Jamie Walden argues that Turkey lacks the moral authority required to be condemning Israel.
A gang of religious fanatics holler about a supernatural being and the glory of possibly being killed in said entities honour. They board the Mavi Maramara ship. IHH, a Turkish non-governmental organisation, arrange this sea bound outing for the purpose of “a growing international struggle to portray Israel as an occupying state”, as was openly revealed by Hanin Zuabi, an Arab-Israeli politician on board- an individual who is committed to the destruction of Israel as a Jewish state and is in favour of Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons. Despite the clear admission of its propaganda purpose, the Western news media report that the ship is an “aid flotilla” full of “activists”. The ship’s launch rally was attended by senior figures in Hamas, the anti-Semitic terrorist organisation with a commitment to genocide of the Jews, such as Mahmad Tzaolha and Sahar Albirwai. The IHH has close links with their terrorist organisation. Another attendant was Sheikh Raed Salah, a senior figure in the cult which many on board cling to, and who says that the Jews are “butchers of pregnant women and babies… Thieves, you are the bacteria of all times… The Creator meant for you to be monkeys and losers… Victory is with the Muslims, from the Nile to the Euphrates”.
The supposed purpose of the ship accepted by the useful idiots was to deliver “aid” to the Gaza strip, currently blockaded by Israel since the aforementioned anti-Semitic terrorist organisation took control. The Palestinians receive much sympathy because Gaza is constantly being portrayed as a prison camp or sometimes a concentration camp, as British celebrity and sister-in-law of Tony Blair, Lauren Booth referred to it. The IHH have drawn as many Nazi analogies with Israel as possible. In actual fact aid is constantly going into Gaza and in 2007 the Economist reported that Palestinian men were the eighth most obese in the world and that Palestinian women were the third most obese. Was there much of an obesity problem in Auschwitz? Life expectancy in Gaza is 73.42 years, which is about eighteen months higher than in Turkey. Perhaps the IHH should have kept the aid or asked the people of the “concentration camp” to donate some of their resources to Turkey. Of course none of this fits in with the propaganda so it is ignored. On we go with the “aid”.
As the convoy of ships approach Gaza they are stopped by Israeli helicopters for searching. All of them allow the Israeli forces to board peacefully apart from one. There is now plenty of footage available of what happened on that one ship available here and here. By an extraordinary coincidence it is the ship with the anti-Semites, terrorists and the IHH on board. The Israeli forces land in a group of four with non-lethal weapons such as paintball guns, Tasers and tear gas. Before they even hit the deck they are violently and continuously lynched by the gang armed with metal poles, clubs, stun grenades, fire bombs and knives. According to witnesses (including a Lebanese Al Jazeera cameraman on board) the initial wave of soldiers were being dragged inside, resembling the beginnings of a hostage situation. As more soldiers were sent on board to save their endangered comrades, a handgun was taken from one and used to shoot an Israeli soldier. Another had his skull cracked when he was thrown over the side onto a lower deck. A third was knocked unconscious for 45 minutes. In the videos linked earlier in this paragraph stabbings, beatings and fire bombings can be seen to be delivered by those on board to the Israeli soldiers as they land on the deck.
The Israeli soldiers then killed nine of the attempted murderers on board the ship full of anti-Semitic religious fanatics who had been yelling about trying to be martyred before they set sail. When did shooting people attempting to murder you become a disproportionate response, as the United Nations Palmer report on the “flotilla raid” has ruled?
The Turkish government led by a fully signed up member of Islamic supremacy, Prime Minister Erdogan, have expelled the Israeli ambassador as a result of the Palmer Reports ruling and the subsequent refusal of Israel to apologise. The U.N. panel did not recommend that Israel needed to apologise. Whilst accepting the first ruling in their favour, Turkey refuses to accept the U.N. decision not to request an Israeli apology- notice how selective they can be.
Turkey itself is listed as only ‘partly free’ by Freedom House, so it is unusual that the IHH are so concerned about freeing Gaza when Turkey is not itself a free country (and does it strike anyone else as odd that those around the world interested in freeing Gaza are never interested in freeing it from Sharia?). Christians are persecuted and discriminated against in Turkey, a country which still illegally occupies Northern Cyprus as it has done for decades. Where are the campaigns to portray Turkey as an “occupying state”, to use Hanin Zuabi’s words?
Academics are sacked in Turkey if they teach the crimes of Turkeys past, such as the genocide of the Armenians. Prime Minister Erdogan has threatened to ethnically cleanse Turkey of a further one hundred thousand Armenians if people continue to pressure Turkey into recognising said genocide. Erdogan also denies genocide occurred in Sudan and has a good relationship with Omar Al-Bashir, the butcher of Darfur. Yet the Turkish government has gotten onto its high horse and expelled an Israeli plenipotentiary because Israeli soldiers killed nine people who were trying to murder them- as if Turkey has any moral authority itself to be expressing condemnation.
If Turkey were being kept to the same standards as Israel is being kept to then we would be hearing much more about them in the news media. But they are not kept to the same standards. This subtle racism which has infiltrated the Western mind holds the honorary Westerners Israel to a uniquely high standard not expected to be met by any of the non-Western countries nearby- as if non-Westerners had less capacity for moral responsibility and would thus need a lower standard of conduct to be expected of them.
The facts and the video footage are there for all to see. People do not like to have their illusions denied and so perhaps even this will not penetrate their minds and they will continue with their inaccurate and irrational stance on the flotilla battle. The useful idiots will continue to be manipulated by the propagandists, but hopefully others will seek the truth and not the narrative which best fits their world view.