- Israeli raid triggers global backlash/just when you thought virulent Jew-hatred couldn’t get any worse. At least the poor Koranimals don’t have to fear a “backlash” for tomorrows terrorist attacks…..
- EDITORIAL: The Freedom Flotilla fraud
- Photo Gallery: Protesting the Israeli commando raid
- Former U.S. Ambassador to Mauritania Edward Peck speaks outside the White House in Washington
An Egyptian shouts anti-Israeli slogans in front of a Palestinian flag during a rally in Cairo on Monday. Israeli commandos stormed six humanitarian aid ships en route to the blockaded Gaza Strip in Mediterranean international waters on Monday. (Associated Press)
The world’s “leaders” are shocked! â€” shocked! â€” when Israel defends itself. Actually, they’re “shocked” just like Claude Rains, the police inspector in “Casablanca,” was shocked to learn that gambling was going on in the casino at Rick’s Cafe.
Ban Ki-moon, the secretary-general of the United Nations who rarely sees Third World evil, shocking or otherwise, says he was “shocked” by the Israeli navy’s stopping a convoy that was attempting to break through the blockade of Islamist terrorists in Gaza.
The governments of Sweden, Greece and Jordan were so “shocked” that they recalled their ambassadors to Israel to get the inside dope to further fuel their “shock.” Tony Blair, who is some sort of “peacemaker”-at-large in the Middle East, was “shocked,” too. If he is, it’s only because he hasn’t been in the Middle East long enough to unpack his Gladstone. France was not just a little bit “shocked,” but “profoundly shocked.” There was so much “shock” in the air that the manufactured mourning became electric.
The convoy of six ships carried not only thousands of tons of supplies, but hundreds of “activists,” and when the smoke cleared, a dozen or so activists â€” the count varied through the day â€” had been rendered inactivists capable of no further mischief. The European Union demanded an official inquiry, so profound was its “shock.” The United Nations went into emergency session to recover from its own “shock.” Read more>>
Israel is at war, fighting for its very existence, surrounded by hostile Islamic regimes, some more hostile than others. Not all the hostile regimes approve, or so they say, of the Islamist campaign of extinction of Israel by attrition. None of these hostile regimes will do anything to persuade, or compel, the Palestinians to give up the Islamist dream of destroying Israel in a second Holocaust. This is the reality in the Middle East, and everyone in Washington, London, Paris and the other capitals of the West knows it. Who could be shocked when the Israelis do what they think they must do to survive?
The U.N. gun grabber:
Global Small Arms Treaty threatens your right to self defense (WaPo)