Tuesday, June 01, 2010

1-Jun-10: Barbarians, peace activists, terrorists: can you tell them apart?

Remind us again of how these Gaza Flotilla "activists" were being universally described as peace-loving humanitarians?

The Washington Post caught the mood well today:
"We have no sympathy for the motives of the participants in the flotilla -- a motley collection that included European sympathizers with the Palestinian cause, Israeli Arab leaders and Turkish Islamic activists. Israel says that some of the organizers have ties to Hamas and al-Qaeda. What's plain is that the group's nominal purpose, delivering "humanitarian" supplies to Gaza, was secondary to the aim of provoking a confrontation. The flotilla turned down an Israeli offer to unload the six boats and deliver the goods to Gaza by truck; it ignored repeated warnings that it would not be allowed to reach Gaza. Its spokesmen said they would insist on "breaking Israel's siege," as one of them put it."

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