Originally posted by Solomons
What turkey is doing is completely legal, unlike other countries they at least have the balls to do it. Any attack on Turkish ships accompanying the aid convoy is a preemptive act of war under international law
Originally posted by DarkStormCrow
reply to post by TSawyer
Persians are not Semites
Originally posted by TSawyer
We are here to deny ignorance
Originally posted by JayinAR
Problem is buddy, your propaganda parroting won't work this time. Major 'legislators' from Europe were aboard this ship. NATO sponsored... calling "terrorism" won't work this time.
UNRWA Terrorist Activity Under-Reported
A report from Israel National News detailing the utter moral corruption of the UN.
Peter Hansen, the Commissioner-General of UNRWA in Gaza, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation two days ago that some UNRWA workers are Hamas terrorists. "I am sure that there are Hamas members on the UNRWA payroll," Hansen said, adding, "I dont see that as a crime... We do not do political vetting and exclude people from one persuasion as against another."
Hansen attempted to draw a distinction between 'political' and 'militant' Hamas members. Both the United States and the European Union do not accept this distinction, however, and have outlawed or blacklisted all branches of Hamas and have frozen all Hamas assets.
"Despite the gravity of this matter," HonestReporting.com reported yesterday, "Hansen's admission that Hamas members are on the UN payroll has - as of now - received scant media attention. The Associated Press, for example, buried Hansen's statement in an article that focused primarily on IDF air strikes, and the New York Times has yet to even acknowledge Hansen's admission. This error of omission is particularly troubling in light of Israel's ongoing campaign in Gaza to stop Hamas from firing rockets into Israeli towns such as Sderot."
U.N. Agency That Runs School Hit in Gaza Employed Hamas and Islamic Jihad Members
The United Nations agency that administers a school in Gaza where dozens of civilians were killed by Israeli mortar fire last week has admitted to employing terrorists to work at its Palestinian schools in the past, has no system in place to keep members of Hamas or Islamic Jihad off its payroll, and provides textbooks to children that contain hate speech and other incendiary information.
[Size=4]A growing chorus of critics has taken aim at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in recent years, although momentum on Capitol Hill has been slow. But last weeks incident, which Israel maintains was prompted by Hamas operatives firing mortars at Israelis from a location near the school, has prompted some lawmakers to scrutinize the U.N. agency.
Originally posted by TSawyer
reply to post by centurion1211
Which country committed an act of war?
Common sense says the country that, um, you know, does the first offensive? Territorial waters are used to mark the marine resources of a country. Does Israel go around attacking cruise ships for no reason? Then why would they attack an aide ship?
Originally posted by loner007
LOL I cant believe people are bringing out anti semitism as an excuse for peoples hatred of israel. Ever since Israel was founded 50 yrs ago or so Israel has proved not to be good neighbours with anyone and all middle east issues stem from that. Also I like to add is Britain has had its fair share of terrorism through the actions of the IRA and its breakaway groups. DO you see British troops firing blind into groups of people? DO you see British troops driving tanks through peoples houses? DO you see the British Government having a blockade in Northern Ireland? Theres are ways of dealing with terrorism and Israels overkill is the problem and their attitude. Talks are the only way and if Israel cant talk to hamas just like the british government was forced eventually had to talk to sinn fein. So when it comes to knowing how to deal with terrorism Israel hasnt a bloody clue....
[edit on 31/5/2010 by loner007]
Originally posted by star child
reply to post by ElectricUniverse
Two wrongs dont make right. As for folks talking about the destruction of Israel, seems to me your the only person on here thats talking about that.
After surveilling USS Liberty for more than nine hours with almost hourly aircraft overflights and radar tracking, the air and naval forces of Israel attacked our ship in international waters without warning. USS Liberty was identified as a US naval ship by Israeli reconnaissance aircraft nine hours before the attack and continuously tracked by Israeli radar and aircraft thereafter. Sailing in international waters at less than five knots, with no offensive armament, our ship was not a military threat to anyone.