While the CAT scan’s awry…

                          Iran Harasses US Ships, Submarine in Strait of Hormuz.
The activities we typically see from the IRGC Navy are not necessarily activities that are directed by the supreme leader or from the Iranian state. Rather, they’re irresponsible actions by local commanders on the scene.”

– US Central Command’s General Frank McKenzie being silly
 

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25 Responses to While the CAT scan’s awry…

  1. Rorschach says:

    Explosions light up the sky after Israel and Hamas exchange rocket fire. (Image: Reuters)

    Exchange implies similar action (i.e. aggression) on both sides. Typical lying ABC xunts. That is the iron dome anti-missile defence system in operation.

    https://news.sky.com/video/tel-aviv-footage-claims-to-show-israels-iron-dome-defence-system-intercepting-missiles-12303863

    Israel does not fire missiles into Gaza. All counter-missile launch site activity is done by aircraft at very short range (to ensure minimal or zero collateral damage). And if the launchsite is in a residential area they “knock” first.

    https://www.jpost.com/arab-israeli-conflict/the-story-of-idfs-innovative-tactic-to-avoid-civilian-casualties-in-gaza-663170

  2. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Last time they Iranians seriously tried this the USN sank half their navy in an afternoon. They only didn’t sink the other half because Reagan wanted to give the Iranians a chance to de-escalate. Which they did with their tails between their legs.

    Operation Praying Mantis

    And I suspect US technology might have advanced a bit since then.

  3. John Comnenus says:

    The Iranians recognise Jimmy Carter 2.0.

    Funny how the Trump, the so called racist war monger who was bad for the alliances, was able to bring peace. Trump leaves and the world is back on fire.

    And they said Trump’s foreign policy was bad and Biden will bring much needed predictability and a more traditional US foreign policy.

  4. Davey Boy says:

    lex talionis replaced with rigor mortis

  5. Baa Humbug says:

    And I suspect US technology might have advanced a bit since then.

    Technology yes, leadership, no. Gaining on the swings, losing on the roundabouts sorta thing.

    As for the medieval savages of Gaza, I hope the Israelis punish them and punish them well. It’s time for some surgical head lopping.
    As for their ABC and their dishonest anti-semetic reporting, I’m hoping the ‘Rona does the right thing.

  6. Captain Katzenjammer says:

    Mainstream news hasn’t shown the photos of piles of rocks at al Aska mosque for pelting at Israeli Jews to celebrate the final few days of their “holy” month of Ramadam. It explains the presence of a large contingent of Israeli police on Temple Mount, and the riots that initiated the current conflict.

  7. Richard says:

    President house plant and his administration of vegetables have made this world a more dangerous place.

    Buy gold.

  8. Professor Fred Lenin says:

    Belt theshit out of these arrogant musso fanatics , givetem a good old fashioned hiding and steal their oil to pay for the thrashing . Only thing these maggots understand , they are not ready for democracy not even the crap the U\Yanks call democracy .

  9. jupes says:

    – US Central Command’s General Frank McKenzie being silly

    If the twit had said that during Trump’s presidency, he would be enjoying his ‘retirement’ at the minute.

  10. duncanm says:

    https://twitter.com/SaimaMohsin/status/1392025248229376000

    Saima Mohsin @SaimaMohsin
    Of the 200 rockets fired by #Hamas 90% were stopped by #Israel’s high-tech #IronDome defence system so 20 landed with minor injuries #Gaza has no iron dome & civilian Gazans have nowhere to escape to as there is a #blockade 20 killed 9 are children

    I am truly dumbstruck.

  11. Lee says:

    I recall the constant refrain how Trump was going to start World War III, but Biden would bring peace and stability to the world.

  12. Rorschach says:

    Mainstream news hasn’t shown the photos of piles of rocks at al Aska mosque for pelting at Israeli Jews to celebrate the final few days of their “holy” month of Ramadam.

    I wonder how much of those “rocks” is bits of the old walls of Solomon’s Temple.

  13. Natural Instinct says:

    The opening of the ABC report would be a pretty good example to use in an English class of how to slant a story whilst covering yourself with a fig leaf of “objectivity”.
    .

    1. Israel and Hamas exchange rocket fire – comparative equality
    2. Hamas fired rockets at Tel Aviv while Israel warplanes attacked targets in Gaza – equality of actions, and timing, and justifications
    3.Hostilities between Israel and Hamas have escalated – no instigator
    4. death toll in two days to 35 Palestinians and five Israelis – word order, Israel was first in every sentences about bombing/military activity
    5. Israel carrying out multiple air strikes in Gaza and the militant group firing rockets at Tel Aviv – equal timing of events
    6. The fighting was triggered by clashes – equal timing of events, no initiator
    7. and so on.

    But of course such an analysis would never be undertaken in our universities today.
    .
    I also note the report has no byline or credit to a journalist. Mmmm.

  14. Mark M says:

    Trump blasts Biden for Middle East violence

    “When I was in office we were known as the Peace Presidency”, Trump said.

    “Because Israel’s adversaries knew that the United States stood strongly with Israel and there would be swift retribution if Israel was attacked.”

    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2021/05/11/trump-blasts-biden-for-middle-east-violence-n1446161

    Not any more.

  15. Rorschach says:

    Natural Instinct says:
    May 12, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    … how to slant a story whilst covering yourself with a fig leaf of “objectivity”.

    Exactly. Setting a biased and slanted anti Israel narrative. Zero objectivity.

  16. harrys on the boat says:

    m0nty whole heartedly agrees with this. That’s why he’s mentally ill

  17. Herodotus says:

    Iranian speedboats will continue to “test” until the US Navy sinks them. They should start to do this at a longer range, just to let the Republican Blaggards know that scooting around and “feeling their way” might be a short-lived exercise.

  18. Miltonf says:

    Setting the world on fire is part of the old thief’s mission. The arms industry requires it.

  19. Roger says:

    Exactly. Setting a biased and slanted anti Israel narrative. Zero objectivity.

    I don’t suppose they reported on the Hamas leader encouraging Palis to buy cheap kitchen knives to behead Israylees with.

  20. yarpos says:

    Interesting how the ABC tonight represents the conflict as starting with an Israeli attack out of the blue, rather than a response to a shower of missiles

  21. Ubique says:

    More entirely predictable than interesting.

  22. Rorschach says:

    More entirely predictable than interesting.

    It actually is very interesting. As someone mentioned somewhere the escalation was kinda forced over the ownership of land in east Jerusalem [and ultimately over the non payment of rent and evictions]. See here:

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/05/jerusalem-riots-over-sheikh-jarrah-rental-dispute-were-just-a-pretext-for-hamas-war-plans/

    What is interesting though is that this may be a self pwnage. Netanyahu and Likud is very close to losing government:

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-56989751

    The other presumptive PM, Yair Lapid from Yesh Atid, has said that he would demand a resumption of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority and work work to a two state solution…

    This attack on Israel may however move some MKs to withdraw support from the rival Yesh Atid party and allow Netanyahu / Likud to form government. Given the Islamist Ra’am party has already announced it was suspending coalition talks with Yesh Atid (and Likud) due to escalation in the Palestinian conflict] this means that without its support, Yesh Atid will not be able to form government, and ultimately means (that since no one can), Netanyahu will remain caretaker PM until the next election…

    LOL. If this happens and Netanyahu – watch the baying of lefties screaming conspiracy!

  23. Crossie says:

    Biden will cause the US to be the laughing stock of the world and switching over to Kamala will just make it worse. She will laugh inappropriately every time something serious is raised with her.

    They will pine for the good old days of the crass Trump.

  24. Crossie says:

    Herodotus says:
    May 12, 2021 at 5:17 pm
    Iranian speedboats will continue to “test” until the US Navy sinks them. They should start to do this at a longer range, just to let the Republican Blaggards know that scooting around and “feeling their way” might be a short-lived exercise.

    There is nobody in the US military that will give that order, from the president down to the individual boat captain. They are frozen in time until the next election.

  25. G Pahoff says:

    By Shabbat Hamas will be no more.

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