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Olmert warns “sky will fall” on Gaza if they harm Gilad


Have they no shame to openly threaten an entire civilian population with annihilation before the whole world?
Israel warned [Hamas] that the "sky will fall on them" if they harm a captured soldier after a deadline passed on Tuesday for the Jewish state to accept a prisoner exchange.

While Israeli tanks and infantry massed along the Gaza Strip's northern border for a threatened ground incursion, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said the campaign to free Corporal Gilad Shalit could turn into "a long war."

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"It requires lots of patience, sometimes endless restraint. We have to know when to clench our teeth and to deal a decisive blow."
Apparently, not.
Washington has been urging Olmert to show restraint and take steps to minimize civilian casualties.

Hamas accused Israel of trying to topple its three-month-old government, which the Jewish state and Western powers have pushed to the brink of financial collapse by cutting off aid.

The smallest of the three militant groups, the previously unknown Islamic Army, said there would be no further information released on 19-year-old Shalit, who was seized in a cross-border raid on June 25.

They sent conflicting signals about his fate.

"Whether he will be killed or not killed, we will not disclose any information ... Discussion is closed," said Islamic Army spokesman Abu al-Muthana.

But he later said: "We do not kill captives. Our Islam requires that we treat captives well and fairly." He declined to say whether Shalit was alive or dead.

Osama al-Muzaini, a Hamas political leader, said the militant groups have withdrawn their representatives from the talks with the Egyptian mediators.

He compared the fate of Shalit to that of Israeli airman Ron Arad, who has been missing since bailing out of his plane over southern Lebanon 20 years ago. There has been growing speculation Arad is dead.
He's been gone for 20 years and they're only now suspecting that he's dead?
"They (the militant factions) may kill him (Shalit), take him to another country or may hide him. All options are open," al-Muzaini said.

Palestinian security sources said Israel had increased the number of armored vehicles on the northern edge of the strip, which Israel quit last year.

A small Israeli force moved deeper into northern Gaza in search of explosives and tunnels but the army said it was not part of a broader incursion. Overnight, an Israeli air strike in northern Gaza killed one militant.

Israel has hinted it could assassinate leaders of Hamas, whose government is under an international aid embargo, if Shalit is not freed. "I want to stress, none of them will be immune," Olmert said.

Interior Minister Roni Bar-On told Israel Radio: "Hamas well understands ... that the sky will fall on them if they harm Gilad Shalit."

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Hamas sources said Western diplomats, whom they did not name, had told the group that Israel had prepared a 13-man hit list headed by exiled leader Khaled Meshaal and including Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh and Foreign Minister Mahmoud al-Zahar.
Brutal collective punishment, brazen assassinations, and systematic and relentless land grabs - Nazi Germany? NO - the only democracy in the Middle East.

11 Comments:

At Tuesday, July 04, 2006, Blogger Akber said...

qrswave,
We need a new name for this: the superiority of one race for another - like Nazism:

Afghanistan: 150 civilians killed for one Allied soldier
Iraq: 200 civilians killed for one US soldier, a city razed because of 4 mercenaries killed.
Palestine: thousands of civilians will be killed for one soldier who was captured.

This is worse than the racism of the Nazis. There were people like us back then who did nothing when Hitler wiped out Warsaw because a few of his soldiers had been killed.

When are we going to wake up and give it a name - and appropriate name - please?

 
At Tuesday, July 04, 2006, Blogger qrswave said...

I don't know, Akber. Ours appears to be a world in steep decline, unable to recognize the astonishing gap between the peace and democracy world leaders claim to promote and the death and destruction they in fact bring forth.

 
At Tuesday, July 04, 2006, Blogger Citisucks said...

A name sounds like a good idea. Nazism works. Anyone have any other suggestions?

 
At Tuesday, July 04, 2006, Blogger Citisucks said...

When used by the corporate terrorists in power democracy is an empty word. Have a government run by a bunch of racist homophoebic corporate terrorists who are turning the population into a slave race-call it a democracy and the mindless idiot america will support it.

 
At Tuesday, July 04, 2006, Blogger Akber said...

http://www.suspectpaki.com/

An eye-opening monologue from a friend, who couldn't take it any more.

'sky will fall' is an euphemism for 'nuclear bomnb'

 
At Tuesday, July 04, 2006, Blogger Akber said...

American Ethics

 
At Tuesday, July 04, 2006, Blogger Akber said...

Sorry I am mixing up threads here, but this is the sickness we are talking about here:

A Marine who wrote and performed a song about killing members of an Iraqi family has temporarily shelved the tune, a record producer said Monday.

Cpl. Joshua Belile planned to record "Hadji Girl" with Hits Music Studios, and the conservative talk program "The Mike Church Show" planned to be the first to air it, said Jimm Mosher, co-owner of the North Carolina studio. But the 23-year-old Iraq veteran nixed the plans late last week, he said.

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"Hadji Girl" first surfaced in a four-minute video circulated on the Internet. In that clip, Belile sings a first-person story about a Marine who falls in love with an Iraqi woman. The two travel to her house, where they encounter hostility from family members. Relatives kill the woman, prompting the Marine to use the woman's little sister as a human shield before gunning down the family members.

- AP

 
At Tuesday, July 04, 2006, Blogger qrswave said...

Akber, that story is horrific. God have mercy on us all.

btw, I blogrolled your friend.

 
At Wednesday, July 05, 2006, Blogger Chuck said...

"Ours appears to be a world in steep decline, unable to recognize the astonishing gap between the peace and democracy world leaders claim to promote and the death and destruction they in fact bring forth."

"Have a government run by a bunch of racist homophoebic corporate terrorists who are turning the population into a slave race-call it a democracy and the mindless idiot america will support it."


qrswave & citisucks-

Very well said. Its a powderkeg and its global.

 
At Wednesday, July 05, 2006, Blogger Osaid Rasheed said...

BE careful man !!! You are blogging against the " superhuman democracy " state in the middle east ... the whole world wide web might collapse all over on your blog !!!

good post man.. REALLY good !

 
At Thursday, July 06, 2006, Anonymous Call them by what they really are!!! said...

CALL THEM BY WHAT THEY REALLY ARE!!!

Ultra-Racist ASHKENAZIS.

.........................................Ashkenazis.......Ashkenazis.......Ashenazis................................


Or by where they originated from, the land of Khazaria, aka the "Khazars" (a sort of ancient 'turkish' tribe).

 

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