Monthly Archives: January 2009

“More Hokum” on Gaza

"Even Cabinet ministers who backed the attack admitted that it had not achieved anything more than yet another shaky ceasefire with an Iranian-backed group that refuses to recognize the Jewish state’s right to exist. "Hamas has not been taken out, … Continue reading

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Obama Inaugural Parade – 2009

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“Blessed are the peacemakers…”

"Hamas officials emerged from weeks in hiding on Tuesday for a defiant "victory celebration" with their supporters outside the gutted parliament building, the latest sign that Israel's three-week assault neither broke the militant Islamist group nor weakened its control of … Continue reading

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“Hail to the Chief”

  "My fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the … Continue reading

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“Suffer the little children…”

"Pat I am enclosing some photos which were just sent to me by a concerned colleague in Egypt.  Perhaps SST readers will find them of interest.  Also some SST readers may have more documentation which they can share. Best, Cliff ———————————————————————— … Continue reading

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Three Million

For the benefit of the regular readers and commenters at SST.  We have now had well over three million lifetime page views on SST.  That would be insignificant for one of the big, professionally staffed blogs, but this is just … Continue reading

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An inevitable outcome in Gaza

"Hamas officials were set to hold talks in Cairo with Egyptian mediators to hear the Israeli response to proposals put forward by the Islamist group that rules the Gaza Strip. Hamas has offered a one-year, renewable truce on condition that … Continue reading

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Anstruther Mackay on Palestine in 1920

A kindly soul sent me this gem written long ago in another world of experience.  The author appears to have been the military governor of at least part of Palestine under British occupation and before the Mandate.  His views are … Continue reading

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Hamas and Iran

I have been asked to explain for the general public how it is that Hamas ("The Movement for Islamic Resistance"), A Sunni Muslim organization has come to be supported by the Shia theocracy in Iran.  How this happened will be … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, Politics, Religion | 46 Comments

Real soldiers do not target children.

If the BBC is to be believed, IDF soldiers are deliberately shooting women and children in Gaza.  Their TV reporting from the scene today interviewed doctors in hospitals who asked the obvious rhetorical question as to why they have children … Continue reading

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