Sunday, June 27, 2010
Obama's talk is cheap!, Israel's tough talk worked!
"Iran has cancelled sending an aid ship to the Gaza Strip which had been scheduled to set sail for the Palestinian territory on Sunday, state news agency IRNA reported.
"The trip is not going to happen," Hossein Sheikholeslam, secretary general of the International Conference for the Support of the "Palestinian" Intifada, an Iranian body set up by parliament, told reporters on Thursday, IRNA said.
He said the ship had originally been due to depart on Thursday, but "due to restrictions from the occupying Zionist regime, it was decided that this ship would leave on Sunday. But now the trip is not going to happen." ...
"The Zionist regime has made the blockade a political issue and we do not wish to politicise this kind of humanitarian aid because the most important thing for us is to break the blockade of Gaza," he said.
He said the voyage was cancelled as Israel "had sent a letter to the United Nations saying that the presence of Iranian and Lebanese ships in the Gaza area will be considered a declaration of war on that regime and it will confront it," IRNA quoted him as saying.
That’s clear enough, isn’t it? Israel said that if any Iranian ship tries to enter Israeli waters, it will be treated as an act of war. So the Iranians bagged it."
Maybe Obama could at least talk tough but it would ring hollow as everyone knows he would never back it with force, Israel on the other hand -- you betcha!
The other "teachable moment" would be for the Media and the UN who have claimed Israeli blockade to be a violation of Internation law is really an act of war against against a legitimate legal operation of Israel.
Last thought, Bill Ayres & Bernardine Dohrn along with Jodie Evans of Code Pink should be imprisoned for their direct involvement with the "flotilla" incident -- don't you thinK? They were guilty of this personal activity which led Israel to forcefully speak of war to an aggressive Islamic regime bent on destroying her.