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US VP: Israel has right to board Ship in Intl Waters...

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posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 07:25 PM
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macedoniaonline.eu...


US Vice President Joe Biden has said Israel has the right to protect its security by boarding ships in international waters who are heading for Gaza, but warned Washington would cajole its ally on the plight of Palestinians.

Despite a wave of global outrage over the Israeli commando assault on a Gaza aid flotilla on Monday which killed nine people, the White House has so far refused to explicitly single out the Israeli government for blame.

"I think Israel has an absolute right to deal with its security interest," Biden said in an interview with the "Charlie Rose" show broadcast by PBS television late Wednesday.


"The truth of the matter is, Israel has a right to know -- they're at war with Hamas... whether or not arms are being smuggled in.

"It's legitimate for Israel to say, "I don't know what's on that ship. These guys are dropping eight -- 3,000 rockets on my people."

According to the AFP, Biden also said Washington, which has branded the situation in Gaza "untenable," would continue to press Israel to improve living conditions for Palestinians under the Gaza blockade.

"The one thing we have to do is not forget the plight of these Palestinians there ... they're in bad shape.

"So we have put as much pressure and as much cajoling on Israel as we can to allow them to get building materials in."

On Thursday, US Middle East envoy George Mitchell warned the Gaza flotilla tragedy should not be allowed to undermine US efforts to revive the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians.


Mr. Biden I have just two good old fashioned letters for your corrupt zionist ass. F U!


No country has any right to do an illegal blockade, let alone attack ships in international waters. But I guess the law doesn't matter to you people while you make more and more laws AGAINST the people.


[edit on 6/4/10 by Misoir]




posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 07:34 PM
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Originally posted by Misoir
No country has any right to do an illegal blockade, let alone attack ships in international waters. But I guess the law doesn't matter to you people ...
[edit on 6/4/10 by Misoir]


There is no such thing as international law because there is no such thing as international law enforcement.

The United States has done far more than blockade and board ships in "international" waters when its security interests were at stake as most non-land locked nations have done including the invasion and occupation of foreign nations.

Israel knew the ship was heading in to its waters so whether it intercepted it inside or outside of that imaginary line is a moot point in my estimation. It was going to happen regardless.

I think its a nice verbal hammer for those that disagree with the boarding though which is why its the subject of 5/9 new ATS threads but it has not persuaded me. I think it is hypocritical for the UN security council to ask a nation to conform to a set of international laws which none of them have ever followed.



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 07:51 PM
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What a complete moron and utter bastard. I bet he would be happy when someone hijack and kidnap his family when he's going enroute in car and then also claimthe hijackers had that right.



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 08:11 PM
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Originally posted by YJLTG
What a complete moron and utter bastard. I bet he would be happy when someone hijack and kidnap his family when he's going enroute in car and then also claimthe hijackers had that right.


I don't see how that at all relates. A naval blockade is designed to stop ships from reaching the people that you are at war with. Whether it is legal or not depends on which nations you ask (again international law is meaningless but makes all of the globalists feel nice and fuzzy).

A blockade could happen in a different country's borders (which under your definition would make it even more illegal than happening in international water). A blockade is a recognized tactic exercised by nations which are at war.

A hijacking is a term to define piracy which by definition must involve a private ship. This is by a recognized nation. It is not piracy or a hijacking. Cause for war possibly. But not piracy. The ships knew they would be stopped and boarded and they were counting on it.



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 08:13 PM
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OF COURSE Biden is going to bend over backwards for Israel, he is an admitted Zionist.




posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 08:40 PM
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Ya can be all technical with various terminology between hijacking and piracy, even their spelling is different!! The point behind the statement does not change.



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 08:42 PM
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Do any of you guys know if Turkey is going to escort this ship or are they claiming that they will only escort their own relief ships to Gaza, i.e. under a Turkish flag?

Because if Turkey is not going to help then these poor Irish people are going to meet the new Nazis of this world first hand and I dread to think of it.




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