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  • William Banyan
    Sure they do. Every protester has an agenda. But which one is right? On Sat, 05 Jun 2010 11:36:47 +0530 wrote ... So you don`t believe the Palestinians et al
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      Sure they do. Every protester has an agenda.

      But which one is right?

      On Sat, 05 Jun 2010 11:36:47 +0530 wrote

      So you don`t believe the Palestinians et al have a


      In a message dated 04.06.2010 21:38:22 W. Europe Daylight Time,
      paulandrewmitchell2004@... writes:


      Forwarded Message ----
      From: Paul
      Andrew Mitchell
      >Sent: Fri, June 4, 2010 12:36:10
      >Subject: THUG BOATS -R- US
      : Dr. Alan Sabrosky: "Israel Says No, the US Agrees: Time for the World to Get
      Serious" (June 3, 2010)
      Dr. Alan
      Israel Says
      No, The US Agrees: Time For The World To Get Serious

      June 3, 2010 posted by Dr. Alan Sabrosky · 15 Comments




      Dr. Alan Sabrosky STAFF WRITER/Editor

      So the
      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.

      But this
      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

      And Turkey,
      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

      A sensible
      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

      So my
      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.

      Try hard
      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.

      Not even
      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.


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