Hamas Shoots Gaza Protesters

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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During World War II, most Soviet Soldiers were conscripted into fighting for the Motherland against the invading Nazi Army. Many soldiers didn’t necessarily wish to fight for Moscow, but were nonetheless forced to.

One might say: “Well, what’s so wrong with that? We had the draft during the Vietnam War. Many of our boys weren’t thrilled about being forced to fight. Many would have, and in fact did, stay home to protest the War.

But while both are true, there was a big difference in the way our troops were treated and how the Soviets dealt with their draftees.

Our draftees were treated as any other soldier, while the Soviets treated their conscripts as cannon fodder, actually firing on any soldiers who did not continue to advance, even in the face of massacre by the Nazis. They called these executioners, barrier troops. read more

Podcast – Germany Banning Pork Products Because of Muslims – Is Hamas and ISIS Now Working Together

Politically Correct Germany, a country synonymous with beer and sausages, is now in the process of removing all pork products from menus throughout the country to be more sensitive to their hundreds of thousands of new Muslims “guests.” Of course there will be nationalist backlash from this!

In segment two I discuss what certainly appears to be a growing alliance between Hamas and ISIS. They’ve apparently found a common enemy and as the old saying goes, the enemy of my enemy… I find this odd in that Hamas is financed by Iran and Russia, who are supposed to at war with ISIS in Syria. Strange days indeed.

I also throw in a few minor topics about politics and the homeless. read more

The Price of Terrorism

by: the Common Constitutionalist

It seems the price of just about everything these days is up. Save for gas prices, I can’t think of another thing is less expensive today than it was a few years ago.

Small wonder there are almost 93,000,000 unemployed or underemployed people in the United States. But it’s not just here. People are hurting everywhere. Even in the Middle East where it’s near impossible for a young man to find work. And of course this leads to boredom and mischief and Gaza youthfrankly not knowing where your next meal is going to come from.

For American youths there are after-school programs, sports and clubs kids can join to keep them busy. Yet for the male youth in say… the Gaza Strip, there are no extracurricular activities.

Not that we ever did, but we don’t have to worry about the youths of Gaza anymore, for Hamas has a solution to not only fight the boredom, but also for the children to learn a skill – at camp.

A UK Independent/Washington Post article chronicles such camps for kids and young adults. read more

Hamas Dirty Tricks

from Breitbart:

Remember the story of the four kids killed on the beach by Israeli ordnance in Gaza?

Of course you do. It was the one that set the tone for the entire media coverage of the summer’s Israel-Gaza conflict. Here was the evidence – or so it seemed – that wanton Israeli aggression was leading to the needless deaths of innocent civilians, in this case four boys who had been playing football moments earlier and now lay in bloodied rags on the beach.

The story was reported by the Independent, the Huffington Post, Reuters, Channel 4 News, the Times, the Telegraph, NBC News, CNN, the Washington Post, and others, none of them questioning the premise that Israel was to blame for the deaths of the children.

And why should the media have doubted it? The entire sorry event  had, after all, been witnessed by numerous members of the international press corps, among them NBC reporter Ayman Mohyeldin, who tweeted that he had been playing football with the boys just minutes before the Israeli ordnance struck. read more

Diplomats Lack Common Sense

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Have scientists found the area of the brain that generates common sense? I’m guessing they must have not only located it, but discovered a means of extracting it.

It also appears that every Western diplomat, as well as the entire Obama White House, has had the “common sense” extraction procedure.

Through the years, diplomats have demonstrated a complete lack of common sense – possibly the most famous being the Neville Chamberlain “Peace in Our Time” declaration.

There’s Madeleine Albright’s stupidity in dealing with North Korea, and Hillary Clinton’s Russian “Reset” debacle. And now the latest is the repeated Israel/Hamas cease-fire.

Anyone with any common sense must know that one cannot negotiate a peace with terrorists, who by their own admission wish to exterminate their enemies. read more

Allen West Says Obama an Islamist

The only plausible explanation for many actions taken by President Obama and his administration is that they are working counter to the security of the United States of America. How else can one rationalize the following:

1. The unilateral release of five senior Taliban back to the enemy while the enemy is still fighting us.

2. Providing weapons of support to the Muslim Brotherhood-led Egyptian government — F-16s and M1A1 Abrams tanks — but not to the Egyptian government after the Islamist group has been removed.

3. Negotiations with Qatar and Turkey, two Islamist-supporting countries.

4. Negotiations with Hamas, a terrorist group. read more

Conservatives Are like Terrorists… Who Knew?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Wednesday evening I decided to watch a much commercialed debut of the television show “Legends” on TNT. It’s kind of a Cop/FBI/CIA/secret agent show.

Anyway, the star, an FBI agent, or whoever he was, played by Sean Bean from Game of Thrones, which I’ve never seen, has for months been undercover in a gang of homegrown terrorists, attempting to uncover their dastardly plot. Were these terrorists and al-Qaeda sleeper cell? Nope. Maybe they were converts to radical Islam? Uh… No. Could they have been the second coming of the Weather Underground? Maybe Bill Ayers came out of retirement?

No – these were a group of all white, hillbilly looking, camo wearing antigovernment militia. Why of course they were, because that’s the number one threat to America – or is it the Tea Party?

It must be nice for the left to have a tailor-made threat as a fallback whenever they need a bad guy, or group of them. The only thing missing were the swastika armbands and portraits of Hitler adorning their hideout.

It’s funny that with all the radical elements both here and abroad, they picked the one who has never really done much of anything. read more

Israel’s Hannibal Protocol

by: the Common Constitutionalist

What would you do to get a loved one back? What would you do if a family member was abducted – kidnapped – snatched by a well-known gang of thugs? Worse yet, you were witness to the event.

You, like me, would move heaven and earth to cut off the perpetrators escape, to retrieve your loved ones and pity any fool that stood in your way.

In the military, one may pledge allegiance to God and country – but will fight not for them, but for your foxhole family – the brothers next to you. Ask anyone who has experienced combat and he will tell you this.

And such it is for the IDF, the Israeli Defense Force, whose soldiers have been fighting and dying for their brothers almost continually since Israel was declared a state in 1948.

It has long been a practice by the enemies of Israel to attempt to abduct IDF soldiers and exchange them for terrorists captured by Israeli forces.

I guess they got tired of this practice, when in 1986, the Israeli military developed what has come to be known as the “Hannibal Protocol” or “Hannibal Procedure”. read more

Another Israeli Mistake

from The American Thinker:

Israel Defense Force (IDF) ground units completed their withdrawal from Gaza on Tuesday, August 5. At first, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that this was part of a strategic Israeli decision to deal unilaterally with Hamas. Then Israel agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire, supposedly without committing to talks. Now Israel will enter Egyptian-mediated talks with Hamas, in contradiction to Netanyahu’searlier pledge that there would be “no accommodation, only deterrence.”

One thing is very clear at this point: Israel did not seek or win a military victory over Hamas, no matter what Netanyahu says, nor are most Israelis buying that claim. For its part, Hamas claimed victory too. At best Israel achieved yet another draw with Hamas, though at much higher cost than in previous campaigns. Yes, Hamas suffered disproportionately. But its leadership remains intact, as do much of its rocket and artillery forces, and almost certainly some undiscovered terror tunnels. For Hamas, such a result is not a defeat.

Yet a military victory was within Israel’s grasp. The Israeli retreat began on August 3, shortly after the IDF determined that Lieutenant Hardar Goldin, feared kidnapped by Hamas, was in fact dead.  Hamas terrorists attempted to abduct Goldin on August 1, shortly after another ceasefire went into effect in Gaza.  read more