The emergence of Turkey in a leading position against Israel is developing as the most significant aspect of the efforts of an “aid flotilla” to run the blockade of Gaza that is maintained by both Egypt and Israel.
Turkey, a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and which aspires to join the European Union, ranks as chief instigator, leader, and organizer of the so-called Gaza aid flotilla of boats arrested overnight by Israeli commandoes. Inevitably the clash resulted in several dead and wounded, the latter including Israeli navy personnel, as well as condemnation of Israel, some via anti-Semitic rhetoric, from both Western Europe and the Arab world.
Yet there was nothing accidental about this collision. Videos show demonstrators on the boat attacking Israeli navy personnel with knives and live fire and seizing at least one of the soldiers' weapons. Training, preparations and the loud propaganda preceded the flotilla, all earmarked to shed blood and launch another “hate the Jews” campaign.
Turkey and Hamas, the Islamist group governing Gaza since 2007, teamed up overtly to engineer the exercise for weeks. It was out there to see for all on Al Jazeera. So-called non-governmental aid groups included Turkish militants trained to fight and prepared to shed blood. The charade was meticulously watched over by the Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan whose Islamist Justice and Development Party spared no effort inveighing anti-Israel sentiments in the greater Middle East region ever since it emerged in 2002.
The ‘’Hate the Jews’’ campaign will undoubtedly follow its course to the United Nations where the Security Council will fashion yet one more anti-Israeli resolution within days. The White House issued a statement today ‘’regretting’’ loss of life but failing to offer any support for the beleaguered Jewish state.
There is nothing new about blockades. Britain imposed a blockade in 1982 on the Falkland Islands and levied a 74 days long war, in which 255 British and 649 Argentine soldiers perished, to protect its sovereignty over these far-flung territories occupied by Argentina. Egypt has blockaded Gaza since 2007, reinforced with an 18-feet-deep steel wall to prevent tunnels to Gaza. (Instead of blaming Israel for the incident, the United State and European countries must reassess the validity of Turkish membership of NATO and realize that this ‘moderate’ Islamic country has no place in the European Union! At the same time, Israel needs to end the pretence that Turkey is a friendly Muslim country.)
NOTES: 1) IHH, the Turkish group which organized the armada to Gaza which was intercepted by the Israeli navy, had ties in the 1990s to the Al-Qaeda terror network and World Jihad, according to a 2006 study by the Danish Institute for International Studies.
2) The Gaza flotilla ships held at least 40 professional mercenaries, some affiliated with Al Qaeda, apparently hired to engage IDF soldiers in combat. The Turkish media has revealed that three of the four Turkish victims of the Israeli raid on the Gaza flotilla had previously expressed their desire to be Muslim suicide martyrs.
3) Israeli navy commandos with paint ball rifles (I assume to reduce the risk of civilian casualties) were descending from a helicopter into a Moslem mob. They were separated from the unit, then beaten, stabbed and assaulted with flying objects. Some were pushed down into the hold and stripped of their anti-flak vests first. The soldiers reported they barely escaped lynching or possibly being taken hostage.
4) Flotilla is a Smoke Screen - transfer of humanitarian assistance was not the top priority of the flotilla’s organizers: the 25-odd truckloads of equipment offloaded from the ships is roughly a quarter of the amount Israel transported into the Gaza strip every day. According to the Gaza Coordination and Liaison Administration, 100 truckloads of assorted goods are transferred into Gaza daily.
5) There were materials on the ships specifically banned by the Israeli authorities, such as cement and metal rods, which Israel fears may be used by Hamas and other terrorist organizations to build bunkers and weapons.
Close-Up Footage of Attack on IDF Soldiers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYjkLUcbJWo
Flotilla Organizers Wanted Blood to be Shed. Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman spoke out on Monday evening regarding Israel's interception of boats trying to break the naval blockade of Gaza, saying that "The aim of the terror activists was the spilling of blood and not any humanitarian aid in Gaza." He continued, "Everything proves that it was a group of terrorists who want to promote terror and cooperate with terror." Lieberman rejected claims about Israel acting in international waters, explaining, "It's every state's right to check ships entering its territory. Action in international waters was in accordance with all accepted international law."
Hamas Refuses Flotilla Aid. The IDF Spokesman's Office reports that Israel has loaded 20 trucks with various types of aid found onboard the flotilla but the Hamas is refusing to accept it. "Unfortunately, the Hamas terror organization is unwilling to accept the cargo and the trucks filled with humanitarian aid have not been allowed to enter the Gaza Strip. It appears that Hamas is in fact stopping the transfer of the humanitarian aid." (This is another proof that there is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza and the Flotilla was just another anti-Israel publicity stunt in support of terrorists of Hamas!)
Obama is not a Friend. The flotilla violence caught Netanyahu in the midst of a diplomatic trip to North America. He was in the Canadian capital of Ottawa at the time, about to leave for Washington for a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama. Netanyahu announced immediately after the flotilla news broke that he would remain in North America and would meet with Obama as scheduled. However, Obama told him to leave because he didn’t want Netanyahu to use the White House as a stage on which to present Israel’s side of the story. (Obama is another puppet of Saudi Arabia and the oil companies! Sometimes fake friends of Israel are worse than enemies. Netanyahu must demand an apology from Obama and not rush to visit Washington next time.)
Support from a True Friend. President of the Czech Senate, Dr. Farmisal Subotka, visited the Knesset on Wednesday and expressed unprecedented support for Israel regarding the Gaza flotilla. Subotka said it was a planned provocation against Israel: "Many in Europe agree with me but are afraid to voice their opinion,"
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
Even if Israel had performed the interception of the flotilla without any casualties and executed it perfectly, the enemies of Israel would have portrayed it as a “fiasco” anyway and would carried out a well prepared, rehearsed and executed anti-Israel spin. This fake humanitarian flotilla was a smoke-screen, with perfect timing, to take the focus of the international community from the Iranian nuclear program and raise the Islamic status of Turkey and bring it closer to an unholy Islamic alliance!
Kurds to Send Flotilla against Turkish Occupation. The Free Kurdistan Movement, human rights group, says it is planning the first international flotilla and motor convoy to reach Turkish-occupied Kurdistan: "We want to break the siege and raise international awareness about the prison-like closure of Kurdistan. We hope to pressure the international community to review its sanctions policy and end its support for the continued Turkish occupation". (I doubt that it will work – Kurds are not ‘Palestinians’ and Turkey is not the Jewish state! After all, the international community is still indifferent and silent about the genocide of Armenians committed by Turkey in 1915.)
Only Hamas May Demolish Palestinian Illegal Structures. On May 16 Hamas police dragged a family with eight children out of their squat cement house and pummelled them with wooden batons as bulldozers razed the building along with nearly 20 other homes. Khalil Shahin, of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), said the demolitions were part of a larger project targeting some 180 houses. Two of the houses that were destroyed were made of mud bricks and had been hailed by Hamas as a feat of Palestinian ingenuity in enduring the siege.
Quote of the Week: "If indeed it were a humanitarian mission, it would have accepted, weeks ago during the planning stages, the offer by the Israeli authorities to transfer the aid through to the port of Ashdod to Gaza through the existing overland crossing, in accordance with established procedures." - Daniel Carmon, Israel's deputy permanent U.N. representative – Egypt has made a similar offer.
Internet Opinions about a ‘Humanitarian’ flotilla:
- Since when did these people care about the truth?
- Israel must but Hamas commits terror and the EU say OK!
- The EU supports terrorism against Israel/Jews!
- What would China and Russia have done?
- World is never in "shock" when missiles fall on Israel!
- Who has ever heard of a 'humanitarian' org armed with knives?
- TEHRAN SPONSORED THIS TO DELAY SANCTIONS!
(The negative publicity and humiliation of Israel was not enough for the organisers of this 'humanitarian aid'. They were looking for blood and martyrdom to amplify their anti-Israel stunt!)
Targeting Killings of Al-Qaida Terrorists. Sheik Said al-Masri - Al-Qaida third-most senior commander and the financial brains behind the 9/11 attacks and a foiled plot to bomb the New York subway - was killed in a suspected drone strike almost a week ago, along with his wife, three daughters and a grandchild. (When Israel used the same tactic, minus the killing of innocent children, against the Hamas and PLO terrorist leadership it was widely denounced by the international anti-Semitic hypocrisy!)
Hizbullah in Syrian – Getting Ready for War. Hizbullah terrorists are running weapons to Lebanon from secret arms depots in Syria, situated near the town of Adra, where the terrorists have been accorded their own living quarters, arms storage site and a fleet of trucks. This is the first proof of Hizbullah guerillas encamping on Syrian soil. IDF Intelligence Officer, Brigadier General Yossi Baidatz, told the Knesset recently that even without the Scud transfers, which he called the 'tip of the iceberg', Hizbullah's arsenal contains rockets of all kinds in numbers that exceed by far their arsenal before the last war with Israel. Weapons transfers from Syria had passed the stage of 'smuggling' and were 'organized and official'.
While all Pressure is on Israel. Syria has informed the United Nations about nuclear testing it conducted in the past according to a secret report by the International Atomic Energy (IAEA) obtained by Reuters. The report adds that, since 2008, the Damascus government has not given permission to inspectors to examine the Dir Az-Zour nuclear site, which Israel bombed in 2007. (Syria and Iran are Ratified members of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty – NO pressure on them! India and Pakistan have recently developed nuclear weapons - NO pressure on them! Israel is the only country international hypocrites do care about!)
Turkey is Proud Genocide Denier. The prime minister of Turkey cancelled a two-day visit to Argentina to protest the annulment of an event honouring Turkey's late leader, under pressure by Armenian activists.