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Arab League Wants No-Fly Zone For Gaza

From a cheering Agence France-Presse:

Arab League to appeal for Gaza ‘no-fly zone’

Arab League Secretary General Amr Mussa announced Sunday his intention to appeal to the UN Security Council for a no-fly zone over Gaza, where repeated Israeli air strikes have left at least 18 people dead since Thursday.

By William EDWARDS
April 10, 2011

AFP – Arab League chief Amr Mussa said on Sunday the organisation will ask the UN Security Council to impose a no-fly zone over Gaza, which Israel has pounded with air strikes in response to rocket fire.

Mussa told an emergency meeting of Arab League ambassadors that "the Arab bloc in the United Nations has been directed to ask for the convention of the Security Council to stop the Israeli aggression on Gaza and impose a no-fly zone."

Israeli and Palestinian officials were on Sunday floating a ceasefire to end fighting in the coastal strip where Israeli air strikes have killed at least 18 people since Thursday…

The Arab League request for a no-fly zone over Gaza may have been inspired by a UN-sanctioned aerial blockade for Libya to halt forces loyal to Moamer Kadhafi harming civilians.

Arab League backing for that no-fly zone was seen as crucially important by the United States when it pressed for a UN resolution that authorised it and other countries to keep Libyan planes grounded.

Was this not predictable? So how long will it be before NATO starts bombing Israel?

But this explains why the Arab League called for the no-fly zone against their brother Gaddafi. They wanted to establish a precedent. Which, come to think of it, might explain Mr. Obama and Ms Power’s actions, as well.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, April 11th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “Arab League Wants No-Fly Zone For Gaza”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Again, falling over dead with “not-surprise” here. The sand-people want to drag the US and the West (in general) into their self-created problems. When I was a young enlisted troop in the 80’s, I often swore under my breath that someday, if the USSR was gone as the #1 threat to our way of life, that the sand-people would come out of the woodwork and create lots of problems and, how I dreaded how politicians would deal with it.

    It did, and they have.

    I never wanted our troops to go into sand-land for any reason other than to protect our oil. Given their fundamental disgust for us, I simply felt that honesty was the best policy. “You hate us–We hate you but you love our money and we need your oil”. Simple, effective…just a business deal. And followed with, “If you screw with us, we will kick your ass” and mean it.

    Nope…now we have set up a housing development in political correct-ville and left our home in reality-ville. No matter what, the sand-people now have leverage to accuse/lie to/ antagonize the West. Not that they haven’t for decades but now they have a small sliver of legitimacy, thanks to a completely parochial and ego-run administration. As an aside, it’s very possible they knew this Libya thing would result in just this kind of relativism. But of course, I’m sure through their prism, they see it all as the fault of republicans. Had the US just never built so many cars or airplanes or ships or trains…and had the US not become the technological powerhouse it did….we would all be using horses and living in homes heated by grass and lighted by lamps of the 1850’s variety. Wouldn’t that be swell?

    But I digress. The only way to solve the sand-people problem now, dare I say it, is the continuation of the crusades as the sand people are not going to go away voluntarily; They have become an emboldened antagonist and believe it is their birthright to destroy the West. It’s become academic at this point.

    • beautyofreason says:

      I agree Rusty. Just a couple of days ago in New York City I witnessed a protest of at least a thousand where leftists and Muslim women in head scarves carried banners that said “free free, Palestine,” “Israel out of Palestine” and “no war for oil.” There was another chant, something about Israel that sounded like “Israel won’t know what hit it,” but I could not make out all of the words from my vantage point. Most of the white liberals were holding signs against war and were chanting against foreclosure (no idea). Primarily the women in head scarves and the men / boys alongside them shouted against Israel.

      The Democrats and Islamic saboteurs (I don’t believe this is too strong of a word) make strange bed fellows. They frame this alliance as social justice.

      This paragraph is the self-described cause of the organization that protested:

      “Protest U.S. War in the Middle East! Stop Political Repression at Home!
      Organized by the United National Anti-War Committee, the protests call for, “an end to FBI raids on antiwar, social justice, and international solidarity activists, an end to the racist persecution and prosecutions that ravage Muslim communities, an end to police terror in Black and Latino communities, full rights and legality for immigrants and an end to all efforts to repress and punish Wikileaks and its contributors and founders.” ”

      I see a blend of treason, narcissism, and racial obsession. It’s kind of the left, distilled from its disparate parts. The message is to divide, destroy, or throw out security because the people who blow up planes are not little old ladies from Iowa. Bogus claims of racism help to froth up the older radicals, I imagine.

  2. proreason says:

    “Which, come to think of it, might explain Mr. Obama and Ms Power’s actions, as well.”

    good insight.

  3. tranquil.night says:

    Yep, this attempted subversion of our sovereignty is precisely about what we were worried.

  4. Astravogel says:

    Hey, no problem. Gravity bombs, smart or otherwise,
    are not technically ‘flying’ they’re ‘falling’ so a no-fly
    zone is OK, as long as the bombs are detached from
    outside the Gaza border. Go Iron Dome!

  5. Perdido says:

    You don’t suppose the No Fly Zone would include rockets entering Israel, do you?
    It is interesting to think how they would couch that part of the equation.

  6. GetBackJack says:

    I agree. Gaza should be a No-Fly Zone and Israel would be perfect to enforce it. That, or the amount of nuclear radiation rising up out of Gaza making over-flights too hazardous.

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