Such brave soldiers of Israel, killing more innocent people, these for the crime of attempting to deliver humanitarian assistance.
I’m afraid Israel has degenerated into nothing more than a criminal enterprise.
What distinguishes Israel from Cosa Nostra or the Russian Mafia?
Israel kills more people.
“I thought Israel had unilaterally withdrawn from Gaza? Did they or didn’t they?”
The only thing withdrawn from Gaza was the small tribe of insane “settlers” – immigrants looking for free land at someone else’s expense – walking around with machine guns and the razor wire and troops which protected them.
That was a perfect example of Israeli duplicity.
They removed their violent idiots from an unsustainable position and instead turned all of Gaza into a giant concentration camp.
Gaza is surrounded by high-tech fences and there are towers with automated gun emplacements in a “killing zone.” The guns are radar controlled and are the similar to the Gatling guns used to protect American Navy capital ships.
Anything which moves within 1500 yards or so of one of these robot sentry towers is riddled with tons of lead. For a picture see:
Israel controls all access by air and sea also. The monetary aid sent from Europe is taken by Israel and doled out in only the most dire of situations.
Israel also controls to a considerable extent the small border with Egypt, because President Mubarak – an undemocratic dictator in effect – loves his big aid/bribe cheques from Washington.
If that doesn’t describe a concentration camp (for a million and a half people, many of whom were refugees from Israel’s original wave of terror inflicted at its “founding”) I don’t know what does.
Meanwhile, that excellent man, Harper who represents only 1/3 of voters, was glad-handing the criminal responsible for this, assuring himself of a generous flow of campaign contributions for the next election.
Ontario’s Political Weasel-in-Chief, McGuinty, was wandering around on a “trade mission” in a country whose trade for Ontario is less than the amount spent on security for the G20/G8.
Again, undoubtedly assuring himself of a heavy campaign-finance chest.
Now, the importance of money in politics is immensely greater in the U.S.
The Israel Lobby has money and lobbying down to an art, and so America not only supports Israel’s brutality and spurning of peace, it actually subsidizes them heavily.
That’s democracy for sure.
Post script: The cowardly Netanyahu hurriedly flew home to Israel after news broke of Israel’s atrocity on the high seas against people trying to bring humanitarian aid to Gaza.