White House: Flotilla incident must not reoccur
Yitzhak Benhorin
Published: 02.06.10, 21:53
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1. White house
tom ,   tel aviv   (06.02.10)
Well, the White House is slowly turning into House of Horrors. So we "must not repeat the raid" ??!. Look, it's USA's right to decide, to go to hell and that's the road the present prez has embarked upon. It is another thing to expect other nation to commit suicide. So with due respect : Mr. Obama go and f... your royal self. Sinciere wishes of sudden ill health and general misfortune from sombody that truly despises you. Oh , and have a truly nice week-end
2. Prefabricated Houses and Schools
Eron ,   Ramle, Israel   (06.02.10)
Send no cement or structural iron - these will be snatched by hamas (as it has done in the past, stealing even ambulances paid by dumb europeans) and used to build bunkers (as hizbullah did in sout lebanon) from which to hurl rockets at Israeli civilians. Obama and "us officials" can go... well, nuff said.
3. :: Well this is a positive turn of events
Matty Groves ,   Fairport   (06.02.10)
"We will continue to work closely with the Government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority, along with international NGOs and the UN, to provide adequate access for humanitarian goods, including reconstruction materials, through the border crossings, while bearing in mind the Government of Israel's legitimate security concerns" Translation: Israel has no choice now but to end its siege of Gaza. The US decrees so Israel obeys.
4. Piracy
David   (06.02.10)
This Piracy in high Sea! Would you still call the Somalis actions in their Sea Piracy?
5. I am bagging up my stuffs for the next flotilla
sami ,   Lebanon   (06.02.10)
with video surveillance and lot of monitoring equipment.I will kick the ass of any Israeli soldier hanging out on robes.
6. obama hussein is an enemy of Israel!
egypt has a border ,   you can use!   (06.02.10)
if this farce continues my friends and i will go to the gaza border and blow up any shipments that tries to go thru ! so if you want to get supplies into gaza use the egyptian border!
7. so the racist speaks
So the racist Obama opens his mouth and stupidity comes out. Why doesn't he demand that the supplies be checked for weapons before they enter Gaza? Let US agents do the checking, the Peace activists would rip them apart soon enough. Or maybe Obama could demand that all supplies go through Egypt, or is he afraid to ask Mubarak to stop his blockade of Gaza? Or best, why doesn't the racist Obama admit that there is no humanitarian crisis and that thanks to American money Gazans have more food and better health care than black kids in Chicago.
8. Is Obama saying Iran must be able to send weapons unchecked?
Alan ,   SA   (06.02.10)
9. No problem..Tell the Turks to not ....
Mark ,   Lodz, Poland   (06.02.10)
... organize such a blockade run in the future....
10. The State Department's point is exactly what?
Ehoop ,   UK   (06.02.10)
Washington says it is determined to transfer aid to civilians in Gaza. So the State Department must be pleased that Israel offered to take the aid in at Ashdod and transport it to Gaza overland. and they must be furious that Turkey blocked any compromise of that nature. And they must be incandescent about Hamas' years-long misappropriation of the aid (not to mention its murderous behaviour towards its Fatah rivals and its declared genocidal intentions towards Jews everywhere). Or am I missing something? Perhaps it's any sense of justice that seems to be lacking.
11. No problem!
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (06.02.10)
No more flotillas, no more interdiction. Hussein Obama does not set Israeli policy. His wishes are really, therefore, quite irrelevant. Especially since the United States actively blockades Cuba, North Korea and Myanmar. This is one HUGE hypocrite in the White House ....
12. To: No. 5
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (06.02.10)
Chuckle. Do your mommy and daddy know that you use their computer when you are supposed to be doing your homework?
13. Israel is not for Sale, or is it??????????
rubi koren ,   Tel Aviv   (06.02.10)
Israel Like America needs to protect it self. Obama does'nt Protect His won Country The USA Do you think he will protect Israel????????????
14. Hussien's idiocy
Brod ,   USA   (06.02.10)
It is not up to Hussien to be playing PM or government of Israel. Israel is a sovereign state and has all the rights in the world to defend itself against external intrusions and aggressions. The Rookie should shut up and mind his own business. He can't even handle and protect America from the massive oil spill that threatens to destroy America's shorelines and Southern States, and he wants to play big daddy to the world. It is time Congress starts the process of impeaching Hussien for incompetence, and endangering America's national security by cowing to the Islamist-Jihadist world.
15. Obama is a moslem mole who has managed to infiltrate the top
Avi ,   Geneva   (06.02.10)
Obama is a real enemy of Israel - he is now in a position to harm it considerably. But he is intelligently taking his own sweet time, so as not to show all his hand. Bit by bit, incrementally, so that no one can make a big drama of it. But his goal is clear. If Bibi allows himself to be pressured into doing what Obama asks "to please the most powerful man in the world and not get him upset", there will be no end of it till Israel is destroyed. Israel must draw the line and say NO! Enough is enough. Don't be fools, be wise.
16. Jews, Beware
Abe ,   Jerusalem Israel   (06.02.10)
Don't be fooled by Passover seders in the white house, sentimental holocaust speeches, and kind flattery to American Jews. This president is actively buying time for Iran as they acquire nukes and tell the world of their plan to erase Israel. He is knowingly risking another Holocaust for his popularity with the muslims He consistently insults Israel in order to appease the muslims, He is hostile to Israel while trying to separate US jews from Israel. If you American Jews think he is good for you and who cares about Israel, one day you will realize that if Israel goes, you go, and Obama won't be there to protect you
17. hard to believe that the state department is so illinformed
rebecca ,   modiin   (06.02.10)
Does it not have a clue how much aid goes into Gaza? Does it not know we offered to take the aid to Gaza? Does it not know that Hamas is refusing to allow the aid into Gaza? The state of the state department has deteriorated in the last few months. Someone should tell them what they need to know, not what they want to hear.
18. coming to my senses
izzie irgun ,   zion   (06.02.10)
for a few minutes there i actually thought obama was going to step up and protect israel from the vast array of anti semitic hate being passed off as concern for the phoney activists. But it looks like it was wishful thinking as obama is appearently content to let the international community pummel israel. I also can't understand how hillary clinton can stomach defending obamas morally bankrupt foreign policy that equates terrorist states like syria and iran with Israel, the palestinians and the holocaust and self defense with terrorism. It is now obvious that the US no longer has any allies, it only has other countries that it has closer relationships with than other countries and that includes syria and lebanon. It is also clear that Obama will not protect Israel nor Georgia, nor Poland, nor South Korea, nor Checkslovkia or anyone else. So if we are on our own i say that Bibi should take everyone of his 200 war heads, target every major city in the world and let them all know .. we have given the world many of its gifts and all we get back is hate ... if we go you all go with us.
19. Forget Obama, he's a Dog with Flees!
David P. ,   Capitola, CA   (06.02.10)
His power is being eroded as we speak, he doesn't want to be president anyway, he'll either resign or be impeached by next year!
20. Is it strategicallyOK for Iran to have a port close to Suez
Alan ,   SA   (06.02.10)
Canal Is Egypt happy for Iran to be able to reach Canal in few minutes by air and and seconds by Rockets? Is ANY sane country happy with this proposition? So Iran can control Hormuz and Canal ... not bad!
21. #9 Mark - you are correct!
Rafi ,   US   (06.02.10)
Pres. Obama: How about leaning on the Turks to stop the provocative flotillas? how about Turkey focusing on its own problems? how about a phone call to Erdogan to cease the demagoguery? If these reports are true, your Admin will soon surpass Jimmy Carter's foreign policy of epic weakness and failure.
22. Obama, if boats approach again....
Yosef Levy ,   Tel Aviv   (06.02.10)
expect the same outcome, got that boy?
23. Obama has his own problems killing Iraqi+Afghan civilians
Sam ,   Canada   (06.02.10)
Obama would like to calm down the Muslims so that they will make less of an effort terrorizing Americans and Europeans Therefore, he likes to give Israel public lectures to please the Muslims This despite his own problems killing Iraqi and Afghan civilians as collateral damage. In reality, Israel will defend itself just as the Americans will worry about defending themselves. If Obama didn't know that when he became president, he knows it now.
24. Obama and his muslim friends
Sandy   (06.02.10)
it seems the boy obama (or is it Osama?) is unhappy that his muslim brothers failed. Shame Osama... sorry... Obama.
25. I say leave Israel alone and leave my people alone.
alex   (06.02.10)
I could not agree more with this article. Flotilla incident must not reoccur. It should have been done by US and its best allies Turkey. They should have stopped or if needed by force prevented the whole fiasco. Let’s not forget what happened only couple of weeks ago with North Korea and South Korea. No reaction from the world. I say leave Israel alone and leave my people alone.
26. # 3
Birdi ,   Israel   (06.02.10)
Never in your dreams Matty. Israel will not agree to end the blockade. Dont be so dumb as to think Israel will "obey" your muslim president.
27. Vanished ?
Birdi ,   Israel   (06.02.10)
Cherokee (Michael Hess) where are you hiding these days ? You must send # 1 to Obama real fast. Dont miss out on this one.
28. obama is an arab
alexi   (06.03.10)
There is no way around the fact that obama is an arab in his thinking, his mannerisms and his visioin. He is comfortable with them in meetings unlike bibi. Axelrod and emanuel and he get along because they are servants. otherwise, obama would have walked out of wright's church long ago. No he is an arab and bibi had better dig his heels on some isssue when it counts rather than buckling every every time he moves. US is worthy of listening to and respect but not when clinton spouts appeasement rubbish and obama says things that will harm israel. Israel should continue boarding suspicious vessels but in force not, using olmert cowardice techniques.
29. Well, so much for the "charm offensive".
Raymond in DC ,   Washington, USA   (06.03.10)
The US made sure the Security Council resolution pointed to "acts" and not specifically to Israel. But apparently that wasn't good enough for Muslim countries. So it's back to "bash/blame Israel" mode for the White House and State Department. The UN's HR Council (I dare not call it "human rights") is back to bashing/blaming Israel, with the US pretty much going along. What a disgrace!
30. this article deceives
Max   (06.03.10)
Hiterly Cunton was on TV EXPLICITLY and UNRESERVEDLY CONDEMNING ISRAEL in every possible way.
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