Finally Someone Who Understands That The Palestinian Problem Is Not A Problem

(BrightCitizen.com)  Frankly spoken, the nation of Israel is under attack by Arabs.  With the loss of influence of the British Empire was the first time that we really heard the first reference to historical Israel as Palestine.  Before that time, there was no place or people of any influence called Palestine.  A read of “The Mountains Of Israel” by Norma Parrish Archibold will give you the factual history of the land.

It is so refreshing to see Mr. Newt Gingrich is not only a competent US historian, but he also understands one of the most explosive debates in modern history.  After all, US support of Israel is reason bin Laden gave for attacking the United States on 11 September 2001.

We stand with Israel.

Staying Above The Fray- French President Nicolas Sarkozy And Keeping Positive

(Bright Citizen.com) One of the things you learn in business is that it is best to keep all your options open.  It is dangerous to voice your feelings of the moment.  The Guardian of the reported on the subject on Tuesday, 8 November 2011 as well as other news sources saying,

French President Nicolas Sarkozy branded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “a liar” in a private conversation with U.S. President Barack Obama that was accidentally broadcast to journalists during last week’s G20 summit in Cannes.

“I cannot bear Netanyahu, he’s a liar,” Sarkozy told Obama, unaware that the microphones in their meeting room had been switched on, enabling reporters in a separate location to listen in to a simultaneous translation.

“You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him even more often than you,” Obama replied, according to the French interpreter.

The representative leaders of countries should be standing above the fray.  They should not be criticizing or calling names of other political leaders as that is a poor representation of their country.  Both Barak Obama and Nicolas Sarkozy are an examples of that.

The sad part is Sarkozy should be directing those comments at himself as he broke his marriage vows to marry another woman.  Divorce is tragic.

On the American side, the ‘hope and change’ honeymoon with Mr. Obama has come to an end as evidenced by his approval ratings with leaders in the United States, therefore these types of comments from Barak Obama are no surprise.  Many are still flabbergasted that the President of the United States ignorantly bowed to the Japanese emperor on 14 November 2009.  He evidently didn’t know how to deal with the world’s leaders and clearly that is overflowing with his dealing with American’s important ally Israel.

More importantly, Sarkozy should maybe consider the background of the Israeli situation as no one wants to have their land taken from them.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is no liar but one of the most reliable leaders in the Middle East.  We wish people who have been selected to represent their nations will make an extra effort to stay above the fray of name calling and derogatory comments which should be limited to children on the playground.

Israeli’s Blockade Of Gaza Is Legal By International Maritime Law


(BrightCitizen.com) International Maritime Law expert Mr. Robert Margolis on a recent interview says a state has a right under International Maritime Law.  Under the law of Blockades, a country may declare a blockade over a port in both the territorial seas and the international waters.  The boarding of the ship is not an act of piracy by a warship as others have condemned Israel.  Pirates are individuals seeking personal gains.

If a blockade is declared and the ship is aware of the blockade.  Their is a series of steps to hail, fire across the bow, and boarding becomes acceptable.  By trying to break a sovereign nation’s blockade, they indeed are breaking the law.

Mr. Margolis says that the Israelis actually did not use too much force, but actually used too little force.  He said the Israeli’s should have dropped stun grenades or tear gas to clear the deck first as they had every right to board the ship by International Maritime Laws.

The Peace Boats

(BrightCitizen.com) Israeli media reported the other side of their story.  Many believe the Peace Flotilla was a set up to delegitimize the state of Israel’s right to exist.

The below video shows the story from a different perspective.  Notice particularly the song in the video.

Who Are These Peace Boats Fighting Israel?

 

(BrightCitizen.com) The nation of Israel has been fighting to protect it citizens from the endless barrage of missiles fired into it’s territory from Gaza.  Gaza is currently under the control of the militant group HAMAS.  Hamas refused to recognize the nation of Israel or it’s right to exist.  Israel has responded by blockading Gaza by sea so that arms will not flow in from Hamas terrorism supporters in Iran and Syria.

A flotilla of 10 ships set sail from Cypus.  The ships were loaded with people and supplies in an effort to bring attention to the blockade.  Although they were referred to as Peace Boats, the sponsors of the boats is a non-profit organization in Turkey which is a front for a terrorist organization.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) engaged the named “Peace Flotilla” asking them to sail toward Ashdod instead of Gaza.  There they would inspect the cargo for weapons and send the aid on to the people living in the Gaza area under Hamas rule.  The Peace Flotilla continued on ignoring the orders of the Israeli navy.

Israel commandos repelled from helicopters to the decks of the ships.  Their were armed with side-arms but only paint-ball rifles as they apparently intended to do crowd control.  They were greeted by Turkish nationals with steel pipes and knives.  They immediately attacked the Israeli commandos and two commando handguns were taken.  The commandos were beaten and one was thrown over the side rail to the deck 30 feet below.

When the IDF so that it was not just crowd control, they opened fire as they were surrounded by these Turks and 9 people were killed.

International outcry has condemned the Israeli action, but the background of the Turkish attackers seems to go unreported in mainstream media.