Hard Core of Islamist Activists Seized Ship Long before Israel
This surprisingly candid BBC Panorama documentary lays out the events surrounding the Mavi Marmara Turkish Flotilla designed to break the Gaza blockade, and the Israeli seizure of the ship.
The facts are presented with compelling video evidence and they are quite damning, but not for Israel as the media onslaught portrayed. Rather for the organizers, Turkey, and the IHH (now designated a terrorist supporting entity by Germany).
- The Organizers were prepared to break the siege at all costs, sanctioned violence.
- Islamists seized the Ship before Israel arrived.
- Islamists prepared for martyrdom, violence, and an assault on the IDF.
- Turkey was complicit.
- The so called AID was a farce, cover for a violent confrontation.
- The IHH set out to create a staged media disaster against Israel.
- Hundreds of passengers were used as pawns.
- Islamists sought to 1st lynch, then murder IDF troops.
Here is the video in 2 parts
The world rushed to judgment
But as usual the real story is a familiar one. Radical Islam, terrorists, violence, lies, manipulation.
I don’t buy the notion that a massive Islamic Center with a top 13th story Mosque overlooking Ground Zero is ‘community outreach’ & neither should you.
In Shanksville PA at the site of United Flight 93′s tragic 9/11 crash, deluded Jihad sympathizing leftists tried to mark the hallowed ground with a giant crescent made of trees pointing to Mecca in the traditional Islamic custom. Out of over 1000 design submissions, the so called “Crescent of Embrace” was the one selected for the official 9/11 memorial. Madness, a huge Islamic symbol to mark the site of one of Islam’s ugliest moments.
Now at the WTC site, another symbol of victory?
That’s what Jihadists & their supporters revel in, symbols of victory over the infidel. They dedicate buildings, sites, children.. you name it to martyrs & atrocities. How this project is going forward is beyond me. Then again no it isn’t..
America’s own government seeks to strip the worlds radical Islam, Jihad, Islamic terrorism from the lexicon.. Sweep it all under the rug in the name of political correctness. Why not stick a huge honking Mosque up with a view over Ground Zero? It fits in with the progressive agenda nicely, it’s not as if Islamic terrorists viciously slaughtered 3000 people in the name of Radical Fundamentalist Islam anyhow.
They Are Sick All Right.. Sick In The Head.
More Flotillas are coming and once again they are packed with martyrs. This time in order to extract maximum propaganda punch and feed eager progressives their requisite dose of Israel hating outrage, Islam is now packing secret weapons..
Samar Alhaj, the woman leading the Hizbullah-linked Lebanese boat that is scheduled to try to block the naval blockade on Gaza, said in an interview with a regional Israeli Arabic- language radio station in Nazareth that women were “the new secret weapon” in use against the “thieving enemy.”
Asked on Radio A-Shams by Zohair Bahloul why the ship, Mariam, would only be carrying women, she said, “We are women in order not to give the thieving enemy an excuse to use arms against the ship.” She said the ship would be carrying cancer medication for children, and women suffering from breast cancer and cancer of the uterus due to “chemical bombs” dropped on Gaza by Israel.
Alhaj is the wife of an officer in the Lebanese security service who was jailed for four years for alleged involvement in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Alhaj and her husband met with Hizbullah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah on May 22.
In other words another ‘peace’ flotilla, powered by the new Islamic Feminism!
The levels radical Islam and its western sympathizers & enablers will now go to in order to de-legitimize the Jewish State have reached cataclysmic new lows. Encouraged by a planet that reflexively condemns Israel, radical Islam is now serving up cancer stricken women readied for martyrdom - All in order to feed the insatiable need of anti-semites everywhere for more pure unadulterated Jew hatred.
It’s like a Pay Per View horror show of depravity. Hezbollah, which actively preaches martyrdom is sending its own sickened & blindly following Allah women out to goad Israel to violence against them for the cameras. As a cherry on top for their narrative from hell, they are armed with heart string pulling cancer medicines for ‘children’, which should prove to make an excellent by-line in news stories everywhere trashing us when we are forced to act – By maintaining our legal blockade against an entity with whom we are in fact at war.
Lest you for a moment be a European sucker..
Or perchance believe this is actually about Gaza, the organizers make clear exactly what the real mission is..
Meanwhile, Yasser Kashlak, a Syrian businessman of Palestinian descent who heads the “Free Palestine Organization” and is funding this boat, as well as another that is to carry journalists and parliamentarians, said over the weekend on Hizbullah’s al-Manar television station that he was more and more optimistic that one day these same boats would take “Europe’s refuse [the Jews] that came to my homeland back to their homelands.
“Gilad Schalit should go back to Paris and those murderers go back to Poland, and after that we will chase them until the ends of the earth to bring them to justice for their acts of slaughter from Deir Yassin until today.” Kashlak, a fervent Hizbullah supporter, called Israel a “rabid dog sent to the region to frighten the Arabs.
He said he had a message for Israelis: ‘Get on the ships we are sending you and go back to your lands. Don’t let the moderate Arab leaders delude you, [you] cannot make peace with us. Our children will return to Palestine, you have no reason for coexistence. Even if our leaders will sign a peace agreement, we will not sign.’” He said the boat carrying journalists and parliamentarians will carry 12 former American diplomats as well..
The destruction of Jews, the destruction of Israel, the de-legitimization of our very existence is the goal. No one could care less about humanitarian aid to Gaza, in fact if everyone in Gaza died de-legitimizing the filthy Joooz that would be fantastic!! Just a bit more propaganda grist for Allah’s sick mill.
In order to garner legendary hate ratings Allah’s servants in radical Islam are now serving up their own women, complete with cancer and every other manner of propaganda for an eager audience. How can we combat this when so called ‘normal people’, nihilists everywhere are not only not repulsed, but are actively supporting this depravity under the guise of being humanitarians?
Leader of the Free World – President Obama.
How can Israel a tiny country which stands almost alone in a sea of billions combat this, when the President of the United States of America – The leader of the free world himself cannot even show enough fortitude to stand up and say his own country is at war with this depravity & radical Islam, its chief breeding ground? When by his own order the words Jihad, radical Islam, and Terror are to be stricken from the lexicon..
Do you know what term then replaces these words in such a vacuum of moral leadership & fortitude? The word Humanitarians.
UPDATE: Hezbollah interprets our moral outrage & conundrum over this depravity as ‘more weakness’
‘The Zionists fear boat carrying women who want to deliver aid to Gaza, so how will they be able to face rockets in next war?’
Not only that, but to wipe the taint of Hezbollah from all this the ship is purporting itself to be a Christian Mission! Including praying at shrines of the Virgin Mary. Taqiyya at its best. Black is white, up is down. It’s a brave new nihilist world.
More from the memeorandum.
PR Job – Obama Admin Displays Its Effective Israel Outreach
Lots has been made of late of the massive PR job the Obama administration has been selling American voters & Jewry regarding Israel. Everything is just great, there never was a crisis, the whole thing was really just some ‘faulty messaging’.. In fact, we may have imagined the whole thing here in Israel *eyeroll*.
I do have a vivid imagination.. But never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that a US Deputy National Security Adviser (tasked with advising the President on the war on terror no less) would lavish praise on the Hezbollah terrorist organization!? Then follow that outrageousness up by referring to the Capital of the State of Israel Jerusalem as Al Quds in an official statement, on official White House video no less!
John Brennan calls for the US to build up Hezbollah moderates!
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration is looking for ways to build up “moderate elements” within the Lebanese Hezbollah guerrilla movement and to diminish the influence of hard-liners, a top White House official said on Tuesday.
John Brennan, assistant to the president for homeland security and counter-terrorism, met with Lebanese leaders during a recent visit.
“Hezbollah is a very interesting organization,” Brennan told a Washington conference, citing its evolution from “purely a terrorist organization” to a militia to an organization that now has members within the parliament and the cabinet. “There is certainly the elements of Hezbollah that are truly a concern to us what they’re doing. And what we need to do is to find ways to diminish their influence within the organization and to try to build up the more moderate elements,” Brennan said.
He did not spell out how Washington hoped to promote “moderate elements” given that the organization is branded a “foreign terrorist organization” by the United States. “We don’t deal with them,” he acknowledged.
Last month, the United States and Israel accused Syria of arming Hezbollah with increasingly powerful missiles and weapons technology. Brennan said he raised those concerns during his recent visit to the region.
This is the man advising the President on Counter Terrorism, and this is the administration that has a “rock solid commitment to Israel’s security”.
This terrorist organization is now viewed as legitimate because it has members in Lebanese parliament? Despite starting a war with Israel 3 years ago, bombarding Israeli civilians with thousands of rockets and now arming itself with tens of thousands more including long range weapons most normal countries do not even possess, let alone any other terrorist groups. They need to be ‘engaged’ like Iran & Syria to ‘promote their moderation’.
It’s total progressive insanity from the Muslim / Arabist outreach capitol of the World – The Obama White House! Hamas cannot be far behind.
Michael Rubin at AEI unleashes..
Reuters reports that the Obama administration wants to help shore up “moderates” within Hezbollah. In order to help the White House identify terrorist moderates, I offer this list:
- Hezbollah: The moderates are the ones who make car bombs only out of midsize vehicles rather than SUVs or trucks.
- Hamas: Moderates still believe in annihilating Israel, but they refrain from advocating throwing all the Jews into the sea because of environmental impact; they propose burying some instead.
- Taliban: Ask Colin Powell. It’s been almost nine years since he spoke of moderate Taliban, so his definition might be ready by now. But, generally, moderate Taliban dilute the acid somewhat before they toss it into unveiled women’s faces.
- Al Qaeda: The moderates are the ones who would have taken down only one World Trade Center tower, rather than both.
- PLO: Moderates are pragmatists: They are willing to speak about tolerance and reform so long as the State Department keeps the subsidy flow coming. They accuse radicals of making the purchase of Western weaponry to funnel to terrorists that much more difficult.
- Abu Sayyaf: Moderates refrain from using a blunt knife when beheading captive Western tourists.
- IRGC: Moderates firmly believe that they should keep their nuclear bomb yields below 50 kilotons so that the radiation cloud from nuking Israel doesn’t blow back too far.
Pandering to Islam.. Obama Style.
If all this was not disturbing enough, here’s Brennan putting the cherry on top just in case you were buying the White House PR Job about Israel, Jerusalem or anything else.
I’m not the Prime Minister of Israel, just a citizen.. But I can’t imagine anyone here is going to be overly thrilled with the notion of ‘embracing the moderates’ in the terrorist organizations trying to kill us, or by the White House referring to our Capital as Al Quds!?
I seem to recall Hezbollah murdering US Marines, French soldiers, Americans (including CIA station chiefs) but I guess this was the phase when they were terrorists. Now that they only fire tens of thousands of missiles at Israelis, murder our boys ect they are militiamen come diplomats.. Isn’t that just special?
Sympathy is now all rioted out..
Every week, now seemingly every day. Rioting, stoning police, setting fires to police cars, garbage bins, buildings. Over what? A parking lot. A mentally unstable woman who abused her child!? An autopsy for a Haredi man murdered? Where does it end exactly.
The crime scene in Jerusalem’s Geula neighborhood has turned into a battleground between police and haredim. A few dozen ultra-Orthodox people threw stones at police officers dispatched to the hostel on Tsfaniya Street, where a 50-year-old man was murdered Sunday night during a fight. The protesters tried to block removal of the murdered man’s body from the scene.
In the Mea Shearim neighborhood intense clashes broke out between the two sides. Haredim threw stones and metal objects at police officers, who responded with stun grenades. Eight police officers and an ultra-Orthodox man were lightly wounded. Three police officers were evacuated to the hospital for medical attention. The rest of the wounded were treated by ambulance crews on the spot. Damage was caused to a police patrol car and two motorcycles.
Haredim started fires at a number of different locations throughout the city. A police cruiser was set ablaze on David Yellin Street [...]
I had some sympathy at first. Yes it’s true that being beyond ultra Orthodox to the point of removal from modern day society at every level is certainly a challenge in a modern state, even if it is the Jewish state. Personally it is a bit absurd for me, but to each his own - To a limit. This is not 150 BCE. Nor do we live in the Shtetl in some remote part of Poland or Lithuania. Polling originally done in Israel by Channel 2 of religious & haredi populations showed they overwhelmingly did not support this rioting. Most polled did not see any benefit, only continued detriment to Haredi & non Haredi relations within Israel. Many called it Hillul Hashem - Those are the understatements of the year!
Lack of respect
These rioters are extremists beyond normal definition of the word, Mea Shearim has become an alien landscape. They claim that the state does not respect them, but to date they have given very little reason for the state or anyone else to accord them very much respect, as they do not respect others in any shape manner or form & they seem to relish this fact. They seemingly do not respect law, be it biblical or state law for that matter. Throwing stones, lighting fires, all on Shabbat? This is not a siege & the Romans are not at the gate. For many it seems this has become a game, we see many smiling & laughing in the TV footage as they hurl stones at security forces.
There must be accommodation for all, these extremists do not own title to Jerusalem or Israel. They are citizens like all others even though many do not recognize themselves as such. They must respect the rule of law. Their customs & beliefs are already very much respected within areas of the city with massive Haredi populations, if that is not enough that is simply too bad. They are behaving like animals and destroying the image & reputation of hundreds & thousands of peaceful law abiding and valued Haredi Israeli citizens for what can only be described as absurdity.
No one will win here, least of all this minority of the Haredi population.
Personally, I’ve had enough and I am very late to the party. The vast majority of Israel had enough weeks ago. The Hezbollah has created a terrorist state within a state in Lebanon. That is totally unacceptable. It is just as unacceptable that a group of extremist nutcases should venture to do the same in the heart of Israel. I find it particularly distasteful that like the Palestinians many of these anti-Israel protesters are using not only violence, but sending their children out to do so in their stead. Just like the Arabs in the territories & the Hamas.
We should react in kind, enough is enough. Bring out the water cannons, start arresting everyone & put it down like an Intifada because that is exactly what this is. I asked my Haredi neighbor here in Tel Aviv what he thought about all this as we met taking out the trash. He’s fully Orthodox with 8 kids, aside from the fact that he is raising chickens in my backyard (lol) I consider them model citizens. As an example the Rooster, which I was fully prepared to slaughter in the kosher manner has been removed in favor of accommodation. He answered “Busha” – Embarrassment / Shame, and he was not referring to the State.
Coup D’etat: The Revolutionary Guards In Control of Iran Had Nothing to Fear From Obama Biden (OP-ED Update II)
Last night I was struck by the fact that one of the net’s top bloggers Allahpundit, who’s stellar coverage of Iran at Hotair has been remarkable struggled to wrap his head around what in reality is going on in Iran like much of the West in general.
On the surface, none of what is going for many American minds makes much sense. If the Theocracy controls Iran, hand picks the candidates, and already resisted a ‘reformist’ presidency previously without much difficulty why is the Supreme Leader so invested in Ahmadinejad. Yesterday in two of his amazing posts on the issue he asked himself and readers that very question twice.. It is an excellent question.
Why is Khamenei so invested in an Ahmadinejad victory?
As a frequent commenter at HotAir I responded to the query, but it is so vitally important to understanding these events that it deserves some expounding. By the same token, the answer sheds some light as to why the entire American administration is seemingly equally clueless & impotent regarding events in Iran in general, and why the Americans are now failing miserably with their new Hope & Change strategy and engagement policy. A strategy which has now been thoroughly shredded, despite the fact that Obama, Hillary & CO. are living in convenient denial.
The initial Revolution has undergone Evolution
The answer is simple enough if one understands Iran in its current incarnation. The Theocracy is invested in Ahmadinejad because the Revolutionary Guard are invested in Iran. When I say invested I mean literally and figuratively. Over the last number of years the Revolutionary Guards have instituted a near full takeover of Iran. Wielding incredible power internally they have utilized Iran’s great wealth and their positions as the upper crust of Iranian society or access to it, to seize power across the board. The relationship between the guards & Khameni is symbiotic, as much as the Guards need Khameni, the Supreme Leader needs the guards.