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Israel oversteps its bounds, part 4645718134

Picture not related to the incidentThis morning, Israel attacked an aid convoy on international waters. They boarded the convoy using helicopters and warships and when they met resistance, they killed 19 civilian people and injured upwards to 60 others. On international waters. The way I see it, in this case Israel is no better than the modern day pirates on the coast of Africa. They have once again stepped over the line and decided that they are above international laws, regulations and human rights. For the umpteenth time. It’s tiresome to see them get away with it over and over just because they have the United States of America at their heel at each and every turn. As an American, I would feel ashamed that my government is aiding a terrorist nation. Pathetic.

I’ve read through the reports in the Swedish press as well as the ones from CNN and Al-Jazeera. It’s interesting and a bit scary to see the differences in reporting. On CNN, it’s 10 people dead. On Al-Jazeera and in Sweden, it’s 19 dead, 60 injured. Go figure. Count on the US media to give a “nuanced” account. Pathetic.

I’m just tired that Israel keeps getting away with abominable acts like these. All the time, over and over. And then at the end of the day, they still have that wall that’s one of the biggest jokes on human rights in history. Especially in light of history. We’re supposed to learn from it. Israel clearly doesn’t learn from history, yet they keep playing the Holocaust Sympathy Card (that’s trademarked by the Jews, I believe) all the time. Pathetic.

What the US government does in this situation will be interesting, but I don’t expect anything groundbreaking. Obama, Biden or Clinton will say that it’s an unfortunate situation, bla bla bla yada yada yada. The usual. No repercussions. Israel will be able to keep taking a huge dump on the whole Middle-East and the international community as a whole and they will keep getting away with it. Pathetic.

I’ve never liked Israel, the state, and I probably never will. They break so many international laws over and over, yet continue to be coddled with. It’s goddamn pathetic.

  1. Makten
    31 May, 2010 at 21:03

    Boycott! Beware where those avocados come from!

  2. 31 May, 2010 at 21:04

    What’s sad is that most defenders will now just label you an anti-Semite for even suggesting that Israel might be stepping out of line in this situation.

    The reality is we as human beings should be able to feel regret and sympathy and outrage at the holocaust, while at the same time utterly and completely condemning these types of acts. But because of the religious connections and the US support (all tied in with oil and their attempt at “middle east stability” – yeah right) this is going to keep happening over and over until someone finally develops the technology to drop a bomb on that country. And it will be civilians – both Israeli AND Palestinian – that will be killed when that happens. Simply atrocious.

    These things happen all the time and yet the press doesn’t pick up on it as often as they should. The fact that this was an international group that was attacked – and that they were delivering aid by the sounds of it, should hopefully put some massive pressure on the US and bring about some action. Like you though, I’m not holding my breath.

    Great point about Al-Jazeera – I hardly ever watch the news since I figure anything really important I’ll stumble across while I am looking for stuff that actually interests me online. But on those rare rare occasions I do turn the news on, it’s always the online Al-Jazeera English feed.

    • 31 May, 2010 at 21:47

      That’s why I always make it a point to differentiate between Israelis (and Jews, if you will) and the state of Israel. Once, a Swedish newspaper editorial made the argument that if you criticize ANY action taken by the state of Israel, you’re an anti-Semite. That’s just idiocy on an epic scale. Criticizing a state because of its actions is just that, because of its actions, NOT because of the beliefs or creed of the citizens of that state. I hate it how the discussion gets simplified to that pathetic extreme.

      And I agree, as soon as someone gets a weapon powerful enough, they will use it and the world will get even more chaotic when even more civilian blood is spilled. It’s not a matter of if, but rather of when and it will be tragic.

  3. Serabus
    1 June, 2010 at 03:12

    i just dont see how obama will continue relations with israel after this.

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