Last week’s declaration by Representative Brad Sherman that he would be asking the Attorney General to prosecute as terrorism supporters any and all Americans who participated in the Gaza flotilla should come as no surprise to those of us who have spent years watching congress line up to genuflect to Israel.
But this article by one Holly Yan on a local TV station website originating in Dallas – Ft. Worth takes the cake. Helpless commandos viciously attacked by unarmed passengers. Man bites dog.
“Nearly two weeks after members of the Israeli navy were attacked by passengers of a Turkish flotilla, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R- Texas, denounced the attack and introduced a resolution supporting Israel.
‘Every country has a right to defend itself, and Israel is no different,’ Cornyn said in a written statement. ‘The flotilla was a disgraceful and premeditated attempt to provoke a violent confrontation with Israel, hidden under the cloak of a humanitarian relief effort. This type of despicable conduct must be condemned and I hope my colleagues will join me in cosponsoring this important resolution to help remind the world that the United States stands with Israel.’
The ‘Free Gaza’ flotilla was sponsored by the Humanitarian Relief Foundation and a Turkish organization. When it entered Israel’s defensive blockade May 31, the Israeli navy intercepted the Mavi Marmara ship and boarded. Passengers of the Mavi Marmara attacked members of the navy with knives, pipes, clubs and other weapons.
The Israelis then killed nine of the attackers in what many call an act of self defense.
Israel created the blockade of Gaza in 2007 in an attempt to block rockets and mortars into Israel.”