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    Re: Israel intercepts Gaza flotilla, says Hamas

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Self defense against lethal force has always been an acceptable contingency of non-violent resistance.
    I completely agree the IDF was perfectly justified in replying to the lethal force initiated by the jihadists on the flotilla.

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    Re: Israel intercepts Gaza flotilla, says Hamas

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    What's obscene is the denial of passage of building materials to allow the Gazans to rebuild their homes. Proof positive that the Israelis are clearly anti-cementic*!
    Well considering that the concrete would be used to build tunnels for arms smuggeling or to build bunkers I see nothing obscene about it. If they wanted building materials for housing they should have asked for pre-fab aluminum houses like what the Katrina victims got.

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    Re: Israel intercepts Gaza flotilla, says Hamas

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Taking advantage of the situation!
    If the story materializes into reality, the US will not have the option of remaining spectators. Would/will be interesting to see how the Obama administration reacts.....



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    Re: Israel intercepts Gaza flotilla, says Hamas

    Quote Originally Posted by Cassandra View Post
    Well, my husband is a seaman. If the commandos did not follow peaceful procedures, by definition the boarding was not peaceful. The Turks on board the ship were not peaceful either but they were behaving violently defensive. To suggest that the armed, trained Commandos were innocent victims is illogical. The only question is how the Mossad or the I.D.F. could be so incompetent/unprepared- dropping these Commandos one by one in a hostile environment and expectthere would be no bloodshed?!
    The IDF had every right to board the ship to inspect it for weapons, Israel exhausted every peaceful avenue open short of letting them break the blockade. The Israelis offered to allow the ship to be inspected in an Israeli port from where the goods would then be transferred to Gaza, this offer was rejected since this was never about humanitarian aid.

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    Re: Israel intercepts Gaza flotilla, says Hamas

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    The plot thickens.....


    "In another development on Sunday, a senior Iranian military figure said the country's elite Revolutionary Guards were ready to escort aid flotillas to Gaza if ordered to by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

    "The Revolutionary Guards' naval forces are fully prepared to escort freedom and peace flotillas carrying humanitarian aid from all over the world to the oppressed people of Gaza," Ali Shirazi, Ayatollah Khamenei's naval representative, told Mehr news agency."

    BBC News - Israel 'to reject international ship raid inquiry'



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    Not a good idea on Iran's behalf, it appears that the Iranian leadership is pushing for a all out war. Then again perhaps it would be a good idea, it would give the Israelis the excuse to finally rid themselves of this threat. Although that said it would have to involve the U.S. and currently we have the wrong leadership presently. Iran would have a hard time convincing the world that it is not trying to incite a war in the gulf(that would be reasonable thinking people), although I believe would get sympathy from the U.N. and the usual suspects. That said, Iran really doesn't have a dog in this fight and inciting a war and eventually involving the U.S. would then eventually involve NATO. These are perilous times and we just might find ourselves in a world war. I think some one by the name of Nostradamus predicted this, strange I really never took his predictions seriously but, I think I am beginning to. I think the world better wise up and take the blinders off and realize why this conflict goes on and on, and who is continually pulling the strings and are unwilling to sit down and discuss peace.

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    Re: Israel intercepts Gaza flotilla, says Hamas

    Rachel Corrie was a Jihadist supporter who was working with the Jihadist affiliated ISM and was attempting to interfere with an IDF bulldozer clearing explosives at the time. Tristan Anderson from your 2nd article was likewise working with the jihadist affiliated ISM and the Turkish-American citizen on the flotilla was working with the jihadist affiliated IHH.

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    Re: Israel intercepts Gaza flotilla, says Hamas

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Rightfully so. But we will always be having people on one side saying "terrorists" and on the other saying "aid activists". I for one know that the insan vakfi thing is not a jihadist organization and is not extremist. But as i said, mistakes where made from both sides on that flotilla. Things will blow over eventually, America just needs to apply pressure to the governments of both Israel and Turkey to avoid this ongoing crisis which is battering our friendship.
    Now this makes sense to me and you couldn't be more on the money but, the U.S. has the wrong leadership inplace, our current leadership experience really doesn't go past the Chicago city limits.

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    Re: Israel intercepts Gaza flotilla, says Hamas

    Quote Originally Posted by deltabtry View Post
    Not a good idea on Iran's behalf, it appears that the Iranian leadership is pushing for a all out war. Then again perhaps it would be a good idea, it would give the Israelis the excuse to finally rid themselves of this threat.
    I would say Iran continues to position itself as leader of the Arab world. Its resistance to the West earns it that title. I doubt Iran would risk all-out war. Rather they will continue to fund and arm terrorist nations like Hamas and Hezbollah to do their dirty work. At some point, hopefully sooner not later, Israel and the U.S. will need to clean house. Terrorism has reached the shores of the U.S. and it isn't going away.

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    Re: Israel intercepts Gaza flotilla, says Hamas

    Quote Originally Posted by StevenA59 View Post
    I would say Iran continues to position itself as leader of the Arab world. Its resistance to the West earns it that title. I doubt Iran would risk all-out war. Rather they will continue to fund and arm terrorist nations like Hamas and Hezbollah to do their dirty work. At some point, hopefully sooner not later, Israel and the U.S. will need to clean house. Terrorism has reached the shores of the U.S. and it isn't going away.
    I agree but you really have to wonder what a country which has put it's self back 500 years in terms of is political ideals, and which is currently holding advancing it desire to possess 21 century weapons. Didn't get the last sentence thought about Israel, it appears it was cut off.

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    Re: Israel intercepts Gaza flotilla, says Hamas

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    If the story materializes into reality, the US will not have the option of remaining spectators. Would/will be interesting to see how the Obama administration reacts.....



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    The Obama administration will dither as it always does, this administration foreign policy is a very weak one and probably the reason why we are witnessing these current events in the Middle East. Obama has already profiled himself amongst the leaderships in the M.E. has weak and inexperienced IMO.

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