We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Earlier, Hilary and other "thinkers" in the Dem-Left phalanx have already sent up trial balloons about "accepting the reality of a nuclear Iran".
It's clear from the "apology tour" that Obama is the type of leftie who's never met a dictator he didn't like.... everyone in his intellectual circles has been projecting their post-colonial "it's all the West's fault" narrative on the Arab-Israeli conflict.
It's also clear that the Palis couldn't contain themselves after Obama's election... they acted on the expectation that militant Muslim attacks on the West will be given a pass by this White House.
Greetings from the coal mine. Right now we Israeli canaries are starting to cough.
There were no signs whatsoever Thursday that Hamas was interested in a cease-fire with Israel at this stage.
In the past rounds of fighting, Hamas leaders used to appeal, both openly and discreetly, to the Egyptians to intervene to achieve another truce with Israel.
But the assassination of Ahmed Jabari, overall commander of Hamas's armed wing, Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, has hurt the Islamist movement so badly that it feels the strong and urgent need to restore its lost dignity.
Moreover, Hamas feels the urgent need to restore the shattered morale of its members and supporters in the aftermath of the elimination of Jabari.
Andreas Fagerbakke @afagerbakke
"This is a life without routine; you never know when the siren will go off. We are exhausted" http://www.ynetnews.com/articles
Almost 13,000 rockets have exploded in southern Israel in under 11 years --yeah, that's a lot of sirens --eleven hours of it would be exhausting --eleven years is getting on toward a crime against humanity.