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  1. Thx once again for your insight … reminds me just how the security of the State of Israel has been undermined by … its leaders. Wars in 2006-2010-2014-2021-2023 it’s all in your archive … how 2023 is so very similar to 2014 under Obama-Biden-Rice and Kerry. Atrocities in between and war crimes, crimes against international law and human rights.

    Israel suspends peace talks over Palestinian unity deal | TOI – 24 April 2014 |

    Government says it won’t negotiate with PA government that includes Hamas; PM: ’Whoever chooses Hamas’s terror does not want peace’

    Israel Crosses ’Red-Line’ with Criticism of Obama and Kerry | 28 July 2014 |

    Many of the same players as today in Jerusalem. Unwavering to remove all Palestinians from biblical land of Yisrael. The era of Vladimir Jabotinski and Benzion Netanyahu.

  2. Wasn’t the recall of flotilla led by USS Gerald R. Ford a show of displeasure by the White House which hasn’t been caught on courage?

    US to bring back aircraft carrier from eastern Mediterranean

    Just days after an extended visit by pentagon chief Lloyd Austin to the ME. Also the media published the aborted mission of the IAF on 11 October of a pre-emptive bombing of Hezbollah positions in Lebanon.

    More complexity as Türkiye rounded up 33 Israeli agents yesterday …

    Türkiye detains 33 suspected of spying for Israel’s Mossad | Anadolu Agency |

    Suspects alleged to be involved in reconnaissance, surveillance, assault, and abduction

  3. Richard says: “Israel claims, without (as usual-) offering any proof, that al-Arouri was the ‘mastermind’ behind the 10/7 attack. That seems utter nonsense. ”

    Hamas appears to disagree: “Al-Arouri, two Hamas commanders and four other members of the group were killed in the attack on a Hamas office in Beirut, the group said on its Telegram channel. … *Hamas said al-Arouri was ‘one of the architects’ of the Oct. 7 terrorist attack against Israel*.”


    1. @ Rex: I’ve run the entire series of Telegram messages through Google Translate and none of them refer to al Arouri as the architect of 10/7. In fact, few of them allude to the attack at all, let alone claim al Arouri’s responsibility for it. But I’m checking on this with an Arabic speaker. Regardless, if Israel wants to assassinate the architects of 10/7 then I say Iran, Hezbollah, etc have the right to assassinate the architects of the Gaza genocide.

  4. Richard
    You wrote “The last time Israel went on such a focused assassination spree was when it hunted down and murdered the Palestinians responsible for the Munich massacre.” But Gershon Baskin said in a post soon after Oct.7 that all the Hamas people associated with holding Gilad Shalit have been killed. Those killing would have been done after Shalit’s release in 2011.

    I am sure you know that there was a bombing at a memorial for Soleimani in Teheran today that killed about 100 people and was likely done by Israel. Surely that bombing will push Iran harder to respond. We have to hope that Biden does not react to whatever Iran does.

    1. @ Jeff: I have not heard that all the Gazans responsible for the Gilad Shalit negotiation were assassinated. I know that Ahmed Jabari was, Baskin’s key interlocutor. But Al Arouri was reputed to have been a key figure and he was not till yesterday.

      US intelligence is pointing the finger away from Israel and toward ISIS regarding the Iran bombing. I agree that Israel generally saves mass slaughter for Gaza. When it wants to kill Iranians it does so via targeted assassination. So it’s a stretch to blame Israel for this one.

    2. General Qasem Soleimani led the Shia militant groups in Iraq to destroy ISIL from western Anbar province to Mosul.

      IS jihadists claim Iran suicide bombings that killed 84 | The Guardian |

      Early on Thursday Iran had said it was bolstering security along its borders with Afghanistan and Pakistan, in the first tangible sign that it suspected that the attack was the work of an IS affiliate. “We have points on the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan that are a priority for blocking,” Iran’s interior minister, Ahmad Vahidi, said.

      Later in the day, in a statement posted on its affiliate Telegram channels, the Sunni extremist group said two IS members had detonated their explosive belts in the crowd.

      One of Iran’s main goals will be to limit the amount of traffic crossing the border, something that will be discussed with the Taliban. A leader of the Afghan opposition, Ahmad Massoud, had already sent a message of condolence to Iran that made clear he believed IS was involved. The group has an affiliate – Islamic State Khorasan Province – that is primarily active in Afghanistan. 

      Shia Muslims have been targeted in Pakistan’s Balochistan and across Afghanistan from Kabul to Kunduz and Hazaras in poorest central Afghanistan.

  5. For Airstrikes on the Islamic State, U.S. Relaxing Drone Strikes’ Burden of Proof | 23 Sept. 2014 | [Just a few months after the horrors of the Israeli Gaza War]

    The standards the U.S. purportedly used to prevent civilian deaths from drone strikes have been relaxed for airstrikes in Syria and Iraq.

    The village has been described by Syrian rebel commanders as a reported stronghold of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front where U.S officials believed members of the so-called Khorasan group were plotting attacks against international aircraft.

    But at a briefing for members and staffers of the House Foreign Affairs Committee late last week, Syrian rebel commanders described women and children being hauled from the rubble after an errant cruise missile destroyed a home for displaced civilians.

    “They are going back to the pre-reform policy in Pakistan and Yemen. … Why are they doing that? They are sending a message in the ISIS controlled area: ’Screw you.’ They are saying, ’We have a list of bad guys, and that’s who we’re trying to kill. If you don’t want to die, get away from our target.’”

    Now clear why the Israeli war cabinet tells the Biden White House: “Screw you.”

    Specifically targeted in Syria was the hardened Al Qaeda faction from the Soviet era war in Afghanistan, the Khorassan Group. Pentagon official confirms death of Muhsin al-Fadhli, a veteran al-Qaida operative, “in a kinetic strike” July 8 while traveling in a vehicle near Sarmada, Syria.

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