White House Withholds Criticism Of Israel After Aid Ship Attack
On Sunday, the White House barely acknowledged the outrageous Israeli army attack on an aid ship bound to Gaza.
The one paragraph statement was posted on the White House website:
“This morning between 10:00 and 10:15 AM CDT, the President spoke by phone with Prime Minister Netanyahu. He said he understood the Prime Minister’s decision to return immediately to Israel to deal with today’s events. They agreed to reschedule their meeting at the first opportunity. The President expressed deep regret at the loss of life in today’s incident, and concern for the wounded, many of whom are being treated in Israeli hospitals. The President also expressed the importance of learning all the facts and circumstances around this morning’s tragic events as soon as possible.”
While many other countries around the world have condemned the military attack, the US continues to perpetuate Israel’s aggressive acts against its neighbor by failing again and again to denounce this type of violence.
Both President Obama and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have used the exact same word to describe today’s events: “regret.”
Definition of regret:
1. To feel sorry, disappointed, or distressed about.
2. To remember with a feeling of loss or sorrow; mourn.
However, Netanyahu’s feeling of “regret” has been followed by excusing the attack by saying that Israeli soldiers were “clubbed, beaten and stabbed” prior to launching fire against the aid workers. This “justification” for the attack is perhaps what the White House wants us to learn when the statement above emphasizes that we should “learn all the facts and circumstances” behind today’s actions.
But Netanyahu’s excuses have been discredited by the aid convoy organizers as “cheap propaganda.”
Alejandro Wolff, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, told the UN Security Council at its emergency session today that:
The United States is deeply disturbed by the recent violence and regrets the tragic loss of life and injuries suffered among those involved in the incident last night aboard the Gaza-bound ships. We are working to ascertain the facts. We expect a credible and transparent investigation and strongly urge the Israeli government to investigate the incident fully.
Not much different from the White House’s statement is it? No, these are all just the same talking points that the White House is using. What all of this demonstrates is a serious lack of leadership in the US to confront Israel’s out of control aggressions against the Palestinian people.
The cheap propaganda that Netanyahu is spreading is no different than the White House’s — they are both aimed at minimizing horrible and outrageous acts against one group of people. By defending the work of a terrorist government in Israel, President Obama is putting the American people in danger. The great lobotomy job that Zionists have done to our US government officials is detrimental to us all.