Egyptian Gaza truce draft offering Hamas “Calm for Cash” is unacceptable to Israel

Cairo is going out of its way to push Israel into accepting one of the worst deals it has ever been offered, even if the prize on offer is membership of the Sunni bloc Egypt is building with Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
The latest Egyptian draft embraces the Palestinian Hamas’ corruption of Israel’s offer of “calm in return for calm.” Holding the truce deal up for ransom, Hamas may be getting away instead with “calm in return for cash.” Long dealings have taught counter-terror authorities everywhere that yielding to terrorists’ demands for payouts is fraught with every kind of danger – even when, as in the case of the Gaza Strip, the deal is wrapped around with “humanitarian considerations,” as some Israel ministers have tried to maintain.

In the hope of bringing Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) aboard after many failed attempts, Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi invited him to be the guest of the World Youth Forum meeting on Nov. 3 at the Sinai resort of Sharm El-Sheikh. He was given the opportunity to present the Palestinian case to the 165 attendees. To secure the event, the Egyptian military was placed on high alert in all of southern Sinai and roads to the town were blocked. A police cordon was thrown around the airport for the incoming visitors and explosive detection devices were diverted to Sharm away from their regular duties of combating the major ISIS peril in Sinai. All these measures were taken for the sake of El-Sisi’s determination to achieve a long-term truce for a three-year pause in Gaza violence staged by Palestinian terrorists who are hand in glove with ISIS, the terrorists plaguing Egypt from Sinai, next door to the Palestinian enclave.

The Egyptian president, while attempting for the umpteenth time to persuade the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to take charge of the Gaza Strip, cannot offer him any guarantees that Hamas will dismantle its armed Ezz-e-Din al-Qassam militia now or in three years’ time, or surrender its missiles and heavy artillery to the Palestinian Authority. This provision is Abbas’ sine qua non for taking charge of the territory, which is a critical element of the Egyptian plan. He has neither army nor the weapons for  asserting his authority there against armed Hamas terrorists.

All El-Sisi could offer Abu Mazen was simply this: There is nothing I can promise you for now. All I am trying to do at this time is to prevent a major war breaking out between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Are you with me or not?

Abbas’ reply is still unknown. However, other things are on the move in the Gaza Strip. For endorsing the Egyptian plan, Hamas has been assured the sum of $90m to cover its payroll for six months – part of the sum to be put up by Qatar. Fresh demands will inevitably be forthcoming after six months. Clearly Hamas’ demand for $15m per month in cash has been met and all the parties to the truce negotiations have caved.

A mechanism for ascertaining that this amount is not spent on terrorist activities was provided for in the plan. However, all the international mechanisms ever installed in the Gaza Strip for keeping the incoming aid funds flowing into projects for easing the population’s extreme hardships, have been forced to abandon their missions. As a result, Hamas had plenty of aid cash to build a network of terror tunnels and develop new weapons and devices.

The Israeli government has not seen fit to release to the public the content of the Egyptian truce plan for Gaza. DEBKAfile’s sources can reveal that the clauses most critical for Israel are absent. There are no sanctions or penalties hanging over Hamas’ head for violations of its commitments to a truce; exchanges of Israel fallen and hostages for Palestinian prisoners is not provided for now – maybe in few years’ time. And Hamas is under no prohibition against continuing to manufacture and develop missiles, rockets or any other weapons of aggression. The only viable provision contained in the deal Egypt has drawn up for a Gaza truce is a one-way infusion to Hamas of  Cash for Calm.

 

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47 thoughts on “Egyptian Gaza truce draft offering Hamas “Calm for Cash” is unacceptable to Israel

  • Nov 3, 2018 @ 22:23 at 22:23
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    How about bombing runs for calm?

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    • Nov 4, 2018 @ 6:45 at 6:45
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      C’mon, jews are experts at the protection racket. Pay up or suffer the consequences. Lol

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      • Nov 4, 2018 @ 15:58 at 15:58
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        trump is:your stinking mother works for a pimp,why di you complain

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        • Nov 4, 2018 @ 18:27 at 18:27
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          If the FBI didn’t know who you were before, they sure as hell do now, moron.

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  • Nov 3, 2018 @ 22:51 at 22:51
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    Once again:
    Peace does not come through negotiation, talks or diplomacy.
    Peace comes through victory.

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    • Nov 6, 2018 @ 4:21 at 4:21
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      Truth. Those helping Israel today are those that Israel caned hard for invading years ago. Israel needs to start caning again.

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  • Nov 3, 2018 @ 23:55 at 23:55
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    Gather Intelligence and kill all Hamas leaders at one day without warning.
    Dont use rockets or bombs but fine spy craft to do the job.
    Show them what the big M is capable to do.

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  • Nov 4, 2018 @ 0:03 at 0:03
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    It is not enough!
    We shall receive very big money, that’s Ok.
    But we also have to have the right to tent camp in weekends in the backyard of any Knesset member of our choice.

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  • Nov 4, 2018 @ 0:22 at 0:22
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    Why not 6 days of carpet bombing instead.That is the only answer they deserved.Please no more talks, just wasted time.

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    • Nov 4, 2018 @ 1:12 at 1:12
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      GREAT IDEA !! ……… Perhaps President Trump will lend a couple B-1B bombers for the run 🙂

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      • Nov 5, 2018 @ 5:22 at 5:22
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        Obomber killed over one million in Libya, Syria, and Yemen. Was that okay?

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    • Nov 6, 2018 @ 4:23 at 4:23
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      Nahhhh! Bring on the MOABs ! Leave no trash behind!

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    • Nov 16, 2018 @ 16:28 at 16:28
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      Hamas must be deleted from the face of the earth asap. No more talk🙏🏻

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  • Nov 4, 2018 @ 1:10 at 1:10
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    For Hamas…recognition of Israel, get rid of the charter, demilitarize and peace agreement.

    Israel does not need Egypt to open the door to the Sunnis.

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    • Nov 4, 2018 @ 1:15 at 1:15
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      TRUE …… However, it is always nice to play well with your neighbor….if possible !

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  • Nov 4, 2018 @ 3:00 at 3:00
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    Terrible idea. Provide them with more cash to kill us?

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  • Nov 4, 2018 @ 3:30 at 3:30
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    Peace give land no peace, give more land,still no peace.Give money still no peace. Can buy more weapons thou.

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    • Nov 5, 2018 @ 8:26 at 8:26
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      All we are saying…
      is Give Nakba a Chance!

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  • Nov 4, 2018 @ 3:34 at 3:34
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    if history has shown us everywhere and throughout history, every attempt to placating the enemy, has in every case, lead to a even worse scenario down the road. Be it Chamberlain, be it at the ether end of the spectrum, Hamas.
    making any deal with the devil only comes back to bite you and bite worse down the road.
    these are the liberals who want peace so badly, they will do almost anything to save themselves and their ideals.
    The ancient Hebrews knew best. the bible is filled with “smite” the enemy. it does not say negotiate, peace offerings etc.

    now, any person with half an ounce of brains, knows where the idea of cash for Hamas will lead.
    As the french say “‘ more the change, more it is the same” and so it shall be. death and mayhem will follow.

    The world is always changing.,Change getting rid of the rule of Hamas, the rule of Hezbollah and it’s supporter in Iran, will be that part of the needed change.
    it will take another “world trade center” for this to happen. nothing less.

    what we are witnessing will go on and on and on. perhaps that is the way the world has to be.

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    • Nov 4, 2018 @ 6:51 at 6:51
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      So you are saying that the Jews will plan another trade center disaster to suck in the Americans in fighting another war for you. Maybe the next disaster should be Tel-Aviv?

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      • Nov 4, 2018 @ 11:59 at 11:59
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        Is that why the Saudi royal family had to be extricated from the US the day after?

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      • Nov 4, 2018 @ 23:21 at 23:21
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        You zenophobic POS!
        You yanks have shown yourself capable of creating your own gigantic f*ck-ups , not once but over and over again!
        Then a-holes like you and that Bowers prick can just blame the Jews.
        And why not…it’s worked for millenia.
        But now will bite back yellow-belly.

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      • Nov 5, 2018 @ 8:30 at 8:30
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        You have an IQ of a Sand Na zi.

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  • Nov 4, 2018 @ 7:27 at 7:27
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    The more Israel tries to negotiate, the stronger and more bold hamas becomes.
    Now hamas wants to shakedown Israel like the mob.

    The more Israel tries to negotiate, the stronger and more bold hamas becomes.
    Israel is not winning any points by passively standing by as hamas continues to escalate their terror attacks against Israel and it’s citizens.

    The more Israel tries to negotiate, the stronger and more bold hamas becomes.
    Everyone sees this except the leaders in Israel.

    It’s time for our leaders, and Jews around the world to actively make a change. #Never Again.

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    • Nov 6, 2018 @ 4:36 at 4:36
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      When hamas cries for more, give them less. When they cry for more again, give them even less, again. And so on, until they cry for food and water and nothing more. Only then will Israel be safe. Only when Israel breaks her enemies hearts and spirits. Jordan is 75% of Israels promised lands from the Balfour conventions, however England gave it to Saudi dissidents and named them a Jordanian royalty just prior to Israel being named a sovereign state by UN. Jordan is Israel and any and all Palestinians from the so called second state need to be moved to Jordan and Palestine returned to Israels Territory. Israel has been robbed of too much already. Israel always was “occupied” by arabs who now complain as Jews return. Boot hurts when on the wrong foot. Israelis do not need the UN to ratify their existence as same with any other country. Keep pushing out Israel…from Egypt to the Euphrates as foretold…long before many of these states that “condemn” you even existed.

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  • Nov 4, 2018 @ 7:34 at 7:34
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    God willing this illegitimate regime of Jews will soon bite the dust and the cash of the Jews will be used to build a modern Arab Islamic Republic extending from Red Sea to the Euphrates River with no Jewish territories. Jews will not be discriminated as long as they follow the rules of the Islamic Republic and pay their due share to the Government.

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    • Nov 4, 2018 @ 12:02 at 12:02
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      Islam is a fake religion that can never defeat the Jews.

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    • Nov 4, 2018 @ 14:24 at 14:24
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      Whatever suleiman (Solomon) haq, even your name is taken from the Jews. I also know your woman, the one from Egypt where you both ran away to to the UAE, another insignificant placeholder acting as if you are something. Understand that you are lucky the Jews are your enemy, because if they had to start fighting like you Arabs do….damn. This would all be over by the next summer. Look at the Iraq-Iran War (1.5 mill dead), Syria conflict (+300K dead) Yemen conflict (+250K dead) and all the other muslim wars. Nobody kills Muslims more than Muslims do. Guess your mind has to deal with this fact by blaming the Jews for all the ills instead. Don’t be small all your life, at some point you and your tribe will have to grow up and evolve past the 7th century. It will happen eventually, the question is will it be in your life or do you expect the world to carry on entertaining your backward mentality?

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    • Nov 5, 2018 @ 2:06 at 2:06
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      Do you think it is year 1 of Hijra Mr. Suleiman? All the money of Islamic countries tend to go back to the West paying for arms where as those arms are being used by the current Arab Islamic Republics are using to fight each other and kill their citizens by the hundreds of thousands. Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Algeria, Sudan etc…. and the “prosperous” citizens of those prosperous Arab Islamic Republics are leaving those prosperous Arab Islamic Republics by the thousands to the west fleeing the successful examples of those Republics…….. can you see the derangement Mr. Suleiman? you do not need more land, you need more ethics…….

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    • Nov 5, 2018 @ 6:33 at 6:33
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      Suleiman – Haq mir nisht ken cheinik – and while you’re at it, GFY you miserable piss of Arab jizz, ya.

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    • Nov 6, 2018 @ 4:37 at 4:37
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      Its a pity ISIL missed you so far…….So far!!! 🙂

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  • Nov 4, 2018 @ 8:23 at 8:23
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    Infest Gaza with different tribes of Arabs full of hate eager to destroy the other groups.
    Then lean back and watch the games

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  • Nov 4, 2018 @ 8:24 at 8:24
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    #Never Again
    #They Must Go

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  • Nov 4, 2018 @ 10:09 at 10:09
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    Ask not what your country can do for Hamas, but ask what Hamas can do for your country instead!

    President John Player Kent-Malboro

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  • Nov 4, 2018 @ 12:59 at 12:59
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    So what’s wrong about the model they use in the rest of the Islamic terror-stricken Middle East where, for example, ISIS is given an ultimatum: surrender of be destroyed?

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  • Nov 4, 2018 @ 14:46 at 14:46
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    I think people need to keep in consideration what happens with necessary allies and semi-allies when you take the most aggressive actions.

    ISIS does not have a sizable level of support from governments (and their populations) who are substantially allied with the USA and/or Israel. This means that attacking them doesn’t run a lot of risk of alienating those who might otherwise choose to be somewhat allied or at least not active enemies.

    If you start a huge bombing campaign in a place like Gaza with large quantities of civilian casualties you could count on at least a temporary downgrade in the support even from the USA and the USA is vital to the existence of Israel. Here in the USA there is a lot of support for Israel but our Leftists have a huge anti-Zionist streak and many of them are frankly anti-Semitic. Even a very significant percentage of people in the USA who consider themselves to be Jewish are effectively anti-Zionist.

    What would happen elsewhere in the Muddle East would be a frank disaster. There are huge problems with the perception of Israel in the Middle East and if you start killing off huge numbers of people in Gaza you would find that almost no Middle Eastern country would be able to maintain generally friendly or non-hostile relationships with Israel. If they did not exhibit frank and material hostility to Israel the rulers would likely be overthrown.

    The recent moves by the likes of Jordan and Turkey are already very problematic and if you toss in the concerns that Saudi Arabia’s MBS may already have his position threatened?

    The simple and sort of obvious solutions of simply killing off all the terrorists you can find with little regard for the collateral damage would result in the destruction of Israel. This is partly why Iran keeps trying to finance Hamas and to stir up atrocities which might provoke a commensurate response from the Israeli government. If Israel does what some in this thread want – and what Iran, Syria, Hizballah, etc. wants? Israel is in huge trouble.

    The Israeli government is in the unenviable position of having to balance the interests and predispositions of the very many players who are relevant in their region. Actions which might seem to many to be obviously indicated can have implications which would be horrendous for Israel.

    Israel has to accept a certain level of damage for a long time in order to gradually build stronger alliances and to move the public opinion of the people of the region from the current tendency to antipathy to at least one of neutrality if not outright support.

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    • Nov 4, 2018 @ 17:31 at 17:31
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      History has proven that to the victor go the spoils. Weakness is detested and leads to failure and collapse.

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    • Nov 6, 2018 @ 4:50 at 4:50
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      “Israel has to accept a certain level of damage for a long time” You say this, but name me just one other state in the world who would be willing to do this? No one. Israel is not dealing with normal people…it is dealing with a group of primitive sociopaths that still believe in life from the 6th century. Its simple…Israel needs to stand strong. Massive bombing is not the answer from a civilized community, even if we are not fighting civilized people. But an all out invasion is necessary to physically remove every player of opposition to the state of Israel. These people claim to be ” Israelis” and yet attack the citizens of their own country by their own words, simply because they can not get their way. They all deserve death as traitors at the least, terrorists at worse. Their descriptive tittle comes from their own wants and words of who they claim to be. When the world interferes… let them know the reality of being a nuclear capable country… Back of and stay off. Time heals all wounds. Israel will then grow to be its own sovereign nation without having to live like hell to achieve it, as would be the case if you let the world dictate what they want. Israel must act for Israel with no thought of what any other person thinks or feels.

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  • Nov 4, 2018 @ 14:50 at 14:50
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    Invade Gaza, conquer and occupy.

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  • Nov 4, 2018 @ 14:59 at 14:59
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    did anyone check the torah for possible solutions? Worked for king david.

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    • Nov 4, 2018 @ 21:00 at 21:00
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      i checked. it said:

      And death shall be preferable to life for all the residue that remain of this evil family, which remain in all the places whither I have cast them out, says the Lord of Hosts.

      4. And you shall say to them; so says the Lord: Shall they fall and not rise, if he repents, will He not return?

      5. Why has this people, Jerusalem, slid back a perpetual backsliding? They have held on to deceit, they refuse to repent.

      8. How do you say, “We are wise, and the Law of the Lord is with us”? Verily, behold it is in vain, he made a false scribes’ pen.

      9. Wise men were ashamed, they were broken and caught; behold they rejected the word of the Lord, now what wisdom have they

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  • Nov 4, 2018 @ 22:31 at 22:31
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    Hamas is a Islamic militant organization. In the history of Islam Islamic militants never honored a cease fire treaty, they would break it when it is convenient and favorable. Starting with the first cease fire treaty in Islam (solh Al hudaibiya) up to the wars in Syria, Iraq etc….. So? don’t be stupid or foolish or wishful thinkers……..

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  • Nov 9, 2018 @ 6:09 at 6:09
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    Calm for cash = Pay for slay

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