How Much Is Too Much

By: Arlene From Israel

Today alone more than 70 rockets and mortar shells have been fired into southern Israel from Gaza, with the Iron Dome intercepting seven Grad Katyusha rockets headed for populated areas.

Five people have been injured, two — Thai workers — seriously. Others are suffering from shock. Seven houses have been hit, with one damaged significantly. Schools in the area are closed.

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In addition, last night a bomb exploded at the border of Gaza, critically injuring an IDF soldier as he was doing a routine patrol near the fence.


The residents of the area, while determined to stick it out and refusing to leave their homes, feel as if they are living on the edge. Their lives are disrupted and they have the sense that disaster could strike at any moment.

There are a million people — Israeli citizens — affected by this situation.

Here you see children playing near a shelter. There is a 15 second period for getting to a shelter after an alarm sounds.

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Hamas’s armed wing, Al Kassam Brigades, has taken credit for these attacks, although the PFLP has also taken credit for the bomb attack on the soldier.

Israel has retaliated with air strikes against rocket-launching “operatives” and has killed four from Hamas.

But the barrage has not stopped. Which serves to indicate that the situation is a lot more complicated than knocking off a few of their people to make them afraid so they will cease and desist. A lot more complicated.


Along with this retaliatory action, come the statements by heads of our government about how no one who attacks Israelis is safe.

Prime Minister Netanyahu was clear:

“We did not start this recent escalation, but if it continues, we are prepared to go ahead with much wider and deeper military operations.”


But Defense Minister Ehud Barak? He equivocated:

“The IDF is strong and can do anything that the government of Israel decides.

“[it is] important that the government think before it decides. The next step will bring escalation, not containment. There is no way to accept terror coming out of Gaza. We are examining all the options. If there is no other choice, and the fire continues, they will get hit hard. Nothing is impossible, including a ground operation if necessary.”

“There is no way to accept terror coming out of Gaza.” But we ARE accepting it. And I wonder how many other nations would tolerate such a situation.

“The next step will bring escalation, not containment.” A most unfortunate statement and not one that will serve our goals of deterrence.

It is not my place to determine exactly when a ground operation is called for — undoubtedly there are factors to be considered that I am not privy to. Yet I know that it is only going to get worse in Gaza, as al-Qaeda grows stronger and more sophisticated equipment is brought in. Already there are shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles there.

I also know that many in the south of Israel feel beleaguered, if not abandoned.

And so I came full circle and ask, “How much is too much?”

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Clinton pushed Obama for More Benghazi Security, was Denied – Ed Klein

By: Arlen Williams
Gulag Bound

From News Ninja

Bombshell: Clinton Ordered More Security, Obama Denied Request

October 25, 2012 Election 2012

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ordered additional security for the U.S. mission in Benghaziahead [sic] of the terrorist attack but the orders were never carried out, according to “legal counsel” to Clinton who spoke to best-selling author Ed Klein. Those same sources also say former President Bill Clinton has been “urging” his wife to release official State Department documents that prove she called for additional security at the compound in Libya, which would almost certainly result in President Obama losing the election.


Appearing on TheBlazeTV’s “Wilkow!” on Wednesday night, Klein told host Andrew Wilkow that Bill and Hillary Clinton have been having “big fights” for “two or three weeks” about the issue, according to his two sources on Clinton’s legal counsel. While Bill Clinton wishes his wife would….


Note: This Benghazi story and the hesitance of Romney and his America first globalist friends to pursue it demonstrate the need to flip the Senate to the GOP side and to elect as many true sovereignty patriots to Congress as possible. If the entire story of which Benghazi is the bloody spear tip is told, it should be very revealing. More from the Bound on this in a bit.

PS: In my humble opinion, Glenn Beck can do some very good work, especially during seasons when he is not busy attacking Republican presidential candidates that are more conservative than Mitt Romney, or disparaging constitutional eligibility activists and those actually delving into the depths of exposing Barack Obama. The dirtiest work, however, is being done at a level above (or better put, more central) than where he and his people most often scrutinize.

h/t: @FreedomFrayed