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

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

By Barbara Starr

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

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

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

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

Why Israel might hesitate to start a ground invasion

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

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

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

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  1. Larry

    My Father once said, "" The only Good Jew is a Dead Jew"".............

    November 20, 2012 at 7:10 am | Reply
    • joe d

      amen brother

      November 20, 2012 at 7:13 am | Reply
    • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

      You should be ashmed of yourself for such a rediculous comment. There's good and bad in every race and religion but to render an entire race or religion of people as not being worthy of life is senseless. I believe its God's job to decide who belongs in this world, not yours or Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

      November 20, 2012 at 7:24 am | Reply
      • Larry


        November 20, 2012 at 7:43 am |
      • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

        @ Larry

        You're pathetic!

        November 20, 2012 at 8:02 am |
    • Bill

      And who was your father, Hitler?

      November 20, 2012 at 7:33 am | Reply
      • joe d

        no jesus....

        November 20, 2012 at 7:35 am |
      • D Langley

        Jesus was a Jew, moron. This is the kind of ignorance that gets tyrants elected, and liberties destroyed.

        November 20, 2012 at 7:45 am |
      • watnow

        bring back the ovens? I agree; but not for the reason you might wish. Anyone who would say such a thing about any group of human beings needs more time in the oven. Clearly sir, your bread isn't done.

        November 20, 2012 at 8:07 am |
  2. Polly Tickle

    You'd better hope that these US ships don't suffer the same fate as the USS Liberty at the hands of the Israelis: http://www.ussliberty.org/

    November 20, 2012 at 7:08 am | Reply
  3. bobbyhoying

    Ever wonder why there is so much hatred toward Jews? It's a manifestation of a spiritual war going on around us. If you're a Jew you're in the crossfire, like it or not. It will only escalate until the Messiah returns and obliterates Satan and the rebellious angels, at which point Jews who have not accepted Christ will realize it's His second coming.

    November 20, 2012 at 6:59 am | Reply
    • virgo

      I am not a jew but you are a religious numbnut!

      November 20, 2012 at 7:11 am | Reply
    • lathebiosas

      You're living in a fantasy world bro..

      November 20, 2012 at 7:13 am | Reply
    • Mike Bingham


      Stand strong as we know that God will harden the hearts of unbelievers and you will see more hatred towards those who believe and those who don't.

      I for one will pray for their souls and for the protection of God's chosen people.

      November 20, 2012 at 7:30 am | Reply
      • why

        Don't any of you remember the world we lived in? Hate and racism needs to end. Thank you Troops, you are all more brave than I. Yes, stand firm believers. I cry to think that this is the world that our kids are going to grow up in. It is so easy to run your mouth on a computer, but seriously think about others. This just breaks my heart to see all of this.

        November 20, 2012 at 10:00 am |
  4. Jim

    Jesus (peace be upon him), said "blessed are the peace makers." Yet you support Israel and the killing of innocent people in Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon and Iran. If you would just follow the teachings of Jesus (peace be upon him), the world would be a much better place. The quran does allow self-defence. That is what the Palestians are doing. They are defending their country. The quran (the actual words of God) forbids aggression. Peace.

    November 20, 2012 at 6:56 am | Reply
    • eric

      sorry, but the qu'ran came out of mohomad's (may he burn forever in hell) came out his a*@.

      November 20, 2012 at 8:33 am | Reply
  5. saeed

    russia should nuke ireland kill every woman man and child.

    November 20, 2012 at 6:50 am | Reply
    • Frank

      why Russia ? would it not be the UK that should bomb the terrorists on that island ?

      November 20, 2012 at 7:11 am | Reply
    • fudge-un-ur-face

      saed – kill every woman and child??? so lucky you're hiding behind your tiny screen......

      November 20, 2012 at 7:18 am | Reply
  6. Bob R.

    We are a Kiss ass Country...So sooner or Later we will have Troops on the ground by years End.....

    November 20, 2012 at 6:47 am | Reply
  7. Earl

    We have ships? Mitt Romney had claimed that our navy has no ships! Good to know that we have ships for our use and some which can be sent to defending our allies.

    November 20, 2012 at 6:32 am | Reply
    • Obamapoop

      Earl....no these are being sent to evacuate not to defend anyone....least of all Israelis.

      November 20, 2012 at 6:44 am | Reply
    • Greg

      Actually Gov. Romney accurately stated that we have fewer and fewer ships.

      November 20, 2012 at 6:53 am | Reply
      • lathebiosas

        And Obama correctly stated that we had less under Bush's second term, and that comparing todays warships to those of 1916 is like comparing a payphone to a smart phone....

        November 20, 2012 at 7:15 am |
      • h_balzer

        lathebiosas and we are the only country whose technology has evolved? The problem with you Democrats is you never think things through. Sure our ships are better than they were in 1917 but so is the other countries anti-ship technology in fact probably more so because now it is easier to take out a ship than to defend one. Think a little further then the first level and maybe someday you will be smart enough to be a republican.

        November 20, 2012 at 7:39 am |
    • Rusty

      Yea we have ships and Marines with bayonets, dipspit!

      November 20, 2012 at 7:46 am | Reply
  8. Bob

    If an American chooses to live elsewhere we should not be providing them military assistance unless they are a diplomat, don't send our troops !

    November 20, 2012 at 6:25 am | Reply
  9. Jim

    Actually, as a convert to Islam, I do know what Jihad means. I know that Islam does not preach hate. Peace.

    November 20, 2012 at 6:20 am | Reply
  10. Jim

    The Christian Palestinians in Gaza were able to elect their own candidte to the Palestinian assembly. They chose the Hamas candidate. Please Google the word "Jihad" and learn what it really means. Peace.

    November 20, 2012 at 6:14 am | Reply
    • Sandy

      @Jim, but do you know what "infidels" mean? Jesus Christ doesn't tell Christians to kill like the Koran does. That does cause a person to hate by it alone.

      November 20, 2012 at 6:37 am | Reply
    • Nicole

      they are surrounded by islamic fanatics. To stay alive they have to vote whatever they are told to vote. I know what you mean by peace...I have seen and heard from your leaders what it means: Peace for Islam is when the whole world is either muslim or dead. Take your peace...it's not for decent people

      November 20, 2012 at 6:47 am | Reply
  11. cindy lou who

    bigger issues...like stopping obama from using the white house curtains to wipe the fried chicken grease off his fingers and sterilizing moooshells filthy knee grow white house bathroom

    November 20, 2012 at 6:11 am | Reply
    • Jack Peters

      You need to crawl back into your hole where you can be alone and continue your life of ignorance and hopelessness. You should spare the world your ramblings of racism. We all fell dumber by reading it.

      November 20, 2012 at 6:19 am | Reply
      • cindy lou who

        ahhhh...my first person to take the bait!

        November 20, 2012 at 6:23 am |
      • sandn1ggr

        the truth hurts

        November 20, 2012 at 6:27 am |
    • Ron

      Freedom of speech is a wonderful thing. But sometimes, when one reads trash such as this, it makes one wonder. Freedom of speech should always be tempered by good common sense and common decency and a sense of respect for fellow human beings. Unbridled and abusive speech was probably never the intent of our founding fathers, yet we permit it in the name of freedom. But all freedoms carry with them, certain responsibilities. We cannot silence the racists on this website, but we can hope they are a dying breed.

      November 20, 2012 at 7:22 am | Reply
  12. Heebeejeebee

    Silent night
    Holy night
    All is calm
    All is bright

    November 20, 2012 at 6:08 am | Reply
  13. Sgt V

    The burden of the word of the Lord concerning Israel: Thus declares the Lord, who stretched out the heavens and founded the earth and formed the spirit of man within him: “Behold, I am about to make Jerusalem a cup of staggering to all the surrounding peoples. The siege of Jerusalem will also be against Judah. On that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples. All who lift it will surely hurt themselves. And all the nations of the earth will gather against it. On that day, declares the Lord, I will strike every horse with panic, and its rider with madness. But for the sake of the house of Judah I will keep my eyes open, when I strike every horse of the peoples with blindness. Then the clans of Judah shall say to themselves, ‘The inhabitants of Jerusalem have strength through the Lord of hosts, their God.’ ...

    Zechariah 12:1-14

    November 20, 2012 at 6:07 am | Reply
    • RIcky Moran

      That's what going up against the God of the Bible will be like.

      November 20, 2012 at 6:28 am | Reply
      • Jim

        The God of the Bible is the same God of the Quran. Peace.

        November 20, 2012 at 6:32 am |
    • Apple of HIS eyes


      November 20, 2012 at 6:52 am | Reply
  14. Nicole

    Hamas said, (and I quote): “the Palestinians are a nation of jihad and martyrdom; we desire death more than you desire life”. Hamas TV instructs the population that (quote) “bombs are more precious than children.” Hamas (and the other fine upstanding organizations) will hide behind their women, children, elderly, and the media; this is their “brave” tactic. That’s why all the $ they get from the arab and European world is spent on bombs instead of shelters and sirens, like in Israel. I’m curious what tactic you would use to stop Hamas from lobbing hundreds of missiles a month onto your town, city, or home? A “pretty please” will not work.

    November 20, 2012 at 6:07 am | Reply
    • tupper

      I would offer an enforced treaty, stop the embargo, treat them as equals, restore their flow of monies. Basically stop he apartheid as they are in fact the same people only with different religions.

      November 20, 2012 at 7:00 am | Reply
  15. Nicole

    The palestinians put their lot in with the arab nations attacking Israel...THEY LOST... Now you are the enemy. Israel won 3 wars to keep what is theirs since biblical times. Live peacefully and you will be treated well, raise a hand and you will be treated as an enemy.

    November 20, 2012 at 6:06 am | Reply
    • Jim

      I am an American and I put my country first. You are sadly very misinformed about the political beliefs of Zionism.

      November 20, 2012 at 6:10 am | Reply
      • Frank

        sorry Jim but you are not an American ...you are a hater and your support will bring you only death . The victims of this violence are all blood on your hands ...the Arab spring will lead only to another crusade to put down the invading Blacken Moor and put them down we will , put them down WE MUST !

        November 20, 2012 at 7:15 am |
    • Peace Wanted

      You are qouting false things. The world Knows who is attacking!

      November 20, 2012 at 8:33 am | Reply
      • Peace Wanted

        Ten members of the same Palestinian family, including four children, were among those killed when an Israeli missile struck the al-Dallu's home in Gaza City on Sunday.

        Israel says its air raids are targeting members and buildings of Hamas, a group that governs Gaza, but most of those affected by the attacks have been civilians.


        November 20, 2012 at 9:40 am |
  16. Robinhood801

    World War 3 or the Economy Crash... Which will be 1st? Of course World war 3..

    November 20, 2012 at 6:02 am | Reply
    • Ceilo

      Nah, end of the world in a month remember? no time for any of that nonsense.

      November 20, 2012 at 7:23 am | Reply
  17. guest

    The USA will never abandon Israel. The sooner the haters understand this simple concept, the sooner there will be peace. Not 9/11 or terror around the world by rogue/insane countries and groups will change that.
    Not being arrogant or triuphalist here.

    November 20, 2012 at 6:01 am | Reply
  18. VoiceOfReason

    SERIOUS QUESTION, PLEASE... How are those ships AMPHIBIOUS? The USS IWO JIMA looks like some sort of small aircraft carrier. Where is the LAND component of AMPHIBIOUS?

    November 20, 2012 at 5:58 am | Reply
    • really?

      Why don't you google that....

      November 20, 2012 at 6:05 am | Reply
      • VoiceOfReason

        You don't know the answer, do you?

        November 20, 2012 at 6:08 am |
    • compassmd

      @VoiceOfReason USS Iwo Jima is a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship. It has equipment that allows Marines to deploy to shore, in the form of helicopters and landing craft.

      November 20, 2012 at 6:08 am | Reply
      • VoiceOfReason

        THANK YOU

        November 20, 2012 at 6:15 am |
      • why

        no offense please, but why are we going into detail about US ships and their components to random people on a very public site?

        November 20, 2012 at 10:11 am |
    • Sgt V

      The US Marines onboard.

      November 20, 2012 at 6:10 am | Reply
      • joe d

        no they're not..they think israel sucks as much as the rest of us "true American" in the U.S...not israel first pig traitors like our AIPAC bought congress

        November 20, 2012 at 7:17 am |
    • Sailorbob

      The aft end of the ship (back) is a well deck that holds landing craft for the Marines. This is the land based portion of amphibeous for this particular ship.

      November 20, 2012 at 6:10 am | Reply
      • VoiceOfReason

        THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU... To you and anyone else who bothered to give me a serious answer. I appreciate you.

        November 20, 2012 at 6:14 am |
    • Peter Washburn

      These ships have amphibious landing craft inside their holds. They are able to land all types of vehicles and personnel. And they can evacuate civilians very quickly with their landing craft and their helocopters. Their sick bays can treat hundreds of wounded. I think that it is why they were chosen to go to Gaza. People will need to leave there very soon.

      November 20, 2012 at 6:23 am | Reply
    • Mark

      This all said, I have to admit seeing an aircraft carrier land and turn into a beachside land base would be a cool piece of tech.

      November 20, 2012 at 7:15 am | Reply
    • Steve

      It is actually the ARG (amphibiuos ready group), they carry all the needed components to assist in any type of situation, they are equipped with air, land and water vehicles as well as ground troops, weapons and supplies. They're ampibious because they travel by water. There are always 2 ARG's opereating constantly, one from the West coast and one from the East coast. One of them can reach just about any coastal country in a few days. This is just one thing that the US has going on that people don't know about to maintain our security and the security of our allies

      November 20, 2012 at 7:16 am | Reply
  19. robert liu

    Better to invite all the citizens on both side to move to USA and enjoy the Obama care than to waste
    billions to go to war and killing each other ! If all Iraqi, Syrians, Israel, Palestinians... move to US, soon, USA will also
    have 1.3 billions people and can have 7 – 12 % GDP growth like China. Everybody will have PEACE.

    November 20, 2012 at 5:56 am | Reply
  20. samuel


    November 20, 2012 at 5:42 am | Reply
    • Richard

      That would be ideal. No more wasted money, no more U.S. lives lost in pointless wars. No more economic subsidies of rotten regimes in Israel and Egypt.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:54 am | Reply
  21. gmann

    just send an armada of NYC Muslim taxi drivers to pick everyone up. then carpet bomb the entire region. all of it. In the name of God, Allah and Zorbon!

    November 20, 2012 at 5:36 am | Reply
  22. gmann

    boy all those idiots there sure love war. and all the stooges posting here love it too.
    just kill them all
    ohhh yeah..... "in the name of God"
    see how biblical that is. such a righteous bunch of warmongers.
    they all stink and are radical muslim, jew troublemakers.
    lets carpet bomb the whole fricken zone and build waterparks and motocross tracks.

    November 20, 2012 at 5:34 am | Reply
  23. Scott

    This is how you blindside Iran. "Oh we're just moving in 10 warships to evacuate the Jews, pay no attention to us."

    November 20, 2012 at 5:26 am | Reply
    • rick1948

      It's three el-supido and they are not of the type you would use to attack – – unless there were other ships, like an aircraft carrier – – with them.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:29 am | Reply
      • MNjonny

        Rick1948...not fair to call any one el-supido because actually its not just 3 ships as you state because as the report reads we already had 3 to 4 war ships there already and yes they are fully capable for battle use and by the way the USS Iwo Jima is an air craft carrier and is pictured above the report. Ok now we may move on from mis-post.

        November 20, 2012 at 6:03 am |
      • Patriot

        Know of what you speak before opening your mouth. The Iwo Jima is an amphibious assault ship. If you note the deck of the ship (in the picture you pointed out), you will only notice helicopters. What you will find missing is JETS, CATAPULTS, and ARRESTING CABLES that you would find on an Aircraft Carrier. Leave this part of the discussion to professionals you aimless !D!07

        November 20, 2012 at 6:42 am |
      • JetMaintainer

        You must mean like the for Harrier Jump Jets that are on the back. Also, the rest of the aircraft all over it. The Harrier does not need catapaults or any other related items. It can take off in 500 feet and Hover back in. Very capable Attack Jet that it new purpose is Air-to-Air transport for the MV-22 Ospreys and the Marines in them.

        November 20, 2012 at 8:48 am |
    • Nicole

      They're not evacuating the Jews...duhhhhh They're evacuating American Citizens...duhhhhhh

      November 20, 2012 at 6:09 am | Reply
  24. pretty funny

    Funny they finally found something to put them rust buckets to use for, They should just make drones that can pick people up it would be much cheaper.

    November 20, 2012 at 5:26 am | Reply
  25. desjardins

    "Apartheid is a crime against humanity. Israel has deprived millions of Palestinians of their liberty and property. It has perpetuated a system of gross racial discrimination and inequality. It has systematically incarcerated and tortured thousands of Palestinians, contrary to the rules of international law. It has, in particular, waged a war against a civilian population, in particular children." -Nelson Mandela

    November 20, 2012 at 5:15 am | Reply
    • Nicole

      Hamas said, (and I quote): “the Palestinians are a nation of jihad and martyrdom; we desire death more than you desire life”. Hamas TV instructs the population that (quote) “bombs are more precious than children.” Hamas (and the other fine upstanding organizations) will hide behind their women, children, elderly, and the media; this is their “brave” tactic. That’s why all the $ they get from the arab and European world is spent on bombs instead of shelters and sirens, like in Israel.

      November 20, 2012 at 6:10 am | Reply
    • Nicole

      The palestinians put their lot in with the arab nations attacking Israel...THEY LOST... Now you are the enemy. Israel won 3 wars to keep what is theirs since biblical times. Live peacefully and you will be treated well, raise a hand and you will be treated as an enemy.

      November 20, 2012 at 6:11 am | Reply
  26. hitman

    The jews have blood on their hands!

    November 20, 2012 at 4:56 am | Reply
    • josh rogen

      you have blood on your hands

      November 20, 2012 at 4:59 am | Reply
      • hitman

        You don't know me!

        November 20, 2012 at 5:01 am |
    • cheeseroll

      Yeah, you have lots of blood on your hands, isn't your screen name "hitman"?

      See what I did there? Your insinuations against the Jews are as ridiculous as mine (well, I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt, that you're not an Islamic mass murderer, of course).

      November 20, 2012 at 5:05 am | Reply
    • Nicole

      Yes...you should be afraid of Israel. The palestinians put their lot in with the arab nations attacking Israel (so can you if you wish)...THEY LOST... Now you are the enemy. Israel won 3 wars to keep what is theirs since biblical times. Live peacefully and you will be treated well, raise a hand and you will be treated as an enemy. The kindest thing to do to a rabid dog is put it down.

      November 20, 2012 at 6:13 am | Reply
  27. hitman

    This is the start of another American occupation!

    November 20, 2012 at 4:55 am | Reply
    • Mark

      No, it's the start of another series of government contracts with mercs and private security forces.

      November 20, 2012 at 7:18 am | Reply
  28. ollie

    muslim terrorists are getting stomped on – GOOD

    November 20, 2012 at 4:44 am | Reply
    • Jim

      The real terrorists are the Zionists. You should read about Islam and not just listen to the Zionist controlled media. Peace.

      November 20, 2012 at 4:52 am | Reply
      • Connie

        Jim the Zionists are not the terrorist. I've yet to hear of a jewish person detonating themselves in order to kill innocent bystanders. Hamas(sholes) started this but didn't expect to win, even though they are getting weapons from Iran. Iran's obsession with Isreal makes them look like the vile, rabid parasites they are. Jews don't use the word "Jihad" just the muslims do

        November 20, 2012 at 4:58 am |
    • The GOP is done

      Israel wants you to think that all Muslims are terrorist when in fact, they're the ones terrorizing. If Israel had their way, they would pull us into a war with Iran right along side them.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:21 am | Reply
  29. jake

    to the ppl of gaza, IMPROVISE ADAPT OVERCOME.

    November 20, 2012 at 4:40 am | Reply
    • Connie

      Jake...every time they try they get their @$$e$ handed back to them on a platter.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:00 am | Reply
  30. "Love One Another"


    November 20, 2012 at 4:38 am | Reply
  31. jake

    isreal is just picking on the gazans...

    November 20, 2012 at 4:37 am | Reply
    • Connie

      @Jake...maybe the hamas(sholes) shouldn't have started (yes, they started it) something they couldn't finish (even with Iran supplying them with weapons, they're STILL losers). KA ISRAEL!!!

      November 20, 2012 at 5:12 am | Reply
  32. GOD


    November 20, 2012 at 4:06 am | Reply
    • Truth be told

      Israel is our ally, I repeat...ally. We help our allies. The USA doesn't have many left. On another note, Israel is surrounded by several muslim countries who hate them and repeatedly state that israel should be wiped off the face of the earth. This isn't about land. It never was. Just pure hatred towards Israel. Palestine is part of the bigger picture of the jew hating muslim countries like egypt, libya, iran, syria etc. They ALL hate Israel and want to destroy her.

      November 20, 2012 at 4:11 am | Reply
      • John

        Religious hatred* towards Israel. Religion is the root cause of all of the conflict in that region, it is the single worst thing to happen to humanity in our history as a species.

        November 20, 2012 at 4:20 am |
    • Jay G

      Good to see the Israeli paid posters out in force tonight.

      November 20, 2012 at 4:11 am | Reply
      • Truth be told

        just stating facts. Watch the news and see for yourself what other muslim leaders are publicly saying. It's right there in front of your eyes. Open them.

        November 20, 2012 at 4:16 am |
    • Jim

      God bless the Christian and Muslim Palestinians. They are victims of Zionist aggression. Our prayers are with you.

      November 20, 2012 at 4:33 am | Reply
    • Connie

      Amen! Fight on Isreal!!

      November 20, 2012 at 5:01 am | Reply
      • Jim

        Israel attacked the USS Liberty and stole our nuclear secrets and material. Please study Islam and open your mind to new ideas. Zionism is an evil political philosophy. Zionism should not be confused with Judism. Peace.

        November 20, 2012 at 5:11 am |
    • The GOP is done

      You mean "support" a manipulative terrorist state who try's to play the victim?

      November 20, 2012 at 5:25 am | Reply
    • Richard

      The U.S. already does. To its detriment.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:51 am | Reply
  33. ron baur

    To CNN it has been a long time since I encountered ignorance and racism as I read here
    . This sad sight to see

    November 20, 2012 at 3:40 am | Reply
  34. musician 1

    As Americans, we should all take the time now to remind Israel of our unwavering support and respect. Israel's population is made up of people with admirable qualities and they have a 100% right to defend themselves from unjust attacks. My great uncle is a WW ll vet and has always stated that war is an ugly thing, but not defending your country can be worse. Israel wants peace, and everyone in the world has a right to that.

    November 20, 2012 at 3:32 am | Reply
    • Dan

      The only way Israel will get its peace if they stop forcing the Palestinians to live in Ghettos. It's funny how Israeli's seem to forget that the situation the Palestinians are in are no better than their ancestors between 1933 to 1941.

      November 20, 2012 at 4:06 am | Reply
      • Dave

        Any comparison between the Nazi regime and Israel is preposterous. Are the Israeli's shipping Palestinians for systematic extermination in concentration camps? Did Israel ever state its desire for an Arab-free Palestine? Statements like yours are nothing but cheap demagoguery.

        November 20, 2012 at 4:48 am |
    • Jim

      Remember the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty, theft of nuclear secrets and material and the spying of Jonathan Pollard. The Zionists have stolen billions of tax dollars just to maintain their lavish lifestyles. God Bless Palestine!

      November 20, 2012 at 4:38 am | Reply
  35. Cocopuf

    That ship isn't here for a Gaza rescue dummy.

    November 20, 2012 at 3:07 am | Reply
  36. The Judge

    Be careful there...never we forget the Liberty...if you don't know google it. All Americans should know their history...

    November 20, 2012 at 3:02 am | Reply
    • The Judge

      USS Liberty that is...

      November 20, 2012 at 3:04 am | Reply
    • Cocopuf

      You know that you ARE a racist id!ot for saying this. A loser as usual.

      November 20, 2012 at 3:05 am | Reply
      • The Judge

        A racist idiot and loser for posting the truth...wow really! Is that the best you can do? When presented with facts one cannot overcome, out comes the race card and insults...absolutely pathetic

        November 20, 2012 at 3:17 am |
      • Whizerd67

        Now we know why Cocopuf's are coo-coo!

        ~Blessed Be to all~

        November 20, 2012 at 3:25 am |
      • Richard

        Get lost. We don't censor history just because it upsets some crybabies. Suck it up.

        November 20, 2012 at 5:49 am |
  37. kido

    What if the fine folks of Gaza will just stop firing missiles into Israel?
    Just asking?

    November 20, 2012 at 2:37 am | Reply
    • Nick Ricci

      If Hamas stopped firing ineffective rockets into Israel, I bet that it would be all good and they would go back to pre 1948 borders, like real quick, and give back all the lands that families had before US and UK installed a jewish government, which ultimately kept moving more and more people to the region and displacing the indigenous people who lived there.

      Or, if not that I bet they would give equal rights to the people of those territories, or assist them in building a nation, to help cut down on the hate, and teach the children, and give them health care, and energy, and water and end the apartheid.

      Sure, I bet that would happen.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:47 am | Reply
    • Jay G

      Or Israel could stop bombing Palestinians. It takes two to tango.

      November 20, 2012 at 4:13 am | Reply
      • feed

        Usually the side that is getting their asses handed to them is the one that stops first. Just sayin.

        November 20, 2012 at 4:59 am |
    • Susan

      You really think Hamas has been firing rockets into Israel for months? That's complete b.s. Hamas didn't start shooting rockets until Israel killed one of their leaders. They're wrong on both sides. Two wrongs don't make a right.

      November 20, 2012 at 4:45 am | Reply
      • MOCaseA

        That is funny, going back through recent records I seem to see a lot of missiles being fired at Israel, and after the escalation Israel targeting a valid MILITARY target... Not the other way around. As a matter of fact, for the last several months all I see is Israel destroying missile launch platforms that were firing missiles into civilian areas. I also see that Hamas is falling back on the common tactic of attempting to use civilians as shields, and then screaming at the Israelis when civilians die...

        You know this puts me in mind of another militaristic leadership from about 70 years ago...

        November 20, 2012 at 5:03 am |
      • Rick

        On Nov 8, the Israelis crossed the Gazan border with 4 tanks, an armored bulldozer, and attack helicopters to knock down a house they did not like. A twelve year old Palestinian boy was killed by machine gun fire from either a tank or a helicopter. This event is the trigger event for the recent escalation, not previous rocket fire from Gaza or the assassination of one of the Hamas leaders.

        November 20, 2012 at 6:36 am |
  38. Richard

    That is so nice of the U.S. Navy to help those poor people under siege. Hundreds have been killed, and are in need of help. Sorry, what's that? They're helping the other side??!

    November 20, 2012 at 2:23 am | Reply
    • kido

      They helping nobody.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:35 am | Reply
    • greg

      Stupid Chinaman. The side that is losing deserves to lose.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:39 am | Reply
  39. jf

    Well it doesn't surprise me that the Communist News Network would block my post. Guess the truth hurts.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:45 am | Reply
    • Whizerd67

      Yep...the truth hurts liars.
      The truth can only hurt liars, and those that bed with liars.

      ~Blessed Be to all~

      November 20, 2012 at 3:26 am | Reply
  40. American Jew

    Our generation is smarter. We should be able to make right choices. I think all Jews from other countries should go back and only Jews living in palistinian land should stay there. They should invite all other people of the region who are from the region irrespective of their religion and they all should live in peace. I think Jews from Europe , Russia and other countries are just playing power game and even fooling the innocent peace loving Jews.,,,

    November 20, 2012 at 1:42 am | Reply
    • kido

      I think you are smoking.
      Your proposal is not practical.

      For Jews going "back" is going to Israel.

      I'll try to help you.
      The Arabs living in the Levant should go back. Back for them is the Saudi Peninsula.
      How practical is this?

      The only practical approach is for Arabs to accept Israel for what it is.
      Stop lobbing missiles at Israel would be a nice first step.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:34 am | Reply
      • desjardins

        Planting Israel in that part of the world was wrong . It is like if a white family moving into a black neighborhood

        November 20, 2012 at 2:50 am |
  41. j boogie

    These 3 amphib ships were on there way home after 8 months. I can only imagine how them and there families feel. thanks for serving.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:32 am | Reply
    • JAW

      My husband is serving on one of those ships for the Marine Corps and it is definitely hard for us back here who were anticipating a reunion. Thanks for such a nice comment considering the amount of offensive comments made without regard to the sacrifices these men and women and their families are making.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:07 am | Reply
      • Whizerd67

        The sacrifices they are making are to everything but what they are supposed to be making them for.
        Unless they stand down, awol and/or mutiny, they will be intrinsic in killing you, me, your children, my chlldren and alot of other Americans...and they will watch them all die via satellite. The orders they are taking now, are from a puppet regime that are taking orders from tptb that are killing economies and govt's across the globe, but especially in the U.S.A..
        You cannot serve two masters....and they better realize that they need to serve themselves...or they might as well just sink themselves.
        I know that sounds harsh..but that is the reaity that need to be given. I don't like it to be that way, but it's the truth.

        Yeah..thanks for serving....for the wrong reason.
        Thanks for serving the true killers...because you are NOT serving the ones you took an oath to serve.
        Thanks for getting those killers one step closer to killing my children and your children in this country...and any future they may have had to make it better.

        ~Blessed Be to all~

        November 20, 2012 at 2:45 am |
      • JD

        @Whiztard67 Take your Theoretical non-factual Bull and shove it. Seriously, I don't understand where you people (theorists) come up with these notions WITHOUT any hard evidence. I'm sure you also believe that 9/11 was an inside job to start wars....gahhh...people like you...

        November 20, 2012 at 3:31 am |
      • Marine Randy

        Whizerd67, instead of attacking those who serve, why don't you put some of your energy into fighting the money masters. It is obvious you think that is where the root of the problem is.

        November 20, 2012 at 3:40 am |
    • Mariah L.

      Thank you for this. After reading these past outlandish comments, it's nice to see that someone does have true consideration for those involved. My husband is on one of those ships and the extension has been difficult. But thank you for your consideration. It really is appreciated.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:44 am | Reply
  42. Alex

    It's a conflict that has gone on for centuries.. Who knows that the reason is anymore. Bottom line a ceasfire has to come from both sides before this escalates into something worse. This taking sides thing is kinda silly, people are dying. not soldiers.. but women and children.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:31 am | Reply
    • American Jew

      Our generation is smarter. We should be able to make right choices. I think all Jews from other countries should go back and only Jews living in palistinian land should stay there. They should invite all other people of the region who are from the region irrespective of their religion and they all should live in peace. I think Jews from Europe , Russia and other countries are just playing power game and even fooling the innocent peace loving Jews.

      November 20, 2012 at 1:41 am | Reply
  43. Novemberglass

    What is wrong with you people hating the jews? Israel is our closest ally (or supposed to be). If it weren't for them, there would be no one to stand in the crazy arabs way from getting to us. If any country sent hundreds of missles to hit U.S. soil, you bet Israel would be there first to back us up.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:25 am | Reply
    • Proud American

      We have been feeding you guys for way to long. But how can we ignore women and children dieing because 100000000000 BC Jews was given this land. It is nothing more than a joke. Respect human life and live in peace. We will be happy to feed you in future.

      November 20, 2012 at 1:31 am | Reply
      • Marine's Mom

        I agree, no killing accepted just to win election by Bibi. Let people in the region live in peace.

        November 20, 2012 at 1:33 am |
      • Ron

        With all due respect, this is a lie. You do not "Feed" Israelis. The U.S. aid is 3% of total of the annual Israeli budget. That money is mostly spent in the U.S, providing for U.S. families of workers of the American military industry. It's not "cash" paid to Israel.

        Have a little respect for your allies. Israelis saved countless american lives, contributed intel that thwarted more than 200 terror actions in the U.S. – Not to mention the countless American pilot lives Israel saved when it captured the very first Mig-21 ever seen by the west during your Vietnam war. Americans got to fly the plane, analyzed it, and learned how to beat it, thanks to the ingenuity of the Mossad.

        Get your facts straight.

        November 20, 2012 at 1:41 am |
      • Nicole

        The palestinians put their lot in with the arab nations attacking Israel...THEY LOST... Now you are the enemy. Israel won 3 wars to keep what is theirs since biblical times. Live peacefully and you will be treated well, raise a hand and you will be treated as an enemy.
        Israel does not need the support from the USA. Have you been to Israel? It's a democratic, technologically advanced nation. what would be nice is the moral support, and someone in the world "sticking up" for us once in a while. History has shown the Jews/Israelis that support (non-$) is valuable, but they know that when it comes down to the line, the only ones who can save them are themselves. This is taught in Israel from grade school. If you are looking for victims...the palestinians know very well how to play that part.

        November 20, 2012 at 6:26 am |
      • Jim

        Israel lives off of the U.S. taxpayer. We pay more for the defense of Israel than the Israelies themselves. Many Israelies live in million dollar homes and are quite comfortable in their socialist state. As a U.S. taxpayer, I object to paying for their aggression. Peace.

        November 20, 2012 at 6:29 am |
      • Rick

        So Ron, I suppose that Israel would not mind surrendering the 3 billions dollars they get each year plus the additional 3.5 billion we spend maintaining the 1979 Accord with Egypt and the Jordanian peace treaty. Oh yes, how about a refund of 250 million dollars for the Iron Dome defense system and making them use their own money to pay for the 35 F-35 fighters we are giving them. Let's cancel the loan guarantees and remove the additional 3 billion dollars worth of arms we stockpile in Israel that they can use at their discretion. Finally, why don't we remove the veto at the UN Security Council and vote to uphold International law, like condemning the illegal settlements in the West Bank. US support of Israel far exceeds the paltry 3% of Israel's GDP. Time to stop thinking like an accountant and think like an economist, it is all about opportunity cost.

        November 20, 2012 at 6:48 am |
    • Questions401

      I stand by Israel, and clearly it has the right to defend it's self, Israel was created by the united states and it's strength comes from us, our war jets, our guns, our missiles, and even our iron dome. It is our strength and our weapons they wield, they do not need our boots on the ground too, at least not yet. Lets hope it does not come to that shall we?

      November 20, 2012 at 1:33 am | Reply
      • Proud American

        You sound like an IDF agent or Jew on payroll to be here. America doesnot stand for killing innocent civilian for biblical crap

        November 20, 2012 at 1:36 am |
      • Questions401

        I did not say anything about biblical crap, I could care less what you think, and if you were smart enough to read my whole post you would see my post promotes peace.

        November 20, 2012 at 1:42 am |
      • Whizerd67

        You forgot to mention the money part. Where do you think THAT came from?

        You're all deluded sheep. And you are about to die because of it.

        ~Blessed Be to all~

        November 20, 2012 at 2:51 am |
      • JD

        And the fundamental training of our Special Forces, specifically our NAVY SEALS come from Britain and Israeli special forces...If that tells you anything about the Israeli military. Btw, I'm not blowing hot air, check history.

        November 20, 2012 at 3:37 am |
      • Jim

        Palestine has the right to defend itself. Israel is the aggressor.

        November 20, 2012 at 4:48 am |
    • JD

      Israel was one of the first countries that had our back when dealing with Afghanistan. The Israeli Army is beastly, the general infantry, their spec ops units, and all.

      November 20, 2012 at 3:35 am | Reply
      • Dan

        i don't recall them marching into Afghanistan, do you?

        November 20, 2012 at 4:11 am |
      • Rick

        I guess you forgot to read up on the effectiveness of the IDF ground forces during the Second Lebanon War. Can you say "Buttkicking"? I thought you could.

        November 20, 2012 at 6:57 am |
      • joe d

        you lying low-life pig. Israel has never assisted in aiding the U.S. in any war...the pigs don't have the ballz and go after people shoothing bottle rocket and throwing stones..they are sneaky low life pigs to the core..


        November 20, 2012 at 7:25 am |
    • joe d

      israelis are backstabbing low-life pigs plain and simple have ruined the U.S.

      November 20, 2012 at 7:22 am | Reply
  44. Proud American

    Don't understand why we are funding states like Israel, they are sucking our economy and holding us hostage in our own country. I think it is about time to tell our dear friend Israel that party is over. End the occupation and go back home and not your so called biblical BS.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:24 am | Reply
    • ALex

      Let's not start with the money issue buddy , this is the last thing you should worry about . The world is about to dangle on the potential all out war , funding them is good idea and in favor of our country , we supply ,train afganistan army and police and what they did for us in return ????? Blow up our TOWERS ??? So funding isreal shouldn't be a topic for you buddy! Plus in return I bet isreal in return would do so much one day if needed . One hand washs another ! That's the moral code of human life !

      November 20, 2012 at 1:33 am | Reply
      • Andrew

        How incredibly unlettered of you to wrap your backwards beliefs in the banner of 9/11 while excoriating those Americans who disagree with you by inferring that they are unpatriotic. Are you capable of making a solid point without a) insulting those with whom you disagree; or b) bending your knee blindly to a country whose entire moral precepts seem to be based upon the indiscriminate killing of innocent children?

        November 20, 2012 at 1:50 am |
      • Whizerd67

        You're the biggest brainwashed idiot of them all.
        If you stop the CORRUPT money, you stop the CORRUPT wars.
        If we get into a world war, and 'win'...we still LOSE...because hose in power are still in power. And Those in power have that much MORE money to have MORE power. And they had the time, with the war DISTRACTION, to fine-tune everything they have been trying to accomplish.

        So YEAH...lets DO start with the money issue, you moron....and END IT THERE.

        ~Blessed Be to all~

        November 20, 2012 at 2:58 am |
    • Burstbubble

      You're kidding right? Israel is "Sucking our economy". You are a funny person whoever you are man, woman or child.
      Blaming the economy on such a country tells a lot of things about you. Do you care to restate that comment? I am a man by the way.

      November 20, 2012 at 1:35 am | Reply
      • ALex

        If a atomic bomb hits your area one day then no money in the world can ever buy or repair the consequences , rather be ready. Economy got nothing to do you don't worry about that it will just be sucked out of the taxes that we pay or the bridges and tunnels that I pay to get to work, there will always be money for us here to be a civilized society , on other hand isreal needs some help as they appreciate it and always mean good . What are some kind of Jew hater you dont know squat

        November 20, 2012 at 1:48 am |
      • Whizerd67

        Yeah..you're man.
        A man brainwashed with a big fluorescent "X" painted on you and your family for culling because you are sheep.

        Stop the money, you stop ALL the BS going on. Or just watch you family die.
        Mine will too because of people like you that have NO common sense and have no clue as to what is what.
        You might wanna consider ducking lessons...you're going to need them, fool.

        BTW..if an atomic bomb is dropped at this point...you wont have to worry about it anymore..because the GLOBE will be virtually DEAD.
        So let me just give you thanks right now, for killing everyone. At least being a part of helping to do so.
        Thats a REAL man isn't it?

        ~Blessed Be to all~

        November 20, 2012 at 3:06 am |
    • brandon

      Our founding father based this country on bibilical principals, One nation under god . Look at the white house 10 commandments . A true american will have bible standards to live by. If not join islamic nations of the middle east, or communist china which is hindu an buddist. I'm ready for jesus to return . It's verry biblical for a major war in the middle east . All nations will gather against Israel even mighty america will join in . God bless to all.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:20 am | Reply
      • JD

        And those of us that think logically, those of us that choose none of the 2000+ different religious views, will continue to use our whit and not a 2000+ yr old book to live prosperously and wisely, and win wars with self ingenuity...because prayer sure as hell will not help.

        November 20, 2012 at 3:41 am |
    • wow

      WOW!... Ignorance Abounds!... GO YWHW!

      November 20, 2012 at 2:21 am | Reply
      • wow.. err

        Bad placement of that comment... i was approving of Gods actions in the middle east.. im waiting patiently to see if this escelates to fullfill prophecy.

        November 20, 2012 at 2:33 am |
      • Whizerd67

        ^ 5

        ~Blessed Be to all~

        November 20, 2012 at 3:11 am |
    • Truth bee told

      Israel is our ally, I repeat...ally. We help our allies. The USA doesn't have many left. On another note, Israel is surrounded by several muslim countries who hate them and repeatedly state that israel should be wiped off the face of the earth. This isn't about land. It never was. Just pure hatred towards Israel. Palestine is part of the bigger picture of the jew hating muslim countries like egypt, libya, iran, syria etc. They ALL hate Israel and want to destroy her.

      November 20, 2012 at 4:08 am | Reply
      • Dan

        So take away the reason, the only justification to hate the Israelis. Treat the Palestinians like human beings and the Arab nations have NO JUSTIFICATION to make a move. Then the US would be justified in making their move. It's not rocket science

        November 20, 2012 at 4:15 am |
    • Nicole

      Egypt and Jordan get much more $ from Israel. Israel supplies intel to the USA to keep it safe. The IDF cant join their forces with the USA forces (publicly) because all the muslim nations would have a hissy fit and put the USA troops in danger. The second the USA asks for Israeli troops, they will be there...without question or doubt.

      November 20, 2012 at 6:33 am | Reply
      • Rick

        Nicole, please look up US aid to Egypt and Jordan pre and post treaties with Israel. These treaties are merely extensions of US aid to Israel by purchasing quiet neighbors.

        November 20, 2012 at 6:54 am |
  45. ALex

    Obviously if you hate isreal you don't know what's right from wrong ,people that think launching missiles is ok and then when pay back comes they can't play . All the hAters of isreal you guys don't understand without isreal on the map the world is very vulnerable , US is standing behind isreal because it's n
    Knows a righteous country when they see it . iSREAl & US need each other . You DONT want a world without ISREAL because maybe one day the same people that trying to destroy isreal might come to your backyards . Think of 911!!!!!!!

    November 20, 2012 at 1:12 am | Reply
    • Proud American

      Honestly you Jews can do anything. I now strongly believe that Mosad has hand in 9/11

      November 20, 2012 at 1:19 am | Reply
      • Burstbubble

        Yeah, Israeli intelligence told those in charge in the US that they heard that a airplane was going to crash into a building. Other intelligence agencies from around the world, namely Germany, France, Russia and a bunch of other countries told the US the same thing. Do you listen to fox news? Maybe you could stop?

        November 20, 2012 at 1:41 am |
      • Ron

        The jews are also responsible for the demise of the dinosaurs, global warming and 1906 earthquake and fire. Proud Americana? you may be an American by passport, but your true nationality is Nazi. Bet you got a very small penis and leather boots in your closet.

        November 20, 2012 at 1:45 am |
    • Pedro

      Remember 9/11? Sure, but I also remember the U.S.S. Liberty!

      November 20, 2012 at 1:30 am | Reply
      • Ron

        Sure. Canadian friendly fire killer British. British friendly fire killed Americans, America friendly fire killed British.
        But when Israeli friendly fire accidentally hits a ship - it's a JEWISH CONSPIRACY.

        The liberty was an accident. It's an accident because there is no logic to it. There is nothing for Israel to gain by killing members armed forces of its closest ally. It just doesn't make sense...... unless you're a Nazi! then it makes perfect sense. Evil jews!!!

        November 20, 2012 at 1:47 am |
  46. Kristyn

    Three aircraft carriers along with 2500 troops to evacuate Americans from Israel? Who are they kidding??? Just how many Americans are living in Israel?

    November 20, 2012 at 12:59 am | Reply
    • BornCristian

      America should ban American Jews to carry two passport. Either they are isreali or american.

      November 20, 2012 at 1:02 am | Reply
    • CTYank

      Uh, they want the ships there for their helo assets. So, ship's company goes along for the ride.

      Get real!

      November 20, 2012 at 1:21 am | Reply
    • Andrew

      None of the named ships are aircraft carriers.

      November 20, 2012 at 1:22 am | Reply
    • Marine Randy

      Marines have been used around the world to rescue Americans from countries that became unsafe to stay in. Would you prefer we abandon the Americans?

      November 20, 2012 at 2:43 am | Reply
  47. Popeye's pipe

    Jesus was Son of God....or whatever BS. Jews were right in killing him.

    November 20, 2012 at 12:57 am | Reply
    • MomOfMarine

      Popeye... I just wanted to say "your welcome"... My son is one of these fine brave servicemen that was on his way home to a real Thanksgiving dinner and a family. Our sacrifice allows you the freedom to say stupid comments and ridicule our beliefs... Isn't America a great country when you can insult the very people who protect your freedom to insult them? Have a happy Thanksgiving while the families of these protectors of freedom sacrifice their holiday for you!

      November 20, 2012 at 1:11 am | Reply
      • Popeye's pipe

        I am proud Jew and btw Moses came before your son of god.....

        November 20, 2012 at 1:14 am |
      • athiest veteran

        Both of your religions mean nothing. There are plenty of free minds out there that protect your willingness to be a slave. Be proud of your sons service, but dont try to say he is better because of his religion

        November 20, 2012 at 1:34 am |
      • Whizerd67

        Your son just got your head blown off...and you don't even see it.
        He's not going to see it either, he'll be too busy taking orders for something he has no business taking orders for.
        If you do happen to live through the coming days, it will be because you are a sheep servant. Him too.

        ~Blessed Be to all~

        November 20, 2012 at 3:18 am |
    • Rich34952

      Reply to Josh: What are you? An atheist, an agnostic or just a run of the mill a**hole. You said Jesus was the Son of God, no you fool, Jesus is the Son of God. Now crawl back into your hole that you live in, to continue your ignorant life.

      November 20, 2012 at 1:11 am | Reply
      • tokencode

        not everyone believes the same fairytale

        November 20, 2012 at 1:15 am |
      • athiest veteran

        go back to the cave you came out of and hide in the blindness of your religion.

        November 20, 2012 at 1:35 am |
  48. Popeye's pipe

    The arab states will only try to bargain a peace plan with Israel knowing America supports them. These countries like Egypt, Iran , and their underlings talk a lot of talk but not much else. I think most Americans have had it with the jihadists running around . They forget who is the ass-kicker of the world and will need reminding again..,,,

    November 20, 2012 at 12:50 am | Reply
    • Love Israel

      Its sad to see that American public is so ignorant and stupid.

      November 20, 2012 at 12:53 am | Reply
    • John_DD

      say who the ass kicker of the world is. I hope you aren't comparing WW2 ass-kickers , they finished the job on a global scale in 4 years, I think ten years and limping away with job undone isn't as impressive.

      November 20, 2012 at 12:56 am | Reply
  49. William

    I just want my mum back home

    November 20, 2012 at 12:49 am | Reply
    • Love Israel

      To do what with her?

      November 20, 2012 at 12:51 am | Reply
      • CTYank

        Are you really as daft as you sound? Sick unit!

        November 20, 2012 at 1:24 am |
  50. Love Israel

    We Jews are God choosen people with the right to kill anybody whether they are christian or muslims, old or young. Only Jews are suppose to dominate the world. Americans are stupid people.

    November 20, 2012 at 12:48 am | Reply

      Its sad that you see things this way, it was the jews that killed Jesus, it is the jews the much of the world has become tired of. Yet it is the Americans that stand behind you which is the reason you haven't been overrun and left without a country. But yet you sit here snubbing your nose thinking your God like. For the record God didnt give you nor anyone the "right" to kill. I'd say you sound more like a muslim shouting that infidel bs.

      November 20, 2012 at 1:04 am | Reply
      • LoveIsrael

        I don't understand American. We in israel are saving your ass otherwise you dumb people don't know anything. We are running your country otherwise it would have disappeared by now. Look at your math and science score.

        November 20, 2012 at 1:11 am |
    • athiest veteran

      Are you really jewish, or are you a muslim just trying to start anti jewish sentiment? Either way, you're an idiot. There, I said it, you made go 5th grade on you. I hope you're proud of yourself.

      November 20, 2012 at 1:39 am | Reply
    • MNjonny

      LoveIsrael here is a fake muslim puppet troll folks and they are posting propaganda trying to mis lead, mis inform, and disrupt and break bonds of all of us infidels. They are troll posting and spamming every on line discussion they can get into. So stay strong, stay smart an hold firm while we pass this test while Iran pulls all the strings of it puppets Like Assad in Syria and Hamas in Gaza using the good people in both areas as cannon fodder to keep us busy while they finnish the last steps for their nuclear weapons. Hold fast my friends this is a true test of our times.

      November 20, 2012 at 6:34 am | Reply
  51. American Jew

    I am american jew and I disassociate myself from Israel. This is not the country that reflects my faith. I hate that we Jew are sending money to these East European Jews to kill kids and women

    November 20, 2012 at 12:42 am | Reply
    • longbow

      American Jew there will come a time that you will run to Israel

      November 20, 2012 at 12:56 am | Reply
      • American Jew

        Jews like you are a disgrace on this earth. Real Jews are peace loving and respect life. They don't just bomb innocent children and call it collateral damage. I disagree with Jews like you.

        November 20, 2012 at 1:00 am |
  52. George

    We sends ships in case we need to be evacuated, not to help Israel.

    November 20, 2012 at 12:38 am | Reply
    • MNjonny

      Dont worry George we are doing both...... ssshhhhh !! Hold the line, stay strong.

      November 20, 2012 at 6:37 am | Reply
  53. fresheating

    Why do the Palestine people even bother trying to start a war, if they are out gunned?

    November 20, 2012 at 12:37 am | Reply
    • Dan

      Out of desparation. Imagine being imprisoned for years without food and shelters. CNN is calling their stone throwing as rockets.

      November 20, 2012 at 12:40 am | Reply
      • Love Israel

        Can you throw stones that far? In this world of internet information there really is not excuse for your ignorance.

        November 20, 2012 at 12:44 am |
    • MNjonny

      To play the victum card an try to unite islam an take the focus off Iran to buy time.

      November 20, 2012 at 6:41 am | Reply
  54. Dan

    Wondering why did Jews kill Jesus. We should hold them responsible. They need to apologize before begging for more money and weapons to kill poor people in a prison (gaza)

    November 20, 2012 at 12:37 am | Reply
    • Popeye's pipe

      Jesus was a Jew too you nimrod and the Romans had a hand in his death as well.

      November 20, 2012 at 12:54 am | Reply
      • BornChristian

        You are a clever Jew. Blame Romans for what you guys did.

        November 20, 2012 at 1:04 am |
      • Jacob

        You're a bigot and you're disappointing Jesus.

        Jesus would never stand for someone who claims to follow him insulting Jews.
        You'd be comfortable worshipping Satan with all the hate you apparently have inside.

        But stop giving Christians a bad name, we love Jewish people and we would fight to the last man to protect Israel from being ruined by the Mislims again..

        November 20, 2012 at 8:20 am |
      • Jacob

        (Talking to BornChristian who is trying to take up old bigotries that 99% of Christians now rightly think are mistakes made by nut job fundamentalists. Hating Jews doesn't spread Christ's message.)

        November 20, 2012 at 8:22 am |
    • Frank

      I invite you to think past your nose & realize the absurdity of your statement. According to the story, he didn't come here to die of old age... Christians should credit Jews, not blame them, because his dad's plan wouldn't have been fully executed if he hadn't been.

      What's so difficult to understand about this extremely fundamental point that just so happens to be CRUX to Christianity?

      Do tell.

      November 20, 2012 at 3:56 am | Reply
  55. Samuel kings

    I support israel and all,but I think it's about time we stop meddling in the affairs over there,let the Israeli's take care of themselves , afterall they have the upper hand already , it's about time America fix its pen problems and take care of it's citizens. We really need to stop wasting money on war machines nor giving other countries monetary aid, including israel

    November 20, 2012 at 12:35 am | Reply
    • freya

      I totally agree no money for Israel. No american blood to save murderers

      November 20, 2012 at 12:39 am | Reply
    • CJ

      The U.S does not help others because we are kind hearted,there is always an interest involved.

      November 20, 2012 at 1:34 am | Reply
  56. freya

    I felt bad about the fatalities on both side but this thing is getting tiresome.. I think after the world should let them resolve their issues with no meddling from anyone.

    November 20, 2012 at 12:17 am | Reply
    • Dandy

      That would work if we made it a fair fight. Give the Palestinians Jets, Antiaircraft guns, and nukes and then let them go at it.

      November 20, 2012 at 12:30 am | Reply
    • Dan

      I totally agree. we should let them fight and die. No money for Jews and arabs or Egyptians. They are both blood suckers.

      November 20, 2012 at 12:31 am | Reply
      • ElishevaKeila

        who are you to decide where and to whom money and /or help should be send to, Dan?

        November 20, 2012 at 12:54 am |
    • ount

      Too late, we (USA) already fully funded the Israeli military.

      November 20, 2012 at 12:32 am | Reply
      • Dan

        I know but we can nuke the hell out of them

        November 20, 2012 at 12:34 am |
    • George

      Feeling sorry for fatalities on the Palastinian side is like feeling sorry for a robber who gets shot.

      November 20, 2012 at 12:39 am | Reply
      • American Jew

        George , how can you think non-Jews are inferior and their death means nothing, just because some crap told us the biblical BS.

        November 20, 2012 at 12:45 am |
  57. Dan

    USA should stand with Israel and fight. We need Israel as much as they need us.

    November 20, 2012 at 12:13 am | Reply
    • gary

      what the hell do we need israel for? Besides living off us. They want to go to war, then let them fight it. We are involved in to much already!

      November 20, 2012 at 12:25 am | Reply
      • Love Israel

        Try to think about the big picture-
        Jewish countries 1, Muslim countries 49. Are you sure it's Israel you should be worried about?

        November 20, 2012 at 12:37 am |
      • The Final Word

        Well, Gary, it happens we have a joint defense treaty with Israel, like it or not. Are you really suggesting that we abandon allies that we have agreed to defend? There will be no one standing with us when China moves into the Azores, and Russia stations nuclear subs in the Gulf of Mexico. But, you should rest well. The statements and actions of this Administration pretty clearly highlight our true goal at the current time: to "evacuate" Israel and leave the territory unpopulated. That is what friendship is to our narcissistic soon-to-be dictator.

        November 20, 2012 at 12:37 am |


        November 20, 2012 at 12:39 am |
      • Tommy Jones

        gary how would you feel if someone was firing rockets into your town? gary tell me why it is Israels fault and the world call israel the aggresser when hamus is firing 200 + rockets a day at Israel?
        It's people like who make the hamus think they are alright to kill israel.

        November 20, 2012 at 12:51 am |
      • John_DD

        Number of middle east countries with atomic weapons 1 number without 49, MAYBE we should be worried!

        November 20, 2012 at 1:00 am |
    • Dandy

      Huh?? Fight what? Who? The people of Gaza are shooting fireworks at the Israelis and the Israelis are dropping bombs on the Palestinians.. This doesn't even remotely ressemble anything close to a war. How many Israelis have died? About 2 probably from tripping on curbs.. Whereas over 100 Palestinians have died from bombings.

      November 20, 2012 at 12:29 am | Reply
      • jayjay

        Because of the disparity in weapons..something Hamas should have thought about before lobbing those missiles some of which are so faulty they;re falling back on their own heads and causing a significant part of the fatalities....

        November 20, 2012 at 12:44 am |
      • Tommy Jones

        Dandy if I shoot you with a bb gun enough times you will do what ever it takes to stop me.But it's only a bb gun can't do more but sting a little.

        November 20, 2012 at 12:56 am |
    • peggy shewmake

      yes i agree the word of god say so.

      November 20, 2012 at 12:38 am | Reply
    • Brendan

      I'm rooting for Israel in this round, but that's a gross overstatement. Their need for the US is clearly greater than our need for them.

      November 20, 2012 at 12:45 am | Reply
    • Vroice

      Dan, if you want to go stand by Israel be my guest. Just don't expect our troops to stand by you, they've had enough of war over the past 10 years while you probably sat on your couch.

      November 20, 2012 at 1:20 am | Reply
      • txpharm

        . The US is flat broke, and "war weary" is not a strong enough term.This is tragic for Israel, but it is not our war. It's complex issue with strong disagreement even in Israel, but I believe Israel should have at least stopped building settlements. I believe their only chance for peace may be go back to 1967 pre 10 days war borders.
        We in the US get a distorted view of what is happening in the mid East for reasons I will not discuss here.

        November 20, 2012 at 4:46 am |
  58. Peter Q Wolfe

    Its like the sky is falling on America and the curtains are closing on the U.S.A. We can't even afford health-care for poor people or the disabled, yet the deficits and costs keep increasing. This world is over populated nobody wants to do anything about that and religious zealotry. Peace

    November 20, 2012 at 12:08 am | Reply
  59. josh rogen

    so Obama plans to keep his promise to wipe Israel from the face of the earth

    November 20, 2012 at 12:07 am | Reply
    • Ben Luera

      Josh, why would you same something like that?

      November 20, 2012 at 12:17 am | Reply
      • josh rogen

        I might have been confusing Obama with the president of Iran..all those crazy dictators look alike to me.

        November 20, 2012 at 5:02 am |
    • Samuel kings

      @ josh ure an insane human benign

      November 20, 2012 at 12:30 am | Reply
    • Dandy

      So Josh... how long have you been a paranoid Zionist Jew??

      November 20, 2012 at 12:31 am | Reply
    • Brendan

      Yes Josh, that's why Obama approved 205 million dollars for the Iron Shield. C'mon...

      November 20, 2012 at 12:46 am | Reply
    • Whizerd67

      Yes josh...so the distraction from the REAL people in power can initiate and fine tune their agenda for the U.S., and most of the rest of the world. This is handing the Holy Grail of the agenda right into their hands. Nothing more.
      Thanks for supporting that, while being blind to it.
      You're as good as dead.

      ~Blessed Be to all~

      November 20, 2012 at 3:23 am | Reply
    • am

      at this point because we have a wicked President, and wicked congressmen as a whole...I am praying for Israel. " Is anything too hard for the Lord?" " Not by power not by might but by my Spirit says the Lord.". God is capable of taking care of Israel because most of the Middle East, hates the God of the Bible." " I am the Lord thy God and thou shalt not have other gods before me." that includes the religion of secular humanism and 'new age', really Luciferic religions. God's enemy.Israel needs to attack because of the missile attacking them for months now.

      November 20, 2012 at 8:04 am | Reply
      • JOSH p.

        How ironic,Jews killed your Jesus which in your religion was the son of God,and they don,t believe in him till this day,but yet you are praying for Jews,what a world.

        November 20, 2012 at 9:27 am |
    • tom

      Actually I wish that Iran would wipe Israel from the face of the earth. I am so tired of my tax dollars and the attention of my government being focused on protecting little Israel. What has Israel done for us? Nothing. What have we done to Israel that we own them eternal protection? Nothing. Maybe the bible prophesy is true and we'll be dragged into a huge war in the middle east because of Israel. Its time for Americans to start demanding of our leaders to focus on the home folks and stop helping foreigners who don't even deserve our help.

      November 20, 2012 at 8:26 am | Reply
  60. Brian

    Hope the U.S. doesn't outsmart itself. Remember the Liberty?

    November 20, 2012 at 12:05 am | Reply
    • Debbie

      We should ALL remember the USS Liberty and keep our backs covered around all those folks

      November 20, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Reply
  61. Love Israel

    If Gaza really wanted nothing to do with Israel and Egypt really wanted to help them regain independence they would stop accepting power and water from Israel. Any reason Egypt isn't supplying them with power and water? Services which are still continued, by the way, even now while they're bombing. Not to mention, Gaza didn't let foreign diplomats leave until yesterday, and they were accompanied by 26 injured to be taken to Israels hospitals. Too bad Israel had to give them 80 trucks worth of food and medical supplies for the pleasure.

    November 19, 2012 at 11:55 pm | Reply
    • Nata

      If Gaza is so "poverty striken" why instead of buying food the buy weapons?!

      November 20, 2012 at 12:18 am | Reply
    • bea

      Great show of humanity – and silly regurgitating of Hasbara talking points. Israel is taking Palestinian underground water without Palestinian consent, according to international experts. Read http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/09/israel-pillaging-palestinian-resources/ and http://desip.igc.org/TheftOfWater.html. A quick search will provide more docs. along these lines.

      November 20, 2012 at 12:28 am | Reply
  62. @notalemming

    Sounds kind of like...... Hey we .. uhh We will be right over here in case any one needs a ride home. Yea we don't want to be accused of "Leaving anyone behind". Shoot? No no we are not going to shoot anyone.. No drones on this Cruise Liner no sir ree, What? Have Israels back? Well yea yea sure. We are gonna stay back. Those dang Hamas rockets are pretty inaccurate ya know. Why MSNBC claims they are mostly harmless but would you want to get hit by one? That was all off the record by the way, right?

    November 19, 2012 at 11:55 pm | Reply
  63. said

    US Warship move to the region ????? What a bullshet news s this ?? Is warship move to the region to help Israil against palasinians ??? What a Shame for a world power , World Leader America supports a Atomic bombs holder Israil against palastinians who fight with stone and small arms ... Fight should be Justify.. Insted of helping jews US Should provide arms and armunations to the palastinanins freedom fighter than world can say war is justify with equal arms ....know its shame for America stop supporting Jews who is the occipier of palastinain lands

    November 19, 2012 at 11:49 pm | Reply
    • Rich

      Palestinians are on Jewish land. Also let's not forget Israel has always been a key US ally and their loyalty has never bent. That alone is reason enough, unwavering loyalty.

      November 20, 2012 at 12:04 am | Reply
      • Al

        Their loyalty? They sunk a U.S. warship, they have spies and ops in the US meant to shape events here, they sell weapons tech to China to include AWACS and fighter jet tech. Stop drinking the kool-aid.

        November 20, 2012 at 9:50 am |
      • Debbie

        The Palestinians are on Palestinian land

        November 20, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
    • texcal68

      Either use spell check or learn to spell before commenting again! Otherwise, your comments won't be taken serious.

      November 20, 2012 at 12:09 am | Reply
      • MJG

        You mean taken seriously, right? Before you decide to correct someone, check your grammar. Moron!

        November 20, 2012 at 12:53 am |
  64. MEISSA



    November 19, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Reply
    • meissasucks

      I hate you. You are black and useless.

      November 20, 2012 at 12:21 am | Reply
  65. dave o

    we should all just pray for peace everywhere, one thing for sure we would all be better off.

    November 19, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Reply
  66. Troy

    Israel beckons and the USA heels.

    November 19, 2012 at 11:42 pm | Reply
    • DaveinDallas

      We'd move ships to any country near the sea with a sizable number of Americans possibly in harms way.

      November 19, 2012 at 11:44 pm | Reply
    • Rich

      Uh yeah, we actually support Israel and we should because they are always there for us as well.

      November 20, 2012 at 12:00 am | Reply
      • mike

        Rich, they're there for us because we're their sugar daddies.

        November 20, 2012 at 12:55 pm |
  67. cosmo

    So now its costing us money to move our ships there to baby sit, It figures,,

    November 19, 2012 at 11:42 pm | Reply
    • Rick

      Israel is an ally and a friend.

      November 20, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Reply
      • Bob Lidd

        Israel doesn't have friends, they are simply leeches on humanity.

        November 20, 2012 at 6:23 pm |
  68. John_DD

    Are we deploying US warships to assist Israel? I don't think Gaza is Iran. I am pretty sure they have no Navy, Airforce, and little or no cross boarder capability. This is so asymetrical as to be a scenario from a computer game that has set the AI to EASY

    November 19, 2012 at 11:41 pm | Reply
    • Chico Suave

      I certainly do hope we are deploying our ships in defense of Israel. It is the least we can do. They have been terrorized for too long with miscellaneous fire and rockets. Just because people around them want to hurt them. Imagine your neighborhood or where you live. People fire rockets that may hit your home or simple grenades. They don't care whether you believe like they or not. The result is people are hurt. They think they need your land where you are living.
      I believe in the Hebrew State and Jewish State that Israel does Exist in those lands and is God's Chosen Land and People.

      November 19, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Reply
      • Chico Suave

        Honestly we Jew think we have biblical right and we are chosen people but in our heart we know that it is absurd and stupid to claim somebody's else country and kill the entire generation. With time we will defeat palestinian and take over America before kicked out of this world

        November 20, 2012 at 12:28 am |
    • Pitaace

      You sure? Gaza was firing Iranian missiles at Israel.

      November 19, 2012 at 11:53 pm | Reply
      • John_DD

        So We are Israel, since they use our weapons? That doesn't sound like a very good place to be for America, we can not choose our fate and must be led by Israel. Since they kill with our guns and military aid. I guess the decision to drop cluster bombs in Lebanon by Israel was the US also, since , as you say we supplied the weapons. I bet some Lebanese must think we are insane.

        November 20, 2012 at 12:53 am |
  69. Lee Oates

    Good God, are there any adults making comments on here? It sounds like a playpen full of ill-mannered children trading insults and lies. Aljazeera looks better every day.

    November 19, 2012 at 11:40 pm | Reply
  70. sparky smith

    war is not the answer

    November 19, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Reply
  71. sparky smith

    War is not the answer.

    November 19, 2012 at 11:37 pm | Reply
  72. Juze



    November 19, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Reply
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