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Comment #1173989 by Martin Morad

Martin Morad May 4 4:25 PM #

DENISE ! Dont forget Alan Shatter is orginally from Israel!

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Israel targets shipment of surface-to-air missiles in Syria

Israel targets shipment of surface-to-air missiles in Syria

At least 70,000 people have been killed in Syria so far, including 122 people killed in violence yesterday.

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  • Israel can bomb who ever they like because the UN won’t stop them.Now we know the World order.I suppose our clowns in the goverment will say FA as well.

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    • Martin Morad May 4 4:25 PM #

      DENISE ! Dont forget Alan Shatter is orginally from Israel!

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    • @martin. Is there a point to your statement?

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    • Martin Morad May 4 4:34 PM #

      Yes I believe He is a great minister!

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    • @denise. It was an arms shipment to an organisation who declare openly that they are determined to ‘obliterate’ israel. Surely its a fair target?

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    • Dmc May 4 4:42 PM #

      AM-ER I CA. AM ER I CA!America, fu#k ya! Wait for team america to be deployed.

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    • Mjhint May 4 5:20 PM #

      Denise while I am far from a supporter of the state of Israel its important to point out that Israel has been bombed by all its neighbours including Iraq,Egypt & Syria. In the case of Iraq it did not retaliate. So pointing to Israel as the only problem here is a distortion of the facts.

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    • Pat Murphy May 4 5:44 PM #

      @mjhint, eh sorry, it’s a well k own fact that Isreal did bomb Iraq in 1981 at some nuclear facility.

      Facts please before you post.

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    • Mjhint May 4 6:00 PM #

      Pat it did attack Iraq at this time which predates the event Im talking about but it did not retaliate after the bombings carried out by Iraqi skuds. Pat is it your view that Israel is the sole problem in the middle east.

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    • Over a year of violence in Syria now & 70,000 dead yet no flotillas or solidarity groups or calls for boycotts or petitions on Grafton St. It seems Arabs killing Arabs isn’t as glamourous a cause as being anti-Israel. The silence of the Irish Palestinian groups speaks volumes, their interest isn’t in the lives of innocent people in Syria, Lebanon, Iran or Palestine bit in promoting anti Israeli policies under the guise of supporting Palestinians. Shame on them.

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    • @thomas. Well said.

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    • Jason Bourne May 4 7:50 PM #

      Wondering when Thomas would rear his head. One mention of Israel and hes straight in there

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    • @thomas. Bringing lots to the discussion. Well done you.

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    • Damian O'Brien May 4 10:18 PM #

      There we go. Let me guess, you are a supporter of Palastine. Okay, get your lot to bomb and attack chemical weapons in Syria. Weapons on there way to Lebanon where hell knows what will happen to them.

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    • Tony Le Blanc May 4 11:00 PM #

      @ Mjhint. Surely, and I’m very open to correction on this assumption, retaliation at that point was pointless in light of the enormous military assault Uncle Sam & Co, were undertaking in Iraq?

      Furthermore, if I remember correctly, GHW Bush appealed directly to Israel to refrain from retaliatory attacks and assured them that concentrated air power was eliminating the SCUD launch sites. On the ground special ops teams from the leading countries in the coalition were charged with the same mission prior to the air raids.

      Restraint is generally not the byword of the IDF so, call me cynical if you must, there was a vested interest on the part of Israel not to get involved.

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    • Nice try Tom twisting the facts to suit your agenda. Goebbels himself would be impressed by your dedication. Pro Israeli fascists like yourself have it almost down to an artform. So you’d like to have ppl believe Palestine support groups are so fanatical in their support that they don’t give a shiite about any other areas of conflict? Such a stupid ignorant statement. You think there should be flotillas for every country with a population in revolt? You think its fair to compare civil war in Syria to the systemic and controlled brutal oppression of a dispossessed people? To my knowledge flotillas are created for the sole purpose of breaking a siege but that’s beside the point. Its pretty simple, Israel never want stability in the middle east. They’ll never want to negotiate a two state solution. It’s in their best interest to keep the conflict burning. To keep that billion dollar military funding they get every year from ol uncle sam flowing. You’re the standard fox news fed fool. You believe Israel is always the innocent victim even when they consistently break International law. I might as well be talking to a brick wall.

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    • Jed I. Knight May 4 11:56 PM #

      It seems we in the West don’t understand much of what goes on in The Middle East, myself included. Israeli media will often report horrific attacks on targets within Israel that go unreported elsewhere. They are currently report a new peace deal brokered in Washington, this one is different in that it was put forward by the Arab League and acknowledges that Israelis and Palestinians may have to swap land, Israel and its neighbours have given a tentative agreement to the deal. The only fly in the ointment is Hamas.
      Prime Minister of Gaza and Hamas official Ismail Haniyeh was quoted as saying “Hamas refuses to recognize Israel’s right to exist and claims all the territory between the Mediterranean and the Jordan river as rightfully Palestinian. The so-called new Arab initiative is rejected by our people, by our nation and no one can accept it,”
      Hamas fought a civil war with the rival Palestinian Fatah faction in 2007 and seized the Gaza strip from them, a little hypocritical of them to criticise Israel for doing similar things in the past. They had hoped Qatar would fund housing projects on the Gaza strip, a move which would politically make them look good.
      Given all this, if this same organisation are suddenly trying to import missiles into what is an area trying to sign a peace deal then its very much in everyone’s interest to stop them, not just Israel’s. Sometimes things are not always what the seem, the media likes to portray a big bad guy versus a little poor guy, in this case Israel, but if you scratch below the surface you’ll see thats not quite the true.

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    • Tom. Not often do i agree with you but on this point your right. Israel is no saint but the pro palistine groups here are just Eirgi in another format. Where is the outcry over Syria ???

      When it comes to Syria im not sure what best approach is. To be honest the rebels are just as bad as the government. Arming them i cant see how the outcome would be good if they take over and go all taliban on the people. I guess one side does have to win but i would have more respect for the anti government side if they had a clear leadership that held rebels to account over their war crimes and also if they agreed for weapons that they would allow UN peacekeepers in when fighting ends.

      wont happen though :/ but you make a great point.

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    • Mjhint May 5 3:09 AM #

      Tony little I can argue with in your post as it was the plea from the US that did influence the Israelis. I do however feel that the Israelis showed great courage while they were bombed by Iraq & could have been attacked by chemical weapons. I doubt any other nation in the middle east would have shown such restraint when asked by the US.

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    • Gavan Duffy May 5 8:45 AM #

      And no one like you on here defending the Syrian government and their right to defend themselves or its right to exist. What exactly is the difference between this and what they have been doing in Gaza and the West Bank for the last forty six years

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    • Mac Ready May 5 10:49 AM #

      Yes no one is interested in what you have to say boo hoo to Palestine remember they have more then one neighbour and border yet we don’t see any of your Arab neighbours providing aid and support to Palestine nope they don’t! Also why should America support the rebels because dint you know once the so called “Arab spring” wins through in Syria they will become an Islamic basket case country looking for death to America and force out other religions in the same way it’s happening in other Arab spring countries!

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    • guardian May 5 12:05 PM #

      Agree stew and Tom. Some very selective protesters in ireland

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