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Gaza Flotilla of Fools (open thread)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 27, 2011 at 9:35am 6/27/2011 at 9:35am

I’ll be updating links and reports about the Gaza Flotilla 2 throughout the day, although if someone just happened to fall off one of the ships, maybe I’ll do a separate post.  Feel free to add in links in the comments.

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Anti-Israel Activists to Converge On Israel Soon

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 3, 2011 at 4:44pm 6/3/2011 at 4:44pm

Although the precise date is not clear, calls have gone out for anti-Israel activists to converge on Israel on or about June 8, in anticipation of a large flotilla of ships trying to break the military sea blockade of Gaza later in June, and additional attempts to crash through Israel’s borders.

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Maybe Israel Should Now Recognize The Basque State

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 7:00am 5/31/2011 at 7:00am

And the Kurdish State.
 
Via Israel Matzav, Spain to recognize ‘Palestine’ on the ‘1967 lines’

The Palestinian Authority announced on Thursday that Spain has decided to recognize a Palestinian state along the 1967 lines before September. A spanish diplomat told Palestinian negotiator Nabil Shaath that Spain would support making the state...

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Turkey Threatens Israel Over June Flotilla

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 1:32pm 5/21/2011 at 1:32pm

Turkey is threatening unspecified intervention if Israel again uses military action to prevent a flotilla, organized in part by Turkish Islamist groups, from reaching Gaza.  Via AFP:

Turkey on Saturday warned Israel against another act of bloodshed in international waters after activists announced plans to send a new aid flotilla to the blockaded...

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How International Humanitarian Law Is Made (Warning – Sausage Alert)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 16, 2011 at 12:41pm 5/16/2011 at 12:41pm

Actually, I’d rather watch sausage being made.

International humanitarian law, while it sounds nice, often is nothing more than power politics.  Witness Turkey’s attempt to manipulate and influence a draft U.N. report on last summer’s Gaza flotilla, sponsored in substantial part by Turkish Islamist organizations:

The first draft of the panel’s report, which...

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Why The Gaza Naval Inspection Blockade Must Be Maintained

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 8:24am 3/15/2011 at 8:24am

During the so-called Gaza flotilla last summer, I pointed out that the main goal was to bust the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza, in which ship heading for Gaza would be inspected for weapons, to open up sea lanes for shipping large quantities of weapons to Gaza.

There is a long history...

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Muslim Brotherhood’s Five-Year Plan

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 10:40am 2/13/2011 at 10:40am

The Muslim Brotherhood has announced that it will not run a presidential candidate and will not seek a parliamentary majority in the coming elections.  This announcement is being hailed as a sign of moderation, but it is no such thing.

The Muslim Brotherhood must know that if it were to assume power...

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I Apologize Profusely

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 6:57am 7/28/2010 at 6:57am

…for thinking that the election of David Cameron in Britain might make a real difference in the direction of British policy.

I was wrong. In a speech in Ankara, Turkey, Cameron did his best imitation of Barack Obama’s apology tour:

… let me turn to the prejudiced – those who don’t differentiate between...

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Joe Biden’s Prediction About To Come True

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 11:40am 6/8/2010 at 11:40am

Remember Joe Biden’s comment that hostile forces would test Obama in his first six months?

Well, whatever tests have come before, the big test is about to take place, as Russia, Iran and Turkey are uniting to break American influence in...

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Turkey Attacks Kurds In Iraq – Outrage! U.N.! Killers!

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 7, 2010 at 8:37pm 6/7/2010 at 8:37pm

Well I guess Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s repeated warning to Israel that “thou shall not kill” only applies to Israel:

“I am speaking to them in their own language. The sixth commandment says ‘thou shalt not kill’. Did you not understand?” Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said in his harshest words...

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The “Save The Babies of Turkey” Flotilla

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 7, 2010 at 11:15am 6/7/2010 at 11:15am

The “Freedom Flotilla” to Gaza, organized and financed by Turkey, purports to address the poor health conditions in Gaza.

One critical measure of public health is infant mortality (children who die before reaching 1 year of age), because it reflects a wide range of underlying heath measures, such as sanitation, pediatric medical...

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Tell Hillary Iran Already Pulled A Stunt

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 7, 2010 at 9:16am 6/7/2010 at 9:16am

Is it any wonder why our foreign policy is failing at a miserable pace?

Hillary Clinton just announced that Iran may attempt to pull a “stunt” to derail U.N. sanctions efforts:

Clinton said she fully expected Iran to “pull some stunt” in the coming days to try to divert pressure for sanctions,...

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The Friday Before The Storm

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 4, 2010 at 4:50pm 6/4/2010 at 4:50pm

The MV Rachel Corrie is a cargo ship named after an American anti-Israeli activist (photo right burning a mock U.S. flag) killed while trying to prevent Israeli bulldozers from operating in Gaza in 2003.

The Free Gaza movement operating the ship has announced that it will not stop if approached by Israeli...

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Glenn’s Song

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 8:08pm 6/3/2010 at 8:08pm

Not the good Glenn, the bad Glenn, feat. C.G.

Via Powerline via Potluck:

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How About Some Honesty From The Useful Idiots?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 3:56pm 6/3/2010 at 3:56pm

All of the people screaming about Israel’s blockade of Gaza, in which goods are checked to keep out weapons, never seem to answer the following question:

What is the alternative to stopping and inspecting ships headed for Gaza?

A. Allow Gaza to turn into another Lebanon, to which Iran and Syria ship sophisticated...

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Soldiers With Pens In The Information War Against Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 11:45am 6/3/2010 at 11:45am

I have been sounding the warning over Turkey since January 2009. Now that Turkey has instigated a confrontation with Israel, it is important to keep Turkey’s greater game in mind.

Caroline Glick (h/t Instapundit) explains it quite well.

Glick makes another important point, which is that alongside the shooting war is an information...

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Pallywood Meets The Gaza Blockade (Or, “Did You Hear The One About How Palestinians Can’t Eat Chocolate?”)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 9:10am 6/3/2010 at 9:10am

One of the arguments against the military blockade of Gaza is that Israel does not only prevent military items from entering, it blocks non-military foodstuff and other supplies. This argument, of course, does not argue for a lifting of the blockade, but narrowing the scope of prohibited items found during screening.

If...

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