Re: Re: Old Right THUG BOATS -R- US : Dr. Alan Sabrosky: "Israel Says No, the US ...
- Sure they do. Every protester has an agenda.
But which one is right?
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So you don`t believe the Palestinians et al have a
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No, The US Agrees: Time For The World To Get Serious
June 3, 2010 posted by Dr. Alan Sabrosky · 15 Comments
SAYS NO, THE US AGREES:
FOR THE WORLD TO GET SERIOUS
Dr. Alan Sabrosky STAFF WRITER/Editor
predictable dynamics are unfolding. Anywhere the US does not have a veto,
Israel is being condemned for its latest atrocities and for its illegal
blockade on Gaza. Israel as usual has its puppets in the US Congress and the
US mainstream media coming to its defense. And Israel has rejected demands
from the UN, plus all of the major powers (except, of course, the US) to lift
the blockade and stand aside.
crisis does not seem to be going away. An awful lot of people are still mad,
and more are becoming enraged as the days pass. Fraudulent videos from Israel
may be treated as fact in the US media, but as far as I can tell, nowhere
else. Israel still depends on the US to stop anything tangible from happening
to it. The US government still depends on its weight to make that
quite obviously, does not give a damn. I tell you, I wish I were younger and
could immigrate to Turkey, it would be SO good to have a leader who did not
check his every bowel movement with the domestic lobby of a foreign country.
Perhaps Erdogan could ship Obama some left-handed suppositories? They might
help him get through the day.
practical matter is what to do in the next few days. The MV Rachel
Corrie is coming into Israel’s target zone soon, and at least one of the
other sidelined vessels — perhaps with an American flag? — may be accompanying
it. In fact, the organizers of the flotilla should do all in their power to
ensure that the Irish-flagged ship is in tandem with a US-flagged ship as they
head into the Israeli blockade.
Israelis will undoubtedly intercept them, as they have said they would. They
have no choice. Like thugs defending their ill-gotten gains, they have to do
that, because once their illegal blockade is penetrated, it is gone for good.
They are truly caught on a dilemma of their own making: if they let any ships
through, the blockade ends, and if they attack another, the ability of the US
to protect them from sanctions or worse becomes increasingly
state with sensible leaders would recognize the absurdity of persisting in a
course of action that is tactically dubious and strategically
self-destructive. But Israel is not a sensible country, and its leaders today
are not at all rational — indeed, not only Netanyahu and Lieberman, but their
predecessors and cohorts such as Barak would be prime candidates for an
institution for the criminally insane. Not, perhaps, in a clinical sense, as
being deranged — “just” monomaniacs and fanatics, and therefore doubly
suggestion. Let the organizers of the flotilla wait until a Turkish-flagged
ship can join the Rachel Corrie, and a US-flagged ship as well.
If Erdogan is true to his word — and unlike American politicians, I believe he
will be — there’ll be at least one Turkish warship with them. Give the
Israelis the choice of attacking a US-flagged ship among others, or letting
all of them through.
to get another warship from anywhere, and at the very least, have the people
on the US-flagged ship be in telephonic contact with the US 6th Fleet as they
approach the point of Israeli interception. Forty-odd years ago, a US fleet
stood aside at the orders of then-President Johnson as Israelis attacked a US
Navy ship and killed or wounded over 200 US sailors and Marines.
Obama can be sure the US Navy will stand aside again and let that happen to
another US-flagged ship, especially an unarmed vessel carrying civilians and
humanitarian aid. Unlike politicians — and many admirals and generals — most
of the US Navy and Marine Corps have never been for sale. It would give the
Israelis a much-needed and long-overdue lesson.