Israel attacked Gaza relief convoy!
Israel mobilized one third of their Navy before attacking the unarmed ships who were flying American and Turkish flags, and registered in the United States, which means they are U.S. territory. The ships were also in the safety of international waters. Israel had no legal right to board or seize the ships, let alone murder or kidnap their occupants, yet that's exactly what they've done.
Israel claims they murdered the aid workers in self defense. They were forced to enter international waters and board the aid ship because they were promoting negative propaganda about Israel. They were forced to kill the workers because they tried to defend themselves against piracy. The evangelicals might buy those illegal actions, but Israels going to have to do better than that with the international community. Especially since an Al Jazeera producer, who was filming during the raid, appears to provide evidence that the IDF opened fire on the flotilla even before boarding it.
Attacking, kidnapping and killing aid workers, aboard a US vessel in international waters, and then confiscating the ships is an illegal act of war. Not only has Israel attacked a US ship, but they've attacked NATO as well.Turkey is a member of NATO, and NATO considers an attack on any member nation an attack on NATO as a whole.
Turkey recalled its ambassador to Israel and warned of unprecedented and incalculable reprisals. They warn that further supply vessels will be sent to Gaza, this time escorted by the Turkish Navy. Another attack by Israel at that point could have devastating consequences world wide. In 1967 Israel bombed the USS Liberty, United States Navy technical research ship. They killed 34 crew members (naval officers, seamen, two Marines, and a civilian), wounded 171 crew members, and severely damaged the ship to the tune of US$ 1993000.
You'd think the US would be tired of paying for the consequences of Israels actions, but because much of our government is made up of American/Israeli dual passport holders that's not the case at all. Instead the US gives Israel seven million dollars per day! It has been the largest annual recipient of direct U.S. economic and military assistance since 1976. By 2013, we will be sending Israel $3.15 billion a year (or an average of $8.6 million a day.) http://www.ifamericansknew.org/stats/usaid.html Here's just a short quick list of those who are Israeli's holding Israeli passports and operating within the US government.Remember, this list is far from complete. As you read through it, keeping in mind the amount of money the American taxpayer is forced to give Israel each year, ask yourself who's interests these dual nationals are looking out for. Yours or Israels?
Pentagon Adviser, Adelman also sits on the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board, frequent guest on Fox News.
I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby
Vice President Dick Cheney's ex-Chief of Staff.Libby was also a lawyer for convicted felon and Israeli spy Marc Rich, Libby was found guilty of lying to Federal investigators in the Valerie Plame affair.
U.S. National Security Council Adviser.
National Security Council Advisor. Involved in the Iran-Contra Scandal, which involved illegally selling U.S. weapons to Iran to fight Iraq, lied about it to three congressional committees, faced felony charges based on these lies. later pled guilty to two misdemeanors and was sentenced to a year's probation and 100 hours of community service. A year later, Bush (Senior) granted him a full pardon.
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. He was Director General of the Foreign Service
Was Director of Policy Planning at the State Department and Ambassador at large, also was Director of National Security Programs and Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), also a member of the Defense Department's National Security Study Group, at the Pentagon.
U.S. Trade Representative, a cabinet-level position. He is also one of the more hawkish pro-Israel Jews in the Bush (Jr) Administration who advocated invading Iraq and occupying a portion of the country in order to set up a Vichy-style puppet government. He consistently advocates going to war against Iran.
Ex- White House Spokesman for the Bush (Jr) Administration. Prominent in the Jewish community, some reports state that he holds Israeli citizenship. Fleischer is closely connected to the extremist Jewish group called the Chabad Lubavitch Hasidics, who follow the Qabala, and hold very extremist and insulting views of non-Jews. Fleischer was the co-president of Chabad's Capitol Jewish Forum. He received the Young Leadership Award from the American Friends of Lubavitch in October, 2001.
One of many Pentagon Advisors, Schlesinger also sits on the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board under Perle and is another extremist pro-Israel advisor, who supported going to war against Iraq. Schlesinger is also a commissioner of the Defense Department's National Security Study Group, at the Pentagon.
White House speechwriter behind the "Axis of Evil" label. wrote the lies and accusations against Iraq for Bush to justify the war.
White House Deputy Chief of Staff, Bolten was previously a banker.
John Bolten Former UN Representative and Under-Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. Bolton is also a Senior Advisor to President Bush.
Special Assistant to John Bolton (above), the under-secretary for arms control and international security.
Member of the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board under Perle and is another extremist pro-Israel advisor.
President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. A Prominent Jewish Republican and Former National Finance Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
Senior Advisor to the President, and Bush's Jewish domestic policy advisor. He also served as liaison in the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (White House OFBCI) within the Executive Office of the President.
Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for Public Affairs.
Deputy Secretary of Commerce.
The list goes on -> http://www.viewzone.com/dualcitizen.html
Lets not forget about Rahm Emanuel he claims he doesn't hold a dual passport but he was a civilian volunteer in the Israel Defense Forces during the 1991 Gulf War.
Back to Israel
Israel is also in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention and the rules and customs of war by continuing its illegal siege of Gaza. It was important these ships reached their destination because Israel is literally starving the Palestinians. According to a leaked report from the Red Cross,"The Israeli blockade of Gaza has led to a steady rise in chronic malnutrition among the 1.5 million people living in the strip." Suggesting a peace treaty wouldn't get us anywhere with Israel, considering they broke the last one.
The world was shocked and angered at Israel's Memorial Day massacre . Emergency protests have been called for at all Israeli embassy's.Greece has canceled joint air force exercise with Israel, Russian officials state that a military action against a controversial aid convoy heading to the Gaza Strip that left 10 dead was "unjustified," The Greek foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday that it had summoned Israeli ambassador, demanding an "immediate" report on the safety of about 30 Greek citizens on board the boats targeted in international waters before reaching the Gaza Strip.
Syrian President Bashar al—Assad and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said that Israel’s attack on a flotilla of aid bound for Gaza threatens to ignite a war in the region.
"It was a humanitarian, not a political action, and that means it was unjustified to use military force against the participants," said Konstantin Kosachev, head of the country's parliamentary foreign policy committee, as reported by Interfax.Greece, Spain and Sweden have summoned Israeli envoys to explain a deadly strike by Israeli navy commandos on a Turkish-sponsored humanitarian Gaza aid convoy.
President Obama... Well he expressed deep regret while his wife Michelle continued to plan the first-ever White House reception marking Jewish Heritage Month.
Regret isn't going to cut it this time. Americans expect the aid to Israel stopped, they expect the aid workers released and the wrongly confiscated american ships returned to America. They also expect Israel to be held accountable for murder and piracy.
America expects it's best interests to come first this time.