Thursday, June 3, 2010

Gaza Flotilla Activists Disguised as Humanitarians Attack Israeli Commandos

Photo: the Mavi Marmara/wiki commons

The global community condemned Israel's response to a flotilla disguised as delivering humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.

On May 31, 2010 as most Americans were celebrating Memorial Day in honor of the sacrifice the American military has paid in defense of America's homeland and Freedom, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) stopped the Gaza Flotilla that was attempting to break a naval blockade to enter the Hamas controlled Gaza Strip.

Pro-Palestine activists working for a range of radical groups, such as Free Gaza and the IHH were part of a convoy of ships dubbed the Freedom Flotilla.

Five ships of the flotilla were boarded without resistance, but alleged peace-activists onboard the sixth and largest ship named the Mavi Marmara attacked Israeli commandos.

Israeli naval commandos rappelled from helicopters onto the Mavi Marmara after the flotilla refused to dock in the Ashdod Port and refused to allow Israel to inspect and distribute the humanitarian aid.

Activists aboard the Mavi Marmara, flying the Turkish flag and part of the IHH, attacked the rappelling commandos with knives, metal clubs and physically threw one soldier overboard.

Photo: activists beat IDF soldiers with Iron Pipes/wiki commons

Click here for video of activist stabbing IDF soldier in the back.

Activists also strong armed pistols from a pair of commandos and shot two of them, one in the knee and another in the stomach.

Approximately 40 people on the upper deck of the ship with no identification, wearing bullet proof vests and using weapons against the IDF soldiers are considered to be mercenaries of the al-Qaeda terror organization.

Israeli commandos originally boarded the ship with paintball rifles. The non-lethal air devices are utilized for crowd control. The Israeli commandos were not adequately prepared for the response by the activists.

As reported by Reuters, analyst for Israel's Channel 10 television noted that video footage appears to show marines thwarted an attempt to tie the rappelling ropes to the deck, a major threat to the hovering helicopter.

Perhaps, Israeli intelligence trusted more than they verified.

The order for proper self defense came in and Israeli commandos resorted to live fire killing at least nine combatants aboard the Mavi Marmara.

Activists were prepared for confrontation and chanted battle cries invoking the killing and defeat of Jews, even if it resulted in martyrdom and this was before they embarked.

The flotilla refused to stop upon naval orders and refused to allow Israel to distribute the humanitarian aid, telling the Israeli Navy "negative, negative our destination is Gaza."

Apparently the activists were hell bent on arriving at their destination, be it Gaza or martyrdom, it was their will to be done.

Keep in mind objective readers, that Israel coordinates approximately 15,000 tons of humanitarian aid per week into Gaza, which is more than the entire flotilla load.

Israel also provides 70-percent of all electricity into the Gaza Strip; this true humanitarian aid is provided by Israel despite that by January 2009, over 8,600 rockets were fired into civilian targets from the Gaza Strip into Israeli cities.

While the global community condemns Israel for defending themselves and protecting their right to survive, ask yourselves what should your nation do if a flotilla armed with supporters of your enemies refused to heed the legal warnings from your military and attacked your soldiers?

Legitimate humanitarians across the globe should be incensed at the Gaza flotilla.

Supporters of Israel's enemies dressed up as "peace activists" and attempted to break a legal blockade, a blockade in place for the defense of their homeland; should Israel or the world be that easily fooled?

Activists of the Gaza flotilla disguised as humanitarians attacked Israeli commandos and the international community decries Israel's response.

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1 comment:

Mike Hatz said...

Of course, the whole world condemns the rightful retaliation. It has long been established whose side they're on in this debacle. Excellent write-up, Tony.