The Wall Street Journal insists on keeping its head in the sand, here is what it says…………….
Israel’s Gaza Flotilla Fiasco by Matt Boots (WSJ)
Israel had no obligation to allow the ships to reach Gaza, but surely there was a smarter way to stop them.
Most of the boardings, with commandos rappelling down ropes from helicopters, went smoothly. But aboard the largest vessel, the Turkish-flagged ferry Mavi Marmara, the passengers and crew put up a violent resistance. The Israeli Defense Forces have released video showing a commando being hurled from the top deck. Other commandos were confronted by an angry crowd armed with metal poles, knives, etc etc…………
Mr. Boot is a senior fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Really Mr Boots…………shooting people is okay after boarding their ship?
And thus it goes………..This is a momentous moment in history, the sort in which puny David stood up to Goliath, or when a giant Gulliver was chained down by the Lilliputians, or when the first guns were fired from Fort Sumter starting a war that changed the face of America.
Another such war is brewing inside America where the people watch with horror as the Israeli soldiers crush one of our own American girl from the south, Rachel Corrie under a bulldozer deliberately. Americans were on the flotilla in 2009 they are on this flotilla………. bringing hope and rescue from hunger for the men women and children of Gaza.
Who are these Israeli soldiers committing such atrocities on the children of Palestine. They are the children of Irgun and other terror gangs that burned villages and tore open the bellies of pregnant women in Deir Yasseen, they are the people who told the people to come out of their houses in Sabra and Shatilla and turned on the flood lights and helped in setting fire to the camp and burned them to death shooting any that managed to escape the flames, such are the older Israeli soldiers.
Are these Israeli soldiers Jews, most likely not, a Jew true to the tenets of his faith is not allowed to commit such atrocities because like Christians and Muslims he is accountable to God on the Day of Judgment.
So who are these soldiers who can without conscience shoot unarmed defenseless men women and children who are bringing canned tomatoes to the starving children of Gaza. Scurvy has set in Gaza and no one can treat it.
These soldiers are young men and women imported from communist Russia who immigrated to Israel to get away from communism. They are not Jews they are communists in Israeli uniforms, imported for the sole purpose of cannon fodder.
Relentless in their atrocities these soldiers are brainwashed into doing what is abhorrent even to their numbed sensibility. Sometimes they protest and then they are arrested and join the cells of the tortured.
Perhaps this final act of cowardice by the Israeli army will awaken the sleeping giant…
Who is the sleeping giant?
It is the collective conscience of the American people who have been generously giving their tax dollars to Israel in the hope that Israel will protect them from the “dangerous Arabs in the Middle East”.
The sleeping giant is the heart of the Ottomans that still beats in the breasts of the brave Turkish people.
The sleeping giant is the lone Bedouin in the desert who sees the flames in the water of ships burning, of helicopter gun ships dropping armed commandos into unarmed cargo ships and prays for the unarmed people of the ship.
The sleeping giant is the remote memory of the Arab that awakens at the screams of the mother whose child takes the last hiccup, dying of starvation at the shores of Gaza as the flotilla bearing food and medicine is attacked by the Israelis.
The sleeping giant is the heart of the Sufis who awaken from their trance to see the threat of destruction of the third Haram of Masjed Al Aqsa. It is reminiscent of the threat to destroy the Kaaba many years ago which sent Salahudin to Jerusalem and ensuing events changed the map of the middle east
The sleeping giant is awakened when the spoilt brat (Israel) decides to challenge it knowing full well it (israel) can run crying to big brother (USA) whose resources it is using.
The sleeping giant is the conscience of the man in the White house which awakens to the pain of injustice.
American children will remember this as a historical incident that created a cascade of events, which changed the map of the middle east forever………