Sunday, 6 June 2010

Hypocrisy and Revolution

Israel have stated it will reject a proposed international commission to investigate it's raid on the Gaza aid flotilla.

Cue, then, indignant outrage from those western countries, you know - the same ones that have been murdering in Iraq and Afghanistan for some time now. Better still, Iran is threatening to send in their 'Revolutionary Guards' to protect the 'peace flotillas going to the oppresed people of Gaza'. Er, weren't the people of Iran brutally put down some months ago when they fought against oppression in Iran? I've never before thought of revolutionary and peace as soulmates.

And what were Turkey doing letting the 'peace' flotillas set off in the first place. Did they tell these activists that Israel would ignore them, or give them a falafel kebab and send them on their way. Or did Turkey encourage a deliberate act of provacation? And is that what Irans 'Revolutionary Guards' will also do in the hope of starting a revolution? And what would the US would have done if a 'flottilla of peace' had arrived in Iraq protected by 'Revolutionary Guards' from a country ruled by dictators?

Back in the real world, revolution is just an excuse for the violent ignorant and easily manipulated fools to wreak havoc, murder and mayhem, while the shady organisors sweep up the goodies - think French Revolution, Russian Revolution et al. I suspect the 'peace flottilla' activists thought they were 'Revolutionary Guards' as well because I don't see how provoking Israel could be seen as any kind of peacemaking exercise.

The situation in Gaza is between Israel and Palastine and they should be left to sort their own problems out. Gaza may think it has it tough now, but if they want the international community to sort out the problems, they would do well to remember the success the international community has made of Iraq.

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