Archive for May 2010
Turkey threatens action; Israel on alertPosted on May 31, 2010 at 19:28
New Delhi: Turkey has threatened Israel with unprecedented action after Israeli forces attacked an aid vessel, killing 10 peace activists headed to Gaza.
Israel said 10 people died while those on the ship said at least 15 were killed.
A shocked world has responded with outrage. Turkey recalled its ambassador to Israel and warned of unprecedented and incalculable reprisals.
Two Turkish activists were reported to be among those killed in the flotilla. Ankara warned that further supply vessels will be sent to Gaza, escorted by the Turkish Navy, a development with unpredictable consequences.
Israel has sounded an alert throughout the country fearing rocket attacks by Hezbollah in Lebanon.
The Arab League has called an urgent meeting on Tuesday to decide on a common response. Egypt is under pressure to end the blockade of Gaza while Greece has cancelled a military exercise with Isreal.
The world is waiting for the response from Washington, how will President Obama react to the provocation from America’s closest ally.
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The demo kept growing and they said they were going to go to the Israeli Embassy after.
It became more organised (Speakers and amplification) as time went on, but the message was always the same, stop the talk, and the enquiries, where’s the action .
Is Israel able to plant agent provocateurs on board? Israel is ONLY capable of planting agent provocateurs on board. Just as will be seen at any demo in the West where Israel is concerned.
The fact is, Israel is engaged in the murder of the defenseless throughout the world. There is no longer any hope of Israel defending itself against criticism or justice.
Now we get to sit and wait for some bullsh*t from the Israeli government and Debka, on how necessary it is to murder, kidnap and collectively punish.
Meanwhile Turkey has withdrawn its ambassador from Israel. Netanyahu has cancelled his visit with Obama. And we must wonder what military alliances have been formed, to include now, Turkey and Russia.
From Mondoweiss, some excerpts:
Noam Sheizaf summary:
2:30 PM: Israel Ch1 military reporter: Islamic leader Raed Salah “alive and well” – reports of him injured and in surgery are a case of mistaken id.
2:15 PM: commentary round up:
Bradley Burston (Haaretz): We are no longer defending Israel. We are now defending the siege, which is itself becoming Israel’s Vietnam.
Aluf Ben (Haaretz): Netanyahu should stop US trip, come home and form an official commission of inquiry. excuses that activists were armed won’t work [Hebrew].
Ian Black (Guardian): Israel’s bloody interception of the Gaza flotilla looks like a disastrous own goal… this was a gift to Israel’s worst enemies.
Amos Harel (Haaretz): If rumors are confirmed that Muslim leader Raed Salah is among casualties of Israel’s raid on a Gaza aid convoy, the country’s Arab population could explode.
Glenn Greenwald (Salon): If Israel’s goal were to provoke as much disgust and contempt as possible, how could it do a better job?