This is a very cool video which pokes at people who consider Israel the biggest problem in the world. I think he makes some very good points.
Was looking through my “Blog Later” links (which is full to bursting) and found this post by Michael J. Totten. Some very good points. Not only do Israelis have a harder time figuring out who is a target and who needs protection, we all have a harder time identifying those who have already been wounded… Continue reading Hamas and Civilian Casualties
No Right Turn almost writes his own fisk. Six months ago, following its murder of civilians on the MV Mavi Marmara, Israel announced that it was “easing” its economic blockade of Gaza. Bullshit: Indeed it is – no innocent civilians were murdered, criminal terrorists masquerading as “peace activists” were shot in self defense after they… Continue reading The people of Gaza have too little cement in their diet
They beat men armed with crowd control paintball guns with iron bars, but it was Israel that was at fault. Israel’s military broke international laws during a raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, a UN Human Rights Council investigation says. Its report said the action by commandos, which left nine dead, was “disproportionate” and “betrayed… Continue reading Israeli raid on Gaza terror flotilla broke law – UN probe
Anti-Israel activists are not always the brightest bunch, they once ran a campaign against Caterpillar because their bulldozers were used by the Isralei army to widen the border zones. Caterpillar wasn’t even selling to Israel (they were selling to the US army who then supplied them to Israel to modify for military use) but still… Continue reading Israel’s flag is red with yellow stars in the corner
“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” Eric Arthur Blair or George ORWELL British novelist and essayist (1903-1950) “Everybody favours free speech in the slack moments when no axes are being ground.” Heywood C. BROUN U.S. journalist and author (1888-1939) No one… Continue reading A though on Free Speech and “Peace”
I’m starting to see some media almost sympathetic towards the Israeli forces. Let’s face it: Everyone was told the flotilla was peaceful The Israelis treated it as peaceful, albeit breaking the blockade But when they boarded under that assumption, they were beaten and stabbed But it was interesting to watch the various reactions immediately afterward.… Continue reading Who do you trust? Israel or Activists?
CNN have this map. They also report… Activists directly involved in violence against Israeli soldiers will be charged accordingly, said an Israeli foreign ministry official, who asked not to be named because he is not authorized to speak to the media. Forty-five activists agreed to identify themselves to Israeli authorities and are citizens of the… Continue reading More on the Peace Activist Attack
CNN also reports the UN response. The U.N. Security Council called for a “prompt, impartial, credible and transparent” investigation into Monday’s raid by Israel. “The Security Council deeply regrets the loss of life and injuries resulting from the use of force during the Israeli military operation in international waters against the convoy sailing to Gaza,”… Continue reading The UN Response
National Radio had an expert in the “Law of the Sea” on Morning Report earlier to discuss the Australian legal action against Japan. They then asked (since the expert was there) for the law surrounding what Israel did. She first pointed out that it’s not piracy. Piracy can’t be committed by states. Second, under international… Continue reading Israel and the Law