Και η απορία παραμένει:
Γιατι πιέζουν την Τουρκία να εμπλακεί εναντίον της ISIS και δεν πιέζει ΚΑΠΟΙΟΣ και το πάνοπλο Ισραήλ να εμπλακεί εναντίον των αποκεφαλιστών;
Γιατι το Ισραήλ δεν έχει σκοτώσει ΟΥΤΕ ΕΝΑΝ αποκεφαλιστή της ISIS, ενώ σκοτώνει δίχως έλεος, χιλιάδες άμαχους και μωρά στην Γάζα;
Το Ισραήλ είναι που σκότωσε 9 αόπλους Τούρκους ακτιβιστές σε διεθνή ύδατα, γιατί απλά μετέφεραν τρόφιμα στην Γάζα, ενώ τώρα δεν έχει κάνει το παραμικρό ενάντια στους αποκεφαλιστές της ISIS, που σφάζουν κόσμο λίγα μέτρα από τα σύνορα του.
Γιατί κανείς δεν κάνει κριτική στο Ισραήλ που αφήνει την ISIS να σφάζει τους Κούρδους στο Κομπάνι;
Αν απαντήσει κάποιος σ’αυτά τα ερωτήματα, τότε είναι σίγουρα στον σωστό δρόμο.
Israeli commandos kill activists on flotilla bound for Gaza
Ankara calls incident unacceptable as 10 members of aid convoy are killed during storming of Turkish ship in international waters
At least 10 pro-Palestinian activists were killed and dozens injured in a battle at sea with Israeli naval commandos today, sparking an international diplomatic crisis and the prospect of angry demonstrations across Israel, the Palestinian territories, Turkey and beyond.
Dozens of activists injured during the storming of a Gaza aid flotilla were ferried to hospitals in Tel Aviv, Haifa and Ashkelon. The Israeli military said at least five of its personnel were also injured, at least one seriously.
The incident engulfed Israel in a war of words with its ally Turkey, with whom relations were already stained following the Israelis three-week military assault on the Gaza Strip in 2008-9. Today’s deaths and injuries were condemned by the UN, EU and other countries.
The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, described the storming of the flotilla as a “massacre”. The Palestinian chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, described it as a “war crime”.
Turkey, Spain and Greece demanded explanations from the Israeli ambassadors to their countries. Turkish police were sent to the residence of the Israeli ambassador in Ankara, which was surrounded by demonstrators. Nine of the dead activists were thought to be Turkish nationals.
Israel swiftly mounted a PR offensive to set out its version of events. The navy had promised to exercise restraint in dealing with the flotilla, and the bloodshed involved in the operation will inevitably leave Israel open to charges of excessive force.
The assault began at 4.30am in international waters, about 60 miles from the coast of Gaza where the convoy was heading to deliver its cargo of aid.
According to a spokeswoman for Israel Defence Forces (IDF), Avital Leibovich, officers aboard its warships gave the activists several warnings before boarding the Turkish ferry, the Mavi Marmara.
“We found ourselves in the middle of a lynching,” she told reporters in the Israeli port of Ashdod. Around 10 activists attacked commandos, she said, relieving them of their pistols.
“We didn’t look for confrontation but it was a massive attack,” she said. “What happened was a last resort.”
It was impossible to contact protesters on the ships, but the Free Gaza Movement, one of the organisers of the flotilla, said the IDF had started the violence, firing as soon as they boarded the ship.
At least one of the six boats in the flotilla arrived at lunchtime in Ashdod, 23-miles north of Gaza City. The port was closed to reporters, who took up position on a hill overlooking it.
Activists were expected to be processed in a large white tent on the quayside, where they would be offered the choice of immediate deportation to their country of origin or going through the lengthy process of the Israeli courts system.
The Israeli authorities gave no details of the injuries suffered by activists. It confirmed that 10 were dead, although government sources suggested the figure could be as high as 19. It claimed that one of its injured troops had suffered gunshot wounds and another had been stabbed.
Sheikh Raed Salah, the leader of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement, an influential organisation among Arab citizens of Israel, who was on board the Mavi Mamara, was also injured. There are conflicting reports as to the seriousness of his injuries.
The Swedish author Henning Mankell was on board one of the ships, which left Cyprus yesterday and had been due to arrive in Gaza today. The flotilla, which had been delayed by several days, was carrying around 650 activists and 10,000 tonnes of aid, including medical supplies and construction materials. The aim was to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza, which has been rigorously enforced for the past three years.
Leibovich defended Israel’s action in international waters, saying it was permissible when a country’s security was threatened.
Israel was expected to advise its nationals in Turkey to leave the country for fear of reprisals. A luxury liner, Magic 1, was diverted from the Turkish coast to Cyprus.
Abbas said: “What Israel has committed on board the freedom flotilla was a massacre.” He declared three days of official mourning for the dead.
Israeli police cancelled leave and the army was on high alert, saying it feared possible rocket attacks from Islamist militants in Gaza and southern Lebanon.
Israel’s deputy foreign minister, Danny Ayalon, described the activists as allies of Hamas and al-Qaida, claiming they would have opened an arms smuggling route to Gaza if they had been permitted to land there
US presses Turkey to take ‘urgent steps’ against Isis
US officials have warned Turkey of the need for “urgent steps” against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Retired General John Allen, President Barack Obama’s special envoy coalition, and his deputy Brett McGurk, made their comments in 12 hours of meetings in Ankara with Turkish officials and prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu.
American military planners will visit Turkey next week as Washington steps up its efforts to convince Ankara to play a more active role in the anti-Isis coalition.
The US campaign to secure greater Turkish participation comes as Syrian Kurds continue their struggle to fend off Isis fighters in the border town of Kobani.
The US state department said Gen Allen and Mr McGurk had “emphasised that urgent steps are immediately required to degrade [Isis’s] military capabilities and ongoing ability to threaten the region… and discussed several measures to advance the military line of effort”.
Their visit will be followed up next week with military-to-military contacts with a US military planning team, as part of a bid to set out specific ways to improve co-operation.
The sight of Turkish troops passively watching the fight from Kobani from tanks massed hundreds of metres away in Turkish territory, has focused international pressure on Ankara and angered Kurds in Turkey itself, where up to 35 have died in protests this week, in some of the country’s most violent disturbances for years.
The clashes within Turkey, some of which pit radical Turkish Islamists against supporters of the Kurds in Kobani, have continued even after the Turkish government sent tanks on to the streets of the largely Kurdish southeast.
Meanwhile, reports on Friday morning said there had been fierce fighting in Kobani overnight, after a day in which US aircraft carried out nine air strikes in the area, destroying four buildings held by Isis, a tank, and a heavy machine gun, as well as hitting Isis fighters, according to US Central Command.
Turkey has been reluctant to participate directly in the campaign, calling for measures such as a buffer zone and a no-fly zone and for a longer term commitment to take on the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
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>t also says it is impossible to expect it to send ground troops when no other member of the coalition is doing so, and is deeply reluctant to provide military support for the Kurdish defenders of Kobani, who are affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, which is listed by the US, the EU and Turkey itself as a terrorist organisation.“It is impossible to accept allegations that some Turkish inaction is responsible for Isis violence,” a Turkish official said on Thursday night. “For three years we have been calling all the international community to take action… We need to sit and talk and take steps.”
US secretary of state John Kerry said this week that the idea of a buffer zone was “worth looking at very, very closely” and the idea was also backed by France. But the White House and the Pentagon hurried to declare that the notion was not under active consideration.
Mr Obama has insisted that the US will not be drawn into a ground war.
The state department statement on Thursday’s meetings in Ankara also said that bilateral consultations were continuing on issues such as “military support, countering foreign fighters, counter-finance, humanitarian assistance, and delegitimising [Isis’s] messaging and rhetoric”.
It added that Gen Allen and Mr McGurk “stressed that we are in the early stages of consolidating a broad coalition against this terrorist network in what will be a long-term campaign”.
The likely length of the campaign is a principal reason why some analysts say use of Turkish airspace and a US military base at Incirlik, Southern Turkey are particularly important, since both reduce the cost and increase the efficiency of the attacks on Isis, compared with sending attack aircraft from the Gulf or aircraft carriers.
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