Hamas rolls out new "tank" which appears to be made by Fred Flintstone

 
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Hamas rolls out new "tank" which appears to be made by Fred Flintstone

This is among the most ridiculous things I've ever seen:

During a memorial service Saturday for seven Hamas militants killed when the tunnel they were incollapsed on them, Hamas rolled out what it called a “locally-produced” tank it said was fashioned out of an Israel Defense Forces’ tank captured two years ago.

However, a number of observers, both Palestinian and Israeli, noticed that there was something odd about the armored fighting machine which a Hamas spokesman warned would be used on the “path of jihad.”

Palestinian members of the Izzedin Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, gather around a mock Israeli tank on January 31, 2016 in Gaza City during a gathering to pay tribute to the brigade's militants who died after a tunnel collapsed in the Gaza Strip. Seven Hamas militants were killed on January 28, 2016 after a tunnel built for fighting Israel collapsed in the Gaza Strip, highlighting concerns that yet another conflict could eventually erupt in the Palestinian enclave. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

Palestinian members of the Izzedin Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, gather around a mock Israeli tank Jan. 31 in Gaza City during a gathering to pay tribute to the brigade’s militants who died after a tunnel collapsed in the Gaza Strip. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s spokesman Ofir Gendelman pointed out that the contraption appeared to be a mockup constructed of wood placed atop another vehicle whose wheels could be spotted poking out of the bottom.

Dude, seriously? Look at this thing:

Why does a tracked vehicle have wheels?

The world may never know.

And lest you think the tank is some sort of defense mechanism, I give you these quotes:

During his speech inaugurating the tank, Hamas’ Izzedin Al-Qassam Brigades spokesman Abu Obeida warned the Islamic movement was “preparing ourselves for the day that we shall meet those [Israeli] tanks.”

“Let us point our index finger toward heaven and renew our pledge of allegiance to Allah and to the commanders of the Izzedin Al-Qassam Brigades and vow to continue on the path of jihad and resistance,” he said at the ceremony according to a translation by the Middle East Media Research Institute, which posted televised excerpts aired by Hamas’ Al-Aqsa TV.

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Don't show this to our Commander-in-Chief(?); he'll probably buy it as a part of his "Foreign Aid" programs.....

.....WOW.....!!!!!..... GET OVER IT.....!!!!!.......the MAN was not only elected, but was RE-ELECTED.....!!!!!

Remember"Stupid is what stupid does" so show us what the great one has done to better our lives.

....who would know that better than you.....!!!!!!!!!!

President Obama has done the most any president has done to keep our citizens safe in the past 16 years. Look at all the leaders of the jihadi groups that have been destroyed (including Osama Bin Laden) while president Obama has been in office, Compared to when Bush was in in office. Bush couldn't find his Butt to wipe it.This country will be great again when we get rid of the conservatives. We prefer government by the people and by the people., not for business, by business.

You are an idiot!!!!!! Or very naive.

President Obama has done the most any president has done to keep our citizens safe in the past 16 years. Look at all the leaders of the jihadi groups that have been destroyed (including Osama Bin Laden) while president Obama has been in office, Compared to when Bush was in in office. Bush couldn't find his Butt to wipe it.This country will be great again when we get rid of the conservatives. We prefer government by the people and by the people., not for business, by business.

Your stupid as fuck probably a rag head yourself.

President Obama has done the most any president has done to keep our citizens safe in the past 16 years. Look at all the leaders of the jihadi groups that have been destroyed (including Osama Bin Laden) while president Obama has been in office, Compared to when Bush was in in office. Bush couldn't find his Butt to wipe it.This country will be great again when we get rid of the conservatives. We prefer government by the people and by the people., not for business, by business.

Hussain is a sniveling, back stabbing coward, along with that fool Hillary, that will through a courageous warrior under the nearest bus and say he has no knowledge. he needs to be trashed as soon as possible. In my very humble opinion.

Hussain is a sniveling, back stabbing coward, along with that fool Hillary, that will throw a courageous warrior under the nearest bus and say he has no knowledge. he needs to be trashed as soon as possible. In my very humble opinion.

Exactly! which shows the rest of us how many idiots there are to believe in Hope and Change twice

Guess next r cardboard AR's

The American Legion recently put out a memo regarding the upcoming election. the American legion is not a political organization. A member of my American legion Riders chapter, was contacted and reminded of this when he appeared at a Trump rally and was shown on tv wearing his ALR vest.
The above article was about a falsehood that ISIS is spreading claiming to have a tank.
This is not a place to criticize a Commander in Chief, past or present.
Go find a Yahoo article, and post your opinion there.

These are my "Concerned American NAMVET" comments that just happen to be political, but not partisian since Chief Justice Alito belongs to all of us and not just some of us, BECAUSE at least he supports the U.S. Constitution, that some do not such as Temple Smith:
Vetting the 2-13-2016 passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia: Did he die of natural causes?
Why did local TX JUDGE CINDERELLA GUEVARA allow Scalia to be embalmed WITHOUT AN AUTOPSY leaving him to lay in his bed for18 hours after his death at a quail hunting lodge, found with a pillow over his head and call it a “death of natural causes”?
OF COURSE, I WOULD "Die" to meet any judge i-n-n-o-c-e-n-t enough to be named "Cinderella". With a surname of (Che) Guevara (sic) as a judge, she is someone I could not trust to give the order whether an autopsy is NOT REQUIRED for the following reasons:
1. All federal judges have made enemies during their careers with decisions negative to those defendants who lose their case.
2. Illegal immigrant Latinos generally, when polled have issues with the U.S. Constitution, including principally ignorance. Justice Scalia was a Chief proponent of the U.S. Constitution. Is there not an inherent conflict of interest herein as decision maker Cinderella Guevara makes her decision?
3. Federal judges are entitled to U.S. Marshals protection, and at this hunting lodge he had none; they had to drive several hours to get to him after he died.
4. With over 100 dead "supporters" of Clintons while Bill was in office as President, with Scalia now off the bench, is Hillary now protected from serving a long sentence after appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court for both Benghazi and her private server criminal bad choices misusing classified material, not yet charged?
5. All things are possible when assignation is not off the table even for the CIA and therefore available internationally by U.S. elected officials such as during the Vietnam war and with today’s talk from the Obama administration to assassinate North Korea’s leadership.
6. Review who and how the autopsy in the JFK assignation was mishandled.
7. The very "principalities & powers in high places" that increasingly control all those who run for high office may be implicated as a real issue in Scalia's passing without an inquest.
8. Scalia had known health issues the evening before his passing, but not life threatening.
9. The fact the family refused an autopsy does not preclude an autopsy to the proper laying to rest of a public figure.
10. The timing of Scalia’s death just as the Democrat’s formerly leading candidate for President is about to be indicted pushes the envelope to have at least an autopsy, but now too late.
11. Until SC Representative Trey Gowdy chairs the so far, not begun --inquest, I will not be satisfied there is no foul play in Scalia’s passing.
12. There is room for reasonable suspicion here and careful evaluation of all remaining facts without getting into "conspiracy theories".
NAMVET David Wallin, Purple Heart

Tell me this is a joke. You call that a tank? Iam I to believe Obama wants our military to purchase it.. Hussein could get it for michelle to go shopping in.Boy great day when these Mutts leave our W.H.

I have an idea for a new bazooka. See, I have this empty cardboard paper towel tube & have needed an inspiriation to put it to use. All I have to do is get another 4 or 5 tubes emptied, & Presto! I have a new throwawy-bazooka. Of course I'll have to outlay some spare dough for duct tape, green spray paint & weird stuff like a spring & door hook to make a 'trigger'----oh wait! Guess I was revisiting the days of movies like " The Black Board Jungle'' as the hook was used to make zip guns! Dang! I'll have to ransack my old Erector set for more stuff! Stay tuned for more 'scientific' projects & products such as a powerful windmill/generator made from my Mom's old Mixmaster,or a washing machine turned into a 'field ray gun with a hi-frequency sound generator' like good ol' Red Green woulda made- God Bless us, each & every one; we'll show em how Americans git 'er done!

Hi my Veteran Friends! America, needs to get a Real President! One who believes in America to be the Leader and Strongest Country on this Earth! America, has forgotten Generals such as General Douglas Mc Arthur, General Patten, General Eisenhower, General Curtis Lemay. I know we had some other great Leaders from the Navy and Our Marines! I am sorry its almost 2:00 AM, I want to get to sleep. I know when I was in the Air Force my last year and a half I worked under General "Bernie Schriever", a 4 Star General head of Air Force Systems Command. General Schriever developed the Van Den Burg Missile. Our Command Developed new Weapon Systems, Missiles and Air Craft! I also worked in Air Frame Structures Division. Its amazing the work horse of the Bombing force for about 55 to 60 years is the B-52. Of course the B-1 and B-2 are exciting Bombers! America must stay ahead of the Commies and the Islamic Terrorists who want to Destroy The Land of The Free! The Shining Light for the World!

While stationed in Japan, I made a Speech before the Crown Prince Akihito and Princess Mitchiko. American Ambassador Edwin O. Reischauer. The occasion was the Middle School English Speaking Contest! I was a Student in the International Division of Sophia University, in Tokyo, Japan! Our unit worked with the Intel community. I felt as though I was a diplomat in Japan. I got to know some of the Leaders and the future Leaders of Japan! I sure miss some of my fellow Veterans I served with. Such James E. Griffin, USAF, my roomie! Other friends such as TSgt or SSgt Archie Buchannan, I was in his Wedding, he too attended Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. Archie became a Pastor. Sgt Howard Jones. Sgt Ed Figueron, from Louisiana, Sgt Mike Richardson, from Louisiana and his pal TSgt Donald Hamm, TSgt Halverson, and Sgt Marty Holmeen! Sgt Anthony Russo! I miss the Colonels I served with Hq 6499th Spt Gp, Colonel James T. Bull, Colonel Walt Vitunac, Colonel Kim! After,the Air Force, I had friends such Lt. Col Glen Logan, from Lafayette, Louisiana, a class Officer and a wonderful kind man with a Heart! Brigadier Thomas J. Plewes, a friend from the Grand Rapids, Mi area. A Great Leader with High Energy and very Intelligent man. He was a client of mine with Northwestern Mutual Life. Tom Offered me a position to come to his Unit and he would bring me aboard as a W-2 Warrant Officer in the US Army! I wish I had gone with him, I know I would have at least put 20 years or probably 30 plus years with General Tom Plewes! When, I refused Tom, I was told I would be a Msgt Sgt the next year with a good chance of being a Senior Master Sergeant my 20th year. I also, had my last Opportunity to do "Operation Bootstrap". Upon, successful completion of College at The University of Oklahoma, I would have been commissioned a 2nd Lt after 90 days of Officer Training.
Guess, what, I never finished up my college. Having gone through Slander, which kept me from being The Million Dollar Round Table Member in the Life Insurance Field! Thus, I have no Pension. The person who did the Slander, also kept me from finishing up my USAF career. I was going to be with the 459th Medical Evac Wing at Andrews AFB, Md. I would have worked on the C-117, carrying the Injured Veterans from the battles in the Middle East and Afghanistan!

Give it a rest already with your blind, prejudiced complaints about President Obama. At this point, looking at his admirable record, if you don't like him it's because it bugs you that he's black, a Democrat with a Arabic name. A fair look shows what he's done - unemployment at an all time low, the US auto industry just had their best year ever..EVER. Millions of Americans now have health insurance, not just the rich. Hundred thousand new jobs created in the PRIVATE sector. New environmental programs that will provide our kids and grandkids with a healthy world to live on.
The middle class starting to recover after the Conservative/Republican generated financial crisis.
And more Al Qaida and ISIS leaders killed than bush ever could do. So if you don't like Obama it's because you're either a raging racist or just blind, mindlessly buying the extreme rights bs.

I'm not an Obama hater, and I don't care if he's black, orange or invisible. But your "facts" up there are not even close to being accurate. The Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the highest unemployment in 2006 was 4.7. Last year we never got under 5. Last month it was 4.9, which is still higher than every month in 2006, and that's not even including the adjusted numbers of people who stopped looking for jobs. In fact, the number of people not working now is higher than it has EVER been.

The "Millions of Americans" having health insurance is also pretty odd statistic to use. In fact, most of the exchanges are going belly up, and we were promised health care costs would plummet, just the opposite has happened.

Either way, being called a racist simply because you disagree with policies is the worst possible ad hominem attack anyone can lead. If Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina opposes Obama policies, does that make him racist, despite his being African American? As for being "blind, mindless etc" how exactly does that work. If you look at the numbers, how can one say that? Just look at the unemployment figures, they are listed prominently at the bureau of labor statistics.

It's completely unfair to tarnish those who disagree with you with the race card. And it's intellectually vacant.

FYI
I work for a company that has provided health insurance for 25 years to their employee and families at no cost. They paid your deductible and any co-pay they incurred. Now they can no longer afford to provide us with a good health insurance or pay our deductable. They pay almost 1,000 a month per employee for a policy with a $4,000 in network deductable, and 8,000 out of network. So now everyone has insurance they won’t use unless something catastrophic happens. We have already had people leave the company that have been there for years for better healthcare.
I was insured by my wife who has been a nurse for over 25 yrs. Now due to the employer mandates in the Affordable Care Act I have been thrown off my wife's insurance. This all as the President leaves office.
If you’re going to spout off a bunch of talking points, not facts, you will lose your integrity. This is something only your can take away from yourself. My integrity is the most valuable think I possess. I am will to provide proof of my statements, can you?

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