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Israel Taking Steps To Mobilize Up To 75,000 Reservists
CNBC ^ | November 16, 2012 | Reuters

Posted on 11/16/2012 10:37:33 AM PST by Fennie

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Defence Minister Ehud Barak sought government approval on Friday to mobilize up to 75,000 reserve troops for Israel's Gaza campaign, political sources said, in a sign of preparations for a possible ground offensive.

The sources, speaking after Palestinian rockets were fired at Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, said ministers were being polled by telephone by the cabinet secretary to approve the call-up.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnbc.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: gaza; hamas; islam; israel

1 posted on 11/16/2012 10:37:43 AM PST by Fennie
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To: Fennie

Arab Spring brings Nuclear Winter .. 4 more years? if we’re lucky, 4 more weeks.


2 posted on 11/16/2012 10:40:42 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Fennie

It was 30,000 earlier. Things are ramping up.

Go Israel!


3 posted on 11/16/2012 10:46:59 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Fennie

And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many...


4 posted on 11/16/2012 10:47:22 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Looks like a major operation is about to begin. Israel has some awesome tanks, btw. Merkava or something.


5 posted on 11/16/2012 10:50:21 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: NormsRevenge

Islam (Palestinians,Egypt etc) attack cause they know a muslim Obama is in the white house and won’t do anything.


6 posted on 11/16/2012 10:53:12 AM PST by rurgan (give laws an expiration date:so the congress has to review every 4 years to see if needed)
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To: Fennie

7 posted on 11/16/2012 10:55:07 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: Fennie

What choice does Israel have?

If all the entities wetting themselves over Israel’s current actions had been spending 1/10th as much time dumping on the Arabs in the Gaza Strip for firing rockets into Israel, we wouldn’t have this situation.

The blame goes much further than the people in Gaza.

Europe, Egypt, where were you guys on this two weeks ago?

Crickets...


8 posted on 11/16/2012 10:57:57 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: Fennie

“Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother.” - General Moshe Dayan


9 posted on 11/16/2012 11:00:44 AM PST by TSgt (...voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Go Israel.. pound em into oblivion.


10 posted on 11/16/2012 11:13:08 AM PST by eak3
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To: NormsRevenge
To be more accurate....

It's the Arab/al-queda Spring

11 posted on 11/16/2012 11:22:19 AM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Nachum; KC_Lion; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fennie

From Prime Minster Netanyahu:
"I saw today a picture of a bleeding Israeli baby. This picture says it all: Hamas deliberately targets our children, and they deliberately place their rockets next to their children. Despite this reality, and it’s a very difficult reality, Israel will continue to do everything in its power to avoid civilian casualties."

12 posted on 11/16/2012 11:24:38 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx
Makes me both sick and sad.

Brotherhood killings


13 posted on 11/16/2012 12:33:49 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: rurgan
I'm afraid that the Palestinians will go to the UN and ask for help. The US will respond against Israel.
14 posted on 11/16/2012 12:37:13 PM PST by USAF80
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To: USAF80

It appears Obama’s foreign policy plan is going according to schedule. He knew exactly what he was doing when those in power fell throughout the Middle East

What is the end game? That is the real question.


15 posted on 11/16/2012 1:06:12 PM PST by silentknight
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To: USAF80

If the US tries to take on Israel, UN or no, there will be a lot of US casualties.

We can’t even secure Afghanistan after trying for 10 years, shooting at Israeli defenders is a death sentence for US troops. The Israelis will not have restrictive ROEs, and will hit hard the first time.

See also USS Liberty incident.


16 posted on 11/16/2012 1:11:47 PM PST by wrench
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To: silentknight

The Muslim Brotherhood just got into the act. They are being patient now but I’m sure they will be mobilizing their forces in the next couple of days.

They will get another arse whupping though.


17 posted on 11/16/2012 1:17:24 PM PST by USAF80
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To: USAF80

We might not support Israel, but there is no way we would actually start a shooting war with them.


18 posted on 11/16/2012 1:22:21 PM PST by EEGator
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To: EEGator

Just push them into the sea...or back into Egypt...


19 posted on 11/16/2012 1:39:45 PM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

I prefer the first.


20 posted on 11/16/2012 2:29:11 PM PST by EEGator
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To: EEGator
We might not support Israel, but there is no way we would actually start a shooting war with them.

The US will have its hands full when the Iran verses Israel War lights up. And we are going to have Obama commanding all our troops in harms way. What a cluster puck. We told them this had to be done during the last two years of GWB. But no, Bush Lied and People Died. Well guess what, when Iran and Israel square off now, you wont even be able to count the dead.

21 posted on 11/16/2012 4:36:36 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: USAF80
The US will respond against Israel.

Seems like certain US general officers have been responding in a different theater.

23 posted on 11/16/2012 7:07:13 PM PST by aposiopetic
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To: KC_Lion

Obama: “Wag the Jew”!


24 posted on 11/16/2012 7:18:14 PM PST by jaz.357 ( *Luke 6:43-45* Twas Ever Thus!)
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To: rockybalmon

Iran has stated plainly, that they will attack US forces across the board, if Israel attacks them. We will have no choice. Assumed everyone was aware of that.


25 posted on 11/16/2012 7:48:14 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: GeronL
Merkeva (Chariot) Mark 1, 2 and 3.
27 posted on 11/17/2012 12:32:34 AM PST by Netz (Netz)
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To: Netz
Israel if they really took the gloves off could inflict some serious damage to region. That is if the take the gloves off. They pull the same stunt like they did a few years ago in Lebanon and they are likely to take a few dozen casualties and go home tail between its legs again, This is not your Father's 1967 rapid dog Israel, you have a secular state of Sabras which seem to want to fornicate, dance and smoke cigarettes than fight for national survival.
28 posted on 11/17/2012 8:20:23 AM PST by pburgh01
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To: Netz
Israel if they really took the gloves off could inflict some serious damage to region. That is if the take the gloves off. They pull the same stunt like they did a few years ago in Lebanon and they are likely to take a few dozen casualties and go home tail between its legs again, This is not your Father's 1967 rapid dog Israel, you have a secular state of Sabras which seem to want to fornicate, dance and smoke cigarettes more than fight for national survival.
29 posted on 11/17/2012 8:20:54 AM PST by pburgh01
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To: Fennie

Israel should just give em 72 hours to evacuate and claim it as Israeli territory ...to be used immediately for Nuclear Testing, and level it NOW.

don’t waste time and lives going house to house damit!


30 posted on 11/17/2012 9:04:56 AM PST by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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31 posted on 11/17/2012 5:30:34 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Fennie

While recognizing the historical grievances of the Palestinian people, there’s no question that Israel is in the right here. I mean, at this point what do libs want Israel to do? They’re bombing freaking Tel Aviv. Israel has to respond. What’s more, it’s time to recognize that the Palestinian intransigence in accepting the simple right of Israel to exist has given rise to a natural right on the part of Israel to do whatever is necessary to terminate the threat with extreme prejudice. I hate to say that, I my heart goes out to innocent victims on both sides, but I see no way other than massive, historically-decisive retaliation at this point.


32 posted on 11/17/2012 6:17:35 PM PST by Gluteus Maximus
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To: pburgh01
On the eve of the Yom Kippur war in 1973 many claimed that the Israeli youth were decadent and influenced by the Hippies - that they are incapable of fighting and in the end they fought like dogs and mauled the Egyptian and Syrians. Not only did they repel a surprise attack on 2 fronts, they pushed deep into the enemy's territory. So while this is not ‘67, do not underestimate a nation of Jews with their backs to the wall.
33 posted on 11/17/2012 10:51:10 PM PST by Netz (Netz)
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To: Fennie
There is no way you do this kind of call up and not go into Gaza and finish the job. The article fails to mention the reservists being called up are not limited to those resident in Israel. There are many reservists spread around the world, and these people are now flying back to Israel at the government's request. IMHO there will be a major ground offensive into Gaza.
34 posted on 11/19/2012 10:50:37 AM PST by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse.)
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