Rocket attacks increased by 500 percent after Israel withdrew completely from the Gaza Strip in August 2005. During an informal six-month lull, some 215 rockets were launched at Israel.
...I recognize that the person who killed my son, Casey, in Iraq had every right to do so. (so, what the hell kind of mother are you saying that?) I am not in any way happy about it, but if Casey's commander-in-chief and vice commander-in-chief had not placed him (immorally AND illegally) in the country of Iraq to be a an occupier, then the Iraqi would not have killed him. (never mind her son is a hero and voluntarily signed up for military service out of his own free will, knowing full well he could be called to war).
...Let's play the "al-Qaeda committed 9-11" game. If so, I believe and Osama bin Laden has confirmed it: one of the reasons that we were attacked on 9-11 is the USA's overwhelming support of Israel in Israel's violent and inhumane occupation of Palestine and oppression of the Palestinian people. (in other words, blame "da Jooos" for 9/11)
...I don't think I would like a foreign country to come to America and occupy my community…I think I may even resist that occupation and call myself a "freedom fighter" or "patriot," but never a "terrorist." This micro scenario is what the peoples of Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine must undergo on a macro and daily basis from the "super-religious" Judeo/Christian cultures of Israel/America.
...With dual-citizen, Rahm Emanuel as Obama's chief of staff and ultra-Zionists, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden in tip-top positions, I see no relief for the people of Palestine (or Iraq/Afghanistan, for that matter) in the near future, but this issue is one that must take precedence in the new regime.
...The Jesus that the Christians worship, whose story originated in that part of the world said: "No one can serve two masters (Mt 6:4)." It is time that the Israeli lobby's (AIPAC) influence (the Leftist code word for "The Jewish Lobby") be eliminated from our government and it is time that our elected politicians first think of what's good for America and Americans---being Israel's proxy in the international community and supporting Israel financially and defending its abominable behavior to the Palestinians has proven to be disastrous for our country.
There are many citizens in Israel who abhor the behavior of their government, as many of us abhor the behavior of our government---rejecting state-sponsored violence and occupation doesn't make one "anti-Semitic" or "anti-American" it makes one "pro-Human." Such accusations are puerile and meant to demean the person who is "pro-Human" because the message of peace cannot be credibly attacked.
Here's another inconvenient truth for Cindy and the Jew-hating Left, the following quotes from a noted American.
". . . You declare, my friend, that you do not hate the Jews, you are merely 'anti-Zionist.' And I say, let the truth ring forth from the high mountain tops, let it echo through the valleys of God's green earth: When people criticize Zionism, they mean Jews--this is God's own truth.
"Antisemitism, the hatred of the Jewish people, has been and remains a blot on the soul of mankind. In this we are in full agreement. So know also this: anti-Zionist is inherently antisemitic, and ever will be so.
"And what is anti-Zionist? It is the denial to the Jewish people of a fundamental right that we justly claim for the people of Africa and freely accord all other nations of the Globe. It is discrimination against Jews, my friend, because they are Jews. In short, it is antisemitism.
"The antisemite rejoices at any opportunity to vent his malice. The times have made it unpopular, in the West, to proclaim openly a hatred of the Jews. This being the case, the antisemite must constantly seek new forms and forums for his poison. How he must revel in the new masquerade! He does not hate the Jews, he is just 'anti-Zionist'!
Let my words echo in the depths of your soul: When people criticize Zionism, they mean Jews--make no mistake about it."
Whose words are those? None other than Nobel Peace Prize winner Martin Luther King Jr.
First, when you hear people call on Israel to show “restraint,” remember that “restraint” is precisely what Israel has been showing for the past three and a half years as Hamas has launched thousands of Kassam rockets at Sderot and other locations inside Israel. Second, this was not an attack but a counter-attack, almost purely an act of self-defense that featured extensive warnings in the days before it was launched in an effort to minimize civilian casualties. Third, the Hamas terror bases were evidently located in civilian neighborhoods. According to international law, the responsibility for any civilian casualties in such a situation rests entirely with those who a) failed to wear uniforms and b) interwove themselves with non-combatants. The fault is Hamas’s, not Israel’s.
For that matter, our government must allow Israel to do what it has to do in confronting these constant attacks and stop talking about "cease fires." What happens to Israel affects us directly, as the US and Israel are seen as one in the same by the Islamofascists. No amout of "good will" on our part will change that.