Sunday, June 6, 2010

Israel "A lunatic state"

The most repulsive event of 2010 so far

The events over the past week have been nothing less than disgusting.  Pales in comparison to Israeli massacres in Gaza last year, but no less morally repugnant.  It shows the IDF, the Israeli and US governments have no respect for human life.

There is no question the IDF and Israeli government got the green light from the US before they boarded the ships and no question the US government got advance notice of exactly how it would be carried out (re-confirmed by Micheal Oren, Israeli Ambassador to the U.S, FoxNews Sunday June 6 2010).  They knew what they were doing, they knew what the risks of a commando raid in the dead of night were, and likely knew IDF commandos would execute people on board.  Its disgusting.

The IDF even printed stage by stage details of what they were going to do in an Israeli newspaper three days in advance on May29th.  "If the ships will not answer the officers' call to turn around, the operation will continue by force...We have very good reason to suspect an act of terrorism from the boats...It is impossible to know at this stage whether terrorists boarded the ship or whether there is intent to use live ammunition against our forces.  Therefore we will act with full seriousness and caution."

Norman Finkelstein comments and analysis on the weeks events are dead on, accurate and damming.

On Crosstalk this week he destroys Israeli spokesman arguments

This is one of the best interviews with Finkelstein a couple of years ago where again he speaks the truth and eloquently explains joint US-Israeli policy in the middle east.

Irish Citizen beaten by IDF

Turkish survivors recount terror on Gaza aid ship

Betty Larudee: 'Israelis beat my husband'

Flotilla survivors describe 'bloodbath'

Autopsy shows Gaza activists were hit 30 times

Nine Turkish activists killed in an Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship were shot a total of 30 times and five died of gunshot wounds to the head...A 19-year-old, named as Fulkan Dogan, who also has U.S. citizenship, was shot five times from less than 45 cm (18 inches) away, in the face, the back of the head, twice in the leg and once in the back

Israel killed more than 9, threw wounded into sea, witnesses say

Sarah Colborne gives eyewitness account 

9 dead...many more missing

Robert Fisk: Western leaders are too cowardly to help save lives

‘Mad dog’ diplomacy - A cornered Israel is baring its teeth

"Moshe Dayan, Israel’s most celebrated general, famously outlined the strategy he believed would keep Israel’s enemies at bay: 'Israel must be a like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother'...the Israeli commando attack on Monday on the Gaza-bound flotilla, in which nine activists have so far been confirmed killed and dozens were wounded as they tried to break Israel’s blockade of the enclave, proves beyond doubt that this is now a diplomatic strategy too."

Israel's ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren - In an interview with Fox News, he described the operation, in which nine people died, as "perfectly legal, perfectly humane – and very responsible".

Gaza occupation and siege are illegal

The Gaza Blockade Is Illegal and the Flotilla Attack Was an Illegal Act of War

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