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Onward to Rafah

  

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By:  vic-eldred  •  2 weeks ago  •  41 comments

Onward to Rafah
"We've been working a long time on this operation," Israeli military spokesman Lt Col. Richard Hecht said. "We were waiting for the right conditions."

Link to quote: Israel frees two hostages in Rafah under cover of air strikes, Gaza health officials say 67 killed (msn.com)


Israeli forces have now begun a ground offensive in the city, where more than a million people displaced by Israel's war on Hamas are supposedly sheltering with nowhere else to go. Israel has offered them transport to safer locations, but as usual the Palestinians have a reputation that leads other Arab countries to abstain from offering them. refuge. One of the small victories that have already taken place during the operation was the rescue of two Israeli/Argentinian hostages.

"A joint operation by the Israeli military, the domestic Shin Bet security service and the Special Police Unit in Rafah freed Fernando Simon Marman, 60, and Louis Hare, 70, the military said.

The two men were kidnapped by Hamas from Kibbutz Nir Yitzhak on Oct. 7, the military said, among some 250 people who Israel says were seized during the militant raid that triggered its war on Gaza."

Israel frees two hostages in Rafah under cover of air strikes, Gaza health officials say 67 killed (msn.com)

Elsewhere in Gaza, Israeli forces uncovered an important communications center and intelligence hub for Hamas. And guess where it was?  If you said: hidden deep below the headquarters of the United Nations’ aid agency for the Palestinians, you'd be right. Israel’s discovery of the Hamas operations below UNRWA offices is likely to put further pressure on the agency, which is facing international scrutiny for basically being a front for Hamas.

And this is for Joe Biden:

"Despite mounting warnings from aid agencies and the international community that an assault on Rafah would be a catastrophe, Netanyahu has reiterated his intention to extend Israel’s military operation against Hamas. Hamas stated that a new advance into Rafah would “blow up” ongoing negotiations to return hostages in return for a ceasefire.


“We’re going to do it,” Israel’s prime minister told ABC News in an interview aired on Sunday. “We’re going to get the remaining  Hamas  terrorist battalions in Rafah, which is the last bastion, but we’re going to do it.”

He added: “We’re going to do it while providing safe passage for the civilian population so they can leave.”

Netanyahu reiterates intent to press on with ground offensive on Rafah | Israel-Gaza war | The Guardian


In other news:

The Senate, in a bipartisan vote, moved an emergency aid bill for Ukraine and Israel past a critical hurdle. Now it is up to the House.

According to the Washington Post, the Biden campaign will now utilize TikTok to get to young voters.


Biden warned Benjamin Netanyahu on a call that a ground assault in Rafah should not proceed without a plan to somehow protect Palestinians.

Left wing media has misrepresented Trump's comments on NATO. A surprise to nobody.
For the record:


Trump: "One of the presidents of a big country stood up and said, Well, sir, if we don't pay and were attacked by Russia, will you protect us? I said.. No I would not protect you. In fact, I would encourage them to do whatever the hell they want."


The Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl for the second year in a row. The game feature a pathetic half time show and a very divisive alternative to the National Anthem.






 


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Vic Eldred
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1  author  Vic Eldred    2 weeks ago

Good morning

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Yesterday was a good day for a tailgate party.


“We’re not done. We’ve got a young team, we’re gonna keep this thing going.” - Patrick Mahomes


Does anyone think Mahomes is getting close to Tom Brady territory?

Can we start using the term "dynasty" for the Chiefs?

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
1.1  JBB  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    2 weeks ago

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Sparty On
Professor Principal
1.2  Sparty On  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    2 weeks ago
Can we start using the term "dynasty" for the Chiefs?

Doubtful but they have started in that direction with a rare back to back SB victory.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.2.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sparty On @1.2    2 weeks ago

They know how to win.

 
 
 
Kavika
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1.3  Kavika   replied to  Vic Eldred @1    2 weeks ago
Does anyone think Mahomes is getting close to Tom Brady territory?

Can we start using the term "dynasty" for the Chiefs?

Three Super Bowls wins, three MVP for Super Bowl performence, yup he is already in Brady territory.

and yes, they are a dynasty four SB in five years. Plus divisional and AFC championships.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.3.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kavika @1.3    2 weeks ago

I'm starting to believe it too.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
2  JBB    2 weeks ago

original

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JBB @2    2 weeks ago

There is nothing like a meaningless morning meme from those without answers.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
2.1.1  JBB  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1    2 weeks ago

original

 
 
 
George
Sophomore Guide
2.1.2  George  replied to  JBB @2.1.1    2 weeks ago

Sorry, the only civil war was started by racist dems. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.1.3  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  George @2.1.2    2 weeks ago

Some can't defend it.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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2.1.4  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JBB @2.1.1    2 weeks ago

It's bated breath and majestic with a j

 
 
 
JBB
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2.1.5  JBB  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.1.4    2 weeks ago

You think I wrote that?

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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2.1.6  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JBB @2.1.5    2 weeks ago

You posted the idiocy........Obviously without actually looking at it

 
 
 
JBB
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2.1.7  JBB  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.1.6    2 weeks ago

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JBB
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2.1.8  JBB  replied to  JBB @2.1.7    2 weeks ago

original

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.1.9  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @2.1.8    2 weeks ago

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Greg Jones
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2.1.10  Greg Jones  replied to  JBB @2.1.5    2 weeks ago

Yep, it's typical of you, And now you're just trolling.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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3  Sean Treacy    2 weeks ago

Despite Biden, two more hostages are safe and the war is going about as well as it could be. Hamas soldiers  are being killed by the thousands, the Hamas terrorist infrastructure is being destroyed and the complicity of UNRWA has been exposed. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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3.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sean Treacy @3    2 weeks ago

And without US aid.

And despite US pressure to stop.

How can two wars be handled so differently?

 
 
 
George
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3.1.1  George  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1    2 weeks ago

When you have antisemites in charge, you have to bribe them with money for the country that launders your money to do the right thing for Israel.

 
 
 
Sparty On
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3.2  Sparty On  replied to  Sean Treacy @3    2 weeks ago
the complicity of UNRWA has been exposed.

The heinous nature of this can not be understated.    An organization whose main purpose is to maintain international peace and security?    Putting this in perspective.     Our tax dollars are going to the UN, helping to fund the hamas massacre of innocents.

This is a complete fail and illustrates at minimum how the UN needs a thorough review and overhaul.

 
 
 
George
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3.2.1  George  replied to  Sparty On @3.2    2 weeks ago
Our tax dollars are going to the UN, helping to fund the hamas massacre of innocents.

Honestly who is surprised? Didn't our tax dollars go to China during the Obama administration through Fauci to fund a world wide plague that killed millions? 

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
3.2.2  Sparty On  replied to  George @3.2.1    2 weeks ago

Yep, most are too busy to be bothered.  

Making TikTok videos of their Starbucks Carmel Macchiato and cage free egg white Spinach Wrap on their iPhones.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4  author  Vic Eldred    2 weeks ago

 

The Democratic National Committee on Friday  accused  independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and a supportive super PAC of violating election laws by working to get him on the ballot in multiple states—taking aim at a longshot 2024 candidate who  could threaten  President Joe Biden’s reelection bid.

DNC Accuses RFK Jr. Of Illegal Effort To Get On State Ballots For 2024 Run Against Biden (forbes.com)

That is the party talking about saving "democracy."

 
 
 
George
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4.1  George  replied to  Vic Eldred @4    2 weeks ago

Nothing says saving democracy by limiting choices for people to vote for.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4.1.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  George @4.1    2 weeks ago

They have it down pretty good.

Ten months out and they are driving out all democrat or independent challengers to Joe Biden while prosecuting his main opponent.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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4.1.2  Sean Treacy  replied to  George @4.1    2 weeks ago
othing says saving democracy by limiting choices for people to vote for.

Democrats version of democracy resembles Saddam Hussein's. One person on the ballot and 100% support.

Their war on third parties speaks volumes. It's now "unamerican" to support one.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4.1.3  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sean Treacy @4.1.2    2 weeks ago

And the main opponent locked up.

 
 
 
Ronin2
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4.1.4  Ronin2  replied to  Sean Treacy @4.1.2    2 weeks ago

I thought that was Putin's and Xi's methods as well?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4.1.5  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ronin2 @4.1.4    2 weeks ago

Their opponents seem to have very short lifespans.

I'm sure that if Joe Biden were president when each of them were unanimously elected, Joe would have called to congratulate them.

 
 
 
Ronin2
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5  Ronin2    2 weeks ago
 million people displaced by Israel's war on Hamas are supposedly sheltering with nowhere else to go. Israel has offered them transport to safer locations, but as usual the Palestinians have a reputation that leads other Arab countries to abstain from offering them. refuge.

WTF?

None of the countries trust Israel to allow the Palestinians to return to Gaza. That is the reason none of them are accepting them. What ME country wants two plus million royally pissed off Palestinians that have just been thrown out of the homeland- with literally nothing to their names? They will all need medical care, counseling, education, child care, training, jobs, housing, etc. Ask Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt what it is like to have a large population living within their borders as refugees for decades.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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5.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ronin2 @5    2 weeks ago

Jordan is a home to 2,175,491 registered Palestinian refugees.

Demographics of Jordan - Wikipedia

Let them call it home and let Israel and Jordan live in peace.

 
 
 
Ronin2
Professor Quiet
5.1.1  Ronin2  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.1    2 weeks ago

Jordan is not Palestine, period.

Please stop using that argument.

Jordan is an ally to the US. We currently have troops stationed there that Iranian militias, Hezbollah, and the Houthi are using for target practice.

Using that logic we might as well move all of the Palestinians here and give them Nevada or New Mexico. 

You don't displace one people for another. 

That is how we ended up with this mess in the first place!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
5.1.2  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ronin2 @5.1.1    2 weeks ago

Do you think Palestinians and Israelis can live side by side in peace?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
6  author  Vic Eldred    2 weeks ago

Did anyone catch "This Week" yesterday?

They are so obvious, as leftists always are. Yesterday Jonathan Karl was the host. Of course, they want to make Biden look good, so this question was asked to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu:

Karl: “You’ve known Joe Biden for decades…What’s your assessment of him?”

PM Netanyahu:I’ve had more than a dozen…extended phone conversations, with him. He also came on a visit to Israel during war time.”  “I found him very clear and very focused.”

And we all know that an Israeli Prime Minister is going to say that about any US president he has to deal with.

A cheapie for the dumb asses.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Principal
6.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  Vic Eldred @6    2 weeks ago
Israeli Prime Minister is going to say that about any US president he has to deal with.

Especially one he's negotiating for aid from.

The relationship has been set in stone for years. Netanyahu says nice things about Obama/Biden publicly because of their reliance on the US and Democrats interfere in Israeli elections to throw him out. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
6.1.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sean Treacy @6.1    2 weeks ago

That is correct. It is called diplomacy.

That question should never have been asked of a foreign leader.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
7  author  Vic Eldred    2 weeks ago

How about the lip reading of Michelle Obama?



I think we'll see 3 pages of leftist fact checkers asking how anyone could be sure.

 
 
 
MrFrost
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7.1  MrFrost  replied to  Vic Eldred @7    2 weeks ago
lip reading

Not really an exact science vic LOL 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
7.1.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  MrFrost @7.1    2 weeks ago

Oh good, could you detect anything from her lip movements?

 
 

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