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June 2, 2010

"Freedom Flotilla" Folly

Posted by The MaryHunter at June 2, 2010 10:30 AM

Not only is this all about hating the Jews, but also its about the enablers of those who would rid the world of the "Zionist menace." Mona Charen asks: "Don't members of the press ever resent being so used?" And man, have they ever been played over the Gaza flotilla incident, diddled like cheap whores at a San Francisco Obama fundraiser. The propaganda arm of Hamas staged the "Freedom Flotilla" and the international media just ran with it, asking no questions but repeating the lies.

Today, in the wake of the confrontation between Israeli soldiers and the provocateurs aboard the Gaza flotilla, the remarkably incurious world press is providing exactly the sort of headlines on which the organizers knew they could count. "Flotilla Attack Is Israel's Kent State" screamed the Huffington Post. Agence France Presse carried a banner quoting the Turkish foreign minister to the effect that "Israel has lost all legitimacy." Every news outlet I checked docilely described the flotilla as "humanitarian."

But the facts about the Israeli blockade of Gaza and the flotilla's intentions paint a different story. Some select facts (read Charen's column for more):

Fact: Israel imposed a blockade of Gaza to prevent weapons from reaching the radical Islamic regime there that continues to make war on Israeli civilians. Egypt too has blockaded the strip, hoping to choke off weapons to Hamas, which it views as a threat.
Fact: Humanitarian relief is delivered to Gaza from Israel on a daily basis. During the first three months of this year, 94,500 tons of supplies were transferred to Gaza from Israel, including 48,000 tons of food products; 40,000 tons of wheat; 2,760 tons of rice; 1,987 tons of clothes and footwear; and 553 tons of milk powder and baby food for the strip's 1.5 million inhabitants. Representatives of international aid groups and the United Nations move freely to and from the Gaza Strip.
Fact: Upon learning of the intentions of the Gaza flotilla, the Israeli government asked the organizers to deliver their humanitarian aid first to an Israeli port where it would be inspected (for weapons) before being forwarded to Gaza. The organizers refused. "There are two possible happy endings," a Muslim activist on board explained, "either we will reach Gaza or we will achieve martyrdom."
Fact: The flotilla ignored multiple instructions from Israeli navy ships to change course and follow them to the Israeli port of Ashdod.
Fact: On board one of the ships, according to al-Jazeera, the "humanitarian" Palestinians sang "Khaybar, Khaybar, oh Jews, the army of Muhammad will return" -- a reference to the 628 massacre of Jews in Arabia at the hands of Muhammad.
Fact: When Israeli commandos rappelled down ropes to the deck of the Mavi Marmara, they were assaulted and beaten with metal poles and baseball bats by the Palestinians on board. (It's available on theisraelproject.org).

Any peacenik nimrods on the "Freedom Flotilla" were simply useful idiots, exploited -- just as the global media have been -- by Hamas, terrorists hell-bent on the destruction of Israel.

Any questions?

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Humanitarian implements recovered on the Mavi Marmara. (image)