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The Lie That Justifies Mass Murder: “Hamas Hit Us First”

Charles E. Carlson  Jan 01, 2008

“The rhythm of life in Gaza sees civilians, fighters, Brigades leaders and their children walking the same streets, working in the same buildings and searching the same hospitals for the bodies of their dead. All are likely to come under fire as Israel continues to go after “Hamas assets” in the Gaza Strip.”  Ma’an News Agency–Bethlehem.  PDF file:

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Obama Offers Israel Nuclear Umbrella Against Iranian Attack

Middle East Times | December 15, 2008 | By MEL FRYKBERG

JERUSALEM – U.S. President-elect Barack Obama has offered Israel a “nuclear umbrella” to protect it against a possible nuclear attack by Iran, according to sources in the pending U.S. administration that were quoted off record.

This follows U.S. Secretary of State-designate Hillary Clinton‘s democratic electoral campaign statement that Israel and certain Arab countries such as Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States should be given deterrence against a possible Iranian attack.

“Iran must know that an attack on Israel will draw a massive response,” said Clinton.

Accompanying the nuclear umbrella would be a new and improved Israeli anti-ballistic missile system which the U.S. George W. Bush administration kicked off by deploying an early-warning radar system in Israel’s Negev desert. This system upgrades Israel’s ability to detect Iranian ballistic missiles.

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