We Are Shocked


United Nations » Israel faced heavy criticism in an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council on Monday in response to its deadly attack on an aid flotilla trying to breach the Gaza blockade, but attempts to issue a formal statement stalled after the United States rejected the strong condemnation sought by Turkey.

Turkey proposed a statement that would condemn Israel for violating international law, demand a U.N. investigation and demand that Israel prosecute those responsible for the raid and pay compensation to the victims. It also called for the end of the blockade.

The Obama administration refused to endorse a statement that singled out Israel, and proposed a broader condemnation of the violence that would include the assault of the Israeli commandos as they landed on the deck of the ship.

Even though they were shooting even before they came on the ship, and killed the captain. But don’t let that small detail distract you. Just like all those stories about the Israelis using white phosphorus on civilians they so vehemently denied — but admitted, months later.

51 thoughts on “We Are Shocked

  1. Steeveboy

    hmmm, methinks someone needs to re-read the history of the state he supports so ardently as well as much of its leadership.

    I seem to recall LOTS of terrorism in that narrative–bombings, mail bombings, etc.

    I will assume that you are referring to the King David Hotel bombing.

    That was not an act of terrorism, but rather a legitimate attack on a legitimate military target.

    Many of the acts committed in the early days of the formation of Israel were not acts of terrorism as reported, but rather legitimate attacks on legitimate military targets.


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