Friday, June 4, 2010

The possibility of the Turkish navy accompanying relief ships to Gaza and the ushering in of the "last days"

One might expect a wait and see policy on this one especially as my "16 dead" from tuesday was slightly off mark. Failing to get the numbers right, however, shouldn't effect any thinking about the consequences of what has happened. Israel doesn't want a confrontation with the 'Rachel Corrie' we are told and it is difficult to see at this point in time how that can be avoided. Nevertheless, tomorrow will demonstrate if I am just as out on my predictions as I am on my counting. No doubt, they are working hard at this very moment in Jerusalem to work out a way to avoid any likely confrontation. Still, in view of what has happened over the last week one might suppose that they are either stupid or they don't really care about how they are viewed by the rest of the planet; a combination of both, probably!

One wonders to what extent the Zionist state actually feels itself immune and believe me there are plenty of precedents for the chutzpah which it is displaying at the moment. Indeed, with Turkey making noises about getting its navy to accompany supply ships to Gaza in the future we would do well to look at one particular past event. On June 8, 1967, US Navy intelligence ship the  'USS Liberty' was suddenly attacked on the high seas in international waters by the air and naval forces of Israel. Moreover they knew that this was an American ship even if they continue to claim that they thought it was an Egyptian supply ship. Yes, as the events of this week have shown, either they are thick skinned liars who do not really care about world opinion or they are quite simply just stupid. Yes, a combination of both would be the correct conculusion and there is more than enough evidence to prove that their endless excuses are invariably absolute poppycock; the bombing of the 'USS Liberty' was as intentional as the ethnic cleansing of Palestine in 1948 and the endless list of other crimes that followed.

Therefore, what scenario might we be in for should the Turkish navy really accompany relief ships to Gaza? Well, we shouldn't put it past the crazies in Jerusalem to actually attack them and, of course, as we all know, the Turkish army in a conventional war would rout our IDF bully boys and then what? Well, folks believe it or not, these mad bastards really would attempt to drop an atom bomb on Istanbul or Ankara. Furthermore, we can rest assured that they indeed have nuclear warheads. After all, unlike the attack on the 'USS Liberty' the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, and the slaughters and massacres that have taken place during the last sixty two years, they don't even deny that fact. Of course, a real restraining factor might be that Turkey is a member of NATO and could invoke Article 5 of the treaty:

"The Parties agree that an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all and consequently they agree that, if such an armed attack occurs, each of them, in exercise of the right of individual or collective self-defence recognised by Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations, will assist the Party or Parties so attacked by taking forthwith, individually and in concert with the other Parties, such action as it deems necessary, including the use of armed force, to restore and maintain the security of the North Atlantic area.
Any such armed attack and all measures taken as a result thereof shall immediately be reported to the Security Council. Such measures shall be terminated when the Security Council has taken the measures necessary to restore and maintain international peace and security."

Sounds like a very good deterrent and it would be if it were not for the fact that Washington would probably prefer to usher in the end of NATO than support it in a war against Israel. After all, where was the American government when it's own navy was being attacked back by those very same crazies back in 1967? Yes, it might just be that the "last days" are just around the corner.

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