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The Attack on the Terrorist Flotilla

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posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 10:47 AM
Regardless of who is at fault here, all of you folks who keep claiming that these "peaceful aid workers" would not have put up a fight if Israel had boarded the ship in Israeli waters rather than international waters, are either extremely delusional or just plain full of it. These people were looking for a confrontation from the moment that ship set sail and their own words and press releases state as much. They would have reacted the same no matter where their ship was boarded.

Anyway, both sides can be blamed for this. Both sides went about things the wrong way, and a confrontation between Israel and this aid boat was inevitable as the captain and his crew would have refused to cooperate no matter where they were, and Israel would not and should not have been expected to let a ship travel to Gaza without inspection.

Things are not as black and white as many of the anti-Israeli posters here and the anti-Palestinian posters here would like you to think.

posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 11:36 AM

Originally posted by LieBuster

No guns were on the ships but a lot of peace protestors were quite willing to fight

Hmmmm, that makes sense.

PEACE protestors willing to FIGHT

Im sorry, but anyone who says "I come in peace," while beating someone with a blunt object just deserves to have their butt kicked. Clearly both sides of this issue thought they were in the "right"

I dont know about you guys, but if Im a "peaceful" person, I'm not going to attack some highly trained soldiers who just want to check to make sure everything is as its supposed to be.

In this case wouldnt it have been easier for the people who are supposed to be peaceful to just not instigate a fight?

When will they learn....YOU DONT MESS WITH THE ZOHAN

[edit on 1-6-2010 by WhiteDevil013]

posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 12:05 PM
When will people ever learn. War is War. There are no rules in real war. We like to think that they are because we want a civilized war. There is no such thing. In a war you fight to win, end of story.

posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 12:34 PM

Originally posted by CanadianDream420

Check again..

Territorial Waters extend out 12 nautical miles and the contiguous zone extends 12 miles beyond that. News reports indicate that the boarding took place 70 nautical miles beyond the Territorial Waters or 58 miles beyond the Contiguous Zone. That puts the boarding in the Exclusive Economic Zone and not in International Waters as per CIA World Fact Book.

NO , How about YOU "Check Again" there Snarky!

This is what happens when people interpret what they want from the internet , without having a working knowledge of the info they are quoting. CD420 , do you even know what the "Exclusive Economic Zone" is? It is used to claim rights to natural resources and protect ecosystems. Basically , It is there so Large countries can't impose their will on smaller countries and fish their waters bare or drill off of their coasts for oil.

Right HERE in the UN Law of the Sea Part V: EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONE. It clearly States:

Article73 Enforcement of laws and regulations of the coastal State

1. The coastal State may, in the exercise of its sovereign rights to explore, exploit, conserve and manage the living resources in the exclusive economic zone, take such measures, including boarding, inspection, arrest and judicial proceedings, as may be necessary to ensure compliance with the laws and regulations adopted by it in conformity with this Convention.

2. Arrested vessels and their crews shall be promptly released upon the posting of reasonable bond or other security.

3. Coastal State penalties for violations of fisheries laws and regulations in the exclusive economic zone may not include imprisonment, in the absence of agreements to the contrary by the States concerned, or any other form of corporal punishment.

4. In cases of arrest or detention of foreign vessels the coastal State shall promptly notify the flag State, through appropriate channels, of the action taken and of any penalties subsequently imposed.

Since the vessels that were boarded were not active FISHING Vessels and NOT engaged in any sort of Maritime Trade , They were not to be boarded according to your reasoning.
(Which was illogical in the 1st place)


OH, and good job to those (who rather than research the EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONE themselves) Just decided that your post was factual (because it fit their view) and starred you...

You gotta love this place sometimes...

posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 12:35 PM
reply to post by Rasputin13

10 people are dead – that’s black.

I see this as reckless violence, perpetrated by paranoid psychos. Yes there may be better ways to protest - yet none of them work with Israel. 10 people have paid with there lives fighting for what I and many others see as a just cause.

Black and white in this world? - Why are we all here on ATS? Any one man can see who was in the wrong. There was better ways to deal with this.

Israel does not understand peace - they have made that crystal clear. Any other country would be slaughtered for such an act, yet if we allow this to continue and Israel will freely continue to massacre the innocent.

Free the prisoners!

[edit on 1-6-2010 by DomhainGràdh]

posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 12:41 PM
I see we are getting the usual myopia from the Zionista's.
As a previous post has said, it's like a burglar complaining about the home-owner who defends his life limb and property.
I am also totally appalled by the comments praising the brutal assault on the USS Liberty.
And this is from Americans.
You people need to decide whether you are American or Israeli.
The division bell is ringing.
America is totally infiltrated with Zionist Israeli fifth columnists and you had better wake up to the fact that US foreign policy is completely dictated by Israel.
I don't know which is worse, the in-human brutality of Israel or the fawning ass-licking of the US in defense of such at the security council.
Why does the US continue to protect this liability, this loose cannon.
How does Israel control the worlds only super-duper power?
The mind boggles.

posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 12:47 PM

Originally posted by CanadianDream420

Originally posted by TheCoffinman
OMG terrorists with metal poles and chairs!!! pfft

The IDF were tackled to the ground and beat...

US forces would instantly, if tackled to the ground from Iraqi's on a boat, fire and kill those involved.

IDF radioed to the boat and told them they were landing and to stay calm, that they are taking the boat to Gaza.

IDF is the single largest terrorist organization in the world. It's too bad a few more of them didnt beaten.

posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 12:55 PM

Originally posted by CanadianDream420

IDF radioed to the boat and told them they were landing and to stay calm, that they are taking the boat to Gaza.

How about I call you on your cell phone to tell you to stay calm as I enter your car with a firearm and tell you I'm driving your car back to my house. How calm would you be? Would you not try to fight me and get me out of your car since I wasn't supposed to legally be there in the 1st place. How about I THEN shoot one of the occupants of that car... do you now get why people are so enraged!?!

posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 01:17 PM
The soldier was likely thrown overboard as he was a "pirate"
Thats what they do to pirates who board neutral vessels in international waters.


posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 04:49 PM

Did you actually see the picture of the "weapons" or are you just a JIDF agent? Among 700 "terrorists", they found "knives and clubs(obviously raided the kitchen and broke off table legs), enough to barely cover a blanket.

[edit on 1-6-2010 by The Anti-Anti-Christ]

Thanks for jumping to conclusions!

I never said the intelligence was correct, just that it is obvious by their reaction that they had such intelligence. Israel has shown that it is quite capable and willing to react to false intelligence in the past, and/or alter intelligence for their own benefit.

Oh, and yes, I'm totally a JIDF agent!

posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 03:07 PM
reply to post by Lionel

?what has isreal done to become our greatest ally?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!this incident took any validity of isreals right to exist peacefully with the neighbors or the rest of the world and thrown it in a pile of sh##. isreal is wrong and their cry for help anymore is the cry of the wolf in sheeps clothing!! they are no more gods chosen than i am or the palistinians. may their god damn them!!!!!! opps i forgot i am a christian. it is time people to disregaurd zionists and their front the united nations.
i can't belive i have come to this point but i have.
palistianians have a right to exist in their homeland too!

posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 03:11 PM
reply to post by Rasputin13

i am not anti isreal they were wrong even if the ship had an intent to cause uprising they were innocent and in international waters. f isreal on this one

posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 03:16 PM
reply to post by Lionel

bullshi# all of what you say!
and now the rest of the story!

posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 03:20 PM
reply to post by TSawyer

i have another hammer for that nail if you would like!right on!

posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 03:22 PM
Nearly 3/4 of the world's population are now considered terrorists by the thinking of the brainwashed.

posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 03:30 PM
reply to post by Lionel

israel betrays us and the world like they do their own god! why do you think god hasn't allowed them a country because they don't deserve one!! ask jhvh!

posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 03:43 PM
reply to post by DomhainGràdh

this description of terrorism fits isreal to a tee so when are the going to stop?

posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 03:58 PM
Excerpts from Netanyahu's speach today;

*Once again Israel faces hypocrisy and a biased rush to judgment.

*Hamas is smuggling thousands of Iranian rockets, missiles and other weaponry, smuggling it into Gaza in order to fire on Israel's cities.

These missiles can reach Ashdod, Beersheba, these are major Israeli cities. And I regret to say that some of them can reach now Tel Aviv and very soon the outskirts of Jerusalem. And from the information we have, the planned shipments include weapons that can reach even farther and deeper into Israel. *Under international law and under common sense and common decency, Israel has every right to interdict this weaponry and to inspect the ships that might be transporting them.

This is not a theoretical challenge or a theoretical threat. We've already interdicted vessels bound for Hezbollah and for Hamas from Iran containing hundreds of tons of weapons.

*Israel simply cannot permit the free flow of weapons and war materials to Hamas from the sea. I'll go further than that. Israel cannot permit Iran to establish a Mediterranean port a few dozen kilometers from Tel Aviv and from Jerusalem, and I go beyond that, too. I say to the responsible leaders of all the nations, the international community cannot afford an Iranian port on the Mediterranean.

*I warn of this impending willingness to enable Iran to establish a naval port right next to Israel, right next to Europe. The same countries that are criticizing us today should know that they will be targeted tomorrow. *It's for this and for many other reasons we have a right to inspect cargo heading into Gaza. And here's our policy, it's very simple. Humanitarian and other goods can go in, and weapons and war material cannot. And we do let civilian goods get into Gaza. There is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza. *Our naval personnel had no choice but to board these vessels. Now on five of the vessels our seamen were not met by any serious violence and as a result there were no serious injuries aboard those ships. But on the larger ship something very different happened. Our naval personnel ... were met with a vicious mob, they were stabbed they were clubbed, they were fired upon... they had to act in self defense. *They were members of an extremist group that ... today supports the terror organization called Hamas. They brought with them in advance knives, steel rods, other weapons. They chanted battle cries against the Jews.

*This wasn't a love boat, this was a hate boat.

*I think that the evidence that the lives of the Israeli seamen were in danger is crystal clear. *I regret to say that for many in the international community no evidence is needed. Israel is guilty until proven guilty. Once again Israel is told that it has a right to defend itself but it is condemned every time it exercises that right.

*Israel regrets the loss of life, but we will never apologize for defending ourselves.

*Israel has every right to prevent deadly weapons from entering into hostile territory, and Israeli soldiers have every right to defend their lives and their country.

*Israel should not be held to a double standard. The Jewish State has a right to defend itself just like any other state.

posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 04:10 PM
reply to post by aboxoftrix

Since Hamas has all these sophisicated rockets and missiles one wonders what they do with them.

To my knowledge none have been launched into Israel.

All sounds like the paranoid ramblings of a madman. Pity help those peaceful people in Israel who are being led by psycho.

posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 12:50 PM
For Those Who Have Eyes
I am sorry to say that all of us have fallen into a political trap.
This incident is another step of the muslim war on israel, whom unfortunately, have reacted exactly as the Hamas and IHH predicted.
There are a great many things that my fellow men are not aware of.
Israel is one of the most democratic countries in the world: our parlament like any other has right winged parties, and left winged.
We also welcome the enemies of israel into our midst.
In our parlament, there are men who support terror against israel semi-openly, meet enemy representatives and even betray the country.
Show me a country in the world who would allow representation of a minority who would do harm upon the country itself.
Thus israel, in order to form a coalition, our prime minister must cut deals with other parties and offer them seats in the government so it wont topple and thats how our ministers are not men of proffesion, but men in the right place in the right time.
That is the reason gentlemen that you do not know the truth!
We are unable to form a united front!
We are unable to react to the flotilla crisis!
We are unable to show you the truth!
We are unable to show you all that we are under attack!
And above all, you do not know that all of us are a part of the world jyhad.

What you must know is that the blockade is a lie.
It does NOT prevent the passage of goods out of gaza strip, it merely sets a designated route so the goods can be inspected.
The ships whose aim to lend goods dock in a harbor 30 kilometers north in ashdod, there the goods are inspected and moved into trucks which brings them into gaza strip.
Then the goods are siezed by the Hamas and distributed by their whim, not to the needy, but to their supporters.
Gaza doesnt have electrical and water infrastructure.
Yet they have water to drink, electricity to spend and it all comes from israel.
Israel supplies an enemy entity with fuel, food, water, electricity, medial goods etc while that same entity has fired missiles on a civilian city for 8 years(look up sderot on the net).
It does not seem possible, right?
You dont believe me.
How does a country sits complacent while suffering civilian casualties for 8 years while supplying the enemy?
No country in the world would ever allow that.
The russians are killing chechnian terrorists with extreme prejudice, not to mention georgia couple years back.
The americans are flattening villages and fling about half hearted apologies.
The chinese are wrecking havoc in tibet.
Millions upon millions are killed in afrika (and Israel is the only country around which help the refugees from darfur who suffers a hollocaust for which you, my fellow men, care not)
So why do we all care about 9 deaths at sea?
9 deaths we could have avoided had erdogan listened to our pleas to let us inspect the cargo for weapons (which we caught plenty of in the previous flotilla and i assure you gentlemen, you can find these pictures on the net).
You care, my fellow men, because you see it on the tv.
You care because the muslim amongst you care.
You care because you live in your happy homes in your quiet life and cannot imagine the situation that reigned in israel 10 years ago, when your humble writer could not go to drink coffee for fear of suicide bombers.
Do you care our plight?
Or you do not believe me?
The truth is out there for those who would dig dipper.
I can speak all day about the destructiveness of religion, the muslim world jyhad, their open intentions to destroy my home but it will divert us from the simple shocking truth about the flotilla.

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