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el retorno
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(11-14-2012, 08:27 PM)
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Israel this morning killed the leader of Hama's military wing and it seems both sides are ramping up the retoric. There is now shelling and bombing of Gaza from the sea and air and rockets being launched at Israel. Israel has said a ground invasion is possible and is calling reserve troops.


Here's a link to the guardian's coverage

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/midd...ry-clinton-30m

The most bizare part? Both sides are live tweeting, taunting each other with hashtags and all



Hamas:https://twitter.com/AlqassamBrigade

Israel:https://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson


This comes right after a renewed drive for Palestinian recognition in the UN


Summary by the guardian courtesy of shorty_symd

• Israel killed Hamas military leader Ahmed al-Jaabari in an airstrike on his car in Gaza. Israel followed the assassination with sustained air and naval strikes across Gaza, concentrating in the north. Hamas vowed to avenge the act.

• Israeli officials said the offensive, called "Pillar of Defense," was meant to stop the launch of hundreds of rockets on civilian populations in southern Israel in recent months.

• At least nine Palestinians have been killed in the strikes, including women and children, according to the Palestinian envoy to the UN. That number was expected to climb, possibly significantly. Dozens of Palestinians were reported injured.

• Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said, "We are still at the beginning of the event, not at the end, and we expect some complicated tests ahead." He said that increased deterrence, as well as taking out Hamas' rocket-launching capability, is a primary goal of the offensive.

• Egypt recalled its ambassador to Israel, condemning the attack. President Morsi called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council. The Arab League announced a meeting on the crisis to take place Saturday.

• The assault is the widest offensive against Gaza since the Israeli invasion of 2008-2009, known as Cast Lead, in which at least 1,100 Palestinians and 13 Israelis died.

• At least 90 rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel Wednesday. There were no reports of casualties.

• The United States pledged its support to Israel, asking that it "take every effort to avoid civilian casualties." President Obama did not mention the conflict in an hourlong news conference today, and he was not asked by reporters about it.

• The Syrian government denounced the "barbaric crimes" in Gaza. Obama said the United States had no plans to grant official recognition to the Syrian opposition.

• The IDF and the Al-Qassam brigades engaged in a Twitter spat

Thought this deserved a new thread.
Last edited by el retorno; 11-15-2012 at 12:38 AM.
commedieu
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(11-14-2012, 08:28 PM)
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this new world is strange. And so new.

#seriously?
Emily Chu
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(11-14-2012, 08:30 PM)
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I'll check the updates from my bunker in the middle of the woods in northern canada when the nukes fall on the east coast...

dang.... I kinda wished we had this in WWII...

#D-day

Edit -

well there you go Coolio
Steelrain
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(11-14-2012, 08:30 PM)
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Well, that's weird.


Damn that video of the IDF bombing their leader is crazy.
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Kinitari
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(11-14-2012, 08:30 PM)
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What the fuck. Tweeting taunts? Are these preteens in charge?
-COOLIO-
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(11-14-2012, 08:31 PM)
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even WW2 is getting in on the fun:

https://twitter.com/RealTimeWWII
ghst
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(11-14-2012, 08:31 PM)
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makes me wish we still had the cold war.
Bread
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(11-14-2012, 08:31 PM)
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#thisiswar
ced
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(11-14-2012, 08:31 PM)
If it were not the middle east I would not believe those to be real.
Hieberrr
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(11-14-2012, 08:31 PM)
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TIL: Israel and Hamas speak English when they threaten each other
grimshawish
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(11-14-2012, 08:32 PM)
I thought Twitter was suppose to bring us closer together.
sfedai0
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(11-14-2012, 08:32 PM)
Trashtalking. Shit just got real.
el retorno
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(11-14-2012, 08:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by grimshawish

I thought Twitter was suppose to bring us closer together.

I like this response

‏@sam_kriss
@AlqassamBrigade @IDFSpokesperson you guys should just chat some more, post some pictures of cats at each other, maybe you'll get along

Effnine
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(11-14-2012, 08:34 PM)
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They should be getting trolled more on Twitter. Come on, Internet do your thing.
joe2187
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(11-14-2012, 08:36 PM)
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I always suspected Twitter would be the downfall of all mankind
Kinitari
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Originally Posted by Effnine

They should be getting trolled more on Twitter. Come on, Internet do your thing.

Something about trolling both the IDF and Hamas just seems like a bad idea.
Guevara
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(11-14-2012, 08:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hieberrr

TIL: Israel and Hamas speak English when they threaten each other

Theater for the Americans (and to a lesser extent, the Europeans).
Kinitari
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(11-14-2012, 08:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Guevara

Theater for the Americans (and to a lesser extent, the Europeans).

What about the Canadians?!
CHEEZMO™
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(11-14-2012, 08:37 PM)
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@bibinets fuck u and ur imba bullshit
Gentleman Jack
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(11-14-2012, 08:38 PM)
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She went on to say that "there are 1.5 million people in Gaza, and even though we were targeted on a daily basis, we still helped Gazans in our hospitals because we are humanitarian people."

Blood boiling.
Chipotle
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(11-14-2012, 08:39 PM)
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Some of the photos coming out of Gaza are horrific
Clevinger
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(11-14-2012, 08:40 PM)
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#growthefuckup
BrokenEchelon
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(11-14-2012, 08:40 PM)
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@AlqassamBrigade↑↑↓↓←→←→BAMERICA UNLOCKED. fuck yo bunkers. #yolo #bitches
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(11-14-2012, 08:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by el retorno de los sapos

I like this response

If only.
el retorno
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(11-14-2012, 08:44 PM)
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I know they usually post the videos but somthing about "in case you missed it" is rubs me the wrong way.

Its not a damn sports highlight. Its the killing of someone, even if he was a terrorist its still not a spectators sport.

They even have their own facebook share picture



Gentleman Jack
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(11-14-2012, 08:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by el retorno de los sapos

I know they usually post the videos but somthing about "in case you missed it" is rubs me the wrong way.

Its not a damn sports highlight. Its the killing of someone, even if he was a terrorist its still not a spectators sport.

They even have their own facebook share picture

The whole point of propaganda is to dehumanize your opponents. Israel is really good at it.
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(11-14-2012, 08:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by el retorno de los sapos

Hamas:https://twitter.com/AlqassamBrigade

Israel:https://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson

With my limited vocabulary, all I can say is gross. The public taunting and gleeful tweets about their attacks to the opposing side is just f'ed up.
el retorno
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(11-14-2012, 08:50 PM)
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Egypt just recalled their ambassador.

Would following @AlqassamBrigade put me on any watch lists?
Hix
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(11-14-2012, 08:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gentleman Jack

The whole point of propaganda is to dehumanize your opponents. Israel is really good at it.

He was an arch-terrorist scumbag and he got what he deserved. Israel don't need to dehumanize such an individual, he did that himself.

Some great up-to-the-minute updates here.
Steelrain
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(11-14-2012, 08:52 PM)
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"Just re-upped on some bomb vests #suicideswag #yolo #shitjustgotreal"
Bread
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(11-14-2012, 08:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Steelrain

"Just re-upped on some bomb vests #suicideswag #yolo #shitjustgotreal"

retweet this if you want us to carpet bomb some refugee camps #godisgood
beast786
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(11-14-2012, 08:55 PM)
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Lets solve hate by killing and posting on twitter.

The future is bright.
You Are Viewtiful
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(11-14-2012, 08:55 PM)
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I wish they could keep their shit to Twitter instead of getting the whole country involved.

Hopefully Palestine gets recognized in the UN soon so it can stand up for itself better.
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(11-14-2012, 08:56 PM)
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this is the greatest thing ever on the internet

i want full play by play twwets of attacks
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Originally Posted by el retorno de los sapos

Egypt just recalled their ambassador.

Would following @AlqassamBrigade put me on any watch lists?

GusBus
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(11-14-2012, 08:57 PM)
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Haaretz (Herald Tribune) Live blog:

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomac...emium-1.477850


Things are getting intense.
Gentleman Jack
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(11-14-2012, 08:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hix

He was an arch-terrorist scumbag and he got what he deserved. Israel don't need to dehumanize such an individual, he did that himself.

Reports suggested three other Palestinians were also killed.

He's not the only person who died in the attack. The other casualties and deaths get handwaved as 'Israel has the right to defend itself.'
Enco
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(11-14-2012, 08:58 PM)
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Err.. wow...

Just.. I have no words.
ComputerMKII
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(11-14-2012, 08:59 PM)
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Finally. We were promised a war and it's rude to make people wait.
el retorno
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(11-14-2012, 08:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gentleman Jack

He's not the only person who died in the attack. The other casualties and deaths get handwaved as 'Israel has the right to defend itself.'

They attacked a car. So I assume the others were riding along. The video is on youtube.


Also the Israeli operation is #pillarsofdefense

Originally Posted by GusBus

Haaretz (Herald Tribune) Live blog:

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomac...emium-1.477850


Things are getting intense.

Behind a paywall.
Protein
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(11-14-2012, 08:59 PM)
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Israel has hot chicks in its military. My pillar of defense agrees.
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ivysaur12
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(11-14-2012, 08:59 PM)
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#21stcenturywarfare
Sirpopopop
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(11-14-2012, 09:00 PM)
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BUT WHAT ABOUT BENGHAZI FOLKS?!!?!?!?!
ilnadmy
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This disturbs me greatly. The last thing we need is more bloodshed in Palestine/Israel, you just know the civilians are going to deal with the brunt of the aftereffects.
NH Apache
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(11-14-2012, 09:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hix

He was an arch-terrorist scumbag and he got what he deserved. Israel don't need to dehumanize such an individual, he did that himself.

Some great up-to-the-minute updates here.

What is the Iron Dome?

One rocket landed in Ashdod, no injuries. A second rocket heading to the city was intercepted by the Iron Dome.

el retorno
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(11-14-2012, 09:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by NH Apache

What is the Iron Dome?

Missile defense. It shoots down missiles. The US I think helped fund it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Dome


Here is a map of the rocket ranges

grimshawish
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(11-14-2012, 09:01 PM)

Originally Posted by el retorno de los sapos

Egypt just recalled their ambassador.

ffs Egypt; am not saying I support any of this but this is the worst thing to do atm.

Would following @AlqassamBrigade put me on any watch lists?

Probably not but it'll come up in any court case your involved in.
But you might be able to skip Jury duty ;)
Steelrain
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(11-14-2012, 09:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by NH Apache

What is the Iron Dome?

Missile shield. Intercepts rockets with other rockets before they can hit.
Hix
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(11-14-2012, 09:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by NH Apache

What is the Iron Dome?

Iron Dome

As per above, seems to be doing quite well this time round, but came under scrutiny during the last Gazan rocket barrage for only having a 1 in 4 rate.
Protein
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(11-14-2012, 09:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by NH Apache

What is the Iron Dome?

Codenamed after circumcision.

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