By Mohammad Azeemullah; 05/06/2010
Original Article Gaza Freedom Flotilla under attack, in full knowledge of USA and the “civilized” world. Unbelievable!
A video released by the Israeli government justifies the carnage. In a propaganda clip, the Israeli soldier rationalizes the violence, claiming they were attacked first by the people on the flotilla. “It was a lynch,” says the soldier. “Every guy that came down the ropes was taken aside, and everyone there had metal rods, knives, slingshots, glass bottles.” Since the Israelis can only be victims, and never aggressors, the soldier tries to justify the cold-blooded murder of 10 people armed with “humanitarian aids.” |
Enough is enough. It’s time to declare Israel a terrorist state. That’s what it is. It reacts to slingshots with machine guns. It allows its tanks to fire at stone-throwing kids. It has no qualms about firing rockets on Palestinian hospitals and residential areas. And Israel does all this in the name of fighting terror tactics of Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip.
And look at the way the world is reacting to this brazen attack on a humanitarian mission. The UN is saying it wants to probe the ‘acts’ which led to this ‘tragedy’.
The UN is a spineless organization, but to look away and talk in an ambiguous language when civil society people are killed in cold blood is a new low even by the UN’s pathetic standards. And the US, which leaves no chance to talk about the "threats of terrorism" and "making the world safe for democracy", is quiet. Why? Imagine, if Iran had done something similar. In that case, President Obama would be busy planning missiles attacks on Tehran. But today, 72 hours after the attack on the Gaza flotilla, the Nobel Peace Prize winner is mum.
Israel is a dangerous country. It’s an irresponsible regime. It’s an undeclared nuclear power. It bullies its neighbors. It has been torturing the Palestinians living in West Bank and Gaza for decades. It treats Israeli Arabs as second-class citizens. And Israel has been doing all this because of the backing of the US, UK and other western countries, which always turn a blind eye to Israel's crimes against humanity. And the west backs Israel not because it feels guilty about hundreds of years of crimes against Jews in Europe, but because it uses Israel as a thug against the Middle Eastern nations in order to maintain a crisis situation in the oil and gas-rich region.
It’s because of this attitude; Israel always gets away with murder. After the massacre of Israeli athletes by the Black September in Munich during 1972 Olympics, Israel launched a campaign to hunt down the perpetrators of the Munich attack. Instead of finding the Black September leaders, Israel assassinated the Palestinian movement leadership spread over Europe and Africa and propagated a pure lie that all Munich criminals had been killed. In his brilliant film ‘Munich’, Steven Spielberg exposed this lie and the Zionist fanatics became angry at them. Now, Israel is denying visa to Noam Chomsky, the greatest living American public intellectual, because he has been chronicling Israel's crimes. And both Spielberg and Chomsky are Jews.
The attack on flotilla is actually an attack on Turkey. The recent nuclear deal between Turkey, Brazil and Iran has made Israel nervous. According to the deal, Iran will send its enriched uranium to Turkey for conversion into fuel. If this plan is successful, Israel and the US will have no excuse to attack Iran. That's why they have been dismissive of the Tehran deal. And now, the US is keeping quiet and Israel is spreading lies about the Gaza flotilla, which came from Turkey.
Turkey, howsoever, it can wear the mask of modernity, the Muslim identity will always remain a factor for it to maneuver global actions against Israel. At least, the recent tragedy reinforces that argument.
It’s time for the international community to stop Israel’s terror games. To begin with, why can't Israel's actions be termed as an act of 'terrorism'?