- France's chutzpah
- The Israeli Foreign Ministry on the Flotilla skirmish
- Passion and instinct vs. reason and wisdom
- More Video Of The Gaza Flotilla Ambush
- Meet One Of Those Peace Activists From The Gaza Flotilla
- Video: Can Anyone Explain Why 'Human Rights Activists' Are Rushing To Help Terrorists?
- Fact: International Law Supports Israel Against Gaza Flotilla
- Video Shows Gaza Flotilla Spokesperson Lies
- Musical monday #143
- 10 Deaths Aboard Gaza Flotilla--Is It Because Of Their Terrorist Connections?
- Flotilla boarded: Some number killed
Posted: 31 May 2010 05:09 PM PDT
France's President Sarkozy termed Israel's conduct "disproportionate"; Chancellor Angela Merkel's administration noted that Israel's actions did not conform to proportionality; the European Union's high representative for foreign affairs, Catherine Ashton, demanded that Israel end its blockade of the terrorist entity Hamas, which controls Gaza, without any preconditions such as the release of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit and the cessation of Hamas rocket attacks on Israel.
I don't know how many of you recall France's greatest military adventure of the past generation:
The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior has been blown up in Auckland Harbour, New Zealand.
I generally don't have much sympathy for Greenpeace. But Greenpeace, however misguided, did not challenge France's right to exist and was not aiding terrorists intending to threaten French nationals. Nor were its members videotaped shouting "Death to France."
Sarkozy, alas, is starting to mimic his pathetic predecessor.
Posted: 31 May 2010 02:51 PM PDT
The following is the proper reply to all the current ranting about the Flotilla skirmish. My source is IMRA, but it is not their original content, so I am going to reproduce the whole thing. I assume the Israeli Foreign Ministry wanted it distributed:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs 31 May 2010 - distributed May 31, 2010 5:18 PMThe morality of Israel's actions in this incident is the same as that of Israel's Gaza blockade.
Crossposted on Judeopundit
Posted: 31 May 2010 02:04 PM PDT
I gotta say that "passion and instinct" should win every time. (Besides, "passion and instinct" always gets the girl.)
I also think that the "reason and wisdom" is overrated. I mean in middle of battle Capt. Reason and Wisdom shouts, "Fire at Will." Huh? Why'd he take out his first officer at critical moments?
Crossposted on Yourish.
Posted: 31 May 2010 12:11 PM PDT
Keep in mind what one of the Flotilla spokespersons said while you watch the video:
Audrey Bomse, a spokesperson for the Free Gaza Movement, which is behind the convoy, told the BBC Israel's actions were disproportionate. "We were not going to pose any violent resistance. The only resistance that there might be would be passive resistance such as physically blocking the steering room, or blocking the engine room downstairs, so that they couldn't get taken over. But that was just symbolic resistance."
When the media dutifully reports everything you say without investigating whether it's actually true, you actually can say just about anything.
Posted: 31 May 2010 11:52 AM PDT
Here's one of those humanitarian activists who came prepared:
And apparently, the group sang songs too. Check out this video from MEMRI:
'Khaybar, Khaybar, oh Jews, the army of Muhammed will return'
And what is so special about Khaybar? Andrew Bostom writes:
Muhammad's failures or incomplete successes were consistently recompensed by murderous attacks on the Jews. The Muslim prophet-warrior developed a penchant for assassinating individual Jews, and destroying Jewish communities "by expropriation and expulsion (Banu Quaynuqa and B. Nadir), or massacring their men, and enslaving their women and children (Banu Qurayza). Just before subduing the Medinan Jewish tribe Banu Qurayza and orchestrating the mass execution of their adult males, Muhammad invoked perhaps the most striking Koranic motif for the Jews debasement--"he addressed these Jews, with hateful disparagement, as "You brothers of monkeys." Subsequently, in the case of the Khaybar Jews, Muhammad had the male leadership killed, and plundered their riches. The terrorized Khaybar survivors "industrious Jewish farmers "became prototype subjugated dhimmis whose productivity was extracted by the Muslims as a form of permanent booty. (And according to the Muslim sources, even this tenuous vassalage was arbitrarily terminated within a decade of Muhammad's death when Caliph Umar expelled the Jews of Khaybar.)Gee, I wonder what they had in mind when they were singing that song? That ain't Kumbaya, and no--these are not humanitarian activists. And we know exactly what they were thinking while singing that song:
Posted: 31 May 2010 11:46 AM PDT
Maybe they are hurrying to eat at the Roots Club in Gaza:
Take a look at their menu and at everything the Roots Club offers. Check out the page on YouTube
@drakosha2 who said that there are starvation in Gaza, their is siege and occupation but not hunger, and we have around 10 restaurants and hotels in Gaza, why is people see that as a problem.(Actually, the only ones who see that as a problem are the ones who don't want the world to know these restaurants exist--after all, Gaza is not supposed to have a middle-class.) Then again, maybe the members of the flotilla just want to try out Gaza's Olympic-size swimming pool
Gaza's first Olympic-standard swimming pool was inaugurated at the As-Sadaka club during a ceremony on Tuesday held by the Islamic Society. Gaza government ministers, members of the Palestinian Legislative Council, leaders of Islamic and national governing bodies, as well as club members and athletes were among those at the opening ceremony, where Secretary-General of the Islamic Society Nasim Yaseen thanked the donors who helped realize the project. [emphasis added]Club members? An area that we are led to believe is knee-deep in poverty has a club? Who knew? And naturally, they will expect fine accommodations No problem--there's the Aldeira Hotel
No one begrudges Gazans their any of these things--but then the existence of the middle class who frequents hotels and clubs like these should be noted by the media along with everything else.
But it's not.
At the very least, admitting that Gaza is not all poverty would expose the Gaza Flotilla for what it is: a PR campaign against Israel--and an opportunity to ambush and kill Israelis:
Posted: 31 May 2010 11:38 AM PDT
Palestinian apologists are fond of--and adept at--claiming that Israel is contravening international law whenever it defends itself.
Not surprisingly--those apologists are twisting the law again.
We can only hope that the people who habitually take everything the pro-Palestinian apologists say as true will take the opportunity to check the facts.
Yes, and it would be nice if the media did too.
by Daled Amos
Posted: 31 May 2010 11:27 AM PDT
http://daledamos.blogspot.comThe BBC dutifully carries the following:
Audrey Bomse, a spokesperson for the Free Gaza Movement, which is behind the convoy, told the BBC Israel's actions were disproportionate. "We were not going to pose any violent resistance. The only resistance that there might be would be passive resistance such as physically blocking the steering room, or blocking the engine room downstairs, so that they couldn't get taken over. But that was just symbolic resistance."Symbolic of what--ambushing and murdering Jews? Palestinian apologists are attempting to pull a fraud on the magnitude of Jenin. Remember what the media reported then?
Jenin 'massacre evidence growing' Israeli tanks have begun to pull out
A British forensic expert who has gained access to the West Bank city of Jenin says evidence points to a massacre by Israeli forces.
Prof Derrick Pounder, who is part of an Amnesty International team granted access to Jenin, said he has seen bodies lying in the streets and received eyewitness accounts of civilian deaths. The Dundee University expert said the Amnesty investigation has only just begun but Palestinian claims of a massacre were gaining foundation as the team continued its analysis. He said: "The truth will come out, as it has come out in Bosnia and Kosovo, as it has in other places where we've had these kinds of allegations.Back then, the media and 'humanitarian groups' swallowed the lies hook, line and sinker--merely on the words of the Arabs, before it was proven that there was no such massacre. Will the media be more critical this time?
Posted: 31 May 2010 09:58 AM PDT
Welcome to the 143th edition of Musical Monday. As you know Elie and I alternate hosting.
In honor of our third anniversary, we decided to do things a little differently. Last week, Elie gave you lyrics and, as usual, you figured out the songs and TRN correctly identified the theme as songs whose titles were also titles of movies. This week there's no theme to figure out, but the challenge will be to match the titles with the actors (and years) the movies came out. (according to IMDB.) Thanks to Clayton's mid-week review, we have the following results from last week.
Thanks to all our participants and keep playing.And most of all thanks to Elie, without whose contributions this feature, wouldn't have lasted so long!
1) A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
40) Misery - The Beatles
Now, with the actors, I realize you can also work backwards, if you recognize a movie it could help you identify unidentified lyrics.
Posted: 31 May 2010 02:14 AM PDT
The IHH is a humanitarian group? Not by a long shot.
Based on the paper: The Role of Islamic Charities in International Terrorist Recruitment and Financing by Evan F. Kohlmann, published by The Danish Institute for International Studies, the court papers of the case of the United States of America v. Abdurahman Muhammad Alamoudi (especially page 17), and Right Side News, it emerges that:
Not surprisingly, the media continues to give this group--and everyone associated with the flotilla--a pass.
And that was before Israel confronted the ships.
Now that there have been deaths, how much more tilted can we expect the media to be?
by Daled Amos
Posted: 30 May 2010 11:52 PM PDT
This is going to dominate the news and the blogs for a while. The Jerusalem Post headline reads "Gaza flotilla: 2 dead, dozens injured in navy boarding."
Passengers tried to wrest weapons from soldiers, Army Radio reports; Turkish leadership call emergency meeting to discuss response to attack at sea, call in Israeli ambassador.There may be further clarifications to come. In the meantime, Iran's PressTV is reporting ten were killed:
sraeli forces have attacked the international aid convoy Freedom Flotilla en route to the besieged Gaza Strip, killing at least 10 people and leaving more than 50 injured.Al Jazeera is reporting "up to 16 people" killed:
Israeli forces have attacked a flotilla of aid-carrying ships aiming to break the country's siege on Gaza.The news accounts probably won't vary so widely in the morning.
Crossposted on Judeopundit
Update: IRIB Radio: "Israel attacks Gaza aid flotilla, 20 killed"
Update: J-Post is now reporting "at least 10" deaths.
Update: NY Times: "14 Deaths Reported as Israel Attacks Aid Flotilla"
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