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Krauthammer: Those troublesome Jews


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Jun 1, 2006
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Quote(The world is outraged at Israel's blockade of Gaza. Turkey denounces its illegality, inhumanity, barbarity, etc. The usual U.N. suspects, Third World and European, join in. The Obama administration dithers.)

And yet,

Quote(But as Leslie Gelb, former president of the Council on Foreign Relations, writes, the blockade is not just perfectly rational, it is perfectly legal. Gaza under Hamas is a self-declared enemy of Israel -- a declaration backed up by more than 4,000 rockets fired at Israeli civilian territory. Yet having pledged itself to unceasing belligerency, Hamas claims victimhood when Israel imposes a blockade to prevent Hamas from arming itself with still more rockets.)

Quote(In World War II, with full international legality, the United States blockaded Germany and Japan. And during the October 1962 missile crisis, we blockaded ("quarantined") Cuba. Arms-bearing Russian ships headed to Cuba turned back because the Soviets knew that the U.S. Navy would either board them or sink them. Yet Israel is accused of international criminality for doing precisely what John Kennedy did: impose a naval blockade to prevent a hostile state from acquiring lethal weaponry.)

But this was a peaceful mission on a humanitarian voyage?

Quote(No. Otherwise they would have accepted Israel's offer to bring their supplies to an Israeli port, be inspected for military materiel and have the rest trucked by Israel into Gaza -- as every week 10,000 tons of food, medicine and other humanitarian supplies are sent by Israel to Gaza.

Why was the offer refused? Because, as organizer Greta Berlin admitted, the flotilla was not about humanitarian relief but about breaking the blockade, i.e., ending Israel's inspection regime, which would mean unlimited shipping into Gaza and thus the unlimited arming of Hamas.)

And that is exactly why Israel took the action it did.
HAMAS has REFUSED to accept the aid that was trucked from ASHDOD.
NOTHING was taken, nothing was added, it was still the same merchandise that the convoy was going to take to Gaza Port.

HAMAS are not a peace loving group, all they wish to do is kill every jew in Israel, then Kill every jew in the Middle East, then Kill every jew in the entire world.
I agree, although the Cuban blockade was technically illegal. And Gerta Berlin was not the only organizer, it was a coalition of various groups only one of which, the IHH offered any active and violent resistance. And although I haven't heard any reports to confirm this, I'd bet my bottom dollar all the weapons found in the raid were from that ship.
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