Monday, June 27, 2011

Clinton Weighs In

” There will be construction materials entering Gaza and we think that it's not helpful for there to be flotillas that try to provoke actions by entering into Israeli waters and creating a situation in which the Israelis have the right to defend themselves.” – Hillary Clinton

  Glenn Greenwald

”Defend” themselves? Against a flotilla of peaceful activists heading to Gaza to provide humanitarian aid? What is she saying?

What's most remarkable about all of this is that this flotilla (like the last one) has no intention of entering Israeli waters, nor is it delivering anything other than basic humanitarian supplies. It is, manifestly, a theatrical, non-threatening form of peaceful protest against the blockade. Yet Israeli and U.S. officials continue to bloviate about "self-defense," "entering into Israeli waters," and criminally aiding Hamas; all of that is nothing more than a by-product of the notion that they own the world, and anyone who fails to honor that claim is either a Terrorist-sympathizer or even a Terrorist.

....but hey, do what you will anyway.

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