Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Humanitarian disaster, eh?

Getting away, for the moment, from the organization behind the flotilla or what was actually carried on those boats, let us stop to consider that famous humanitarian disaster in Gaza, which receives, as we have shown time and time again, more aid per man, woman and child than any other part of the world.

Tom Gross has an interesting description of how some people live in Gaza and links to various Arab media outlets.
One wonders how an area that claims to be starved of water and building materials and depends on humanitarian aid builds an Olympic size swimming pool and creates a luxury lifestyle for some while others are forced to live in abject poverty as political pawn refugees
One does, indeed.

4 comments:

  1. Helen,

    Here is a link to the goods that was carried by the "flotilla": Flotilla fraudsters lied about their cargo.

    I am sure you are not surprised by this piece of news, but maybe the activists are:
    Hamas refuses to accept aid cargo from flotilla.

    Well, considering the quality of the goods, who can blame the Hamas? Anyway, the activists shouldn't be too sad. Their goods is not the only that the poor Gazans have rejected: Followup: Clothing and shoes to enter Gaza.

    Now to the situation in Gaza and the West Bank, eh, Judea and Samaria as us extremists like to call the latter location. :)

    Danish report from Gaza: Where's the humanitarian crisis?

    Obviously Mr Jensen must be blind. Does he really think those tomatoes would pass the various EU rules necessary to protect innocent grown-ups from subpar vegetables?

    And talking about food. Do you really understand how the people in Gaza and the West Bank suffers due to mal....well, actually, hypernutrition: See table. That was a little surprising, wasn't it?

    And when on the subject of statistics, this is what all our newspapers are full of these days: The horrors of "occupation.

    Well, not quite.

    /Mikgen

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  2. WitteringsfromWitneyJune 2, 2010 at 7:02 PM

    On the button once again Helen - have linked.

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  3. I left this comment on "the other site" yesterday evening, but I wonder if anyone has even read it. Maybe it is too intellectual - no, not possible!!! Anyway, here it is:

    "Not quite like the Cleggerons:

    Israeli Flotilla: Don’t Take Mainstream Media Coverage at Face Value

    "The media, as usual, seems to be reporting only one side of the Israeli Flotilla incident. Don’t trust the mainstream media to give you both sides of a story fairly… you must seek out fair reporting to ensure you have all the information. "
    .......

    "Turkey has chosen to condemn Israel but we should be asking some serious questions about Turkey’s role in this whole affair. Why is a fellow member of NATO sponsoring such a dangerous publicity stunt? As one expert points out: “Three ships of that six-ship pro-terror convoy flew Turkish flags and were crowded with Turkish citizens. The Ankara government – led by Islamists these days – sponsored the ‘aid’ operation in a move to position itself as the new champion of the Palestinians. And Turkish decision-makers knew Israel would have to react – and were waiting to exploit the inevitable clash. The provocation was as cynical as it was carefully orchestrated.”

    The person who wrote that surely doesn't know anything about foreign policy.

    :-)

    /Mikgen

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  4. Too intellectual? How could you suggest such a thing, Mikgen? ;-) Thanks for the links and thanks for linking WfW. I do wonder what Turkey will do next. After all, it is also in NATO and a close ally of the United States, which, despite President Zero, remains pro-Israeli.

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