#1 Turkey demands Israel apologise for blockade incidentSonnabendGuest10-16-2010, 08:06 AM
TURKEY'S prime minister has again accused Israel of "state terrorism" and called on the Jewish state to apologise and compensate victims of a raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: "the Israeli government must apologise and compensate (victims) for the state terrorism in the Mediterranean." He was addressing members of his Islamic-oriented party at a weekend retreat today. Eight Turks and one person with American and Turkish nationality were killed in the May 31 raid on a ship carrying pro-Palestinian activists trying to breach Israel's naval blockade of Gaza.
Israel insists its commandos opened fire after they were attacked by activists Relations between the two former allies have been deteriorating since Israel's Gaza war and hit a low point after the raid.
To which, the Israelis should reply with a hearty, but very well meant, "FUCK YOU"
10-16-2010, 12:14 PM
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Guess this means Israel is free to cozy up with the Kurds.
10-16-2010, 01:15 PM
The UN report about the flotilla incident concluded:
"The conduct of the Israeli military and other personnel towards the flotilla passengers was not only disproportionate to the occasion but demonstrated levels of totally unnecessary and incredible violence. It betrayed an unacceptable level of brutality. Such conduct cannot be justified or condoned on security or any other grounds. It constituted grave violations of human rights law and international humanitarian law."
The panel concluded that there was "clear evidence" of wilful killing, torture or inhuman treatment and wilfully causing great suffering or serious injury to body or health – all crimes under the Geneva Convention."
They also went into specific detail about inhumane executions performed on the boat, including using a non-lethal bag gun at point-blank range on a person, shattering their skull and forcing the bean bag into their brain. Also Shooting at people from helicopters with live ammunition, shooting civilians that were unarmed, and executing others who were laying down.
If you read this report and took out the name "Israel" everyone would be all over this. This is another example of a long list of disgusting, inhumane behavior that we totally support with our tax dollars by sending billions of dollars and weapons to them every year.
(the best, most ironic part is even after all of this, people are more willing to cut assistance for American poor than we are to cut weapons spending for Israeli war crimes)Originally Posted by Adam Smith - Wealth of Nations
10-16-2010, 03:46 PM--Odysseus
Sic Hacer Pace, Para Bellum.
Before you can do things for people, you must be the kind of man who can get things done. But to get things done, you must love the doing, not the people!
10-16-2010, 03:49 PM
Leave it to Wei to sympathize with a people who attacked armed soldiers executing a legal boarding action in a legal blockade zone.
Then again, not sure why i'm suprised. He's the guy who sympathizes with a terrorist organization who attacks hospitals and aid convoys.
Oh and Wei... these people you're crying over. They were smuggling weapons to Hamas.
Later that day the ship was brought into the Israeli port of Ashdod, where searchers found "a supply of weapons including knives, Molotov cocktails, detonators, wood and metal clubs, slingshots and rocks, large hammers and sharp metal objects", according to the Israel Defence Force (IDF). "In addition gas masks were found, pointing to the prior intention of the ship's passengers to use violence against IDF soldiers who would then be forced to use riot dispersal methods."
Last edited by djones520; 10-16-2010 at 03:53 PM.In most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.
In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
10-16-2010, 04:06 PM
This is the same Iran that stones to death women guilty of adultery, who force women to marry their rapist even if she is already married, who support Muslim clerics who state that husbands cannot be guilty of the rape of their wives.
UN reports have about as much of a chance of representing the truth as the UN Women's Commission has of doing something positive for Muslim women.“I have learned now that while those who speak about one's miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.”
God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist.
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10-17-2010, 01:59 PM
"Hey Israel could you uh...stop building settlements on Palestinian land?
"FUCK YOU -*shoots Palestinian child*
"Okay well um...could you ease up on water and land restrictions of Arabs?" "FUCK YOU! *demolishes Palestinian playground*"
Alright Israel if you aren't going to do anything for them could you at least ease up on the blockade so other people can bring the Palestinians food and medicine?
"FUCK YOU - *shoots at boat from helicopter, ropes down, executes civilians laying face down at point blank range*"
However, it has concluded that live ammunition was used from the helicopter onto the top deck prior to the descent of the soldiers. ..
The Mission has found no evidence to suggest that any of the passengers used firearms or that any firearms were taken on board the ship...
Israeli soldiers continued shooting at passengers who had already been wounded, with live ammunition, soft baton charges (beanbags) and plastic bullets. Forensic analysis demonstrates that two of the passengers killed on the top deck received wounds compatible with being shot at close range while lying on the ground: Furkan Doğan received a bullet in the face and İbrahim Bilgen received a fatal wound from a soft baton round (beanbag) fired at such close proximity to his head that parts such as wadding penetrated his skull entered his brain.
"Okay Israel would you at least please chill with the forced population transfers and Palestinian apartheid?" FUCK YOU - *uses Palestinian child as personal body-armor*
An Israeli military court has convicted two Israeli soldiers for using a Palestinian child as a human shield during an offensive in Gaza in 2009.
Last edited by Wei Wu Wei; 10-17-2010 at 02:12 PM.Originally Posted by Adam Smith - Wealth of Nations
10-17-2010, 02:59 PM
The world has changed. Now, we cheer nations that off Americans if we disagree with those Americans politically.
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