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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:21 AM

Israel fires warning shots into Syria after shelling: military

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Source: Reuters

Israeli forces fired "warning shots" into Syria on Sunday after stray mortar fire from fighting between Syrian forces and rebels hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel's military said.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/11/us-israel-syria-idUSBRE8AA06J20121111



Israel fires warning shots 'after Syria mortar strike'

Israeli forces say they have fired warning shots into Syria after a mortar round fired from Syria hit an Israeli post in the Golan Heights.

Earlier, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu warned Israel was "ready for any development" on the border with Syria, AFP news agency reported.

The latest incident comes days after an Israeli vehicle was hit by Syrian fire in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

The two countries are formally at war and a UN force patrols the buffer zone.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20288263

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:45 AM

1. Leave it to Netanyahu to throw gasoline on a fire.

He's such a shit ass.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:52 AM

2. Can someone explain to me...

...why the formation of Israel is not the worst foreign relations disaster of the Post War era?

Seriously. (I want it not to be true)

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:39 AM

4. I'm with you, and our unquestioned support of them and foreign aid to them is just a joke.

 

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:18 AM

5. Well....

That era does also include multiple preventable attempted instances of genocide, numerous aggressive wars of imperial expansion, the imperialist backing of unpopular and/or totalitarian regimes, the failure to combat the AIDs crisis, and any number of other really terrible things. Lets not make it into a contest.

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:46 PM

6. The Indo-Pak division is high on the list.

So is the formation of the Eastern bloc. We're not done with the wreckage from that disaster. The formation of Pakistan, though, has the greatest chances to be the disaster that just keeps on festering.

The Israeli-Palestinian refugee problem pales in comparison to the other relocations and dislocations in the years following WWII. Poles, Germans, Slovenes, Italians, S. Asian Muslims and S. Asian Hindus.

The original problem in both the Israeli-Palestinian and the Pakistan situation isn't the current problem. The real problem is the response to the original problem. That could be fixed. But nobody has the balls to do it because we're obsessed about form and think it's substance. We've all become fools. Not wise fools, just plain fools.

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Response to Igel (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:30 PM

7. Yeah, I'd rate either of those fiascos higher (lower?) on the list as well.

The US isn't as directly involved in those anymore, though, so they're off the mental radar.

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 06:59 AM

9. Besides letting the Soviet Union occupy and control all of Eastern Europe?

or the partition of India that killed a million people and led to four wars?

Or supporting the restoration of France's control in Vietnam?

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:59 AM

3. Netanyahu has just been itching for any excuse he can find to go to war

Fortunately, cooler heads have prevented him from going to war against Iran. Is he going to use this stray fire as an excuse to take out his warmongering frustrations on Syria?

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:58 AM

8. The situation in Syria is so explosive that I'm not surprised to see it spread.

The tensions in the Middle East are so high right now that not much would surprise me and it scares me witless. They need more peacekeepers than just at the borders, but I can't see anyone going in the way things are right now. The situation in Syria is beyond tragic...

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