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10 Killed As Israel Raids Terror Suppliers

From a selectively outraged Agence France-Pressee:

At least 10 killed as Israel raids Gaza aid fleet

By Joseph Krauss

May 31, 2010

ASHDOD, Israel (AFP) – At least 10 activists were killed before dawn on Monday when Israeli navy commandos stormed a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, sparking international outrage and plunging the Jewish state into a diplomatic crisis.

The bloody ending to the high-profile mission to deliver supplies to the besieged Gaza Strip comes as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares for fence-mending talks with US President Barack Obama in Washington Tuesday.

The early morning assault prompted an unprecedented fallout with Israel’s former ally Turkey, which recalled its ambassador in fury on the back of reports that most of the bloodshed occurred on a Turkish passenger ship carrying more than 600 people.

As Israel pointed the finger of blame at passengers for initiating the violence, accusing them of using deadly force, activists from the ships countered with their own descriptions of how events unfolded in the raid which took place at around 5:00 am (0200 GMT).

Somehow we are predisposed to believe the professional soldiers, rather than the ‘activists,” who are the likes of Code Pink, and who are professional liars.

Live footage from the Turkish passenger boat, which was posted all over the Internet, showed black-clad Israeli commandos rappelling down from helicopters and clashing with activists, as well as several wounded people lying on the deck of the ship.

Activists from the Free Gaza movement on board the Turkish passenger vessel, the Mavi Marmara, where the worst of the violence occurred, charged Israeli troops "fired directly into the crowd of civilians asleep."

But Israeli military officials and commandos involved in the operation said they had only responded with force after they were attacked by the passengers with knives, clubs and even live fire.

One of the commandos involved in the operation told reporters he was pounced on as soon as he reached the deck. "They beat us up with metal sticks and knives," he said. "There was live fire at some point against us."

He said a group of about 30 people, all speaking Arabic, had attacked the troops, who were beaten and had their weapons snatched.

Some were even tossed from the top deck to the lower deck, prompting them to jumped into the water to save themselves, he said.

A senior Israeli military official told pool reporters on board a missile ship that formed part of the operation that the navy had prepared to meet them as "peace activists, not to fight."

"This was not spontaneous. It was planned," he said, displaying a box from the boat containing switchblades, slingshots, big metal balls and metal bats.

Most of the 10 dead were Turkish, he said, adding that there were 20 people wounded. Seven soldiers were wounded, one of them seriously.

Obviously these wounds were self-inflicted. We all know ‘peace activists’ are harmless.

Netanhayu’s office released a statement saying the premier had "reiterated his full backing for the IDF" in reference to Israel’s military.

Israel’s military top brass said the violence had been limited to the Turkish passenger boat, the Mavi Marmara, with Navy chief Admiral Eliezer Marom saying his troops "had acted with extreme restraint" in a very dangerous situation.

"The result of 10 deaths could have been far worse had the soldiers acted differently," Marom told reporters at the defence ministry in Tel Aviv, saying that troops had only been pushed to use live fire on board the Mavi Marmara.

The injured passengers had all been transferred to four Israeli hospitals across the country, and three of the six boats had been towed to shore, he said…

Israel’s Channel 10 television and Al Jazeera both reported 19 dead, but the Israeli channel later revised that number down to 10. The Gaza branch of the IHH, a Turkish NGO involved with the flotilla, put the number of dead at 15, saying most of them were Turkish nationals.

The bloody raid has prompted a chorus of furious condemnation from around the world, particularly in Turkey where thousands took to the streets to protest the assault, and Ankara promptly recalled its ambassador to Israel…

You are either against the terrorists or you are with them.

By the way, compare the world’s supposed outrage at this to the general reaction to the Russians killing in cold blood the 10 Somali pirates they captured a few weeks ago.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, May 31st, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “10 Killed As Israel Raids Terror Suppliers”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    Looks like the Paper Tigers at the U.N. are going to condemn the raid today at an emergency session.

    Where is the fake outrage over the North Korean incident?
    Seems like it’s only an emergency if the Israelis ever defend themselves.

  2. Rusty Shackleford says:

    As has been said before, the media and the liberals, just as in the gestation of the Nazis, it’s time to blame the Jews. They will eventually reach a fervor pitch and history will repeat itself, again.

    It’s truly disgusting.

  3. proreason says:

    Israel won’t forget.

    And they won’t bow down either.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      As well they should not, must not, cannot.

      This time, while the collective non-wisdom of the liberal-minded left continues to try to make the Jews the bad guys, they will literally stick to their guns and hold fast.

      Good.

  4. Right of the People says:

    It’s time for us to pull out of the UN and start our own little “club” with Israel maybe Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, South Korea and a few others. We could call it something like The Countries That Really Count or something like that. Of course we need to do this after we remove the fungus in the White House and the vermin infesting congress.

    Let the rest of the UN move to the Hague or somewhere else in Moose Limb Europe or maybe the paradise of Afghanistan. They’d go out of business in less than a year without the funding from the US and its new partners. Any organization that could put a country like Iran on a committee for women’s rights has long lost its relevancy.

  5. Steve says:

    From Russia’s RIA Novosti:

    Russia condemns Israel over Gaza flotilla attack

    31/05/2010

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry criticized on Monday an Israeli raid on ships taking humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip in which at least 10 people were killed.

    A statement on the ministry website said Russia expressed “condemnation and deep concern” over the incident and called for a full investigation.

    The ministry also called the use of “weapons against citizens and the seizing of ships in open waters with no legal grounds a gross violation of commonly accepted international legal norms.”

    It also said the events proved the “necessity to halt the Gaza blockade.”

    The international community, presidential administrations and other leaders also strongly condemned the attack calling for an end to the Gaza blockade…

    http://en.rian.ru/russia/20100531/159235535.html

    Chutzpah.

  6. tranquil.night says:

    “Do as we say, not as we do” sure seems to be the mantra of this emerging new world order of tyranny.

    Perhaps they’ll put it on the new international currency they want to supplant the dollar (laughable now considering the euro disaster).. which much to their chagrin is still sitting at its 52 week high.


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