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“Hamas Boasting”

“Yes, POTUS Obama sides with the Arab Spring strongmen of Morsi, Erdogan, Hamad of Qatar. …” (more below)

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(Photo: Israelis took cover from an attack between Beersheba and Ofakim.)

I spoke with Larry Kudlow of CNBC’s “Kudlow Report,” along with Ambassador Marc Ginsburg, in re the Gaza crisis. [Video below.]

My information is that Hamas is boasting of its success the last five days, because delegations of state dignitaries from Egypt, Turkey and today Iraq have traveled to Gaza City in sympathy.

Below the fold you’ll find the the remainder of the post, video of John Batchelor’s appearance on Larry Kudlow’s CNBC program and a partial list, with links, of recent programs on New York City’s WABC radio station, during which Larry Johnson was a guest:

Also Hamas has fired several Fajr-5s toward Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, and nothing final has happened to shut Hamas down. My information is that Mohammed Morsi of Cairo is the big winner, because he is seen as a peacemaker.

The new Triple Alliance is Cairo and Ankara and Tehran, with Doha serving a supplementary role.

Tehran can turn on and off its provocation.

John Bolton reminds me that Israel only has one IAF, and it cannot deal with Iran at the same time Hamas in Gaza and Hizballah in Lebanon are firing rockets. The Gaza episode is a victory for Hamas, and a strange stalemate for Israel.

Yes, POTUS Obama holds Jerusalem back. Yes, POTUS Obama sides with the Arab Spring strongmen of Morsi, Erdogan, Hamad of Qatar.

However, the long game is the ability of Tehran to project power through proxies. I am told that Tehran is demanding a major gift from Obama in exchange for agreeing to a ceasefire in Gaza.

Will StateSec Clinton provide Tehran what it wants? Unknown. Will Hamas accept a ceasefire? Likely. Will Morsi intercept the new Iranian convoy of rockets headed for Gaza? Not.

– Posted on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, from the blog for the John Batchelor Show, which airs nightly, 9:00 p.m. to 1 a.m. at You can check the lists of guests and listen to John Batchelor’s programs here.

– You can also listen to recent programs during which Larry Johnson was a guest. Here are some of the programs (to listen via iTunes and other pop-up audio software, you’ll want to click here):

Monday, 11/19/12 – Batchelor 9pm
Guests: Eric Trager, Mary Kissel, Larry Johnson, Salena Zito, David Drucker

Friday, 11/16/12 – Batchelor 10pm
Guests: Larry Johnson, No Quarter, Joshua Zumbrun, Bloomberg, Richard Epstein, Hoover

Thursday, 11/15/12 – Batchelor 12am
Guests: Gordon Chang, Reza Khalili, Larry Johnson, Bob Zimmerman, Seb Gorka

Tuesday, 10/30/12 – Batchelor 10p
Guests: Mary Kissel, John Fund, Bill Roggio, Salena Zito, Lara Brown, Larry Johnson

Monday, 10/22/12 – Batchelor 11pm
Guests: Brett Arends, David Drucker, Bill Roggio, Arif Rafiq, Gordon Chang, Reza Khalili, Larry Johnson

Click here to listen to additional programs not on this list.

If you do not wish to listen to those programs, you can find a number of posts in which Larry analyzes and probes the information trickling out pertaining to the tragic deaths of many Americans stationed in Libya.


Bronwyn here: Thank you to ALL of you who have contributed to help me move to a large metropolitan city with an excellent medical center. It is embarrassing to ask for funds. I’ve been up since 3:30 a.m. packing and organizing because I want to move in as soon as possible. I can pack everything myself, but I’ll need help with other tasks.

Of course I will ask charities, such as Catholic Community Services, but the move is around Christmas and New Year’s Eve/Day. Also, I discovered last summer, when I needed a ride @ 18 miles from my home for an endoscopy (as you probably know, patients are not permitted to drive themselves home and a “caregiver” must wait until the procedure is completed). So, it took over three weeks of repeated calls for that one ride, with a delightful woman in her mid-80s. (Everyone I know here is busy working, has small children to care for, or is consuming some, um, d-r-u-g-s that would make me feel unsafe.)

Yes, that is another reason I am moving — to get away from living in an unsafe building. (I had no idea such things went on here, but I found out in a few months and have gone through some stressful events.) Last Saturday, two wonderful young men helped me a great deal. They belong to a church that does missionary work. However, I discovered that they had left my back door unlocked the entire time I was gone for four days. (I rarely go out that door, and simply forgot they’d used that door. Best I know, nothing was stolen.) So, yes, volunteers are great, but while they were here, I spent of the time “directing traffic” instead of lying down, which was my goal that day. That said, I hope they can come again and, this time, I will be sure to check the doors. “Live and learn,” eh?)

The easiest, safest way is to hire two of the movers to drive my car. I am tired now, and I think I’ve got a flu bug that everyone I know is getting. I’m going to the local drop-in clinic for prescriptions (antibiotics, cough syrup, etc.). And I am worried about driving when I will be far more fatigued than I am now.

In short, costs are mounting, and I know this move will be expensive.

So I would greatly appreciate any help you can give me. Here is a link to the post I wrote last night that describes just three of the medical conditions I need to address ASAP. (I will get blood panels and x-rays after I move, and see more physicians. I’m trying to figure out how much it will cost for each visit. Should I drive my car and park for hours, or is it less expensive to take Paratransit (which can take hours since those drivers pick up and drop off other patients). It will work out, I’m certain. I’ll probably get to know some of my new neighbors, and I can help THEM too. So, eventually, all will be fine. But, for the first two to three months?

Thank you for your help, if you can. Only if you can. Perhaps I will be able to RETURN the favor to you all. I am saving each e-mail acknowledgement in a folder name “Important.” Because you are. Til later … Bronwyn.

  • arturo_ui

    Just wanted to stop by and remind everyone that you lost the presidential election. For the second time in a row. Lost badly. I’m all done here, thanks.

    • HARP2

      Just want to remind you that the Republicans control the house and therefore the purse strings.

      Get in line boy !!

    • Hokma

      Lost badly, no. Look at the popular vote in the swing states and it was very close. There was also extensive evidence of voter fraud and supression by Democrats. Why the RNC and Romney campaign were not more vigilant? I don’t know and don’t really care.

      But here is what you won.

      This is the most failed President in American history. There is nothing positive he can point to which is why he did not run on any achievements – he had none. and it is only getting worse. This country has never been more divided in modern times than under Obama. And never has this population become more dependent on the federal government than under this tenure. Once he was elected there were mass firings in companies who were waiting to see this economic nightmare would continue and it is.

      What the Obama re-election represents is, I believe, a majority of people in this country rejecting what this country was founded as (a federal republic) and fully embracing what it has become (a socialist democracy).

      This was not created by Obama but Obama is finishing the job. With this election we crossed the Rubicon.

      • arturo_ui

        “Look at the popular vote in the swing states and it was very close.”

        With the exception of North Carolina, you lost every single one of them. Every single swing state. That’s just devastating.

        “There was also extensive evidence of voter fraud and supression by Democrats.”

        If the evidence is so “extensive”, why have you not even bothered to offer any?

        “There is nothing positive he can point to which is why he did not run on any achievements – he had none.”

        Tell that to the 47 million Americans who will have health insurance they never had before. Tell that to our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters who can now serve proudly in the American armed forces. Tell that to the American auto worker. Tell that to Lilly Ledbetter. Tell that to Osama bin Laden.

        • Hokma

          I said the vote was close in all those swing states schmuck or did you fail reading comprehension. It was anything but a mandate.

          As far as voter fraud, I said I did not give a shit.

          When 47 million who have not had health insurance have it I will believe it. But what about the millions that will lose their employer based health insurance and are forced onto government healthcare. what about the millions in medicare that will be losing their doctors and services starting next year. And what about the major reduction in health care quality to all.

          As far a Lillie Ledbetter, that will have zero impact on women getting ahead or even getting equal pay. The law was an election year facade. Just like Fluke’s contraception.

          Bin Laden? What happened in benghazi or the middle east jack ass? Where was old ironside there? Obama is a feckless weak little man who does not have the kahones to stand up on the world stage against other leaders – and they know it.

          • arturo_ui

            It’s spelled “cojones”!!!

            • Hokma

              this is a public forum. I do it phoenetically for a reason jackwater.

  • getfitnow

    Don’t worry it only happens in places like a Egypt./s

  • ehuntert

    tell us again how to contribute–i enjoy your posts and would like to help

  • HARP2

    “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”

    Godspeed Bronwyn