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The Articles Governor Palin Wants You To Read

Earlier today Governor Palin posted her reaction to the Israeli Flotilla crises. Yesterday the Governor tweeted the following:

Assume you WON’T get straight scoop on Israeli flotilla incident via mainstream media; PLEASE read Krauthammer,Horowitz,et al to learn other side.

Below are the articles the Governor referred to:

Krauthammer’s Take [NRO Staff]

On the Israeli raid on the Gaza-bound flotilla:
The fundamental deception here is the use of the word “humanitarian.” . . . Humanitarians don’t wield iron clubs, and [they] would have killed the Israelis had the Israelis not drawn their pistols in self-defense.

But there‘s a larger issue here. What exactly is the humanitarian crisis that the flotilla was actually addressing? There is none. There’s no one starving in Gaza. The Gazans have been supplied with food and social services, education, by the U.N., by UNWRA, for 60 years, in part with American tax money.

Second, when there are humanitarian needs, the Israelis allow — every day — food and medicine overland into Gaza. The reason that it did not want to allow this flotilla is because, as the spokesman for the flotilla said herself, this was not about humanitarian relief. It was about breaking the blockade.

And the reason the Israelis have a blockade is because they only want to allow humanitarian supplies and not weaponry. Look, the proof of that is the fact that if you look at a map of Gaza, you’ll see that Israelis only control three sides of this rectangle. There’s a fourth side on the Egyptian side. So it is an Egyptian-Israeli blockade.

The Egyptians have the same problem with Gaza. People accuse Israeli of the blockade [saying it’s because] because they’re racist, they’re anti-Muslim, anti-Arab. The Egyptians are Muslim and Arab and they’ve gone to war three times on behalf of the Palestinians. So why do they have exactly the same blockade? Because Gaza is run by Hamas, a terror entity that wants to import weaponry and resume the war against Israel.

The man who made the announcement that we saw earlier, explaining the commando raid is the defense minister of Israel. He‘s not a right-winger. He‘s not Likud. He’s Ehud Barak, who’s the leader of Labor, the party of Yitzhak Rabin, Golda Meir, the party of the left, and the man who ten years ago this summer offered the Palestinians a peace agreement that would have [provided] a Palestinian state, division of Jerusalem, and an end of the conflict.

The Palestinians said no. And Gaza two years ago declared war on Israel. That’s why you have a blockade. . . .

If these people had wanted humanitarian aid, Israel offered to take the ships into Haifa, peacefully, unload all the stuff inside and to allow all the humanitarian aid immediately into Gaza, all the food and medicine. And it was refused because it was meant to be a provocation and to create an incident.

David Horowitz

What Makes Intelligent People Like Andrew Sullivan So Stupid? Gaza Again.

“It staggers me to read defenses of what the Israelis have done. They attacked a civilian flotilla in international waters breaking no law. When they met fierce if asymmetric resistance, they opened fire. And we are now being asked to regard the Israelis as the victims.


Seriously, Andrew, these supporters of Hamas, a genocidal terrorist organization which has sworn to obliterate Israel and exterminate the Jews, tried to run a naval blockade of Gaza in the middle of a war. In a war, what in the world is an “asymmetric resistance” except an obfuscation to avoid facing the facts. This was an orchestrated effort to break a naval blockade whose purpose was to keep weapons out of the hands of Hamas. If the ship had another purpose — e.g., to deliver humanitarian aid — it would have accepted Israel’s offer to unload the ship at the port of Ashdod. It didn’t because it was part of an organized effort by Turkey and Hamas to break the blockade. Here’s the Hamas terrorist in chief claiming victory through this attack in breaking the naval blockade designed to keep out the rockets aimed at Israeli school children. It was an act of war and those who perpetrated it got what they deserved.

Andrew again:

“This is like a mini-Gaza all over again. The Israelis don’t seem to grasp that Western militaries don’t get to murder large numbers of civilians because they don’t like them, or because they could, on a far tinier scale, hurt Israelis.” Oh, I get it. Seven thousand rockets fired into Israeli towns and schoolyards is such a tinier scale of aggression — after all it is only targeting Jews — as to be ignored by civilized people like Andrew. There is no other country but this tiny Jewish one surrounded by terrorist armies led by religious fanatics (who would hang Andrew from a crane if they could get hold of him) that Andrew would ask for such forbearance. And of course Andrew is not asking; he is threatening: The Israelis seem to be making decisions as if they can get away with anything. It’s time the US reminded them in ways they cannot mistake that they cannot.”

Nice Andrew. Call on Uncle Sam to strike a blow for the Hamas and Turkey’s Jew haters.

h/t Josh Painter
Here is Krauthammer on Special Report last night explaining the situation:

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