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IDF starts Gaza ground invasion
http://www.jpost.com ^ | LAST UPDATED: 07/17/2014 22:46 | By YAAKOV LAPPIN

Posted on 07/17/2014 12:53:41 PM PDT by Red Badger

Netanyahu's office says purpose of mission is to destroy terror tunnels and seriously harm the infrastructure of Hamas and other terrorist organizations in Gaza.

DF ground forces began to move into the Gaza Strip on Thursday evening, the prime minister's office confirmed.

The purpose of the operation was to destroy the Gazan terror tunnels leading to Israel, according to a statement released by the prime minister's office.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: gaza; groundinvasion; israel
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GAME ON!...................
1 posted on 07/17/2014 12:53:41 PM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Go Israel!!!!!


2 posted on 07/17/2014 12:55:10 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Red Badger

Watching on Fox. Amazing.


3 posted on 07/17/2014 12:55:34 PM PDT by Fishtalk (Join me on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/patricia.fish.5)
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To: Red Badger

GOD BLESS ISRAEL!!!


4 posted on 07/17/2014 12:55:49 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Red Badger

Didn’t Israel install a ton of lucrative hydroponic stuff down there, and when the Arabs took over they just destroyed it all..?


5 posted on 07/17/2014 12:59:10 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Red Badger

Just tuned in. Does anybody know what the goal is?

Capture Hamas leaders?
Seize major Hamas weapons?
Destroy Hamas leader homes?
Destroy Hamas buildings, structures, tunnels?


6 posted on 07/17/2014 1:00:36 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (Remember Mississippi)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I know whose side I’m on. The ones who stand in front of women and children, not the ones who hide behind them.


7 posted on 07/17/2014 1:00:37 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: InterceptPoint

Eliminate infiltrators’ tunnels. Period.


8 posted on 07/17/2014 1:01:52 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Red Badger

An old credence Clearwater song comes to mind..

Don’t go out tonight, there’s a bad moon on the rise

Or sumthin’


9 posted on 07/17/2014 1:02:18 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Are you sure that isn’t “there’s a bathroom on the right”?


10 posted on 07/17/2014 1:03:39 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Red Badger
The difference...


11 posted on 07/17/2014 1:04:32 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: Red Badger

Israel, the ONLY country in the world, that counts it success by the LOWEST POSSIBLE count of civilian casualties.
Naturally, no credit is ever given by the world in general.Screw the world.
It does indeed seem that what counts is NOT the count of civilian dead, rather world opinion seems to focus on WHAT group caused the deaths.
Israel is responsible for 100 deaths....GENOCIDE is charged.
Islamic terrorists are responsible for thousands....The Sound of Silence)


12 posted on 07/17/2014 1:05:33 PM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: InterceptPoint

All of the above..................


13 posted on 07/17/2014 1:07:11 PM PDT by Red Badger ("An armed society is a polite society. " - Robert Heinlein................)
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To: Red Badger

Just keep marching and destroying until there is no more Hamas.


14 posted on 07/17/2014 1:07:17 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: CaptainAmiigaf

Israel has God on their side. That’s why they are so hated in the world.....................


15 posted on 07/17/2014 1:08:58 PM PDT by Red Badger ("An armed society is a polite society. " - Robert Heinlein................)
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To: MrB

Hamas no mas....................


16 posted on 07/17/2014 1:09:28 PM PDT by Red Badger ("An armed society is a polite society. " - Robert Heinlein................)
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To: Red Badger

bkmk


17 posted on 07/17/2014 1:10:17 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: Eleutheria5

I would fill them with poison gas..............


18 posted on 07/17/2014 1:10:20 PM PDT by Red Badger ("An armed society is a polite society. " - Robert Heinlein................)
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To: gaijin

Yep! Cut there nose off to spite their faces.................


19 posted on 07/17/2014 1:11:03 PM PDT by Red Badger ("An armed society is a polite society. " - Robert Heinlein................)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

AMEN!...................


20 posted on 07/17/2014 1:11:17 PM PDT by Red Badger ("An armed society is a polite society. " - Robert Heinlein................)
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To: NormsRevenge

Three Dog Night, same era...............ELI’S Coming!.....................


21 posted on 07/17/2014 1:12:21 PM PDT by Red Badger ("An armed society is a polite society. " - Robert Heinlein................)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

They’re GOING!...................


22 posted on 07/17/2014 1:13:00 PM PDT by Red Badger ("An armed society is a polite society. " - Robert Heinlein................)
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To: InterceptPoint

Shephard Smith quoted Isreali officials: They’re targeting Hamas’ tunnels into Isreal.


23 posted on 07/17/2014 1:13:19 PM PDT by Vision Thing (obama wants his suicidal worshipers to become suicidal bombers.)
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To: Red Badger

I imagine Obama will release a statement shortly condemning this action by Israel. Obama and his ilk hate Israel and all it stands for.

Those who hate Israel will decry its actions no matter the outcome or details. Israel needs to do what it must do and have no care for the approval of the rest of the world. Do it right, do it completely and come home.

To our Israeli friends - many of us here in the United States fully support you in this action. It is only the very vocal minority who chant for Israel’s destruction. We wish our Marines and soldiers were there with the full force of our military operating beside you. G-d bless you all.


24 posted on 07/17/2014 1:13:50 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: Red Badger

Or pump them full of salt water.
When the Palestinians are moving through them.

Ooops.


25 posted on 07/17/2014 1:18:39 PM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is the CPUSA)
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To: Red Badger

They SHOULD be taking out Hamas leadership, in person, by drone or any other way possible. Killing a few low-level bomb throwers and rocket launchers is good, but you really want to get those WHO GIVE THE ORDERS.


26 posted on 07/17/2014 1:21:24 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Texas resident
Or pump them full of salt water. When the Palestinians are moving through them.

A few dozen gallons of gasoline, followed by a spark would be better.

27 posted on 07/17/2014 1:26:01 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

if anyone is watching the webcam, have they seen anything??


28 posted on 07/17/2014 1:26:58 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Texas resident

Looks like they got some electricity back on

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/gaza-live1


29 posted on 07/17/2014 1:27:35 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s “Bathroom on the right”, silly.


30 posted on 07/17/2014 1:27:57 PM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: Red Badger

It would be interesting to run a high pressure stream of gasoline and oxygen into them. A sort of controlled “fuel air blast” within the tunnels and watch what blows up on the other side.


31 posted on 07/17/2014 1:29:43 PM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: JimRed

>>Or pump them full of salt water. When the Palestinians are moving through them.

>A few dozen gallons of gasoline, followed by a spark would be better.

Better yet...A Stoichiometric mix of Fuel and O2 + a spark.


32 posted on 07/17/2014 1:35:00 PM PDT by soycd
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To: ScottinVA

What a great graphic...


33 posted on 07/17/2014 1:44:26 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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To: Texas resident

With sharks..............hungry, pissed off sharks..............


34 posted on 07/17/2014 1:45:15 PM PDT by Red Badger ("An armed society is a polite society. " - Robert Heinlein................)
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To: cuban leaf

The whole damn city probably................


35 posted on 07/17/2014 1:46:22 PM PDT by Red Badger ("An armed society is a polite society. " - Robert Heinlein................)
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To: JimRed

I’m sure that their mission includes ‘targets of opportunity’ and other such as they may ‘find’....................


36 posted on 07/17/2014 1:47:23 PM PDT by Red Badger ("An armed society is a polite society. " - Robert Heinlein................)
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To: gaijin

Gush Katif. 2005.

You are correct.


37 posted on 07/17/2014 1:47:34 PM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: gaijin

“Didn’t Israel install a ton of lucrative hydroponic stuff down there, and when the Arabs took over they just destroyed it all..?”

Some cultures produce and create, others just consume and destroy. We’re seeing that difference more and more each day, even among the subcultures in our own country.


38 posted on 07/17/2014 1:48:07 PM PDT by RaveOn ("No amount of logic can shatter a faith consciously based on a lie." Lamar Keene, "True Believers")
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To: RaveOn

I wish someone would tell the nitwit on FNC, that they are firing artillery not cannons!


39 posted on 07/17/2014 1:50:31 PM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
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To: Red Badger

The foolish muzzies had a chance at a cease fire.....


40 posted on 07/17/2014 1:53:19 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: All

Kick A#% and take names IDF! Don’t give them one bit of sympathy! Do the world a favor and kill the damn vermin!


41 posted on 07/17/2014 1:54:44 PM PDT by InsidiousMongo
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To: Red Badger

Time for Bibi’s Boyz to clean house... Go get ‘em. Prayers with you


42 posted on 07/17/2014 2:03:22 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: InsidiousMongo

43 posted on 07/17/2014 2:05:55 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: BigEdLB

44 posted on 07/17/2014 2:06:27 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Iron Munro

I have a feeling that after this, Hamas will be no mas.................


45 posted on 07/17/2014 2:10:40 PM PDT by Red Badger ("An armed society is a polite society. " - Robert Heinlein................)
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To: defconw

Maybe they are cannons. We used to call our artillery guys in the USMC ‘cannon cockers’................


46 posted on 07/17/2014 2:11:58 PM PDT by Red Badger ("An armed society is a polite society. " - Robert Heinlein................)
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To: Red Badger

Pray for Israel.


47 posted on 07/17/2014 2:17:05 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: soycd

Dealing with tunnels is a long term challenge for the Engineers in the IDF. They really should develop some technology/special weapons/demolitions for quickly and safely clearing and thoroughly disabling tunnels. They will likely have to do it repeatedly, and will typically have small windows in which to get the maximum job done.

How about wheelbarrow-sized robots to run a flamethrower through it, and then follow with demolition charges and/or a line charge? Maybe a small motorized platform that a guy in an EOD-like suit could weild a high volume grenade laucher, so the pieces could be carried down stairs or lowered down ladders by soldiers when needed.

Flooding leaves the tunnels intact to be pumped out later, but flooding with fuel for a clearing fire can be followed up with demolition the next day.

If you have enough water and strong enough pumps you could clear tunnels with water and then demolish conventionally, but that is probably only rarely feasible. If you can emplace demolitions with scuba equipment though, flooded tunnels would provide excellent tamping for the charges.

Just some thoughts. Counter tunnel tactics is unlikely to have escaped Israeli attention, so I hope they have some innovative weapons and tactics.


48 posted on 07/17/2014 2:23:41 PM PDT by BeauBo
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To: BeauBo

bump


49 posted on 07/17/2014 2:24:08 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Red Badger

You do not want to mess with the IDF. Those guys mean business.


50 posted on 07/17/2014 2:25:22 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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