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Loony Left’s flotilla way off course
By MINDELLE JACOBS, QMI Agency
Last Updated: August 24, 2010 2:00am
Once again, the loony Left is jumping at the chance to demonize Israel, this time with a ridiculous plan to organize a Canadian flotilla to try to break Israel’s blockade of terrorist-run Gaza.
Where were these assorted peaceniks and naive social activists over the years as thousands of rockets were fired into Israel by Hamas and Hezbollah thugs? Where was the comfort for the families of all the Israelis killed, injured or maimed for life by neighbouring genocidal cheerleaders? How many peaceniks made common cause with the truly vulnerable by hunkering down with Israelis in bomb shelters to experience what it’s like to be under constant attack?
The incredible irony of the Turkish ship that tried to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza earlier this year is that the people in Gaza aren’t starving. They’re ruled by terrorists but they don’t have to eat tree bark and weeds to stay alive.
Not like, say, the North Koreans, many of whom are literally starving to death. Theoretically, at least, the people in Gaza can vote Hamas out if they want to lead more normal lives. Not so with the poor North Koreans, who have been stuck with a dysfunctional dynasty of lunatic dictators, the latest being “eternal president” Kim Jong-il.
Where’s the flotilla to save the oppressed North Koreans? Why isn’t the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, which is so gung-ho about a Canadian boat heading to Gaza, organizing a campaign to send food to North Korea?
One wonders, too, when we’ll see a protester-packed flotilla on its way to Darfur to demonstrate against the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of tribal minorities by bloodthirsty militias backed by the racist Sudanese government. I await the cries of dismay from the loony Left over the terrible violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where untold thousands of women have been raped.
So worried are the peaceniks about the fate of Gazans that they apparently haven’t given a thought to the terrible persecution of the Kurds by Turkey over the years. A Turkish ship bound for Gaza to help the poor Palestinians was a cause celebre. But, for years, there has been a curious silence about how badly Turkey has treated its minority Kurds.
Tens of thousands of Kurds have been killed and hundreds of thousands illegally displaced over the years as Turkey fought to repress the Kurds. Many other Kurdish activists simply disappeared without a trace.
“The criminalization of opinion remains a key obstacle to the protection of human rights in Turkey,” Human Rights Watch observed in its 2010 world report.
Der Spiegel recently published a story saying German experts believe Turkish forces used banned chemical weapons in the killing of eight Kurdish rebels in 2009. Why is there no outrage from peace activists about this? When will the Canadian Union of Postal Workers be organizing a
letter-writing campaign to Turkey’s leaders to demand an explanation?
Lastly, why has the loony Left expressed no concern about how badly the Palestinians are treated in Lebanon, where they have largely been kept in refugee camps for 60 years and denied good jobs?
The Palestinians there can’t expand existing camps or build new ones. Where’s the flotilla for them?
“There’s no flotilla because it’s a very hypocritical world,” notes Aurel Braun, an international relations prof at the University of Toronto. “The (Gaza) flotillas are not about food. They’re not about supplies. They’re about delegitimizing Israel.”
What else can we expect? It’s the loony Left.