I am not referring to myself in this case. This past week, I have watched with interest as Israel has gotten roundly criticized for trying to defend itself. There has been a ton of “ink” already expended on this issue, but I wanted to put a few thoughts out there and share some links for those who might be interested in such things. This is another example of Israel being hounded for doing those things that any other nation in their position would be doing as well. This embargo of Gaza is not only prudent, it may be the last line of defense they have left at this point.
When a “respected” member of the media starts sounding like the “peaceful” terrorists on board the ship that was raided, you have to conclude that sanity took the week off for some folks. Apparently, some people can claim with a straight face that “a cache of bulletproof vests and night-vision goggles, as well as gas masks” is really humanitarian aid. If you missed it, these are just some of the items that the Israelis found on board the lead ship from the flotilla that they intercepted.
With offers of escort for the next efforts coming from countries like Turkey and now Iran, one has to assume that this will blow up into a bigger deal at some point. Amazingly, these nations have not learned from history as Israel has shown repeated attempts at direct conflict end badly for the aggressors (see the 6-day war for example).
But all is not lost, as someone in Israel realized that the truth encased in good satire can be a powerful thing. So I leave you with my favorite video of the week (maybe even the year or decade)