Supporters of a Pakistan Muslim League-N party burn an Israeli flag during a rally denouncing Israel's raid on ships allegedly taking humanitarian aid to the blockaded Gaza Strip, Tuesday, June 1, 2010 in Peshawar, Pakistan. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)
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Turkey, a state infamous as the perpetrators of The Genocide Which Must Be Named, is at it again, now aiding and abetting terrorist activity then playing the victim even though caught red handed with dirty hands in the cookie jar.
We wrote long ago about Turkey’s fake and phony antics, when we urged the current administration to man up, stand on the side of facts, and unequivocally recognize the Armenian genocide instead of going along with Turkey’s play pretend games:
Every period scholar recognizes the coordinated mass murders, death marches, rape, and torture as a genocide. That is not even up for dispute anymore, despite Turkey’s lame and unconvincing attempts to whitewash this grim history.
The only question is whether the United States should be sticking its nose into Turkey’s business and if by doing so the United States is risking support from a useful ally.
Child, please. The Turks need to get over it. And I’m fully aware of how dismissive, undiplomatic, and reductive this statement is. They still need to get over it.
The truth hurts. The truth is that the Armenian genocide did happen. And the truth is that the sky is not going to fall in, Turkey’s world will not collapse, nobody is going to die, Turkey’s economy is not going to crash because the United States recognizes that genocide...
America does not bow to Turkey. Turkey does not get to decide what goes in American textbooks. And America should recognize the Armenian Genocide.
The administration diplomatically shied away, breaking Obama’s empty campaign promises to the Armenian people. Armenians learned that Obama’s word is not worth much more than a used strip of toilet tissue. Armenians who voted for Obama were duped.
The Israel-haters among us – including Turkey – are trying to dupe the American people into believing the blockade busting flotilla fleet involved in this weekend’s bloody incident was engaged in an innocent 'humanitarian' mission to deliver aid to Gaza.
Really? I mean, come on – how old are we? If you believe that, you probably believe Glee is real representation of modern American high school, and that kids routinely break out in perfectly harmonized song to release their teen angst.
Yeah, I believe that Turkish ship full of peace activists was trying to break Israel's blockade to deliver humanitarian aid to Palestinian refugees...if by 'peace activist' you mean 'anti-Semitic thug,' by 'humanitarian aid' you mean 'ammunition and armaments,' and by 'refugees' you mean 'terrorists'.
I have houseplants that were more likely to have been delivering humanitarian aid this weekend to Gaza than was the flotilla.
I don’t know if it’s sadder that Turkey is pushing this phony ‘aid delivery storyline’ or that a legion of gullible Israel hating minions have pulled out their jump-to-conclusions mats and condemned Israel for attacking these armed and dangerous ‘peace activists.’
Although I adore the unique character and cultural texture of Jewish Americans unconditionally, I am ambivalent at best on the behavior of Israel’s government. I don’t hate Israel, but I am no big fan either and will call them out.
Israel needs to stop provoking terrorists by building settlements in Palestinian territory. Also, Israel needs to understand, as it currently does not, that Americans control American foreign policy – not Israelis – and that but not for our support and power they wouldn’t have a country.
That said, Israel has a right to defend itself from the Iranian and Hamas terroristic Islamofascists who will not rest until the Jewish state is eradicated – which it will never be. Israel was absolutely right to board the flotilla, because that flotilla was not on a peace mission as lazily reported.
Anyone will an ounce of common sense can plainly see that this flotilla was on its way to deliver ramparts and armaments to Hamas and that its hostile intentions were to break a military blockade of terrorists.
As a result of this profoundly stupid and militant provocation, it should have expected a militant response -- as the good folks over at Hillary is 44 explained:
The flotilla was not a peace flotilla by any definition. It was very clear from the beginning that the embargo runners are determined to destroy Israel. Armed with the Hope that the Arabs lawyer, Barack Obama, would help them as they attempt to run a blockade in order to assist the terrorist organization Hamas, the flotilla set sail...
Ask Rhett Butler, when you run a blockade, violate an embargo, you run the risk of death and destruction.
There are times when Israel has deserved condemnation for harming American interests with its self-defeating arrogant intransigence. This is not one of those times. The flotilla is lucky it wasn’t blown to bits, which would not have been entirely inappropriate given the stakes.
There are nuclear warheads that are more peaceful that the Holocaust deniers who attacked Israeli troops when they rightfully attempted to stop the delivery of materials to Hamas warmongerers. Turkey, once again, has not a legal or moral leg to stand on, and Israel deserves American support (this time).
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