Ralph Peters once again tells it like it is.
Turkish (blood)bath -Ankara ambushes Israel at sea
Yesterday’s “aid convoy” incident off the coast of Gaza wasn’t about bringing humanitarian supplies to the terrorist-ruled territory. It wasn’t even about Israel.
It was about Turkey’s determination to position itself as the leading Muslim state in the Middle East.
The first wave of Israeli commandos reportedly were armed only with paintball rounds for crowd control. Inspect those videos of maddened peaceniks assaulting the soldiers as they landed on deck. You don’t see any Israelis pointing rifles — they’re fending off blows.
But the claims of pro-terrorist “peace advocates” are given instant credence.
Now, as we wait to see if Hamas and Hezbollah up the ante, the world ignores Turkey’s decisive role in this fiasco.
The US and the European Union cling to the fiction that Turkey’s a “westernized Muslim democracy.” But Turkey’s moving to the east as fast as the Islamist leaders of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) can drag it there.
Turkish leaders visit the West and sing, “Democracy, democracy, democracy!” We coo and clap. Then they go east and cry, “Islam, Islam, Islam!” And we insist they don’t mean it.
Read it all. (thanks to Rodan for the link)
There is also some great information at Yid with Lid today on IHH, the supposed Humanitarian Relief Foundation (The Foundation for Human Rights and Freedom and Humanitarian Relief), who dreamed up this adventure.
The IHH, the Turkish group that organized this operation and had a large presence on the ship where the soldiers were attacked also has had ties with al-Qaida and has been designated as a global terrorst group by the U.S. government. Indeed, in the past this group was found to be involved in dispatching terrorists to a number of countries, including involvement in a terror attack in the United States (the would-be Millennium Bomber in Los Angeles).
There is also emerging evidence that interrogation of those captured on the ship shows that 40 to 60 men were organized in military-style units. They have no identification, but lots of money, and some were equipped with night vision equipment and bullet-proof vests.
So who is this “IHH” group who is responsible for yesterday’s violence?
Read the whole thing- it’s slam full of links: IHH, The Terror Group That Sponsored the Guerrilla Flotilla to Gaza