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Even if Bin Laden Had Been on the Gaza-Bound Flotilla, Israel’s Actions Would Have Been Illegal
Cybercast News Service ^ | 9/28/10 | Patrick Goodenough

Posted on 09/29/2010 10:16:59 AM PDT by Nachum

Israel’s blockade of a Gaza-bound flotilla last May would have been illegal, even if Osama bin Laden himself had been on the ship full of pro-Palestinian activists, a member of a U.N.-appointed fact-finding mission told the Human Rights Council. The Geneva-based HRC is considering a report by the three-member commission that investigated the so-called “flotilla incident” – Israel’s interception at sea of Gaza-bound vessels, including the Turkish-flagged Mavi Marmara, on May 31, 2010. The ensuing deadly clashes between Israeli commandos and pro-Palestinian activists left nine activists dead.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: flotilla; gazabound; israel; laden

1 posted on 09/29/2010 10:17:03 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Well the Israelis have my permission to do whatever they wish to do.

LLS


2 posted on 09/29/2010 10:18:37 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Nachum
Patrick Goodenough isn't.
3 posted on 09/29/2010 10:18:47 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lurker

Actually, the title was too long for FR posting software. It actually reads:

Even if Bin Laden Had Been on the Gaza-Bound Flotilla, Israel’s Actions Would Have Been Illegal, Says UN-Appointed Judge


4 posted on 09/29/2010 10:21:26 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
So he admits they were Terrorists.
5 posted on 09/29/2010 10:21:35 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (If Obama was the answer---that must have been one stupid question!)
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To: Nachum

the INF needs to sink the bastards who try to run the blockade

just sink ‘em


6 posted on 09/29/2010 10:22:46 AM PDT by Enchante ("The great enemy of clear language is insincerity." -- George Orwell --)
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To: Nachum

Israelis are legally required to let terrorists kill them.

As any leftist, muslim, or Nazi will say: “The only good Jew is a dead Jew!”


7 posted on 09/29/2010 10:23:15 AM PDT by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: Nachum

The UN is terminally stupid


8 posted on 09/29/2010 10:29:24 AM PDT by exbrit
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To: Nachum
a member of a U.N.-appointed fact-finding mission told the Human Rights Council

Is this the same UN Human Rights Council chaired by plenty of Islamist nations with poor records on human rights?

9 posted on 09/29/2010 10:30:54 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: Nachum

When is it ever illegal to intercept a ship heading for your sovereign territory?


10 posted on 09/29/2010 10:31:01 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Nachum
Screw the Palis, Israel needs to make war on the UN.
11 posted on 09/29/2010 10:32:43 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: Nachum
Are there ANY UN pronouncements, findings, or decisions that are not evidence of their irrelevance?
12 posted on 09/29/2010 10:36:34 AM PDT by G Larry (Patty-cake diplomacy must give way to strong, decisive action!)
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To: Nachum

Blockade-running is a dangerous business ... assumption of the risk.

If they think it would’ve been illegal to board a “flotilla” with OBL aboard, somehow I’m thinking I shouldn’t take seriously their opinion of the legality of any counterterrorist operations.

SnakeDoc


13 posted on 09/29/2010 10:38:52 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow." -- Teddy Roosevelt)
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To: Nachum
nothing like having a bunch of biased toward to criminal's peers to judge a situation...

reminds me of the Skippy Gates case... both cop and Skippy were found to be at fault by a panel of Skppy's Harvard peers... even though Harvard prof was clearly guilty ...

14 posted on 09/29/2010 10:39:30 AM PDT by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: Nachum

Not goodenough, Patrick.

Israel has a DUTY to defend itself from its enemies.


15 posted on 09/29/2010 10:40:27 AM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Nachum

So in his mind, the US coastguard would be illegal for stopping a ship coming into our waters from Mexico full of dope.


16 posted on 09/29/2010 10:47:26 AM PDT by fish hawk (there is only one God and he is not called Allah)
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To: Nachum

Bull. Interdicted waters ARE legal you UN Troll in a declared or undeclared war!


17 posted on 09/29/2010 11:11:54 AM PDT by Freeport (The proper application of high explosives will remove all obstacles.)
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To: Nachum

The UN should move to Iran, where it can serve as a human shield for the missile silos.


18 posted on 09/29/2010 11:12:49 AM PDT by Minn
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To: Enchante

I suggested in an earlier post (when this incident occurred back in May) that you would find the owners of these vessels much less eager to participate in blockade running if Israel (after seizing the vessel, escorting it to port, and unloading it) took the vessels back out to sea and sank them.

At least no repeat offenders.


19 posted on 09/29/2010 11:15:12 AM PDT by Captain Rhino (“Si vis pacem, para bellum” - if you want peace, prepare for war.)
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To: Captain Rhino

I suggested that they simply disable the ships. Shoot chains into their engines, or even very small charges that would just disable them and force them to call out for a tow. The Israelis would answer the SOS :-)


20 posted on 09/29/2010 11:47:53 AM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...

Thanks Nachum.

“They’ve got us surrounded again, the poor bastards.” — Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.


21 posted on 09/29/2010 7:06:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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