Inquiry into flotilla incident paves way for questioning Israel’s right to exist
Maintaining one’s sovereignty? Preventing the transfer of weapons to terror groups? Upholding ones principles? Eliminating terrorists who attempted to murder our Navy commandoes? As far as the State of Israel is concerned, none of the above issues must be mentioned in wake of the Gaza flotilla incident.
The realities of the flotilla incident are reported (again), but this is so well done, it is worth repeating:
Firstly, it turned out that the decision to stop the ship was very appropriate, both because no sovereign state would allow its sovereignty to be violated without unequivocally stopping those who try to do so and because the ship was carrying major terrorists.
Secondly, it turned out that had Navy commandoes operated from the first moment in combat mode and as they should have done, according to our blabbering experts, we would see 50 bodies lying on the deck, while none of our fighters would have suffered as much as a scratch.
Thirdly, something in the understandings between Turkey and Israel regarding the type and intentions of passengers on board the ship went completely wrong, and the reason for it has not been clarified yet. In the days after the raid, many sources reported that before the flotilla headed to Gaza, both states engaged in contacts at the highest levels of government, in a bid to avert what ended up happening.
As the ties between the Turkish and Israeli army are very tight, we can assume that such contacts indeed took place, and therefore what ended up happening was a result of Israeli misunderstanding, or more likely, a Turkish trap.
Back to the issue of Israel's sovereignty:
There is a very small distance, if at all, between an inquiry into a state’s right to safeguard its sovereignty and an inquiry into that state’s very right to even maintain this sovereignty. Agreeing to any kind of commission of inquiry as result of international pressure paves the way for an inquiry into Israel’s right to maintaining its sovereignty – that is, looking into Israel’s right to exist as a state.
The bottom line:
Alongside the duty to undertake professional and operational probes, the Israeli government should have resisted any domestic or international legal probe. We are dealing with a simple and familiar case, where a state legally safeguarded its sovereignty; nothing more than that. There is no reason whatsoever to apologize for this, and certainly not apologize to those who sent the terrorists or support them.
Based on the same issue, we see the following article:
"Netanyahu warns: Dark days ahead"
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu predicted rough waters ahead for Israel on Monday. "Be prepared for difficult days," he told a Likud faction meeting, in which he also announced the establishment of an inquiry committee to probe the IDF flotilla raid.
"Dark forces from the Middle Ages are raging against us. I have received calls from concerned officials in the Balkans and Eastern Europe who are very worried about these developments."
"The flotilla to Gaza was not a one-time thing. We find ourselves in the midst of a difficult and continuous battle against the State of Israel. The flood of hate is being led by Israel's enemies all over the world," Netanyahu added.
"They are trying to pinch us with the metal pinchers of missiles and terror, and revoke Israel's right to defend itself as well as the rights of IDF soldiers to protect their own lives."
Exactly. Israel is rapidly approaching a point in which they will only have God to protect them. They will have no option but to turn to God. And God will deliver. He will also strike down Israel's enemies, as we see from Isaiah 17, Ezekiel 38:18-23 and 39:6-11 and 39:21. It won't be much longer before this powder keg is ignited, and when it is, remaining events will occur rapidly. Its just a matter of time.