Tag Archives: Flotilla

Chuck Schumer: ‘strangle Gazans’ until they vote how we want

True/Slant’s Zaid Jilani says it all: Imagine if Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) — the nation’s first elect Muslim congressman — appeared at a radical mosque in, let’s say, Dearborn, Michigan. At this radical mosque, Ellison explained that the Israeli government … Continue reading

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The Pixies are terrorists, too? (plus: three cheers for the Israeli Naval reserves)

The rock group the Pixies have canceled an upcoming performance in Israel, joining a growing number of performers who don’t feel right about performing in a country that deploys its military against civilians. And the reaction from the promoter? Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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19-year-old U.S. citizen among the flotilla dead, Turkey rises in Gaza

The Turkish charity that thought up the Gaza flotilla, for which 9 Turks and one Turkish-American teenager died, are the new heroes of Gaza. In the end, could the old Ottoman Empire be the new vanguard, supplanting feckless Arab governments … Continue reading

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Meek, Greene, ‘one-up’ each other on #flotilla attack

Not one to be out-Likuded by anyone, Jeff Greene’s campaign this morning issued a lengthy defense of Israel’s deadly attack on the Gaza aid flotilla. Greene’s email included a legalistic argument about Israel’s right to board the Turkish flag ship … Continue reading

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Will the flotilla attack (further) diminish U.S. influence in the world?

With literally the entire world reacting with outrage over Israel’s deadly military attack on a peaceful convoy bringing desperately needed aid to Gaza, and even the feeble U.N. managing to wring out a painstaking statement condemning unnamed “acts” that led … Continue reading

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Video: Scene on board the Gaza #flotilla ship as Israeli troops storm

This video apparently was taken at the time of the raid. You can see a woman holding a bloody stretcher at one point, and the narrator speaks in a couple of languages, reporting what’s happening, including one person shot in … Continue reading

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Israel storms Gaza aid #flotilla ship, at least 10 killed **UPDATED**

This is ugly. Really ugly. UPDATE 4: More details including precisely where the flotilla was when it was attacked, from TDB. Also this: The names of the dead are not yet known, but passengers aboard the ships included retired U.S. … Continue reading

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