This video puts together a coherent chronology aboard the Mavi Marmara.
And do pay attention to the ahem, “peace activists” telling the Israeli Navy to go back to Auschwitz.
Actually, this is a step forward.
Most Islamists are Holocaust deniers.
The flotilla was designed to break the blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt on the terrorist duchy of Gaza, not to deliver so-called humanitarian supplies.
In fact, the residents of Gaza have a higher standard of living than their Arab brothers in Egypt. And Detroit suffers far more poverty than Gaza.
Do check out the invaluable Gaza Tourist Guide published for the benefit of the Flotilla of Fools:
Dear Crazy People,
We’ve been given to understand that you intend to stage another media stunt, wherein you’re again going to float some empty ships – they may be full this time, they were mostly empty last time – in the general direction of the Gaza Strip. Your hope is apparently that your cameramen will capture the Israeli reaction and edit it into an overreaction or, failing that, simply reprint your feverish fantasies with slack-jawed credulity. Again.
Gaza City’s luxury hotels are located on the Gaza coastline in the posh district of Ramal, which gets its name from the Arabic word for “sands.” Ramal serves as a central gathering place for international and domestic dignitaries. Foreign officials are often found in the area, speaking about Gaza’s unbearable plight at the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights during the day, before retiring to the United Nations beach club at night. Top Hamas officials also congregate in the area, and can be easily identified during wartime as the ones hiding in the half-bunker/half-silo basement of the district’s Shifa Hospital. As can be expected the accommodations and eateries in Ramal are superb.
The Grand Palace’s sprawling facilities also make it a prime location for political and corporate events. When Fatah leader Nabil Shaath returned to the Gaza Strip in 2010, entering the territory for the first time since Hamas had violently seized control in a 2007 campaign that involved shooting out the kneecaps of Fatah-linked civilians, throwing them off roofs, and executing them in the streets — this is where Shaath met with his Hamas counterparts.
Read the complete guide at Mere Rhetoric.
Naturally, Gaza gets 7.5 more U.S. aid per capita than Haiti.
But the flotilla, and those that follow, have a deeper strategy:
To isolate Israel so thoroughly that an attack on the Iranian nuclear facilities will become such a political liability that Israel will take the option off the table.
And of course, President Obama declaring the blockade “unsustainable” does not help.
Well, actually Obama does help—the terrorists, which is no surprise, because as Caroline Glick points out, Obama is BFF with a circle of Jew-hating, terrorist enablers:
Led by US President Barack Obama, the West has cast its lot with Hamas. It is not surprising that Obama is siding with Hamas. His close associates are leading members of the pro-Hamas Free Gaza outfit. Obama’s friends, former Weather Underground terrorists Bernadine Dohrn and William Ayres participated in a Free Gaza trip to Egypt in January. Their aim was to force the Egyptians to allow them into Gaza with 1,300 fellow Hamas supporters. Their mission was led by Code Pink leader and Obama fund-raiser Jodie Evans. Another leading member of Free Gaza is James Abourezk, a former US senator from South Dakota.
All of these people have open lines of communication not only to the Obama White House, but to Obama himself.
Look, Israelis are quietly being instructed to pick up gas masks at government distribution centers. The IDF is preparing for war this summer.
As Seraphic Secret predicted months ago, Israel has cut a deal with the Saudis to use their air space to attack Iran.
Israel will do what has to be done because America, under Obama, is retreating from her responsibilities to her allies and her role as a superpower.