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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:56 PM

Israel-Gaza Ceasefire Comes with Pledge from Obama to Seek More Defense Aid for Israel

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr announced ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. There was no signed agreement. The ceasefire is essentially “quiet in exchange for quiet,” as one Israeli diplomatic source put it.

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The statement from President Barack Obama’s administration that was given to the press indicated the administration would “use the opportunity offered by a ceasefire to intensify efforts to help Israel address its security needs, especially the issue of the smuggling of weapons and explosives into Gaza.” President Obama would also seek ”additional funding for Iron Dome and other US-Israel missile defense programs.” According to Haaretz, this was part of conversations that led Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to decide to give a ceasefire “a chance” to possibly help “stabilize” the situation “before exerting more force.”

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http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2012/11/21/israel-gaza-ceasefire-comes-with-pledge-from-obama-to-seek-more-defense-aid-for-israel/

OP COMMENT: First mention I heard of this was on NBC's evening news and 'who the hell'...didn't see this coming.

Fire up the printing press...more $$$ needed.

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Purveyor Nov 2012 OP
marmar Nov 2012 #1
Enrique Nov 2012 #2
Fire Walk With Me Nov 2012 #3
bunnies Nov 2012 #5
former-republican Nov 2012 #4

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:58 PM

1. Militarization eventually bankrupts all empires. Nobody ever seems to learn.

nt

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:05 PM

2. makes you wonder why Hamas would agree to this

as someone who honestly doesn't think I know the answer to "who started it", I'm thinking, if Hamas started it, then why would they agree to end it on terms that only benefit Israel?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:44 PM

3. Endless money for a nutjob, warmongering insane Israeli government but WE have to cut social program

 

because of that "fiscal cliff" BULLSHIT.

It's all about the money. And he who is raking it in, calls the shots,.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:50 PM

5. ^this^

well said.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:47 PM

4. More money for Israel ! yipeeeeeeeeee

 

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