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Susan Rice: Gaza death toll ‘alarming’
« on: July 28, 2014, 03:05:22 PM »
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 Susan Rice: Gaza death toll ‘alarming’
By: Jonathan Topaz
July 28, 2014 01:46 PM EDT

National Security Adviser Susan Rice on Monday said the civilian death toll in Gaza is “alarming.”

Appearing on MSNBC, the top White House adviser first said that the Obama administration “fully supports” Israel’s right to defend itself against threats like those from Hamas.

“It’s the U.S. view, as well, that the death toll and the civilian toll in Gaza is rising in an alarming pace,” Rice continued. “It’s a concern that is grave and deepening on the part of the United States, the American people and the entire international community.”

Rice proceeded to call for “an immediate, unconditional humanitarian cease-fire,” echoing what President Barack Obama and his top officials have said in recent days.



Her comments come amid reports of increased tensions between the administration and the Israeli government and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Obama spoke with Netanyahu on the phone Sunday to push for a cease-fire, but the prime minister has not signaled an immediate embrace of the idea, saying on the Sunday talk shows that Hamas has not been a willing partner in previous cease-fires and will only abide by them when it is in its strategic advantage. The Financial Times reported that the Israeli government was particularly upset with Secretary of State John Kerry’s efforts to set up a peace deal.

Rice insisted on Monday that the White House and Netanyahu were on the same page in calling for a cease-fire. “That is what Prime Minister Netanyahu has repeatedly told the president he seeks. So we are together in trying to achieve that objective,” she told host Andrea Mitchell.

The lopsided death toll in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has come under increased scrutiny as the conflict has worn on. The Associated Press reported Saturday night that 1,047 Palestinians had died since the conflict began, with more than 6,000 wounded, compared with fewer than 50 Israelis. The United Nations estimated last week that 75 percent of those Palestinians who had been killed were civilians.

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Re: Susan Rice: Gaza death toll ‘alarming’
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2014, 03:30:50 PM »
I don't recall these idiots complaining about lopsided death tolls when the US was going after al-qaeda in Afghanistan or finishing up business in Iraq.  A lopsided death toll is to be expected when (a) the Israelis, like the US, are technologically superior to their opponents, and (b) Palestinians are either voluntarily putting themselves in harm's way or are being used as human shields by the Hamas terrorists.
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Re: Susan Rice: Gaza death toll ‘alarming’
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2014, 04:24:22 PM »
What is 'alarming' is any support for Hamas.


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Re: Susan Rice: Gaza death toll ‘alarming’
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2014, 04:56:35 PM »
In a conflict, the alarming demise of your enemy is the goal.

Israel wins, decisively. She doesn't approve, or desire that endpoint.

Tuf.

The international "laws of warfare" derive primarily from Catholic pronouncements, and include the concept of proportionality.

Of course Islamic beheadings, and suicide bombing of civilians violate said laws, as well.
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Re: Susan Rice: Gaza death toll ‘alarming’
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2014, 04:59:53 PM »
She is calling on Israel to cease fire, not Hamas.  In fact, Obama wants Israel to stop shooting back completely, while allowing Hamas all the latitude it needs to more easily rearm for the next go-round.

No wonder Bibi made the rounds of all the Sunday shows yesterday.  The reaction this morning is all about that.  No criticism of Kerry whatsoever, because this Administration not only has no problem with the proposal Kerry was working on in Paris, they supported his efforts!

This just keeps getting worse.  What's next from Obama?? Direct sanctions against Israel??


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Re: Susan Rice: Gaza death toll ‘alarming’
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2014, 05:07:13 PM »
She is calling on Israel to cease fire, not Hamas.  In fact, Obama wants Israel to stop shooting back completely, while allowing Hamas all the latitude it needs to more easily rearm for the next go-round.

No wonder Bibi made the rounds of all the Sunday shows yesterday.  The reaction this morning is all about that.  No criticism of Kerry whatsoever, because this Administration not only has no problem with the proposal Kerry was working on in Paris, they supported his efforts!

This just keeps getting worse.  What's next from Obama?? Direct sanctions against Israel??
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Re: Susan Rice: Gaza death toll ‘alarming’
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2014, 11:31:16 AM »


This just keeps getting worse.  What's next from Obama?? Direct sanctions against Israel??
Wouldn't surprise me a bit. 


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Re: Susan Rice: Gaza death toll ‘alarming’
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2014, 08:52:57 PM »
Chieftan wrote above:
[[ What's next from Obama?? Direct sanctions against Israel?? ]]

Ahem.... would that be "impeachable" ??

Would anything he did be ??

If the answer is "no", well.... then he can do anything he wants.
Anything at all.

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Re: Susan Rice: Gaza death toll ‘alarming’
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2014, 09:16:04 PM »
Chieftan wrote above:
[[ What's next from Obama?? Direct sanctions against Israel?? ]]

Ahem.... would that be "impeachable" ??

Would anything he did be ??

If the answer is "no", well.... then he can do anything he wants.
Anything at all.

Because no one is willing to do what's necessary to stop him.

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Re: Susan Rice: Gaza death toll ‘alarming’
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2014, 09:47:31 PM »
Certain people would do well to remember the Sword of Gideon.  There are certain states with the power to address vengeance across borders.

The Messianic John Fing Kerry would do well to keep that in mind the next time he decides to go stick his nose where it doesn't belong.  It would be terrible to have a "technical malfunction" in an Iron Dome battery just as his official plane was on short final into Tel Aviv.....



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