posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 04:40 PM
omg. has anyone heard what the israeli prime minister said. he said they are justified in their attacks and will do it again if they come back. just
on cnn. well the next flotilla is being prepared to enter the same waters by the end of this week. and from the threads on here you all know what
turkey's position is on this is. it will be accompanied. this is it! it will begin within the next week. where do you stand? britian and the rest of
the world is/and will be pleading for israel to step down. will they? are they capable of a peaceful solution?will they feel they look weak? are they
too full of arrogance to apologize and try and negotiate away from a massive war? turkey is no joke. dont be fooled into thinking israel has what
turkey dont. just a week ago turkey and china agreed on turkey taking iran's plutonium for them but was shot down by the u.s. where is america's
leader on all this? will he lead or fold? he is coming off as very weak. all i can think is what the turkey leader said in a statement "Turkey will
not let this go," he said, adding, "Turkey's hostility is as strong as its friendship is valuable."
"Unfortunately, what happened yesterday was a dark stain on the history of humanity. Staging an armed attack on aid ships, killing innocent people
and treating civilians as if they were terrorists are nothing but a degradation of humanity and vile recklessness. Even warfare has its rules. Even in
warfare, no one can attack children, women, the elderly, civilians, religious officials and aid workers. Even despots, bandits and pirates have a
certain sense of sensitivity. They abide by some moral principles," he said.
"The ships declared their cargo and their intention to the whole world before setting sail for Gaza. Sixty journalists from Turkey and other
countries were also on board the ships to witness the campaign. It is evident that this attack on 600 people and six ships carrying aid to poor
Palestinian people who were left destitute was one staged against the basic philosophy of the United Nations. The ships were laden with aid supplies
and they were strictly controlled under international shipping rules. They were carrying volunteers. But they were subjected to such an armed
attack," he said.
and then the kicker for me that he is not backing down was,
"We rejected Israel's offer to send us the injured passengers. We have the will and power to bring our own injured people back. Two military
ambulances left to bring back the injured passengers. Civilian planes of the Ministry of Health are about to arrive there," he said
In a clear swipe at the 62-year-old Jewish state, Erdoğan said "Turkey is not a young and rootless country" and that no one should test its
patience. He said that the Free Gaza flotilla was carrying "the conscience of humanity" and Israel's actions of "pouring blood and massacring was
obviously state terrorism".
he stopped short of just declaring war. but israel might have heard it as a declaration of war. we will find out at the end of the week.