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April 20, 2016

Israel's "Unique Global Breakthrough Technology" - Bribe The Enemy

The NYT is marketing some pretended Israeli technological supremacy.

Israelis Find New Tunnel From Gaza Into Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the discovery, saying, “the state of Israel has achieved a global breakthrough in the ability to locate tunnels.”

Describing the breakthrough as “unique,” but without providing any details of the technology involved, Mr. Netanyahu added, “The government is investing considerable capital in countering the tunnel threat. This is an ongoing effort that will not end overnight.”

Hmm ... "considerable capital". Yes, I believe that was the indeed involved in this "detection" of a tunnel. But why is this described by the NYT journo as if there was some "technology involved"?

Did the NYT bureau in Israel really miss these rumors which have been circulating for days?

According to various reports, a senior commander of the Gaza tunnel division has defected to Israel. If this publication is accurate, he may be able to provide new details which were unknown to the IDF and ISA about what is happening under the Gaza Strip.

So the "global breakthrough in the ability to locate tunnels” is the "technology" of bribing a senior Hamas commander with "considerable capital".

That is historically "unique"? In Israel?

Posted by b on April 20, 2016 at 01:37 PM | Permalink


Pay heed, indeed, to The Great Wizards of Schnozzle in wonderful Dimondia City, but whatever you do, don't, certainly don't look behind any curtains there, and never believe your lying eyes if you do.

Whoever dreams up these things has a brilliant future for themselves in Hollywood.

Posted by: Formerly T-Bear | Apr 20, 2016 2:05:16 PM | 1

Indeed. Hamas also executed a few spies who were caught working for the israelis. Satanyahu is just trying to scare hezbollah... it won't work on them.

Posted by: shoes | Apr 20, 2016 2:17:32 PM | 2

So the "global breakthrough in the ability to locate tunnels” is the "technology" of bribing a senior Hamas commander with "considerable capital".

That is historically "unique"? In Israel?

Israelis have become so profoundly stupid. Dumb as plugs.

Posted by: MRW | Apr 20, 2016 2:37:29 PM | 3

Shekelology = The Occult Technology of Power (RexResearch).

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Apr 20, 2016 2:57:21 PM | 4

Bribes work.

In USA tens of millions get meager government assistance while oligarchs loot the country via environmental degradation, trade deals, a starvation minimum wage, bloated military for 'projecting power' that benefits multi-national corporations, etc.

First sold as "shared sacrifice" and "trickle-down", one is now more likely to hear some variation of STFU now that 'citizens' have been redefined as 'consumers of government services'.

Posted by: Jackrabbit | Apr 20, 2016 3:36:02 PM | 5

@3 mrw - i wanted to thank you for the book recommendation on ssr a month or two ago - 'mistakes were made, (but not by me)".. very insightful. thank you.

the country of israel can lay claim to running an open air prison called 'gaza'... if they want to lay claim to the long term damage it does to their international standing - that would be a great start.. anything else is bullshit from start to finish..

Posted by: james | Apr 20, 2016 4:26:39 PM | 6


Adding more examples: "illegal" immigrant 'guest workers'; outright fraud (like sub-prime mortgages).

Posted by: Jackrabbit | Apr 20, 2016 4:59:44 PM | 7

Kudos to b.

This is a great example of citizen reporting by just 'connecting the dots'.

Posted by: Jackrabbit | Apr 20, 2016 5:02:06 PM | 8

At least Satanyahu was honest in admitting that Israel was investing considerable amounts of capital in combating the tunnel threat.

The people building the tunnel should raise the price and get some more of that money.

Posted by: Jen | Apr 20, 2016 6:31:56 PM | 9

Reading about traitors to the Palestinian cause is disheartening. Reading about the Israeli NAZIs or that the NYTimes abets their lies is dog bites man. But it's truly saddening to read about Palestinians betraying their brothers and sisters.

Posted by: jfl | Apr 20, 2016 7:27:22 PM | 10

@4 More like shekelology= speleology ;)

Posted by: Lozion | Apr 21, 2016 2:26:31 AM | 11

Divining rods?The Hamas turncoat;Homosexuality?Or some other peccadillo used by Zion to blackmail?
Divide and conquer;Look at America where Ziomonsters call 19th century heroes evil.Transgender bathrooms?He she or it.Creating new bathrooms in existing school buildings is quite expensive,but hey,special interests come first.
Things are getting weirder and weirder.

Posted by: dahoit | Apr 21, 2016 10:04:55 AM | 12

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