Originally Posted by chiroeurope' date='03 June 2010 - 04:30 PM
Not so sure that all is as it seems with that one. There was Youtube coverage of the Israeli military boarding groups before the mission was complete. This was over 20nm offshore and there was from what I counted 5 clips of various lengths posted within a very short time. Being that is video uploading via satellite communication equipment, that is a bit expensive. The interesting thing is that a large amount of leftist groups in differing European countries coupled with some interesting funding by questionable Islamic groups and things stop looking so cut and dried. Like the majority of the "activist" paid to be there and the recruiting media used in the UK was definitively anti Israel.
While I do consider what Israel is doing with Gaza to be extreme and much of their actions to be more than a bit over the top. The actions of Islamic groups and the left in this one is also more than a bit suspect. Considering you have a Islamic party that has recently come to power in Turkey and has made some very interesting friends of late.
Michael, though I respect your position, it is hard to question that these groups continuously fire rockets into Israel on a daily basis....I, for one, do not begrudge Israel at all for taking the initiative on this and any other potential threat to their security. Consider who they are surrounded by, and you know all you need to know.
Still, respecting your position, not sure what you are referring to with your sentiment as to what Israel is doing that you consider "extreme"... I have been there many times....and what you see on the news, unfortunately, is always based on some out of touch "agenda"...in other words, anything but reality....
Enough said on this matter for me....I stand by my earlier post....ALL of it....