Saturday, January 3, 2009

Isreal Invades Gaza.

Isreal has sent Ground troops into Gaza and doesn't plan on leaving under Hamas is unable to fire rockets into their country. This is a Statement from Ehud Barak, Minister of Defense.

"A few hours ago, Israeli ground forces entered the Gaza Strip as part of operation Cast Lead against the Hamas terrorists and their affiliates and infrastructure in Gaza."
"So far, the Israeli Defense Forces have dealt an unprecedented heavy blow to Hamas. In order to complete their mission we now launched the ground operation."
"I have said all along that our military activities will widen and deepen as much as needed. Our aim is to force Hamas to stop its hostile activities against Israel and Israelis from Gaza, and to bring about a significant change in the situation in Southern part of Israel."
"We have carefully weighed all our options. We are not war hungry but we shall not, I repeat - we shall not allow a situation where our towns, villages and civilians are constantly targeted by Hamas. It will not be easy or short, but we are determined."
"We are well aware of the humanitarian aspect and are doing and will continue to do everything possible to provide all humanitarian needs to Gaza."
"While we are fighting in Gaza, we keep an open eye on the sensitive situation in our northern border. We have no aggressive intentions there. We hope the situation there will remain calm; nevertheless we are ready and alert to face any unwarranted development in that area."
"We are peace seekers. We have restrained ourselves for a long time but now is the time to do what needs to be done. We are determined to afford our citizens what any citizen anywhere in the world is entitled to - peace, tranquility and freedom from threats."
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,475628,00.html


Some notes from the fighting:

Isreal killed senior Hamas commander Abu Zakaria al-Jamal. "On Thursday an Israeli warplane dropped a 2,000-pound bomb on the home of one of Hamas' top five decision-makers, instantly killing him and 18 others. The airstrike on Nizar Rayan was the first that succeeded in killing a member of Hamas' highest echelon since Israel began its offensive."

Israeli warplanes and gunboats blasted more than two dozen Hamas targets Saturday, including weapons storage facilities, training centers and leaders' homes as Israel's offensive against Gaza's Islamic militant rulers entered a second week.

"Israeli missiles hit 25 Hamas "outposts, training camps and rocket launching sites" Saturday morning, an IDF statement said."

"The United Nations estimated Friday that around 100 civilians have been killed in Gaza in the past week, around 25 percent of the 400 estimated killed in the bombing campaign."

Most if not all of the civilans killed are killed because Hamas fires rockets from civilan locations. They also have many of their ministries inside of civilan populations. Hamas intentionaly uses civilans has shields. "In many ways, they are victims like us. Both the civilian population of southern Israel and the civilian population of the Gaza Strip have been victims of this terrible, extremist Hamas regime," Regev said.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,475525,00.html
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/01/03/israel.gaza/index.html

I have no idea how long Isreal will be in Gaza, but I have no doubt they are pissed and they have no plans of waiting for the U.N. the negoiciate another meaningless one sided ceasefire. Has of right now it looks like the U.S. will continue to back Israel during the invasion.

"We are working toward a cease-fire that would not allow a re-establishment of the status quo ante, where Hamas can continue to launch rockets out of Gaza and to condemn the people of Gaza to a life of misery," U.S. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said in a written statement issued Saturday evening.

McCormack added that a cease-fire should come "as soon as possible," but it should be "durable, sustainable and not time-limited." In other words no more six month ceasefire that serve no other purpose except to allow Hamas to regroup and rearm after a Isreali invasion. Any ceasefire agreement needs to be strictly enforced by both parties. Meaning if that Israel should not hesitate to attack if Rockets start flying into their cities after the ceasefire is reached. Also if Israel is the agressor Hamas would be within their rights to fire back. However my opinion is just let them go. These two will never peacefully co-exist. One of them must be completely inalinated.

The son of Hamas leader now living in exile in the United States agrees with me. Talking about a lasting peace between Israel and Hamas. "There is no chance. Is there any chance for fire to co-exist with the water?" said Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of one of the group's founding members.
Yousef added: "It's not about Israel, it's not about Hamas: it's about both ideologies."
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,475226,00.html

Hamas has promised to battle to the last breath "We will not abandon the battlefield, and we will stay on the thorny course, and we will fight until the last breath," Hamas chief spokesman Ismail Radwan said in a statement on Palestinian network Al-Aqsa.
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/01/03/israel.gaza/index.html

I'm sure Israel wouldn't have it any other way.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Aren't you glad 2008 is over? I am.

2008 was a bad year for Conservatives. Even the Republican Party was a big disappointment. From bailouts to out of control spending Republicans did not do what they were voted in to do so they got the boot. It didn't help that McCain couldn't stop bashing his own party long enough to let them vote for him. He was way to worried about people getting offended. He should've been worried about firing up his base. He only won South Carolina by nine points and he lost North Carolina for crying out loud. Bush won South Carolina by twice what McCain did in 2004 and he carried North Carolina by 13 points. North Carolina hadn't gone Democrat since 1976. How did that go? I guess some people can't learn from history. Don't worry for those who either don't remember or we're to lazy to do the research. You will be living through a repeat of the Carter years very soon. That may be fine with you, but did you have to force me to live through them.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Blago appoints new Senator, Israel invades Gaza, Franken still trying to Steal Minnesota Senate Seat

Hey everyone believe it or not I just got my computer set up in my new place today. This moving thing is annoying. I'll probably be moving again in a few months. I'm not looking forward to that. Well let me catch up on a few stories I've missed in the last couple of weeks.

Minnesota Recount: It looks like Franken may have had some votes counted twice. Coleman attorney Fritz Knaak issued a statement saying, “The Franken campaign wants to simply accept the double counts; however, once those ballots are put in the pile, as the Franken campaign wants, they are part of the count. To protect the right of every voter in Minnesota, we are asking the Supreme Court to straighten out the problem of including both duplicate ballots and original ballots in the final recount number.”

There are around 200 ballots that have been counted twice according to the Coleman camp. "Talking about instances when a ballot couldn't be run through a voting machine, requiring a duplicate to be made, the Coleman campaign said the ballot should be counted only if an original could be matched with its copy." Right now it looks like Franken will win this election by less than 100 votes. Coleman is planning a suit to get the double counted ballots tossed out.

So Democrats are trying to steal the election. Is it just me or do Democrats accuse Republicans of doing things there never did only to turn around and do the thing they accused Republicans of doing? Stealing elections for example. This isn't rocket science if you there is a proceedure for what happens when a ballot can't be run though a voting machine. They are supposed to be marked. The fact that none of the ballots were marked and you know that around 200 (I believe 192 is the exact number) couldn't be run through the voting machine means that there must be duplicate ballots. It appears that number is 192. If you can't match the original ballot with it's copy then the vote shouldn't count because it is most likely a duplicate. Just don't try to explain that to a liberal or their head might explode.
http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/12/15/1715571.aspx
http://www.startribune.com/politics/national/senate/36372934.html

Blago makes Senate apointment:
The soon to be impeached Democrat governor of Illinois appointed former State Attorney General Roland Burris. Burris if the Senate agrees to seat him something Harry Reid as said he will not do, would be the only African American member of the Senate. So in essence Blago has played the race card on his own party. He has forced Harry Reid to either seat Burris or to refuse to seat what would be the only minority member of the U.S. Senate. "The choice of Burris to be Obama's replacement is being backed my the African American community. U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush forcefully backed Blagojevich's decision on the basis of race, warning the public not to "lynch" Blagojevich's Senate pick, who is black." "This is a matter of national importance," Rush said. "There are no African-Americans in the Senate, and I don't think that anyone, any U.S. senator who's sitting in the Senate right now wants to go on record to deny one African-American for being seated in the U.S. Senate. ... And so I intend to take that argument to the Congressional Black Caucus."
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2008/12/30/rep-rush-invokes-race-defending-blagojevich-senate-appointment/

Israel Invades Gaza:
I'm days behind on this story if you want however Patriot Room has kept up with it since the begining.
http://patriotroom.com/article/israel-starts-offensive--operation--cast-lead-
go there for great coverage of this story. So far they have 165 Updates on this story.