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Post time 2010-6-12 02:32:45 |Display all floors
By MICHAEL PECK
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Real peace activists don’t carry knives.

Real humanitarians don’t beat soldiers with metal bars.

The Islamists on the Gaza convoy that attacked the Israeli boarding party were not peace activists. They were martyrs-in-waiting. Instead of strapping on a suicide vest and walking into an Tel Aviv restaurant, they attacked Israeli soldiers knowing damn well what the response would be. The Islamists knew the Israelis were coming. Anyone and everyone who has been following the news for the past week knew that the Israelis would stop the convoy. There were children and elderly people aboard those vessels. Genuine aid workers with a shred of conscience would have done their best to ensure that there was no provocation, no violence, nothing that would set off heavily armed commandos. Instead we see video of these “humanitarians” stabbing an Israeli soldier. So it was “disproportionate” for Israeli soldiers to respond with lethal force? Try attacking an American police officer with a metal pipe and see how proportionate it is. Better yet, try it on a Hamas cop in Gaza.

Now the usual suspects – the leftists, the progressives, the British media – are leading the usual assault against Israel. They are so filled with self-righteous indignation, and yet so incapable of self-reflection that they cannot ask themselves a basic question: What kind of people would provoke a fight with armed soldiers on ships filled with innocent people? The answer is that these are people who don’t care how many die; martyrdom is glorious, especially against the Jews. These are not people who give a damn about human rights or women’s rights or the environment. The Left does itself no credit by allying with them.

Israel won’t let supplies into Gaza because it fears a flood of Iranian-supplied missiles on its southern border, just like what happened when Iranian-supplied Scuds ended up in Hezbollah’s hands on the northern border. To the Israelis, this is part of a war to destroy the Jewish state.  Sometimes they’re wrong, but not in this case. This convoy wasn’t about humanitarian aid. Those genuinely concerned with human life would have done everything they could to avoid violence. I’m sure many of the people on that convoy didn’t want violence. But some did. If the world is going to blame Israel, it needs to blame them as well.

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Post time 2010-6-12 12:32:13 |Display all floors
Try boarding an Israeli cargo ship (non military) without their approval and see what type of response you get

Then get back to me about how it is the fault of the floatilla members

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Post time 2010-6-12 17:38:34 |Display all floors

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Try focusing on the topic...

That of boarding a ship bound for Gaza.......

A military zone......


Then get back to me.................   

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Post time 2010-6-13 00:36:56 |Display all floors
80 km in international waters

Carrying food and building supplies

Get back to me when they are suspected of carrying weapons beyond kitchen knives and pipes. Something more along the lines of SMG, RPG etc. You know something more dangerous then food poisoning

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Post time 2010-6-13 01:54:48 |Display all floors
The knives they were armed with were not kitchen knives, both in the pictures were "combat" knives....... so there was pre-planning to respond with violence.
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But in defense of the flotilla, only one ship responded with violence and they were boarded in international waters. Boarding a vessel in international waters without UN mandate is an act of war or piracy, which allows for the crew to defend their ship.

Israel should have waited until the vessels entered their waters.
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This whole issue is over building supplies, which would be a stupid reason if there was not an overall agenda involved. Families who can not repair their homes or build new ones do not grow and will ultimately move on or succumb to the elements. This policy is a slow death, which I believe is its intended purpose.

Will Hamas use some of the concrete to build bunkers..... possibly. Is that reason enough to deny people roofs over their heads and the misery of living in shacks or tents that are ultimately ruled unlawful and torn down to make room for new Israeli settlements...... no.

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Post time 2010-6-13 10:11:03 |Display all floors
Israel is supplied with all the bombs and bullets its heart desires.

The Palestinians get locked in a cage for defending itself from the Israeli land grab.

No human r!ghts for the Palestinians, I'm sorry.

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