Sometimes it seems our political leaders are idiots. We see the facts on youtube and the political leaders are making blithering unrelated statements.
A few hours after the Israelis intercepted the Mari Marmara they put the video online, showing the murderous, out for blood, thugs attacking them on the the Turkish ship of hate.
At the same time European leaders were condemning Israel for the violence and demanding proportional responses. The U.S. President condemned all violence and asked for an investigation.
Those idiots. We all saw the video. The IDF was fighting for their lives against the standard lying Arab monsters. Jews are entitled to self-defense.
Blame it on the Internet. We competent Internet users get to see what really happened with our own eyes. Two groups got screwed and look stupid.
One group are political leaders who get all their news from their 'intelligence bureaucrats' in briefings which are based on incompetent outmoded underlings who have no up-to-date information and talk only to each other. Just turn on the Internet, you administrators at the top of the pyramid. Look for yourselves.
The other group are the ideologues in the public (most of the Jew hating Europeans and the American Left) who get their news filtered by anti-Israel TV networks or other blind-hatred-Lefty news outlets. The filters keep a useless ideology in place. Just look at the Internet videos and stop looking so hopelessly out of touch and foolish.
After I wrote this blog I read what Michael Oren (Israeli ambassador to the U.S.) said in a private conversation: “Even our close friends came out against us. … Only after some time, when video from the ship arrived and was aired by the American media, did public opinion begin to shift in Israel’s favor.”