Obama Defends Israel a Day After UN Report Details Israel’s Act of War Committed Against the U.S.

by Scott Creighton

What if I told you that Iran boarded a U.S. flagged vessel in international waters and executed a 19-year-old U.S. citizen on the Mavi Marmara because of his beliefs?  Would that be considered an act of war?  Would it still be an act of war if Israel did it?

In the wake of the newly released UN Human Rights Council’s report on the attack of the humanitarian aid flotilla which found “clear evidence to support prosecutions” against Israel for “willful killing“, President Barack Obama is addressing the UN today and reportedly is going to remind the world that “killing Israelis is not resistance, it’s injustice” (emphasis added)

It should be clear to all that efforts to chip away at Israel’s legitimacy will only be met by the unshakeable opposition of the United States,” he was expected to say, according to excerpts of the speech obtained by NBC News. “And efforts to threaten or kill Israelis will do nothing to help the Palestinian people — the slaughter of innocent Israelis is not resistance, it is injusticeMSNBC

Injustice wears but one face, for the proven two-faced president of the United States of America, and the injustice of the Middle East is apparently only measured in the suffering of the Israeli people, all others, who’s suffering comes by the cruel hand of ultra-right wing Zionist regime in Israel, simply does not matter. The suffering of the Palestinians and all who try to aid them does not even rate a mention by the Peace Prize winning president of CHANGE.

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“Sheer Criminal Aggression” Israel’s Attack on Gaza Flotilla Chomsky Says “No Credible Pretext”

New footage of flotilla attack contradicts Israeli account

Iara Lee’s complete unedited footage of what happened on the Miva Marmara May 31st, 2010

(H/T to Jlennon08!)

full one hour video

shorter 15 minute version after the break

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4 Militants Killed off the Coast of Gaza: Another STUPID Staged Distraction from Likud Israel and her U.S. Apologists

by Scott Creighton

Right on time along comes a “training exercise” off the coast of Gaza to give the Israeli military a perfect example of how the “Palestinian militants” have to be kept from their own territorial waters. (hmmm… why would Israel want to keep Palestinians from their own territorial waters? hmmmmm…..)

See?  Look. Terrorists planning to attack us.  Therefore we HAVE to maintain the blockade of Gaza waters.”

It’s so obviously contrived and devoid of any possible legitimacy, it would be laughable if 60% of the American population wasn’t so inexcusably ignorant of the rest of the world. In reality, it’s just sad that this kind of propaganda would actually be considered worthy of my time to write about.  But, this is the world we live in so here we go…

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Our Enemies, the Israelis

by Justin Raimondo, Anti-War

One of my readers, in the comments section below, wrote the following in response to my last column on Israel’s hijacking of the Gaza flotilla:

“Again I ask the question: What do the Israelis have on our politicians that makes them such whores? Dirty pictures? Threats of withholding campaign contributions? It’s really embarrassing as well as infuriating to see congress with its collective pants down around their legislative ankles just waiting for Israel to do it again.”

Not that there’s anything wrong with that …

Well, actually, there is a lot wrong with that, but, in any case, what’s the answer to this question? Again and again Israel has outraged the world, and even many of its most dedicated supporters, by its actions: multiple invasions of Lebanon, “incursions” into Gaza and the West Bank, the ever-expanding settlements, the vicious racism and tribalism that characterizes the present ultra-rightist government of Benjamin Netanyahu, which includes the openly racist and fascist party of the thuggish Avigdor Lieberman – the list of Israel’s sins is a long one, and that’s going back but a few years.

Even when the Israelis blew up a US Navy ship, the USS Liberty, a military reconnaissance vessel that was monitoring Israeli troops movements prior to the Six Day War, Washington went along – in public – with Tel Aviv’s fairy tale claiming it was an “accident.” This disgrace is repeated, today, as the beaten and battered Americans who lived to tell the tale of what happened aboard the flotilla return to bear witness to Israeli brutality. An American citizen is killed, and Washington looks the other way. The ghost of Rachel Corrie is not surprised. Nor am I. Because the Israelis, after all, are our enemies.

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Kidnapped by Israel, forsaken by Britain

By Jamal Elshayyal , al Jazeera

Firstly I must apologise for taking so long to update my blog. The events of the past few days have been hectic to say the least, and I am still trying to come to grips with many of the things that have happened.

It was this time last week that I was on the top deck of the Mavi Marmara, and first spotted Israeli war ships in the distance, as they approached the humanitarian flotilla.  Little did I know how deadly and bloody were the events that soon began to unfold.

What I will write in this entry is fact, every letter of it, none of it is opinion, none of it is analysis, and I will leave that to you, the reader.

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Israel Navy reserves officers: Allow external Gaza flotilla probe


Officers denounce operation as ‘military and diplomatic failure’, slam government for placing blame on the activists.

by Anshel Pfeffer ,  Haaretz

A group of top Israel Navy reserves officers on Sunday publicly called on Israel to allow an external probe into its commando raid of a Gaza-bound humanitarian aid flotilla last week, which left nine people dead and several more wounded.

In a letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi, the Navy officers denounced the commando raid as having “ended in tragedy both at the military and diplomatic levels.”

“We disagree with the widespread claims that this was the result of an intelligence rift,” said the officers. “In addition, we do not accept claims that this was a ‘public relations failure’ and we think that the plan was doomed to failure from the beginning.”

First and foremost, we protest the fact that responsibility for the tragic results was immediately thrust onto the organizers of the flotilla,” wrote the officers. “This demonstrates contempt for the responsibility that belongs principally to the hierarchy of commanders and those who approved the mission. This shows contempt for the values of professionalism, the purity of weapons and for human lives.”

[read the rest, here]

(After the break, I have copied some of the comments on the article from the Haaretz site… they are inspiring to say the least…)

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