21 June 2010

Flotilla Stupidity

This editorial showed itself in The Star in Toronto. Unfortunately I have seen these musings in other places, but this lady really went overboard in her article.

This was my response which I sent in, but was not published by the paper.
Re: McQuaig: Partner in Flotilla ‘Farce’
June 15, 2010

For those who enjoy fiction more than fact, your newspaper is a wonderful read. For one of your columnists to confuse right with wrong, fact with falsehood, with such unabashed enthusiasm makes me wonder in what world she lives.

The Palestinians of Gaza made a poor electoral choice some years ago when they overwhelmingly elected Hamas to rule. Following that election, Israel found itself under the attack of thousands of rockets coming from Gaza. Due to the situation, Israel placed a blockade on the Strip to try to stem the weapon flow into the area.

However, despite the blockade, Israel still continues to allow 15,000 tons of humanitarian aid into Gaza each week. I am quite interested to understand how this compares to the Palestinians throwing the wheelchair-bound 69 year old Mr. Klinghoffer off the Achille Lauro without mercy in 1985.

The “peace activists” of the ships bound for Gaza included 40 Al-Qaeda members as well as Hamas members. I have no doubt why Al-Jazeera whom Ms. McQuaig was quick to quote neglected to mention these upstanding members of society. I do wonder, however, how carefully Ms. McQuaig researched her article.

Let us be clear. An accomplice to a murder may as well be a murderer. Those “peaceful activists” providing supplies to a terrorist organization may as well be card-carrying members themselves, and some of them were. Hamas is recognized by the world as a terrorist organization, and those truly concerned with peace would be best served staying far away from being their accomplices.

Real Home Security

Now that Brinks home security has changed its company name to Broadview I have been inundated by their very irritating commercials advertising their name change. The reason that these commercials are irritating is because they portray a very unrealistic situation. The situation usually portrays the homeowner (a woman) having their home being broken into - but the criminal is scared off by the Brinks/Broadview alarm. The phone rings a moment later with a Brinks/Broadview agent calling to see if the homeowner is okay.

This situation is not only unrealistic, it is also unsafe.

Read my full opinion - here.

04 June 2010

The Terror Supporting Flotilla

Since YouTube took down this video - click here - to see this great parody.

Rather that doing my own write-up (for now) I'm compiling here articles that deal with this situation that Israel finds herself in.

*Who Are Huwaida Arraf & Adam Shapiro? Gaza Flotilla Leaders Sheltered "Mike's Bar" Homicide Bombers

*Ayers, Dohrn helped organize flotilla group

*Israel Must Stop the Next Flotilla

*Who is the group organizing this "aid" flotilla?

*Hamas refuses to let humanitarian supply into Gaza

*Flotillas and Falsehoods - Mona Charen

*Straight into the trap

*Israel Navy commandos: Gaza flotilla activists tried to lynch us

*A Botched Raid, a Vital Embargo

*The war flotilla

*Pictures of Weapons used by Flotilla "Peace Activists"

*Stunner: 40 "Peace Activists" on Flotilla were Al Qaeda

*Video Roundup of IDF Flotilla Raid

*Those Troublesome Jews - Charles Krauthammer