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Why Remember Iraq?
We're about to repeat the same idiocies, warns P. Giraldi
Government Spying Out of Control
We must rein it in, says Judge Napolitano
GOP Must Get Real on Foreign Policy
Daniel Larison offers suggestions
 US Training Syrian Rebels in Jordan
US training Syrian rebels in use of anti-aircraft weapons
US Officials' Rosy Picture of Afghan War
In reality, the war is failing by every observable metric
Egypt Opposition Calls Off Boycott
Military cancels demand for talks
 Syria Chemical Weapons Hype
Peter Hart on what's behind it
Another Revolution in Egypt?
No, MB has broad support, says Adam Morrow
NDAA as Bad as Ever
Chris Anders on the Feinstein amendment
Israeli FM Vows Full Occupation of Gaza for Any Future Rocket Firing
'If They Want War - They'll Get War' Declares Hawkish Lieberman
by Jason Ditz, December 11, 2012
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Speaking at the Yisraeli Beiteinu Hanukkah event today, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman vowed a full-scale invasion and occupation of the Gaza Strip in the event of any rocket fire coming out of the strip in the future.
“Any rocket attack mandates a wide-scale ground invasion of Gaza… Such an operation shouldn’t be restricted by any means, it should see (the IDF) take full control of Gaza,” Lieberman said.
The comments are unlikely to be an expression of actual policy so much as political bluster ahead of the election, as Lieberman went on to rail at opposition figures who he insisted were “siding against Israel” on the question of more wars against the Palestinians, singling out virtually every leader on the left and in the center.
Lieberman also went on to condemn Israeli soldiers who follow the military’s order not to open fire on Palestinian protesters, even if they throw stones during demonstrations, saying it was unacceptable for the soldiers to withdraw from protests instead of attacking the demonstrators.
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Highlights
Why Remember Iraq?
We're about to repeat the same idiocies, warns P. Giraldi
Government Spying Out of Control
We must rein it in, says Judge Napolitano
GOP Must Get Real on Foreign Policy
Daniel Larison offers suggestions
Breaking News
US Training Syrian Rebels in Jordan
US training Syrian rebels in use of anti-aircraft weapons
US Officials' Rosy Picture of Afghan War
In reality, the war is failing by every observable metric
Egypt Opposition Calls Off Boycott
Military cancels demand for talks