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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Flotilla of fools to include embedded useful idiots

I saw a tweet yesterday about reporters being embedded on the flotilla of fools, but didn't have time to look for details about it. Alana Goodman reports that reporters from the New York Times, CNN and CBS will be along for the trip - and apparently some others.

Alana thinks this might be a good thing.
The one upside of this development is at least now flotilla activists will have a more difficult time attacking IDF soldiers with knives once the network news cameras are rolling. But the unfortunate downside is these reporters are giving the flotilla activists exactly what they’re aiming for – media attention. Seeing as there’s no humanitarian reason for the flotilla (which is even more obvious now that the Egyptian border with Gaza has been opened), its only point is to generate publicity. The activists are sure to receive a lot of media coverage this time around – and they won’t even have to resort to stabbing soldiers to get it.
I would guess that any reporter who will be allowed on one of those ships will be sympathetic to their cause in the first place. So I wouldn't expect them to do anything to prevent another armed attack on IDF soldiers. And remember that on the Mavi Marmara, the IHH thugs sent everyone who wasn't one of their own to the lowest deck before the 'action' started.

But my guess is that there will be no boarding this time. The Navy will stop the boats without actually going aboard. I just hope those reporters can swim.


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At 10:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One way that would prove fruitful is if the Israeli Navy
jammed, or some how disabled, the Flotilla's propellers.

Then they'd have a "Floating Flotilla" that was all dressed up with no where to go....... apart from where Israel decided to tow them.

It would take the wind out of their sails, and they'd all look like a bunch of floating idiots in front of the media cameras. All the same, Israel should show up with their own cameras.....just to keep everyone honest.

At 11:18 PM, Blogger ais cotten19 said...

Isn't it an act of war to break a blockade? Meaning US reporters are working from and cooperating with an enemy position? I think this almost puts the US in the same position Turkey was last time, essentially in alliance with Hamas.

At 1:08 AM, Blogger Eema to 3 said...

Maybe some reporters would like to be embedded on a semi bringing goods to Gaza? Nah, too boring, just a routine truck drive.


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