POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN IN TORONTO'S GLOBE AND MAIL
Well, we should be grateful for small blessings.
This time we only had piracy on the high seas instead of piracy with slaughter of innocents.
I have no idea how Israel's defenders and apologists think they are defending something worthwhile.
Israel is a savage state, and almost all of our troubles in the Middle East trace back to its savagery.
A writer below has pointed out a Salon article on Israel's detailed planning of just enough calories to prevent those in Gaza from dying, and he wonders if it's true.
Yes, indeed, Salon actually is rather late in pointing out what was known a long time ago.
Remember, in the early stages of the illegal blockade of a million and a half people how even chocolate bars were seized and not allowed in?
People scratched their heads about why that should be so.
The reason was simply the nazi-like calorie count.
It is not widely understood - you must read many news sources and interpolate - but after Israel's bloody attack on the convoy of Turkish-origin ships, killing about ten unarmed people in cold blood and seizing everyone's personal effects, the United States quietly pressured Israel to allow a higher amount of calories in.
That's just one of the reasons Netanyahu so hates Obama that he's interfering in an American election with personal ads in places like Florida. He's committing an illegal act in doing so, but what American politician dare call him on it?
These facts are just the bare suggestion of the dirty stuff that goes on in Israel's brutal campaign to rid itself of remaining Palestinians and take their land.
No person who loves freedom and human rights can do anything but condemn Israel's ghastly behavior.
But at the national level in the United States, no one dares say a word, the political campaign-fund and media-treatment consequences being too great for America's cowardly politicians.
And, by the way, Harper is carefully moving Canada, with each passing day, towards the same ugly destination: a place where Israel's interests appear equal or even superior to our national interests because of campaign funding and its power to make elections.