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U.S. makes its first Gaza aid airdrop as mediators to seek truce deal

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By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Idrees Ali

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If one of these things gets shot down it is going to be a bad day for all sides.

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carried out the first of what it said would be a series of humanitarian airdrops of food into Gaza,

That being done while giving billions from hard working US tax payer to occupiers?

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/12/2/us-gives-bunker-buster-bombs-to-israel-for-war-on-gaza-report

https://www.reuters.com/world/us-house-panel-recommends-176-billion-military-aid-israel-2024-02-03/

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Also vetoing any cease fire attempt all the time.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/2/21/world-condemns-uss-latest-un-security-council-veto-on-gaza-ceasefire

https://globalaffairs.org/bluemarble/how-us-has-used-its-power-un-support-israel-decades

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Sanctions and stop funding those genocide will be much effective rather than playing both sides, focus on one side like what they happened in Ukraine.

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I am thinking the mission might be easier and safer to do using a big amphibious assault ship, transferring supplies to shore with landing craft or their LCAC, Landing Craft Air Cushion, hovercraft.

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Let’s hope the drops actually make it to the civilians and not taken at gunpoint by their overlords ( or what’s left of them ) Hamas. No one mentioned that now did they? Hamas gunning down their own to take the lions share. That’s what they do.

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U.S. aid airdrop AFTER 150days of daily US BOMBS AIRDROP on civilias.......US is doing what its good at ...

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ThubanToday 06:55 am JST

How about stopping the flow of weapons to Israel.

Tell your House Representative to vote against the $90 billion weapons package that includes bombs for Netenyahu and other war zones.

A majority of Republicans appear ready to put their foot down and more and more Democrats have openly said they are against this weapons package for war zones.

No weapons = no wars

I know that is your hope and dream, but that doesn't serve US interests in Ukraine, does it?

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naitchToday 07:16 am JST

U.S. aid airdrop AFTER 150days of daily US BOMBS AIRDROP on civilias.......US is doing what its good at ...

The US didn't drop those bombs, so there is a missing step in your analysis.

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"Israeli military promised an "exhaustive, truthful investigation..."

Just waiting for more supplies of white wash....

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I doubt "Hamas gunning down their own " meets even the barest possibility of truth

But hey, thats the Israelie so lets repeat it.

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How ludicrous! 38000 meals for 2million displaced people when the trucks are sitting there not being allowed in by the war criminals in Israel! Biden needs to grow a pair and start threatIsrael with sanctions and the tap being turned off if they don’t comply with cease fire requests and opening the border to humanitarian aid!

when is the world going to start sanctioning the war criminals???

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"Israeli military promised an "exhaustive, truthful investigation..."

Just waiting for more supplies of white wash....

And any attempt to uncover truth by third party will be called antisemitism as usual.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/jan/26/israeli-officials-accuse-international-court-of-justice-of-antisemitic-bias

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38000 meals....while bankrolling Israel's genocide.

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The White House has said the airdrops would be a sustained effort, and that Israel supports them. 

But of course the Islamic terrorists and their supporters oppose this humanitarian aid.

Israel as a country deserves the Nobel Peace Prize in its fight against terrorism and genocide and while providing its humanitarian efforts directed towards civilians.

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Gaza needs 500 aid trucks every day. Airdrops will do very little.

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VOTES Bait,

Too Little too Late, thousands are stranded in in the north and central Gaza with NOTHING to eat, drink or even shelter in, dodging Raids, Shells & Bullets 24 hrs. a day.

Pres. Biden, and his Zionist supporters are trying to keep the White House from falling into Trumps grip, this is what it's all about.

Not that Pres. Biden cares about the people of Gaza or their faith.

Instead of dumping food and supplies in the ocean and far from people who are unable to reach it, how about letting these over 2000 aid trucks enter the Rafah crossing and reach everyone.

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U.S. aid airdrop AFTER 150days of daily US BOMBS AIRDROP on civilias.......US is doing what its good at ...

The US didn't drop those bombs, so there is a missing step in your analysis.

But Biden administration did send those bombs to IDF while bypassing Congress didnt it? Just as Joe talks about peace while continuing to block Gaza ceasefire resolutions at UNSC. Delivering more bombs to Israel literally at the same time as this food air drop. The usual hypocricy. Abandon Biden!

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What Gazans need is a Ceasefire First , then food water fuels medicine and all other daily needs.

Stop sending killing machines to Israel and the war will stop, but doing both at the same time is Hypocrite and Meaningless.

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Israel internationally prevents food,water and medical supplies reaching people in need.

That is Genocidal!

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yes, Biden IS bombing these people. And making money doing it.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/amp/politics/the-biden-administration-once-again-bypasses-congress-on-an-emergency-weapons-sale-to-israel

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assume 400g per "meal". That would be about 15 tons of food.

As of early January Israel had dropped 65,000 tons of bombs on Gaza. Many of them funded and supplied by the US.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20240104-israel-dropped-65000-tonnes-of-bombs-on-gaza-in-89-days/

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If one of these things gets shot down it is going to be a bad day for all sides.

Not going to happen. Hamas commanders are smarter than that. The goose’s golden eggs are now being delivered directly to Hamas.

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Critics say airdrops are far less effective than aid deliveries by truck, and it is nearly impossible to ensure supplies do not end up with militants.

Oh, it‘s almost certain Hamas will take them.

But the Biden regime can pat themselves on the back for at least appearing to be noble, caring people ahead of the election.

Which is of course probably the whole point.

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I am thinking the mission might be easier and safer to do using a big amphibious assault ship,

Seriously, it's not a rescue after a quake. Easiest is normal trucks, or normal busses that'd take Gaza people and take them to eateries in Tel Aviv. There is no food shortage or what.

airdrops .... Israel supports them.

Shokran !

Er, no, wait. Other countries need their authorization to feed people they are starving on purpose ?

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Stop sending killing machines to Israel and the war will stop, but doing both at the same time is Hypocrite and Meaningless.

Thats clear.

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