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Before Oct. 7, analysts were fretting more about the West Bank, not Gaza, as the potential spark for an explosion of Israeli and Palestinian violence. The calendar year had seen a surge in violence involving Palestinians and Israeli settlers — the latter emboldened by a coterie of influential far-right ministers holding top positions in the cabinet of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Human rights groups tracked an escalation in attacks by armed setters, who stormed through Palestinian villages, vandalized Palestinian property and destroyed Palestinian crops. A tense security environment saw an uptick in Palestinian militancy, with Israel’s military deploying the bulk of its manpower to counter perceived threats in the West Bank.

Even before the Islamist group Hamas’s bloody rampage through southern Israeli towns and kibbutzim three weeks ago, which triggered a punishing, brutal Israeli response, 2023 was the deadliest year for Palestinians in the West Bank in two decades. But in the aftermath of the deadliest day in Israel’s history, the scales have tipped even further. In the shadow of the war in Gaza, Israeli settlers have ramped up their attacks on Palestinian communities in the West Bank. Groups of settler vigilantes, some roaming around on ATVs, have set fire to Palestinian homes. A Palestinian man harvesting olives was gunned down by a Jewish settler this weekend.

 

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Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen have declared war on Israel.

Also, Israel bombed a refugee camp in Gaza in order to kill a Hamas commander. I'm sure that will help things not escalate even further. 

Inching closer and closer to a full-scale, regional war. Question then becomes how much of the rest of the world decides to get involved.

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3 minutes ago, hawkstwelve said:

Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen have declared war on Israel.

Also, Israel bombed a refugee camp in Gaza in order to kill a Hamas commander. I'm sure that will help things not escalate even further. 

Inching closer and closer to a full-scale, regional war. Question then becomes how much of the rest of the world decides to get involved.

Hamas is literally hiding EVERYWHERE!

I talked to a sociologist, and after I told him what was going on in the Middle East, we agreed that Hamas is intentionally trying to make Israel commit war crimes by committing their own war crimes (one of them is forcing civilians to stay against their will), then playing the victim card.

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Armageddon is upon us. We must all now prepare to DIE.

 

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2022-23: 95.0"                      2022-23: 17.39"

2021-22: 52.6"                    2021-22: 91.46" 

2020-21: 12.0"                    2020-21: 71.59"

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"                  2013-14: 62.30
2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

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Will Israel deploy nuclear weapons in self defense? Might be a good time to utilize the arsenal. 

Snowfall                                  Precip

2022-23: 95.0"                      2022-23: 17.39"

2021-22: 52.6"                    2021-22: 91.46" 

2020-21: 12.0"                    2020-21: 71.59"

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"                  2013-14: 62.30
2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

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8 minutes ago, Iceresistance said:

Hamas is literally hiding EVERYWHERE!

I talked to a sociologist, and after I told him what was going on in the Middle East, we agreed that Hamas is intentionally trying to make Israel commit war crimes by committing their own war crimes (one of them is forcing civilians to stay against their will), then playing the victim card.

Perhaps you are unfamiliar with guerrilla warfare?  It is the logical tactic to take when one is clearly overpowered in traditional combat.

Nobody is making anyone commit war crimes.  It's a conscious decision based on the venerable "What's the UN going to do about it?" mentality.

Spoiler alert: The UN will "blah blah blah" and do nothing, like always.  Going after Hamas?  Not a long life expectancy for individual fighters.  Going after Israel?  LOL!!!  The U.S. will play point for them with veto power.

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Just now, roadtonowhere08 said:

Perhaps you are unfamiliar with guerrilla warfare?  It is the logical tactic to take when one is clearly overpowered in traditional combat.

Nobody is making anyone commit war crimes.  It's a conscious decision based on the venerable "What's the UN going to do about it?" mentality.

Spoiler alert: Not a D**n thing.  Going after Hamas?  Not a long life expectancy for individual fighters.  Going after Israel?  LOL!!!

Yes, I am unfamiliar with guerrilla warfare...

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War is a crime, A stain on humanity. By definition it is evil. But you cannot fault Israel when their backs are against the wall. This has all been prophesied for thousands of years. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2022-23: 95.0"                      2022-23: 17.39"

2021-22: 52.6"                    2021-22: 91.46" 

2020-21: 12.0"                    2020-21: 71.59"

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"                  2013-14: 62.30
2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

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1 minute ago, roadtonowhere08 said:

Oh, FFS!  Even when he on ignore, I cannot escape the lunacy!

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2022-23: 95.0"                      2022-23: 17.39"

2021-22: 52.6"                    2021-22: 91.46" 

2020-21: 12.0"                    2020-21: 71.59"

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"                  2013-14: 62.30
2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

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1 minute ago, roadtonowhere08 said:

It was how a clearly outmatched Vietcong sent the U.S. packing at the end of the Vietnam War.  Check out Wikipedia when you have the time.

Superior knowledge of the landscape combined with Snipers is also how they won against the USA.

 

The USA was also facing an unpopular war, so it was a perfect storm against the USA.

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2 minutes ago, Iceresistance said:

Also don't read the Drudge Report.

Snowfall                                  Precip

2022-23: 95.0"                      2022-23: 17.39"

2021-22: 52.6"                    2021-22: 91.46" 

2020-21: 12.0"                    2020-21: 71.59"

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"                  2013-14: 62.30
2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

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2 minutes ago, Iceresistance said:

What happened? 😨

Just super sensational. 

Snowfall                                  Precip

2022-23: 95.0"                      2022-23: 17.39"

2021-22: 52.6"                    2021-22: 91.46" 

2020-21: 12.0"                    2020-21: 71.59"

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"                  2013-14: 62.30
2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 
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Snowfall                                  Precip

2022-23: 95.0"                      2022-23: 17.39"

2021-22: 52.6"                    2021-22: 91.46" 

2020-21: 12.0"                    2020-21: 71.59"

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"                  2013-14: 62.30
2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 
Fighting the good fight against weather evil.

 

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TikTok does not do much of anything to stop the hate, and has History mostly forgotten the Holocaust??

99-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Receives 1,000 Antisemitic Messages - America Insider

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2 hours ago, Iceresistance said:

TikTok does not do much of anything to stop the hate, and has History mostly forgotten the Holocaust??

99-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Receives 1,000 Antisemitic Messages - America Insider

Yeah apparently the Chinese version of TikTok is pushing a lot of antisemitism. China was once a safe harbor for Jews escaping the nazis. 

Snowfall                                  Precip

2022-23: 95.0"                      2022-23: 17.39"

2021-22: 52.6"                    2021-22: 91.46" 

2020-21: 12.0"                    2020-21: 71.59"

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"                  2013-14: 62.30
2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 
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11 minutes ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

Yeah apparently the Chinese version of TikTok is pushing a lot of antisemitism. China was once a safe harbor for Jews escaping the nazis. 

Not just Chinese, it's all over the world...

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Might be the pessimist in me but it would not surprise me at all if China takes this as an opportunity to move on Taiwan. There's already been news articles about how the US and European ammunition and weaponry stockpile is getting low between supplying Ukraine and Israel. What better way to stretch US resources and capabilities then to have the new axis of evil (primarily China, Russia, and Iran) stage a multi-war period where we couldn't possibly be in all three places at once. 

Russia kicks it off with Ukraine, then Iran kicks it off in the Middle East with Israel, followed by China kicking it off in Taiwan. We are in a dangerous period right now. 

https://thehill.com/policy/defense/4286923-china-sends-dozens-of-military-aircraft-ships-near-taiwan/

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27 minutes ago, hawkstwelve said:

Might be the pessimist in me but it would not surprise me at all if China takes this as an opportunity to move on Taiwan. There's already been news articles about how the US and European ammunition and weaponry stockpile is getting low between supplying Ukraine and Israel. What better way to stretch US resources and capabilities then to have the new axis of evil (primarily China, Russia, and Iran) stage a multi-war period where we couldn't possibly be in all three places at once. 

Russia kicks it off with Ukraine, then Iran kicks it off in the Middle East with Israel, followed by China kicking it off in Taiwan. We are in a dangerous period right now. 

https://thehill.com/policy/defense/4286923-china-sends-dozens-of-military-aircraft-ships-near-taiwan/

Most dangerous since the 1960s... 😨

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1 hour ago, hawkstwelve said:

Might be the pessimist in me but it would not surprise me at all if China takes this as an opportunity to move on Taiwan. There's already been news articles about how the US and European ammunition and weaponry stockpile is getting low between supplying Ukraine and Israel. What better way to stretch US resources and capabilities then to have the new axis of evil (primarily China, Russia, and Iran) stage a multi-war period where we couldn't possibly be in all three places at once. 

Russia kicks it off with Ukraine, then Iran kicks it off in the Middle East with Israel, followed by China kicking it off in Taiwan. We are in a dangerous period right now. 

https://thehill.com/policy/defense/4286923-china-sends-dozens-of-military-aircraft-ships-near-taiwan/

On the other hand, imagine the signal sent to China if the West had just let Putin annex Ukraine. Sometimes, there are no easy answers.

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This is sad and scary even here in the U.S. and I don't blame her and other Jews one bit. Our leftist cities have a lot of  Nazi-like  anti-semites and it's only getting worse with all the illegals pouring across the our border! I wouldn't feel safe even in any of our top universities. 

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Hamas is reported to have approx 200 hostages yet our Commander and Chief has not stood up and demanded in no uncertain terms to release them or face harsher consequences    
He and Kamala have been conspicuously  mild through this  what’s our end game, anyway? 


https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/what-do-we-now-about-hamas-hostages-2023-10-19/

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2 hours ago, Andie said:

Hamas is reported to have approx 200 hostages yet our Commander and Chief has not stood up and demanded in no uncertain terms to release them or face harsher consequences    
He and Kamala have been conspicuously  mild through this  what’s our end game, anyway? 


https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/what-do-we-now-about-hamas-hostages-2023-10-19/

Avoid WWIII?

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One more article stating the obvious: You do not kill ideas with bombs!

https://www.cnn.com/2023/11/01/opinions/israel-flawed-strategy-defeating-hamas-pape/index.html

"There is an alternative: now, not later, start the political process toward a pathway to a Palestinian state, and create a viable political alternative for Palestinians to Hamas."

Something Israel either forgets or does not care about is the fact that those living in the Gaza strip are descendants of those who had their and stolen from them in the first half of the 20th century.  Gaza is literally a multi-generational refugee camp.  Hard feelings don't go away through force.

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30 minutes ago, roadtonowhere08 said:

One more article stating the obvious: You do not kill ideas with bombs!

https://www.cnn.com/2023/11/01/opinions/israel-flawed-strategy-defeating-hamas-pape/index.html

"There is an alternative: now, not later, start the political process toward a pathway to a Palestinian state, and create a viable political alternative for Palestinians to Hamas."

Something Israel either forgets or does not care about is the fact that those living in the Gaza strip are descendants of those who had their and stolen from them in the first half of the 20th century.  Gaza is literally a multi-generational refugee camp.  Hard feelings don't go away through force.

Seriously, this. I have nothing against destroying Hamas. I just doubt Hamas will be destroyed by the current conflict. And if, contrary to my expectations, it is, then some other organization will just rise to take its place… and it may well be even worse.

It's called clown range for a reason.

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