Blockade runners successful

The Armada, organized by the Turkish organisation for Human Rights, Liberties, and Humanitarian Relief (IHH), itself under investigation by the Turkish government for supporting Al-Qaida and Jihad generally, has succeded beyond their wildest dreams. The activists had iron bars, concussion grenades, tear gas and a host of other items of “humanitarian aid” on board the ship in preparation for the Israeli boarding parties they knew would come. There is mention of pistols as well but let’s wait for the full story to come out. Had the role of the Armada been to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza they would have accepted Israelis offer of delivering it through the port of Ashdod. But no, that wasn’t their plan. They wanted confrontation and exposure on CNN and world media generally,and they got it. In spades. From the Jerusalem Post
The outnumbered, under-equipped and incorrectly prepared commandos found themselves not grappling with unruly peace activists or demonstrators, to whom they had been ordered to show “restraint,” but being viciously attacked before they had barely set foot on deck. The clips showed clusters of people swarming around each of the commandos, and beating them over and over with clubs and bars in scenes sickeningly reminiscent of the lynching of IDF reservists in the Ramallah police station 10 years ago.
And from
The lead organisation involved in organising a flotilla of aid ships bound for the Palestinian Authority has itself been investigated by Turkish authorities for its involvement in terrorism, including the purchasing of weapons and financing of terror attacks.
Now back to the violence;
There was footage of one of the “activists” stabbing a soldier, of a petrol bomb being thrown at the troops, a stun grenade. And the troops themselves reported being sprayed with tear gas, attacked with iron bars, knives and sticks, and of efforts, reportedly successful in at least one case, to grab the pistols some were also carrying. There were reports of gunfire directed at the troops, and of soldiers jumping into the sea to escape attack. Soldiers were fighting for their lives, said the IDF spokesman, Avi Benayahu (in Hebrew). “It was a lynch. It was an ambush.
As per standard procedures for any incident where Israel defends itself, the world will condemn them. The UN and most of Europe will take the activists side, all Arabs will go beserk with hatred and very few anywhere will believe anything Israel says. No change there…

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