perpetrators (hoping not to harm civilians),, but since the perpetrators, barbarically operate from civilan areas, innocent casualties are inevitable.

    Not hard to pick out the bad guys......is it.

    November 20, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Reply
  36. Tatiana Covington

    It's none of our business! STAY OUT!!!

    November 20, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Reply
    • ralph

      Then we SHOULD have stayed out from the beginning by NOT giving them billions of dollars in the FIRST PLACE .. MORON.

      November 20, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Reply
  37. AmericanDan

    Maybe we should just leave Americans to be killed. Anyone rember Benghazi

    November 20, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Reply
    • mb2010a

      How about you go there first...
      Were you this concerned when the 60 or so Americans were killed in the 16 embassy attacks during the Bush years, or the 3000 that died in the twin towers under Bush's watch? Or the 4500 Americans who died in Iraq? Your a prejudice is showing...

      November 20, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Reply
      • sully

        And how many were ambassadors?

        November 20, 2012 at 3:56 pm |
      • sully

        you mean the 9-11-01 attacks? The first year of the Bush Administration? At least bush didn't blame the previous administration like someone who still does it in his second term.

        November 20, 2012 at 3:58 pm |
      • Charley

        The Benghazi attack was on the anniversary of 9/11. 9/11 was out of the blue. Isn’t that a little special? Do we need to send Obama a Hallmark card to get the message across?
        How about we dredge up the embassies that were attacked in the Clinton years too –dipsh1t.

        November 20, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
  38. Bob

    So tired of all the Jew propaganda. They are parasites that move from host to host killing the host in the process. Satan's chosen people for sure.

    November 20, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Reply
    • dstyle

      lol maybe you should kill yourself

      November 20, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Reply
    • Michael

      You Sir, are an idiot.

      November 20, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Reply
      • Badly-Bent

        You are giving him too much credit and respect

        November 20, 2012 at 3:51 pm |
    • yun

      So tired of idiots such as yourself, Israel is the only glimmering hope of civilization that we have.

      November 20, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Reply
      • clarissa

        only awhite person would say that, isreal has forsaken the god of abraham and arekilling their brothers cain murdering abel...

        November 20, 2012 at 6:45 pm |
    • goodasyours

      BOB - YOU must BE an agent for iran hummus or one of those other islams - either that or you are a terrorist yourself - such hate comes from you people

      November 20, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Reply
  39. Badly-Bent

    1. Knock out the Egyptian air force – 1 day
    2. Evacuate Americans – 2 weeks
    3. Observe Iran comedy – 2 months
    4. Syria ?

    November 20, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Reply
  40. Scott B

    Glad we have such a budget surplus that we can throw our money away on things like this.

    November 20, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Reply
    • cajr

      of course it needs to be done. why must prople be such short sighted idiots is beyond me. yes lets just walk away and let the entire middle east melt down.

      November 20, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Reply
      • Wow

        after 2,000 years they have not managed to do anything meaningful yet why shoudl we get involved now...leave them too it.

        Not our problem.

        November 20, 2012 at 3:28 pm |
    • SomthingElse

      You mean helping our people (U.S. citizens) escape a possibly dangerous situation? I don't think I would call that a waste of money

      November 20, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Reply
      • TRH

        Why should my tax dollars be used to get someone out that went there voluntarly???? These two groups will NEVER get along; waste of time sending Clinton over. No offense to her, but it is a waste of time. Why we always feel like we can fix everything is beyond me.

        November 20, 2012 at 3:53 pm |
      • SomthingElse

        Because they are still our citizens, our people. It's not like they went over because of some death wish. For all we know, they may have gone there to visit family or, if they are Jewish, see some religious sites that mean a lot to them. We can't just leave them there. We have to try and make some effort to help them if they need it.

        November 20, 2012 at 4:12 pm |
    • ExPat in Canada

      All this sounds inciteful, but like the fiscal trouble of the usa, nobody has any real answers to the middle east conflict which will go on for ever. Iran is steadily working on a solution and once they get their missles tipped with nukes, they will try to end the conflict once a for all. Not much anyone can do now.

      November 20, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Reply
  41. s

    What were the chariots not available?

    November 20, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Reply
  42. R.U. Kidding

    Fighting over dirt in the name of imaginary diety is nukinfutz crazy.

    Religion causes more problems that it solves.

    November 20, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Reply
    • ChrisC

      This isn't about religion so much as it's about Israel's right to exist! Say what you will about how mean and nasty Israel is being, but the truth is that if Hamas and the Palestinians would stop shooting at Israel, they have been left alone! This year alone Israel had had close to 1,000 rockets fired at it from the Gaza strip. We wouldn't tolerate that sort of thing, so why should they?

      November 20, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Reply
    • DallasMarine

      Let's just nuke 'em all and let god sort them out. Problem solved.

      November 20, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Reply
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  43. some guy

    Oh wow will wonders ever cease !!! ...Here come the Americans....late and excessive as usual. :)

    November 20, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Reply
    • Brian

      What? A couple of ships in place to evacuate civilians is excessive? Should we send a rowboat instead?

      November 20, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Reply
      • NK

        OK first off it is not late. Do you think aircraft carriers fly or something? Second off. It does not take an aircraft carrier to evacuate civilians.

        November 20, 2012 at 3:11 pm |
      • Michael

        It's an amphibious assault ship, not an Aircraft Carrier.

        November 20, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
      • some guy

        USS Iwo Jima – A Mini Aircraft Carrier which carries 6-8 Harrier Jump Jets, 20 Odd Helicopters 10 of them Cobra light attack helicopters and 700 Marines.

        USS New York – Landing Craft , capacity 700 fully armed Marines.

        USS Gunston Hall – Another Landing Craft capable of landing two companies of Marines with other support elements.

        Why certainly Dr. Brian... this tiny group of Nursing Ships and its band of harmless nuns are only good enough to Invade a fifth of Gaza's Territory and hold onto it for 48-72 Hrs. Just Enough time for the US 5th Fleet to get there. O.O

        November 20, 2012 at 3:49 pm |
    • walleye46

      What are you saying??? Maybe we should just send a canoe.

      November 20, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Reply
    • AmericanDan

      Where do you live Gaza?

      November 20, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Reply
    • jbcal

      Love it. If we had sent a small force and something happened and they were overrun then you would be complaining that we didn't send a larger force.

      November 20, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Reply
  44. larry5

    We know which side Americans are on but the question remains, which side is Obama on?

    November 20, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Reply
    • Proud American

      Why do you israelis have to divide us to empty our pockets. We have fed you in the past and are willing to feed you in future. All president is asking is that you guys should act like humans

      November 20, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Reply
      • sfduck

        "act like humans" ? they are acting like humans dumb dumb.

        November 20, 2012 at 3:11 pm |
    • MacInBlack70

      You're an idiot...............Just like Bush Jr. and Sarah Palin and all the clowns before them..

      November 20, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Reply
    • Doc W

      Larry5, Obama has been very clear that he supports Israel. He always has. He specifically stated that Israel is well within their right to defend themselves. Are you referring to the false claim that he and Netanyahu were in New York at the same time and he declined to meet him? The fact check proved that while Obama was there on Monday and Tuesday, Netanyahu did not plan to arrive until Thursday, two days after Obama left NYC. Because of the conflict in their schedules (Netanyahu was only in the US for two days), they had a phone conference instead. Both men are adamant that they are close friends, and it was some media outlet in Israel that blew this thing into what it has been viewed as.

      Now, as far as Israel, they have the right to defend themselves, but they are not the good guys here. No one is. Both sides have good and bad people, and they fight because they hate each other, always have, always will. Thousands of civilians have been killed on both sides. Why do we think everything is like the movies, with a good and bad guy? Both Israelis and Palestinians are native to that land, and BOTH have a right to exist.

      November 20, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Reply
  45. ZionGoldenLion

    Israel has the right to defend herself and kill as many morons like you Christians as they possibly can

    November 20, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Reply
    • Born Christian

      You are one screwed up Jew.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Reply
      • Jewish Chick

        Born Christian, time to go back to your son of god.

        November 20, 2012 at 2:44 pm |
      • Mr. Son of God

        I hate all of you.

        November 20, 2012 at 2:59 pm |
    • Tiredofthelies

      A Bigoted response like this is the reason for the perpetuated hate of this world and you should be ashamed...

      November 20, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Reply
      • ZionGoldenLion

        If you are really "Tired of the lies" then covert back to Judiasm because your Mr. son of god was Jew

        November 20, 2012 at 2:48 pm |
      • Tiredofthelies

        Irregardless of peoples religion I try tolerance unlike your hate filled message!

        November 20, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
      • ZionGoldenLion

        "Irregardless" is not a word. Clearly shows that you are low life immigrant calling himself American or you are a Southern RedNeck

        November 20, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
      • ZionGoldenLionIsATool

        ZionGoldenLion – of course Jesus was a Jew, you tool, the religion that started as his following could not have existed before he did. Moron. And I'm an atheist who really, really, hates standing up for Christianity in any way.

        November 20, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
    • alex


      November 20, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Reply
  46. DeepeThought

    Islamic Jihad deputy chief Ziyad Nahala said on Sunday in an interview with Egyptian television that all of the organization's weapons came from Iran.
    “I want to note that all our weapons are from Iran. The rockets fired into Israel until now have a range of 70 to 80 kilometers," he said, according to a report on Channel 10 News.

    Isn't it amazing that the poor 'Jordanian' ex-patriots we are now calling 'Palestinians' can somehow smuggle in rockets but not food and supplies. In fact, if they were not smuggling in weapons, there would be no need for the embargo anyway. We need to remember that they were firing rockets at Israel KNOWING that eventually Israel would have to retaliate. Therefore, they place the rockets in places that will receive the most collateral civilian casualties. They KNOW they cannot win a direct conflict, so they are hoping to gander support from the rest of the world by indirectly killing their own people. AND by giving them that support, some in the USA are also indirectly responsible for the civilians deaths as well.

    November 20, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Reply
  47. Tiredofthelies

    How are any from the reasonable world to supposedly "Discuss Diplomacy" with this sick backwards Radical Islamic loving made up country that drags people through streets. You can in no way negotiate with terrorists and a barbaric population. This is a world disease and the world needs a fast cure. Just sick...

    November 20, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Reply
    • Proud American

      Do know why we are supporting F....ked u..p people like you.....time to ask you guys to pay us back our money and precision weapons

      November 20, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Reply
  48. heronsmuse

    Since the Hamas seems intent on targeting civilian populations, maybe Israel should take a Dresden approach to Gaza City.

    November 20, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Reply
  49. ray


    November 20, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Reply
    • Amercan 70

      Hamas is indeed a criminal organization that uses civilians and human shields. Palestinioans would be better off is they could rid themselves of Hamas but, since Hamas has no regard for civilan deaths, this might be difficult.
      Israel is right in defending itself...

      November 20, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Reply
  50. ray


    November 20, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Reply
  51. Ciscokid

    They couldn't just send airplane tickets and a Memo attached...it would read something like this (in my mind)

    Dear Citizens of the United States of America, come home soon.

    Sincerely yours, Barry and his crew.

    November 20, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Reply
  52. Far smarter than you

    "This is due diligence. It is better to be prepared should there be a need," one official said Monday. Both officials said the ships would be used only for assisting Americans and not for any combat role.

    That's funny; they didn't seem to have that approach in Benghazi...

    November 20, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Reply
    • michael

      Apples and oranges, anyone?

      November 20, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Reply
  53. annieL

    Instead a war ship, the U.S. should be sending a fleet of "life ships" to house and maintain Palestinian refugees temporarily until the fighting stops. Protect life from insane violence.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Reply
    • experienced and splurging

      Like father, like son helping AIM with the slave ships through the middle passage. Never seen any of them sleep outside the master's house on the streets.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Reply
    • blah

      How about we build a ship with a giant, flashing neon sign that says "if you stop launching rockets into Israel, they won't shoot back."

      The Palestinians in Gaza overwhelmingly support terrorists, they deserve absolutely no sympathy when the terrorists they worship get them into trouble.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Reply
      • Jim Jimmerson

        1. Israel starves out Gaza because they hate other religious peoples of their land
        2. Gaza, starved and dying, retaliates with rockets.
        3. Israel calls this "terrorism" to respond to harsh punishement such as starvation
        4. israel bombs and kills innocent civilians they call "justified collateral"
        5. israel wants to kill them all while Palestinians plead for peace and resolution

        Israel kicked out the natives of the land, starved them, and expected them to accept a societal death penalty without repercussion. Id shoot a rocket at you too if thats how my people were being treated!

        So who is the terrorist again? #SupportGaza

        November 20, 2012 at 2:33 pm |
  54. blah

    Really? That's the best you could do to justify your support for the blood thirsty Palestinian psychopaths that want to slaughter an entire country because they belong to a different religion?

    November 20, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Reply
    • Keith Sweat

      Question is have you ever been at war, let alone held a weapon, no violence is good tactics, a presence is enough to make anyone back down.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Reply
  55. Deo

    I support Israel but I don't understand why American Jews which overwhelmingly support Israel vote Democrat...the party that supports Israel least. It also disturbs me that American Jews will do all they can not to fight for America but expect other Americans to fight the conflicts that we get into because of our support of Israel. I know more American Jews that have enlisted in the IDF than in the US Military.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Reply
    • Juze

      yes for the most part they have zero loyalty to america beyond what it can give them in terms of personal gain. this is who they are and have always been–nationless duplicitous aggressive nomadic swindlers

      November 20, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Reply
    • oleosmirf

      Because American Jews do not believe in Jesus and they do not want republicans pushing their "christian moral values" into their daily life.

      Sure they support Israel, but the Jews are more worried about these "moral issues" that the conservatives like to impose on the rest of the country.

      November 20, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Reply
  56. Justa Guy

    At some point Israel is going to have to take a stand bring this conflict to an end and flex it's muscle.
    Insanity is defined as doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result.

    Just get it done.

    Would also send a message to Iran

    November 20, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Reply
    • jg51

      I think you're right! I hate to admit it, but when this latest conflict was reported last week, my first thought was "not again"! Everyone realizes that even if both sides agree to a ceasefire, yet again, tensions will continue to mount and the violence will resume.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Reply
  57. Alien

    For evacuation or for Syria. This one was too easy to spot.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Reply
    • Sam

      Reading too many conspiracy theories. Its Israel.

      November 20, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Reply
  58. Different Voice

    Obviously this tirade of posts has little to do with the historical and current conflict, but has more to do with anonymous bigotry from both sides. However, it is comforting knowing that those who are participating in the tirade are behind computer screens as opposed to being out in the public sector. Continue doing us the favor of remaining behind your screens and posting your well developed, intelligent and much enlightening posts.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Reply
    • Ken Lawson

      Who do you consider to be bigots, white folks again when they are not causing the problems the Arabs and Muslims are! Have you consider that you are the Bigot. I suppose when we critic Chinese China that we are the bigots and not the communists!

      November 20, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Reply
  59. ZionGoldenLion

    By firing rockets on Jerusalem did hamas accepted it as Jewish city? Nahhh...their IQ is to limited to even remotely think logically about what they are doing.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Reply
  60. Really

    that would be half of the population of Isreali Jews, will just drop them off in Manahhtan where they came from..

    November 20, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Reply
    • BrendainPa

      Don't really understand or know ant thing about history? The Israelites did not come from Manhattan. Those were American Indians. The territory the Israelites are now protecting from terrorists was and always will be their home, given to them by God.

      November 20, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Reply
  61. Socrates

    US Navy goes to the conflict zone. They are very afraid that the Palestinian Navy and Air Force can invade Israel. Already Palestinian Tanks Division "Rommel 1" , almost 450 tanks, Russian made are at the border of Israel. The world fears the worst. Netanjahu said the Jerusalem Post had committed suicide. The world is crying.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Reply
  62. DublaVeay

    To read the trash talk on CNN site is revolting. Although, not surprising. CNN International is nothing more than an arm of Hamas/Hezbollah. CNN is so biased against Israel it is pathetic. Wolfie Blitzah is a puppet with Soros hand so far up his posterior hes wincing. I hope Israel wipes out Gaza once and for all, what the hell, they get blamed anyway so make good use of it. Then go get little Haman in Iran and knock them back to 1875. So be it.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Reply
  63. ZionGoldenLion

    "There will be peace when Arabs start loving their babies more then they hate the Jews"
    Golda Meir.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Reply
    • DJS

      “If I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with Israel. It is normal; we have taken their country. It is true God promised it to us, but how could that interest them? Our God is not theirs. There has been Anti – Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault ? They see but one thing: we have come and we have stolen their country. Why would they accept that?” David Ben-Gurion

      November 20, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Reply
      • blah

        "This war will be a war of extermination and a momentous massacre which will be spoken of like the Mongol massacres and the Crusades."
        – Abdul Rahman Azzam, secretary-general of the Arab League in 1947, just prior to the first Arab invasion of Israel.

        Let's not pretend we all don't know where the real evil is here.

        November 20, 2012 at 2:03 pm |
  64. Deon

    Im out here on one of the ships and we want to go hoooomee!!

    November 20, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Reply
    • Chris

      BS! AS someone that has deployed overseas several times I highly doubt any sailor or Marine would be dumb enough to post that on a comment board since your not even supposed to tell your family that info but ok thanks for playing.

      November 20, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Reply
      • Frank

        You can tell them you're on a ship just not where the ship will be in the future. Clearly you weren't in charge of anything when you were at sea.

        November 20, 2012 at 1:45 pm |
      • Navy Wife 2012

        If you had half a brain, you would know that the units involved have already made an official press release regarding the mission and their location. Also, "I'm on one of the ships and we want to come home" does not give any information about the whereabouts of those involved. It gives no information whatsoever except that our Sailors and Marines want to come home. This is NOT an OPSEC violation. You are just acting like a jerk. And a stupid one at that.

        November 20, 2012 at 2:39 pm |
    • Marine Wife

      We want you home! Hang in there!

      November 20, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Reply
  65. ray


    November 20, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Reply
    • bostontola

      which part do you miss, the killing of English, Spanish, Polish, etc? You pick friends well.

      November 20, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Reply
    • john

      You and Adolf were/are both trolls .

      November 20, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Reply
  66. ray


    November 20, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Reply
    • thegreatone!

      Ray=nitwit. If he knew what he was doing, he should have gotten rid of YOU!

      November 20, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Reply
  67. ray


    November 20, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Reply
    • Nataly

      Ray i think you stupid and i wish your kid's will marry to jew and then your grandchildren will be jewish. jews survived Hitler they will survive hamas and all that human killing mashins to.
      arabs mean look all over the world Siria, Afganistan, Pakistan, Egipt, they are mean and they are killing them self for pride.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Reply
  68. SupportMarines

    time to kick all jews "Proud Jew" " Jewish Mother" and others of their faith out of USA. We have fought wars to save them but they all really deserve to die. America is for American. I don't want American talking about saving these pathetic people.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Reply
    • bostontola

      These are transparent trolls.

      November 20, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Reply
      • Kelley

        Bostontola. I know you from another forum. You are low life troll yourself who is blaming everybody else. Get some life.

        November 20, 2012 at 1:18 pm |
    • Proud American

      I agree we need to cleanup America and get rid of all lobby groups. Any Jew supporting Israel should be sent back to Gaza or whatever to enjoy the cozy life there. We want only American living here in great USA

      November 20, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Reply
      • WalksLikeADuck

        You are not American.

        November 20, 2012 at 1:40 pm |
    • bostontola

      Kelley, you seem like a level headed sort.

      November 20, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Reply
    • Sean Dalrymple

      Lol@America is American. What is American exactly?

      November 20, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Reply
    • ZionGoldenLion

      Eat your heart out...Immigrants are those who make this country and Jews along with Asians are leading the pack

      November 20, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Reply
    • Thayer

      Those "pathetic people" run our government, the media, Hollywood and professional sports.

      November 20, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Reply
      • bostontola

        You're free to leave, or do something about it. Take another bite of your donut.

        November 20, 2012 at 1:37 pm |
      • ZionGoldenLion

        Obviously you can't do it for your country...somebody has to. By the way stop using Google, a Jew runs it, and stop listening to Elvis, he was partially Jewish, oh and the guy who "discovered" America was most likely Jewish to, yep Columbus.

        November 20, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
    • binggg

      to all the morons out there condemning the Israeli's, you need to go back and read your history books. These are the only people that have supported us and they have earned there way in there country. They were persecuted in every country they have ever been in. Do you not remember or believe in the Holocaust? I wish as an American, we had more allies like them. The Arabs sell out in an instant. They don't even like each other.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Reply
    • Nataly

      you know if all the jews will leave America so America is going to be very poor and full of stupid people like you.
      p.s- if you dont like jews you should stop using facebook, stop seeing Seinfeld, Sheldon Gary Adelson -He is the chairman and chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation you have to tell him to leave America I wish he lived in Israel....Michael Bloomberg ohhh they are so many... i think you are smarter now?!

      November 20, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Reply
  69. Arrrrrr

    Those warships will just as easily attack any ground forces Israel sends into Gaza or Egypt .

    Mr.Hussein in the white house , will not permit the brotherhood to fail ..will use US force to stop such an occurrence.

    Speaking for myself..I trust nobody who won't eat bacon .(shrug)

    November 20, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Reply
    • getbent

      Really? Still with the "our prez is a muslim" crap? Most of us know how wrong you are now, and you will too in a week or so.

      November 20, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Reply
      • Arrrrrr

        Ahmed , Hussein , Obama , Hussein , Mohamed ...all good American Names .....
        Post a picture or a link to a picture of Mr Hussein eating pork and then planting a big wet kiss on the nose of the white house dog . (shrug)
        WAITER !!!! MORE CRISPY BACON !!!!

        November 20, 2012 at 1:14 pm |
    • Roger Ogilvy Thornhill

      Calm down Buford.

      November 20, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Reply
  70. Juze

    I guess this will be how it goes on CNN's message boards: someone makes an accurate observation about the ongoing illegal criminal rothschild-zionist warmonger despot khazar-ashkenazi regime causing problems worldwide since 1948 and 3 or 4 paid establishment trolls respond with idiotic baseless indefensible non-sequiters or totally fabricated stories in an attempt to drown out legitimate anti-israeli (not "anti-semetic"–these criminals are actually descended from the southern russian/eastern europe karzar region mostly except for the sephardims from turkey..none are actual semites..they've just needed to cloak themselves in that myth to try to convince ppl they have a legitimate claim to that rich fertile region look it up) sentiment.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Reply
    • Sameer

      You are right .. One good one would be to link it to Iran and how the president said wipe out ..blah blah.. this from people who have held 3 generations locked in slave camps ..

      November 20, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Reply
    • john

      wow .... them theres big words youse use .

      November 20, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Reply
    • blah

      Yeah, you should probably get used to the fact that people on this sight aren't going to agree with your support for terrorism and violence which is all the "Palestinians" value.

      November 20, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Reply
  71. Mike Roberts

    How classic Obama. We announce we are sending warships as soon as it looks like there will be a cease fire agreement.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Reply
    • getbent

      How classic repug – blast Obama period

      Read the article buddy. They may be warships, but they're being deployed for evacuation purposes.

      November 20, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Reply
    • EPUnum1

      Old story friend. This was in the news last Friday.

      November 20, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Reply
    • mb2010a

      How classic Republican/tea bagger...Obama can do nothing right. Your side lost and it's about time you got over it.

      November 20, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Reply
    • Mike Roberts

      I wish I liked women, but I can't change that.

      November 20, 2012 at 7:12 pm | Reply
  72. Mike

    For all of you without enough common sense to figure it out on your own; Proud Jew, Jewish Mother, and Proud Israeli are all the same person with the same IP address. Talk about someone whose life is so lonely, sad and pathetic, and whose views are so idiotic that they decided to create multiple accounts on a news site to spew their silly garbage. It’s kind of funny, but sad that oxygen is being wasted by this person with a meaningless life.

    November 20, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Reply
    • Proud Jew

      Another clueless American attaching Israel. We have been watching your back for a while.

      November 20, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Reply
      • Honest Truth

        Yes, you're watching your host America bleed, just like all your other hosts (Germany, Imperial Russia, the former Great Britain, etc. etc.). Once you've built Fortress Zion, full of nukes and other peoples' gold & wealth, you won't need anyone else. I'll hand it to you, you're doing a pretty good job so far. Just keep Congress and the Senate in your pockets.

        November 20, 2012 at 1:10 pm |
      • jadefalcon

        OH who cares you been doing that for decades anyway, get over it move on.

        November 20, 2012 at 1:15 pm |
    • Really

      Mike I know you from other forum. You are Nazi who know how to attach Jews

      November 20, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Reply
    • Kelley

      Mike you are retard. Stop attacking and diverting the topic of discussion

      November 20, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Reply
      • David

        Calling someone with a true and valid observation a "retard" doesn't divert the topic of discussion at all. Another genius.

        November 20, 2012 at 1:11 pm |
    • Roger Ogilvy Thornhill

      Proud Jew and Really both make the same spelling mistake on 'attack'. I think Mike's onto something.

      November 20, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Reply
      • NotSure

        You have a funny name. Sounds very Jewish. Is that true?

        November 20, 2012 at 1:27 pm |
  73. Debbie

    Hey Protestant! Watch your mouth! Jesus said to Peter "Upon this rock I shall build my Church". Protestantism came to the fore because the King of England wanted to divorce his third or fourth wife and the Pope told him no.

    November 20, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Reply
    • Jewish Mother

      Debbie you have no right to attack me. You are pathetic and let me give you a dose of history. Jews are God chosen people not Christian. We were given the Holyland thousands of years back. You take your sorry religion and go somewhere else.

      November 20, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Reply
      • Scott

        Your messiah arrived roughly 2000 years ago but you never realized it.

        November 20, 2012 at 1:10 pm |
      • Info please

        The beauty of all of this is NO ONE has to "leave this country" because of their race, religion or creed. Get a grip. If you don't like this country or the people in int, do not take its money or benefits. Proud Jew needs to learn some history and learn to be a better person.

        November 20, 2012 at 1:18 pm |
      • Gryphon

        You're both idiots for believing in a God who would have you kill others.

        November 20, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
      • Skeptimist

        Jewish Mom: It's obvious to me that you folks are the Chosen People because you got all those great Rabbis and we Christians only got one. (But ooh boy, He's a good one!) Here's hoping we can all calm down, get along and get on with the main assignment: Tikkun Olam, yes? Mazel tov and be well!

        November 20, 2012 at 2:06 pm |
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