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Israeli Army Retweeting 1967 War As It Happened

samzenpus posted about 10 months ago | from the 6-days-in-140-characters dept.

The Military 317

An anonymous reader writes "This is a new one, twitter as a form of historical reenactment: 'Israel's army is giving a "live" blow-by-blow account of the 1967 Six Day War, tweeting each air strike at the exact time it occurred 46 years ago ... @IDF1967 "is an official Israel Defence Forces account that is aimed at re-tweeting the events of the Six Day War in live time", ... The account was tweeting key events in the battle against the armies of Egypt, Jordan and Syria that took place from June 5 to 10, 1967 and includes pictures and videos, the army said. The tweets are mostly in Hebrew, with some translated into English. "In response to repeated provocations by Egypt, the State of Israel and the IDF are going to war. We will not sit idly as the enemy forces tighten the noose around our necks," the opening tweet said around 8.00am (1500 AEST) on Wednesday when Israel landed its first preemptive air strike 46 years ago.'"

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now they are nazis (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43919565)

now they are nazis

Re:now they are nazis (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43919601)

At least it doesn't sink as low as the bachelorette. erm... wait... I think it does.

Re:now they are nazis (2)

pbasch (1974106) | about 10 months ago | (#43919605)

Damn. I took a second to sign in, and then this AC goes first, and violates Godwin's Law too. What I was GOING to say, before this nincompoop smeared their greasy fingers all over the comment stream, was that I hoped their tweets would not all be triumphalist, manly statements about their martial prowess, but would also include all the inanities and irrelevancies one finds in a Twitter stream. But it could be that the "funny" Jews aren't involved in this particular effort.

Re:now they are nazis (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43919627)

I don't know about jews being Nazis but I'm pretty sure they killed Jesus.

Re:now they are nazis (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43920027)

That guy ? He was merely an idiot of the Assange-class.

Re:now they are nazis (4, Interesting)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | about 10 months ago | (#43919649)

What do you mean, "now".

Here are six mass graves discovered this week, in Jaffa, full of Arab native civilians "cleansed" from their city in 1948.

'The remains belong to people of different ages, including women, children and the elderly, some of which bear signs of violence.'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2334205/Mass-grave-uncovered-containing-dozens-Palestinians-killed-1948-war-founded-Israel.html [dailymail.co.uk]

Re:now they are nazis (3, Informative)

Mashiki (184564) | about 10 months ago | (#43919675)

Ah the 1948 war, where the arabs told the other arabs living in said regions that if they flee, they'll be able to live on the land of the jews that they those arab armies were going to ethnically cleanse. Never mind that said arab armies did in fact commit cleansing...of their fellow arabs, and in those regions among others. That's not new, news.

Re:now they are nazis (3, Insightful)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | about 10 months ago | (#43919749)

You talk nonsense. People were murdered and their home stolen. After pushing them onto reservation-type camps, they are still subject to things like collective punishments - which include mass aerial bombardment of civilian homes with white phosphorus, or the interruption of potable water.

Both are war crimes.

None of this can be justified in any way by the alleged rhetoric of some ill-defined "arabs" saying something that - if you are understood correctly - would amount to: "If you leave your property that you own, and your orchards and shops, then after you are refugees, you might be able to squat on the couple of Kibbutz those Poles stole from your parents, instead!"

Re:now they are nazis (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43919991)

You're stupid and you're a liar. I hope one day your family is under threat of extermination. Good luck, fucker.

Re:now they are nazis (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43920073)

You, sir, are a useless douchebagel that gives a bad name to gefilte fish, which is actually quite good when properly prepared. Pass the matzah, grandpa.

Re:now they are nazis (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43920109)

Have you ever studied the region's history? The land was bought from Ottoman officials. It was officially done. If anyone stole land it was the Ottomans. This in fact seems to have happened, as they would sell somebody else's land, give the paper and keep the cash.

Re:now they are nazis (1, Insightful)

phantomfive (622387) | about 10 months ago | (#43920175)

How do you feel about the way the Arabs treat Palestinian refugees? That is the test to see if someone is a hypocrite or ignorant on the topic.

Re:now they are nazis (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43920395)

How do you feel about two wrongs making a right?

Re:now they are nazis (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43920211)

You talk nonsense. People were murdered and their home stolen.

Yeah, on both sides. Did you know that the Jews globally lost more property than they gained in 1948? After Arabs lost the war, Jews everywhere in the Middle East were essentially evicted and all their stuff was confiscated, depriving them of wealth amounting to almost three billion dollars (1948 dolllar value, try adjusting *that* for current value) and lands larger than the 1948 Israel.

After pushing them onto reservation-type camps, they are still subject to things like collective punishments.

It's funny that countries such as Jordan and other, despite supposedly being the same ethnic group, don't actually want these troublemakers.

which include mass aerial bombardment of civilian homes with white phosphorus

"Mass aerial bombardment"? And do you actually have anything to support this claim?

or the interruption of potable water

I may be wrong, but isn't it the case that Israel actually provides the water to the West Bank and to Gaza at their own expense, essentially at a loss? Water is quite precious in the region, if I'm not mistaken, Israel buys a lot of water from Turkey. If there are interruptions (which are to be expected under such conditions), they may not be very well motivated to fix the stuff if they have problems with the locals.

You tell him! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43920325)

Yeah, on both sides. Did you know that the Jews globally lost more property than they gained in 1948? After Arabs lost the war, Jews everywhere in the Middle East were essentially evicted and all their stuff was confiscated, depriving them of wealth amounting to almost three billion dollars (1948 dolllar value, try adjusting *that* for current value) and lands larger than the 1948 Israel.

You tell 'em!

I'm a Catholic and a bunch of 'us' also had our property stolen and 'we' were exterminated by the Nazis too.

So, I guess I can go and take someone else's land and home too? Right?

Same goes for the Gypsies, Romas, Gays, mentally retarded, and every other group of people that the Nazis had a problem with.

Re:now they are nazis (5, Insightful)

CrimsonAvenger (580665) | about 10 months ago | (#43919725)

Oddly enough, the article doesn't say anything about anyone being "cleansed" from their city in 1948.

What it does say is that:

A local fisherman Atar Zeinab, 80, said that as a teenager during the final months of fighting in 1948 he helped to collect the Arab dead in the area south of Jaffa.

They were then brought for a quick burial in the cemetery, the areaâ(TM)s main graveyard.

'I carried to the cemetery 60 bodies during a period of three or four months,' he told AFP. 'We used to find the people in the street and most of the time we didnâ(TM)t know who they were.'

He said that the danger of being hit by flying bullets or grenade fragments was such that bodies were dumped one on top of the other in existing family crypts in the cemetery, contrary to Muslim custom.

'We carried them early in the morning or in the night. We put women, children and men in the same place... nobody prayed for these people.

Note that there is no mention as to who did the killing, though the "danger of being hit by flying bullets or grenade fragments" suggests ongoing fighting between the Jews and Palestinians (which means that any particular death was just as likely to be to a Palestinian bullet as a Jewish bullet)....

Re:now they are nazis (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43920097)

Who gives a fuck? They're just Muslims. They deserve to be flushed down the toilet of useless shit humans.
 
FUCK ALLAH! FUCK MOHAMMED! FUCK ISLAM!!!!

Re:now they are nazis (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43920157)

awww, how Christian of you.

Re:now they are nazis (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43920203)

I'm not a Christian, you cunt.
 
I know, I know, you're one of those fucktard misinformed Americans who've been brainwashed into thinking the Muslims are oppressed and it's all modern crusades and shit.
 
Get a clue you clueless douchebag. The fucking Muslim hordes have either assimilated or tried to kill everyone they couldn't assimilate for their entire history. Poor fucking war mongering cunt Muslims... I can't believe people still believe that Muslims are oppressed and that Islam is a religion of peace. It's a religion of peace as long as you're one of them and you never question a damn thing about their stupid fucking religion.
 
The number of people who've been killed in the name of Christ in the past decade is about as many as those put to death this week in nations practicing Sharia law in the name of Allah by their own fucking governments. Christians are small potatoes.
 
Get your head out of your ass.

Re:now they are nazis (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43920217)

Oh, now Jewish propaganda tries stronger words. Let's counter this with the little fact that Jews live happily in IRAN to the present day. The Iranians have treated Jews much better than many other nations.

As a reward, Israel sends deadly Terrorists into Iran to kill their scientists. They smear Iran and want to start a war against them as a reward for saving Jews from Nazi annihilation !

See (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43920229)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran#Religion

Liberty (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43919567)

So when are they going to reenact the attack on the USS Liberty?

Re:Liberty (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43919901)

So when are they going to reenact the attack on the USS Liberty?

^THIS.

Re:Liberty (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43919945)

I'd like to see them reenact 9/11, right down to their cheering in the streets. You bring the buildings, they'll bring the Thermite.

"Yay, now America knows what its like! Forward march American Goyim, as dying for Israel is a noble act - we are God's chosen people, after all!"

-- Ethanol-fueled

Re:Liberty (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43920013)

It works differently: You "shape" some Saudi nationals into becoming terrorists. It works by controlling telecoms and the odd whore then and now. And of course by helping their efforts to evade local security.

That will effect the take-out of that nasty Mr Hussein, who stands up to you, unlike the Saudis. It won't matter none of the terrorists comes from Iraq. After all, this is America !

AS LONG AS THE NAZIS DO NOT DO THE SAME !! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43919573)

That would be bad !! M K !!

I remember a joke from the time (0, Troll)

NoNonAlphaCharsHere (2201864) | about 10 months ago | (#43919577)

How many gears does an Egyptian tank have?

Seven, six in reverse, in case it's attacked from behind.

Re:I remember a joke from the time (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43919671)

The "M" at the end of the tank designation for Soviet exports was derisively refered to as the "Monkey model" by actual Soviet mechanics.

The domestic T-72 tank had actual armor, whereas the T-72M export version had poured concrete between the bodywork plating. That's what you get for trusting the reds, I guess.

themoreyouknow.jpg

Re:I remember a joke from the time (1)

Dzimas (547818) | about 10 months ago | (#43919865)

Har. Wouldn't Monkey model be designated T-72-O? Monkey in Russian is . ;)

Re:I remember a joke from the time (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43919959)

In military matters you better trust nobody. You verify the efficacy of a weapon yourself. You have an R&D department which will actually shoot at the things you buy from somebody else to see how effective the armor is.
You reverse-engineer their missile control software and fix all their bugs or the jews will "fix" those bugs for you when they come for your installations with their F16s and some "special" pods.

The problem of the Arabs is that they still dwell in the medieval ages.

Re:I remember a joke from the time (1)

K. S. Kyosuke (729550) | about 10 months ago | (#43920331)

The domestic T-72 tank had actual armor, whereas the T-72M export version had poured concrete between the bodywork plating.

Really? We have a few dozen modernized and upgraded T-72M4CZ tanks and I'm pretty sure the engineers would have noticed the concrete.

Re:I remember a joke from the time (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43919871)

It was said about the Italian tanks 25 years earlier.

Re: I remember a joke from the time (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43919931)

not to be confused with the plane that had hair under it's wings.

I wonder (1)

C18H27NO3 (1282172) | about 10 months ago | (#43919583)

What's the over/under on some news outlet somewhere posting this as Breaking News as if it's currently happening? Wouldn't be the first time media misunderstood intent.

Eyeroll (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43919593)

Interesting piece of propaganda

This isn't new. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43919603)

There have been lots of accounts tweeting history as it happened. Hell, someone is tweeting production pictures from Sean of the Dead on the 10 year anniversary of when they were taken.

Re:This isn't new. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43920139)

Tweeting a battle reenactment when the loser is still your mortal enemy is a little different.

Re:This isn't new. (1)

Sir_Sri (199544) | about 10 months ago | (#43920285)

For real.

Antagonizing the brothers in Egypt, their (Israels) friend in Jordan and the nutcase who's using Sarin in Syria seems like a poor plan.

Re:This isn't new. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43920149)

It's "Shaun of the Dead" you fracking idiot. Geebus, you are totally a total idiot.

Oh boy... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43919607)

Oh boy! This will result in many calm, interesting, intellectual posts that might resolve controversies surrounding this issue.

The First in a Series! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43919647)

Future titles:

The US retweets the Trail of Tears.
Japan retweets the Battle of Port Arthur.
Germany retweets the invasions of Belgium and Poland.
Britain retweets the Boston Massacre.
Mexico retweets the Battle of the Alamo.

Re: The First in a Series! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43920055)

You do realise it was Israel that was attacked on all sides and not the other way around right?

Re: The First in a Series! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43920231)

And? It's turtles all the way down. Currently it's not helpful to the situation.

Re: The First in a Series! (2)

Sir_Sri (199544) | about 10 months ago | (#43920263)

You're thinking the Yom Kippur war in 1973. The 6 day war the arabs were massing for an attack on all sides, and Israel pre-empted the lot of them.

There was a (relatively lengthy) period of tension building up to that however.

In response... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43919609)

Instants always go at the top of the stack and resolve first. MTG rules.

Worthless propoganda (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43919641)

Since when did Slashdot become horribly biased in supporting Israel?

I assume the tweets will come strictly from an Israeli perspective.

Can we have a counter channel with a play-by-play according to the other sides? Then it would actually be historically interesting, and not pure one-sided YAY WAR, YAY ISRAEL propaganda.

When I read an international news story from an American outlet, I also try to read the Al Jazeera version in an attempt to extract the truth from somewhere in the middle. This is kind of like that.

Re:Worthless propoganda (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43919685)

Since when did Slashdot become horribly biased in supporting Israel?

I assume the tweets will come strictly from an Israeli perspective.

Can we have a counter channel with a play-by-play according to the other sides? Then it would actually be historically interesting, and not pure one-sided YAY WAR, YAY ISRAEL propaganda.

When I read an international news story from an American outlet, I also try to read the Al Jazeera version in an attempt to extract the truth from somewhere in the middle. This is kind of like that.

Why aren't you modded to -1 yet?

Re:Worthless propoganda (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43919723)

Why should it be modded down? I see nothing offensive or stupid in that post. If you want to mod it down, you are quite clearly horribly biased yourself.

Re:Worthless propoganda (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43919719)

Can we have a counter channel with a play-by-play according to the other sides?

Of course not! That'd be anti-semitic!

Re:Worthless propoganda (2)

DaHat (247651) | about 10 months ago | (#43919733)

No doubt you felt the same way back in 2011 when someone took to tweeting WWII in real time: http://thenextweb.com/twitter/2011/09/25/how-an-ex-history-student-is-using-twitter-to-bring-world-war-2-to-life/ [thenextweb.com]

Were you calling for a 'counter channel with a play-by-play according to the other sides' back then? perhaps adding: "YAY WAR, YAY ALLIES propaganda"?

Re:Worthless propoganda (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43919755)

Comparing WWII and Hitler to the pathetic squabbling nation-states bickering over Israel just highlights your extreme ignorance.

It's more like having two Hitlers fighting each other.

Re:Worthless propoganda (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43919787)

It's more like having two Hitlers fighting each other.

Who the fuck do you think Joe Stalin was, anyway?

Or are you hanging on to the precious delusion that the USA had any kind of decisive impact in the European theater? They only beached at Normandy when they did because it was becoming clear that without a second front, the USSR would push clear on to the Atlantic coast.

Re:Worthless propoganda (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43919873)

Hitler's platform was killing anyone who wasn't Aryan.
Stalin's platform was killing anyone who opposed him.

Within Israel, the power's that be (or at least some of them) want to kill all non-Jewish Israelis (Palestinians), and within Israel's opponents, the power's that be want to kill all Israelis, or Jews, or even non-Muslims.

It still looks like two Hitlers to me.

Re: Worthless propoganda (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43920079)

Sorry but that's so much biased crap. Israel is one of the most multicultural areas in the middle east.

Re:Worthless propoganda (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43920153)

Pretty simplistic for you. I imagine it must make it easy. The desire for the PLO and HAMAS to destroy Israel and murder its population is pretty well known to anyone who can put even more than an iota of effort into researching it. Every action Israel engages in is a defensive move. They are outnumbered and outgunned by far.

You want an analogy, compare it to the actions of Jews in the Warsaw ghettos (Israel) defending against Hitler (the several nations around it threatening to blow it up on a daily basis). Shit got messy. That's war.

Re:Worthless propoganda (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43920199)

Yeah, Mr 8200 Propaganda shitlobber. We now Mr Nethanjahu's line. I would counter that the actual Ghetto is Gaza, where Jews force a massive number of Arabs into a jail, do not allow trade with the outside world and control everything going in and out.

You really have to use your best shitlobbers from New York to make us believe your twisted lies.

Re:Worthless propoganda (2)

Phil Urich (841393) | about 10 months ago | (#43920213)

Every action Israel engages in is a defensive move. They are outnumbered and outgunned by far.

Outnumbered, sure.

Outgunned, err, not so much.

Re:Worthless propoganda (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43919825)

More like Apartheid South Africa fighting freedom fighters.

Re:Worthless propoganda (2)

TapeCutter (624760) | about 10 months ago | (#43919807)

Since when did Slashdot become horribly biased in supporting Israel?

The slashdot summary is factual, it doesn't give an opinion on the accuracy or merits of the reenactment. In other words the summary is written as NEWS should be written, the fact it is reporting on IDF propaganda in no way makes it a tool of the IDF.

Can we have a counter channel with a play-by-play according to the other sides?

Sure, but why would you want to match bad taste with more bad taste?

Re:Worthless propoganda (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43919855)

Maybe we could simply ignoring Jewish Warmongering and not give them more mindshare ?

Re:Worthless propoganda (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43919811)

Historically speaking, the victors write the history. It's only a recent method of war that actually benefits the losing side. Which explains much.

Re:Worthless propoganda (1)

amicusNYCL (1538833) | about 10 months ago | (#43919919)

Can we have a counter channel with a play-by-play according to the other sides?

I guess "we" can have whatever "we" want as long as "we" are willing to do it. Surely you wouldn't expect the IDF to play characters of the other side and post what they thought would have been said. If "we" can find sources of what was going on in the command centers of the other armies, then I guess "we" could make a Twitter account and start posting that stuff. Or maybe Egypt, Syria, and Jordan can find the time to post that material between dealing with refugees, civil war, protests, etc. Otherwise, shut your hummus hole and don't be surprised that Israel's reporting of a war that they were involved in somehow manages to contain the information as they saw it. It's still historically interesting because it is the account of one party in a war, which is interesting regardless of which war it is, who the parties are, and how much you happen to hate one of them.

Re:Worthless propoganda (1)

Pseudonym (62607) | about 10 months ago | (#43919925)

Can we have a counter channel with a play-by-play according to the other sides?

...because the only possible outcome of that would be even-handed, dispassionate analysis.

Re:Worthless propoganda (1)

amicusNYCL (1538833) | about 10 months ago | (#43919951)

I also want to point out how you immediately assume that Slashdot's posting of a story about a current event (the IDF giving an account of a past war) somehow makes all of Slashdot "horribly biased in supporting Israel". Who exactly has the bias here?

Re:Worthless propoganda (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43920089)

The story got posted. If Slashdot had less bias, it would not have been posted at all.

Cool, why not reenact WW2? (1)

kill-1 (36256) | about 10 months ago | (#43919705)

@Wehrmacht1939: "Seit 5 Uhr 45 wird jetzt zurückgeschossen!"

Re:Cool, why not reenact WW2? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43919779)

Yeah, complete with a Lustwaffel iphone app and a SchmutzStaffel social media campaign. Oh, and a Kriegsmartina game where the object is to find the best soldier-brothels in Athens and Belgrade.

Much more funny than "find American sigint plane and strafe until half of complement dead"

Re:Cool, why not reenact WW2? (1)

mwehle (2491950) | about 10 months ago | (#43920003)

Much more funny than "find American sigint plane and strafe until half of complement dead"

Not to mention an American sigint Victory Ship!

Dear Sheeple (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43919739)

We are about to condition you for the next war we have decided to start. We are the 500 people who run the globe. We have decided that Israel has all rights to have 200 nukes, but Iran does not have this right.

This is difficult to rationally justify, so we will let lots of whiny stories sink into your brain, until you will simply accept our next war. All the idiots of your greater family who have signed up to the armed forces of your respective country might die or lose some limbs. Too bad, that's the price you pay for all the joys of Jewish finance and American war industry achievements. Your Teflon pan is actually made out of burned limbs, ya know.

Did I tell you we have 5322 open positions in C++ drone software development and natural language processing ? You see, war is the father of all great things !!

It's bad form (-1, Troll)

OhANameWhatName (2688401) | about 10 months ago | (#43919747)

It's bad form for such a peace loving and friendly nation to focus their attention on war, even if it is out of respect for those innocent people who died. This could provoke animosity from nationals of other middle eastern states towards the state of Israel. What if the Palestinians suddenly attacked across Israel's borders? It would be a sad day if Israel needed to use it's nuclear weapons as a threat to protect it's borders.

And it would be such a horrid day for the UN to see war in the middle east for the first time in 46 years! Imagine Israel having to stand in the UN and call for concerted action against warlike middle eastern states? Armageddon I tell you .. those Palestinians are a dangerous lot, don't provoke them!

Re:It's bad form (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43919905)

You would be a "dangerous lot", too if you were forcefully evicted from the property that you own, I know I would be. Think about it.

What Israel did to the Palestinians is not so different than what the Nazi's did to the Jews. Think about it.

Israel is a warmongering and greedy country that never should have been created where it was. I have no problem with Jews, just Israel and those countries that continue to pump money and armaments into Israel.

Religion is a big problem in our world and does far more bad than good for humans. Fairly tales and ghosts... gullible people...

Re: It's bad form (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43919993)

if you think religion has *anything* to do with the middle east sand niggers, you are fucking too stoopid to waste time on it. take the fuckin oil and turn it to glass. Or maybe we can get the germans/chinese to build a wall. either way, i've spent my whole life in turmoil over these cocksuckers and i really whish they would go extinct.

Re: It's bad form (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43920041)

if you think religion has *anything* to do with the middle east sand niggers, you are fucking too stoopid to waste time on it. take the fuckin oil and turn it to glass. Or maybe we can get the germans/chinese to build a wall. either way, i've spent my whole life in turmoil over these cocksuckers and i really whish they would go extinct.

The final solution is genocide. That sounds very familiar.

Re:It's bad form (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43920071)

_Some_ palestinians are dangerous, most likely a vast minority.
Comparing what Israel is "doing" to what the Nazis did either shows that you are intellectually dishonest, or plain ignorant. Go study some Holocaust history and some Palestine Region history. I recommend "Jerusalem 1913".

Re:It's bad form (1)

Sponge Bath (413667) | about 10 months ago | (#43920123)

...focus their attention on war

Euphemisms aside, they are at war. Not focusing on it is a sure ticket to extinction.

Re:It's bad form (1)

aitikin (909209) | about 10 months ago | (#43920179)

Wow...it took me a good long while to get that the sarcasm was in there somewhere...just wow. It wasn't until the second paragraph. I've been at work too long today.

Re:It's bad form (1)

gutnor (872759) | about 10 months ago | (#43920275)

Unlike all the other nations involved in this mess, Israel is part of the first world. As such, that kind of re-enactment is of especially bad taste. Israel must also know quite clearly that this will be perceived as provocation by their neighbours and after 60 years of continuous conflict, that's not the kind of thing they would let slip by error. Just a plain dick move.

Attack on the USS Liberty (5, Interesting)

sumdumfuk (1155931) | about 10 months ago | (#43919771)

I wonder if that broadcast will include the attack on the US Liberty in which they killed 34 American Sailors and was covered up for MANY years. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Liberty_incident [wikipedia.org]

Re:Attack on the USS Liberty (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43919805)

Surely neither Mr Kissinger, nor Mr Kornblum nor Ms Albright had anything to do with that. Neither those New Yorkers who brought them into power.

Re:Attack on the USS Liberty (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43919909)

I wonder if that broadcast will include the attack on the US Liberty in which they killed 34 American Sailors and was covered up for MANY years.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Liberty_incident [wikipedia.org]

Even Wikipedia doesn't call it what it was - they call it the USS Liberty "incident". Call it what it was - an attack.

Re:Attack on the USS Liberty (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43920007)

Perhaps because they are NOT an idiot?

Re:Attack on the USS Liberty (2)

blackraven14250 (902843) | about 10 months ago | (#43919967)

You're not biased at all. From your article:

In May 1968, the Israeli government paid US$3,323,500 (US$21.9 million in 2013) as full payment to the families of the 34 men killed in the attack. In March 1969, Israel paid a further $3,566,457 in compensation to the men who had been wounded. On 18 December 1980, it agreed to pay $6 million as settlement for the final U.S. bill of $17,132,709 for material damage to the Liberty itself plus 13 years' interest.

Seems like they acknowledged it almost immediately - less than a year to begin to pay the families, which are definitely the most important part of repaying the US. As for an official press release and announcement, you can't forget that the Cold War was going on then, and the entire Middle East was far more unstable than it is even after the Arab Spring.

Re:Attack on the USS Liberty (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43920077)

And they continue the same tactics: They flew low-level mock attacks against a German frigate just a few years ago when that frigate was enforcing a weapons-traffic ban on Lebanon. As part of a peace-keeping mission to ensure the peace after the war of the Jews and hisbollah. The Jews are actually one of the dumbest people that ever roamed the globe - they fly mock attacks against a third, unrelated party who tries to help securing peace. That's what they learn in finance - you need to go for every little advantage, even if it ruins your standing with everybody else.

If I had been the commander of that frigate, I would have turned on the fire control radar and prepared all missiles/weapons for immediate release. And then I would have sailed for Bremerhaven and let those idiots slaughter themselves.

Fog Of War (4, Interesting)

devnullkac (223246) | about 10 months ago | (#43919841)

It would be most interesting if the tweeting team managed to dig deep enough into the historical documents to recreate the fog of war that blankets all such events, announcing and then retracting as reports arrived at HQ (or whatever).

Full realism would be uninteresting since no real HQ would tweet everything it thought it knew at the moment it knew it. But then, perhaps using declassified documents, we could recreate what it would be like to work at the top levels of a Twitter-based government with Top Secret initial and revised reports and guesses bouncing around, seeing how little time people really had to make decisions that put thousands or millions of lives at risk.

The God of the Bible is the God of Israel (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43919977)

Here is an interesting video on Israel and the fulfilment of Bible Prophecy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HWd3aGu96s

Here is the Gospel (Good News):

http://believenot.com/

I have to wonder.... (4, Interesting)

Ogre332 (145645) | about 10 months ago | (#43920023)

how the Israelis would feel if someone created a Twitter account along the lines of "@Treblinka1942" and ran a play by play of the daily events there?

Article is Flamebait (3, Insightful)

ThePeices (635180) | about 10 months ago | (#43920193)

Why post this article on Slashdot? Its obvious flamebait, bringing out all the hatred, hand-wringing and dubious justifications from all sides of this conflict.

Nothing good is going to come from all the comments in here, ive already seem my fair share of sheer hatred in the comments so far.

Why post this Slashdot? Because its on Twitter?

Re:Article is Flamebait (5, Insightful)

Charliemopps (1157495) | about 10 months ago | (#43920287)

>Why post this Slashdot? Because its on Twitter?

Because it's an interesting use of technology. Pretending difficult issues like the Israel/Palestine thing do not exist may prevent arguments on slashdot but it's certainly not going to do the world any good. Flamewars on this site are the least of the middle-Easts concerns.

Twitter vs Wall St (3, Interesting)

Aaron B Lingwood (1288412) | about 10 months ago | (#43920197)

Last time there were tweets of this nature, Wall Street had a flash crash.

I wonder if the 1.4% drop in the S&P500 today is related in any way.

I Love Hasbara! (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#43920387)

1. We Rule! Israel Invented the Intel Core i7, the cell phone, and the cherry tomato! Half of all Nobel laureates are Jewish! We Made the Desert Bloom!

2. They Suck! They blow up buses and pizzerias, launch rockets at us, and didn't pop out of a Jewish vagina!

3. You Suck! You aren't giving Texas back to Mexico so we aren't giving back the West Bank and won't stop cleansing Jerusalem.

4, Everything Sucks! The Holocaust, Cambodia, Darfur, Iraq, etc... what's a little ethnic cleansing when G-d promised the land to us?

If you disagree you are an antisemite [blogspot.com].

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