November 26th, 2012
06:52 PM ET

Iran "finding ways" to supply more weapons to Hamas

By Barbara Starr

Iran is "finding ways to resupply Hamas" with long range rockets and other weapons even after the intense fighting between Hamas and Israel that ended in a cease-fire last week, a senior U.S. official told CNN.

The issue is sure to be a problem as Israel and Hamas work out further terms of the cease fire agreement.

Outgoing Israel Defense Minister Ehud Barak will be at the Pentagon on Wednesday and the topic of Iran arming Hamas is sure to be discussed.

One area of focus is the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas, which is under intense surveillance by American and Israeli intelligence services using spy satellites to gather the latest on Iran's cargo ships and aircraft smuggling weapons into Gaza.

U.S. and Israeli officials said Iranian ships make their way from Bandar Abbas into the Red Sea and dock in Sudan. Some unload arms and missile parts, which are then smuggled over land into Sinai and then into Gaza's tunnels, according to Israeli and American officials.

Other ships dock further north and the goods are unloaded into tunnels that lead from the Sinai to Gaza. Iran wants to keep several routes open - especially if there is a crackdown on the ho`rizon from Egypt on the tunnels, officials believe.

Smuggling weapons to Gaza - the long way

"Its not so easy to get things into Gaza unless you use the tunnels and what the Egyptians seems to be doing with this agreement is moving toward an arrangement where what goes into Gaza goes in above ground," said Jon Alterman, a Middle East expert with the Center for Strategic & International Studies. "That may make it much harder to get weapons into Gaza."

After the cease-fire between Gaza and Israel was reached last week after eight days of violence, Israeli officials said Iran continued to try to push arms into Gaza, according to an Israeli military spokeswoman.

"It tried during the operation itself to push more and more rockets into the Gaza Strip," Israel Defense Force spokeswoman Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich said on CNN's "Situation Room" with Wolf Blitzer last Wednesday. "We know Iran is deeply involved with Hamas inside Gaza."

Israeli officials told CNN it has been impossible to shut down the hundreds of sophisticated tunnels in Gaza because of the millions of dollars in economic activity that are carried through there. Trusting Egypt with sensitive intelligence about weapons smuggling could be risky, Alterman said.

"After all if there is an emerging alliance between Hamas and the government of (Egyptian President) Mohamed Morsy. You have to be very careful about what you tell the government of Mohamed Morsy what you know about Hamas for fear it will go right back to Hamas," Alterman said.

The United States "strongly condemns" Iran's efforts to resupply Hamas with rockets, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told CNN on Monday.

Nuland said Iran is subject to a U.N. resolution prohibiting it from exporting arms and neighbors of Iran are obligated to enforce this measure.

"We are hopeful that the nations in the region take appropriate steps to halt any attempts to transport weapons to (Gaza), through their territory or airspace," Nuland said.

Efforts to seek comment from Iranian officials were unsuccessful.

Opinion: In Israel-Hamas clash, Iran casts a shadow

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    December 28, 2012 at 5:24 am | Reply
  2. Jannai

    America is the root of all terror. America has invaded sixty countries since world war 2.
    In 1953 America overthrow Iran's democratic government Mohammad Mosaddegh and installed a brutal dictator Shah. America helped Shah of Iran to establish secret police and killed thousands of Iranian people.
    During Iran-Iraq war evil America supported Suddam Hossain and killed millions of Iranian people. In 1989, America, is the only country ever, shot down Iran's civilian air plane, killing 290 people. ha ha ha
    In 2003,America invaded Iraq and killed 1,000,000+ innocent Iraqi people and 4,000,000+ Iraqi people were displaced.
    Now America is a failed state with huge debt. Its debt will be 22 trillion by 2015.

    November 28, 2012 at 10:23 am | Reply
    • mombser2

      No! in Iraq civilians have been and are still being killed by each other and insurgents-
      Though I agree that when a country gets into trouble- like earthquakes in Pakistan the USA should say let the billionaires there help out dont bother us for help!

      November 28, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Reply
  3. massoud

    Quoting an unnamed U.S. official reeks of propaganda. Looks like the military industrial complex is needing to be fed with that "highly successful " Afghanistan War winding down. Time to go invade and bomb another country to smithereens while our troops are fatigued and war weary, and our country is broke makes perfect sense to me.

    November 27, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Reply
  4. sasss31

    I urge for all to read "Son of Hamas" by Mosab Hassan Yousef. A must read book for ignoramus Palestinian supporters on here; and for anyone in general who truly wants to understand the root of the conflict. Not land but radical Islam.

    November 27, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Reply
    • Rudy1947

      I admit I didn't read the book, but checked out a quick "bio" of the man, a very courageous man. I am as guilt as many to confuse the term "Palestinian" with Hamas, Hezbellah, etc. Thanx for the info.

      November 27, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Reply
    • martiniano

      Hamas represents all Palestinians the way Democrats represent all Americans. There are innocent children dying because Israel is slowly and methodically stealing Palestinian land while misguided Americans support the Zionist concept that God gave the Levant to Jews. It is insane, yet it is true. Americans support a terrorist state in Israel.

      November 27, 2012 at 7:23 pm | Reply
  5. honfleur

    The US "strongly condemns" Iran's efforts ....

    Translation: We are going to do absolutely nothing about it.

    November 27, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Reply
  6. Soldier of Fortunes

    But America and England can collaberate to harbor an innocent child and crucify the child? Let me know what the UN Council will think of such actions...Iran will be old news by then...what's that "ripe tomato" worth today US and UK??
    What a couple trillion dollars with all those Ritcher Investments? Too bad for you when the Repo Man comes to collect...

    November 27, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Reply
  7. Daremonai

    I always find the class in policy of 'Israel has the right to defend itself' yet "Palestine is not allowed to have weapons" amusing.

    The US supplies Israel with countless weapons. Why shouldn't the other side be supplied too?

    November 27, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Reply
    • BRANDO

      That's when you don't read newspaper or listen to news on TV or Radio. What shocks me even more is that you have access to the internet and still you are not informed? The word is "Defend". Why give weapons to people who intends to wipe your race off the face of this world? Weapons are for defending yourself and not attack innocent civilians – women and children. Hamas has no compaction in killing Jews...that means every Jews – infants, children, women...I mean all. More often people are blind to the facts because of ignorance.

      November 27, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Reply
      • PH

        You can compare more than 150 Palestinians were killed and 1200 injured and Israel 7 killed less than 50 injured.israel was cowardly bombing unarmed civilians from air if they hadn't those weapons now they were massacred by Israelis Israel even was afraid to launch a ground attack this is one of strongest militaries of world.it is realy suitable for killing civilians.

        November 27, 2012 at 1:31 pm |
      • The Other

        The difference is that Palestinian casualties were unintended – Israel did not bomb them, Hamas put their weapons near them – whereas EVERY civilian casualty was intended, as Hamas specifically and intentionally targets innocent civilians, including children.

        November 27, 2012 at 1:35 pm |
      • PH

        Put their weapons inside news building hospitals or civilian homes?your reasons are ridiculous.attacking news building is unique in history of war.Israel deliberately attacked targets that werent military.i saw an F16 bombing one point several times that there was nothing no missiles no weapons in heart of city.

        November 27, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
      • Gordie

        Hey PH, Israel spends money on bomb shelters etc...that is why there are less casualties in Israel, because they care about their citizens....hamas lobs rockets from school grounds, and builds ZERO shelters........syria just cluster bombed a school yard and killed over 10 children, on purpose...that is what muslims do.why dont you go cry about that?..muslims kill more muslims then anybody, including hundreds of "palestinians" dying in the syria conflict....so go suck on an egg you uneducated trash...

        November 27, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
      • PH

        Hey mr polite it seems that you can't accept the truths ha?

        November 27, 2012 at 2:13 pm |
      • Rudy1947

        Nice try PH, but you are one that can't accept the truth. You want peace, kick Hamas out of Gaza. No, you'll be shot and dragged thru the streets.

        November 27, 2012 at 2:31 pm |
      • Thinker23

        PH... I hope you realize that giving the Palestinian militants more and better weapons will result in MANY MORE dead Palestinians as Israel will have to use PROPORTIONAL force to fight these bettter armed militants. Are you sure that THIS is what you want?

        November 27, 2012 at 6:55 pm |
    • Rudy1947

      The Russians thought the same and supplied Egypt and Syria with weapons and tactical advice twice. Egypt and Syria choose to invade Israel and got their collective butts kicked. Now they have their own problems, Saudi Arabia is fat and happy, Iraq is..whatever, so who's left. Iran is too far away to eliminate Israel so they send bottle rockets to Hamas.
      The Khartoum Resolution says it all: no peace with Israel, no negotiations with Israel, and no recognition of Israel.

      November 27, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Reply
      • martiniano

        Israel should not exist. It was forced upon the Palestinians after WW2. We could have brought all the Jews here to America and given them the whole of Texas without any significant loss to the States. And we could have helped them wipe out the "Texans" to make room for the real Texans – the Jews.

        November 27, 2012 at 7:26 pm |
    • The Other

      Because the Palestinians are not the "other" side. That would be like if Cubans living in Florida decided that they wanted Florida for their own and started launching rockets. You wouldn't allow them to be armed to continue the attacks, you would allow the US defend its own lands, and prevent further attacks.

      November 27, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Reply
  8. massoud

    General Chicken Hawk Joe Lieberman will be on the Sean Hannity Radio Show today, in conjunction with AIPACS orders to bang the War Drums on Iran. General Chicken Hawk Joe Lieberman opposed only one war in his lifetime, the War he would have had to actually fight in the Vietnam War.

    November 27, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Reply
  9. blake

    Iran and North Korea needs to be wiped off the face of the map.

    November 27, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Reply
    • some guy

      Scissors are a great way. Cheap and Practical.

      November 27, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Reply
    • James

      And while people are being slaughtered in the Congo, this is news.

      November 27, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Reply
  10. Sonny

    I told USA , Nato and allies that never trust and give aids or anything to islamic countries. They gang up on non-islamic countries. This religion needs to be disappeared because it is not a good religion. They violate women and children rights and human rights, too.

    November 27, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Reply
    • Gman

      Ignorant comment sir.

      November 27, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Reply
    • Chris, Austin

      Turkey is an Islamic country. We give them tons of aid and weapons, they're a member of NATO. They're going to be building their own stealth fighters soon with the factory we designed for them.

      Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, also get a lot of aid from us, and in the early 90s we fought a war to protect them. Pakistan gets billions from us. We spent a trillion dollars building schools and infrastructure in Iraq.

      I could go on, but there's no point trying to educate a bigot who believes terrorism and murder are moral and justifiable.

      November 27, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Reply
  11. jorge washinsen

    All we need to remember is 9-11 and who did it.

    November 27, 2012 at 11:57 am | Reply
    • Moss

      Wasn't it George Bush? That's what all the liberals have been saying.

      November 27, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Reply
    • Fawlty

      If it wasn't for US's misguided unconditional support for the terror state of Israel and dictators in the middle-east, US would've had more friends in Arab and Muslim world than it can count.

      November 27, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Reply
      • Thinker23

        i have to agree... If the US was licking Arab behinds then the Arabs would, possibly, spare Americans from terrorist attacks for some time. When one Arab behind would decide that the US is licking another Arab behind with more passion it would start killing Americans again.

        November 27, 2012 at 7:00 pm |
    • Jim

      I remember who did it. 100% of those hijackers are dead, as is Bin Laden and most of his close aids. So, what is your point?

      November 27, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Reply
    • Gene

      Yup...google "palestinians dancing in the streets and giving out candy after 9-11"....

      November 27, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Reply
      • FutureSEAL

        No that was the 5 dancing Israelis

        November 27, 2012 at 7:12 pm |
    • FutureSEAL

      Controlled demolition the planes hit then the bombs exploded

      November 27, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Reply
  12. jorge washinsen

    It is no skin off us if the Iranians are supplying the weapons to kill their own kind.At least we can not be blamed for the carnage going on there.

    November 27, 2012 at 11:53 am | Reply
  13. dawn

    We all need to have our memories just wiped. Maybe we will forget to hate each other and discover that we have something in common. Can't we all admit that every nation has its good and bad people. Every nation has things that they have done wrong. Anyway, the idea of peace is just one huge joke. We are destined to pass the legacy of hate to our children and their children if there is even a humankind left by the time we are done. We all could have sat at a table together and laughed and had a big potluck and then went fishing afterward. But hmmm, blowing each other to bits is just way better right?

    November 27, 2012 at 11:52 am | Reply
    • Daremonai

      Hate is not the issue.
      At its core, this is a story of two groups that both believe they have exclusive right to a finite piece of land.

      November 27, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Reply
      • Rudy1947

        Hate is the core issue.

        November 27, 2012 at 2:02 pm |
      • Thinker23

        False assumptions ALWAYS lead to false conclusion. In this case the assumption that the Jews believe that they have EXCLUISIVE rights to any land is false.

        November 27, 2012 at 7:03 pm |
  14. ug

    Sounds like they need a little more help by sending them to Allah.

    November 27, 2012 at 11:46 am | Reply
  15. Ehsan

    .. And US is supplying Israel with weapons... so why not supplying Hammas with weapons? Why not??????????

    THE WORLD IS ASKING PALESTINE TO LIE DOWN AND DIE CALMLY..THIS WONT HAPPEN!!!

    November 27, 2012 at 11:06 am | Reply
    • dan

      what the hell you saying? because freaken hamas is a terrorist organization...look at the freaken pictures of these people they are animals...every time i see one its with a gun and shouting kill slogans..what are you blind? damn are people becoming brain dead?

      November 27, 2012 at 11:08 am | Reply
      • Fawlty

        Stern Gang, Irgun !!!

        November 27, 2012 at 11:19 am |
      • TimWired

        If you read the news for the past 4 years, Hamas was quite for most part while Israel was assassinating Hamas leaders around the Globe and in Gaza. They went all the way to UAE to kill one of them with no regard to international law. For the rest of the ME, Hamas is not a terrorists so supplying with arms is not a violation. They need to defend themselves against the F16 we give the Israelis paid by yours truly tax dollar.

        November 27, 2012 at 11:26 am |
      • Norm

        Maybe Hamas is a terrorist to Israel, but Israel is a genocidal, murderous regime not unlike the regime that used to rule South Africa. When you support Israel in murdering women and children, in stealing land from rightful owners, in assassinating people because of their resistance to your occupation, then you are complicit in condoning muder.
        On a large scale, my friend.

        November 27, 2012 at 11:32 am |
      • jack

        The official should tell the American people something that we do not know. The question is , what are they are going to do about it. This administration with an incompetent Obama as leader can not find their way to the toilet and you expecting to solve any problem?

        November 27, 2012 at 11:33 am |
      • dan

        timwierd...what you just implied is because you didnt hear it on the news so it wasnt happening...there are facts and videos of rockets coming in from gaza for the past 4 years...no one argues on that...everyone knows that Islam Muslim Arab Hamas Hezbollah anything that resembles these names means death..period. Go see the headlines thats what i see. Better yet go to these very friendly hamas people and explain to them your views and Ill see your dead body on the 12pm news being dragged through gaza...look at every pic of these people guns knives blood shouting death shooting killing firing all in front of children and women...the hell with this stuff. open your eyes thank you.

        November 27, 2012 at 11:36 am |
      • dan

        norm...you dont know history at all...genocidal...israel has weapons of mass destruction..one of the best militarys in the world, if they were genocidal gaza westbank and surrounding countries would be wiped clean in a matter of days. israel dropped 1500 bombs in this last episode in the most densely populated area in the world and they had 150 casualties which included hamas members...oh all the while they are providing gaza with humanitarian needs. did you know israel supplies gaza with electricity and water..did you see the videos of hurt gaza civilians being treated in israeli hospitals...let me see one hamas member do that. YOU DONT KNOW WHAT THE HELL YOU ARE SAYING...

        November 27, 2012 at 11:42 am |
      • rick

        Dan,

        First and foremost, please learn how to use commas, its traitorous (and torturous) trying to read your ranting posts. On a second note, you have equated Muslims to death, exhibited clear bias, prejudice and a racist ideology by articulating your visualizations of all Muslims/Arabs running around with guns and chanting slogans. You my friend have always been the problem independent of which side of the line you crown yourself as residing; you are a separatist, and your kind serve as a cancer to the human race and must be eradicated surgically. Most people are all for peace, but people like you are the cause of all wars and analogous to death, therefore the majority of my race (the human race BTY) has no problem with bunching your kind up, with your Muslim/all other counterparts and neutralizing you, before you cause anymore death/destruction of innocence. Im sure death will find you soon. Good day sir.

        November 27, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
      • Daremonai

        Hamas is only a 'terrorist' organization because they are engaged in a conflict with one of our Allies. It is a nonsense designation useful only for political rationalization.

        November 27, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
      • Gene

        The US, Canada, Australia, the EU all label hamas a terrorist organization....because they specifically target babies and old ladies, chop of their own peoples heads, drag dead bodies of people behind motorcycles through town, shoot political opponents in the knees and throw them off rooftops and kill their own kids.....that is why hamas cannot have weapons you ignoramuses.....only muslims do these things...

        November 27, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
    • Michael

      In our new political climate here in the US...Hamas is the hero and Israel is the villain...So Hamas is no more a Terrorist organization like how Benghazi report was corrected of,"Al Quaida," and, "terrorism."

      November 27, 2012 at 11:19 am | Reply
    • Brad

      You gotta love it .... after almost 50 years of being alive in this world.. I still see them same third world countrys fighting over the same biblical issues and it almost seems like the same opinions of how to solve it ... none of which includes the simple but effective words "live in peace". The lines are drawn, the countrys divided but nobody ever seems to be satisfied, GREED GREED GREED ... MORE >> MORE >>> MORE

      November 27, 2012 at 11:26 am | Reply
    • Ted

      Every fool knows that Israel does not fire on the Palestinians unless they fire first. Arming Hamas has one goal – terrorize Israel.

      November 27, 2012 at 11:28 am | Reply
      • Norm

        What planet do you come from? You seem to conveniently ignore almost daily air raids, assassinations, and land incursions by Israel on Gaza. Either you are ignorant on purpose, or just plain ignorant!

        November 27, 2012 at 11:36 am |
      • jack

        Please tell that to the bleeding American liberals who have no idea what is like to live in constant terror.

        November 27, 2012 at 11:50 am |
      • Edog355

        If Israel 'went away' there would finally be peace in the region.

        November 27, 2012 at 12:23 pm |
    • i12bphil

      There has never been a country or culture known as "Palestine". The people claiming to be "Palestinian" are Arab squatters from other countries such as Jordan. Please learn a bit of history outside your own little world.

      November 27, 2012 at 11:28 am | Reply
      • Joe from CT, not Lieberman

        Palestine was the name applied to the British protectorate carved out of the old Ottoman Empire after WW1. This name was based on Turkish usage of that same territory. It extended from Syria and Lebanon to the north, down to Egypt/Sinai and Arabia in the South along the western side of the Jordan River to the Med. Palestine was the working name of the area after WW2 used by the United Nations in working out the Jewish/Arab areas of control and influence. After the Jewish occupants, through a series of terrorist attacks against Arab civilians and the British Government, declared themselves to be the independent state of Israel, what had been the Palestine areas ended up under the supervision of Egypt (now known as the Gaza Strip) and Jordan (now known as the West Bank). So the only reason that there was never a "country" named Palestine was Israel's self-declaration in 1947.

        November 27, 2012 at 11:42 am |
      • Thinker23

        Joe from CT... The only reason Europe is not a country is the self-declaration of France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Poland, etc. You will be amazed but each and every country on this planet was SELF-DECLARED.

        November 27, 2012 at 12:03 pm |
    • Rudy1947

      OK, supply Hamas with guided rockets and hit more significant targets. I'm sure you can figure out what that response would be.

      November 27, 2012 at 11:46 am | Reply
    • Thinker23

      As a matter of fact, the world is asking "Palestine" to LIVE IN PEACE. It's the Palestinians who did and do choose the other option, to DIE AT WAR.

      November 27, 2012 at 11:59 am | Reply
    • tom

      actually Iran. like other arab countries have ben supplying palestinians with weapons for 60 years to continue the chaos in the region in order to deflect criticism of their own mismanaged governments by their own people and posters like Ehsan cant seem to understand the role of sacrificial lamb that they, the palestinians, have ben encouraged to play for these muslim governments. when the palestinians recognize what is really going on, maybe they wont test Irans missiles for them.

      November 27, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Reply
    • Thinker23

      As a matter of fact the world is asking Palestinians to LIVE IN PEACE. Their oen Palestinian leaders as well as the vast majority of their supporters insist that Palestinians should DIE AT WAR instead.

      November 27, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Reply
  16. Fawlty

    Hamas has every right to buy arms from who ever they wish to fight their might oppressor Israel. If it's Iran supplying them with weapons, so be it.

    Who the heck US think it is? US supplies more than enough WMD to Israel to kill unarmed, innocent Palestinians by thousands. Spineless US governments give cover to terror state of Israel at UN, doesn't matter how many war crimes it commits.

    Tell me again why US is whining about low-tech rockets Hamas gets from Iran. Looks like AIPAC wrote the every word Nuland muttered ...

    November 27, 2012 at 11:02 am | Reply
    • dan

      answer one question: is hamas a terrorist group? if your answer is yes, than you are saying that why not arm a murderer with weapons...are you an idiot? Have you ever been to gaza? damn, these people need to smuggle in food clothing and basic medical supplies..the hell with these people..and you dont know jack.

      November 27, 2012 at 11:13 am | Reply
    • jack

      It is high time for you meet the virgins. The sooner the better. Move to gaza and join the cause your idiot.

      November 27, 2012 at 11:53 am | Reply
    • Thinker23

      Not a single Israeli can be found in Gaza. Are you telling us that the Israelis are "oppressing" Gaza by remote control? Further, if the good people of Gaza did not like the current arrangement they would NEGOTIATE A BETTER DEAL long ago. They had plenty of opportunities. Finally, Israel is doing everything it can to reduce the number of Palestinian casualties and this is, probably, the most important factor Palestinians still feel comfortable with continuation of the war. This, however, may change in case Israeli patience will end.

      November 27, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Reply
    • Michael

      US is one country which sustains the Palestinians with US tax payer's money. US has a voice over the decision of any Palestinian group.

      November 27, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Reply
    • tom

      iran is having palestinians test "low tech rockets" for them! what a bunch of nice guys these Iranians are and what a bunch of dolts he Palestinians appear to be for allowing themselves to be the guinea pigs of the region. And fawlty likes it!

      November 27, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Reply
  17. massoud

    Why is the U.S. Senior official who is making these claims unnamed ?

    November 27, 2012 at 10:59 am | Reply
  18. Ben

    The US is committed to preserving Gaza as a barrel of fish to be shot and killed at will by Israel. Not exactly the high road, is it?

    November 27, 2012 at 10:58 am | Reply
    • dan

      google hamas and tell me what you see. Probably, young calm men helping children, giving to society, trying to make their cities safer and cleaner..hence the sarcasm...would you take a pic with your child holding a ak47 and chanting death to some country? what you will see are animals..simple so get your facts straight and then start talking.

      November 27, 2012 at 11:16 am | Reply
    • tom

      "Barrel of fish" is right on but really, blame the US instead of iran for preserving their hamas proxies as a barrel of fish? thats the problem with "Ben" and his fellow travelers, they can't see who their enemy really is and has been for the past 60 years! hey "ben" your enemy are the guys encouraging you to fight and die for them: the dysfunctional arab governments in he region encouraging you to act as their "barrel of fish"!!

      November 27, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Reply
  19. Terry

    Good for Iran and Hamas. The Palestinians need some sort of crediblke response and defense defense against Israel dropping 500 lb. bombs and using large missiles against apartment buildings, news people, bridges, etc. in Gaza. Hopefully, they can supply anti-aircraft missiles to use against Israeli planes an helicopters as well. They also need some armed drones to target Israeli military positions surrounding and imprisoning them in concentration camps otherwise known as Gaza and the West Bank and against Israeli ships providing an illegal blockade since the West is totally one-sided and against them.....

    November 27, 2012 at 10:58 am | Reply
    • dan

      What about the other arab countries...i guess they like to see their brothers still in concentration camps...Freaken millions of freaken arab territory and no one wants to absorb these people...do you have any freaken clue? do you know why there are still refugee camps in lebanon? answer first before blaming israel...or better yet go to hamas and chant peace slogans and i will see your dead body being dragged through gaza at 12pm central time....

      November 27, 2012 at 11:22 am | Reply
    • tom

      it appears that all the enablers and supporters of the palestinians right to die to keep the dysfunctional arab governments in the region in power are out today! They have no fear of Israel because they apparently are not in the line of fire! oh such bravery!

      November 27, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Reply
  20. Jaycobb

    The United States "strongly condemns" Iran's efforts to resupply Hamas with rockets, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told CNN

    Really?! lol read the article before commenting.

    November 27, 2012 at 10:42 am | Reply
  21. rad666

    Iran supplying Hamas with weapons has to be good for their economy. Just like America supplying Israel with money and weapons, good for America's economy. Uh, except for that fiscal cliff thingy.

    November 27, 2012 at 10:32 am | Reply
  22. rightospeak

    US supplies arms to Israel including atomic bombs.Why is this not news ?

    November 27, 2012 at 10:18 am | Reply
    • Jj

      the US never supplied atomic bombs to Israel, Israel built its own, France helped build its first reactor....dont let lies stand in your way though.....dummy

      November 27, 2012 at 10:35 am | Reply
      • Fawlty

        Well dummy, this is exactly why Iran need nukes ...

        November 27, 2012 at 10:52 am |
      • scott

        fawlty, israel has never pre-emted intention to destroy a nation but iran has. that is why iran shouldn't be allowed to have nukes, dummy. israel has nukes for her own protection, just like the usa.

        November 27, 2012 at 11:01 am |
    • Fawlty

      US conveniently keep forgetting all the deadly weapons it keep supplying to kill innocent Palestinians...

      November 27, 2012 at 10:51 am | Reply
      • rick

        as he lights the fuse on the rocket, constructs a bus bomb or inflitrates into israel to stab a woman, the poor innocent palestinian "civilian" can be heard chanting the palestinian mantra [ as seen so often in these comments]: "woe is me, woe is me, everyone but us is responsible for our misery"

        November 27, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
    • Uruk-hai

      Thats old new numb nutz.

      November 27, 2012 at 10:54 am | Reply
    • dan

      because its not being used on innocent people...doesnt take a rocket scientist...have you seen israel firing rockets indiscriminately at civilians in the last 60 years?

      November 27, 2012 at 11:24 am | Reply
      • john

        dan,
        Go back to September 16, 1982 and see what Ariel Sharon did to Palestinian at Shabra and Shatila. Google it. We just kept quite and bless the killing.

        November 27, 2012 at 7:36 pm |
  23. Paul

    It's kind of ironic, the largest supplier of arms in the world (US) pointing fingers at another country for supplying arms. 'Hypocritical' would be another good word.

    November 27, 2012 at 9:34 am | Reply
    • Chris

      The fact that you can't freaking read amazes me. This is a story about Israel not the U.S. condemning the flow of rockets into Gaza. Learn to read before commenting please.

      November 27, 2012 at 9:46 am | Reply
      • wang chung

        U.S. and Israeli officials said Iranian ships make their way from Bandar Abbas into the Red Sea and dock in Sudan. Some unload arms and missile parts, which are then smuggled over land into Sinai and then into Gaza's tunnels, according to Israeli and American officials.

        Chris did you "Freaking" read the article ?

        November 27, 2012 at 9:57 am |
      • Tom

        Hmmm i guess you didnt read the US strongly condemns part of the article near the end – you should take your own advice

        November 27, 2012 at 9:59 am |
      • taskmaster

        Chris: You should take your own advice and learn to read. A Senior U.S. Official made the statement to the U.N So the article is about the U.S. Condemning Iran before the U.N. I agree with the U.S. official but I can't stand a loud mouth punk telling some one else to learn to read when he is too stupid to learn himself.

        November 27, 2012 at 11:01 am |
    • wang chung

      EXACTLY !

      November 27, 2012 at 10:02 am | Reply
    • dvfsggr

      Nice to know Paul doesn't know how to read. Considering it's Israel condemning the arms shipments, NOT the U.S..... Ignorance.... Psht.

      November 27, 2012 at 10:06 am | Reply
  24. jim

    If Israel wasn't their the Muslim Arabs would just find another country to balme for everyhting and try to kill them.

    November 27, 2012 at 9:33 am | Reply
    • DJS

      israel should prove that point and leave.

      November 27, 2012 at 9:55 am | Reply
      • dan

        Hell with that...more like rid the worlds of these terrorists and you will find less problems in the world...every time you hear anything about islam arabs muslims it has nothing to do with contributions to the world only war hate crime shooting murder bombings and all that other crap..the hell with them and the hell with your comment...damn ignorant people..just damn

        November 27, 2012 at 10:29 am |
      • Rob

        Dan, while what you say is a bit overboard, I honestly have to say that I can't recall any mention of contributions to society from those of the muslim faith at any time in my life...

        November 27, 2012 at 10:35 am |
      • Chloe

        Hey Rob & Dan: 1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilization http://www.amazon.com/1001-Inventions-Enduring-Legacy-Civilization/dp/1426209347/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1354037563&sr=8-4&keywords=muslim+contributions+to+civilization

        November 27, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
    • wang chung

      If , fill in the blank, was not there the Pentagon would find another fill in the blank and kill them.

      November 27, 2012 at 10:01 am | Reply
      • PH

        First it was communists .now that USSR is dissolved it is Muslims.who knows maybe it will be chinese tomorrow

        November 27, 2012 at 10:46 am |
    • Gordie

      muslims are involved in every bloody conflict in the world...across continents....safe to say they have nothing to do with Israel......muslims are violent everywhere, Africa, Australia, Britain, France, Spain, the US, Russia, Syria, shall I go on? Its clar to see unless you are blind that muslims are the problem....

      November 27, 2012 at 10:40 am | Reply
  25. Shawn

    Dallas...... Those Americans who live in Israel are only jews, they have DUAL CIIZENSHIP. ANY PERSON WITH DUAL CITIZENSHIP SHOULD NOT BE TRUSTED, PERIOD! remember Polar, he had duel citizenship, American and Israeli.... HE SPIED FOR ISRAEL AND HE IS STILL IN AMERICAN JAIL.

    November 27, 2012 at 9:02 am | Reply
    • citizensp

      First, it's Pollard; not Polar. Second, Pollard was an American citizen when he gave classified information to Israel. He did not have Israeli citizenship until after he was put in prison. Get your facts straight before posting.

      November 27, 2012 at 9:57 am | Reply
  26. KW

    Iran is "subject to a UN resolution"? HA! The UN is such a laughable organization, they just talk and write angry letters.

    November 27, 2012 at 8:55 am | Reply
    • Ned

      Plus they almost never apply resolutions to powerful invaders so the organization is pretty much pointless. Sad really because they do sometimes seek good.

      November 27, 2012 at 9:08 am | Reply
      • massoud

        Th e Ministry of truth has spoken it's official as the IDF"S Lie-bovich has spoken. Joe Lie-berman will be on Sean Hannity's radio show today banging the war drums for AIPAC .The only War chicken hawk Joe Lie-berman ever opposed was the war he would had to actually fight in, the Vietnam War.

        November 27, 2012 at 11:12 am |
      • massoud

        The War propaganda is at a elevated alert today as the ministry of truth reports, according to an unnamed U.S, Senior Official that War is Peace.

        November 27, 2012 at 11:17 am |
      • massoud

        Today the Ministry of Truth reports, citing an unnamed U.S. Official that War is Peace, and Ignorance is strength.

        November 27, 2012 at 11:21 am |
    • Fawlty

      Ha, like Israel is subject to any UN resolutions !

      November 27, 2012 at 11:06 am | Reply
  27. rob0rah

    NEVER ENDS!

    November 27, 2012 at 8:55 am | Reply
  28. John

    P R O P A G A N D A

    November 27, 2012 at 8:44 am | Reply
  29. Badly-Bent

    I suspect we'll start seeing 20% enriched uranium starts showing up in Gaza.

    November 27, 2012 at 8:38 am | Reply
    • PH

      you can see 90% enrichment if you look at Israel that is making nukes and we are still pressuring Iran for 20%

      November 27, 2012 at 9:19 am | Reply
  30. LOL!

    Yes but those weapons are also just for peaceful purposes...

    November 27, 2012 at 8:30 am | Reply
    • John

      yeah, like israel's

      November 27, 2012 at 8:38 am | Reply
    • Roscoe Chait

      Too bad Hamas and the Pals don't spend their money on food, clothing, medicine, etc., instead of whinning about what they don't have.

      November 27, 2012 at 10:20 am | Reply
      • Fawlty

        Wonder why Jews whined during the WW II ... Still whining.

        November 27, 2012 at 11:07 am |
  31. Hiruu

    Hmmm...is it exporting, if you are giving it for free?

    November 27, 2012 at 8:15 am | Reply
    • Roscoe Chait

      Who says it's for free? They are using aid money to pay for the weapons.

      November 27, 2012 at 10:21 am | Reply
  32. Kevin Hill

    The Bible said ppl would turn on Israel, during these end times and hence they have turned against Israel, prophecy is lining up rapidly, exciting times

    November 27, 2012 at 8:03 am | Reply
    • Tom, Tom, The Piper's Son

      The bibles also says the finale battle will be on horseback and there is a seven headed dragon.

      November 27, 2012 at 8:13 am | Reply
      • i12bphil

        Not very good at hermeneutics or metaphor, are you?

        November 27, 2012 at 11:31 am |
    • John

      The bible says the earth is flat and the sun and stars rotate around the earth. There should be some anti-bible medication to cure the delusion

      November 27, 2012 at 8:41 am | Reply
      • LR

        Where does it say that? That's simply old, inaccurate science, which the Catholic church vehemently tried to defend in the middle ages. I really don't think it was biblical in origin.

        November 27, 2012 at 8:50 am |
      • Johnson

        The bible does not say that. Before you start quoting a book, maybe you should read it first.

        November 27, 2012 at 8:51 am |
      • cricket

        :-)

        November 27, 2012 at 8:58 am |
      • the real john.

        you clearly are dumber then a box of hair. if your going to talk against the bible, at least know what your saying..

        November 27, 2012 at 9:08 am |
      • Ned

        The bible is irrelevant.

        November 27, 2012 at 9:10 am |
      • i12bphil

        The epitome of ignorance is someone making a claim against something they know absolutely nothing about.

        November 27, 2012 at 11:33 am |
    • Fawlty

      I say, Jews and now Israel bring nothing but misery to this world.

      November 27, 2012 at 11:08 am | Reply
      • Gene

        fawlty, your logic is faulty, and a straight up lie, but I expect nothing less from you muslimes...the entire world knows it is the muslims that wreak havoc on the earth, they are the murderous ones wherever they go..they even kill their own....if muslims disappeared off the face of the earth, there would be peace, as muslims are involved in every bl00dy conflict on the earth.....

        November 27, 2012 at 2:48 pm |
    • Rog

      The bible also say the Jews look like Egyptions and Ethopians (Amos 9:7) the Scriptures also say there will people Pretending to be jews but are not but, they are the Church of Satan (Revelation 2:9) . Oh, help me out with this, jEwIsh people are suppose to be JUST ONE of the 12 Israelite tribes Right ? Then where are the other 11 tribes? The scriptures all sons of Jacob will live in Israel. Im certain israelites tribes of Dan, Naptali, isacaar, Ruben, Josheph, Levi, Simeon and Gad; would take Offense to being called Jew$ (tribes or Jew da , benjemin only) . Especially Ruben, Levi, And Simeon, all tribes of the decendents of Judeas(jews) older Brother.. Snd every has not turned on a Israel , that woukd imply The So called JEW ish people were liked by everyone in the first place. And the U.K and THE U.S Loves you guys. Who else matters. The people who Hates Israel the most just Happen to be the israelite's Historical Neihbors and in the palestians case Israel's Blood Relatives. Palestians are decendents Esau(Edom), And Jacob whos named was later changed to Israel they were twins. These two nations first fight started in the womb. Genesis 25:22. This is one of the first stories of the bible. You really think Egyptians don't know who Israel is? They shared the same country for over 400 years , 170 as slaves before Moses (a levite not a "Jew") lead the israelites out of bondage. And these two nayions are saying that thesevARE NOT JEWS.. Jewish but not jews

      November 27, 2012 at 11:13 am | Reply
  33. LI_Bri

    And the US supplies their allies. The US calls Hamas terrorists and Hamas calls the US terrorists. And 'round we go.

    November 27, 2012 at 7:49 am | Reply
    • Rick

      Terrorists TARGET innocent civilians with the purpose of creating fear. This has been Hamas' M.O. all along.

      November 27, 2012 at 8:31 am | Reply
      • LI_Bri

        Right. And the innocent civilians killed by US drones were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Now tell me about the "human shield" BS.

        November 27, 2012 at 8:46 am |
      • DJS

        Only difference is they don't have uniforms, mostly.

        November 27, 2012 at 9:57 am |
    • Ned

      True the word terrorist is meanlingless and really never provides legitimate strength to any argument. Countries with greater military capability call ennemies with lesser military capability terrorists. Countries with lesser military capability generally have no choice other than to either accept domination from their ennemies or use terrorist tactics. It has been this way since the beginning of time. "Terrorist" essential means a country with lesser military capability that is not prepared to accept domination.

      November 27, 2012 at 9:02 am | Reply
    • Chris

      Once again we have a m()ron that brings the U.S. into a argument which is about Israel, Hamas, and Iran. Can you U.S. haters at the very least find a article about the U.S. to bash us on.

      A Drone flying at 30,000 feet firing ordinance and killing innocent people isn't the same thing as wearing a suicide vest and boarding a bus that you know for sure if full of civilians.

      November 27, 2012 at 9:51 am | Reply
      • wang chung

        U.S. and Israeli officials said Iranian ships make their way from Bandar Abbas into the Red Sea and dock in Sudan. Some unload arms and missile parts, which are then smuggled over land into Sinai and then into Gaza's tunnels, according to Israeli and American officials.

        READ THE ARTICLE CHRIS !!!!!

        November 27, 2012 at 10:37 am |
    • Fawlty

      Agree. Your terrorist is not my terrorist.
      Arial Sharon is a terrorist, Menachim Begin is a dead terrorist.

      November 27, 2012 at 11:10 am | Reply
  34. Sagebrush Shorty

    Blah,blah. Talk is cheap. Either we do something about the situation or else we should just shut up.

    November 27, 2012 at 7:34 am | Reply
  35. The King and The Prophet

    The war of our planet earth is must,it is between the Childrens of EgziAbHer the Creator(Ethiopia and Israel)and the Childrens of Devil and We will win the war caus EgiAbHer of Ethipia and Israel is with us soon the world will distroyed buet nEthioia will remain to be the promisdland land of the origin of all humanrace and creaturs.
    Soon Ethiopia will rull the world with Tewahd by destroying the west and eastern Idol worship of nuclear>
    The Prophet!

    November 27, 2012 at 7:28 am | Reply
    • Matan

      OK buddy.

      November 27, 2012 at 8:05 am | Reply
    • wahlabing

      Another religious nut-job...... yawn.

      November 27, 2012 at 8:06 am | Reply
  36. WillB

    They are also being supplied with weapons by China, Iraq, and Russia. We've known that for years, but want to keep that information away for the US public. It is however, being routinely reported in the overseas media.

    November 27, 2012 at 7:19 am | Reply
    • Ned

      I am amazed how much patience Isreal has. They get rockets shot into their cities time and time again and they allow the people shooting the rockets to remain within shooting distance. Who else with overpowering military capability would tolerate that? The Palestininians from the West Bank seem to be taking the right path, yes it is a slow path, and unfortunately the people of Gaza are not helping them.

      November 27, 2012 at 8:55 am | Reply
  37. LOW LYF

    THERE JUST JEALOUS CUZ MY 82 CAMARO IS FASTER THAN THERE FASTEST CAMEL

    November 27, 2012 at 7:10 am | Reply
    • the real john.

      LOL.

      November 27, 2012 at 9:09 am | Reply
  38. Chuck

    None of this is going to get any better till it is all worked out on the battlefeild.

    We all know its coming.

    November 27, 2012 at 6:40 am | Reply
    • Ned

      It is a slow process but I think you can see most of the Islamic world is giving up on trying to fight the reality of Isreal's existence. Amazing that is taking so much time. Palestine deserves to be recognized by the UN and this is a main movement in the West Bank. Hamas is slowly being pushed to more and more desperate positions. It is sad really because the Iranian people are so great, they just have yet to have a full voice in selecting their leadership.

      November 27, 2012 at 9:18 am | Reply
  39. bezerkur

    Regardless of anyones arguments a conflict seems unavoidable. Since the U.S will not change its role of being a ally to Israel I dont understand delaying the offensive.

    November 27, 2012 at 5:54 am | Reply
    • pieter

      if you attack, you are the instigator and i hope lots of your fellow aggressors will perish in seas of blood!! Time to stop American imperialism. Hijs de vlag, no surrender!

      November 27, 2012 at 6:24 am | Reply
      • albert

        You cannot stop prophecy. The United States will be the last world superpower known to man. Read Daniels prophecy in the Bible.

        November 27, 2012 at 6:40 am |
      • JoJo

        You guys sound like you watch ghostbusters on rerun all day. Seas of blood, gates of hell. Although i will admit it is a good movie, you need new material.

        November 27, 2012 at 6:43 am |
      • Thomas

        Fuk you and the camel you rode in on.

        November 27, 2012 at 6:44 am |
      • Ajax

        Dream on

        November 27, 2012 at 6:53 am |
      • Keel Hauler

        You will perish in flames!

        November 27, 2012 at 7:50 am |
      • Tom, Tom, The Piper's Son

        Who needs crazy Muslims when you have crazy Christians.

        November 27, 2012 at 8:17 am |
      • mombser2

        Yes they will perish- all these Islamic terrorists- Lets see how many now have been slaughtered in Syria, Sudan, Pakistan, Yemen all by Muslims!

        November 27, 2012 at 8:42 am |
      • Fawlty

        @albert – Many a super powers that came before thought the same way too. US would've been the best of the lot. But US suffers from some form of Stockholm Syndrome when dealing with Israel. So, unfortunately US's super power status will come to an end because of Israel.

        November 27, 2012 at 11:14 am |
    • LI_Bri

      So get going. Go to Israel and volunteer for the IDF.

      November 27, 2012 at 7:50 am | Reply
      • LR

        Already done.

        November 27, 2012 at 8:54 am |
      • Don

        Fawlty, keep telling yourself that, maybe you will actually really start to believe it one day....US will never go down as you say......I know you muslims would love that....but you are so far behind you will never catch up to the west or Israel......so goodnight, go eat your dinner with your hands and wear slippers to battle....

        November 27, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
  40. Gaunt

    I'm always amused when Brutal Totalitarian dictatorships of the Muslim world complain about how secular, liberal, democratic Israel treats its minorities.

    Seriously? Muslims in Israel have more legally protected rights and freedoms than Muslims in any Muslim state. For all its faults, israel still treats the palestinians far better than saudi Arabia or kuwait treat their own muslim women.

    November 27, 2012 at 5:45 am | Reply
    • Ajax

      Agree fully, sometimes wonder what emotionals like Dutchie Pieter abovr was smoking when they make the really uninformed statements they make

      November 27, 2012 at 6:56 am | Reply
  41. mohammad

    we have to say that Iran dose not need to send this weapon because Iran send its technology

    November 27, 2012 at 5:00 am | Reply
    • ISalammisvil-e2

      Give it enough years, the leaders of Hamas and Iran will be gone. A misrepresented religion like Islam does not belong in hands of politicians. Although it does make good news. I mean the middle east is almost as funny to watch as North Korea still trying to convince everyone their "supiwia" and that they don't resemble a perfectly preserved 1950's version of South Korea!

      November 27, 2012 at 5:25 am | Reply
    • Dallas

      All Iran does is support this angry mob with weapons that have no chance in hell of defeating Israel and only enrage it. Iran's Hamas is using Palestine people because Iran doesn't have the will or trust in Allah enough to do it themselves. By giving them weapons IRAN condemns these people to a certain death and destruction. Not one legitimate Muslim or Arab country has the will to attack Israel openly. LOL. These Iranian rockets fired from the city are not defensive weapons when they are used to instigate retaliation that causes civilian deaths. I would call Islam PUNCH DRUNK if they believe Hamas won that altercation. The real losers are the Palestinian people. Hopefully in the rubble that spans the middle east the Muslim people can find some compassion for one another but I doubt it. Israel on the other hand showed compassion when it ceased its retaliation response. So keep chopping off heads and dragging people through the street and using your children as shields. That is why Allah wont help you and is why your nations are in chaos and only are destroying themselves One after the other. It is why Islam is in this dark age. This chaos and instability in the middle east will last for generations more until Islam rejects radical teachings. The bigger Goliath is the harder and longer it will take to fall. It is written.

      November 27, 2012 at 6:39 am | Reply
      • *sigh*

        As long as there remains disenfranchised people, tribalism and related behaviors that go back to the beginning of time, conflict will always remain. After all, look at Sub Saharan Africa- conflict exists because of the conditions I listed and beyond.
        After all, why are nations like Kuwait and Jordan not in the news much? Because there is more effort to educate and integrate the people. When there is a vested interest in the people that make up a nation, civility follows. We can blame 'Islam' (in quotes because it seems like no one really knows what this is, just a common blanket to lazily point a finger to) all day long, but these people were like this before the advent of Islam and in the world today, religion is just a convenient flag to wave and a convenient media hot button to use for ratings. Though why is it that a place like Bangladesh (population over 100 million people and about 90% muslim) is capable of having elected more than one female head of state? Wouldn't all the 'Islamic' stereotypes apply and deem this impossible? People feel more self worth and productive self determination when they are integrated and feel a part of their group/municipality/nation.

        November 27, 2012 at 1:18 pm |
    • Ajax

      Iran's overconfidence regarding it's "technology" is going to get it into real trouble

      November 27, 2012 at 6:57 am | Reply
    • mombser2

      Wait a minute- The world keeps telling Israel that it does not let goods into Gaza- If Iran supplies the know how- Where is Hamas getting the materials!

      November 27, 2012 at 8:33 am | Reply
  42. mohammad

    Israel should stop this killing innocent people

    November 27, 2012 at 4:59 am | Reply
    • Chuck

      Hamas terrorists are not Innocent People

      November 27, 2012 at 6:42 am | Reply
    • mombser2

      Then Hamas should stop using "Innocent " people as Human Shields!

      November 27, 2012 at 8:34 am | Reply
    • MannyDzz

      Dude. Get over the Iran will destroy the whole world thing. Worry not when Obama speaks, but rather when he parks 3 aircraft carriers off the Persian Gulf. 30 days and nights of bombing oh my.

      November 27, 2012 at 9:06 am | Reply
  43. mohammad

    I think Iran shows that it is great power in the region

    November 27, 2012 at 4:57 am | Reply
    • opus

      Islam is a lie. Mohammed and the koran are lies. Mohammed liked little boys and girls and his followers
      are stupid brainwashed morons. Anybody named Mohammed is guilty.

      November 27, 2012 at 6:42 am | Reply
  44. mohammad

    ok we accept Iran send missile to Gaza so what about criminal weapon that the US send to Israel and they kill innocent people

    November 27, 2012 at 4:50 am | Reply
    • afranger

      Why are you saying victory to terrorists. Hamas is a terror network that needs wiped off the map. You are not making any sense. All the world wants is Peace and terrorists are ruining it.

      November 27, 2012 at 7:14 am | Reply
    • Dave

      Easy answer here oh camel breath: Iran sends weapons for OFFENSE...US sends weapons for DEFENSE.

      November 27, 2012 at 7:25 am | Reply
    • mombser2

      Did you mean like the Patriot system which is defensive to take out incoming rockets-

      November 27, 2012 at 8:36 am | Reply
  45. mohammad

    It is obvious that Israel lost this war

    November 27, 2012 at 4:46 am | Reply
    • afranger

      Israel doesn't want anymore bloodshed. They just want to try and get together with Hamas and live PEACFULLY! next to them without killing more innocent people. Notice peacefully in capital letters!

      November 27, 2012 at 7:17 am | Reply
      • mombser2

        You really have to have more confidence in your writing- I am sure we all understood your stupid words.

        November 27, 2012 at 8:40 am |
    • Moses

      Who lost? Lets see....... 10 times more Palis died, more than 200 building destoryed in Gaza and NONE in Israel, HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA can you count?

      November 27, 2012 at 7:20 am | Reply
    • Dave

      It is obvious to a camel humper maybe. Hamas got a lot of their people dead, which if that was their goal, then I guess you could say they won. Iran in throwing all of you under the bus, knowing full well you cannot possibly WIN against Israel. They are using you to be a thorn in the side of Israel, nothing more...and your deaths mean nothing to Iran. At least Israel is sorry for your deaths, Iran just laughs and sends you more missiles to increase your death count. I would call you a pawn, but knowing chess is too complicated for you, let's just say you are a checker piece who is about to be jumped and removed from the game.

      November 27, 2012 at 7:32 am | Reply
    • mombser2

      How did you reach that conclusion-
      And is that your mindset -winning or losing when people die!

      November 27, 2012 at 8:37 am | Reply
  46. Zeeshan

    what about America weapons for Israel? Why he hell the whole west is on back of an illegitimate state called Israel??? Why the hell you cant accept a democratically elected Hamas? They won election, they didnt come through guns. Jimmy Carter himself witnessed the whole Palestinian election process and declared it transparent and democratic! Is Jimmy carter, the former US President also a Terrorist? why the hell can you not listen to him? Why not give them a chance! Thousands of Palestinians killed by Israeli Terrorists gets no response from this civilized western world and its corporate Media???? double standards must be checked on all sides!

    November 27, 2012 at 4:06 am | Reply
    • sasss31

      lol... another anti-Semitic, pro-Hamas Muslim fanatic.

      November 27, 2012 at 4:26 am | Reply
      • John

        The Palestinian are only fighting and killing to get back their homeland. Just imagine someone just come in and say half of your house is theirs and you will fight for your right, dont you? Their homeland was rob by UK and given to form Israel. One day the Red Indian will come forward and say US is theirs for thousand years. You must return America to the Red Indian. After a few thousand years a few Jews suddenly declare Palestine their homeland. We American supported them to chase the Palestinian from their homeland. Get yr fact right please. Go to school.

        November 27, 2012 at 5:35 am |
      • mombser2

        What homeland- In the words of Fathi Hamad, minister of Hamas: “Half of the Palestinians are Egyptians and the other Half are Saudis”. A great deal of them Are Syrians too, but you get the point, right?

        November 27, 2012 at 8:38 am |
      • Hello

        John, you need to look at our planets history. Land has been changing hands since the beginning of time, usually violently. Now all of a sudden, it's going to stop? Good Luck with that. The Palestinians need to get over it, they lost. Move on and gain the freedoms you deserve.

        November 27, 2012 at 9:26 am |
      • sasss31

        @John: Ignoramus, for the Hamas terrorists it has nothing to do with land but rather anti-Semitic hatred for the Jews and the glorification of Allah. You useful i d i o t . I urge for all to read "Son of Hamas" by Mosab Hassan Yousef. A must read book for ignoramuses such as John and for anyone in general who truly wants to understand the root of the conflict. Not land but radical Islam.

        November 27, 2012 at 1:18 pm |
    • mohammad

      i compeletly agree with you

      November 27, 2012 at 4:49 am | Reply
    • Gaunt

      What silliness. The pestinians never had a homeland, there never has been, EVER, a state or nation of palestine in that area, or any area. The UK didnt 'steal' the land from anyone, it was Ottoman Turk before the UK arrived.

      Whats wrong with hamas? They are a terrorist organisation that launched over 750 rockets into israel this year BEFORE this latest round of violence, all unanswered by israel. Their charter calls for the complete annihilation of israel and all israelis. how do you 'negotiate' with that?

      November 27, 2012 at 5:42 am | Reply
    • Dallas

      Heres the main reason Zeeshan. There are many Americans living in Israel. Is that simple enough for ya?

      November 27, 2012 at 6:55 am | Reply
      • Dallas

        At least 80,000 Americans live in Israel.

        November 27, 2012 at 7:00 am |
    • Paul II

      Its true that Hamas won election in Gaza, but then they consolidated power by murdering their political opponents. Hamas is *not* democratic and not legitimate.

      November 27, 2012 at 8:16 am | Reply
  47. Frank

    So Iran "finds ways" to supply Hamas. So what? The US supplies Israel. You can't condemn one without condemning the other. I suppose it's possible to arbitrarily condemn one, but that would require enough stupidity to choose a side in a conflict with neither a beginning nor an end – and that's some pretty epic stupidity.

    November 27, 2012 at 3:47 am | Reply
    • sasss31

      Hamas is a terrorist organization and the Islamic Republic is the world's greatest sponsor of terror you ignoramus and moral defeatist of a c o w a r d

      November 27, 2012 at 3:55 am | Reply
    • John Doe

      Israel is a peaceful democracy that is not a threat to world peace. Your comment makes no sense.

      November 27, 2012 at 4:08 am | Reply
    • Pmorra

      Indeed, double standards do not help. Perhaps convincing China and Russia that trade sanctions against Syria would diminish Arab fundamentalist fanaticism in the middle East may reduce the stupidity that is happening out there and would help make things less awful.If there is no American arming of 'FSA' and no Russian and Chinese arming ofother Syrian crazy people, then the middle East might get better.

      November 27, 2012 at 5:48 am | Reply
    • Paul II

      We support our friends and pressure our enemies. Its that simple.

      November 27, 2012 at 8:17 am | Reply
    • wahlabing

      @Frank ......The US supplies weapons to Israel for the purpose of DEFENSE.

      How many rockets did hamas fire into Israel?..... Stupidity indeed franky boy.

      November 27, 2012 at 8:31 am | Reply
  48. Wook

    It makes me SO angry. Obama is weak, he is a postulate servant to the fundamentalist Arab world. In his cause to be liked by everyone, he has weakened our standing in the world! That's NOT how it works, we are EXCEPTIONAL, get on board or get off. We tried to tell you deadbeats this before the election but you wouldn't listen, so now you own it. Have fun, I will keep buying gold and ammunition.

    November 27, 2012 at 3:45 am | Reply
    • Mike (no cult affiliation)

      let me ask you something... do you think YOU are exceptional? wookie? what have YOU done lately that was so "exceptional"? you're blabbing about nothing that has anything to do with this post. you better get focused if you wanna be... EXCEPTIONAL!

      November 27, 2012 at 4:21 am | Reply
    • martiniano

      Exceptional in what context? In our morality? In our societal compassion? Somehow I think you mean we are bigger and stronger than everyone else. For the majority of Americans Obama is the right man for the time. You are a minority in America. Thank God.

      November 27, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Reply
  49. government cheese

    CNN is always 2 months behind on stories.

    November 27, 2012 at 2:47 am | Reply
    • martiniano

      It takes a while to craft the message and get it out to the media. Our press is being used to condition Americans to the idea of war with Iran. We will keep seeing more and more stories of Iranian aggression. Wag the dog. With Iraq and Afghanistan winding down we need a new war and Iran is the MIC's target.

      Their plan will only work if we let them program us. Or we can stand our ground: NO AMERICAN BLOOD or dollars for Israel.

      November 27, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Reply
  50. Innocenttruth

    Why is it that it is always the other countries? Soviet, Vietnam, Cuba, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela, China, Russia, North Korea, Iran
    It is never the United States. Do a research about how much dangerous weapons United States is selling to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain. These are countries that are ruled by dictators.
    Immediately the United States government knew that china is doing potential business investments in Africa, US send over 5000 armed soldiers to Africa.
    Before you start calling Iran all sorts of names, think again.
    Compare US to Iran and see who had fought, is fighting, and will fight more wars in future.
    The evil Iran is yet to complete one nuclear weapons, and the righteous US had thousands of these dangerous weapons.
    Not taking side but just saying. We have heard it all for over 33 years how evil Iran was, is, and will be. Iran sell weapons to bad guys, US sell to good guys. Why do good guys need dangerous weapons? Osama Bin Laden was given money, intelligence, and dangerous weapons by US. Just saying.

    November 27, 2012 at 1:49 am | Reply
    • Rowan Vermeulen

      Finally, somebody on this site who is a little more aware. The United States has a lot more to do with the military capabilities of Israel than Iran with Hamas. I hate this one-sided news. There is just no critical thinking about the actions of the US.

      November 27, 2012 at 1:58 am | Reply
      • octopus

        well yes no shît. how did you find out that the US helps Israel with arms, professor? it's been such a top secret! oh i guess you read CNN or maybe USA Today.

        well yes, Israel needs arms. Hamas doesn't. there are no reasons for those insane fundamental freaks to be armed.

        just look at the West Bank – Fatah rejected terrorism and people there live in peace in prosperity. and Hamas should do the same thing... better yet, Palestinians in Gaza should annihilate Hamas entirely.

        November 27, 2012 at 3:10 am |
      • Skeeve

        Actually it si somewhat other way around. Israel has a lot to do with US military capabilities. Not that you would bother to research this particular subject or any subjects.....

        November 27, 2012 at 6:58 am |
    • martinjacob

      Here is the problem, Israel genocide, aparthied, If Israel truely wanted genocide 1,000,000 would have died.
      Aparthied not even close, Israel keeps out Hamas and Fatah to stop suicides and attacks of other types.
      They do not like muslims infact to some degree, but this is the magority of opinion of the world, every place you find large numbers of muslims.
      Israel has 100,000's of muslims in Israel and live and work fine, Hamas and Fatah kill the jews living near them.

      November 27, 2012 at 2:25 am | Reply
    • octopus

      America is America and Iran is Iran. Iran shouldn't arm Hamas and Hizballah. Iran under the shah was a peaceful country. look what scoundrel Khomeini did.

      one thing is true – the defective moron Carter virtually brought Khomeini to power and for this the US should be condemned.

      you on the other hand should stop supporting extremist psychos like Khomeini.

      November 27, 2012 at 3:16 am | Reply
      • innocenttruth

        If you accuse US of spying, they will deny, if accuse US of killing, they will say I only kill terrorists, if you accuse US of taking side, they will say I onl support the good guys, if accuse US of selling dangerous weapons, they will it is for economy purpose, if you accuse of US of war, they will say the other country is trying to kill us, if accuse of building more dangerous weapons, they will say it is for our defense, if you accuse US of using nuclear bomb, they will say we have no choice.

        November 27, 2012 at 12:38 pm |
  51. A Palestinian

    Israel, talks about how they where a victim of genocide and at the same time they are commiting it.

    November 27, 2012 at 1:47 am | Reply
    • John

      How so?????????????????????

      November 27, 2012 at 2:32 am | Reply
    • octopus

      actually, you got it all wrong: Hamas commits genocide against Palestinians and Fatah members. Hopefully, Gazans will start their own Arab Spring and get rid of Hamas soon.

      November 27, 2012 at 3:11 am | Reply
    • Joe

      please keep quiet. Israel is defending itself and will continue to do so. if Iran is bold enough, it should come out boldly and join in the fight. whether Iran likes it or not, Israel will continue to remain in the land until the end of time.

      November 27, 2012 at 3:16 am | Reply
    • Don

      What genocide? If Israel wanted to they could wipe all the pestinians out in a day.....so give me a break with your sensationalist lies.....oh, you probably dont know what that means...get an education and a job and stop sending your kids to kill other kids...

      November 27, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Reply
  52. Jannai

    America is the root of all terror. America has invaded sixty countries since world war 2.
    In 1953 America overthrow Iran's democratic government Mohammad Mosaddegh and installed a brutal dictator Shah. America helped Shah of Iran to establish secret police and killed thousands of Iranian people.
    During Iran-Iraq war evil America supported Suddam Hossain and killed millions of Iranian people. In 1989, America, is the only country ever, shot down Iran's civilian air plane, killing 290 people.
    In 2003,America invaded Iraq and killed 1,000,000+ innocent Iraqi people and 4,000,000+ Iraqi people were displaced.
    Now America is a failed state with huge debt. Its debt will be 22 trillion by 2015.

    November 27, 2012 at 1:45 am | Reply
    • soquil

      It's not about the american people or america itself, it's all about the corrupted US political leaders, US congress and senate members that are ready to sell the revolution spirit of USA fathers fonder to AIPAC. For what? Money and mainstream medias support for personnel elections and re-elections. Disgusting!!

      November 27, 2012 at 2:40 am | Reply
      • octopus

        lol

        November 27, 2012 at 3:18 am |
    • Dave

      Our Canadian friends are up this morning.

      November 27, 2012 at 7:41 am | Reply
  53. Jannai

    Horse face Barbara Starr is so ugly, i puke every time I see fer face. Why does CNN use horse face Barbara Starr?

    November 27, 2012 at 1:40 am | Reply
    • John

      I thought all female reporters on the news stations are suppose to be "blond bubble heads" that are more interested in looking good than what they are reporting on. Its quit refreshing to see a "horse face" now and then.

      November 27, 2012 at 2:39 am | Reply
  54. KEVIN

    Those sneaky Iranians! They are trying to take over the world

    November 27, 2012 at 1:11 am | Reply
    • glennrobert

      Maybe the Iranians should take over running the world! We haven't done a very good job of running it. Vietnam, Iraq, Afganistan so maybe we should stay home!

      November 27, 2012 at 2:16 am | Reply
      • John

        Maybe you ought to try living in Iran for a while. I think you would change your mind.

        November 27, 2012 at 2:40 am |
      • Wook

        You are so ignorant.

        November 27, 2012 at 3:49 am |
  55. reasonablebe

    and this is a surprise? really? where have you been burrying your head folks?

    November 27, 2012 at 1:11 am | Reply
  56. Ferd of Aragon

    Allah, the Muslim God is the problem!

    November 27, 2012 at 1:05 am | Reply
    • KEVIN

      Aragon, last I heard Allah was hiding out in a fundamentalist Mormon compound in Utah (he is a sneaky guy). But the navy seals will find him soon

      November 27, 2012 at 1:15 am | Reply
    • wahlabing

      All gods are the problem.

      November 27, 2012 at 8:41 am | Reply
  57. cresentcity

    I live in New Orleans.... every week, I drive to a little store run by on of those palestinian guys to buy smokes. We yell 'who dat' at each other and talk football. He's a good guy.
    I asked him what he thought of the war in Gaza. He said Americans would have to go live there to understand. How fighting was a way of life. He said that death was praise-worthy. He also said that they were crazy fanatics and that the world grouped everyone there as being of the same hate filled mind set. Sadly, he also said that there will never be peace with them because the only way to stop them was to kill them.

    November 27, 2012 at 12:58 am | Reply
  58. Leonid Brezhnev

    Nuke Iran until it glows.

    November 27, 2012 at 12:47 am | Reply
    • glennrobert

      Not funny!

      November 27, 2012 at 2:18 am | Reply
      • John

        Yes it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        November 27, 2012 at 2:42 am |
      • Wook

        yes it is.

        November 27, 2012 at 3:50 am |
  59. dou44

    Why is Ehud Barak visiting the Pentagon? American-Israeli nationals are giving that foreign war crimnal information. Traitors.

    November 27, 2012 at 12:33 am | Reply
    • Gordie

      War criminal??? What are you retarded?

      November 27, 2012 at 11:41 am | Reply
  60. Vera Waitress

    Instead of focusing on the Who versus Who of any particular war or battle, why not focus on the real enemy:

    The corporations that profit from war.

    These corporations are the ones who pour gasoline on the fire. These corporations are the ones who instigate and stage incidents like Libya. Well, guess what, Halliburton? We're not falling for that shlt any more! Fock you!

    November 27, 2012 at 12:18 am | Reply
  61. Vera Waitress

    And we supply Iran with those very weapons... Get it people? This whole war for profit thing is out of control. The US spent 650 BILLION tax payer dollars last year on war and war-related goods and services. What. A. Joke. Instead of paying Haliburton $69.6 billion per year, why can't we spend the money on our soldiers' new limbs and faces?

    November 27, 2012 at 12:16 am | Reply
  62. jack ryan

    Well thats a shocker!!!! knock me over with a feather. Or in other words...... Duh!

    November 27, 2012 at 12:16 am | Reply
  63. case of reality

    its a business, they are far away frome the ones that do it best

    November 27, 2012 at 12:09 am | Reply
  64. donklos

    This seems like some jr. high inbreds who just toss dirt clods at each other knowing full well these tactics are never going to achieve anything for themselves, other than much innocent pain and suffering. The people must be so suppressed that they don't see how these factions are ruining their lives by not allowing them to join the modern world to take advantage of what can be provided to their own people. Archaic hatred and religious justifications for all this useless violence is never going to make things better. You all better find a way to get along or your children's children's children will live the life you're creating for yourselves.

    November 26, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Reply
  65. TheRonin

    Not good but....on same topic different plot where do all the African rebels get their weapons from, Russia/US/UK and france. Dont throw stones if you live in a glass house, i wonder if people that know the US is/was (think Russia is now) one of the largest suppliers of weapons to 3rd world countries resulting in an estimated 6 billion us dollars per year, i wonder if they contradict their beliefs or just dont care.

    November 26, 2012 at 11:58 pm | Reply
  66. Mohamiss Shafik-Kaddir

    Inshallah , Allah shall have his revenge !

    November 26, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Reply
    • sawolf

      Your devil has his revenge. They teach their 3 year olds to blow themselves up while worshipping death, what an evolutionary dead end.

      November 27, 2012 at 12:15 am | Reply
    • LOLz

      Shut it, you mentally ill goat molester. That is all.

      November 27, 2012 at 12:53 am | Reply
  67. Lily

    Now you can see why Israel and the rest of the civilized world does not want to see Iran go nuclear. Can you imagine then what they might want to smuggle into Gaza? It's a perfect scenario; let Hamas do the dirty work for Iran.

    November 26, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Reply
  68. nunya

    Iran is fixing to get it good....

    November 26, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Reply
    • ho'rizon

      Ho`rizon? fix ur errers

      November 26, 2012 at 11:53 pm | Reply
    • UnFred

      Yeah.... That's if people believe everything they read.

      November 26, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Reply
    • Vera Waitress

      Iran hasn't supplied any greater or fewer arms to Hamas than we have supplied Israel or anone else for absolutely no reason other than to keep Boeing and Halliburton in profits. Well, guess what. That's ending. We can't afford it any more. Period.

      November 27, 2012 at 12:22 am | Reply
      • Ajax

        Reality check please. This IS the real world

        November 27, 2012 at 7:04 am |
  69. Ben

    When you are Israel, a nation attacked in the past by Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Saudia Arabia, Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, Sudan, and Paleatine, it is understandable, considering the size and population weakeness, to arm yourself for defense against total annihilation. These countries want their elimination off the face of the earth, and Iran, the puppetmaster of Hamas, and Hezbollah, adamantly denies the holocaust, and calls for the destruction of Israel. Israel built an army to survive, not conquer.

    November 26, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Reply
    • Richard Stroker

      Well said!

      November 26, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Reply
    • George Snyder

      If a couple million Arabs came to the US and somewhere in the mid west of the US, they were allowed to create a small Arab nation, how would all the Americans react to them?

      November 26, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Reply
      • wpqr

        That's not a good analogy. Palestine was not, and never had been, a country.

        November 27, 2012 at 12:22 am |
      • LJ2011

        The US was never the Arabs homeland.

        November 27, 2012 at 12:31 am |
      • JAFO

        @LJ2011 – remember nothing ever is until it becomes... The "NEW" land was not a Christian land until it became... Your point are very self serving and does not even hold the weight of your own racist views.

        November 27, 2012 at 10:22 am |
    • qfCnn

      hmmmmmmmmmmmm........ did you ever think WHY so many countries!!!!?????!!!!
      if everyone in your neighborhood does not like you, is it everybody else?? just a food for thought...

      November 27, 2012 at 12:05 am | Reply
      • LJ2011

        I don't know, maybe religion has something to do with it.

        November 27, 2012 at 12:32 am |
      • rdt

        its not religion that binds them; its the hatred that comes a history of non-Arabic imperialism
        and the fantasy of some common Greater Arabia.

        November 27, 2012 at 1:29 am |
      • rtrauben

        sadly, the things that bind\ these guys are:
        1) hatred that comes from a continual history of non-Arabic imperialism (conveniently forgetting Turkish domination),
        2) the fantasy of some common Greater Arabia.sharing more common interests than they actually do (convenielly
        forgetting how little Tunisa, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Sudan, Turkey, Kurdistan, Oman,
        Saudi, Kuwait, Qutar, UAE,Yemen, Iran, Afganistan and Pakistan can agree on any topic other than Israel)
        3) the hope that they could lead themselves better than the alternative histories that were imposed on them
        4) the economic reality of a largely illiterate,unemployed, young workforce without much hope for an better
        future and a history of intolerance but nominally united by highly splintered, cult driven religous communties
        4) the distraction by shrewd, brutal, autocratic, corrupt families that find convenient scapegoats rather than
        improve the everyday lives of the ordinary citizens or use their scarce water resources.

        November 27, 2012 at 2:00 am |
      • qfCnn

        @rtrauben, excellent points, I could not agree with you more – EXCEPT, it gives no one an excuse to steal lands.

        I think the Arab leaders have failed their people, economically, socially, environmentally – they have been self serving to the themselves and their families – but still give no one the right to occupy and exile the rightful duelers of the land.

        November 27, 2012 at 10:33 am |
      • Gordie

        Just look around the world and see that muslims are involved in every conflict on the planet, killing innocents, babies and old ladies to spread their filth.....that should tell you who is really to blame....food for thought......

        November 27, 2012 at 12:33 pm |
    • DW

      Israel has all the rights in the world to defend themselves as they see fit!! And from what Iittle I know of the Israeli Army they are definitely a force to be reckoned with....

      November 27, 2012 at 1:50 am | Reply
      • Ajax

        The Israeli military is finally back to the 1967 standard. This last operation in Gaza was carried out with extreme precision and Hamas (and therefore Iran) surely too note, thus back to the drawing board for them. They will not come up with a sufficient answer , even though they may think so.

        November 27, 2012 at 7:02 am |
      • JAFO

        What you know about Israeli army? It is a compact version of US army – what do you know about Israeli army that is unique to them?

        I can kick your ass too if I have a 800 pound gorilla standing behind me (I meant the reference to animal as no disrespect to US, just making a point)

        November 27, 2012 at 10:25 am |
    • Ajax

      Excellent summary for those that can add 1 and 1 together.

      November 27, 2012 at 7:06 am | Reply
  70. Phill

    Time to start another, too many americans alive.

    November 26, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Reply
    • LOLz

      Carpet iran with nukes flown in by drones. Then snipers from both sides take out the rioters until nobody's left. Problem solved.

      November 27, 2012 at 1:11 am | Reply
  71. JJ

    No shït, Sherlock. And the US resupplies the terrorist IDF thugs in Israel so they can continue slaughtering children, toddlers and babies with impunity. Hypocrites.

    November 26, 2012 at 11:08 pm | Reply
    • dc

      I didn't know Israelies were launching rockets!......

      November 26, 2012 at 11:13 pm | Reply
      • Guest

        Missiles are rockets???

        November 27, 2012 at 12:54 am |
    • Rick B

      Hamas, NOT ISRAEL, targets children and families. They have no regard for human life, even their own. Hamas celebrates the killings of innocent civilians. They blessed the bombing of that bus in Tel Aviv. What kind of person does this? Shame on you for distorting the truth.

      November 26, 2012 at 11:23 pm | Reply
      • Vera Waitress

        Don't ya get it, buddy? These Israel versus Hamas stories cover up the real instigator– arms salesmen. Blaming side A for killing children, or raping women, or blaming side B for blowing up orphanages goes back and forth and back and forth for years, but behind the scenes it's all supported by corporations who are making money off your grief. The arms salesmen. Halliburton, Boeing, and dozens of other US corporations that supply these arms, paid for by American tax dollars to the tunes of $650 BILLION American tax dollars per year! Do you get it? "Yeah, but Israel killed my daughter!" "Yeah, but Hamas killed my son." Shut the hell up and see that you're a pawn. All these corporations are doing is sitting there smoking a cigar for every tear that drops from your eye. War. Profit. More war. More profit. They hope you fight forever.

        November 27, 2012 at 12:29 am |
    • Gabriel

      JJ, you are a ignorant brainwathe idiot. You are far gone, so there is no reason to even try to explain the facts to you

      November 27, 2012 at 12:02 am | Reply
    • Gordie

      Slaughters children? Are you retarded? Only the muslims slaughter babies and old ladies......You know how I know Israel is always in the right and is fighting a just cause? Because muslims and their supporters have TO LIE to make Israel look bad while Israel always tells the truth about what is going on........muslims even make fake videos of people being killed and took footage from the syrian conflict (in which muslim on muslim violence has killed over 50000) and pretended it was from the gaza conflict....PATHETIC!

      November 27, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Reply
  72. Suleiman

    I don't know whats wrong with American government and european powers always talking about smuggling weapons into Gaza,but not ready to discuss Israel's war crime.May be you people (CNN) should help and show them the truth.

    November 26, 2012 at 10:53 pm | Reply
    • Rastaman

      Why cannot Allah do anything. Allah has become a black stone now and he is dead.

      November 26, 2012 at 11:01 pm | Reply
    • DamnDesert

      Right because the Arab nations are soooooo honest and sooooo benevolent and would never wrong others [hurl]

      November 26, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Reply
    • condorito

      judging from your moniker and your comments, you appear to be a throwback like Mohammed. Perhaps you spent too much time sniffing tunnel air between Gaza and Egypt.

      November 26, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Reply
    • AR

      War crime? Please. I think you mean Hamas (not Israel) – who uses babies as human shields and then parades their dead bodies around for photo ops. They are barbaric, disgusting and amoral terrorists still living in the 12th century.

      November 27, 2012 at 12:03 am | Reply
      • Vera Waitress

        Both sides use babies as human shields, and that's what the war profiteers like. The more angry you get, the more these defense companies profit.

        November 27, 2012 at 12:31 am |
      • Gordie

        Vera, you must be sick....Israel stands in front of its babies, hamas/muslims stand behind them......

        November 27, 2012 at 1:32 pm |
    • sawolf

      40,000 murdered in syria. Say it all.

      November 27, 2012 at 12:18 am | Reply
  73. Amit Parmar

    God forbid the Israelis have to fight people armed with more than rocks and AK's.

    November 26, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Reply
    • dc

      Keep up the talk and the rockets. One day Israel will have had enough and you will be a parking lot!.

      November 26, 2012 at 11:14 pm | Reply
    • Therealstory

      They did try in 2006 and were very quickly sent packing by Hezbollah, even after they had carpet bombed the place with cluster munitions

      November 26, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Reply
      • AR

        Nice try, but that's not what happened...

        November 27, 2012 at 12:35 am |
      • Gordie

        Hahaha, you are a joke.....hezbollah lost 1600 terrorists, half of lebanon was destroyed, nasrallah wears a skirt and has been hiding in a spider hole since, and there has been nothing but quiet along the border....who won?

        November 27, 2012 at 1:35 pm |
  74. Kat

    We should find way to cut US military aid to Israel that is used to commit war crimes against the Palestinians. Israel already has so many weapons it is ranked the 9th strongest military in the world, a nation of 7 millions.

    November 26, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Reply
    • condorito

      funny you should be named Kat, similar to the drug they ingest in northeast Africa. Perhaps that has affected your judgement.

      November 26, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Reply
    • Gordie

      You are so dumb...only war crimes commited are by the muslims...

      November 27, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Reply
  75. Qreur

    As long as "religion" is allowed in politics, people will be killing each other.

    November 26, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Reply
  76. Nav

    Israel should've thought twice about assassinating a gaza leader, which instigated this whole thing. The palestinians have a right to respond to such an attack, and wherever they get their weapons from it doesn't really matter. Does anyone question where the israelis are getting their weapons from? ... Iran is selling weapons to them, just like any other country sells weapons to another country, there is nothing that makes this situation any different.

    November 26, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Reply
    • Rick B

      "Israel should've thought twice about assassinating a gaza leader, which instigated this whole thing."

      BS, Hamas indiscriminately firing rockets into Israel is what instigating this!

      November 26, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Reply
    • dc

      If you think killing the leader of the folks shooting rockets at civillians instigated the whole thing, you are dumber than a rock!

      November 26, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Reply
      • Ajax

        Absolutely

        November 27, 2012 at 7:15 am |
    • Thinker23

      If Israel did not exterminate this particular terrorist he and his friends would find another reason to launch rockets into Israel. The most important reason for it is that the terrorists in Gaza HAVE missiles and WANT to use them.

      November 27, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Reply
  77. Mike Hyland

    GWB had it right all along with his 2 word foreign policy... Disarm Islam

    November 26, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Reply
    • Ajax

      Athough for most it is not olitically correct to say so I agree with Henry Kissinger that history is going to be very kind to GWB . He took some extremely difficult decisions knowing that he was going to be VERY unpopular as a result (real leadership however is not a popularity contest). Pity he listened to Rumsfeld instead of Colin Powell though.

      November 27, 2012 at 7:14 am | Reply
    • wahlabing

      Wait, didn't Georgie boy say "islam is peace" ??

      November 27, 2012 at 9:57 am | Reply
  78. zozimos

    Yes, they have the right to defend from invasion. Does that mean they have the right to send hundreds of missiles into any nation they want to destroy?

    November 26, 2012 at 8:55 pm | Reply
    • Liam Craske

      Operating on the theory that nations have a right to defend themselves and their weaker allies, I would think it would be smart for the USSA to send submarines into the gulf and sink any ship coming out of Iran. We know what is going on; heck, if they protest, I see no reason they shouldn't glow in the dark.

      You want to play with the big guys–get ready to get your butt kicked.

      November 26, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Reply
    • john

      The Palestinian are only fighting and killing to get back their homeland. Just imagine someone just come in and say half of your house is theirs and you will fight for your right, dont you? Their homeland was rob by UK and given to form Israel. One day the Red Indian will come forward and say US is theirs for thousand years. You must return America to the Red Indian. After a few thousand years a few Jews suddenly declare Palestine their homeland. We American supported them to chase the Palestinian from their homeland. Get yr fact right please. Go to school.

      November 26, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Reply
      • dc

        They didn't HAVE A HOMELAND until the Israelies gave them one!

        November 26, 2012 at 11:11 pm |
      • condorito

        You seem to forget that more than one million Muslim Arabs LIVE in Israel...so I guess they are already home. Oddly enough one of them was involved with a bus bombing in Israel last week. I guess they are not happy being in Israel with good health car and decent living standards. I've been in the West Bank and in Israel and one side is completely NUTS.

        November 26, 2012 at 11:39 pm |
      • Spartacus

        A 100% completely wrong and uneducated and obviously racism based post and like so many others Americans make here and a perfect example of how 95% of the people who post here do not have a Clue what they are talking about !!!

        November 27, 2012 at 7:48 am |
      • wahlabing

        I doubt you are an "American"

        November 27, 2012 at 9:59 am |
      • Fawlty

        Well said John.

        @wahlabing – John is probably British.

        Ignorance of Jews and these so called Isralelis (there is no Israel, it's Palestine) amazing.

        November 27, 2012 at 11:19 am |
  79. Dan

    This would be news if, and only if, the munitions Israel expended were not also being replenished by the US (highly likely) or whomever else. "Cease-fire" doesn't mean disarmament, or an absence of re-arming, it only means you're not currently using those weapons.

    November 26, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Reply
    • Vera Waitress

      Yes, "Cease Fire" simply means a chance for the arms manufacturers to draw up new armaments contracts. Kerching! I wouldn't be suprised if many of these incendiary posts here were by people who manufacture warheads, drones and things that go bang.

      November 27, 2012 at 12:33 am | Reply
  80. Yakimo

    What a stupid comment ! Do you john know the outcome of a real clash between Israel and Hamas? Whenever you go to bed at night,try to refresh your brain before you wake up in the morning.You must understand that a war between Israel and Hamas will not only affect both States (countries).It will affect the Middle East in particular,and the world at large.Added to that,there will be great loss of human life on both sides.The Iran is always trying illegally to arm Hamas in order to sparkle that war,since their own president,Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,that crazy man is always talking openly of wiping Israel from the map,because they do not recognize the State of Israel.

    November 26, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Reply
    • LOLz

      It all comes down to stupid people that make religion their life. It's the beginning and the end of their existence. Get rid of religion and all of a sudden your problems go away.

      November 27, 2012 at 12:59 am | Reply
  81. will

    SOOOOOOO, where is the proof?

    November 26, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Reply
  82. john

    Nothing wrong for Iran to supply weapons to Gaza. Palestine has the right to defend from invasion from a mad country supported by mad community of the world. Think twice before before defending a lunatic country. For your knowledge Gaza is a prison. Come down and have a look. Welcome to Gaza.

    November 26, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Reply
    • Thinker23

      The more Iranian (or other) weapons come into Gaza the more Palestinians will die as a result. If yo believe that there is "nothing wrong" in it then don't complain about the results.

      November 26, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Reply
    • zhkl

      You sound like a drama queen. Facts not one Israeli living or dead has been in Gaza since 2005. Even the Dead Israelis were dug up and removed. I did not say jews because there are over one million Arabs living in Israel, and other groups and religions.

      Israel locked you out because you so called freedom fighters continued to do suicide bombings into School buses, Pizza parlors, and pregnant woman would cross from Gaza to get medical care only to blow themselves up in the hospitals. You hate your babies so much you blow them up?

      Israel built a wall to protect there citizens and keep you animals out. You want to wage Jihad wage it on the crossings with Egypt.

      One day Israel will get smart and start bombing population centers whenever you commit acts of terror. Until that day comes you are a liar. The fact that you are busy teaching your children your disgusting ways instead of teaching them the value of an education, that is what imprisons you. You can not easily support a family when you can not write your name.

      November 26, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Reply
      • Rick B

        Thank you for posting these facts that Pal supporters have such a hard time hearing.

        November 26, 2012 at 11:19 pm |
      • condorito

        True, though bombing their population centers simply would not deter them. They would just be martyrs and more of them. As for your medical treatment comment, it is true. I spent time with a special unit in Israel and they related the story of a Palestinian female who was being treated for burns in an Israeli hospital for more than a year. A week after she was completely well again she came back to that hospital...wearing a suicide belt. To me Islam is like the HIV virus that is dormant and suddenly can break out/activate, after which the Virus inhabited Muslim seeks to kill all non Muslims. That means when a Muslim is peaceful, it is simply because the virus has not been activated.

        November 26, 2012 at 11:45 pm |
      • TheRonin

        Neither side in their age old war is innocent. I just wish the that back in 1947 (believe it was that year) that the world didnt move 1 million Palestinians out of their homes to allow the Jewish their holy land back...i mean that last time they lived there it was over a thousand years prior. I still dont get why...they allowed that to happen.

        November 27, 2012 at 12:14 am |
      • Vera Waitress

        Funny, this conflict is really Darwinian. Nature is cleansing itself of extremists and wacko sheeple who are willing to die for an imaginary man who floats in the sky.

        November 27, 2012 at 12:38 am |
      • WalksLikeADuck

        @Vera Waitress

        "Funny, this conflict is really Darwinian. Nature is cleansing itself of extremists and wacko sheeple who are willing to die for an imaginary man who floats in the sky."

        Yes, because people dying is so amusing. Dick.

        November 27, 2012 at 10:08 am |
      • Thinker23

        TheRonin... You should try to GET A CLUE of what you're talking about next time. You see, in 1947 (or, rather, 1948) the "world" did not move anyone anywhere. That year the UN OFFERED to solve the conflict in Palestine by dividing the land and creating a Jewish state in area with the Jewish majority and an Arab state in areas with the Arab majority. The Jews accepted the UN offer and declared a state. The Arabs rejected it and started a war which they consequently lost. If the Arabs did not try to destroy Israel in 1948 and since no one would be hurt or moved. It's that simple.

        November 27, 2012 at 12:16 pm |
    • sawolf

      Fattest people on earth, perhaps launching missiles into civilian homes doesn't cut it as exercise. Israel only has to wait, soon they'll be to obese to set up the launch sites.

      November 27, 2012 at 12:21 am | Reply
      • martiniano

        Learn the difference between "to" and "too".

        November 27, 2012 at 4:20 pm |
    • LOLz

      There "is" a problem with it. Iran's I'maDinnerJacket has said he's going to wipe Israel off the map. And he's now providing weapons to other countries to do the dirty work. Get rid of him and his nuclear fuel factory and your problem is solved.

      November 27, 2012 at 1:01 am | Reply
      • martiniano

        Yes, it is just that simple. Worked in Iraq with Saddam! Worked in Iran with Mossadeq. In fact that technique always works and never backfires on the USA.

        November 27, 2012 at 4:19 pm |

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