I asked John Bolton for his take on it. He said, "How Obama reacts in the UN Security Council and more generally will say a lot about his views on Israel."
You gotta love how post-American Obama was so quick to call policeman James Crowley "stupid," motivated by racism in the Gates affair, but when Jewish soldiers are getting beaten to a pulp, the Obama administration morally equivocated and "condemned those acts which resulted in the loss of life."
What the hell does that even mean?
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Protesters Who Attacked Israeli Soldiers aboard Ship Likely Turks
Activists on Vessel Backed by Islamist Group Connected to Global Jihadi Networks TIP
All nine protesters killed Monday (May 31) aboard a Gaza-bound Turkish ship carrying weapons-wielding activists are believed to be Turkish nationals and were backed by the IHH, an Islamist Turkish group connected to global jihadi networks. [more]
Has the post-American President Obama bothered to watch the murderous beatings?
It would be pointless to advise the UN to watch the videos; they are blind with Jew-hatred.
And the world is demanding a full-on "investigation." There's endless video showing jihadists savagely beating Israelis, but they need a full-on nazi indictment of Israel. I am sure there are Goldstone kapos lined up, just salivating for the chance to bury the Jews.
CLIP 1: A briefing by IDF Navy Commander, Vice Admiral Eliezer Marom instructing the commandos to show restraint during the operation.
CLIP 2: IDF Naval Officers communicating with the Gaza Flotilla
CLIP 3: A side view of the chaos that erupted as a result of the assault launched by the passengers. Please note that between points 0:52 and 0:54 one can clearly see the silhouette of a paintball rifle in the hand of the IDF commando - further evidence that the Israeli authorities hoped to commandeer the ship peacefully.
CLIP 4: An overhead view of the IDF soldiers beseiged aboard the Mavi Marmara
Where was the full-on investigation of North Korea's torpedoing of a South Korean ship, killing 46 innocent sailors in a declaration of war? Where was the full-on investigation of the Iranian mullahcracy beating, raping and slaughtering their own people in their march for democracy? Where was the full-on investigation of the UN peacekeepers raping and selling children into human trafficking? Where was the UN investigation when China was found to be harvesting organs from the Falun Gong? Where was the UN investigation of sharia law, stonings, hangings, amputations? Where was the UN investigation of the mindless slaughter of Christians by Muslim hordes wielding machetes in Nigeria? Of Mumbai? London? New York? Madrid? Bali?
Only good gets investigated and condemned at the UN.
Evil is exalted, celebrated.
The rise of the power of the Organization of the Islamic Conference and its proxy, the Alliance of Civilizations.
Israel should be proud to be investigated by those silver-tongued barbarians.
UPDATE: The world is spitting in our faces and Obama is channeling Dickens' Oliver Twist, pleading, 'please suh, may I have some more?'
The Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu: "It's just like 9/11":
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, in Washington for talks with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, said Ankara wanted a clear US condemnation of Monday's raid, which he likened to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.
UPDATE: Jack Mutt in the Atlas comments:
Israel's military did not look good when they sent armed soldiers down ropes on the Marmara, straight into the arms of Hamas operatives. Little is being done to turn public opinion. IHH humanitarian fictions need to be effectively countered. This isn't the time to say, "I-am-right-and-that-is-enough." It is time to attack, starting with registering Indictments against the entire leadership of the IHH. Further, Iranian financing needs to be exposed.
On April 7, 2010, IHH head Bülent Yildirim told a press conference in Istanbul that the flotilla would be a “test” for Israel. He said that should Israel oppose the flotilla it would be considered “a declaration of war” on the countries whose activists arrived on board the ships (IHH website, April 7, 2010).
In a fiery speech given at the launching of the Mavi Marmaris on May 23, he said to Israel, “Handle this crisis well. If you prevent [the flotilla from reaching the Gaza Strip] you will remain isolated in the world and harm yourselves” (IHH website in Turkish, May 23, 2010).
On May 21 Muhammad Kaya, head of IHH’s branch office in the Gaza Strip, said there was a plan to send flotillas to the Gaza Strip every month (Al-Jazeera)
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The Israeli attack on a Gaza aid boat on Monday sparked a global reaction, with the European Union calling for an inquiry into the attack and the Arab League calling on Arab nations to decide on their next step, Gulf News reported.
The Egyptian government summoned its Israeli ambassador after the deadly attack on the ships.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague called on Israel to open all crossings for aid to enter Gaza and deplored the loss of life in Monday's naval raid.
Pakistan on Monday strongly condemned “the use of brazen force by Israel against a humanitarian mission.”
Belgium has summoned “the Israeli ambassador to explain to him this afternoon (Monday) how events unfolded,” and also to provide news of five Belgian nationals who were on board the flotilla, according to spokesman Bart Ouvry. The five included four women and a cameraman for Al Jazeera television news, Ouvry said.
The Vatican voiced “deep sadness and concern” over the Israeli raid on a pro-Palestinian flotilla of ships seeking to bring aid to the besieged Gaza Strip.
The Austrian government has summoned the Israeli ambassador over the Gaza flotilla raid.
Italy “deplored” the loss of civilian life in Israel's raid on aid ships bound for Gaza in which up to 19 people were killed and called on the European Union to take part in an international probe.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman said: “Every German government has always recognized and supported the right of Israel to defend itself, but this right must of course be within the boundaries of proportionality. This basic tenet is a key part of international law ... At first glance it does not look like this basic rule was adhered to.”
The European Union also urged Israel to allow the free flow of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.
Arab League chief Amr Moussa called the raid a “crime” against a humanitarian mission and said the organization is “conducting calls to Arabs to decide on our next step”.
Islamist societies and families waited for news about four Bahrainis who were on board one of the Gaza aid ships.
Calls have been made to Bahrain's embassies in Cairo and Jordan, UN agencies and Palestinian officials to find out about the whereabouts and conditions of Shaikh Jalal Al Sharqi, Khalid Abdul Kareem Bujeeri, Hassan Murad and Yusuf Mahmood. However, no news were available.
Palestinian Acting Authority Mahmud Abbas announced three days of mourning. Abbas condemned what he called “a massacre”.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad denounced Israel's deadly attack on a Gaza aid ship as “inhuman,” saying it brought Israel “closer than ever to its end.”
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Monday slammed as “dangerous and crazy” a deadly Israeli raid on a fleet of ships carrying aid to Gaza.
Kuwait's prime minister called for an emergency meeting over the Gaza aid ship attack. Islamist MP Waleed Al Tabtabai was among 16 Kuwaiti nationals on board one of the six ships carrying aid destined for Palestinians in Gaza Strip, which has been under Israeli siege for four years.
Syria called for a meeting of the Arab League and Kuwait said that its government would hold an emergency meeting in the afternoon.
Amid much media coverage on the Israeli attack, Syrian Presidential Political and Media Advisor Bouthaina Shaaban criticized pan-Arab Al Jazeera TV for “giving around 30 minutes to the Israeli deputy foreign minister at his press conference.”
France said that “nothing can justify” the violence of Israel's Gaza ship raid.
The Greek government summoned the Israeli ambassador and withdrew from joint military exercises with Israel after the deadly raid on an aid convoy headed for the Gaza Strip.
Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini on Monday “deplored” the loss of civilian life in Israel's raid on a flotilla of aid ships bound for Gaza in which more than 10 people were killed.
Spain, which holds the rotating EU presidency, summoned Israel's ambassador on Monday for an explanation for a deadly raid on an aid ship flotilla bound for Gaza, the foreign ministry said.
Sweden summoned the Israeli ambassador to Stockholm over the “unacceptable” Gaza flotilla raid, the foreign ministry said.
In Turkey, the government warned that the attack could lead to “irreparable consequences” in bilateral ties. In Istanbul, Turkish police blocked dozens of stone-throwing protesters who tried to storm the Israeli Consulate in Istanbul over reports of the Israeli attack.