As Gaza Death Toll Surpasses 600 Israel Ambassador Says IDF Deserve Nobel Peace Prize For "Unimaginable Restraint"

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The situation in Gaza has crossed beyond the rabbit hole (or perhaps in this case, tunnel) and has entered the surreal zone.

Consider, from Reuters: "Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, saying no ceasefire was near as top U.S. and U.N. diplomats pursued talks on halting fighting that has claimed more than 600 lives." On the other side, Israel's military announced that the total number of army fatalities have risen to 29, three times as many as were killed in the last ground invasion of Gaza, in a 2008-2009 war.

Among the Gaza targets: five mosques, a sports stadium and the home of the deceased Hamas military chief. But why is Israel targeting what are clearly civilian locales? "Israeli military accuses Hamas militants of firing rockets from the grounds of Gaza hospitals and seeking refuge there." Remember, this was supposed to be a "pinpoint military operation."

About 2,000 rockets have been launched over the past fortnight, Israeli military says. The country has also been destroying tunnels that Hamas reportedly constructed from Gaza into Israel to carry out attacks.

Jens Laerke, spokesman of the UN Office for Humanitarian Assistance (OCHA) said at a Geneva news briefing that nearly 500 homes have been destroyed in the Israeli bombardments and 100,000 people have been displaced. Of course, if this had been any other part of the world than Gaza, the UN, the Western media and everyone else would be at arms over the humanitarian crisis that has developed in Gaza. But, well, it's Gaza.

All of this is happening despite Kerry's arrival in the region in an attemp to fix things. Or rather, due to. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held discussions in neighboring Egypt, while U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon flew to Israel to see Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and meet on Wednesday with the Palestinian prime minister in the occupied West Bank.

Dispatched by U.S. President Barack Obama to the Middle East to seek a ceasefire, Kerry held talks on Tuesday in Cairo with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri.


"There is a framework ... to end the violence and that framework is the Egyptian initiative," Kerry said at a joint news conference with Shukri.


"For the sake of thousands of innocent families whose lives have been shaken and destroyed by this conflict, on all sides, we hope we can get there as soon as possible," he said.

His words were summarily ignored and dismissed by Israel which has no intention of reducing the soaring body count: ""A ceasefire is not near," said Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, viewed as the most dovish member of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's inner security cabinet.  "I see no light at the end of the tunnel," she told Israel's Army Radio."

There is some good news: Kerry said the United States would provide $47 million in humanitarian aid for Gaza. He plans to stay in Cairo until Wednesday morning but has no set departure date from the region.

In other words, the latest Gaza land invasion, which is now far more deadly than the last invasion during the 2008-2009 war, is nowhere near finding a resolution, which perhaps is just the catalyst the S&P 500 needed to keep rising to recorder highs.

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But where things get truly surreal, was the statement by Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, who said on Tuesday that the Israeli army should be given the Nobel Peace Prize for its “unimaginable restraint” in Gaza.

Well, considering Barack "Don't drone me, bro" Obama received it, why not?

During an address at the Christians United for Israel Summit in Washington, Dermer was interrupted several times by hecklers, but delivered a passionate and warmly received speech in defense of Operation Protective Edge, calling Iran the “Great Evil” and accusing the United Nations and human rights groups of inadvertently aiding Hamas in its war against Israel.


Some are shamelessly accusing Israel of genocide and would put us in the dock for war crimes,” Dermer said. “But the truth is that the Israeli Defense Forces should be given the Nobel Peace Prize… a Nobel Peace Prize for fighting with unimaginable restraint.”


Dermer’s comments followed a statement issued by Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, who on Sunday said that the IDF is the “most humane and bravest army in the world.”

And scene.

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Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:44 | 4988136 Infinite QE
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A one man justification for a Final Solution.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:48 | 4988165 BaBaBouy
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""Ambassador Says IDF Deserve Nobel Peace Prize For "Unimaginable Restraint""


So, Carpet Bombing Was Their Other Option???

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:51 | 4988181 Thought Processor
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"Unimaginable Restraint"


You gotta be fucking kidding me.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:54 | 4988210 Colonel Klink
Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:57 | 4988225 john39
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"never again... never again..."  unless we are doing it....    

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:07 | 4988287 NoDebt
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This would be another great opportunity for the US to practice butting the hell out of other countries' business.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:12 | 4988317 Anusocracy
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That was a comment from a world class sociopath.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:15 | 4988338 john39
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demon in human form... a lot of that these days.  no sarc.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:31 | 4988442 So What
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1)Jews have gone totally insane.

2)Nobel Prize to cowardly murderers, why not Obama got one? and he is a murderer too.

3)Jews proved that Hitler was right. Just read Mein Kamp. All his assertions about Jews are being confirmed by Jews.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:47 | 4988548 john39
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International Al-Quds Day (jerusalem) protests this Friday.  come out and let the MIC know that you care:

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:22 | 4988768 JoeSexPack
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Israel: It all started when they hit me back.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 14:21 | 4989125 BigJim
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Next time an Israeli-firster tells you how evil Muslims are, you'll be glad you'd listened to this:

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:22 | 4989445 espirit
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The other option was the Samson Option.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 14:30 | 4989180 Kirk2NCC1701
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john39, you seem to research your stuff well and have it at your fingertips.

What's your background, or what do you do for a living?  Just asking.  - K out.

p.s. If you prefer to answer privately, you can reach me at my handle at

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:49 | 4989618 john39
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well, its all very boring Kirk... my background that is.   someday at the great zerohedge rendezvous (yet to be planned, i'm sure), i'll bore you with my story, over a few pints, if everyone else does the same...


Tue, 07/22/2014 - 16:47 | 4989925 BigJim
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I doubt they'll be giving any of us pints in FEMA.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 19:24 | 4990692 Seek_Truth
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MIC cares only about one thing, more war.

Good question:

"Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won't you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?: - Luke 14:28

Sad but true answer:

The Costs to American Taxpayers of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: $3 Trillion

Keep the printing presses rolling!


Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:48 | 4988550 john39
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Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:31 | 4988443 So What
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1)Jews have gone totally insane.

2)Nobel Prize to cowardly murderers, why not Obama got one? and he is a murderer too.

3)Jews proved that Hitler was right. Just read Mein Kamp. All his assertions about Jews are being confirmed by Jews.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:28 | 4988617 Blazed
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@So What,

Literally insane, excessive close relative inbreeding will do that.

Scientists discover gene that predisposes Ashkenazi Jews to schizophrenia

Variations of the DNST3 gene make Ashkenazi Jews 40 percent more likely to develop schizophrenia and similar diseases.

"Israeli and American scientists have discovered a gene among Ashkenazi Jews that increases their chances of developing the mental disorder schizophrenia, as well as schizoaffective disorder and manic depression."

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 16:33 | 4989851 ILLILLILLI
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That explains a lot of things, doesn't it?

Here's the actual paper:


Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:32 | 4988832 GardenWeasel
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Cowardly murderers, eh?  what do you call people that indiscriminately fire rockets into civilian areas?  I guess because they are "oppressed" that makes it ok.   If someone fired rockets at your children what would you do?  If it were my kids there wouldn't be enough of the perps left to wipe up with a sponge.  Just sayin'.  The ludicrous spectacle here is people firng rockets at someone and then sniveling about it when that someone comes and kicks their ass. 


Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:41 | 4988895 Herd Redirectio...
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So for you Gaza = Hamas = Gaza = Hamas = indiscriminate slaughter is OK?

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 14:06 | 4989037 LibertyWorks
Tue, 07/22/2014 - 14:08 | 4989049 LibertyWorks
Tue, 07/22/2014 - 14:19 | 4989119 LibertyWorks
Tue, 07/22/2014 - 14:29 | 4989178 LibertyWorks
Fri, 07/25/2014 - 13:10 | 5004087 GardenWeasel
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No, the indiscriminate slaughter of firing rockets into residential areas and bombing civilian areas is not ok.

I've been watching this shit for 40 years and it hasn't changed.  The Palestinian slurpers seem to forget about all of those attacks and say the Israelis just kill them for no reason.



Tue, 07/22/2014 - 14:04 | 4989034 rbg81
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The Jew hatred on this site is beyond the pale.  If any American was subject to random rocket attacks, they would scream for the Government to do whatever it takes to stop it.

ZHers seem to think that Muslims are warm, fuzzy peace-loving bunnies.  Muslims can commit genocide of Christians all they want, and ZHers are silent.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 14:56 | 4989314 tony wilson
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beyond the pale A moshe.

get on the fone too jew firster chertoff get us rounded up put on trains and fema camped for real instead of bbc fakery : )

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:37 | 4989533 ILLILLILLI
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There is a vile lie, which stalks the Jewish people across the globe. It is a lie so heinous, so far from the truth, that it can only gain popularity due to the complicity of powerful forces in the "mainstream" media and educational establishment. It is a lie which has brought many innocent people untold suffering and if unchecked has the potential to create extraordinary tragedy in the future.

It is the lie that declares that Judaism and Zionism are identical. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Judaism is the belief in revelation at Sinai. It is the belief that exile is a punishment for Jewish sins. Zionism has for over a century denied Sinaitic revelation. It believes that Jewish exile can be ended by military aggression. Zionism has spent the past century strategically dispossessing the Palestinian people. It has ignored their just claims and subjected them to persecution, torture and death.

Torah Jews the world over are shocked and pained at this short-lived dogma of irreligiosity and cruelty. Thousands of Torah scholars and saints have condemned this movement from its inception. They knew that the pre-existing good relationship between Jews and Muslims in the Holy Land was bound to suffer as Zionism advanced.

The so-called "State of Israel" stands rejected on religious grounds by the Torah. Its monstrous insensitivity to the laws of basic decency and fairness appall all men be they Jewish or not.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:47 | 4989602 Colonel Klink
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And if Israel was subject to the reletless financial rape and pillaging, they would scream for the Government to do whatever it takes to stop it.  Our problem is, our government has been coopted by those doing the raping and pillaging.


Tue, 07/22/2014 - 16:32 | 4989829 rbg81
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Go live in the Islamic Caliphate paradise that is Mosul for a few days, then get back to me on how horrible the Jews are.  That is, if you can get back to anyone. Bitchez.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 19:14 | 4990657 Colonel Klink
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No thanks, I don't care to live in a Caliphate.  I'll live in America where I can already tell you how horrible the zionists are from current experience.

Suck a cut dick!

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 16:27 | 4989808 Nehweh Gahnin
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Apropos handle, Weasel.  Sure, you come and bulldoze my mom's house so your cousin can build his suburban dream there, cut off my water, shoot my kid down in the street for throwing a rock, blockade my medical supplies so my pops dies of treatable hypertension, which is, btw, caused by all of the above ... You're damn straight I'll come and shove a Katyusha right up your ass.  Every (unfortunately inffective) rocket fired into Israel has been justified.  It is time to end their genocidal insanity, and if we could just get that stopped, then we need to round up all those who made it possible.  Such as yourself.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 02:09 | 4991780 Trogdor
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Are you serious?  It amazes me that people can ignore the shit that the Zionists have been heaping on the Palestinians for decades and THEN when they strike back (as feeble as it is), they consider it justification for more slaughter, more oppression, more land grabs, more sniping of civilians, etc, etc. It seems that those "rockets" are pretty damn ineffective - which is what one would expect from home-made munitions - essentially oversized bottle rockets (if there are really any rockets at all - I wouldn't put it past the Israelis to lie about that, too - they have to keep beating the "victim" drum - it's the only song they know).  All you have to look at is how many Zionist civilians have been killed (if any) and you can see how "scary" those rockets must be. What's the ratio?  One Zionist for 100 Palestinians?   But hey, those bottle rockets make great justifications for using DIME munitions, tanks, white phosphorus, attack helicopters, burying people alive when bulldozing homes, and indiscriminate pot-shots at kids playing soccer by bored watchtower snipers, eh?


Kind of makes me wonder how Zionists would pass the time if there was nobody left to murder.....

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:14 | 4988334 Freddie
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And their bankster familes were doing in in Europe in WW1, WW2 and for hundredds of years.  Murdering innocent people for profits.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:32 | 4988448 Greenskeeper_Carl
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no matter how this goes, its sure to cost US tax payers a lot. On one hand, we are giving gaza 47 million in humanitarian aid, or as i would call it, more shit for isreal to blow up and destroy. on the other hand, we are giving isreal billions worth of military equipment to do it with. gotta love funding both sides of a conflict

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:47 | 4988547 BigJim
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The Chinese citizens will give us the money via their omnibenevolent leaders.

Whose nature is eternal, etc.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 17:17 | 4990085 forensicator
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why did newspapers reference 6 million jews, years before the holocaust?

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:00 | 4988244 Wolferl
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I´m pretty sure Heinrich Himmler said something similar to his SS prisoner guards in Auschwitz.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:08 | 4988295 Colonel Klink
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Quote please, because those are Ariel Sharon's words as documented.  Just like these:

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:25 | 4988405 Wolferl
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I´m thinking about Himmler´s "Posen speech"


In German of course, but the bottom line is:


It´s tough to kill people, men, women and children, but since the Germans are a civilized people they did it in a fair way.


Do you spot the similarity?

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:38 | 4988484 Colonel Klink
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Similar in the fact that murder of the innocents is always wrong.  Most of those jews responsible for the growing hatred in Germany were able to flee.  Usually arriving on the shores of America or taking refuge in Switzerland.  The poor Jews who didn't cause the issue paid the price.

Now please explain why Ariel Sharon feels compelled as a world leader to state that they control the government of my nation.  That alone engenders hatred from me because the fractional minority of another country shouldn't have a bearing on what my government does.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:47 | 4988543 Hugh G Rection
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There is nothing wrong with 2% of the population comprising half of the billionaires, having the strongest lobby in DC, controlling our "free" media and banking system.

You probably also have a problem with American soldiers dying in wars for Israel, predicated on an Israeli false flag attack against the US.  Gee whiz, you sound like an anti-Semite!

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:49 | 4988572 BigJim
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Even thinking about such things should be made a Thoughtcrime™

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:11 | 4988611 Colonel Klink
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Reluctantly created since 2008 by their own actions.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:23 | 4989457 Tzanchan
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Yeah Jews control everything so Hugh have all ur $$$ ready to be picked up tomorrow and call your doctor if the boinking doesn't stop after 4 hours...

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 16:05 | 4989697 Colonel Klink
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The money gets automatically collected via the IRS.  No need to have it picked up.  And for your information the boinking has been going on since 1913.  Unfortuately the doctor I'd more than likely reach would be jewish, as is the controlled elected representative I would be instructed to contact.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:02 | 4989336 Kirk2NCC1701
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As a "working assumption", let's assume that's true.  In that case...

What's that say about th 98% of the populace and its secular and clerical leadership/powers, for having ALLOWED this to happen?  "They" look out for their ow, it seems.  The next question is:  Who's looking out for YOU, for the country?  The "Christian" ruling elite?  Please, don't make me have a laughing fit.

It's time to stop only blaming "them".  It's high time we blamed, tarred, feathered, hung, shot or guillotined our so-called "Christian" leaders for high treason.  Then and only then will you see change -- the kind of "Change You Can Believe In":  each ethnic, racial and national group looks after their OWN, and stops making excuses for their own failures.

p.s. Hitler (a "Catholic") was responsible for millions of Atheists and Christians (Catholics and Protestants, lay and clergy) dying in his camps.  E.g., I looked at and analyzed a set of records that the Russians supplied to the West in the 1990s, played some Excel sorting games, and determined that just as many Catholics died in Auschwitz alone as did Jews.  BTW, before some sub-80 IQ ignoramus starts the Denial bullshit, some of the people on that list were in my family tree, but not everyone killed was on the list.  And don't forget about the 14 million Russians (Orthodox Christians) who died fighting Hitler.  Truth can be such a bitch, I know. 

BTW, nothing but NOTHING could have convinced Jews to leave their respective countries and head for Rothschild's Palestine (Balfour Declaration), than Hitler and his NAZIS.  If Hitler wasn't such a sick fuck, he'd have settled for (a) confiscation or forced sale of assets and (b) forced relocation to Palestine.  But then the Rottenchild war-profiteering bankster scum would not have happened, nor the associated rise of the US MIC.

Klink, this is not directed at you specifically, but merely to direct The Argument where is should be directed to:  At Christians who are blaming Jews for their own shortcomings and failures.

When Christians start acting like "Jews", i.e. attack or "kill" each other only in the corporate boardroom, but otherwise work together -- under the basic Principle of "How is this going to help me or my fellow Christians?" -- then and only then are they worthy of respect and trust.  Until that happens, they are (IMO) merely Useful Fools, Useful Tools. 

Darwinism at work, baby.

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