danmillerinpanama:

The PM spoke of the fifteen second waring to take shelter:

“If an alarm is sounded, people in southern Israel — one million people — have 15 seconds to find shelter. I don’t know if any of your governments will accept this reality. I cannot accept this,” he told some 50 ambassadors in Ashkelon. “The world needs to understand that Israel has the right and duty to defend its citizens. We will act to stop the rocket fire.”

Fifteen seconds is a very short time. Here is a video illustrating that

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PM briefs foreign ambassadors on possible Gaza ground operation to ‘reassert Israeli deterrence’ | The Times of Israel.

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton calls on both sides ‘to refrain from exacerbating the situation,’ hails Egyptian mediation efforts

November 12, 2012, 1:38 pm5
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (center) with EU diplomats in Jerusalem, October 16 (photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (center) with EU diplomats in Jerusalem, October 16 (photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday started taking steps to shore up international support for a possible military ground operation into Gaza that would aim to quell the ongoing rocket fire from the strip.

“If an alarm is sounded, people in southern Israel — one million people — have 15 seconds to find shelter. I don’t know if any of your governments will accept this reality. I cannot accept this,” he told some 50 ambassadors in Ashkelon. “The world needs to understand that Israel has the…

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I was graduated from Yale University in 1963 with a B.A. in economics and from the University of Virginia School of law, where I was the notes editor of the Virginia Law Review in 1966. Following four years of active duty with the Army JAG Corps, with two tours in Korea, I entered private practice in Washington, D.C. specializing in communications law. I retired in 1996 to sail with my wife, Jeanie, on our sailboat Namaste to and in the Caribbean. In 2002, we settled in the Republic of Panama and live in a very rural area up in the mountains. I have contributed to Pajamas Media and Pajamas Tatler. In addition to my own blog, Dan Miller in Panama, I an an editor of Warsclerotic and contribute to China Daily Mail when I have something to write about North Korea.
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