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Eyeless to Gaza

by Anastasia (writer), London, July 04, 2011

Credit: Barry Hunau
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The attempt to end the blockade of Gaza is a little more than cynical Hamas agitprop.

You’ve just arrived after a long journey, tired and looking for somewhere to stay. You feel like treating yourself, so you ask your driver to take you to the best hotel that the town has to offer. And he does; he could have picked none better. Plush and polished, this five star establishment has over two hundred well-appointed rooms, a royal suite, a steam room, a swimming pool with a view of the sea and four restaurants.

So where do you think you have ended up; in one of the more luxurious Mediterranean resorts, perhaps? Go out on the balcony and have a look around. See; there; just to the south of where you are standing, the Hamas training camp should give you a clue. Hamas; what, the terrorist group dedicated to the destruction of Israel? Yes, Hamas; for this is Gaza and the hotel is the al-Mashtal, recently refurbished at a cost of $40 million.

Once you’ve recovered from the shock you might care to wander around Gaza City. I feel sure you will be surprised by just how well-stocked the stores are, or by the construction boom, of which the al-Mashtal is a feature. You might be even more surprised by the number of four-by-fours on the roads, an estimated 400 of which are smuggled through two huge tunnels every month, adding to the 160 that the Israelis allow through legally. The demand is such that dealers are willing to pay $8000 simply to bring them through the tunnels.

Yes, this is Gaza, such a deprived place, a place suffering under a blockade that a ‘Freedom Flotilla’ has been organised to break. This blockade, incidentally, is absolutely necessary for the security of Israel, to ensure that war materials do not get through, allowing for further periodic attacks on the south of the country. As recently as March of this year the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) intercepted a ship attempting to smuggle weapons into Gaza. Every ship has to be searched; there cannot be exceptions, so long as Hamas, the terrorist organisation that controls the Palestinian enclave, persist in its determination to destroy Israel.

Hamas, that’s exactly who is behind the so-called Freedom Flotilla. If you think this is about bringing succour and aid I urge you to think again. So far as aid is concerned that’s a lie; this little armada is intended by Hamas as a deliberate act of provocation, material for even more propaganda. Even the organisers of the American ship declared in a press release that they will carry no goods of any kind for delivery to Gaza.

What these boats will carry is a lot of left-liberals, useful idiots, as Lenin allegedly once described such people, who often ally themselves with the most oppressive forces in the name of freedom. I seriously doubt if even half of them understand who the tour organisers are or what they stand for. So, let’s have a look at the cooks.

The chef is one Amin Abu Rashid, a Palestinian Dutch national and a fundraiser for Hamas. Prior to last year’s flotilla fiasco he openly said that the intention was to clash with the IDF, an aim in which he was wholly successful. Most recently seen in Greece training the new venture’s crew, it’s fairly safe to assume that his strategy has not changed.

There are a whole range of senior Hamas operatives behind Enterprise Gaza, including Sameh Habeeb, the man who publishes the Palestine Telegraph, an organ which regularly gives a platform to Nazis and Holocaust-deniers, as well as promoting such enlightened works as The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and an updated version of the medieval blood libel.

Those who are minded to perceive the flotilla as a ‘humanitarian’ cause would do well to play closer attention to some of the public statements being released by the likes of Bulent Yildrim, head of IHH, a Turkish ‘relief’ organisation, busy weaving his own web of deceit. He is a man of grand ideas and sweeping ambition. His intifada, you see, only begins with blockade-running; it will not end, in his own words, “until our march to al-Aqsa is completed.” Al-Aqsa, of course, is in Jerusalem. Yes, a man of big ideas who sees the main problem as Zionism “…which, like a virus, has infected all humanity.” Not Freedom Flotilla 2, obviously.

The whole enterprise is so fraudulent that even the journalists are abandoning ship, accusing the organisers of a complete lack of transparency, particularly with regard to their relations with Hamas. The Dutch cohort expressed disgust at the dictatorial atmosphere and the attempts at censorship. De Telegraf, a leading Dutch paper, has also focused on Rashid’s support for Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood. This man is notorious for encouraging suicide attacks on Israel. He is also in favour of such enlightened causes as having homosexuals stoned to death and allowing men to beat ‘rebellious’ women.

The useful idiots, incidentally, include Alice Walker, the American writer, who has joined the flotilla, saying she is concerned about ‘the children.’ Perhaps she might have considered talking with Khaled Abu Toameh, an Israeli-Arab journalist, who has actually spoken to ordinary Palestinian people, as opposed to the publicists of Hamas. If she did she would have discovered that there is no shortage of food and that shortages of medicine are caused by infighting between Fata and Hamas. The latest news from the Gaza Strip itself confirms this, officials blaming Fata for “political blackmail”. (The Times, Saturday, 2 July).

Of Walker’s involvement Howard Jacobson, a prize-winning British journalist and author, has written;

Hamas, we are often told, is the elected government of Gaza, a government that fairly represents the wishes of its people. In which case we must assume that Hamas's implacable hostility towards Israel fairly represents the implacable hostility felt by the people of Gaza. Are Alice Walker's letters of love and 'solidarity' solid with the people of Gaza in that hostility?

Many governments have seen through the bogus Freedom Flotilla for the shabby act of provocation and agitprop it truly is. It really is time for all those not befuddled by this kind of thing to stand full-square behind the state of Israel, which has the right to protect itself, the duty of a sovereign nation to protect its people from murderers, terrorists, ‘peace’ activists and all such fellow travellers.



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By Anastasia on July 04, 2011 at 08:06 pm

Let me see now. A part of America, let’s say Maryland, has become independent. Not just that but it’s at war with the rest of the country, having voted for a party dedicated to the destruction of the United States. The Maryland Front obtains weapons from a third party, let’s say Iran. Every so often rocket attacks are launched into the United States, at civilian targets, with no provocation whatsoever. Furthermore the rocket launchers are hidden in civilian areas, so that ordinary families are used as a shield, with no scruples at all. These rockets are conventional weapons, but since Iran is likely to have a nuclear capability who can say what the future might bring. What does the US government do? Why, nothing, of course. It just sits back and allows it to happen.

I used several news sources for this article, most recently “A £25m hotel, a shop for smugglers – and a new hope” by James Hider reporting from Gaza City, published by the London Times on Saturday 2 July. Unfortunately the Times online is a subscription only service, so I can’t link it for Broowaha readers.

Anyway, I leave you with this, for those with the ability to look at these matters objectively, those who don’t publish hysterical propaganda about assassination and mass murder.

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By ranfuchs on July 04, 2011 at 10:09 pm

@HD, I wonder if it is the same United Nations that elected Lybia to chair the United Nations Human Rights Commission, and in its January 2011 report praised it for its human right practices?

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By Jack Bates on July 05, 2011 at 05:22 am

Thought provoking article, 4/5 stars. Would be 5/5 if you sited some sources, any sources in or at the end of your article on the people/events that took place. There are more citations in the rebutal comments than in yours.

The writing/style is well thought out and put together for an easy read.

That said, the US was formed on a 1/3 minority vote of colonial terrorists. Fun read on the fourth of July here in the US. Viva La Revolution!

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By BadgerOStripeyOne on July 05, 2011 at 06:51 am

Nice blog Ana. I see the Greek government has confined the flotilla to port. Sense is beginning to dawn over this issue. But not here on Broowaha it would seem.

<b>"There is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza."</b> -

<em>21 March 2011Mathilde Redmatn, the deputy director of the Red Cross in the Gaza Strip.</em>Nice blog Ana. I see the Greek government has confined the flotilla to port. Sense is beginning to dawn over this issue. But alas not here on Broowaha it would seem.

Gazans need no humanitarian aid. What they need is self-respect. Their standard of living compared to Africa at large and parts of Asia is positively opulent. All that aid has had a devastating effect on the population, the Middle East equivalent of welfare-dependency on UK sink estates. It has destroyed their will, just as it does anywhere it’s indiscriminately doled out for anything less than a natural catastrophe.

The supporters of Gazans on these pages could do well to ask themselves why they believe all this anti-Semitic poison. Because Melanie Phillips put it beautifully when she wrote recently <em>‘they (left-liberals like <b>HurricaneDean</b> [oo oo, - don’t mess with <em>THAT</em> dude!] and <b>Tazzone</b>) they support a racist state committed to the ethnic cleansing of an entire people from that state; because they support the establishment of a state with a government comprising people <b>committed</b> to the genocide of the Jews.’</em>

I’m sick of hearing people saying ‘it’s not the Jews I hate, it’s Israel.’ All Israel is doing is defending itself as well as it can while at the same time going to previously unheard-of lengths to avoid civilian casualties. People who hate Israel <em>ipso facto</em> hate Jews.

But back to Gaza and what prompted Mathilde Redmatn to say what she did. Food shops are well stocked she says and clothing is obviously plentiful and cheap. The vital stats are pretty impressive too, life expectancy in Gaza is over 72 years, several years more than in east Glasgow and Russia and don’t even think about Swaziland. Infant mortality rate (21.35 deaths/1,000 live births) is better than Iran or Brazil and literacy in Gaza is an amazing 92.4 percent which is not only better than Turkey or South Africa it’s streets ahead of Saudi Arabia. It's even considerably better than in Whitechapel, where I live, in Londonistan, thanks to our socialist engineers.

So these people have all they need to create a successful entrepreneurial nation just as Israel has done since it shook off the shackles of Ben Gurian's socialism. So what's stopping them? Certainly not Israel, who would welcome a contented and economically successful neighbour. It's Islam that's keeping them moored in the seventh century and will continue to do so until they throw off their own shackles. They have to accept that there can be no progess for them as long as they want to exterminate the Jews. Israelis are understandably touchy about that. And it just isn't going to happen.

And get some rigs in the sea for all that gas that they have on their doorstep.

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By BadgerOStripeyOne on July 05, 2011 at 06:53 am

Aw, shite! Why can't I edit my comment? I'm not used to this site.

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By BadgerOStripeyOne on July 05, 2011 at 08:08 am

My, what a nasty temper you have Tazz.

I've had a lot of dealings with people like you but I can't think off-hand of one that made so many unwarranted assumptions or introduced so many straw men in such a short post.

Israel is a legitimate state and responds only when provoked. To say otherwise is to deny history, verifiable facts.

Jews have a right to live in peace without the threat of genocide looming over them all the time. You must have read the Hamas charter. No one would be stupid enough not to, before entering debates on this subject so I can only conclude that you agree with it.

And you know what that makes you, right?

Now deconstruct my post in an intelligent fashion or piss off.

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By BadgerOStripeyOne on July 05, 2011 at 09:32 am

The only serious religious problem in the Middle East (or anywhere else for that matter) is that posed by Islam. If the Koran were first published today it would be banned tomorrow. It contains more anti-Semitism than Mein Kampf (and that's a fact).

I'm not interested in going back more than 3,000 years, though the Jews were in the Levant long before Muhammed cobbled together his mixture of Judaism and Christianity with a pinch of Zoroastrianism and have a far better historical claim than the Arabs. I'm interested in the here and now and Israel since the turn of the last century.

East Africa was never a starter, nor Madagascar, Jews have nearly three millennia of living more or less where they live now and they aren't going anywhere, anytime.

Israel, a valid creation of the League of Nations, has been recognised by the overwhelming majority of non-Muslim states, it is only barbarians in the guise of a so-called religion who want to annihilate the Jews (well, these days).

Since 1948 Palestinians have had many oportunities to have their own state and live in peace with Israel but every time they chose war. Every single time. They chose to leave Israel back then, depite pleas by the Jewish leaders to stay and help build the nation. They were betrayed by their leaders who were the cause of the refugee problem which lasts to this day.

It could be solved overnight if they wished it, but they won't.

Muslims are self-pitying, self-loathing and have a huge sense of inferiority and yet paradoxically are utterly convinced of their superiority over all unbelievers.

As long as a Muslim is defined by his adherance to the teachings of the Koran and the commands in the hadiths there will be no peace anywhere, let alone Palestine.

If it were down to me, I'd do what the Saudis want, nuke Iran and give the Gazans the left-overs on the way back.

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By BadgerOStripeyOne on July 05, 2011 at 03:40 pm

I think you need help.

You are obsessed that I am religious. Can you show me, in anything I've written, what leads you to that conclusion?

Though Jews might well believe they are the chosen people and what we today call Palestine is their God-given home, that aside, the very fact they have been in unbroken occupation for more than three thousand years gives them pretty good claim to title.

But that was then and now is now. Palestine belongs to Israel, indeed, a damn sight more of it than what they currently hold, but they're perfectly happy to settle for what they've got provided the Arabs renounce their intention to wipe them out.

Unfortunately those savages just can't stop murdering innocent civilians and if they carry on the way they are, they'll get another spanking because obviously Cast Lead didn't get the message across.

Next time maybe it might be a bit rougher and they'll only have themselves to blame. I don't think you understand how much care the IDF took to avoid collateral, it was truly astonishing.

Can you imagine how Leibstandarte SS would have dealt with suicide bombers and random rocketeers? Now that would have been a sight to see.

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By BadgerOStripeyOne on July 05, 2011 at 04:05 pm

yeah, right.

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By Anastasia on July 05, 2011 at 05:31 pm

Jack, thank you, four stars or not! I like to see myself as a journalist, meaning that I tailor my articles to my audience. In other words I digest the material so that you won't have to!

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By Anastasia on July 05, 2011 at 05:32 pm

Badger, my dear, dear friend, I know exactly what you are talking about. I know you know about Islamic fundamentalism. You and I are Londoners; we know, in our individual ways, what impact the outrage inflicted on our city had in 2005; we know about Muslim extremism.

I defend Israel because, as I have argued, Israel is an oasis of liberty. There are people here, Americans, on the face of it (are they Americans?), who identify with terrorists, with vile organisations like Hamas, with people who inflicted such harm on their own country (is it their country?), greater harm than any power since Japan in 1941. Furthermore they identify with the worst forms of obscurantism (I expect I would be thoroughly whipped by now). I say this to you but I find it difficult to believe that these people are American, or, if they are, how much that country has degenerated. I say this without equivocation - they disgust me; their hysterical anti-Semitism disguised as anti-Zionism disgusts me (have a look at an unmanning article called The Assassination of Alice Walker.) I won't sully myself by addressing these people directly, these anti-American Americans, people, I have to say, who know nothing about the history of their own country, let alone the history of the rest of the world.

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By ranfuchs on July 05, 2011 at 05:46 pm

Don't you find it interesting that in a time where Syria, Libya, Yemen and other Arab countries massacre thousands of their citizens, Israel is the only country awarded a full section in the Human Rights Commission report, while all the rest were bundled together with the rest of the human right violations around the world?

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By Anastasia on July 05, 2011 at 05:58 pm

Ranfuchs, indeed I do.

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By Anastasia on July 05, 2011 at 05:59 pm

Badger, I think I shall be a devil and post this article also on My Telegraph. Ana returns!

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By ranfuchs on July 05, 2011 at 09:29 pm

@HD "Just so you know, the Human Rights Community does not single out Israel."

I just went to the website of the UN Human Right Council, which provides great searches and stat. A quick stat, voting on issues per country:

Israel 316

Sudan 92

Yemen 27

Algeria 10

China 35

Tibet 3

N.Korea 47

Syria 3

Definitely it's not in any proportion to killings in these countries (see http://www.broowaha.com/articles/6242/why-do-europeans-hate-israel-so-much)

Wouldn't you call it single out???

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By BadgerOStripeyOne on July 06, 2011 at 03:57 am

Woo Hoo! Will you really, Ana?

You don't know how much you are needed.

I am somehow blocked from posting to threads over there, though I can do blogs and respond to comments within that blog. Perhaps one day I'll figure a way through the wall. I'm 'Barbarossa' if you haven't already spotted me (at a loss for a name, Alan Clark's book was to hand). It's a damn shame I can't give support on other people's threads though.

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By BadgerOStripeyOne on July 06, 2011 at 04:19 am

To the rabid anti-Semites posting here.

Stop using the UN as a crutch for your arguments. There are far too many illegitimate states on board that ship of fools for it to have any creedence in matters of human rights.

And Cast Lead was quite simply unique in the history of warfare. Never in the history of human conflict has a combatant taken such measures to minimise civilian casualties as Israel did either side of New Year 2009. To the extent that almost twice as many combatants were killed than civilians, of which many were cynically exploited as human shields.

I can't see much point in discussing anything with blind and intellectually challenged bigots like the two I've been reading here.

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By ranfuchs on July 06, 2011 at 04:43 am

From the Human Right Council webpage:

"The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the UN system made up of 47 States responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe. The Council was created by the UN General Assembly on 15 March 2006 with the main purpose of addressing situations of human rights violations and make recommendations on them. "

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By ranfuchs on July 06, 2011 at 04:47 am

@Tazz, what claims Americans have on America, Brazilians on Brazil, English on England. The Israeli's religious claim on Israel might be ridiculous, but it has as much legitimacy on anyone's claim on their countries.

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By BadgerOStripeyOne on July 06, 2011 at 04:52 am

Ranfuchs, re your 04:43.

Your 09:29 says everything that needs to be said about UN bias and why it has lost credibility in these matters.

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By Anastasia on July 06, 2011 at 08:24 am

Badger, I think you and I should leave England; I don't think there should be an England. It's Britain; let's give it back to the Celts. Who, I wonder, should they give it back to? My family are of Norman-French origin, so I suppose I could go Normandy. But wait: the Normans are of Viking extraction, only coming to France in 911 AD, when the Viking Duke Rollo was granted title to the province by King Charles the Simple. So, the the present-day Normans don't want me. Back and back I go, to Scandinavia. But where, oh where? Will the Danes take me, or the Norwegians, possibly the Swedes. But really I think I'm probably a Goth, coming from the north and bursting in to the Roman Empire in the fourth century AD, ending up possibly in, say, Gaul, ending up in Normandy.

So far as the Jews are concerned I suppose we could have sent them to Madagascar. That's what the Nazis wanted.

I used to think there was a limit to stupidity. Not any longer. Badger, I admire you, but you are wasting your time.

Oh, incidentally; they used to burn witches in America. I have that on very good authority. :-)) Sorry to be so cryptic. Message me if you want an explanation.

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By Anastasia on July 06, 2011 at 08:40 am

I have nothing to say to you and I never will, apart from this of course. :-))

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By ranfuchs on July 06, 2011 at 08:52 am

@Tazz, "could have taken different approach" ???

Every single event in history could have taken a different approach. Hitler could have decided to build Germany instead of taken over the world. Bin Laden could have decided to convert to Christianity, Bill Gates to work for IBM, and Alexander the Great could have chosen to be a shoe maker and be Alexander the little.

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By BadgerOStripeyOne on July 06, 2011 at 04:05 pm

Tazz says of me (06:26) '...you'd like to see someone nuked.'

Indeed.

War with Iran is inevitable.

The choice is between war on Israel's terms or on Iran's.

Iran is becoming the deadliest threat, not just to Israel but to the entire region, perhaps to the entire world.

'the Jews and the Jews alone are the rightful heirs to the land, in historical, legal and moral terms.'

Like Ana, I see no point in discussing further anything you say on this subject.

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By BadgerOStripeyOne on July 06, 2011 at 04:33 pm

yup.

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By Caballero_69 on July 08, 2011 at 11:41 am

The adage says, "Fools rush in ..." so here goes.

Greece stops Gaza-bound boat, immobilizes flotilla

Reuters By Renee Maltezou | Reuters – Thu, Jul 7, 2011

"The 10-ship flotilla, with about 350 passengers, was supposed to take drugs, food and building materials to Gaza by the end of June, but a priority was to challenge the blockade.

Israel says its blockade of Gaza is aimed at stopping weapons from reaching the enclave's rulers, Hamas -- an Islamist group that is branded a terrorist group by some Western nations.

In an effort to calm the activists, Greece offered to ferry the aid to Gaza in cooperation with the United Nations. The activists turned the offer down saying this was "insufficient" as their mission was also about the rights of the Palestinian people and not just about aid.

"It is an offer that is always on the table and is still on the table," said Greek Foreign Minister Stavros Lambrinides on Thursday in Vienna."

http://news.yahoo.com/greece-stops-gaza-bound-boat-immobilizes-flotilla-112948472.html

Israel has set up a blockade because they fear weapons will be supplied to Hamas and then used against Israeli citizens. In the process of so doing, they cut Gaza and it residents off from all manner of goods which they need to go on about the business of living. Thousands if not millions of people are impoverished. Among these impoverished people, are a vast majority who are not combatants in any meaningful sense of the term.

Other people board and load ships to bring to Gaza supplies which are not weapons. The veracity of this statement is subject to physical confirmation if any officials would care to do so. The ships, the people, and the supplies are prevented from reaching Gaza because of international power politics.

Now the flotilla and its supplies are unlikely to reach Gaza; people in need or relief will go with out assistance. Partisans of the contending sides glare at one another in fear and suspicion.

Within the boundaries of the territories called Israel and Palestine [including Gaza] live millions of human beings. The overwhelming majority of these human beings are not belligerents yet the world watches while every one of them suffers due to the hostilities animating those few in power.

Does anyone else see a vast amount of wrong with this picture?

If not, could we seriously consider the following for a moment?

"Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,

Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,"

Of course, this comes from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the much maligned United Nations. But are any of the peoples of the earth, including ourselves, truly better off if these noble assertions are simply regarded as so much high blown rhetoric rather than words for individuals and nations to live by?

Might all the billions of humans upon the planet be better served if each of us recognized and called on our governments to recognize and pursue the common standard of acheivement for all peoples and nations" As proclaimed nearly sixty-three years ago?

To me at least, it seems the entire sorry saga is not about Israel versus Hamas or Israelis versus Palestinians. It is about people and nations failing to live up to the known and honorable standard of treatment for one another.

We are all Israelis; We are all Palestinians. We are all responsible for the choices we make and we all need to chose to treat one another as fellow passengers on spaceship Earth, rather than as some alien life form to be banashied from existence.

Caballero_69

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By BadgerOStripeyOne on July 09, 2011 at 05:03 am

Utter self-pitying bullshit.

The Greek government has exposed you people for the terrorists and terror supporters that you are. Israel has no problem with imports to Gaza provided they can inspect the cargoes.

All you're looking for is a fight. Now the whole non-Islamic world can see you for what you are. Slobbering bloodsoaked barbarians. Remember that 3 month old baby your friends sawed her head off? You make me want to vomit.

If it were me running the show I'd torpedo those ships if they don't turn back, but the Israelis are far too civilised to do that.

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By Caballero_69 on July 09, 2011 at 03:02 pm

BadgerOStripeyOne,

A masterpiece of civil discourse!

Caballero_69

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By BadgerOStripeyOne on July 10, 2011 at 03:01 am

That was not directed at you <b>Caballero</b>

I apologise for not making that clear.

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By BadgerOStripeyOne on July 10, 2011 at 03:01 am

That was not directed at you <b>Caballero</b>

I apologise for not making that clear.

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By BadgerOStripeyOne on July 10, 2011 at 03:07 am

I am confused. The comment I thought I was was responding to has disappeared. There is nothing in Caballero's post that I disagree with.

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By Caballero_69 on July 10, 2011 at 04:06 pm

BadgerOStripeyOne,

Thanks for clarifying. You had me puzzled.

Caballero_69

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By Anastasia on July 10, 2011 at 08:07 pm

Caballero, thank you. The Israelis also offered to allow any aid through the port of Ashdod. Needless to say the offer was refused.

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By Anastasia on July 10, 2011 at 09:57 pm

Dean, I am not Jewish and I have no Jewish family connections or connections with the state of Israel. I have no idea where you picked up that notion. Did you not see the point I made to Badger above? My antecedents are Norman-French and Anglo-Saxon. Does one have to be Jewish to defend the Jewish state?

Politically I'm conservative. I have no time for socialists, liberals or 'progressives.' I support Israel because it is the only viable democracy in the whole region. You might care to read my companion piece, "Today I am an Israeli", if you have not already done so. As far as religion goes I'm a pagan and a witch. You really need to pay closer attention to detail. :-)

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By BadgerOStripeyOne on July 11, 2011 at 04:29 am

Atta girl!

GO ISRAEL!!

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By BadgerOStripeyOne on July 11, 2011 at 04:31 am

Jeez, this Dean is thick.

'Fitzgerald' a Jewish name?

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By Anastasia on July 11, 2011 at 06:58 pm

First of all, Dean, you did not ask if I was Jewish; you assumed I was Jewish because I defended Israel, a slip twixt cup and lip which tells me quite a lot about you and your perceptions.

Yes, I do have an absolute contempt for liberalism and multiculturalism, seeing the damage this has done to my own country. I also have contempt for racism and bigotry. That much should be obvious if you have read my Death by Television article here or, more widely, from reading my Ana the Imp blog. How you managed to work this in as a counterpoint is beyond me, especially as you make reference to ‘Jewish Pagans’, a contradiction in terms for a non-racist.

I did not claim that Gaza was a boom town. What I did show, on the basis from a report from Gaza itself, published by the Times, was that the picture is not nearly as dire as propagandists like you attempt to show. Your Assassination of Alice Walker article was ranting, mawkish and hysterical, so much so that I could not resist laughing out loud when I read it.

Dean, I’m a historian by training; I am more than happy to debate facts and arguments with people I respect, even people who disagree with me. It seems obvious to me from the way you witter on endlessly, accusation interspersed with argument, that you are a fool, verbose and prolix. You can read my articles if you wish but I have no intention of wasting time with you, going round in endless circles.

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By Anastasia on July 11, 2011 at 06:59 pm

You are obviously a last, last, last word man, so go ahead, have the last, last, last word. :-))

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By BadgerOStripeyOne on July 12, 2011 at 04:44 am

Don't advertise your stupidity Dean. Read the posts propery.

Ana said she was an historian BY training, not IN training.

She has qualified at one of the world's finest universities (from which just one college alone has won 32 times the total number of science and medicine Nobel prizes Islam has won) to be able to speak as an historian and is currently engaged in historical research. Which is for all to see on her web site.

You come across as a half-educated buffoon. Ana's right, you just go round in circles. I too have better things to do.

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