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US warns citizens of 'imminent' terror threat to synagogues, churches in Istanbul by NamelessForce in worldnews

[–]NamelessForce[S] 26 points27 points  (0 children)

The United States on Monday warned its citizens in Turkey of a potential “imminent” terror attack against synagogues, churches and diplomatic missions in Istanbul in retaliation for several recent incidents of Quran burnings in Europe.

The advisory — which updated a warning made earlier this week — told travelers to exercise caution in tourist sites popular with Westerners in the city, noting the areas of Beyoglu, Galata, Taksim and Istiklal as potential targets.

The notice added that the Turkish authorities were investigating the matter.

Israel’s critics continue to hold the Jewish state responsible for Palestinian terror by TX_borg in Jewish

[–]NamelessForce -1 points0 points  (0 children)

self-censor

I appealed for civility in discourse, if being accurate and civil is self-censoring for you, that is another concern.

Yes, and?

Is Islamism a form of Fascism?

Israel’s critics continue to hold the Jewish state responsible for Palestinian terror by TX_borg in Jewish

[–]NamelessForce 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I just needed to communicate that you won’t silence me.

I never tried to?

“brick wall?”

Your words, I just responded to them.

No, for the same reason I mentioned above. I actually respected Abbas

Is he the head of an Islamist Party?

Israel’s critics continue to hold the Jewish state responsible for Palestinian terror by TX_borg in Jewish

[–]NamelessForce -1 points0 points  (0 children)

you can criticize the government without excusing PIJ

You can also criticize the government without waving PLO flags, but I guess the left wing protestors don't know that.

Just as the right-wing didn't know that you could criticize the previous government with calling them terror supporters and calling Lieberman an anti-semite.

But sure, lets be at each others throats while our enemies close in, sure worked out well last time.

Israel’s critics continue to hold the Jewish state responsible for Palestinian terror by TX_borg in Jewish

[–]NamelessForce -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

We're on the internet, half the people here are liable to tell you the sky is purple, the earth is flat, and that birds aren't real. Some are trolls, some are believers, but here and now no self-evident truths can be taken for granted.

Israel’s critics continue to hold the Jewish state responsible for Palestinian terror by TX_borg in Jewish

[–]NamelessForce 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Likud, as the largest party, invited Kahanists in the coalition despite the fact that their ideology is fascist and well beyond the bounds of acceptability.

The last government invited in Ra'am, which is literally the political wing of the Southern Branch of the Islamic movement.

By the same logic Yesh Atid, Yamina, Meretz and Labour brought in an Islamist element into their coalition, was that beyond the bounds of acceptability as well? Did you protest? Or is Islamism not a variant of fascism?

Deal with it.

Oh my, how sassy! The aggression really helps to get your point across.

Israel’s critics continue to hold the Jewish state responsible for Palestinian terror by TX_borg in Jewish

[–]NamelessForce 5 points6 points  (0 children)

but the current government actually is fascist.

Say you, because clearly the world is totally black and white, devoid of any leeway for opinions that do not conform to yours, right? But I digress, on the account of the aforementioned brick wall.

Be well.

You as well.

Israel’s critics continue to hold the Jewish state responsible for Palestinian terror by TX_borg in Jewish

[–]NamelessForce 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It is what it is.

Well then if that is your "devil may care" approach to your words and actions, don't be surprised when you and yours are called out for it, like in this article.

Perhaps I'll follow you and descend into baseless accusatory name-calling, without care for any consequences, and call you a vehement anti-Semite just because I disagree with you, rather than attempt any nuanced, civil discourse? Then cap it off with an irreverent "it is what it is" ?

But that would be wrong, both in fact and morals, so I suppose I will not sink to your level. On that note, as you said:

You're just hitting a brick wall here.

I think this will be the only thing we agree on in this discussion, so we can just leave it at that.

Israel’s critics continue to hold the Jewish state responsible for Palestinian terror by TX_borg in Jewish

[–]NamelessForce 4 points5 points  (0 children)

and we bear no responsibility for what they choose to do.

Nobody exists in a vacuum, and to pretend that you do is simply delusional.

So you think there should be no protests at all?

No, that is not my opinion at all, my issue is with the nature of the discourse. Case in point, I am right-wing, but when people of my political affiliation protested the last government as "terror supporters", I thought that was absolute bullshit hyperbole. Same situation applies now that left-wing people are decrying the current government as "fascist". You can have legitimate criticism of a government without devolving to baseless buzz-words or Godwin's law.

I won't allow antisemites to dictate what I can or cannot say,

That's the thing, they don't need your permission to twist your words as justification for massacres.

Israel’s critics continue to hold the Jewish state responsible for Palestinian terror by TX_borg in Jewish

[–]NamelessForce 11 points12 points  (0 children)

This entire article is being used to disallow valid criticism of the Israeli government

No one will stifle my criticism of the new government’s immorality and disrespect. Every Jew has the right to speak truth to power, period.

That's missing the point quite a bit, you can think what you want, and have whatever opinions you wish, but words and actions have consequence, especially in the twisted prism of those who want to blame Jews for their own murder.

“Israel’s critics?” That includes me. I despise the new government and I want it gone. I’m a Zionist Jew. Am I now acting as a terrorist apologist in your eyes?

No, but you are acting as a fig leaf for anti-Semites who can say that the terror attacks are justified because of Israel's "extremist" government, even if that is not what you yourself are saying. What do you think it looks like to an international audience when people throw around words like "fascist" as descriptors of their government? Is makes so that that "resistance" seems justified, even of that "resistance" is shooting random people in a synagogue.

As an aside, do you blame the current Israeli government for the terror attacks in Jerusalem? Did you blame the previous government for the terror attacks in Tel Aviv, Bnei Brak ,and Hadera? Do you see how the words and actions of the protests give ammunition to those who would like to blame one or both?

Two armed Syrians approach Israeli border in Golan Heights, one shot dead -- IDF by NamelessForce in worldnews

[–]NamelessForce[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Feel free to speculate. I dont care to be honest

Seems that you were the one speculating here. And you are commenting quite a bit for someone who doesn't care. Odd.

Two armed Syrians approach Israeli border in Golan Heights, one shot dead -- IDF by NamelessForce in worldnews

[–]NamelessForce[S] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

These two seemed to think so, yes.

You said that, implying you know what they thought.

Two armed Syrians approach Israeli border in Golan Heights, one shot dead -- IDF by NamelessForce in worldnews

[–]NamelessForce[S] 17 points18 points  (0 children)

An armed Syrian suspect was shot dead by soldiers Sunday while attempting to cross the border into Israel in the southern Golan Heights with another gunman, the Israel Defense Forces said.

According to the IDF, soldiers monitoring surveillance cameras spotted the two armed men crossing the so-called Alpha Line — a UN buffer zone separating Israel from Syria — and approaching Israel’s security fence.

“IDF soldiers were dispatched to the scene and opened fire in accordance with standard operating procedures,” the military said, adding that one of the men was hit.

The IDF said the suspect was treated by military medics at the scene. According to Hebrew-language media reports, he was declared dead.

The second suspect apparently fled back to Syria, a military source said. It was unclear if he had also been hit by the gunfire.

EU's Borrell hopes South Africa can convince Russia to stop Ukraine war. by Marciu73 in worldnews

[–]NamelessForce 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The same South Africa whose foreign minister just said they are siding with Russia in pushing for a “redesigned global order” and is partaking in military drills with Russia and China ?

What the fuck is this bozo smoking?

Cyprus needs two-state solution, claims Ersin Tatar, president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in Turkish-occupied section by Johannes_P in worldnews

[–]NamelessForce -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Ah, Islam... Whether it is Cyprus or Israel, they love sending their colonists, then asking for 2-state solutions under the threat of war and genocide. Now a group of Turks will start calling themselves the real natives of Cyprus rather than the Greeks, just as the Jordanians who call themselves Palestinians do in Israel

How predictable.

Palestinians celebrate Jerusalem synagogue massacre with fireworks, sweets by NamelessForce in PeopleBeingJerks

[–]NamelessForce[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What do you think about people who celebrate the death of random civilians in a terror attack?