June 1, 2010
Israelis assault a ship in International waters and call it self-defense. US agrees while the rest of the world condemns Israel
The confrontation between Israeli commandos and activists on ships bound for Gaza has led to yet another international cry for condemnation of Israel and ending the Gaza blockade. Commandos dropped from helicopters to the ships and were met by activists who decided to protect themselves from the invasion. Scullfles ensued, and 10 activists were killed by Israeli small arms fire. Several members of the IDF storm troopers were also injured. Israel, of course claims it was only protecting itself, but who gave them the right to stop the ships in international waters? That was a criminal act, and any defense against the criminal act cannot itself be criminal. This foolishness has to stop.
Israel has an attitude that anything it does is legal, and everything it does is in self-defense. Apparently humanitarian supplies are offensive weapons--instead let the Gazans life in filth and poverty and may be they will eventually go away. Not likely to happen now or in the future.
The US, the small puppy for Israel, particularly now under Czarina Clinton at State, will let them do anything they choose. The US, in the face of the rest of the UN Security Council got a resolution watered down sufficiently that Israel was not condemned--only the event was condemned. Yet, the US claims it has standing to be peace-maker in the region. RUBBISH.
Major nations ought to remove their ambassadors, as Turkey has done, and isolate Israel further until that Israeli Government stops its genocial actions in Gaza and the West Bank, and starts real actions toward peace in the region. The festering sore in the Mideast is not Iran, or Syria, or the Hamas, it is the attitude of the successive Israeli Governments, supported by the US, that allows them to be international murders and killers, and get away with it under the protection of Uncle Sam.