I will begin this post with a very fitting prophecy from the Bible.
"And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it."
Truer words were never spoken, especially in these times.
Here we have a supply ship coming into the Hamas run Gaza Strip from Turkey, supposedly carrying only humanitarian goods, and a whole bunch of pro Palestinian terrorist sympathizers.
Israeli commandos board the boat. Mobs of people were already waiting to attack them before they even set foot on the boat, as they repelled down from the air.
Here is an article detailing exactly what happened on that ship, and why the fighting broke out, something you'll have trouble finding in the American media.
"They had pistols with live ammunition as back-up, to defend themselves," he said. The IDF said it had confiscated two pistols from the boat.Better yet, why don't you watch the actual footage and judge for yourself.
One of the commandos told reporters he descended by rope from a helicopter onto one of the six ships in the convoy and was immediately attacked by a group of people waiting for them.
"They beat us with metal sticks and knives," he said. "There was live fire at some point against us."
A Reuters cameraman on the Israel Navy ship Kidon, sailing close to the convoy, said IDF commanders monitoring the operation were surprised by the strong resistance put up by the pro-Palestinian activists.
One of the commandos said some of the soldiers were stripped of their helmets and equipment and a several were tossed from the top deck to a lower deck, forcing them to jump into the sea to escape.
"They jumped me, hit me with clubs and bottles and stole my rifle," one of the commandos said. "I pulled out my pistol and had no choice but to shoot."
Looks like a justifiable reason for armed self defense to me! But no. Somehow, according to the rest of the world, Israel was the bad guy here, as well as the instigator. Maybe they were the instigator by boarding the boats in the first place. But by golly, after watching that footage I'm glad they blew those bastards away. And it will only move Iran one step closer to attacking Israel, which will result in the utter destruction of Iran. I can't wait.
Now we have worldwide outrage over Israel's "massacre" of "innocent", sweet civilians on a humanitarian mission.
In Istanbul, a crowd tried to storm the Israeli Consulate. North of Jerusalem, Palestinians hurled bottles and stones at Israeli soldiers. In Jordan, hundreds urged their government to follow Turkey's lead and cut ties with Israel. Dozens of Egyptians protested outside the foreign ministry in Cairo criticizing the Egyptian government holding pictures of late President Gamal Abdel Nasser.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the violence. The European Union's foreign affairs chief, Catherine Ashton, said the bloc was deeply concerned and she called on Israel to carry out an inquiry. British Foreign Secretary William Hague deplored the killings and called for an end to the Gaza blockade.
Greece, Egypt, Sweden, Spain and Denmark summoned Israel's ambassadors demanding explanations for the violence, with Spain and France condemning what they called the disproportionate use of force. Greece suspended a military exercise with Israel and postponed a visit by Israel's air force chief. Germany called for an immediate investigation but was careful not to directly place blame, and said it was seeking information on six German citizens believed to have been aboard the ships.
In Tehran, dozens of angry students pelted the U.N. offices with stones and eggs in protest, burning Israeli flags and chanting, "death to Israel" and "down with U.S." Police blocked them from reaching the building. The president of Iran, a key supporter of Hamas, called the raid "an inhuman act." In Baghdad, an estimated 3,000 Shiite followers of the anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr shouted "Death, death to Israel!" and "Death, death to America!"
Riot police used tear gas to drive back hundreds of protesters demonstrating outside the Israeli Embassy in Paris. There were also demonstrations in Rome, Sweden, Norway, Cyprus and more than 20 cities in Greece.
Funny, just two days prior, rockets were fired into a town in southern Israel from the "peaceful" Gaza Strip. But no one wants to think about that. Funny, that in 2008 alone 1,750 rockets and 1,528 mortars were launched into Israel from the Gaza Strip. Funny, that Palestinian terrorists have attacked Israel 35 times already in 2010, including launching rockets into Israel on Holocaust Memorial Day.
Yet every headline we see, no matter who attacks first, describes Israel as the attacker, and the Palestinians as the victim.
Who are the real bad guys here? I can tell you one thing, it's not Israel.
Here is another video I ran across via Left Coast Rebel of the brutal hostility against the commandos.
I ask again, who are the bad guys here?