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"though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not its own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth" -Corinthians 13
"if by supporting the rights of mankind... I shall contribute to save from the agonies of death one unfortunate victim of tyranny, or of ignorance, equally fatal, his blessing and tears of transport will be a sufficient consolation to me for the contempt of all mankind."-Marchese di Beccaria

Twenty rockets fired from Gaza on Monday; ten land in Israel. What the remaining ten teach us.

girlactionfigure:

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Gaza terrorists laying explosives: Their neighbors’ children serve
as human shields and unseen victims [Image Source]

brief report on the Long War Journal website discloses, thanks to their very useful research and media monitoring, that the ten rockets fired on southern Israel this past Monday [see “21-Apr-14: Rocket barrage seeks Israeli victims in Monday morning attack from Gaza”] came from a specific source in the Gazan vipers’ nest. Also, that the published numbers conceal - yet again - something that sharp reporters and their editors ought to have focused on long ago, but keep ignoring.

Here’s part of what David Barnett’s LWJ report says:

In a series of tweets, the Yahya Ayyash Brigades took credit for rocket fire today from the Gaza Strip into Israel. The jihadist group, which has been promoted by Abdullah Azzam Brigades official Sirajuddin Zurayqat, said its fighters launched more than 20 rockets… The Yahya Ayyash Brigades, named after a deceased Hamas bomb maker, first appeared in mid-January 2014 when it took credit for rocket fire during the funeral of former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon. Last month, the group took responsibility for some of the rocket and mortar fire from Gaza during a mini flare-up between Israel and Palestinian terror groups in Gaza.

The IDF’s assessment of the Monday barrage from Gaza is, as the Times of Israel said, that ten rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip in all. Seven fell in open areas in the Sha’ar Hanegev region and outside the city of Sderot. One exploded in Sderot’s city limits, causing damage. Another exploded in the Eshkol region.

The terror practitioners who did the indiscriminate firing say the number was double the Israeli total, making it fairly likely  additional rockets fell short, landing on the heads or homes of the hapless Palestinian Arabs who live under Hamas domination in that jihadist enclave.

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Gaza, 2004: The original AP caption read (in part): “A masked Hamas 
militant sets up a makeshift mortar launcher against Israeli forces, 
unseen, as Palestinian youths try to cover him from the sight of 
the forces during an incursion in a Gaza city’s neighborhood, 
Wednesday Feb. 11, 2004. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Those fell shortsare the key to understanding what it means to live under jihadist rule. Your life, your children, your family, your property: they’re worthless. The essence of your role in society is to contribute to waging a ceaseless war of hatred on your enemy. And if that means death and injury from mis-fired missiles or plain incompetence, pish, it’s nothing. A small price, even a trivial price to pay.

How sickening this is will be lost on the jihadists. The victims in their own communities have neither electoral power nor freedom of speech, so there is virtually no outcry from them, other than very occasional condemnations emanating from such groups as Palestinian Center for Human RightsBut where are the mainstream news reporting organizations? For them, those fell shorts never happened, don’t happen. (Try finding online news photos of the destruction caused in Gaza to Gazans by these Gazan “fell shorts”.) Public opinion does not become outraged. The men doing the shooting come under zero pressure. 

Not to diminish the existential threat all of this poses to Israelis, in terms of the numbers, Gazan Arabs continue to pay a steep and largely unexamined price in terms of people maimed and killed at the hands of the barbarians in their own midst.

 This Ongoing War

communismkills:

P.S. The media is trying to play up Bundy’s irrelevant comments to try to minimize and delegitimize his stand-off against the government. And you’re all playing in to it by caring enough to be offended.

US Honors Israeli Professor For Work On Suicide Prevention »

eretzyisrael:

The treatment model, known as Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT) is the culmination of nearly 15 years of collaboration between the two professors and asserts that family therapy is more effective than standard one-on-one treatments for suicidal youths. The team examined the effects of family therapy on the level of suicidal symptoms in adolescents struggling with anger, substance abuse, depression, and suicide.

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the-hero-of-ages:

Questions about the Armenian Genocide that I wish were frequently asked
1. What is the Armenian Genocide?
The Armenian Genocide was the systematic deportation and massacre of 1.5 million of the 2 million Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire.
2. Why is April 24th the anniversary?
On April 24th, 1915, Turkish officials rounded up hundreds of Armenian community leaders and executed them. They would be the first of many Armenians to be murdered in the coming years.
3. I heard Armenians made this all up. How can we be so sure there actually was a genocide?
The evidence is so overwhelming to a point where the only historians to make claims that there was no genocide were found to have gotten huge research grants from the Turkish government. The Armenian Genocide is historical fact. This isn’t a debate.
4. What was “systematic” about the Genocide?
The Young Turks had a plan from the beginning and they executed that plan just as it was drawn up. First they drafted the Armenian male population between the ages of 20-45 into their army. Then they “requested” the Armenian population to turn their guns over to the government to help in the war effort.(The genocide took place during World War 1)  At this point, Armenian soldiers in the Turkish Army are deprived of their uniforms and arms. And then the events on April 24th, 1915 that I described earlier transpired. After that, the army began killing at will. Armenian homes had no means of defense. Mass deportations ended in mass graves.
5. Who or what are the Young Turks?
The Young Turks was a Turkish Nationalist Reform Party. It was led by Talaat Pasha, Enver Pasha, and Djemal Pasha. These three together were known as a dictatorial triumvirate.
6. Why won’t the United States recognize the genocide?
This may seem so small and so simple but it’s the truth… Army bases. The US doesn’t want to lose Turkey as an ally because they’d lose a critical/strategic safe zone in the middle east if they did. You could also argue they just don’t want to stir up trouble in a region of the world where more trouble doesn’t need stirring up.
This is just a quick little summary. If anyone has anymore questions regarding the Genocide please ask me! I will answer everything to the best of my knowledge!

the-hero-of-ages:

Questions about the Armenian Genocide that I wish were frequently asked

1. What is the Armenian Genocide?

The Armenian Genocide was the systematic deportation and massacre of 1.5 million of the 2 million Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire.

2. Why is April 24th the anniversary?

On April 24th, 1915, Turkish officials rounded up hundreds of Armenian community leaders and executed them. They would be the first of many Armenians to be murdered in the coming years.

3. I heard Armenians made this all up. How can we be so sure there actually was a genocide?

The evidence is so overwhelming to a point where the only historians to make claims that there was no genocide were found to have gotten huge research grants from the Turkish government. The Armenian Genocide is historical fact. This isn’t a debate.

4. What was “systematic” about the Genocide?

The Young Turks had a plan from the beginning and they executed that plan just as it was drawn up. First they drafted the Armenian male population between the ages of 20-45 into their army. Then they “requested” the Armenian population to turn their guns over to the government to help in the war effort.(The genocide took place during World War 1)  At this point, Armenian soldiers in the Turkish Army are deprived of their uniforms and arms. And then the events on April 24th, 1915 that I described earlier transpired. After that, the army began killing at will. Armenian homes had no means of defense. Mass deportations ended in mass graves.

5. Who or what are the Young Turks?

The Young Turks was a Turkish Nationalist Reform Party. It was led by Talaat Pasha, Enver Pasha, and Djemal Pasha. These three together were known as a dictatorial triumvirate.

6. Why won’t the United States recognize the genocide?

This may seem so small and so simple but it’s the truth… Army bases. The US doesn’t want to lose Turkey as an ally because they’d lose a critical/strategic safe zone in the middle east if they did. You could also argue they just don’t want to stir up trouble in a region of the world where more trouble doesn’t need stirring up.

This is just a quick little summary. If anyone has anymore questions regarding the Genocide please ask me! I will answer everything to the best of my knowledge!

socopolitics:

libertyunderattack:

socopolitics:

This doesn’t fully explain what went on. Its much worse. They shot Samuel Weaver as he was running away. And these weapons he made were just sawed off guns. They had someone on the inside personally ask him for one so that they could catch him. This man was not out to distribute illegal guns. He had them for his own privacy and made them for friends. The state obviously has been irrational about firearms for a long time. The only “good” gun to the state is one taken from the people and used against them.

The article from LibertyUnderAttack.com that goes into more detail. 
Randy Weaver had been classified by some in the media as a “white separatist”.  Mr. Weaver was not openly a white supremacist and whether true or not, we don’t know, and that’s not the headline.   In October, 1989, an undercover BATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms) informant from the Aryan Nation was introduced to Weaver and wanted to buy a firearm from him. It was not illegal for him to sell the firearm, but the agent had a request- to cut the barrels of two shotguns 1/4 inch below the legal level. He didn’t want to, but the “buyer” was relentless on this request, and Weaver needed the money. Then 8 months later, two BATF agents approached him and requested he be an undercover informant for them inside the Aryan Nation. They threatened him (as with some others on this page). He refused to be a pawn for the BATF and didn’t cooperate. A hearing was set on the shotgun matter for Federal Court in Moscow, Idaho. The government notified Weaver by letter that he was to appear March 20, 1991. The actual hearing was held February 20—one month earlier. The error in dates was enough to give rise to a memo within the Marshal Service saying the case would be a washout. (Weaver did not show for the wrong date, either.) U.S. Attorney Ron Howen went to the grand jury anyway, and Weaver was indicted for failure to appear.Because he wanted to be left alone, Weaver had moved to  Ruby Ridge, Idaho and lived in fear for his life and that of his family’s. He was rarely  seen and laid low with his family. After his failure to appear for the wrong court date, the Feds surveiled him for 16 long months, and never intended on engaging him in a peaceful manner. After months of spying on Weaver and his family,  in August 21st, 1992, a team team of US Marshall’s stormed his property in the early morning. His wife, his son Sammy Weaver, his dog and a couple of Federal agents were killed in exchanges of gunfire leading to incredible, unnecessary  bloodshed.A friend of Weaver’s present that day, Kevin Harris, and Randy Weaver himself were found innocent on 6 of 8 charges, one including a murder of a US Marshal, another of conspiring to provoke a confrontation with the government and aiding and abetting murder. Weaver was found guilty of only two: failure to appear on a prior firearms charge and violating conditions of bail. It’s hard to debate that there was a sinister motive behind this event.  Randy Weaver was not convicted of the MOST SEVERE crimes of which he was accused.  The Feds threw gas on a small flame and turned into something far bigger than it should have ever been.  The BATF was looking for confrontation, drove this bloody exchange and could have avoided it completely if they had handled it differently.  http://reason.com/archives/1993/10/01/ambush-at-ruby-ridgehttp://land.netonecom.net/tlp/ref/weaver.shtmlhttp://nstarzone.com/RIDGE.html

Just what I was looking for. I’ve been away from my desktop. Thank you!

socopolitics:

libertyunderattack:

socopolitics:

This doesn’t fully explain what went on. Its much worse. They shot Samuel Weaver as he was running away. And these weapons he made were just sawed off guns. They had someone on the inside personally ask him for one so that they could catch him. This man was not out to distribute illegal guns. He had them for his own privacy and made them for friends. The state obviously has been irrational about firearms for a long time. The only “good” gun to the state is one taken from the people and used against them.

The article from LibertyUnderAttack.com that goes into more detail. 

Randy Weaver had been classified by some in the media as a “white separatist”.  Mr. Weaver was not openly a white supremacist and whether true or not, we don’t know, and that’s not the headline.   

In October, 1989, an undercover BATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms) informant from the Aryan Nation was introduced to Weaver and wanted to buy a firearm from him. It was not illegal for him to sell the firearm, but the agent had a request- to cut the barrels of two shotguns 1/4 inch below the legal level. He didn’t want to, but the “buyer” was relentless on this request, and Weaver needed the money. 

Then 8 months later, two BATF agents approached him and requested he be an undercover informant for them inside the Aryan Nation. They threatened him (as with some others on this page). He refused to be a pawn for the BATF and didn’t cooperate. 

A hearing was set on the shotgun matter for Federal Court in Moscow, Idaho. The government notified Weaver by letter that he was to appear March 20, 1991. The actual hearing was held February 20—one month earlier. The error in dates was enough to give rise to a memo within the Marshal Service saying the case would be a washout. (Weaver did not show for the wrong date, either.) U.S. Attorney Ron Howen went to the grand jury anyway, and Weaver was indicted for failure to appear.

Because he wanted to be left alone, Weaver had moved to  Ruby Ridge, Idaho and lived in fear for his life and that of his family’s. He was rarely  seen and laid low with his family. After his failure to appear for the wrong court date, the Feds surveiled him for 16 long months, and never intended on engaging him in a peaceful manner. 

After months of spying on Weaver and his family,  in August 21st, 1992, a team team of US Marshall’s stormed his property in the early morning. His wife, his son Sammy Weaver, his dog and a couple of Federal agents were killed in exchanges of gunfire leading to incredible, unnecessary  bloodshed.

A friend of Weaver’s present that day, Kevin Harris, and Randy Weaver himself were found innocent on 6 of 8 charges, one including a murder of a US Marshal, another of conspiring to provoke a confrontation with the government and aiding and abetting murder. Weaver was found guilty of only two: failure to appear on a prior firearms charge and violating conditions of bail. 

It’s hard to debate that there was a sinister motive behind this event.  Randy Weaver was not convicted of the MOST SEVERE crimes of which he was accused.  The Feds threw gas on a small flame and turned into something far bigger than it should have ever been.  The BATF was looking for confrontation, drove this bloody exchange and could have avoided it completely if they had handled it differently.  

http://reason.com/archives/1993/10/01/ambush-at-ruby-ridge

http://land.netonecom.net/tlp/ref/weaver.shtml

http://nstarzone.com/RIDGE.html

Just what I was looking for. I’ve been away from my desktop. Thank you!

penguinchao:

I love how the Soviet union is reforming, radical Islamic nations are gaining nuclear weapons, and we’re just over here with our thumbs up our asses saying that people born men should be able to use the women’s bathroom, and that this is the most important issue of today.