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Sunday, June 06, 2010

'What would we do'?

Danielle Pletka asks a question that all Americans who oppose Israel's actions against the flotilla of fools ought to think about (Hat Tip: Michael Rubin).
On Tuesday, I posted a short piece over at the American Enterprise Institute's blog asking what we would do if a flotilla made its way toward Guantanamo to deliver aid and comfort to the victims of American aggression, illegal detention or some such. And if that flotilla ignored warnings to turn away and refused to allow U.S. security to board peacefully to examine the contents. And if, once boarded, those on the boats attacked our servicemen. It hasn't happened -- yet. But why not?

After all, the flotilla wasn't really about the Palestinians. If it were, then why not float a shipment to the refugee camps in Lebanon? And it's not really about rights. If it were, then why not protest Hamas' treatment of girls in U.N. Relief and Works Agency camps? The spokeswoman for the flotilla made clear that the mission was more about Israel than it was about actually helping anyone; indeed, the flotilla refused to dock for inspection and transportation of goods to Gaza (maybe they were worried someone would think bulletproof vests and night-vision goggles were not educational). It's not even about getting food and medicine to the Palestinians, something Israel facilitates already.
Read the whole thing.


At 5:57 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

All Israel is trying to do is quarantine Iranian influence on the Mediterranean. And yet that's exactly the door a mindless Europe wants to crank all the way open.

What could go wrong indeed


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