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  1. There is nothing funny in any aspect of flotillas organized to draw attention to the illegality of the Israeli blockade of Gaza or of the brutal killing of nine peace activists on a vessel in international waters by heavily armed Israeli troops who attacked the vessel.

    There will now be another attempt by an international peace flotilla to break the illegal blockade of Gaza.

    The UN has already condemned the 4 year blockade against Gaza as a collective punishment of 1.6 million Palestinians and therefore illegal under the Geneva Conventions. If the Israeli government authorises further illegal killings in international waters, then the EU should immediately pass a resolution abrogating the EU-Israel Association Agreement that gives Israel, as a non-EU member, valuable trading access to the European market. In which case, the Israeli state would be economically bankrupt as it would lose its primary trading market. The EU should assert itself and instruct Israel to conform to international law and to respect internationally agreed conventions which include the prohibition of state-sponsored assassinations, forging of the passports of other states in order to commit illegal acts on foreign soil and the boarding of ships in international waters with the intention to kill. As America refuses to discipline the Israeli state, therefore it is up to the EU to take the appropriate action.

    The leverage the EU has is extremely powerful, if it wishes to use it. It is the largest single trading block in the world consisting of 27 states with a combined market of over 500 million. Israel has negotiated a bilateral trading agreement with the EU although it is a non-member. However, it is in gross breach of the human rights provisions contained within that agreement and has been so for a long time. The EU can and should cancel the agreement due to non-compliance. In which case, Israel loses her main trading partner and access to the whole of Europe upon which its economy depends. No European market means a severely damaged Israeli economy which cannot be replaced by the US.

    That is the leverage. Should it be used? The answer is ‘yes!’ This Israeli government treats the UN, the EU and even the US with contempt. The time has come to make Israel realise that a tiny state of less than 8 million people out of a global community of 7.5 billion is not and never will be a world power. It must conform to UNSC resolutions and to internationally agreed conventions on warfare and on crimes against humanity.

  2. How about:

    Flotilla the None

    Or: (for Hebrew speakers)

    Stall Brit-ania

    Sorry for those who don’t like puns.

  3. May I suggest:

    – Operation David vs. Goliath

    – Operation Lions of Judah

    – Operation Rak Kach

    – Operation Kahane Chai

    – Operation Never Again

  4. Operation Keep-Away

    Operation Mr. Crabs

    Operation Nuke the Whales

    Operation Magnum Force

    Operation Screwjob

    Operation Hoth Invasion

    Operation “You Rebel Scum”


    Operation Grand Admiral Doernitz’s Kriegsmarine Happy-Time Fun Hour, featuring ABBA and Dr. John

  5. RE: “what I hope will be a safe passage for all my friends on the various boats of the Gaza flotilla.” – R.S.

    MY COMMENT: As usual, I fear the worst.


    …Ideological fanatics confronting their worse nightmare, in this case the “demographic holocaust,” are not going to be devotees of democracy and human rights. Israel’s government will become more and more dictatorial…
    …This is not a potential scenario unique to Israel’s situation. It has been played out before. The difference is that before the Jews were among the victims and not victimizers. This is what happens when any group gives itself over to a doctrine, be it racial, religious or political, which destroys all notions of common humanity. That is what the prevailing ideology of Israel has done. And, if history remains consistent, as Zionism “purifies” itself, gets rid of all those who would question it or compromise it, it must take its remaining adherents into the realm of unadorned horror. We should all be afraid of this. Very afraid.

    SOURCE – http://www.counterpunch.org/davidson06152011.html

    1. P.S. FROM RAY McGOVERN, 06/19/11:

      …I also have been cautioned by a source with access to very senior staffers at the National Security Council that not only does the White House plan to do absolutely nothing to protect our boat from Israeli attack or illegal boarding, but that White House officials “would be happy if something happened to us.” They are, I am reliably told, “perfectly willing to have the cold corpses of activists shown on American TV.”
      I mention this informal warning for the benefit of anyone who may have harbored hope that the U.S. government would do something to protect us American citizens from the kind of violence used by the Israelis against last year’s flotilla. It seems best to be up front and realistic about what to expect…

      SOURCE – http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/06/19-2

  6. Hey Rich

    Thanks for the fantastic blog. After reading this post and your other stuff I almost fell off my chair in laughter. I think I shall write the school that gave you your PHD and tell them I think they made a wise choice in giving it to you. It exposes the farce they call education today. Your views, logic and stance on almost everything is wacked ! I say you go back and spend another 50k on a second PHD. Your such a hack.

    Thanks for the laughs – its rare to find such a eloquent, eeducated idiot.

    All the best


    1. Hey Rich

      You’d think someone with your last name wouldn’t mock the names of others. You never know how people might try to bait you.

      I think I shall write the school that gave you your PHD

      Go right ahead moron. If you bothered to read anything about me you’d know which degrees I received. But go ahead, knock yourself out. And do report back here w. yr findings. We await them with baited breath.

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