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.
Thank you for keeping the truths available for us to read. I'm forcing myself to watch CNN right now to see what they are reporting. At least "Coopsie" has taken off his helmet (that is hard to watch !). I'll be following what they report as to the "Billery/obama" response. Don't like what I'm hearing so far.
I read that Israel thoroughly bombed the tunnels through which the missiles and other weapons were smuggled, both entrances, exits and in the middle, so it will take some time to replace them.
That's how long the cease fire will last.
The Elephant's Childe
I figure this was all to do with an Iran-Israel confrontation. Test out the missle defenses, knock out Hamas' supplies, and limit Hamas as a second front by putting up a diplomatic block (for what that would be worth). Israel had little to lose. We'll see if they needed it.