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Israeli warships attacked at least one of the six ships carrying pro-Palestinian activists and aid for blockaded Gaza, killing at least two and wounding an unknown number of people on board, an Arabic satellite service and a Turkish TV network reported early today.

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Front Section, Pages 7 on 05/31/2010

Print Headline: Gaza flotilla reports attack

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  • NickieD
    May 31, 2010 at 12:46 p.m.

    The Israelis did the same thing to an American ship, killing some of the crew (American sailors). Nobody did anything.
    Now they have attacked again, in International Waters, against all treaties and agreements, and murdered civilians, just like pirates.
    No doubt American TV will be full of the Holocaust pictures... except none of the murderous Israelis doing the killing can even remember that horror and the only real Holocaust survivor is on board one of the ships because she knows what the current Israeli Govt is doing to the Palestinians is dead wrong.

  • DontDrinkDatKoolAid
    May 31, 2010 at 1:52 p.m.

    The United States Naval forces during Counter Narcotics Operation have sent Armed helicopters after speed boats that failed to heave two for boarding and shot them up for boarding in The Caribbean Sea and off the coast of South American Country's..
    The provocateurs in this case where given an opportunity which was ignored.
    Having been a member of a boarding party any and everybody is a prospective target.
    When that member of the flotilla took that side arm from that member of the boarding party and stated firing that person is accountable for the deaths of the others.

  • NickieD
    May 31, 2010 at 8:06 p.m.

    What you say may be true, but the fact is this was a publicized sailing of civilian ships still in International Waters, not a sneaky speed boat smuggling drugs. The murder of the unarmed civilians was precipitated by the Israelis in an illegal armed attack on unarmed civilian ships. As I mentioned, they did the exact same thing at least once before to an American ship and killed American sailors on purpose.
    The Israelis have consistently presented themselves as a well armed force of paranoids who think nothing of International Law when it comes to any objective they want to carry out. Whether it is bombing another country, the kidnapping foreign nationals, or murdering Palestinian civilians. They have done as they wish while waving the Holocaust Flag so that we all feel sorry for them...
    Let us not forget the origin of Israel and the British soilders killed by Jewish terrorists who eventually took over a sovereign nation and compelled the citizens of Palestine to live in concentration camps while their country became Israel.
    While the world has ignored the plight of the Palestinians the Israelis have killed them and while even claiming Palestinian children to be terrorists have killed them too.
    If the Mexicans (not that they will) came into AZ and said it was now part of Mexico, what American would go for that? If they declared that white Az's were terrorists and put them in camps, who would go for that? If the white citizens of AZ were routinely killed by snipers and their property was taken, their houses bulldoezed might Americans and AZ's get a little pissed off?
    This is the problem in the Mid-east, the Israelis have done many bad things, the ONLY country that supports their murderous ways and land stealing is the US. A Saudi Prince tried to tell the newspapers about that after 911, but nobody wanted to hear from an Arab.
    Then Dubya, in his mighty wisdom, attacked two Arab countries, is anybody out there still wondering why the Arabs hate us?
    Please use logic and facts if you wish to argue these points. I am not saying that Israel should not exist or that all Jews should be pushed into the sea, but I am saying it is time to take a look at the facts. They must be forced (we hold the $4billion purse strings of "white" aid) to abide by International law just as other nations usually are. We get PO'ed at China for defending N Korea, how is that different than our support for this rengade nation that has even bitten the hand that feeds (and supports) them?

  • DontDrinkDatKoolAid
    May 31, 2010 at 8:45 p.m.

    We have a war on drugs as it may be, Israel has a war on terrorism as we do, however the Israel's do not pussy foot around like Americans, they can not afford to.
    Israel warned them before the flotilla got underway not to run the blockaded, but to make port in Israel for the inspection and transfer to the Gaza Strip of their aide.
    Do not be sucker-ard O wait, you already have been, "The al-Jazeera satellite channel reported that the ships changed course to try to avoid a nighttime confrontation, preferring a daylight showdown for better publicity." Nick stay to Olives or Dates, but make sure you have a basket to put them in first.

  • mrguitar
    June 1, 2010 at 4:17 a.m.

    I hope Israel continues it's fight for freedom from terrorism until the last terrorist is history. Two thumbs up for Israel!!