With conflict stopped, Israeli military touts successes
November 21st, 2012
05:32 PM ET

With conflict stopped, Israeli military touts successes

By Adam Levine

The relentless pace of the Israeli airstrike on Gaza gave the country's military time to make a significant dent in the offensive capability of Hamas, the Israeli military said.

Over the eight day conflict, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) looked to deplete some of the estimated 12,000 rockets Hamas has in its arsenal and destroy tunnels that are said to be used to smuggle weapons.

"We are very satisfied with the achievements that we have had in this operation," Israel Defense Force spokeswoman Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich said on CNN's 'Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.'

The operation was not without human cost. Nearly 150 Palestinian and Israelis, though mostly Palestinians, were killed and many more were injured.

But the IDF said the operation allowed it to accomplish "its pre-determined objectives for Operation Pillar of Defense, and has inflicted severe damage to Hamas and its military capabilities," according to a media release sent soon after the cease-fire took effect on Wednesday.

The military gains were a factor in Israel agreeing to stop the airstrikes, according to the IDF.

"These operational achievements provided the underlying framework for this evening's cease-fire agreement," the IDF release said.

Hamas fired more than 1,500 rockets, according to the IDF statement. But if Hamas started the conflict with 10,000-12,000 rockets, as Israeli and American officials believe, than there is plenty of firepower left in Gaza.

Israel also said it destroyed "significant elements" of Hamas rocket launching capabilities, saying "hundreds" were targeted, including "dozens of long-range rocket launchers and launch sites."

While Hamas used rockets with far greater reach than those launched in previous conflicts - like the Fajr-5 which can reach Jerusalem and Tel Aviv - the fighting also demonstrated the capability of Israel's defense system.

The "Iron Dome" system intercepted 84% of Hamas rockets fired toward Israeli civilian areas, according to the Israeli military. The IDF also said Hamas may have fired a lot of rockets but less than 7% managed to hit populated areas within Israel.

The Israeli operation targeted what the Israeli military said were command and operational control centers, senior-rank headquarters and bases.

The Israelis also said they did significant damage to the ability of Hamas to replenish its weaponry by targeting 140 smuggling tunnels, 66 "terror tunnels" and 26 weapon manufacturing and storage facilities. Hamas uses those tunnels to smuggle weapons in from Iran and Libya, according to Israeli and American officials. Iran's role in supplying Hamas with weapons was touted by a Hamas leader on Wednesday.

"I would like to say weapons that we have that helped us to withstand this aggression, part of it was manufactured in Gaza and part of it came from people who helped us and supported us. Iran had a role in this support in arming and training," Khaled Meshaal said during a press conference that aired on Aqsa television.

In an interview that aired on CNN International's 'Amanpour," Meshaal said Hamas seeks financial, military and other forms of support from Iran and from any state that wishes to support Hamas.

The United States has also pressed Egypt to shut down the Sinai tunnels, which are also a key source for delivering commercial goods into Gaza.

Iran was trying to provide Hamas with more long-range missles in the last week, according to IDF's spokeswoman.

"Even during the operation, Iran went through great efforts to try and push ahead long-range rockets into Gaza when Iran saw the effect these long-range rockets have on the Israeli population," Leibovich said in the Situation Room interview. Leibovich said Iran was not successful in getting the rockets into Gaza.

White House Counterterrorism Advisor John Brennan visited the region to talk about dealing with smuggling and the security in the Sinai, a senior U.S. official told CNN's Jill Dougherty.

IDF listed seven "senior operatives" of Hamas who were targeted.

But the Hamas spokesman claimed Israel did more damage to Gaza's civilian infrastructure than Hamas' military capabilities.

"They wanted to destroy infrastructure of Hamas, today they claim to have done so," Meshaal said on Wednesday.

"I don't deny they have done so much. We could count how many buildings they have destroyed, and how many offices of the media they have destroyed, and how many children they have killed, and how many journalists and how many photographers they have killed - just like you. We can count how many offices and how many buildings they have destroyed. This is their accomplishment. They have nothing else to show."

The preparation for a ground invasion, which never was launched, served as a dry run for Israel's military in the event an operation is ordered in the future, according to the Israelis.

"IDF soldiers, in regular and reserve military service, gathered in assembly areas and prepared for the ground operation. Their time was used for training and improving their operational capabilities," according to the IDF statement.

But the Israeli efforts were not without a huge cost. An "Iron Dome" missile costs at least $62,000, Israeli officials said. With approximately 500 fired over eight days, the cost of missiles is more than $30 million.

The "Iron Dome" was successful but is not a perfect shield, said one analyst.

"'Iron Dome' does have certain limits to the number of missiles it can engage," said Steve Zaloga, a military weapons expert with the Teal Group.

For all of Israel's declared successes, Hamas takes some lessons and victories from the battle as well. Most importantly, it does not take a lot of missiles to cause chaos.

"It doesn't take more than one or two of these things to land in a major urban center to cause political response, to cause panic and to maybe force Israel's hand into a ground operation," said Dan Goure, a missile defense expert with the Lexington Institute.

Another antagonist in the region, Iran, may see Israel's success as a cautionary sign should it look to Hamas to assist in retaliating if Israel strikes Iran's nuclear program, Goure said.

"Israel may be able to tolerate whatever retaliation Hamas or Hezbollah might do in the event of an attack on Iran. So Iran may have felt a little more vulnerable today than it did a week or two ago," Goure observed.

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  1. JOHN from the USA

    Although we live thousands of miles apart .And they save we are free.FREE is just a word we all live under some kind of pressure.IT would be nice if we all could getalone.LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR .NO MATTER WHAT YOU THANK . THERE IS ONE GOD.

    November 27, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Reply
  2. SKYForces

    All International Forces Joint in WW3: To Eliminate islam & the evil kaaba.
    USA: Air Strikes clean the bases at the Middle East.
    Russia Germany: Leopard Tanks joint in Battlefields.
    France: Snipers ready Kill the stupid islamic leaders & shallow old clerics.
    UK: Ready to lauch Rockets from the deep seas anytime anywhere.
    Asia Africa: Mighty soldiers ready joint in Battlefields.

    November 25, 2012 at 8:13 am | Reply
    • John

      Go back to your computer game

      November 26, 2012 at 8:31 am | Reply
    • John

      The Terrorist Israelis just want to ethnically cleanse the Palestinians because they are not Jewish plain and simple. nutty yahu and other leaders of Israel has said it clearly many times, that they do not want peace....JUST THE LAND. They are willing to make up any excuse no matter how ridiculous it sounds bc CNN, MSNBC, and FOX will back up their rhetoric bc the jews tell them what to do, and in turn these propoganda sations tells US what they want us to do which is to hate NON-Jews

      November 26, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Reply
    • ISLAMIC PROUD

      SKYFORCES, YOU ARE AN IDIOT AND HATER. GO TO YOUR DIRTY HOLE.....

      December 5, 2012 at 2:12 am | Reply
  3. BigShiz

    That's why Abrahamic realigns are so fuked up. "where gods choosen people therefore every one else is beneath us" everyone who thinks that is dead wrong and probably going to get exactly what they think those who are different are going to get.

    November 23, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Reply
    • SKYForces

      Violent muslims always attack the others.
      Loud muslims always seek Enemies Not Friends.
      See now all enemies attack muslims from everywhere to Eliminate their islamic egos.
      5.8 billions Human Beings Gladly Eliminate islam.
      Now islams are the enemies for all.

      November 25, 2012 at 8:57 am | Reply
      • BigShiz

        Your backward and misguided prejudice,ignorance and hatred makes you just as bad as the Nazis. Muslims are just like Christians or Hebrews,most are good people trying to live. But there all controled by right wing forces that teach intolerance and that there god's chosen and everyone else is beneath them.

        November 25, 2012 at 9:04 pm |
  4. JJ

    When you have to use propaganda to try to convince people you won, when half your country disagrees, it means your cause is not righteous. If your cause is not righteous, it means you are a failure. There will be NO peace for Israel, ever, until the concentration camps in Gaza and the West Bank are dismantled and the Palestinians ABSOLUTE RIGHT to statehood and freedom is recognized. MARK MY WORDS. NO PEACE.

    November 23, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Reply
    • John Doe

      The Jews are the true Palestinians.

      November 23, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Reply
      • John

        John Doe is the true iddyot

        November 26, 2012 at 8:33 am |
  5. cindy lou who

    bigger issues...like stopping obama from using the white house curtains to wipe the fried chicken grease off his fingers. I hear the Obamas have changed the white house decor from early colonial to filthy knee grow.

    November 23, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Reply
    • Tom

      That's white trash funny!

      November 23, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Reply
    • BigShiz

      Now come on Cindy,you know you would give Obama some head if you could.

      November 23, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Reply
    • Popeye's pipe

      That joke may go over well in your trailer park, a red-neck dive bar or at your uncle-brother's wedding reception but thats about it.

      November 23, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Reply
    • SkrewedCinndyintheLou

      Sure am glad I don't know you Cindy Lou.

      November 23, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Reply
    • KLARGAR

      You are a repulsive racist Imbecile, what are you going to do now that romnack the idiot lost? Committ suicide?

      November 26, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Reply
  6. seerwavn

    Like to thank all the Palestinians collecting intel on hamas and feeding it to IDF.
    You made this a very successful strategic as5 whipping.

    November 23, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Reply
    • joe22

      I very much agree. Hopefully also the Gazans will elect somebody else in the next election. Hamas was not a great choice for the average Gazan.

      November 24, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Reply
  7. mklsgl

    You have a pathetic lack of intelligence and knowledge but you do command a great deal of self-hatred.

    November 23, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Reply
  8. Lars Olofsson

    The ill egal isra eli settlers will tell you that "Go d" has given them the land... The pale stinians in the same area will tell you the same thing.

    Hasi dic Je ws consider it a sin for a wom an to walk outside without male companionship, and they separate men and wom en on buses in their own communities in Is rael. Wom en have to sit in the back of the bus.

    November 23, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Reply
    • Aldo

      Wow, they're just as backward as the people they're killing.

      November 23, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Reply
  9. Lars Olofsson

    Is rael's neighbor Iran practices the exact same separation of men and wom en on buses. Again, the wom en have to sit at the back of the bus.

    November 23, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Reply
  10. Lars Olofsson

    In Saudi Arabia, just like in the Ha si dic communities of Is ra el, wom en are not allowed to walk outside without male compan ionship.

    November 23, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Reply
    • SKYForces

      Violent muslims always attack the others.
      Loud muslims always seek Enemies Not Friends.
      See now all enemies attack muslims from everywhere to Eliminate their islamic egos.
      5.8 billions Human Beings Gladly Eliminate islam.
      Now islams are the enemies for all.

      November 25, 2012 at 8:55 am | Reply
  11. Lars Olofsson

    Arabic and Heb rew are related languages, and both belong to the Sem itic language group.

    Islam come from the same basic relig ious tradtion as Ju daism. They are both Abra hamic religions.

    Oh the irony, the irony..., mutually hat ing your closest brothers, while the rest of the world shake their heads...

    November 23, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Reply
  12. Lars Olofsson

    test

    November 23, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Reply
  13. Jaimie

    I say go into Iran covertly and give them some get right (payback). Hit them hard, very hard and make them think twice before they ever attempt to smuggle rockets to hamas again.

    November 23, 2012 at 11:14 am | Reply
    • MKultra

      Why?Israel is getting its military equipments from us and is killing Palestinians if they didn't had this missiles mow they were all killed by Israelis.why should Israel have every military equipment that it wants and Palestinians shouldn't ?

      November 23, 2012 at 11:55 am | Reply
      • spooledup

        Because the Palestiniansare terrorists are the Israelis are not...DUH!

        November 23, 2012 at 12:38 pm |
      • spooledup

        Because the Palestiniansare are terrorists and the Israelis are not...DUH!

        November 23, 2012 at 12:39 pm |
      • MKultra

        the one who use white phosphorus against civilians and kills children and civilians is terrorist.and my eyes say that Israel is terrorist.

        November 23, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
      • Canada

        then your eyes are blinded, and there is no hope until you have your epiphany

        November 23, 2012 at 1:27 pm |
      • MKultra

        Realy?but it seems that you are blind that you can't see these things

        November 23, 2012 at 2:20 pm |
      • rick

        Arguably the dumbest comment I've seen. No, wait a minute no argument.

        November 23, 2012 at 2:26 pm |
  14. David

    The conditions the Palestinians are living under are cause by Israel. They are oppresses and living with embargoes by Israel. Meanwhile Israel continues to inch it's way to building more land. And you say Israel isn't bringing this onto themselves? What would you do if someone barricaded you in your home and squatters were beginning to camp on your land and the police (international) did nothing to help you? I am sure you would exercise your right to bare arms, but also you would be considered a terrorist for fighting back!

    November 23, 2012 at 11:14 am | Reply
  15. greg

    Attention Right Wing Neocons... Rush Limbaugh just called and said he wants his Barbara Streisand albums back...

    November 23, 2012 at 11:11 am | Reply
  16. Deadmuslims

    See the violent muslims with their loud egoistic islams seek enemies only just to feel holy at public.
    As the consequence: All Human Beings hate islams reject islams.
    Now all enemies Gladly joint together to Eliminate islams with the stubborn muslims.
    Pitiful muslims with their primitive islams are a shame for All Human Beings.
    It is better to be Atheist rather than living in Lies by the sorrowful islamic story from the wrong arabian past time.

    November 23, 2012 at 11:06 am | Reply
  17. Fair Voice

    i think wee should all DISMISS assessing whether the israeli argument has merits or the palestinian argument has merits. both are flawed and are blends of fact and fiction. the israeli argument is more fiction from my assessment, but the palestian extremist leaders are an existential threat to western way of life, so i back israel. israel erred in agreeing to ceasefire. they should not have stopped until every member of Hamas leadership was erased.

    November 23, 2012 at 10:35 am | Reply
    • Mike

      I think you got it all wrong man!!.. I just think israel is using hamas as an excuse to launch an attack on the palestinians to destroy their homes and kill their kids and Grab more Land for themselves. Isn't that what this is all about? and besides Uncle sam has got their back right??. caz.. he's like the toughest guy on the block. and no offense man.. if you'd done your home work correctly you shoulda known by know that That land originally Belonged to the palestinians.. the jews were brought there By England and ever since they landed, those poor palestinians have not known peace!! in their Homes..they started grabbing their land and killing them along with their children with the weapons Uncle Sam gives them! occasionally and the ones They Built (The deadly white Phosphor thingy!!) .. and yet they are called terrorists!!. man!! I say This Is NOT FAIR AT ALL.!!!! How is it that the guy that siezes the other guy's land and kills his children and women Is the victim.. and the other guy (the Original Owner) Is the oppressor/ terrorist? Huh? .. Now why is that!!!..? has the world Gone Blind? or Is it something else?..

      November 24, 2012 at 5:12 am | Reply
  18. bruce

    This is all silly nonsense. The Isreali army by air could of flattened all of Gaza in a few hours.The Iron dome defense shield is a game changer and as soon as they get enough of those systems up Hezbullah and Iran are next. Any Western world leader who is willing to walk on a nuclear armed Iran is incompetent and needs to exit the building. The US army severly misinformed Reagan or misunderstood what the Islamic fundamentalist movements military tactics are. Iran needs regime change and nuclear Pakistan and N Korea are bad enough. The Idea of the Iranian Ayatolla of the suicide bombers with a nuclear weapon is the biggest threat to human civilization since Adolf Hitler. The Iranian regime commonly executes children.This is not what you want holding atomic weapons

    November 23, 2012 at 9:36 am | Reply
    • MKultra

      If Israel wants war it can start it but without our support .no American soldiers should be killed just for Israel you and Iran can solve your problems don't try to push us to another useless war.israel is already sucking our money for its military systems

      November 23, 2012 at 9:47 am | Reply
      • samanwar

        Yes, no american soldier should die for another country, but if you think that we will be safe if Iran gets nuclear weapon then you're mistaken. Iran and many other muslim countries truly consider the US the great devil, and the only reason they're not attacking us is that they can't. Give them nuclear weapons and we will be their first target. All it takes is a cartoon or an amateur movie to bring millions in the arab world to the street burning the american flag and chanting death to america, you want these people to have nukes?

        November 23, 2012 at 10:09 am |
      • Popeye's pipe

        Are you even an American? and I dont mean some chump with a work visa or border hopper. Don't try to say what you think Americans want or dont want. Most of us stand with Israel and have no time for the muslim crap. When they arent killing each other they kill Jews or westerners. Screw em.

        November 23, 2012 at 9:38 pm |
  19. rabs

    think a lot of people support hamas instead of israel because israel has occupied the palestine land, not the other way around. Further, theres the criticism that Israel is responsible for blocking economic development in gaza.imo, a two state solution would work best and once decided, there should be no turning back.

    November 23, 2012 at 8:36 am | Reply
    • Jackbenimble

      Unfortunately I don't think that would work. There is too much animosity between them. If I remember correctly, neither had any land to speak of. They were both wandering tribes. Palestinians tried to invade Egypt at one point, around the same time Israel was enslaved by Egypt. Palestine withdrew, Israel was freed and wandered (Biblically speaking now) 40 years. Palestine settled, historically speaking again, in that area but had no real boudaries to speak of. Then along comes Israel and tries to claim land. Neither of the tribes settled boundary issues and have pretty much been fighting it out ever since. This is such a long exhaustive history that they should really both learn how to deal and accept each other. There is no viable solution for this that both will willingly accept.

      November 23, 2012 at 8:51 am | Reply
      • Popeye's pipe

        Abraham is the father of the Jews and the Arabs(Ishmaelites). They have been at odds for thousands of years would they even trust peace if it happened?

        November 23, 2012 at 9:44 pm |
    • Mud

      I think you are wrong. Please state what claim the "Palestinians" have to the land.

      Even some of the land purchased by Jews in Gaza was given to the "Palestinians." The IDF took Israelis. out of their houses to give the the "Palestinians." When the Israeli "settlers" build they are building on land they bought with money.

      November 23, 2012 at 9:22 am | Reply
    • baicus

      You can think that Rabs but it's not really accurate. The intl silence pretty proves that as IDF was slamming Gazan terrorists. This claim that Israel is occupying land is hogwash and it shows a lack of historical knowledge on your part, including the attempted genocide of Jews in 1948 at the hands of Arabs. With so many peace deals being floated over the past 6 decades in one form or another, if a 2-State solution were the goal, Arabs had plenty of opportunities to grab it. But as Mashaal very openly stated on CNN, his goal – the goal of Hamas – is the destruction of Israel.

      November 23, 2012 at 10:03 am | Reply
    • mike7

      Why do you and other Israel haters keep insisting that Israel is doing anything ON palestinian land. The palestinian's have never had a country or a state. It is them that is squatting on Israel's land. Why don't they go home to eqypt, syria, iran or wherever.

      November 23, 2012 at 11:58 am | Reply
  20. sdrakew

    It amazes me that people comment about things they know nothing about. Especially about things happening in places they will never understand or peoples, cultures, or tribes they have no experience with or knowledge of except what has been instilled in them through various mediums.
    One of the greatest challenges the human race faces is mirroring. It too easy to continue a cycle of hate if hate is all we are exposed to. Israelis and Palestinians have been fighting long before the country of Israel was even established. Both tribes, Israel and the Philistia, or otherwise known as Hebrews and Philistians/Philistines have been waring each other over boundary issues as far back as the hieroglyphs mentioned them in Egypt. Those are estimated to be made in 1150BC. That is a long time for hate and conflict to rage in any culture. Any conflict can morph into hate and anger over time. But we are talking more than 3,162 years. Imagine those emotions being embedded in your DNA.
    War has no winners...period. I wonder if even a small percentage of the folks commenting here have actually experienced combat. How many of you have heard the scream of a rocket over head, in the dark of night, followed by an explosion in the not too far distance? Always wondering when or if one will hit your area. How many of you have felt the punch in the gut, the adrenaline shock your body is subjected to when a bomb drops from the air and levels a city block? Everyone that is subjected to war is a casualty wether they are wounded, killed, or unscathed. Folks that go through these experiences are forever changed.
    Am I a religious fanatic, no. Am I taking sides in this conflict, no. Am I anti-war, no. I am just a human, a history buff, and a veteran. I know there will be some that may jump on this comment of mine to make their little snide remarks. Thats fine. I really do not care, nor will I be reading them; neither will the people suffering around the world. I must go now, I have the next watch.

    November 23, 2012 at 8:20 am | Reply
  21. wowwow

    jews in this country are aligned with the televangelists promoting the rebuilding of the temple and day of judgment. congress is just wanting to eleiminate separation of church and state to openly 'get on the bandwagon'.

    November 23, 2012 at 8:06 am | Reply
    • saywho

      You mean Hinn and his wife praying for the day to come sooner rather than later??

      November 23, 2012 at 8:12 am | Reply
    • Mud

      There is no seperation of Church and State under Islam at all.

      November 23, 2012 at 9:25 am | Reply
  22. michaelfury

    "not without human cost"

    http://pulverizedtonearpower.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/pulverized-to-near-power/

    November 23, 2012 at 8:03 am | Reply
  23. Syed202

    CNN is nothing more than an Israielie outpost and propagandist channel, isn't it? They do not publish my truth revealing comments, do they?

    November 23, 2012 at 6:28 am | Reply
    • baicus

      Really? So everytime you're presented with facts and opinions that oppose your own suddenly the media outlet is a voice for that opposition and anti-You? Suddenly the "facts" are ignored? Actually, watching the news the entire time, CNN appeared to be very pro-Gaza, with barely any reporting from Israel and no real presentation of the damage and hardship visited upon the Israeli civilian population by these terrorist rockets. That was the same platform as BBC, SkyNews, ITN, AP, etc. Only FoxNews reported from Israel and spoke with Israelis at length.

      There is a lot of reasons the war happened and Khaled Mashaal presented them all over again to CNN in an interview two nights ago.

      November 23, 2012 at 10:07 am | Reply
      • David

        Tell us , and how much about destruction in Palestine did you hear on Fox?!

        November 23, 2012 at 11:06 am |
  24. Mike

    160 Palestinians dead, estimated 20% of them militants. You've accomplished war crime rates, that's what, Israel.

    November 23, 2012 at 6:09 am | Reply
    • James

      I see so many posts similar to this so now I want you, on behalf of everyone else who feels the same way to explain to all of us how you would prefer the IDF to handle this. Please enlighten us as to how you feel it's appropriate to place the entire blame on Israel when Hamas continues to place their entire homeland in jeopardy by attacking a country with superior weaponry and military power. We're listening.

      November 23, 2012 at 7:56 am | Reply
    • sanjosemike

      Mike, the "war crimes" you charge against Israel should be charged against Hamas, that uses civilian shields to hide their weapons and fire from population centers. But Hamas DOES see value in negative publicity for civilian casualties, that they themselves engineer.

      November 23, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Reply
    • mrhapiguy

      They hide behind their women and children. They hide weapons in school basements. The problem is the terrorists care nothing for their own civilians. They do not value life, not even their own.

      November 23, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Reply
  25. OJDude

    IDF objective repeated on CNN by their spokeman for the past 10 years:
    1. Destroy Hamas
    2. Destroy Hizbullah
    3. Complete the peace process.

    Let's see where we at:
    1. Hamas still regins supreme in Gaza. it is more connected to the world stage that ever before. They can shoot thousands of rockets at well, and even reach the heart of their capital.
    2. Hezbullah runs Lebanon and deeply connected with Iran. It has been sending drones over Israel and in the last war they put up a good fight.
    3. The peace process is dead. Israel allies like turkey and Egypt are now its enemies.

    You silly jews don't even how to measure success.

    November 23, 2012 at 2:56 am | Reply
    • JR

      OJ dude...so you basically saying

      1) Destroy terrorist group
      2) Destroy terrorist group
      3) Seek peace

      What's the problem?

      November 23, 2012 at 5:51 am | Reply
      • James

        u think Israel destroyed the hamas and killed them, that is not real, Israel only didn't find hamas and only beat and stroke the innocents people they r the victims, and hamas hidden in the tunnels,hamas is very bad also and its racist like israel. so about 160 persons kills of Palestinian they r from the kids, women and people don't have relation in throw weapons or terrorism. regarding hamas rockets it is didn't getting the damages and destroy in the Israel cities and Israel people, this rockets threw from Gaza strip to Israeli cities its exploded in the empty lands, or in streets so not be have that risk of the Israeli people, and not have a lot of injures, anyway the victim in the fight and the war the Palestinian people. Israel choose this time the war for political aim the Prime Minister Israel Benjamin netanyahu and his government to win in the election that will beginning after while in israel but he will fail. have report also in same cnn its show it about the Americans people they justified the israel operation against Palestinian 59% said yes for Israel right to continuous her mission or operations vs gaza. and 13% unjustified, unfortunately a lot of Americans people don't know much about the middle east and also media have the role to hidden the real of the Americans people. and they don't know know the true. here in usa the lobbies Israel is have the pressure to the American government to support them in Security Council and using the veto for Israel. so and our government political is not good and that if keep in the way, USA will getting very weakness, and not great. also the terrorists vs USA and our people, so they hate the American people in the middle east and Islamic countries cos the bad political direction this countries.

        November 23, 2012 at 6:42 pm |
    • jackola

      You forgot to add that with this operation, just like previous "successful" operations, Israel again created a new generation of bombardment hardened children who will grow up to be terrorists.

      November 23, 2012 at 6:13 am | Reply
      • Paul

        That hatred was already garanteed to be their by what the Palestinians teach their kids in school and the masques. The kids learn math by counting dead Israelis and Hamas runs a kids show on tv with a hate spewing Mickey Mouse look alike. My friend, the Israelis don't need to drop any bombs to create the hate. It's there unfortunately and fostered by generations prior.

        November 23, 2012 at 9:25 am |
      • Canada

        no response to that Jackola? or are you just wanting to be selective? that's the thing with Israeli supporters, we at least look at Israel's faults aswell.

        November 23, 2012 at 12:08 pm |
  26. Jerry

    Simplest way to keep rockets from being fired into Israel from Gaza? Carpet bomb the whole Strip a few times. When there are only a very few standing structures left and the population is reduced from 1.7 million to a few thousand, then the animals won't find it so easy to fire on Israel with impunity.

    November 23, 2012 at 1:18 am | Reply
    • massoud

      Are you a Jew or a Evangelical kook ?

      November 23, 2012 at 1:26 am | Reply
      • Mud

        Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

        If you die today without Jesus, you better hope Evangelicals are "kooks." Otherwise, you will be in hell FOREVER!!!!
        How much are you willing to risk?

        November 23, 2012 at 9:28 am |
    • sultan

      right...and when a muslim says that about Jews, he's is a big bad scary "terrorist" and anti semi as well, the whole world is in fact....i wonder why!!

      November 23, 2012 at 1:31 am | Reply
    • BigShiz

      It was people like you that commeted the holocaust. Mr evil man

      November 23, 2012 at 1:35 am | Reply
    • massoud

      Jerry is a delusional Evangelical kook who is waiting for the "Rapture", oops delusional and Evangelical is redundant, my bad .

      November 23, 2012 at 1:49 am | Reply
      • Joey33

        "And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob."
        Take care Arabs, the Spring is the beginning of the end for you as you unite to destroy Israel.
        Don't get drunk on your own blood. We do not wish evil upon you but the decision table has been extrapolated and the outcome predicted thousands of years ago. With your hankering for Jewish blood, you are about to get drunk on your own

        November 23, 2012 at 2:09 am |
      • massoud

        Joey are you a female kangaroo ? Your comment made me laugh so hard my eyes teared up.

        November 23, 2012 at 2:33 am |
      • massoud

        Joey save your biblical quoting rhetoric for your services you Kook. You are as laughable as the Evangelicals who are waiting for the Rapture

        November 23, 2012 at 2:37 am |
    • OJDude

      I hope one day we can do that to you too.

      November 23, 2012 at 2:47 am | Reply
    • Ann nonymus

      That's ruthless...as we are with them now.

      November 23, 2012 at 9:26 am | Reply
  27. anonymous

    Infinite surrender to peace. The world is given not taken.

    November 23, 2012 at 1:09 am | Reply
  28. sultan

    So who Won CNN asks....no on wins in a war but who gained is Hamas and the palestinians...Hamas won they they survived the big bad bully and actually got in a few punches of their own..hamas won in that they gained world recognition again, hamas won in that they are now discussing lifting the blockage that has been informed on Gasa for years now, Hamas won because they survived, hamas won because they no longer fighting with rocks and suicide bombs but with though simple and mostly harmless but home grown missiles, hamas won because it took the fight to tel aviv, hamas won because they got all the palestinians behind them and the majority of the world rooted for them, hamas won because israel did not win for the first time in many conflicts between the two, hamas won because the abbas is even more un important anymoe...so who else won ? Egypt..for now its back in the world stage and matter again...who lost ? gaza kids and families scarred for life..who lost, israelis who want peace, who lost, netenyaho and barak, who thought this will be another bomb the crap out of their civilians until we look like we won, this time it did not work....i hope and pray for peace i ave lots of jewish friends who want the same thing but peace will never be achieved as long as you have greedy ruthless barberic government leaders in the israeli government who are run by ultra conservative jewish power men who are religious hatred and greed does not allow them to live peacefully with their fellow muslims and christian palestinians...l

    November 23, 2012 at 1:05 am | Reply
    • James

      first thing u talked so much about win and win win win hamas hamas hamas, hamas win in the war as u said, hamas hidden in the tunnels and make people and kids kills, a lot of Palestinian people dead kids and women. u talked about toys rockets hamas reached tel aviv, hamas just looking for their toys rockets where is reach just that is important for u and for hamas. what is this win for hamas and have more 160 people dead of Palestinian and more than 700 injures congratulations for this great victory for u and for hamas . stop bullsit talking about the win ... internationally israel getting supports too so which that recognize in hamas, also israel she is accept on the ceasefire in her conditions without open borders and stop blockade .

      November 23, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Reply
  29. massoud

    OK Israel just keep the USA out of your War with Iran. Promise us that. I dont care about Israel nor the middle east lets have some other country be your big brother on the playground. The headaches Israel has caused the US are giving everyone here a Migraine. AIPAC lobbied our bought off Conressional members to push for the Iraq War where their were "allegedly" WMDS and ties to Al Queada, Congress bought your propaganda and the US has to suffer the consequences with our blood and treasure. Netan- Yahoo's UN cartoon show was so pitiful what a toad he is.

    November 23, 2012 at 12:33 am | Reply
    • James Hilton

      @Massoud, majority of the high tax paying people are Jewish businessmen. Why would a country, the US, who is supported by these same people not help a county of their affinity? Providing aid to Israel is not donor money anyway, unlike the money given to Hamas terrorists. They are paid back by Israel with interests included and on time. If you happen to be a US taxpayer, Massoud, you probably would not even question USA's resolve to help Israel at all.

      November 23, 2012 at 11:33 am | Reply
      • massoud

        Look up how much money AIPAC donates to Us Congressional members it is sickening, look how much money AIPAC has donated to that limp wristed wimp Joe Lieberman who is a chicken Hawk, a guy who is always pushing for War against Iran but never had the stones to serve when it was his time. Look at how much money AIPAC has donated to Illinois Senator Kirk the tool who introduced the bill for sanctions on Iran, many times sanctions are precursors to war.Any time Israel is involved in a conflict the USA gets blamed because of our blind loyalty to Israel.Israel needs to be cut loose from its military and financial aid from the US let the rich jewish bussiness you refer to donate money and aid to Israel and tell ben bernanke and his jewish crony crooks at Goldman Sachs to return to Israel

        November 23, 2012 at 12:02 pm |
  30. Flyover

    One knows, when Israel goes on media propaganda blitz, they accomplished very little provoking this conflict and following through with pounding the Gazans. Such a sick society.

    November 22, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Reply
  31. Amit-Atlanta-USA

    I am convinced that Iran needs to have nukes for Palestinian problem to be resolved

    November 22, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Reply
    • Betty Voop

      Muslims have touched "the apple of God's eye," and Israel will prevail, just as the scripture promises.
      Ishmael is NOT the chosen line.

      November 22, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Reply
      • eddie russo

        you right tha apple of god's eye my big you know what, That's why that same god made adolph hitler too you know.

        November 22, 2012 at 10:36 pm |
      • Joey33

        "And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob."
        Take care Arabs, the Spring is the beginning of the end for you as you unite to destroy Israel.
        Don't get drunk on your own blood. We do not wish evil upon you but the decision table has been extrapolated and the outcome predicted thousands of years ago. With your hankering for Jewish blood, you are about to get drunk on your own
        After you, will come the last one – the one that came before in the form of Hitler, from the same New Age brood sprung from the loins of Madame Blavatsky and that too will destroy itself against Israel

        November 23, 2012 at 2:13 am |
    • Mud

      I am confident the Iranian regime will be wiped out.

      November 22, 2012 at 10:43 pm | Reply
      • Ohh

        I like Mickey Mouse too ,

        November 22, 2012 at 11:34 pm |
      • Ohh

        really hard to let the Truth be known, it just keeps getting Cen sored

        November 22, 2012 at 11:37 pm |
    • JamesJ

      Yeah, i have to agree with you. Once Iran has a nuke and it is confirmed it will come at the cost of their society at the hands of the western dogs. Once Iran ceases to be relevant the Palestinians will truly be at the mercy of the dogs.

      November 22, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Reply
  32. KamWest

    So who wants to start a pool to see when things start up again?

    November 22, 2012 at 8:31 pm | Reply
    • sultan

      I'm down and my bet is israel is going to threaten the palestians if they go to the UN to continue their peaceful declaration for government next week..oh wait, they already did...you can't win with the israelis, if you do it peacefully like the palestinians government is doing it in the west bank, they hate you, threaten you and do everything possible to prevent you peacefu methods.if you do it with machine guns and rockets like in gaza they call you terrorist..which one they got us palestinians confused...we are not going to just disappear to make them happy...they have to deal with us peacefully or non peacefully but they can't neither...what will happen is the palestinians will go to the UN next week, they will get the votes needed, israel is already threatening voting countries not to vote but using the arm of the USA, if they do vote the USA will sadly veto their UN resolution anyway but the US is hoping it will not have to veto it down because you can't continue to promote :Freedom for iraqis and syrians and libians and freedom in the world but continue to veto down anything that will give the palestinians the right for their own country on that little 5% of the land thet they still live on....lets wait and see...

      November 23, 2012 at 1:14 am | Reply
      • Canada

        Why do the Gazans need a country? standard of living is much better in Israel, wouldn't family and the security of your loved ones be first priority? ohhh, nope, the lust for power and hatred reigns supreme here. my bad. If My country was a craphole, I'd be a American, just like how the Ethiopians and middle-easterns come to my country for a better life.

        November 23, 2012 at 11:22 am |
  33. OBUMER

    Israel won no questions asked!! no matter who started it or who ended it, it was an 8 day WAR which Israel flattened some areas in Gaza! A war is a war and Israel won this war. Hamas fires rockets and expects not to get attacked by Israel because Gaza is highly populated.. If hamas and the Palestinian authorities cared about thier well being and care about the population they would not fire rockets towards israel they would try to make a better life for their people.
    Iran u are next!

    November 22, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Reply
    • sultan

      so you consider who flattens more building to be the winner ? what a sad opinion..you compare the weapons of the israeli force, the 3rd largest technically advanced army in the world with the home made missiles of hamas ? eurpose was flattened during WW2, does that mean hitler won ? the twin towers were flattered, does that mean al-qada won ? its not who inflicts the most visual damage its who is still standing at the end and hamas is standing tall...

      November 23, 2012 at 1:18 am | Reply
      • TGK

        Standing tall...right among unarmed civilians. I'll bet these civilians are really appreciating this tactic, knowing that its putting their lives in jeapordy.

        November 23, 2012 at 1:35 am |
      • fred is dead

        israel won. the palastinannyans are causing there own suffering. eventually america and its allies will rid the world of all peace hating muslims. get real . muslims talk peace but tolerate nothing. i hope all muslims burn in hell. and i hate israel. i just hate lying animals(muslims) even more. i hope israel wipes all of gaza away so they will quit showing thier stupid faces on cnn....

        November 23, 2012 at 8:06 am |
  34. BigShiz

    It's not the Jews falt. It's not the Palestinians falt. It's the ultra right wing governments that controls them flats.

    November 22, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Reply
  35. Ranger830

    Yeah! Congrats Hammas! You have once again brought death and destruction down upon your own people,and for what. Embargo and blockade still in place Mahmoud Abbas dead,160 something civilians dead and the world got to watch nice video of hammas gunmen draging a dead muslim man behind motorcycles through the streets! What a Win!
    Dont fire rockets into your neighbors backyard then have the nerve to cry about the death toll! Stupid is as stupid does a wise man once said....... LOL

    November 22, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Reply
    • eddie russo

      If the jews go back to their own lands, which is Germany, poland, new york, brooklyn, england and more and more, nobody would fire rockets at them, its funny accupy some other ppl's land and expect get to attacked.

      November 22, 2012 at 10:42 pm | Reply
      • wpqr

        A couple problems. First, how do you know these European countries would accept the Jews back in? Can you name me any country that said it would take them? Second, what about the 800,000 Israeli Jews who didn't come from Europe, but from Arab/Islamic countries, from which they were expelled?

        November 23, 2012 at 12:04 am |
      • BrendainPa

        Hey Russo why don't you go back to Italy and learn some history. The Jews are home. The Israelites are just reclaiming what was theirs. Palestinians ie PLO terrorists inflict their own problems by attacking Israel and then being stupid enough to think they won't protect themselves. They are also the brainy type that use their woman and children as human shields. Maybe the palestines true goal is self annihilation. Go palestine!

        November 23, 2012 at 9:11 am |
    • Flyover

      Ranger – you seem to know very little about the situation.

      November 22, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Reply
    • sultan

      hamas did not bring distraction to its people, israel is the one who droops bombs on civilians...the blood of kids and innocent civilians is on their hands...

      November 23, 2012 at 1:20 am | Reply
      • Canada

        Still oblivious to the facts eh Sultan, did you participate in "bring your kids to work day" too ?

        November 23, 2012 at 11:24 am |
  36. Lancesephyr

    It is hilarious to hear all the Israel-Firsters keep on claiming Israel won its war of aggression against the Gazan Palestinians when, in fact, Israel begged for a ceasefire because it was running out Iron Dome interceptor rockets!
    This only goes to show once more that Israel needs to end its immoral and illegal occupation over millions of Palestinians and finally make peace with its neighbors including ending the blockade of Gaza completely.
    The recent war with the Gazan Palestinians just shows how futile it is for Israel to think that it will achieve anything by force of arms.
    Notwithstanding what Israel-Firsters say, the fact is that Israel had to abjectly seek a ceasefire with the Palestinians of Gaza not because Israel was winning its war of aggression or because the Palestinians were running out of rockets but because Israel was running out of Iron Dome rocket interceptors!
    This is the reason why the USA brought in four Aegis cruisers into the Mediterranean Sea they were brought into the picture to rescue Israel given that it would not be able to protect itself from the Gazan retaliation for much longer given that the inventory of Iron Dome rocket interceptors was severely depleted.
    This is also why Israel has demanded/leeched an additional funding of $70,000,000 for its Iron Dome program from WE THE AMERICAN TAXPAYERS as part of the ceasefire.
    It is time for Israel to end its occupation over the Palestinians and bring its settler/squatter enterprise to a final close because the current situation is not sustainable for Israel given that America has its own fiscal cliff and economic problems and cannot allow Israel to leech off of the USA for perpetuity as it has been doing for fifty plus years in amounts in the hundreds of billions of dollars!
    Readers can do the basic math for themselves about how futile Israel’s military deterrence will be in the future by taking into account the fact that each Iron Dome rocket interceptor costs over $200,000 and this price will keep on going up and up. Given this, let’s do the basic math at current cost projections:

    1 interceptor = $200,000.00 (two hundred thousand dollars)
    10 interceptors = $2,000,000.00 (two million dollars)
    100 interceptors = $ 20,000,000.00 (twenty million dollars)
    1000 interceptors = $200,000,000.00 (two hundred million dollars)
    10,000 interceptors = $2,000,000,000 (two billion dollars)

    There is no way that Israel can ever cough up this type of money to build this many rocket interceptors for the Iron Dome so its whole concept of deterrence is thrown right out the window. The fact is that even if it came up with the money for this number of interceptors from the USA, the system would be completely overloaded, the first time that an adversary fired a barrage of 100 much cheaper Grad rockets or variation ($500 a pop). It becomes even more futile if the rockets of adversaries contain cluster munitions or incendiary explosives as these would be widely dispersed even if the rocket was intercepted by an Iron Dome interceptor.
    Finally, this makes it obvious that if an adversary has a stockpile of more than twenty thousand rockets, it can completely negate Israel’s Iron Dome rocket interceptor system to the point that it is completely useless, and a waste of American taxpayer dollars!
    Reality check for Israel: if Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Iran, Turkey, and Lebanon ever realize, and make it their strategy to maintain deterrence vis-à-vis Israel by maintaining over 40,000 or more rockets each as part of their inventory, Israel’s deterrent abilities will amount to nought particularly taking into account that only 30% of incoming rockets from Gaza were even intercepted and given that Hezbollah alone probably has over 60,000-70,000 rockets in its inventory.
    Israel needs to understand that it must make peace with the Palestinians and its neighbors and end its brutal and immoral occupation as America is sick and tired of having to drag Israel’s butt out of the fire and pay through its teeth for its ongoing leeching of WE THE AMERICAN TAXPAYERS while millions of American children live off of food stamps, our schools, roads, and highways decay, our homes are foreclosed, and tens of millions lose their jobs and life savings, and our inner cities look like war zones!
    On that note, Israel-Firsters will froth and fume and keep on yammering about how Israel won in its war of aggression against the Gazans, when, in fact, Israel was begging like a hobo on the street corner for a ceasefire since it had either run out of Iron Dome interceptors or was very close to running out of them – again the reason why four American Aegis cruisers were brought into the picture into the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Gaza, namely, to rescue Israel from the mess and quagmire that it had got itself into, and which was going to end in an outright and complete defeat.
    Come on Israel, end the occupation and make peace with your neighbors as Iron Dome is simply another joke that fuels a false sense of security among your population, and encourages poor and reckless leaders like Nutty-Yahoo to endanger Israel and all Israelis!
    Give peace a chance and stop the useless sound bite that Israel left Gaza because Gaza is not isolated from the West Bank nor from the 1967 borders.
    If an occupier left Texas (while maintaining an economic blockade on it), and kept maintaining an occupation of New York, Americans would fight for the freedom of New Yorkers from the occupier just like the Palestinians of Gaza are doing for the Palestinians of the West Bank!
    On that note, Israel-Firsters can keep claiming victory when it is obvious that Israel begged for a ceasefire given that Iron Dome would not be able to protect it much longer!
    This is the reason why Israel did not respond back to the last five rockets that were fired from Gaza as Israel had nothing to shoot these down with any longer, heh,heh,heh….

    November 22, 2012 at 10:54 am | Reply
    • octopus

      you got the price wrong.

      November 22, 2012 at 11:46 am | Reply
    • StanCalif

      Romney lost, get over it! Obama is not a stouge of Israel, but the GOP is.
      Actually everyone in Congress is madly in love with Israel, regardless of what these idiots do! Go wage your wars, but do not expect America to save you! Bulldoze more land, create more settements every time our president ignores you! Possibly your tacticts are not working. Your Netanyahu is a complete idiot! Obama knows this!

      November 22, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Reply
    • TGK

      The presence of AEGIS cruisers with their SM-3's in the eastern Med are not to help out Israel's rocket defense system...don't talk about things you know obviously know nothing about...

      November 23, 2012 at 1:32 am | Reply
    • Joey33

      "And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob."
      Take care Arabs, the Spring is the beginning of the end for you as you unite to destroy Israel.
      Don't get drunk on your own blood. We do not wish evil upon you but the decision table has been extrapolated and the outcome predicted thousands of years ago. With your hankering for Jewish blood, you are about to get drunk on your own

      November 23, 2012 at 2:14 am | Reply
    • KLARGAR

      Except for one small problem genius if the pal mutts or Herpes bolla ever embarkedon a suicide mission and sent 10,000 or 20,000 missles Israel would turn around and flatten them case closed think about it you Imbecile.

      November 26, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Reply
  37. Bill

    All this rhetoric over what has been SOP for Hamas since the Arafat years. Lob some ordinance or othewise attack Israel and keep it up until Israel has little option other than to respond. Play up to the press all the "innocents" killed as Israel attempts to protect its civilians, keep it up for about a week. We everyone is in an uproar let things settle down, claim victory, continue to point at the dead "civilians" and play the media to the hilt for currency both at home and abroad about how "reasonable" these terrorist manics are and solidifies their political position in Gaza. Hamas has been doing this for 30+ years and from the comments here it seems few are aware of this ongoing farce that has such tragic results for innocents on both sides of the border. You don't have to believe me, just wait 6 months or less and off we go again, rinse and repeat.

    November 22, 2012 at 10:53 am | Reply
  38. Royce the man

    Test

    November 22, 2012 at 10:53 am | Reply
  39. octopus

    "I would like to say weapons that we have that helped us to withstand this aggression..."

    the scoundrel forgot to mention that without their weapons there would be no "agression".

    November 22, 2012 at 10:37 am | Reply
  40. Brokenindonesia

    BreakingNews: The next fallen indonesia
    From The Broken indonesia surrounded by all enemies:
    1 December 2012: West Papua Will Proclaim Independence Separated From indonesia.
    Also Sumatra Borneo Java NusaBali Sulawesi Moluccas have their rights to be the new 7 countries separated from the failed indonesia.

    Obama: the java forgets their islands are surrounded by Sumatra Borneo Nusa Bali Sulawesi Malaysia Singapore Australia and the other islands can attack java from everywhere everyday to punish java to blockade java to isolate java until their islands are free to be the new independent countries separated from indonesia like East Timor did.

    Soon the failed indonesia will be broken to be the new 7 countries.
    Now all countries & their people Never believe in indonesia caused by their own evil badness inside indonesia.
    See indonesia is DEAD!

    November 22, 2012 at 9:39 am | Reply
    • WorldWar3

      GLOBALNetworks: muslims are Not Human Beings: Eliminate muslims.
      UN NATO PENTAGON Global Forces Joint in WW3.
      WW3 Objective: Eliminate islam.
      1.Destroy palestinian & jordan for Israel supported by EU Russia USA.
      2.Destroy mecca & the evil kaaba attacked by Africa Egypt Iraq Qatar Yemen Omen.
      3.Destroy indonesia separated to be the new 7 countries supported by ASEAN Australia UK USA.

      The Earth Weapons:
      CERN EU Russia Germany: ready to launch nukes to Destroy mecca kaaba the evil axis.
      IAEA UN USA UK Australia: ready to launch nukes to Destroy java the terrorist nests.

      WW3: Creators Destroy islam.
      Bomb mecca & medina like their islamic story as the Armageddon day.
      Send muslims to heaven by death like their islamic past ego story they made.

      For All future human beings: Sacrifice islam.
      Supported By:
      UN EU Russia USA IAEA CERN NATO PENTAGON

      November 23, 2012 at 11:10 am | Reply
  41. Ferd of Aragon

    Idiotic + Stupid + Ludicrous And Monstrous ideology = (ISLAM) was founded by Muha(MAD), a seventh century mad lunaitc who could not read and write and who formed what individuals who don't understand follow in the name of I+S+L+A+M.

    November 22, 2012 at 9:38 am | Reply
  42. Israelphobia

    Israelphobia:
    Do muslims feel Israelphobia or Christphobia after all Human Beings Crucify islams?
    Visit: SacrificeislamBlogspotCom & Arab-apologizeBlogspotCom

    November 22, 2012 at 8:33 am | Reply
    • Crazymuslims

      Those are Christianity Won

      November 22, 2012 at 9:34 am | Reply
    • Timmy

      Can Israelphobia or Christphobia be added in our Wikipedia?
      Wikipedia said: Yes, Both words are legal words.

      November 23, 2012 at 10:34 am | Reply
  43. Ioan Emil

    -When the IDF called the Israeli incursion a success, does he meant 162 Palestinian deaths, from which more than 90% where innocent civilians?

    November 22, 2012 at 7:04 am | Reply
    • Enzo

      It's funny how Hamas is claiming victory against Israel who defeated 3 countries simultaneously during the Six-Day War. Can you imagine this headline: "HAMAS defeated Israel in 8 days of conflict." What a joke.

      November 22, 2012 at 7:20 am | Reply
    • Darren

      The deaths are on Hamas's head , they should not have started the conflicted by firing the missiles in of Israel.

      November 22, 2012 at 9:07 am | Reply
    • @alx

      Ioan, this is a strategy used by Hams – hide behind civilians via placing their rockets in schools, hospitals, etc. What other country except Israel you have heard of conducted the war by calling people before bombing the building or dropping the leaflets for the civilians asking to leave their building. Only Israel did this in an effort to minimize death toll of civilians! Israel does not target civilians! Hamas does! That is the difference.

      November 22, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Reply
  44. pictureinmotion

    it's amazing how you guys seem to have missed the fact that Adam Levine wrote this article. hehe kidding.

    November 22, 2012 at 6:29 am | Reply
  45. Araminta Ross

    Henry Kissinger spoke (Fox News-Gretta's show) last night and said he thinks Pres. Obama should "get his team together". He so keenly hit on the crux of the problem. It's going to be more like an "end-around" or "naked bootleg" because he's been a one man show ever since he got to Washington. This will culminate in a 23 skidu back to Chicago.

    November 22, 2012 at 4:53 am | Reply
  46. USN Ret.

    Why is it OK for anyone to shoot rockets at Israel and it’s a sin for them to fight back? Israel is a member of the UN and recognized as such. Hamas replaced the PLO as the leadership of “Palestine "Gaza" and should be condemned by the UN for allowing rockets to be fired from their soil. THAT IS WHAT SHOULD BE IN FROUNT OF THE UN. Not pointing to Israel for defending it self. Israel is not going away and neither is the Palestine population. The problem is Islam will not let other religion’s co-exist in its mist. Until that happens there will be no peace.
    Christianity and many other religions have a dark history but for the most part have come out of their dark age. Islam has not allowed it self to come out of its dark age.
    Until that happens the non-Islamic world can not trust Islam’s leadership
    Do something to earn our trust.

    November 22, 2012 at 1:09 am | Reply
    • Dave

      jActually Israel's real enemy is Islam which teach to kill jews to enter fast entry to heavn. Israel should understand that they have no friends in muslim world . at the moment , they need to destroy Iran completely for their own survival

      November 22, 2012 at 8:46 am | Reply
    • jonny

      Well the un is to busy branding canada as mass murders due to our treatment of natives in canda, led by the big human rights champion iran. Solution support israel and BUY CANADIAN OIL NOT MIDDLE EASTERN BLOOD OIL. Let china and europe deal with the middle east north america has all the energy we need.

      November 22, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Reply
  47. Bummed

    If the Arabs in Gaza have any intelligence they'll never lob another rocket at Israel! But the whole world knows they don't and that they'll eventually start this crap all over again! Too bad for them though, because, if they do it again, after the ass-whooping they got this time around, Israel will be completely justified in going all-out on them!

    So, Smarten Up Arabs! And lose the hate!!

    November 22, 2012 at 12:41 am | Reply
    • Aydin

      Hey Mr. Smart, you know that you're the one paying for the war right? Partly through aid the U.S. gives to Israel, just becasue they can and partly to reconstruct the buildings that were destroyed in Gaza.

      @ Marcus: You must be living in la la land, don't you? Don't put your nose where it doesn't belong and nobody would care about your existence, just like France or Italy for example. All the horrible acts that you and your people have done against others in general are easily forgotten aren't they?

      Do you for example know that the U.S. military, proudly shot down a civilian Iranian airliner in the "Persian Gulf", i.e. an area in which they did not belong in? Get your facts straight and come back, besides, you don't really think that anyone actually cares about religion as a reason for war right? It's all about power and money.

      November 22, 2012 at 6:32 am | Reply
      • Dave

        Talk about being in La La Land, seems your a permanent resident. Hamas ( A known terrorist group) as well as Iran have made numerous statements over the years that the state of Israel should be wiped off the planet.

        As far as the Iranian Jetliner being shot down, if you knew the facts you would know better that the cause was a series of mistakes most of them by the crew of the passenger jet.

        Get your facts straight before you make idiotic comments.

        November 22, 2012 at 7:09 am |
    • faris

      kis umak

      November 22, 2012 at 6:36 am | Reply
      • Trekkie

        kis umak to you too...

        November 22, 2012 at 8:23 am |
    • eddie russo

      Hey Bummed or bum,, With out American weapons and technology the european jews would have left palestine 70 years ago.
      Its the American $$$$$$$$ and weapons that they are still in palestine.

      November 22, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Reply
      • fred is dead

        good . muslims need to die..

        November 23, 2012 at 8:12 am |
  48. carboncutback

    If this is a victory for Hamas, they sure better not ever suffer a defeat.

    November 21, 2012 at 11:58 pm | Reply
    • @alx

      short and sweet.

      November 22, 2012 at 11:52 pm | Reply
  49. gary

    isreal has finally lost a war, where will the jewish homeland be now, i guess iran will now have the bomb. i hope Isreal votes out the cowards in office, golda meir, and menachem begin, and all the soldiers who lost their life for Isreal, must be turningg in their grave, i guess netenyahu will getthe noble coward prize, u won nothing, u handed terrorist a victory

    November 21, 2012 at 8:21 pm | Reply
    • sammy47

      What exactly did Hamas win?

      November 22, 2012 at 12:33 am | Reply
    • jonny

      Lost a war what channel did you watch, The idiots Hamass are just lucky israel did not invade, seems they have money for missles and weapons but none for hospitals food infastructure, jobs, Let them rot in the hell they call gaza the one they have created for themselves and deserve.

      November 22, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Reply
    • @alx

      Gary, can you please elaborate how exactly Hamas won this war? – Just few points will do. Thanks.

      November 22, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Reply
  50. Mike

    Muslims fights with Buddhists
    Muslims fights with Christians (West and Russie)
    Muslims fights with Jews
    Muslims fights with Hindus
    AND
    Muslims fights with Muslims!! ( Shias with sunnis or whatever)
    Muslims duty is to convert others to be muslims.

    What is wrong with muslims?????

    November 21, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Reply
    • Don Malla

      It's simple. They are primitive and violent barbarians.

      November 21, 2012 at 8:23 pm | Reply
      • Ironman

        In response to some of the comments in here....
        Muslims fight with everyone......Arabs spread their "hatred culture" to other mulims in the world who are not originally Arabs. Islam is a disease of the mind.
        USA ,Europe and the rest of the not islamic world ( Kafirs ,infidels ) must be oil independant so that we dont have to give the oil sheikhs an advantage. Once we do that we can boldy show are middle fingers to the islamic sickness all over the world.

        @ Faris inta Kis Ummak , inta haiwaan , harami inta islamic kelb.

        November 22, 2012 at 9:39 am |
    • Crazymuslims

      All muslims are Crazy.
      Caused by islam.

      November 22, 2012 at 9:32 am | Reply
      • James

        not the religion is the wrong, dont say wrong about religions, the problems is not in the islamic religion the problem in the stupid people and crazy people they using religions for terrorism. and many of them is idiots .

        November 23, 2012 at 7:11 pm |
    • Flyover

      Silly, the inverse of each of the listed items holds true as well.

      November 22, 2012 at 11:16 pm | Reply
    • eddie russo

      WWI and WWII, both were caused by none mulims where on both wars close 75 million ppl died, All these wars are caused by satan's namely the CIA MI6 MOSSAD AND KGB.. WITH THESE EVIL SPYS WOLRD WOULD BE AT PEACFUL.

      November 22, 2012 at 11:47 pm | Reply
    • Timmy

      See islams kill muslims. So idiots like muslims made islams to kill muslims.
      For All future human beings: Just Eliminate islam.

      November 23, 2012 at 10:42 am | Reply
    • Deadislam

      See the violent muslims with their loud egoistic islams seek enemies only just to feel holy at public.
      As the consequence: All human beings hate islams reject islams.
      Now the stubborn muslims surrounded by all enemies to Eliminate islams.
      Pitiful muslims with their primitive islams are a shame for All Human Beings.
      It is better to be Atheist rather than living in Lies by the sorrowful islamic story from the wrong arabian past time.

      November 23, 2012 at 10:59 am | Reply
    • SKYForces

      Loud muslims always seek Enemies Not Friends.
      See now all enemies attack muslims from everywhere to Eliminate islamic egos.

      November 25, 2012 at 8:20 am | Reply
  51. Lance

    Why are Israeli soldiers making use of other Israelis as human shields by demanding to take public transportation in and out of major military centres such the Israeli Defence Ministry (which is located deep inside of Tel Aviv)? Additionally, why has Israel situated its major armaments and munitions factories deep inside its major population centres. It is disgusting that Israel is making its own citizens into human shields.

    November 21, 2012 at 7:41 pm | Reply
    • MacMan

      What BS! US troops also use commercial transportation in many places simple because there are not enough military buses. And by the way any time the Israeli military commandeers a bus, no civilians are on it. The Swiss also have a citizen army and do the same. Your propaganda machine is full of holes big enough to drive the QE II threw.

      November 21, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Reply
    • Ron

      Lance, you are nuttier then a muslim!!!

      November 21, 2012 at 8:23 pm | Reply
    • JB Hollywood

      Nick:

      Don't you know that repeating a lie over and over does not make it truth? Are you stupid enough to believe that educated citizens of the world could ever believe the bellicose, lying hate coming from you and your comrades? Here are some real truths to chew on... Israel has the right to defend its population. Period. Why don't you tell us how your Arab Brothers can let 30,000 parish in Syria and not lift a finger? How about rape in Sudan? I can go on all day... You complain about Israel – look in the mirror. Move beyond hate and rhetoric – save yourself.

      November 21, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Reply
      • JB Hollywood

        Lance, not Nick. Apologies for mis stating your fake name above.

        November 21, 2012 at 8:35 pm |
    • @alx

      Lance, so according to your logic Hamas targeted civilian bus, just because there were few soldiers riding it, right ? Not because they try to target civilians?

      November 22, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Reply
  52. Lance

    Israhell blackmails America as our fiscal cliff comes ever closer!

    November 21, 2012 at 7:41 pm | Reply
    • c

      How do they do that? Please explain.

      November 21, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Reply
    • Red Buttons

      Lance you are truly ignorant. Good luck, you will need it.

      November 22, 2012 at 10:58 pm | Reply
    • @alx

      Lance, let's blame Israel for American financial issues. This is the reason. Not the banks, mortgages and outsourcing of the jobs... no, it's because of US help to Israel. You figured it out.

      November 23, 2012 at 12:04 am | Reply
  53. Lance

    Palestine and Hamas wins and Israhell and NuttyYahoo loses! Bravo and long live Palestine!

    November 21, 2012 at 7:40 pm | Reply
    • Ron

      Long Live palistine??? Not for very much longer, what an idiot!!!

      November 21, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Reply
      • SE

        I second that

        November 22, 2012 at 2:30 am |
    • Ironman

      palestine = Pigintestine

      mohammed aka Lance – leave the free world and bury yourself in meccaland.

      November 22, 2012 at 9:43 am | Reply
    • Ironman

      palestine = Pigintestine
      mohammed aka Lance – leave the free world and bury yourself in meccaland.

      November 22, 2012 at 9:44 am | Reply
    • jonny

      ill third that

      November 22, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Reply
  54. Nice job

    Well done Israel, you have accomplish the mission of spending American tax payer money by bombing Hamas. Now is time to get some more. I am sure the fiscal cliff is of no concern to Israel.

    November 21, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Reply
    • Canada

      The Fiscal cliff is of concern to all nations that trade with the USA, but I think they care more about their existence. better to be broke and alive, then to be dead and scattered.

      November 23, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Reply
  55. Fair Voice

    The Israeli-palestinian matter can be a challenging one to take a clear position on. On one hand you have the state of Israel invented in 1949 by the British who illegally gifted parts of colonized Palestine (that were not theirs to give) to european/white Ashkenazi jews. This original wrong makes the Palestinian cause a just cause.

    But on the other hand you have American interest. An Islamic fundamentalist world is clearly a threat to American/western society. Israel therefore as a nation whose values are more in line with our own serves as a strategic bulwark in a Middle East sea of Islam – or at least that’s the rationale. The ideological and strategic battle against Islamic extremism is as (if not more) significant as the battle against facism and communism.

    This dichotomy results from Deceptive Albion (ie Great Britain) in 1949 decision to use jews as a pawn to place a check on the rise of islam by creating Israel in its’ midst? We therefore are left to follow through with this strategy supporting the tribe (Israel) that advances our strategic interests in the region. However I suspect our post-world war 2 assessment as to the strategic risks of the muslim world (like the case with Cuba) to ours may be rather dated. Islamic extremist are a nutjob no doubt, and if they are allowed to take control of muslim societies we certainly can have a problem. But here is the irony: our foremost middle east ally (Wahabbi Saudi Arabia) are the foremost disseminators of Islamic extremism. Further, irony is that Wahabbi Saudi arabia’s commercial ties to the U.S. is keeping wahabbi extremism in check – to the point where Paris Hilton now have a store in Mecca and 5-across Saudi Arabia.

    So if islam is not the threat in 2012 that we thought it was in 1949, what should we do? Or even if it is still a substantial threat, is our Israeli catnip backfiring keeping what is otherwise a dying threat vibrant and alive? I say we should divide and conquer: the essence of the Obama strategy. In Obama Harvard-esque language we would say we need to be “more nuanced” and “less provincial”. Obama is a wise president and the foremost Islamic extremist has termed him a “…wise enemy…”. This assessment is correct and the Obama high IQ strategy goes virtually undetected (as it should). The same IQ he used to deftly beat Hillary and Romney without them even knowing what was coming, is the same genius that eliminated a host of opponents from bin laden to Somali pirates & Gaddaffi – all with a smile and high likeability rating (Bush must be jealous!).

    THE OBAMA NUANCE: Identifiy your enemies more accurately, then eliminate them cost-efficiently, reallocating the savings to rebuild America enabling her to deploy military assets to the Pacific to keep china in check and better compete with 21st century china.

    LET’S ASK OURSELVES: what is Israel doing to keep ACTUAL Islamic extremist that THREATEN AMERICA in check? Hamas & Hesbullah does not care to harm America, and if they did we could do the job more cost-effectively by recruiting rival muslims as paid agents to take them out. The Israel-palestinian tribal war is not cost-efficient and does not deliver the goods to U.S. interests.

    We need to update our strategy….

    November 21, 2012 at 7:35 pm | Reply
    • DVanHorne

      Wow. Someone actually gets it. I am not anti-Israel but we have let them go too far. Jerusalem can not be the capital of Israel if anyone wants real peace. The Wests attempt of creating a buffer of moderation in the ME has turned into a cesspool of extremism. The settler situation has turned into a full fledge land grab and their existence has made a truly contiguous and autonomous Palestinian nation an impossibility.

      I liked Israel more when it's capital was Tel Aviv...

      November 22, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Reply
      • Fair Voice

        i hear you DvanHorne. but make no mistake about it i believe unequivocally in the elimination of sharia extremists and to the extent that israel can be useful in helping to eliminate them, i believe we should continue to work with israel. i see them as our unequivocal ally, but our strategy needs updating...

        November 22, 2012 at 11:57 pm |
      • jjjj

        when was israel's capital Tel Aviv?
        @Fair Voice: "The British gave the Jews Israel which was not theirs to give" Actually it was theirs to give. And it was the UN who gave Israel the right to declare independence. Jordan was created by the British. The countries known as Iraq, Syria and Lebanon were created by the European powers after the fall of the Ottomans. Pakistan was created by the British. So why not Israel? Texas was populated by settlers and later declared independence. Why not Israel?

        November 23, 2012 at 11:34 am |
    • KLARGAR

      By 2020 The United States will be exporting more oil than Saudi Arabia that along with our natural gas reserves will make the US the 800 pound energy gorilla. This changes the entire dynamic of world power, basically rendering the Middle East and for that matter Russia insignifigant. No more Arab oil embargos no more pseudo Islamic power the end. Whether or not this is totally a good thing vis a vis Global climactic change remains to be seen, but no more Islamic blackmail and that is a good thing. They can go back to the 7th century and leave the rest of the world alone.

      November 26, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Reply
  56. MuslimHater

    Israel accomplished exactly what they wanted to....to dupe America out of money. If someone was shooting missles at us, would we fight back or would we allow someone to tell us what we can or can't do 8 days later? Israel must have figured it was best to take the money and go Christmas shopping off the tax payers of America. They LOST the war is what it boils down to. They'll be crying again soon after Hamas starts shooting again ....probably because it'll be Mecka birthday that they'll want America to pay for.

    November 21, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Reply
    • brant

      the us and israel are one and the same, just as the us and great britain, it is a joke to say that any primative rock throwing morons can win a battle or a war with them,

      November 22, 2012 at 9:04 am | Reply
  57. chazzz

    ...SUPPOSE THEY GAVE A WAR...AND NO ONE SHOWED UP !

    November 21, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Reply
  58. Caroline

    I just can't understand why this region is ALWAYS embroiled in war and battle. Just leave each other alone and go on with your lives! There is enough room in the world for everyone. Seems they've been fighting for centuries and it will never end until they blow each other to smitherines. I just don't get it..

    November 21, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Reply
    • Islam_IS_A_Cancer

      .. because Islam peaches its followers violence and bloodshed... they keep reading that book of hate which keeps filling their minds with hatred and violence... as you think so you become... Islam is the root cause of so much violence in the middle east as well as in other places in the world

      November 21, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Reply
      • eddie russo

        The root cause of all the problems in world are jews and the jews only, One person in history of the world knew that his name was A.hitler.

        November 23, 2012 at 12:44 am |
      • Canada

        ahhh, all of Eddie Russo's comments make sense now! he's a skinhead and a racist. ever seen American History X? I bet you're much like them.

        November 23, 2012 at 12:28 pm |
    • Larry L

      They fight because countries like the U.S. and Iran enable them with that option. If they were left without foreign aid, especially weapons of war and protective military might, they would be reduced to survival through manufacturing, trade and agriculture. Compromise would be required because they would eventually have no other option – like addicts required to hit bottom before moving towards real solutions. The world has invested too much money and blood in this region – usually due to our need & greed for oil. The sooner we break ourselves of that addiction the sooner the region will stabilize. Maybe WE need to hit our "bottom" as energy addicts.

      November 21, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Reply
    • RV

      Its not that simple Caroline, no one wants to kill each other for the heck of it. And its not religion either as some would like you to believe. Its about the right to exist for many on both sides. The unfortunate situation is that there isn't enough land to accommodate both Israeli's and the Palestinians and they are pretty much in a situation where they have to fight to live or perish. we can't understand their plight sitting in our living rooms.

      November 21, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Reply
  59. Alfredo

    Israel had one goal, to stop rocket fire. The ceasefire will achieve that until the imbeciles of Hamas start their toy rockets again and Israel retaliates. Aren't the people of Gaza fed up with Hamas sacrificing them?....The resistance is a lie, Hamas only resists peace and prosperity for Gaza....

    November 21, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Reply
    • Nice job

      Really? I thought the rocket fire which is probably paid for by American TAX PAYERS AS WELL was in response to the occupying Israeli forces. Yes ISRAEL is an occupying force the same way the NAZI's were an occupying force in France. Lets not try to pretend its anything else. BUT HEY, as long as it does not involve Americans, we don't give a crap. Feel free to bomb each other to kingdom come.....

      November 21, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Reply
    • Flyover

      Alfredo, you seem to forget it was Israel that provoke this current conflict (and many others in the past) on several occasions.

      November 22, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Reply
  60. snowdog

    I am very dissapointed in Israel that they did not finish the job and fell to the pressure of Obama once again. In a few months Hamas will start sending more missiles over and we will do this all over again. It will never change until you get rid of the terrorists of HAMAS.

    November 21, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Reply
    • Larry L

      Could it be that Jews know the horror of genocide and aren't willing to sacrifice their very souls to gain economic, geographic and political goals? Could they feel a sense of complicity in the problem? Could they see themselves as terrorists if roles (and supporters) were reversed?

      November 21, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Reply
    • Flyover

      Snowy, Israel has trouble finish anything...particularly in a fair fight.

      November 22, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Reply
  61. truth1111

    The Cancer is Islam. You cant stop the POWERFUL light of TRUTH. The truth is Islam is sick and Muslims need healing. The internet has now provided the world with tools to expose Islam without the fear of being killed. This is why Islamic countries will not let their citizens have freedom on the internet. It is LIES that fear TRUTH... Not the other way around... Islam's days are NUMBERED...

    November 21, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Reply
    • Islam_IS_A_Cancer

      as long as this evil religion exists, world will keep on experiencing violence and bloodshed... Islam needs to go !

      November 21, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Reply
      • MAngeline

        The Cancer is people like you!

        November 23, 2012 at 7:26 am |
    • Larry L

      Islam didn't cause the Crusades, the Inquisition, or cozy-up to Hitler, Franco, and Mussolini during WWII. Islam didn't send missionaries to Central America, the Caribbean, and what is now the Southern U.S. to kill and enslave indigenous peoples by the hundreds of thousands. The worst domestic terrorist in U.S. history, Tim McVey wasn't a Muslim – he was a fundamental Christian. The problem isn't Islam – it's religion. Religion brings divisiveness, bigotry, xenophobia, and war. You are contributing to those statistics in your mindless analysis of the problem.

      November 21, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Reply
      • RV

        Good one Larry, I was about to answer and read your response. Spot on brother.

        November 21, 2012 at 7:41 pm |
      • simplesimon

        Islam caused Sept 11 that too in this age..

        November 21, 2012 at 7:46 pm |
      • Chuck

        Are you kidding? Islam was the reason for the Crusades,

        this Howard Zinn version of history needs to stop

        November 21, 2012 at 7:46 pm |
      • Samson

        No, no, The crusades, Hitler, Tim The bomber all were mentally screwed up. Christ said forgive, not go off, and kill one another. The people who use religion to kill for fun are evil to the core. Those people were not Christians. They were bad wolves in sheep clothing. The Crusades were just seriously confused, God punished them with plagues and death. "God told me to do it", that phrase is a huge lie. Any Christian who murders, rape, and so on are like false prophets. God never said evil couldn't reach in the heart of the church. I'm not even saved and strongly believe it. We're all sinners if you belong to a religion or not, got a God or not, a Saviour or not. Evil comes from Satan in all religions, evil has to come from somewhere. To fight evil is to fight back.

        November 22, 2012 at 10:01 am |
      • Canada

        Great reply Samson! For everything God has, The serpent has his own artificial copy, and he uses deception and masks it as Christianity. I however believe you're saved if you believe in the one who came, and practice his words. As for the Catholic Church. read Revelations.

        November 23, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
    • simplesimon

      check out 1000mistakes "dot"com
      also inthenameofallah "dot" org
      good information about islam based on historical and scientific realities.

      November 21, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Reply
  62. nick

    Screw Israel and the United States for supporting a state like Israel. you wonder why no one in the East likes the U.S. and always has a target on its back. Time will show that Israel will lead the United States too a WW3, its enough the U.S. lost in Iraq and Afghanistan. Palestine will be free and Israel will be punished too the max

    November 21, 2012 at 6:46 pm | Reply
    • So not scared

      blah, blah, blah

      November 21, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Reply
    • snowdog

      Ridiculous Nick. Why can't Israel defend itself. They are just supposed to sit back and take the terrorism of Hamas without doing anything. Get out from under your rock.

      November 21, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Reply
      • Nice job

        Israel is welcome to defend herself. By all means invade all middle east. Just LEAVE USA Out of it. We do need another 9/11.

        November 21, 2012 at 7:40 pm |
      • Canada

        I wonder if this could happen. Leave USA out of it, and let the other NATO countries (like mine) stand up against genocide and hate, and everything that goes against our values... I do remember in WWII, America didn't even want to take part. however the commonwealth was there fighting. It will probably just take another false-flag event to get you guys involved. IE Pearl Harbour and 9/11.. and I mean, that worked out awesome for America, you guys were the big heroes there. and in WWI if I recall... ohwell, better late than never

        November 23, 2012 at 12:49 pm |
    • truth1111

      "nick" or should I say Hassam...or Muhammad.... You are sick in the head. Any person who has the internet and watches the 100's of rockets fired at Israeli children without any provocation, is demented.....You need to see a doctor...

      November 21, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Reply
    • sawolf

      The muslims don't like us because we are infidels, defined as second class humans, who THINK differently. Me, I'll side with the people who are inventing the 21st century, rather than those that want to take us back to the 7th century.

      November 21, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Reply
    • Mike Walsh

      So "Israel supports a state like Israel"? So your comments are pretty unintelligent all the way around. Good job you sandbag.

      November 21, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Reply
    • GetReal

      Silly man, these animals already hate us for who we are. They hate the Jews for who they are. You can't reason with insanity. It is really this vile and evil religion of theirs that teaches hatred murder and other things.

      November 21, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Reply
    • Marcus

      Nick, you are as dumb as a bucket of rocks. The U.S will always stand with Israel for their beacon of democracy and freedom, military and medical innovations and because they are our only trusted ally in the middle east when every other Islamic country labels us "infidels" and "Satan" and declare our destruction not because we side with Israel but because you quran condemns our existence. As long as their is good men and women in this great country and there still is! We will Stand With Israel! The days of Islamic evil and are being counted and we WILL prevail. look at all the problems around the world today, the root cause is Islam and it is a matter of time before it needs to go.

      November 21, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Reply
      • Canada

        they come to my country (founded on Christian principles and is thriving) and they complain about Christmas lights on my house, and about Christmas tree's in our central parks. and what does my Government do? agree's with them as not too offend! madness. A city like Mecca and Tehran, and others that have laws against the basic humans rights of human-beings worldwide is detrimental to the progress of the world. Christianity know's this, why not Islam?

        November 23, 2012 at 12:56 pm |
    • Ron

      Nick Nick Nick! You don't really believe this dribble do you? If you do your more then an Id–ot!!!

      November 21, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Reply

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