FOWARD? – “Iraqi and Kurdish forces wait tensely for Barack Obama to decide”

“Iraqi Islamic State terrorists released a video online Tuesday night, Aug. 19, purportedly showing the beheading of American photo-journalist James Wright Foley, 40, abducted in Syria 22 months ago, after threatening to punish the US and Britain for air strikes in Iraq. Also visible was another kidnapped US journalist, Stevent Sotloff, who had been missing… (more)

End Game – “Hamas is mistaken if it thinks it can come out of a military defeat with a diplomatic victory”

Netanyahu-Sisi-Abbas lineup tells Hamas: Accept an extra month’s truce – or Ramallah will DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 17, 2014   (Excerpt) “The Egyptian and Palestinian Authority delegations slapped down an ultimatum for Hamas when negotiations for a durable Gaza truce resumed in Cairo, Sunday, Aug. 17. DEBKAfile’s intelligence report that Hamas was given the option of declaring a… (more)

“ALLAH IS OUR GOAL, THE PROPHET IS OUR LEADER, JIHAD IS OUR WAY, AND DEATH FOR ALLAH IS OUR MOST EXALTED WISH”

Simultaneous to an announcement by a Hamas spokesperson on Facebook that the terror group rejects the Egyptian ceasefire proposal, and that Israel must either accede to its demands or face a war of attrition, Hamas’s armed wing tweets  “ALLAH IS OUR GOAL, THE PROPHET IS OUR LEADER, JIHAD IS OUR WAY, AND DEATH FOR ALLAH… (more)

“You don’t need access to CIA and NSA to know that they are coming, and that another 9/11 is imminent”

Ali Khedery is chairman and chief executive of Dragoman Partners, a strategic consultancy headquartered in Dubai. Previously he was an executive with Exxon Mobil Corporation, where he was the architect and chief political negotiator of the company’s entry into the Kurdistan Region. He also worked for the U.S. State and Defense departments, where he served… (more)

Israel has a true leader. America needs to find one.

     NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE          WWW.NATIONALREVIEW.COM AUGUST 11, 2014  Indefatigable Israeli - Netanyahu at the ramparts By Quin Hillyer (Excerpt) To the American public, this is Benjamin Netanyahu’s moment. As an advocate of Israeli resolve and Israel’s moral authority, that tiny nation’s prime minister is a one-man tour de force, speaking with clarity, directness, and authenticity. Twice… (more)

Hillary uses the f-word (“failure”) as she tries to unhook from the Obama Debacle.

HILLARY BEACHED! Clinton as you’ve never seen her before… Faults Obama foreign policy… Led to Islamic militants rise… Gave White House warning about interview… WH fires back: ‘She Was Fully On Board’…  President Obama has long ridiculed the idea that the U.S., early in the Syrian civil war, could have shaped the forces fighting the… (more)

“Sheriff leading probe into murder of Border Patrol agent claims armed illegal immigrants in military fatigues have been spotted on Texas ranches”

‘We’re getting overrun and the danger is increasing… we need to open our eyes’ Sheriff Larry Spence of Willacy County spoke to MailOnline after murder of off-duty Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega Jr. who was allegedly gunned down by two illegal immigrants who had been deported six times ————— Sheriff Spence said ranchers had reported… (more)

American Debacle – When will we stop pretending this is a normal presidency?

By David Horowitz (Excerpt) Barack Obama deliberately set out to lose the war in Iraq, and he did. He defied the advice of his joint chiefs of staff to secure America’s formidable military presence and keep 20,000 troops in country, and left Iraq to its own devices and the tender mercies of Iran. In doing… (more)

Terrorists in Gaza end ceasefire. Israel must surrender or more Palestinian hostages will die.

DEBKAfile Special Report August 8, 2014, 8:52 AM (IDT) Tags:  Gaza blockade,  Hamas,  Israel,  Egypt, Hours before the 72-hour ceasefire was due to expire Friday morning, Aug. 8, the Palestinian Hamas’ military wing slapped down an ultimatum before Israel: Either allow the Gaza Strip to have an open seaport – which would be tantamount to lifting the Gaza blockade –… (more)

“Genocide in the 21st Century! We are being slaughtered! We are being exterminated! An entire religion is being exterminated from the face of the earth!”

  “My people are being slaughtered!” ISIS = Genocide with impunity August 6, 2014 by Elizabeth Scalia 12 Comments “Please, brothers! Our sisters are being taken and sold as slaves in the slave market!…I speak here in the name of humanity! Save us! Save us!” “Genocide in the 21st Century! We are being slaughtered! We are being exterminated!… (more)

Under Obama – “The World’s Descending Into Chaos” (36% Approve)

“A new  NBC New/WSJ poll presents an American people more frustrated with the president and leadership in Washington than ever, with the president’s approval rating at a new low for the poll, over 70% believing the country is heading in the wrong direction, and more than 6 in 10 Americans saying they are still being impacted… (more)

The Next Phase – A “cordon sanitaire” to isolate Hamas in Gaza.

“After withdrawing the bulk of its ground troops from the Gaza Strip in a “new phase” of its counter-terror operation, Israel declared a unilateral humanitarian ceasefire for seven hours starting 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4 to facilitate the entry of humanitarian aid and for displaced Palestinians to return to their homes. Eastern Rafah was not included…. (more)

“There is only one place for decent civilized people to stand, and that is beside Israel”

  “From the beginning, we promised to return the quiet to Israel’s citizens and we will continue to act until that aim is achieved. We will take as much time as necessary, and will exert as much force as needed,” Netanyahu said. Netanyahu would not comment extensively on the movement of some troops out of… (more)

Hamas: “We’ve lost contact with fighters, soldier may be dead. Obama calls for ‘unconditional’ release of kidnapped soldier

At long last, the American president supports Israel in unambiguous language…. “I think it’s going to be very hard to put a ceasefire back together again if Israel and the international community can’t feel confident that Hamas can follow through on a ceasefire commitment. No country can tolerate missiles raining down on its cities, no… (more)

“Israel will not accept any ceasefire proposal that prevents the IDF from completing the task of demolishing the tunnels”

Heavy rocket fire as PM vows no ceasefire until tunnels destroyed Despite criticism, government resolves to intensify Gaza offensive; Israeli delegation returns from Cairo after truce talks; Gaza death toll up to 1,364; 3 soldiers killed, pushing army fatalities to 56 At the start of the cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the IDF… (more)

EBOLA – A crisis without borders. A clear and present danger.

HUNT FOR 30,000 EBOLA ‘VICTIMS’… MAN NEARLY REACHED USA… FEAR IN CHARLOTTE… Officials fear largest Ebola outbreak in history could go global… ‘Speeding up not slowing down’… Doctor tells of his hell on Ebola ward… CDC issues airline advisory… Travelers could face flight restriction… Fight against disease hampered by belief in witchcraft… Rep: Close Border… (more)

Kill the Jews. The tragic past is having a hate fueled rebirth.

The situation facing European Jewry is “simply intolerable, unacceptable and inexcusable,” Israeli Jewish Congress president Vladimir Sloutsker told MKs and foreign diplomats at a special session of the Knesset Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Committee on Monday. Calling the rise in anti-Semitic incidents accompanying Israel’s invasion of Gaza an “SOS situation,” Sloutsker warned that if left unchecked, such… (more)

“Netanyahu’s dilemma: Back Obama’s save Hamas policy, or fight for its downfall with Egypt and Saudis”

DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis July 28, 2014 Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu entangled himself Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27,  in the net he had cast to blur the effect of the unanimous decision by the security-political cabinet of Friday to turn down the ceasefire proposals proposed by US Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon…. (more)

As the End Game draws near, Hamas politburo chief Khaled Meshaal in Qatar is fat, dumb and happy.

  “The Western diplomats and Palestinian Authority officials who met  Hamas politburo chief Khaled Meshaal in Qatar Sunday were amazed to hear him assert that Hamas was winning the war.” Senior IDF commanders said Wednesday July 23 that the time had come for a decisive war move. Breaking up the Hamas’ subterranean tunnels would take… (more)

War Objective: Military takeover of Gaza Strip. 75,000 Israeli soldiers now engaged.

The IDF’s Sajaiya operation in the Gaza Strip continues apace, carried forward by five task forces now heading for the center of Gaza City amid casualties on both sides. Sunday, July 20, Israel’s crack Golani Brigades lost 18 fighters, without slowing down, compared with 170 Palestinian fatalities. DEBKAfile’s military sources report that each task force,… (more)

“Great. Now We’ve Got Presidential Attention Deficit Disorder.”

Here’s one big question: Will we still be talking about Ukraine and Israel/Hamas at the end of the week? Or will some other part of the world — or perhaps our own border — blow up then, pushing Ukraine and everything else back to the inside pages? Remember those kidnapped schoolgirls? Remember how releasing the… (more)

“Hamas turned Gaza into a terror tunnel. They didn’t build kindergartens, or parks or hotels or industry there. Just a murdering machine. Our murder.”

Hushed, determined Israel in a war ‘for our home’ Op-ed: We are joined in common horror at the evidence of Hamas’s war-to-the-death strategy, and we know we must prevail BY DAVID HOROVITZ July 21, 2014, What we are now starting to call “attack tunnels” are being discovered all the time — long, sophisticated underground passages, dug out… (more)

WAR ON TERROR

RELATED TOPICS OPERATION PROTECTIVE EDGE GAZA STRIP IDF ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES Thousands of Israeli soldiers backed by tanks poured into the Gaza Strip on Thursday night, escalating a 10-day military operation to try to destroy Hamas’s weapons arsenal, rocket firing abilities and tunnels used to send terrorists from the Palestinian territory into Israel. The goal… (more)

There’s a city beneath Gaza City. But only for “top Hamas military personnel, Hamas bigwigs, affluent Gazans, foreign citizens and professionals.”

The IDF, while hammering the Gaza Strip night after night, has not achieved a single tactical victory. Destroying the Hamas war room would serve this purpose. DEBKAfile‘s military and intelligence sources note that finding and destroying underground structures is a daunting challenge, which is why Hamas has sunk its resources for fighting Israel deep below the… (more)

Egypt-Israel cooperation the key to ending Hamas rule in Gaza

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s ceasefire ploy Tuesday, July 15, instead of calming the violence in Gaza, unleashed a furious spate of 140 rockets from the Gaza Strip, which drew dozens of Israel air strikes after a six-hour lull in operations. By the end of the eighth day of Operation Defensive Edge, the Israeli security cabinet… (more)

Hamas spokesperson – “We aren’t leading our people today to destruction. We are leading them to death.”

Play video Hamas spokesperson, Sami Abu Zuhri, says of Hamas’ policy during Operation Protective Edge: “We aren’t leading our people today to destruction. We are leading them to death.” Abu Zuhri also admitted… 00:00:16 Added on 7/14/14 Morning Jolt . . . with Jim Geraghty July 14, 2014 Hamas, Israel, and the Convenience of ‘Militant… (more)

Netanyahu unleashed: “Nobody should mess with us.”

  BY DAVID HOROVITZ  July 13, 2014 (Excerpt) Uncertainties were swept aside on Friday afternoon, when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, for the first time in ages, gave a press conference on Day Four of Operation Protective Edge. He spoke only in Hebrew, and we are in the middle of a mini-war, so his non-directly war-related remarks didn’t get… (more)

Kill some Jews: Thousands of rockets in the air, where they land Hamas don’t care.

Hamas must be stopped. This is a moral imperative for free people everywhere. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCbyCQlczLc

The Obama Presidency – A look back at our transformation

JULY 8, 2014 4:00 AM Our Roost, Obama’s Chickens From the Middle East to Russia to our own southern border, Obama’s bills are coming due. By Victor Davis Hanson “No president since World War II has done more to harm the U.S. Constitution — by ordering the executive branch not to enforce particular laws, by… (more)

LIVE BLOG – “Israel launched a major operation against Gaza in the early hours of Tuesday morning”

Israel launched a major operation against Gaza in the early hours of Tuesday morning, following heavy Hamas rocket fire on Monday, and 1,500 reservists were called up ahead of a possible widened offensive. Stay with The Times of Israel’s news liveblog for updates throughout the daY. Read more: Israel launches ‘Protective Edge’ counteroffensive on Gaza, Hamas… (more)

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