Tuesday, June 01, 2010
The Gaza Flotilla and the Ship of Fools
I'm glad to see that after sowing yet another bloody wind, Israel's right-wing government is reaping a raging whirlwind.
Because they so deserve it. What were they thinking? Did they think the world would cheer a commando assault on a humanitarian convoy?
Or believe them when they blamed the victims.
Just like they did last time...
Shame on them, didn't they learn ANYTHING?
Don't they even know their own history?
The refugees had no legal authority to enter Palestine, and the British were determined to block the ship
On July 18, as the ship neared the coast of Palestine, the British Navy intercepted it. Captain Ahronovitch tried to break through, but two British destroyers rammed the ship.
Several hours of fighting followed, with the ship’s passengers spraying fuel oil and throwing smoke bombs, life rafts and whatever else came to hand, down on the British sailors trying to board, The Times reported at the time. Soon the British opened fire.
Two immigrants and a crewman on the Exodus were killed; scores more were wounded, many seriously.
Don't they realize that by trying to strangle that little ghetto called Gaza they are corrupting their own soul?
Oh boy. As Gideon Levy wrote before the assault on the flotilla, what a ship of fools.
The propaganda operation has tried to sell us and the world the idea that the occupation of Gaza is over, but in any case, Israel has legal authority to bar humanitarian aid. All one pack of lies.
And facing them on the seas has been the Israeli ship of fools, floating but not knowing where or why. Why detain people? That's how it is. Why a siege? That's how it is.
Again we will be portrayed not only as the ones that have blocked assistance, but also as fools who do everything to even further undermine our own standing.
This crazy bloody game has gone on for too long. And everybody is losing.
Only by freeing the Palestinians will Israel will free itself from its own bloody delusions, that are making it a rogue nation in the eyes of the world.
Now more than ever end this evil occupation.
Give peace a chance.
Let Gaza LIVE...