Saturday, June 5, 2010

I wonder why ...

... The Hindu can provide a story, which is reasonably accurate, full of facts and gives both sides while Reuters and AFP merely give propaganda.

Incidentally, I am intrigued by what the White House, which against American opinion is siding with the terrorists on board those ships aid flotilla, thinks it can achieve. According to Reuters and I presume this is accurate:
"We are working urgently with Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and other international partners to develop new procedures for delivering more goods and assistance to Gaza," a spokesman for the White House National Security Council said.
Ahem, Hamas? Remember, the organization that took power after a bloody coup directed exclusively at other Palestinians, that continues to oppress the people of Gaza and whose leaders have no problem in using aid that pours into the area for a very pleasant life for themselves? Oh yes, the organization, whose aim it is to destroy Israel because then all the Palestinians' problems will magically vanish.

Charles Krauthammer has an excellent article in the Washington Post that gives some indication (with links) of a good deal of American opinion. (Not the White House, though.) You cannot better his summary of "world opinion":
What's left? Nothing. The whole point of this relentless international campaign is to deprive Israel of any legitimate form of self-defense. Why, just last week, the Obama administration joined the jackals, and reversed four decades of U.S. practice, by signing onto a consensus document that singles out Israel's possession of nuclear weapons -- thus de-legitimizing Israel's very last line of defense: deterrence.

The world is tired of these troublesome Jews, 6 million -- that number again -- hard by the Mediterranean, refusing every invitation to national suicide. For which they are relentlessly demonized, ghettoized and constrained from defending themselves, even as the more committed anti-Zionists -- Iranian in particular -- openly prepare a more final solution.
Is "world opinion" actually embarrassed by a country that prefers to defend itself and by a people who really mean that trite slogan: Never Again?


  1. Israel cannot afford to lose even once.

  2. What is never clearly stated in the western media is that Egypt with the support of the Palestinian Authority is also blockading Gaza. The Egyptians have been seizing large amounts of cash destined for Hamas.
    Israel, Egypt and the PA are working together to defeat Hamas but once again the western media don't clearly state this and inform the public of the true nature of the practical politics in the Middle East.

  3. Yes, Egypt never seems to make an appearance in these reports. I am perpetually astounded by the number of people who do not realize that there is a border there that is permanently closed.