Wednesday, June 2, 2010

They Almost Sound Surprised

The Israeli government, after taking control of the 6 ships and inventorying their cargo, declared that everything on the ships was not particularly needed in Gaza.
"We have been working non-stop for the last twenty-four hours examining the cargo holds of the three large cargo ships and I can say with great assurance, that none of the equipment on board is needed in Gaza. The equipment that we found is all equipment that we have regularly allowed into the strip over the past year," said Levi. "This proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the whole premise of the voyage was for propaganda and provocation and not for humanitarian purposes."

It's like the Greensboro sheriff back in 1960 saying, "You know, those black people who sat down at that all-white diner? It turns out they weren't even hungry."

Here's the way I see it: The other side has finally found Israel's weak point. I believe this event — and those people's deaths aboard that ship — marks the beginning of the end of the Middle East peace process. (And yes: By "end", that could be a bad end or a good end... I don't know.)

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