posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 01:07 PM
Originally posted by Wildbob77
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
Currently Isreal is sending about 100 truckloads of supplies to the Gaza strip daily.
If they wanted to sabotage food and medical supplies, they already have a way to do it.
I think that your argument is not valid since the goods that are currently being brought in to the Gaza strip, for the most part, come through the
border with Israel.
Well you know my friend everyone is entitled to an opinion but this is where I feel my argument is valid.
The majority of what is going into Gaza by Israel is seen as coming from Israel. The stuff coming off of those aide boats is seen as coming from other
nations. So there are two additional factors you might not be considering nor want to consider.
The first is that Israel has plausible deniability then if the goods arrive tainted, it can claim that the originating aide organizations provided
them with tainted goods, and in so doing drive a wedge between people that want to legitimately help and the people who could use that aide.
The second is once delivering tainted goods from one of these aide flotillas Israel has even more excuses to ‘inspect’ all cargo going into Gaza
to ‘prevent’ tainted and spoiled food stuffs, and expired and tainted medicines from ‘harming’ the people of Gaza.
Regardless of these potential opportunities for Israel to inflict further damage or loss of life on Gazans the reality is that the blockade is
unlawful and in violation of International law with everyone from the Head of the U.N. General Assembly to hundreds of nations around the world
stating it is unlawful and should end.
Because of our unilaterally imposed veto (our being the U.S. where I live) no international action no matter how large the majority will ever be
implemented by an International Body that the U.S. Controls through veto power.
So the only people who are going to lift this unlawful blockade are the people of the world, and certainly not the politicians of Israel, or the
politicians of any nation that are subject to their will be subverted in the U.N. Security Council by one nation acting unilaterally in defiance of
Once again all our notions of democracy are truly false as even when the majority are permitted to vote on a specific issue, in this case the nations
and the representatives in the United Nations General Assembly which number over a 150, there are 5 nations alone that can veto that resolution, and
impose it’s singular will against the majority if they wish too. So it is neither democratic or effective, and as a result the unlawful blockade of
Gaza remains a unlawful blockade that a nation operating in defiance of and in violation of International Law is seeking to maintain as an unlawful
undeclared act of war, and an even more unlawful collective punishment on an entire society.
Your arguments are tragically flawed from a moral standpoint from start to finish.