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… Interesting News [#Hamastan]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,January 8th,2017

.. the idiots in Hamastan made a play , or tried to , for the PA ‘ s turf …

.. this would have turned even more territory towards hamas (and Iran) …

.. the threat is still there , but has evidently been nipped in the bud . For now , things are safe , for the moment …

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news …

.. Hamas may yet still make a play for the West Bank crew . it would make itself a much greater threat to Isreal if it had , or did …

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… Israel should Go for the Jugular [#Hamas]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,January 5th,2017

.. PM Bibi & Co made a serious mistake …

.. it is Hamas ‘ goal to humiliate Israel . Eventually , Hamas wants to destroy Israel , and murder every single Israeli . Get it …

.. [h/t — Debka.com]..
.. [link] to the intel report …

.. The Israelis need to go after Hamas , root and branch . Quit pussyfooting around . Go in and get them . Destroy them and their command structure …

.. End the war on your terms , not on theirs . Deliver the coup de grace , and pound them into dust ….

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… the Kurds may Shoot for Independence … under Turkish Protection …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,December 30th,2016

.. and with Israeli support ..

.. those folks , both in Jerusalem and in Ankara , know the score . They know that our current scourge , the ObamaCraps , are a unique aberration . They know what to expect from the GOP and most wings of the Republican party . They also understand most wings of the DemoCrap party , as well . The problem is the ObamaCraps . However , they are one than can cause a great deal of damage before they go …

.. the Kurds know the new score . The Iranians may not be all that wild about Kurdish independence . They may have adjusted to it , because it also solves certain ” problems ” for Iranian minorities . The Turks are in a similar position , but not as forgiving . They may well let a chunk of their Kurds go , but not all . They also may not be thrilled with it , but can help gain a lot of ” street cred ” with the Kurdish people by helping ” midwife ” the process . The problem : The ObamaCraps , who else ? …

.. [h/t — HotAir]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. JohnBoy Kerry and his gang may not want an independent Kurdistan . Right now , given their lack of military and diplomatic heft in the region , there may not be a whole lot that the US State Department can do about it …

.. not too long ago , ” Uncle Joe ” Biden was talking about the three – way partition of Iraq . It looks as if he just may well get his wish …

.. [update] — the Pesh Merga will have to deal with I.S.I.L. first . Hopefully , the ObamaCraps (or , some really rich folks of Kurdish descent) will wake up and help them …

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… Would Vlad the Imperialist be That Crazy ?? [#attacking Ukraine]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,June 1st,2016

.. even given the political chaos in Kiev , Ukraine ‘ s military has proven to be no soft touch …

.. so far , Ukraine ‘ Army has fought very effectively and quickly to retake rebel – held lands in the east . The rebels have fought very poorly , and even the Russian – speaking areas have not exactly taken to the rebels . So what may happen next ? …

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news …

.. a good bit of the calculation comes from how Putin thinks about POTUS . The Europeans are , for the most part , very weak . They have denuded their defenses , and are also heavily dependent on Russian gas and oil . So , other than the U.K. and France , most of Europe is no big whoopee … the U.S. is another matter …

.. it is not the U.S. military that worries Putin . He knows that Russia is militarily no match for the U.S. . However , geopolitically , Obama is no match for Putin . That is the danger of miscalculation …

.. Putin has to be very careful . The danger of a miscalculation is ever – present . If he goof , there could be a war …. and military confrontation ….

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… What I expect — Yemen [#Saudi Arabia]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,February 18th,2015

.. I believe that the Saudis are going to come after the Yemenis .

.. not openly . No , they are not that stupid or foolish .

.. however , they have [I believe] many Shiite allies , even in Yemen . They obvious do not like what has happened in their country . They will want to act and return to power in Saa’na . But how ? …

.. [h/t — DebkaFiles.com]..
.. [link] to the intelligence report …

.. but they will make sure that Iran knows it …

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… What are They Thinking ?!?! [#dumping illegal immigrant kids in Az]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,June 25th,2014

.. you heard it right .

.. the Feds [no , not the Mexican Federales] (our Feds) are dumping illegals at bus stops in Arizona .

.. I have always had an innate belief in Sheriff Joe Arpaio . He is one tough customer . He is an old – school lawman . He does not mess around . He tells it how it is … My belief is even stronger now …

.. [h/t — Newsmax]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. Arizona ‘ s counties are as large as you can imagine . They are , on average , around 9,000 to 9,600 square miles each . Arizona has 15 counties , unlike my home state of Ohio [of similar size] , which has 88 . Their sheriffs and their departments have a lot of ground to patrol , so they are wired into stuff like this . Ohio is in the Great Lakes , and borders Canada , which is peaceful . Arizona is in the Southwest , and borders Mexico . Their border is not peaceful , not at all . So , guess who I believe ?

.. the Feds ? , or Sheriff Joe ?

.. easy call –> Sheriff Joe Arpaio , by a mile …

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… Thankfully , Israel has a new President …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,June 23rd,2014

.. and this one has some serious stones ..

.. for the last 5 years , Israel has been stuck with a peachnik President . Thankfully , Israel is a parliamentary democracy . The head of state has virtually no powers in government at all . It is more a political plumb than anything else …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the article..

..With the recent election of Israel’s new nationalist President, Reuven (Ruby) Rivlin, the world will see a very strong Israeli leader with a very different vision of peace. Rivlin is a member of the same political party as Netanyahu – and while the position is largely ceremonial, Rivlin is expected to be quite visible on the world’s scene.

Ruby Rivlin (president of Israel)

Who is Rivlin? A man who was born in Jerusalem and considers himself a life-long follower of Ze’ev Jabotinsky, the ideological forefather of the Likud Party, and the “No Land For Peace” advocates in Israeli political life. Rivlin – rightfully – believes that this conflict is a fundamental conflict which will be solved “only after we solve the Arab-Jewish conflict and can be confident that the Arab countries recognize Israel and our right to live here in security..” Rivlin will not apologize for Israel being a strong, sovereign nation.

Rivlin’s vision of peace is peace through strength. As he said, “We have returned to our homeland over the past 200 years in order to stay here. We want real peace, not fake, short-term ‘Peace Now,’ which is liable to be nothing more than an illusion.”

Ze’ev Jabotinsky – the ideological forefather of the Likud – said many years ago, and it remains true today, “The Jewish people – all of us, 100 percent want peace.”

Peace cannot be accomplished with extremists who kidnap teenage boys. Survival is more important than anything else.

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… A Strange and Warped Sense of Priorities …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,June 21st,2014

.. it is Obama .

.. always Obama .

.. everyone under the bus but His Lordship …

branco cartoon (obama warped sense of priorities)

.. [h/t — Comicallyincorrect]..
.. [link] to the cartoon …

.. how sick is this ?!?!?

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… We Should Help Ukraine …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,March 30th,2014

.. we should send both a financial mission , in order to begin to help to straighten out their finances … we should do more …

.. we should send a military mission . We should send military aid , in the form of military trainers (advisers) in order to bring the quality of Ukraine ‘ s military up to strength . Also , advise them to begin the formation of a Marine Corps – style force in order to augment their army . We should consider selling them arms (small arms at first , bigger to come) to bring up the professional level of their military up towards NATO standards …

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]..
.. [link] to the commentary …

.. Dr. Krauthammer is right . He usually is . Doing most , if not all  , of the above would help Ukraine ‘ s spirits a  great deal . It would also send a clear signal , as well as a warning shot across the bow , to Vladimir Vladimirovich [Putin] …

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… Ouch [Garry Kasparov ‘ s Zingers] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,March 26th,2014

.. this is a real zinger , especially given the source .

.. Garry , you really hit the mark ! Carter is no genius , but he does indeed look like Churchill in comparison to POTUS . Carter had a strong attachment to the pursuit of human rights , at times to his and our nation ‘ s detriment . Iran is the classic example .

.. Shah Reza Pahlavi was no choir boy . He never pretended to be one . He also had no qualms about kicking butt to keep order . His internal security service , the Savak , was ruthlessly efficient in doing its job . However , they look like a bunch of choirboys in comparison to the Mullahs of Qum and the Revolutionary Guards Corps and the Al Quds forces . Iran under the Shah was a strong U.S. ally . Iran under the Mullahs is a U.S. enemy , hot in pursuit of a nuclear weapon …

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

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… Vladimir Putin is not a Chessmaster …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,March 16th,2014

.. but he is playing a weak hand in a very strong fashion .

.. Russia ‘ s military is sorely in need of reform . Its navy is modernizing , but needs years of investment in its surface fleet and its training regime . The Russian Air Force is easily the most modern . It has a great deal of territory to cover , but does so with a small fleet of aircraft and aircrews . It could be larger , if Russia could afford it .

.. The Russian army is still sorely in need of a major overhaul . Russia ‘ s enlisted forces are largely a conscript force . The average Russian has to serve a 2 year hitch , and draft evasion is rampant . It would serve Russia well to convert to an all – volunteer force . At least then they would know that the people there are there willingly , and will serve their tours of duty .

.. Putin does not have as strong a force as he thinks that he might have . However , he is facing off against a very , very , very weak customer in Barack Obama . Obama is a wuss , and has no idea of strategic concepts , strategic planning , or leadership . Putin does , and is doing so to his best . If Putin were facing off against someone stronger , well then … . Well , he is not , and is taking maximum advantage …

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… Has the State Department gone Crazy …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,March 16th,2014

.. Israel is a Jewish state …. it is the homeland of the Jewish people …

.. for the Palestinians to reach an honest peace with Israel , they will indeed have to recognize them as a Jewish state , indeed as the Jewish homeland …

.. for the Department of State to say what it has and stand the way that it evidently does is colossaly idiotic and immoral …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the quote and video …

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… the Wages of Sin , the Wages of …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,March 12th,2014

… you can guess ??

.. it is weakness .

.. what is happening now in Eastern Europe is sick and disgusting . we look as a nation like a bunch of weak – kneed fools because of POTUS and his lack of action and lack of foresight …

.. what is  worse is that Russia could end up getting the eastern part of  Ukraine , as well . The Ukrainians may  well not want that to happen ,  but whether they can do something about it is really open to question .

.. my prayers are with Ukraine and the Ukrainian people … all of  them . They are in a tough nut  , and they are  certainly not going  to get  much help from  the Europeans , or  from  the U.S.  ….

.. [h/t — NationalReview]..

.. [link] to the article …

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… ObamaCraps in Fantasyland …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,March 12th,2014

.. so what else is new ?

.. these idiots have their heads waaaay up their ” [bleeps] . ” They seem to think that negotiations will solve anything . They cannot see and do not see that it takes resolution and resolve to get the message through to the Russians .

.. the Russians are behaving rationaly . At least right now , they are doing so . Putin thinks that the U.S. and the E.U. are toothless ; right now , he may well be right . The big question is , what is he going to try to get away with next ?

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]..
.. [link] to Colonel Peters ‘ comments …

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… Bibi at AIPAC …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,March 11th,2014

.. it took awhile to find a quality link to video of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ‘ s speech at this year ‘ s A.I.P.A.C. conference here in Washington , D.C. . But , I got it …

.. thank you to Professor William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection . They put out and put up really quality stuff …

.. I got a chance to watch the speech by Bibi . Wow ! It had been awhile since I had heard him speak to an American audience . I forgot that he worked quite a few years here in the U.S. in Massachusettes , in some cases with Bain Capital and Mitt Romney …

.. [h/t — LegalInsurrection]..
.. [link] to the speech video …

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