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Monday, May 31, 2010

Here's to the Gaza Flotilla

[UPDATE | Monday 5PM: Turkish and Israeli TV reporting shots fired and deaths as IDF commandos try to get onboard the vessels. —TS.]

Gaza flotilla ready to sail
An organiser of the flotilla carrying tonnes of supplies for the Gaza Strip says the ships will sail for the blockaded territory today. If they leave from off Cyprus on schedule, they will reach the area tonight. Israel says they will be intercepted and towed to an Israeli port and activists will be given the choice of deportation or jail. The cargo will be distributed in Gaza after a security check.

What a beautiful idea huh folks? A flotilla of hope for the people of Gaza who are being punished for having the temerity to elect a radical Government whom wouldn't have been elected if the oppressive occupation perpetrated upon the Palestinian people hadn't radicalized them in the first place.

Ain't blowback hilarious?

The cruelty being inflicted by the economic strangulation of the people in Gaza is an action that should be better described as a low level war crime with the most annoying part being that the bloody West have done all they can to shield Israel from any criticism!

Report 2010: Global justice gap condemns millions
(London) A global justice gap is being made worse by power politics despite a landmark year for international justice, said Amnesty International today in its annual assessment of human rights worldwide. Launching Amnesty International Report 2010: State of the World’s Human Rights, which documents abuses in 159 countries, the organization said that powerful governments are blocking advances in international justice by standing above the law on human rights, shielding allies from criticism and acting only when politically convenient.

As Gordon at Scoop points out...
Collective punishment of an entire population is – to repeat – a war crime. Nor has the punishment inflicted on Gaza been proportionate – as international law also requires – to any threat to the Israeli population that has been emanating from Gaza.

Shouldn't the OECD review it's decision to allow Israel to join them? Is this the acceptable ongoing behaviour of a member of the OECD?


At 31/5/10 1:52 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Ain't blowback hilarious?"

No Bomber its weak. Still as long as the palestinians aren't engaging in their usual practice of sending suicide bombers into school buses I suspect the Israelis are happy although this is something you'd probably be displeased with.

Thank god for the wall.

At 31/5/10 3:38 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The instant a vessel enters Israeli territorial waters, a couple of shots should be fired across the bow, and the vessel should be ordered to turn around. If it doesn't, the next shot goes into the center of the vessel.

This isn't a game. There is not a single country in the world that would allow itself to be victimized by this type of huge propaganda effort. (I assure you that humanitarian endeavor has nothing to do with it. If humanitarianism is that important, why doesn't the flotilla sail for North Korea, deep in the throes of a famine that has claimed 3 million lives in slightly under two years?)

Like I said -- the first shots warn. If they don't turn around -- well -- they have only themselves to blame for the consequences.

At 31/5/10 4:43 pm, Blogger Christian said...

Ernest Hemingway would have packed his bags and sailed off to war with Galloway and others...HOW POOR IS THE REVOLUTION THAT DOESN'T DREAM?


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