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Israel Defends Self at U.N. Security Council Amidst Controversy Over Flotilla Raid
Fox News ^ | May 31, 2010

Posted on 05/31/2010 2:06:19 PM PDT by Kaslin

Israel offered a vigorous defense Monday amidst a rapidly deepening international dispute over its deadly overnight raid on a flotilla of ships carrying aid bound for Gaza.

Under pressure from even its allies over the incident that killed at least nine people, Israel’s Deputy U.N. Ambassador Daniel Carmon took to the floor of the international body to fire back against the idea that the ships were peaceful, unarmed and humanitarian.

“What kind of peace activists use knives, clubs and fire from weapons stolen from soldiers...to attack soldiers to attack soldiers who board a ship in accordance with international law?,” he asked.

"They are not peace activists; They are not messengers of good will. They cynically use a humanitarian platform to send a message of hate and to implement violence," he added.

Israeli commandos attacked a Gaza-bound aid flotilla Monday carrying 10,000 tons of aid destined for the blockaded Gaza Strip. The Israeli military said seven soldiers were wounded, one of them seriously.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel
KEYWORDS: antiisrael; antisemitism; antizionism; antizionist; islamofascism; israel; judeophobia; obamahatesjews; terrorflotilla; un

1 posted on 05/31/2010 2:06:19 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: All

Thread with ongoing updates here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2524432/posts


2 posted on 05/31/2010 2:07:03 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Kaslin

Why bother, you already know what that hateful body will do.


3 posted on 05/31/2010 2:07:29 PM PDT by Grunthor (Someone help me with this rope, I can't take the stupidity anymore.)
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To: Grunthor

“Why bother, you already know what that hateful body will do.”

Yep, the U.N. and the media have already determined they are once again willing puppets of the terrorist sponsors.


4 posted on 05/31/2010 2:11:46 PM PDT by austinaero ((More Bark, Less Wag))
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To: Kaslin

Demand answers from Bill Ayers for financing this provocative flotilla.


5 posted on 05/31/2010 2:12:02 PM PDT by Carley (DADDY DIDN'T PLUG THE HOLE YET)
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To: Kaslin

We celebrate Memorial Day.

Daily Kos celebrates Flotilla day.


6 posted on 05/31/2010 2:15:38 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Liberals are right. The AZ situation is like Nazi Germany. Mexico is Germany and Arizona is Poland)
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To: Kaslin

All the BULLSH!T will calm down after the Israelis find the guns and ammo stashed on the ships. Of course the muzzi’s will say the Jews planted them there.


7 posted on 05/31/2010 2:15:52 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: Kaslin

Balaam Hussein “Jackass”Obozo needs to have his friend Ayersn arrested


8 posted on 05/31/2010 2:42:18 PM PDT by hondact200 ( Lincoln Freed the Enslaved. Obama Enslaves the Free. Obama is Americas Greatest Threat)
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To: NoLibZone

That does not surprise me


9 posted on 05/31/2010 2:46:11 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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What kind of peace activists use knives, clubs and fire from weapons stolen from soldiers...to attack soldiers to attack soldiers who board a ship in accordance with international law?

Mohammed's minions. It's a religion of peace, after all.

10 posted on 05/31/2010 2:46:55 PM PDT by SJackson (Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel and it must remain undivided, Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Kaslin
This is a set-up that the Muslim Israel-haters and their Jew-hating comrades across the 'Arab world' are hoping to use as a pretext for all-out war with Israel. They may finally get what they seem to be longing for.

Israel realizes that the U.S. under President Barack Hussein Obama, is no longer an ally and that the Arab states are seeing that and feeling emboldened to attack the nation they constantly vilify. War is coming to the middle east - and very soon. It could well spread.

The world is full of people who mindlessly hate Jews and are seeking a good excuse to cheer on those who consider Israel a 'cancer' that has to be 'excised' from the Muslim word - the middle east. Of course, Israelis are not about to roll over and die to please the followers of Islam - or anyone - that wants to pretend they are 'victims' of that tiny, beleaguered nation.

Thanks Obama. Nice job of making a bad situation worse by abandoning another ally to court favor with those who hate the U.S. almost as much as they hate Israel.

11 posted on 05/31/2010 2:54:45 PM PDT by Jim Scott (re much)
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To: Kaslin

At least one of the flottilla ships left a port in northern Cyprus to get to gaza - you know the ethnically cleansed area of Cyprus that Turk Muslims invaded and occupied

Animals.


12 posted on 05/31/2010 3:35:05 PM PDT by eleni121 (For Jesus did not give us a timid spirit , but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline)
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To: Jim Scott
Israel realizes that the U.S. under President Barack Hussein Obama, is no longer an ally ...

Let there be no doubt about that. I'm sure it hasn't escaped their attention that a personal friend and former colleague of Barky's organized this attempted breach of the blockade.

13 posted on 05/31/2010 3:44:09 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: Kaslin
Israeli commandos attacked a Gaza-bound aid flotilla Monday carrying 10,000 tons of aid destined for the blockaded Gaza Strip. The Israeli military said seven soldiers were wounded, one of them seriously

Israel takes "borders" more seriously than the U.S. does -- that's for sure ....

14 posted on 05/31/2010 4:18:00 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Jim Scott

Hopefully Israel will nuke them back to the stone age....urm...well nuke them nonetheless.

These islamimals will destroy us all, and too many in the west are ready to pull down their pants and take a rod from behind...

The appeasing bastards can burn in hell! No surrender.


15 posted on 05/31/2010 4:27:11 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: Jim Scott

The fact that this was a setup was obvious from the start. I am just stunned that the IDF walked into it. The whole point of using commandos is their ability for stealth and accuracy. But instead they land one-by-one into a mass of armed thugs with paint-ball rifles and handguns! Way to support the troops Netanyahu! I am sorry, but I expect to see repercussions for the Netanyahu govt. for such an ill-planned operation and the ensuing international fiasco.


16 posted on 05/31/2010 5:04:52 PM PDT by kroll
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To: Carley

George Soro’s and J-Street fiananced it.


17 posted on 05/31/2010 5:34:25 PM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world.)
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To: Carley

That Bill Ayers - he’s just everywhere. Kind of makes you think he might have the support of a government somewhere with a lot of cash... Oh, I guess he does - this one. Pretty soon his actions will out him as what he has been all along - a propagandist for the CIA. I guess he figures what the hell, he’s close to retirement age anyway.


18 posted on 05/31/2010 6:42:34 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Kaslin

The Turkish embassy can be reached at contact@turkishembassy.org if you wish to express yourself about their collusion in this terrorist attack.


19 posted on 05/31/2010 7:00:51 PM PDT by dunblak
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To: kroll

I have to agree. This was one of the worst planned military actions I have ever heard of. Why they did this, and in this manner, was absolutely baffling.

One question: if this was a military target worth assaulting, then why not send in commandos with better weaponry? Because it looks to me like the Israelis didn’t really think there were a lot of guns on board, which takes away justification for the raid in the first place.


20 posted on 05/31/2010 7:45:35 PM PDT by ChurtleDawg (voting only encourages them)
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To: SJackson

Thank you for the ping, and the quote. I had read the crew (NOT PASSENGERS, BTW), but the CREW had lain in wait for these soldiers. One of the IDF soldiers was stabbed in the stomach, and several more were taken to other hospitals. Sounds to me like they were ambushed when checking the boat. NOT a peaceful action - no doubt about it.


21 posted on 05/31/2010 8:33:30 PM PDT by LibertyRocks (http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com ~ Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: TigersEye

I hadn’t known of that connection — what’s the person’s name, please?


22 posted on 05/31/2010 8:35:02 PM PDT by LibertyRocks (http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com ~ Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: Grunthor

I’m afraid this time there’ll be no Pat Moynihan to hug the Israeli ambassador and walk out of the hall with him.


23 posted on 05/31/2010 8:36:12 PM PDT by xkaydet65 (Never compromise with evil! Even in the face of Armageddon!! Rorshach)
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To: LibertyRocks
All aboard! Obama pals back violent Gaza flotilla

"The group behind the Gaza flotilla that engaged in deadly clashes with Israeli commandos today counts among its top supporters the friends and associates of President Barack Obama, namely the founders of the Weather Underground terrorist organization, William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, as well as Jodie Evans, the leader of the radical activist organization Code Pink."

Kind of makes you wonder what all Rahm was doing in Israel this last week too.

24 posted on 05/31/2010 8:44:36 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: Kaslin

My tagline is my comment.


25 posted on 05/31/2010 8:55:32 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ("Socialist/Jihadist Obama Boats: Blockade running in support of terrorists since 2010.")
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If it gets bad I hope Moussad has the goods on the Soros/Obama/Those who would do us harm cabal and does a BIG public info drop.


26 posted on 05/31/2010 9:59:37 PM PDT by FreeStateYank (I want my country and constitution back, now!)
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Sounds like we need a ‘Free Constantinople’, ‘Free Cyprus’, and ‘Free Persia’ movements to pick up steam.


27 posted on 05/31/2010 10:09:30 PM PDT by FreeStateYank (I want my country and constitution back, now!)
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To: TigersEye

Sickening, really... Not surprising, but sickening nonetheless. I wish the MSM would report THAT information along with every article or other coverage! Thanks for the information. I appreciate it.


28 posted on 05/31/2010 11:44:42 PM PDT by LibertyRocks (http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com ~ Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: FreeStateYank

I’ve been hoping the Queen of England would do something... No doubt there are files regarding him due to his Grandfather, and Father seeing as they were going up against the Brits in Kenya. Even just some kind of record that proves he had British Citizenship at birth would be a good start!

So, either Queen Elizabeth - or the Mossad as you already mentioned - someone has files on this guy. SOMEONE knows who he is, and it’s time to release the records.

The thing I worry about is this — it would be a bad enough time in this country if the records were released by our allies just because of people’s reactions. It would be 100xs WORSE if the records (which no doubt even Russia and China know more about than us citizens) were released by an enemy at some strategic point in the future to maximize confusion and usher in panic... Like right before a strike against us.

Which is exactly why the American public NOT knowing the truth and settling it is such a big mistake. All those wishing to avoid a Constitutional Crisis by ignoring the issue have contributed to putting us in a very bad position if the information comes to light at the worst possible time chosen by our enemies, and the enemies of Freedom!


29 posted on 05/31/2010 11:52:08 PM PDT by LibertyRocks (http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com ~ Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: LibertyRocks

You’re welcome. It is sickening and just unbelievable that such connections exist with our POTUS.


30 posted on 05/31/2010 11:52:49 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: Kaslin

The UN is a joke! Why condemn Israel and not Sudan, Iran, North Korea or Libya??? LOL! The UN is an antisemitic body run by anti-semitic socialists (but ‘anti-semitic socialist’ is like ‘catholic pope’).

GET AMERICA AND ISRAEL OUT OF THE UN AND STOP APPEASING MUSLIM TERRORISTS!!! I stand w/ Israel forever.


31 posted on 06/01/2010 12:15:59 AM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: Kaslin
"Israeli commandos attacked a Gaza-bound aid flotilla Monday..."

LIE!

The Israeli troops were boarding the vessel to perform a LEGAL inspection when they were attacked by the crew and passengers.

They defended themselves, and this has been spun as "an Israeli attack on a humanitarian vessel".

32 posted on 06/01/2010 12:29:41 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: ChurtleDawg

Actually they should have been better armed even without there being any guns on board. The idea of commandos dropping into a sea of club-wielding nuts or ‘peace-activists’(as evidenced in the youtube video) is absurd. There is no real answer to being outnumbered at close range and the IDF planners should have realized that. The best way to avoid being clubbed at close range before you can even draw any weapon is to not be there in the first place. What happened to those days of stealthily boarding a ship, I always figured that was the commando-MO. With an escalating war on all fronts and reduced support from the US (thank you Barry), this is not the best time for the IDF to be getting stupider...


33 posted on 06/01/2010 10:09:44 AM PDT by kroll
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