President Obama’s reluctance to comment in any but the most vague terms of the massacre of 19 aid workers by Israeli commandos late Sunday night has left many wondering exactly where the US government will fall on an issue which has been blanketly condemned by virtually every government in the civilized world and virtually every government outside the civilized world.
But the lack of White House comment has opened the door for Congressmen to stake out public positions on the matter and, perhaps predictably, those that have commented have universally praised the killings.
Rep. Gary Ackerman, the House Foreign Affairs chair, praised the raid, saying he supported Israel’s decision to attack the ship and the decision of the commandos to use deadly force against the aid workers, who he said were “brutally attacking” them. He added that the whole matter was secretly Hamas’ fault.
Several of the Congressmen singled out the United Nations for condemnation, claiming that criticizing the massacre was a “double standard” and demanding that President Obama use veto power to prevent any action being taken against Israel for it.
President Obama has called for an Israeli-led “investigation” into the lead up to the massacre, but has stopped short of criticizing the killings in any specific way. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton advised people to be “careful” in their responses.
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"Wavers" you mean? In the headline.
fine, fine… wavers. You guys never let me have any British idioms in my headlines 🙁
Well, one has "blanket condemnation", why not "blanketly condemned"?
"'Citizens of member states were attacked by a country that is not a member of NATO,' he said. 'I think you can make some conclusions out of this statement.'
Davutoglu said that there was no need to wait for an investigation of the killings, because in Turkey's view the raid was illegal under international law because it happened in international waters.
'This is a criminal act,'he said. 'We don't need to make an investigation to see this.'
Davutoglu also contrasted his criticism of the United States with praise of the statements by the European Union."
AP 1 June 2010
Note the NATO connection. Hgh light it with magic marker. Capitalize it.
Yeps. The attacks on the WTC was used to appeal to NATO as the other members ALSO were attacked, since the US is a member. But Turkey is also a member, and has in the past been heavily supported by the US to remain so.
Gawd, it so rare that one hears truth from a government spokesman. Its rather refreshing to hear such blunt truths stated. To bad one has to listen to the Turks to hear it.
What a strange world … in my lifetime the Turkey of midnight express prisons surpasses the USA as the voice of freedom and justice in the world. What a long strange trip its been.
Along with the statement of the Turkish Foriegn Minister concerning citiizens of a member state of NATO being killed by a nonmember state of NATO it is important also to consider the role Turkey is playing in the United States government's war on the people of Iraq and Afghanistan. First the testimony of General Duncan McNabb before the Senate Armed Service Committee:__Incirlik is a really pivotal base for us, both for the resupply of Iraq and the resupply of Afghanistan."__Second the testimony of General David Petraeus:__"Turkey has forces deployed in Afghanistan. In fact they are operating with considerable skill and very impressively in the Kabul district, which is their area of responsibilty there…"__Apparently Israel does not even take a backseat to the imperial wars being waged in Afghanistan and Iraq. Of course, if the Turkish government were to withdraw support for these imperial wars in response to the US government not living up to its NATO obligations I do not think that would put and end to those wars. If a few more American soldiers die as a result, it should be remembered they died for the glorious cause of upholding the blockade on the people of Gaza.
This is the same racist Ackerman who said to Indian representatives " Israel is surrounded by 200 milion hostile Muslims.India is inhabitated by 200 millions ".
And ADL was quiet so was US administration
Just get to the Cheerleading House Resolution already so we can see where the People's Representatives really stand (HINT: they don't stand with you)…
Don't you get it? This…
"But the lack of White House comment has opened the door for Congressmen to stake out public positions on the matter and, perhaps predictably, those that have commented have universally praised the killings"
… is the MO. Obama leaves a vacuum for others to fill, knowing that they will give him an excuse, by pre-framing the range of 'the possible'. Remember, Obama only deals with 'the possible', so the all important part is the framing of the possible, and this happens via the invisible hand. It's what he excludes from consideration (Single Payer, for example), or the voids that he allows others to fill (eg. Iran haters). Then he walzes in and says 'oh, see, it's not my fault, I'm just dealing with what is possible'. Or he appoints a commision – that's another method he has for pre-framing what is possible without appearing to do so.
Don't think it isn't deliberate that he's giving hardliners room to define the range of possible positions for him to take.
" Obama leaves a vacuum for others to fill, knowing that they will give him an excuse, by pre-framing the range of 'the possible'."
Brilliantly stated and analyzed–that is almost certainly the part of the persona that seems to manifest itself as "an enigma."
On the other hand, that also explains why he seems to gravitate toward authoritarian perosnalities on the one hand, while seeming to moderate and channel them on the other.
It's his mother from Kansas dealing with the pseudo-anthropologist's "primitive villagers" who are already (in her naive Protestant Calvinist mythos) "proto-Capitalists."
No wonder the Kenyan economist split.
Yep, that's Obama's MO alright.
You saw it during 'health care', when he knew he was going to give the big corps who funded his campaign every thing they wanted. He didn't want to lead that charge either, so he hung back in a similar fashion.
Or, what this really reminds me of is when Obama staged the coup in Honduras and unleashed the death squads there. That had the exact same pattern of Obama hiding at Camp David and only releasing mushy statements of vague concern … .while the US supported the coupsters and the death squads.
This is exactly Obama's MO so far.
Nobody would have been attacked had they not forced their way onboard while in international waters. Now if they wanted to do the same "within" territorial waters then that's another story all together. Besides, nineteen shot to death seems rather extreme. I wonder if Ackerman made it on time to his scheduled money drop?
Felony Murder is the applicable example.
If a liquor store clerk struggles for a gun during an armed robbery, the robber can't claim he shot the clerk in "self-defense" because the robber was afraid that the clerk might get the gun and shoot him.
Instead, the robber is held responsible for any deaths that result as a part of his crime.
The boarding was illegal and in international waters. A floating pile of lumber 40 miles off the coast was no immediate threat to Israel, so Israel had no right to board in self-defense.
All of these murders are on Israel's head.
And that's if you believe the Israeli story, which is always a bad idea. The other side says Israel boarded shooting, which makes this premeditated murder.
By now people should know that there is no other language then boycotting Israel totally would free the Palestinians people.., this has to be done by the people forcing their government to act.. they need to understand that Israel is no less then what South African people were suffering under such apartheid regime…, the EU and US "democrat" government should understand that there is no such thing as democracy exist in Israel and that they are helping a apartheid regime to continue with its brutality against people. Call your senators.., representative, vote for those whom are informed and willing to do something about this once and for all before moussad is on your door steps and knocking your door.
To Robert Shulle: would you please show the people the law that prohibits the State or the federal government to boycott Israel…, and if is so why the US or EU is trying hard to boycott Iran….., wht they have done or for that matter why the present US government is not prosecuting the BUSH administration for what they lied about for years to invade and occupy Iraq… ?
Re: Gustes comment "boycotting Israel.."
Did you know that boycotting Israel here in the U.S.A. is illegal; an action punishable by law?
It's up to us "we the people" do something like that in spite of the law. Don' t expect any of our elected representatives in D.C. to do anything. They are all on the take.
True enough, but they still can't make me buy anything that says "made in Israel" on it. Gee, I wasn't boycoting, I just didn't like the box design and I impluse-bought something else instead.
That'll work until they get the same deal the crooks at the health insurance companies get, and then we'll all be 'mandated' to buy Israeli products.
We really need a new Congress … soon…. like this year!
Under what US law is boycotting israel illegal?
Can't really say I am surprised. But anyway the Israeli know what they are doing, never defending or having to defend themselves, for choosing the offense in complete trust that the international press will dutifully parrot anything they come up with however absurd. And so the people are dead, the news cycle has past and the cover the cover up has already largely succeeded. Now it's time to shift the blame to Iran. Ackerman apparently already took a head start by blaming Hamas. Soon that will be common knowledge and then Iranian ties will enter the story and give it a few weeks of fading media attention or so and 80% of the respondents on some Gallup poll will answer that Israeli commando's selflessly risked their lives to save a few Iranian terrorists from killing each other aboard some boat trying to smuggle rockets to Gaza.
They will soon find that they have the same problem that the rulers of the Soviet Union had.
They can control the politicians. They can control the government offices. They can control the media. They can even control what people might say in public.
But they can never control what people think inside their heads when they see people murdered simply for tying to be kind. Stuff like that is never forgotten, no matter what Faux News broadcasts.
And someday, they'll be very surprised when all their control slips away and they find millions of people in the streets demanding change right now.
Is today that day? I don't know. Why don't everyone on this list go find a protest, go to it, and find out? No one saw the fall of the Soviet Union coming, not even the people protesting. They just went out into the streets, discovered everyone else was there too, and suddenly realized that they could change everything on that very day.
claiming "a state of war exists": opportunistic justification for US/Israeli terrorism
Once again, what apologists for Israel wrongly assume as premises to their arguiment is that there exists military symmetry betweeen Israel and Hamas and that Israel is the benign agent in the equation seeking only benevolent outcomes for the Palestinians, their children and their families.
Israel has DEMONSTRATED–not solely declared–its intended goal of the destruction of Hamas in particular and the Palestinians in general, via their genocidal acts like Cast Lead, with the imprimatur of venal, corrupt DC legislators like Jane Harman, Chuck Schumer, and Joe Lieberman.
That democratically-elected entities like Hamas would like nothing better than to halt this concerted effort–by the US/Israeli hegemon–to oppress, torture, and otherwise destroy their people ought not, then, be viewed as the scandal that beneficiaries of AIPAC largesse in DC insist that it be seen.
Again: there is NO "war" between Israel–i.e., the US/Israeli hegemon–and Hamas. Compared to the combined nuclear arsenal and military prowess of Israel, Hamas is a non-entity. Therefore, it is pure opportunistic fabrication to argue that "a state of war" exists between Israel and Hamas, as the Israeli Right and DC apologists for Israel claim.
It is opportunistic nonsense insofar as the false assumption seems, then, to justify ANY AND ALL behavior by Israel as defending its very existence.
Knowing the abuses of kings related to wars, and the powers that kings claim during wartime, our founders were careful to be quite specific about what a war is and how it is declared.
The last time the US was involved in a war was 1945. There are no special war power. No special wartime rules. Not unless Congress votes a declaration of war.
Not that this corrupt congress wouldn't do so if asked … but anyone claiming any special rules or laws or special abilities to do evil in a time of war should be laughed at until that happens.
"Secretary of State Hillary Clinton advised people to be 'careful' in their responses."
Apparently, her industrial-grade bloomers are constricting the blood flow to her alleged brain.
Is there anything the Clintons wouldn't do for a quick buck?
Clintons are war criminals
With every passing day, on one issue after another we sink lower.into a moral gutter of cowardice, lying, killing and stealing that are now methods of gouvernment and the only voices heard are those of money and unbridled power; if that power is questioned – then we must be "careful."
Our modern George Washingtons would not only have chopped down the cherry tree but murdered their fathers for calling them out on it.
All muslim world declaring the number 1 terrorist state of the world is Israel , No.,2 USA and No.3
is UK . USA and UK are the bastered child of Israel.
No one is above the law and we are not living in stone age thier time will come soon.
I really hope it is very soon
God are you people sick.
Is this what Americans refer to as "TRUTH, JUSTICE AND THE AMERICAN WAY ?"'
The shameful double standards being applied to the people of GAZA who attempt to stand up to a brutal enemy(Isreal) is disgusting.
Every single citizen of the USA should hang their heads in shame if they don't insist that their representatives in Congress and the Senate show some sign of honesty and decency in the face of this brutal attrocity perpetrated on civilian ships in international waters in contravention of every principle of international law.
If you imagine that representatives in Congress listen to the voters you live in make-believe land. They are the foot soldiers of the banks, corporations and any monied interest willing to pay for their votes.
Did they worry about the people of New Orleans drowning on their doorstep? They do not CARE – if you are not rich and powerful, whether domestic or foreign – TOUGH.
Israel claim the right to murder anyone anywhere in the world at anytime and call it self defense.
Gaza isn't allowed any self-defense
The most basic principle of freedom is that everyone has equal rights.
I'm not anti-Israel or pro-Israel. I'm not pro-Palestinian or anti-Palestinian. I am pro-freedom, I am pro-justice, and I am for peace.
Which means in this case I side with the Palestinians. They have the same rights to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness as anyone else. And the same right to defend themselves against bullies who imprison them.
What we have here is an example of a people being held hostage by a foreign nation. At least the Palestinians know whom their enemies are; the Americans are clueless!
Obama wavers? Pelosi cautious? Clinton careful? Expect the Israel supporters to demand enthusiastic public celebration of the murders.
I can see the day when the Congress issues a resolution almost unanimously in support of the actions of Israel, as they did when Lebanon was bombed and American citizens living there had to be evacuated. The bombs were falling where 40,000 Americans of Lebanese origin had retired or were vacationing with family. This did not matter to our Congress. It was more important to give a shout-out to Israel in the situation. Whether or not there was any justice in Israel's behavior, ours was "monkey see, monkey do" and demonstrated what tools we are.
Or like the day a few months ago when Congress applauded Israel's bombing of schools and hospitals and shooting of civilians and all the other horrors described in the Goldstone Report … which 340+ congresscritters condemned and instead praised Israeli war crimes.
At least we won't lack evidence when it comes to war crime trials.
Did anyone really expect anything different from the United States of Israel? After all, O-Bomb-A's response itself was written by an Israeli ballerina named Rahm Emanuel.
Fish rots from the head. The direction is from Israel to US , from master to slave.
The fish rots from the head … but you've got master and slave backwards.
That's important, because we in America have to understand that we can and must change this by changing our government.
Ever wonder why these same Israelis and their supporters have been expelled from virtually every country in which they've ever lived, all throughout history? How come? As their comments on this board and elsewhere make abundantly clear, the BEHAVIOUR of these clowns is the root cause of why they're so despised around the world, not to mention all their killing, lying,etc. Cheering on the slaughter of aid workers in international waters is just typical of their ilk.
God Bless America.
Our civilian leadership could have used this as a chance to publicly condemn Israel universally, which might have gone a bit further in loosening the foreign country's stranglehold on our government.
Then I remembered we are talking about American politicians and Israel after all. Their operatives must have dirt on every single one of our craven political leadership, and a compliant media more than ready to smear them for their human excesses.
Here is the game played by Israel and US politicians. The politicians vote for more money and benefits for Israel, i.e., technology transfers, Israel spying on US citizens, Mossad operating throughout the US, and allowing Israel to bid on all US Government contracts. In order to control US Congress, Israel launders money received from US taxpayers and returns it to US to contribute to congressional campaigns and buy votes for more aid money to Israel. The members of Congress find it better to take care of Israelis than US citizens who are floundering with high unemployment, a rotting infrastructure and no benefits for those trying to educate the children of the US. Israel is not suffering from these problems due to the ' big hearts of Congress' using your tax dollars.
AIPAC and the Corporations have bought both parties and all of our corn-gress people. Not to mention the Supreme Court Jesters. People is defined in every dictionary I can find as a group of human beings. Corporations on the other hand are property. Thus the majority of the supreme court jesters are either bribed, committing treason or totaly unqualified for the position they occupy. Same with our Corngrass people, Replace them all and call for the sold out President to resign as well.
goal …… A brand new Congress in 2010.
Obama's a political animal. If the wind blows strong enough that way, Obama will come with us and pretend he's leading. As far as I can tell, the man has no principles and no beliefs. So, if we create a political hurricane, he'll blow along with us.
Rep. Gary Ackerman and entourage should be ashamed of themselves for blatant hypocrisy and parochial politics that transcend human decency. If Ackerman, Lieberman, Schumer, Clinton et al wish to represent Likud, well let them then take up residence in Tel Aviv. Let's be honest, Israel is one of the most repressive regimes on the planet and as such funded by the U.S. It is our M-16s and F-16s supplied to Israel that is killing Palestinians, providing political cover, and pushing for war with Iran. The time is long overdue for a shift in U.S./Israel policy.
If these guys love Israel so damn much, why the heck don't they just go there.
Ackerman can run for a seat in the Knesset if he wants.
But as a US congresperson, he's supposed to be looking out for America's interests … not Israel's.
Another unforced error… after the hit in Dubai… still I remain unconvinced that it is fair or constructive to demonize the victims that have now become the victimizers… I am not willing to jump on that wagon with both feet. There is NO doubt that Israel is out of control… The people there basically voted a hitler like thug into power, and after he fell asleep, another and another…
"During an argument between the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, Peres said that Isralis' policies of continued violence might "turn the US against us".
To this Sharon retorted:
"EVERY TIME WE DO SOMETHING, YOU TELL ME AMERICANS WILL DO THIS AND WILL DO THAT. I WANT TO TELL YOU SOMETHING VERY CLEAR: DON'T WORRY ABOUT AMERICAN PRESSURE ON ISRAEL;
WE, THE JEWISH PEOPLE, CONTROL AMERICA. AND THE AMERICANS KNOW IT."
I see the Israeli subversion of American governance as a dangerous conceit.. As the neocons demonize those Americans who require welfare, they promote every interest advantage and monetary assistance for their America's No.1 Welfare Queen…. What could possibly go wrong..they ask….
Our elected officials praising and defending Israel brings to my mind this parallel – Israel is a young kid that loves to torture and kill the neighborhood cats and America is the parent that thinks this is cute.
“Several of the Congressmen singled out the United Nations for condemnation, claiming that criticizing the massacre was a “double standard” and demanding that President Obama use veto power to prevent any action being taken against Israel for it.”
Could we please have a cite to the several Congressmen saying this?
And what the hell’s the problem with *wavers*?
2nd page of the linked article …..
"The U.N. is also quickly emerging as a punching bag for some of Israel’s strongest allies in Washington. House Minority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), Gillibrand and Weiner have all chided the organization’s work since the weekend raid.
The U.N. has been swift in responding to the incident, condemning “acts that resulted in” deaths aboard boats said to be bringing aid to the Gaza Strip. The body, however, pointedly did not directly condemn Israel.
“The United Nations is a giant anti-Israel echo chamber on the east side of Manhattan, and its members sit and wait for opportunities to criticize Israel,” Weiner told POLITICO in a phone interview Tuesday.
Cantor, the only Jewish Republican in Congress, urged “the president and his administration to continue to gather all the facts, and if necessary, to veto any biased U.N. resolutions reigning in Israel’s right to defend itself.”
“Before predictably rushing to level hyperbolic accusations at Israel, it’s important for the United Nations to consider all the facts surrounding this incident,” Cantor said in a statement.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0610/38010_P…
“Several of the Congressmen singled out the United Nations for condemnation, claiming that criticizing the massacre was a “double standard” and demanding that President Obama use veto power to prevent any action being taken against Israel for it.”
Could we please have a cite for this?
And what the hell’s the matter with *wavers*?
An Al Jazeera report noted that within Israel a motto often repeated is:
'Israel does whatever it must, and the world (Goyim) can say all they want."
This may be true in some of the world–even perhaps Israel at times–but it is not true in the US, either in the mainstream media or, increasingly, on the internet.
The censorship is connected to blasphemy in the Old Testament–and also in the New–and ranges in the modern world from speech codes to George Orwell to many other subtilties.
"H" for "W" as a code–interesting.
I'm at the point where its too bad that the world doesn't just decide that it "must" bomb Israel back into the stone age for our collective peace and security.
Israel can "say" all they want in response while the bombs fall.
The problem with what seems to pass for Israeli logic is that it all seems to lead Israel to a very bad place should the rest of the world decide to follow it.
Nothing, when anything concerns Israel our government turns into jello, after wavering.
The BBC this morning totally demolished most of Israel's rationale for taking in even the ships which did not resist. It gave a hideous picture of Gaza hospitals lacking basic supplies and the ability to repair such things as elevators. It explained that the UN knew how to make sure building projects did not have their supplies stolen by Hamas, but Israel did not permit them to bring in some of the most basic supplies.
Meanwhile, Israeli spokesmen lie like rugs about how reasonable they are about letting things in.
For our Congressmen to rubber stamp the foul deeds of the Netanyahu government as though they care about anyone but themselves and their re-election is a horrible judgement upon us as a nation. There will be blood, and we'll pay through the nose.
"We'll pay and pay back with copper and lead."
(Justin won't let me post comments to his articles anymore, so I'll post it here, both in the hope that he reads it, and because it is germane to the substance of Jason's piece as well):
Everyone (or at least every sentient, morally competent being) agrees that we've just seen yet another act by Israel demonstrating a potentially world ending arrogance and evil at work, right?
Regardless of exactly how, when or where the perpetrators and their supporters happened to come about their inhuman cruelty and brutality, the most important thing to do now is to stop them, before they start WW3 and thus potentially end life on this planet as we know it.
This is why I don't understand why antiwar.com does not take up the cause of 9/11 Truth, and push for a real investigation of the events of 9/11.
The 9/11 Truth movement (while it does have its "loons", agents provocateurs calculating mis-directors, etc.) is basically a group of sincere, well-informed, patriotic people awakened to the fact that our whole planet is in danger of extinction unless we expose and stop the organized evil that threatens to consume us.
How many wake-up calls does everyone need before the looming greater danger is apparent? We need to push now, harder than ever, for a real investiogation into the events of 9/11. We may not have much time left.
You had me until you jumped three miles sideways in the middle of the argument.
The big problem is that too many people have been too distracted by silly conspiracy theories for way too long.
How about you try focusing on what's happening today. There doesn't seem to be a shortage of things to be outraged about.
"There doesn't seem to be a shortage of things to be outraged about." If you want rid of the ants you kill the queens; if you want to 'look busy,' keep crushing ants. You seem to be advocating the latter.
There is an excellent book which explains how Israel was created through international Zionist lies, bribes, threats and assasinations. It tells how the US and UK governments were hijacked by Zionists.
It was written by Douglas Reed- title:"Controversy of Zion". It is a"blacklisted classic" – Reed was a British WWII journalist and war correspondent. This book was completed in 1956 and not printed for decades – Reed, who was initially one of the most celebrated British journalists was banned from printing once his opinion about Zionists was obvious.
This book can be found free on internet to download in PDF. It is a great book – Reed also explains a lot about the Jewish religion, and how it is important in the Zionist movement .
Hamas is blocking the aid.
Ynet? Really? C'mon now… Blaming the victim is Israel's M.O., as well as the S.O.P. for psychopaths worldwide. Try harder. Why would Hamas refuse much needed assistance from the outside world? Unless the group was created by Ariel Sharon and Mossad to counter Arafat and the PLO – oh snap! Much like US/UK created the mythical Al-Qaeda perhaps?
Hey, its Schmuck's shift at the Israeli propaganda ministry again.
Do they have you guys working overtime? Do you get paid extra for it? If not, you might want to organize a union.
The Ynet article is nothing but vague, unreferenced assertions:
1)The aid is being blocked due to "difficulties" and "obstacles" by Hamas.
What these difficulties and obstacles are is never explained.
2)The aid is being unloaded despite Hamas' "objections".
How, when, why would Hamas object and why doesn't the article actually quote this "objection"? And since when does Israel give a damn whether Hamas objects to something? Did it matter to Israel when Hamas objected to the actual blockade?
3) Quoting Colonel Moshe Levy: "…There were more than 100 electric scooters, and tons of medical equipment. This proves that the entire sail was propagandist and provocative and had nothing to do with aid."
Medical equipment is not aid, although Gaza's hospitals are suffering from severe shortages and patients have been dying for years as a result! At least we have a new addition to Israeli officials' laundry list of idiotic statements.
Wow, a Ynet article is full of vague and unreferenced assertions.
That's a shock.
There are no surprises here. Rep. Gary Ackerman, who supports every act initiated by the State of Israel accuses Hamas of the crime. But there were no Hamas pirates among those who boarded the ships.
As for President Obama he has once proven he is an empty shirt. It is regretful that some of the accusations made during the presidential campaign about his lack of leadership qualifications have turned our to be correct.
In the end, the US will brush over this incident just as it has done from the time of the assassination of Folke Bernadotte, the USS Liberty and the ongoing military and industrial spying conducted by Israeli operatives in the US.
The real US unemployment rate is about twenty per cent and still growing.
The disaster in the Gulf is going to put millions more out of work.
And that's just the beginning.
When you say 'the US will brush over", please instead say "the US government will brush over"
The US is the people of this country. And I know I have no intention of brushing this over. And I know there are many others who feel the same.
"be careful in their responses"
Is that Hillary's equivalent of Bush's press secretary who was telling everyone to be careful what they said after 9-11.
Follow this link to see a picture of what my Congress person thinks of popular opinion.
When's the next boat to Gaza?
We all need to be on it.
We need more people going to Gaza. We need more boats to Gaza. If this convoy was 5 boats and 700 passengers, then the next convoy needs to be 50 boats with 7000 passengers. And if Israel attacks that one, then the next convoy needs to be 500 boats and 70,000 passengers.
When's the next boat to Gaza?
Moral degenerates-best government money can buy
moral degenerates- best government money can buy
The laudatory exclamations from the US Congress and other establishmentarian organs were completely predictable. All you can do is ignore them.
Some very spirited responses here from all of you. Clearly Israel has long past the point of having
"gone too far" and with Amercan subservience and billions they are merely continuing the mass murder campaign that begun many decades ago. The Israeli Prime Minister tells the American President and the American Congress what to do, when to do it, and how to do it. This is a disgrace of the highest order. But one important nugget, however. The nation of Turkey can break the blockade of Gaza. They should send more aid ships escorted by their navy and dare the Israeli murderers to cross the line again by attacking them. What do you all think?
Rep. Gary Ackerman is simply working on securing future funding from AIPAC. He could not give a hoop about justice, or even the American people. I have said it before, the problem with Americans is that unlike Palestine, they haven't a clue as to who their real enemies are. It is precisely for this reason that Mr Ackerman can flirt with AIPAC by endorsing the terrorist activities of Israel. Surely the New York Times and other "elite" media outlets will contribute some nice comments about Mr Ackerman as a reward for his comments in favor of Israel sometime in the future. Careful observers of the Israel America connection are well aware of the currency used to reward politicians who put Israel before America .
If you don't think AIPAC being registered as agents of a foreign government is important. Watch all the House and Senate members reactions, and then tell me if its important.
Trillions of dollars missing.
McKinney is impressive almost beyond description.
This video became interesting to me simply because of the fact it was announced 1 day prior to the September 11th terrorist attacks in the U.S. Why has there been no mention of the massive amount of the taxpayers money gone missing? It is almost as though after the 9/11 tragedy it was forgotten. I don't know about the other citizens of the United States but I would like to know where 2.3 TRILLION dollars has gone. I believe when we as taxpayers give our hard earnings to the government is it not their responsibility to explain where the money is being spent? Was this case forgotten? If so, WHY? I would like to know where this money has gone. Wouldn't you?
People like our congress members speaking in favor of Israel assume that Gaza is owned by Israel and has no rights except by way of those granted by a tolerant, kind, and wise monarch.
The mission was to deliver 10,000 tons of cement, prefabricated homes and building materials, a dental clinic, food, water, and 500 wheelchairs for handicapped children.
The clash of ideas came about because some of us believe with Greta Berlin and Mairead Corrigan-Maguire that Gazans, regardless of the majority voting a few years ago for Hamas, deserve to have their human needs met.
It is a vicious lie to say, "By attempting to run a military blockade with ships loaded with military supplies they earned the response they got." The ships were not loaded with military supplies or soldiers. Fearful insanity it is to believe without any evidence that the ships were loaded with weapons for Hamas.
Trees planted along the Avenue of the Righteous, names engraved on the walls of the Garden of the Righteous all droop today. The noblest principles of humanity have fled Israel. There is no righteousness left.
Jews everywhere must say Kaddish for these humanitarian people at their Shabbat services this coming weekend.
Well the good news is that the USA has no influence in the world – just weapons of death which is entirely different.
The USA is a fat guy with his pants around its knees shitting itself.
Big stink emanates…
The American lap dogs will support anything that their masters in Tel Aviv do. America is the land of the Heeb and the home of the Gay liberation movement.
What is wrong here is the lack of democracy, lake of compassion, lack of understanding, lack of humanity but plenty of untrue and wars conducted by the British – US and NATO only to keep their superiority, now if there wasn't Israel the US and EU governments with their militarism regimes behind the scenes…, they would create another Israel call it the Saddam Hussein or Shah of Iran or King of Jordan or the president of Egypt and pay these people to do the same. That is to say… that in no time ever been a democracy in place in US nor the Europe, but off course they have used the and falsified the meaning and the principals of the word.
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