Your liberal media covers the Israeli raid on the flotilla:
The Israeli Navy raided a flotilla carrying thousands of tons of supplies for Gaza in international waters on Monday morning, killing at least 10 people, according to the Israeli military and activists traveling with the flotilla. Some Israeli media reports put the death toll higher.
The incident drew widespread international condemnation, with Israeli envoys summoned to explain their country’s actions in several European countries.
The criticism offered a propaganda coup to Israel’s foes, particularly the Hamas group that holds sway in Gaza, and damaged its ties to Turkey, one of its most important Muslim partners and the unofficial sponsor of the Gaza-bound convoy. Ankara recalled its ambassador to Israel and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan cut short a visit to Latin America to return.
Sure, Israel boarded a vessel in International waters and killed a bunch of people, but think of the propaganda coup! Thanks, New York Times, for setting us straight!
I don’t know what this person was thinking, though:
“That is a lie,” said Greta Berlin, a leader of the pro-Palestinian Free Gaza Movement, speaking by telephone from Cyprus. She said it was inconceivable that the civilian passengers on board would have been “waiting up to fire on the Israeli military, with all its might.”
“We never thought there would be any violence,” she said.
You never thought there would be any violence? Did you miss the entire Gaza incursion? The minute I read about the flotilla I knew what was going to happen- violence. The only thing that surprises me is that they bothered to board it at all. I thought they would just torpedo it and then have the “moderate” Tzipi Livni go on tv and smile about the reasonable reaction the IDF offered.
BTW- can we have a Stupak amendment so I am no longer paying for this? That is how it works, right? All you have to do is cite your personal morals and you can get things you don’t like unfunded, right?