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  1. Here in Oz, our Pm is beating up the Isis threat. He figures that he will be seen as stronger than the Labor opposition when it comes to ‘national security’ and it’s a very handy diversion when he cannot get his budget passed in parliament.

    Not everyone buys the threat like Tony wants them to. On ABC talk back radio today, more than one caller wondered why there was so much attention on one horrific murder compared to the hundreds of murders from the bombs rained down on Gaza.

    The ABC host, Rafael Epstein, showed his prejudices again by asking ‘doesn’t it matter if the motivation is different?’, as if the Israeli military was not engaged in a wholesale slaughter in Gaza.

      1. Sorry, was responding to Stretch who mentioned ISIS. How come he isn’t moderated and told to go elsewhere?

    1. Adding to that: Recently Mike Carlton, a columnist with the Sydney Morning Herald, wrote a heartfelt piece about the slaughter in Gaza. He was immediately buried under an avalanche of abusive emails in which the term “Nazi slime” occurred among many others. It is hard to believe that such campaigns are not centrally organised. Anyway, Mike lost his temper with a few of those worthies and told them to f..ck off. For that he was suspended by his paper and he then resigned. The paper claims that he was only suspended for this “discourtesy” to his readers – not for his original column. That too is hard to believe.

  2. As you may know, I’m quite critical about articles on behavior and analysis of events. Richard, you are spot on, on all accounts. Thank you, great stuff.

    Recently I had a discussion about US presidents as a great politician or showing leadership and courage. Netanyahu is a politician, corrupt, immoral and lacks basic courage to advance the long term interests of his people. The interests of Israel are the same as the well-being of the Palestinians and it’s neighboring states.

    George W. Bush never understood how deadly wrong he was with the illegal intervention in Iraq after 9/11. March 2003 was the birth of the insurgency in Anbar province that never went away. A number of different names were used such as al-Qaida Between Two Rivers or al-Qaida in Iraq (AQI).

    in July 2005, the ghost of Al Zarqawi had spread over Europe, nations on high alert expecting more bomb attacks. Today there are Baathists forces who joined ISIS, ISIL or IS as they are now called. Saddam’s general Izzat Ibrahim al Duri has military command over the Baathists in support ISIS terror in Iraq. Al Duri was #6 in the Pentagon deck of cards as US forces invaded Mesopotamia.

    How ISIS Was Nurtured In Syria and Matured in Iraq

  3. If Deif had been killed, he would have been buried already, Hamas don’t do it in secrecy, do they?

    According to Al Jazeera (Qatar and close ally of Hamas), airstrikes killed Deif’s wife Widad and his seven-month-old son targeting a house of a relative where they were staying.

    “My daughter knew she would die a martyr when she decided to marry Mohammed Deif. Every moment since then I’ve been expecting to hear that she has died,” Asfura said.

    Angry crowds mourn Hamas chief’s family | The Daily Star

    Widad and Deif had two daughters and a son together. She also had two sons from a first marriage, the family said. It was not clear where the couple’s two girls were at the time of the strike.

    Hundreds of people crowded into the mosque for the funeral prayers, but there was no sign of any officials of the Islamist movement Hamas, which controls Gaza. Shortly after the funeral, a source close to the Islamist militant movement said that Deif was alive and still calling the shots in the ongoing war with Israel in and around Gaza.

    “The head of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades Abu Khaled is still alive and leading the military operation,” the source told AFP, using Deif’s nom-de-guerre. Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said Israelis would not be safe until Deif “decides so.”

  4. Perhaps someday the two leading Mideast butchers — Israel and ISIS — will clash headon. They deserve each other.

  5. [comment deleted: I don’t find it funny to compare a real person’s life of suffering & pain as a result of Israeli assassination attempts to a Monty Python movie.]

    1. And you are aware that there is good reason to doubt that claim–

      Guardian article

      On your Deif comment, would you be disturbed if some Israeli officials were dead? I wish the war criminals of both sides (I don’t know anything about Deif, so this may or may not apply to him) could be charged, tried, and sent to prison.

      1. @donald. You have heard of plausible deniability right? Its called a black operation… the only problem is Saleh al-Arouri opened schrodinger’s box.

        1. Yes the Israel Firsters are out in full force about that alleged “confession”. Hamas would have organised the abduction of the teenagers after all. But this claim comes allegedly from Salah al-Arouri, who, I understand, has been living outside Israel (and Gaza) for quite a while now – most recently in Turkey.. Is he in Hamas’ inner circle?

          It is worth quoting part of the Guardian article, referred to by Donald, in full:

          Hugh Lovatt, Israel and Palestine coordinator at the European Council on Foreign Relations, said that while al-Arouri was a significant Hamas figure – serving as the group’s most prominent representative in Turkey – the former militant could have an ulterior motive for making his claim.

          “Given the timing I would be very suspicious about his claim. I still don’t believe Hamas as an organisation and its upper echelons sanctioned the kidnappings – something that Israeli intelligence also believes,” he said.

          Lovatt said that al-Arouri may be trying to claim credit for the actions of others in an attempt to demonstrate his own continued sway in the West Bank and Hamas’s ability to hit Israel after failing to secure significant concessions after six weeks of violence in Gaza.

          “A second, more remote possibility, is that al-Arouri is telling the truth and that he has operated on his own initiative – a development with very worrying repercussions as it would imply a serious power struggle and splintering within Hamas,” he said.

        2. “You have heard of plausible deniability right? Its called a black operation”

          Possibly,or it could be a rogue element within Hamas, or this guy could just be engaged in empty boasting. There are plenty of amoral people in both Hamas and the Israeli government and the propaganda war never stops, so in murky gray areas like this I never know what to believe .

  6. [comment deleted: blatantly false claims are not permitted according to the comment rules. You’re entitled to your prejudices, but not to claiming they’re facts.]

  7. DSCA: Major arms sale to Israel AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder missiles

    Media/Public Contact: pm-cpa@state.gov
    Transmittal No: 14-31

    WASHINGTON, Jul 14, 2014 –The Government of Israel has requested a possible sale of up to 600 AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Block II All-Up-Round Missiles, 50 CATM-9X-2 Captive Air Training Missiles, 4 Dummy Air Training Missiles, containers, missile support and test equipment, provisioning, spare and repair parts, personnel training and training equipment, publications and technical documentation, U.S. Government and contractor technical support services, and other related logistics and program support. The estimated cost is $544 million.

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