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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Flotilla hypocrisy

David Harris wonders why the flotilla of fools is only interested in going to Gaza.
Now don't bet the family farm that the flotilla folk will show up anytime soon in Egypt, Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia, or anywhere else outside Gaza. The reason? Simple and obvious. If it doesn't have an Israeli connection, they're just not interested.

Why? Good question. Their single-minded obsession with Israel and all its alleged sins is worthy of in-depth psychological studies, just like their neglect of truly egregious examples of human suffering that don't involve the world's one and only Jewish state.

The predictable response of the flotilla folk and their ardent defenders will be that "two wrongs don't make a right," or that this is all a diversion from what's going on in Gaza.

Well, no, two wrongs don't make a right, but how to explain the thunderous silence of the flotilla folk -- self-defined, modern civil-rights torchbearers -- as basic freedoms are trampled on before their eyes in country after country, only to be met with telling indifference?

Just imagine how empowering it would be for those at grave risk to themselves, from Tripoli to Tehran, to know they have a lifeline of caring people prepared to risk their own life and limb in brotherly and sisterly solidarity!

But then again, life and limb would literally be on the line. The flotilla folk, even if they gave a fig for what's going on in Syria or Iran, know full well that they wouldn't stand a chance against regimes that have shown no respect whatsoever for the sanctity of human life. For all the demonization of Israel, they know they can count on the conscience of a democratic society that uses force -- yes, according to a strict code of conduct -- only as a last resort. If there are, however, flotilla folk who truly seek martyrdom, their chances, they should take note, do rise dramatically with an attempted protest at Assad's office or Iran's prisons.

And then there's the diversion charge -- all this being just a smoke screen to distract from what's going on in Gaza.

And what exactly is going on in Gaza? Last I looked, Hamas was in charge. And last I checked, Hamas was a genocidal group, with the stated aim of killing Jews and destroying Israel. (And to the flotilla folk, a friendly warning -- if you yourselves ever fell under Hamas' rule, at a bare minimum, say goodbye to the freedoms you purport to cherish.) It's been labeled a terrorist organization by the U.S. and EU. Even so, aid is arriving across two land borders -- Israel and Egypt -- and the UN is present in force.
Read the whole thing. He's spot-on. I'm still waiting to hear an explanation of why it's more important to help Gaza than Syria or Iran. And I don't expect to receive a satisfactory one other than anti-Semitism.

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At 5:52 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Of course its anti-Semitism!

Anti-Jewish bigots hide their bigotry behind liberal language. It doesn't change who they really are!

At 5:58 PM, Blogger Juniper in the Desert said...

They would get killed by snipers if they went anywhere else, and the world would not comment: mozlems can kill whom they wish and the MSM is silent as the grave.


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