The Sea Hitler flotilla approches
Organizers of the 2011 Gaza flotilla have a provocation-seeking agenda: Deliberately provoke and humiliate Israeli soldiers. For example, organizers trained boat passengers on how to defiantly rebuff Israel Navy attempts to peacefully board the boats.
The 2011 Gaza flotilla, at ten ships, is nearly double the size of last year’s (which consisted of six vessels). This factor will make it more challenging for the Israel Navy to board all vessels that attempt to break Israel’s lawfully enforced naval blockade. In addition, the size of the 2011 Gaza flotilla does not allow Israel the option of towing the vessels into Israel’s Ashdod port.
The flotilla is estimated to contain only 3,000 tons of goods and materials–half the daily amount transferred by Israel to the Gaza Strip. While lacking in items, the 2011 Gaza flotilla will carry celebrities and media personalities such as American poet and Pulitzer Prize-winner Alice Walker, Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell and several European parliamentarians.
Interesting how so-called celebrities gravitate to the left and inexplicably come up with opinions on matters that they are utterly unqualified to comment upon.
It seems that somehow if you are a well known actor, writer, sports person, etc., you undergo some kind of mystical transformation and emerge as a authority and pundit on any matter that you are drafted in to to speak about in support of issues like global warming, the plight of the “Gazans”añd so on.
To add insult to injury the assumption is made that because you are some kind of “celebrity”, the public will be more inclined to take notice of you.
It’s no different to golfers and tennis players spruiking after shave and underwear.
Invariably the intelligence of the general public is greatly underestimated.
I think this is the appropriate thread for this
An illiberal consensus
I think we are beginning to quickly realize that the Freedom Flotilla II’s intentions are not to provide aid to Gaza, and Israel has every right to protect themselves. I would like to invite you to check out Prevent the IHH Flotilla Towards GazaGet Started https://www.facebook.com/pages/Prevent-the-IHH-Flotilla-Towards-Gaza/117646254988615
I again ask , Who is funding these ‘useful idiots’? Follow the money and you will not be shocked.