Powered by WebAds

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Europe's alternate reality

Europe is living in an alternate reality regarding the events of the early morning hours of May 31, one hundred kilometers off Israel's coast. In Europe's world, the six ships of the flotilla of fools were carrying 'unarmed peace activists' who were attacked by Israeli soldiers who fired machine guns as they shimmied down ropes from helicopters overhead. Yes, really.
The activists had no weapons on board, and allowing them to reach Gaza would not have posed a threat to Israel. Netanyahu's predecessor, Ehud Olmert, allowed such ships to pass through the blockade several times. And there were also alternatives. For example, the Israeli navy could have destroyed the ships' rudder, says Swedish author Henning Mankell, who was on board the pro-Gaza flotilla.
Der Spiegel ignores all the photos and videos that show that the 'activists' aboard the Mavi Marmara were armed and sought 'martyrs' for the 'Palestinian' cause. They also ignore (as has most of the media and the blogosphere) the fact that unlike the other five ships whose rudders were destroyed, the Mavi Marmara was too big to be attacked that way. Destroying the rudder would likely have sunk the ship.

And by the way, Olmert's policy was so effective at keeping out weapons that it led to thousands of rockets hitting Israel before Operation Cast Lead was undertaken. Maybe they'd like to return to that situation, but we would not.

But why let reality get in the way of an anti-Semitic fantasy?


At 12:20 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Nothing has ever gotten in the way of sticking it to the Jews. Now that we know the the truth about the Mavi Marmara, can we stop with Israel's self-flagellation in front of a world drunk on hatred of the Jews and Israel?

Its expecting too much to expect the Israel government to say "NO" to those baying for Jewish blood. Such is the time we live in.

What could go wrong indeed


Post a Comment

<< Home