Daily Archives: June 3, 2010

More on Israel…


Date: June 3, 2010

Ashamed of My Country…

“The flotilla crowd was hardly a boatload of saints. But what the Israeli government did to them was a sin. Israeli patriot Fania Oz-Salzberger on the shame of a nation.”

You know…I did start getting the sense as I dug deeper, that this was probably a tactical confrontation.

…Meaning, people wanted to force Israel into a position, where they figured it would over-react…just to turn around, and point at what they did in response…

Of course, Israel suffers political damage…It hurts their standing…

It was not lost on me, that the people on the humanitarian boat, perhaps did not have the best of all intentions.

What I am reacting towards, however…is the broader pattern of behavior [much of which is aggressive and inhumane], on the part of Israel.

Maybe it took this staged spectacle, in order for the majority to finally start seeing, Israeli heavy handedness?

I’ve seen a more close up video, maybe I’ll post a link…

Ah!…Here it is…

…but, as the military were descending onto the ship, there was a large crowd of people, who were assaulting and hitting them…That is not deniable…

One gets beaten up by a mob, and thrown overboard, in fact…

The question is, however…does Israel have any right, to lay siege to vessels traveling in international waters?

Again, it is a question of legacy…and Israel does not have a respect worthy legacy, in many regards.