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Wonderment
06-20-2010, 05:27 PM
Thanks to everyone who expressed outrage over the IDF slaughter of peace activists and compassion for the victims of collective punishment in Gaza.

This is good news. (http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2010/06/20/world/middleeast/international-uk-palestinians-israel-blockade.html?hp)

The peace flotilla has saved lives in Gaza and drawn attention to the Palestinian plight.

bjkeefe
06-20-2010, 05:57 PM
Thanks to everyone who expressed outrage over the IDF slaughter of peace activists and compassion for the victims of collective punishment in Gaza.

This is good news. (http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2010/06/20/world/middleeast/international-uk-palestinians-israel-blockade.html?hp)

The peace flotilla has saved lives in Gaza and drawn attention to the Palestinian plight.

Thanks for the link. That is good news. Let's hope it leads to more.

Lyle
06-20-2010, 07:09 PM
"Slaughter". Haha.

Will you ever be an honest human being Wonderment? Remember, you've only got one life man.

Lyle
06-21-2010, 02:36 PM
http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0610/Large_majorities_on_Hill_back_Israels_flotilla_rai d.html?showall

We fully support Israel’s right to self-defense. In response to thousands of rocket attacks on Israel from Hamas terrorists in Gaza, Israel took steps to prevent items which could be used to support these attacks from reaching Gaza. Israel’s naval blockade, which is legal under international law, allows Israel to keep dangerous goods from entering Gaza by sea. The intent of the measures is to protect Israel, while allowing humanitarian aid into Gaza.

Late last month when Israel learned that groups operating in Turkey wanted to challenge its blockade of Gaza, Israel made every effort to ensure that all humanitarian aid reached Gaza without needlessly precipitating a confrontation. Israeli forces were able to safely divert five of the six ships challenging the blockade. However, video footage shows that the Israeli commandos who arrived on the sixth ship, which was owned by the Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation (the IHH), were brutally attacked with iron rods, knives, and broken glass. They were forced to respond to that attack and we regret the loss of life that resulted.

bjkeefe
06-21-2010, 03:01 PM
That may not be the WORST EVAR appeal to authority, but it's in the 99th percentile, at least.

Wonderment
06-21-2010, 05:25 PM
Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, along with 83 other senators, have signed the Senate version of the letter, which is backed by AIPAC; 298 members of the House have signed on.

Netanyahu couldn't dream of getting that kind of support in Israel. He's lucky the US Congress is considerably more Zionist than the Land of Zion.

A truly bi-partisan display of cowardice and corruption. Go Congress!

Lyle
06-21-2010, 09:50 PM
No, it just shows what kind of Sisyphean task progressives and Wonderment have when it comes to criminalizing Israeli self-defense.

Like Akhenaten these people are going to fail at their life's calling... and then of course just be dust in the wind.

opposable_crumbs
06-21-2010, 10:01 PM
Indeed it's good news. It's just a shame this idiotic and destructive policy wasn't called out months ago.

Let's not forget that the West Bank, which while not as dire as Gaza, is also suffering. Today it was revealed that 22 Palestinian families are to be made homeless in East Jerusalem to make way for a tourist centre. Meanwhile ground breaking started on a separate 600 house illegal settlement.

bjkeefe
06-21-2010, 11:13 PM
No, it just shows what kind of Sisyphean task progressives and Wonderment have when it comes to criminalizing Israeli self-defense.

Like Akhenaten these people are going to fail at their life's calling... and then of course just be dust in the wind.

Sometimes it's hard to believe you can manage to figure out how to turn your computer on.

Lyle
06-21-2010, 11:19 PM
Haha... you think you're insulting me. :) Keep rolling that stone up the hill man.

bjkeefe
06-21-2010, 11:59 PM
Haha... you think you're insulting me. :) Keep rolling that stone up the hill man.

No, I have known for a long time that you're impervious to any sort of remark that would touch a thinking person. I do, however, sometimes still feel compelled to give voice to my never-ending surprise at the extent of your cluelessness.

Whatfur
06-22-2010, 06:33 AM
Thanks to everyone who expressed outrage over the IDF slaughter of peace activists and compassion for the victims of collective punishment in Gaza.

This is good news. (http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2010/06/20/world/middleeast/international-uk-palestinians-israel-blockade.html?hp)

The peace flotilla has saved lives in Gaza and drawn attention to the Palestinian plight.


Victory in Morocco too? (http://www2.macleans.ca/2010/06/17/the-lesson-of-a-jewish-cemetery/print/)

"In 1936, during the Cable Street riots, the British Union of Fascists jeered at London Jews, “Go back to Palestine!”, “Palestine” being in those days the designation for the Jewish homeland. Last week, Helen Thomas, the doyenne of the White House press corps, jeered at today’s Jews, “Get the hell out of Palestine,” “Palestine” being now the designation for the land illegally occupied by the Jewish apartheid state. “Go home,” advised Miss Thomas, “to Poland and Germany.” Wherever a Jew is, whatever a Jew is, he should be something else somewhere else. And then he can be hated for that, too."

Whatfur
06-22-2010, 06:52 AM
Thanks to everyone who expressed outrage over the IDF slaughter of peace activists and compassion for the victims of collective punishment in Gaza.

This is good news. (http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2010/06/20/world/middleeast/international-uk-palestinians-israel-blockade.html?hp)

The peace flotilla has saved lives in Gaza and drawn attention to the Palestinian plight.

More good news? (http://legalinsurrection.blogspot.com/2010/06/israel-outmaneuvers-flotilla.html)

Lyle
06-22-2010, 12:28 PM
Haha... 'cluelessness'.

bjkeefe
06-23-2010, 02:07 AM
More good news? (http://legalinsurrection.blogspot.com/2010/06/israel-outmaneuvers-flotilla.html)

I cannot believe you, even you, read Col. Mustard.

Sad.