Terrorist in Chief
I truly can not believe that our Commander in Chief is now our Terrorist in Chief; officially.
He said the other day, President Obama called Wednesday for sharply limiting Israel's blockade of Gaza in the wake of the Israeli naval raid that's straining U.S. and Israeli relations with countries around the world.
Maybe this douche nozzle should read the statement that is attached at the bottom of the page; it was just a short history lesson for people with a short memory. Operation Sea Breeze
President Obama pledges $400M for people in increasingly 'unsustainable' Gaza Strip
WASHINGTON - President Obama pledged $400 million on Wednesday to help Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas provide fresh water and shelter to people in the increasingly "unsustainable" Gaza Strip.
"It is important for us to explore new mechanisms so that we can have goods and services and economic development, and the ability of people to start their own businesses, and to grow the economy and provide opportunity within Gaza," Obama said after meeting with the Palestinian leader.
The money will be earmarked for clean drinking water, jobs, improving schools and housing, the White House said.
The U.S. also is working on a "framework" for a new way for Israel to conduct its embargo on the Palestinians - one that focuses on targeting arms shipments to Gaza but does not keep humanitarian aid from reaching the Palestinians, Obama explained.
The U.S. doesn't want to see a repeat of the deadly shipboard attack on a flotilla of boats carrying a cargo of humanitarian aid. Israeli commandos killed nine civilians in a shipboard shootout, including a 19-year-old American citizen.
So far, the Israeli strategy to starve the Hamas leadership into capitulation with the blockade has failed to work, but it has succeeded in hurting Israel's image around the world. Hamas controls the government in Gaza.
Israel and its allies in the U.S. say the embargo has not created a humanitarian crisis in Gaza, but U.S. officials cited independent reports that show Tel Aviv's crackdown has worsened conditions for many in the strip. Abbas agreed.
"We also see the need to lift the Israeli siege of the Palestinian people, the need to open all the crossings and the need to let building material and humanitarian material and all the necessities go into the Palestinian people," Abbas said as he thanked Obama for the increased aid.
Obama also took the opportunity to press the Palestinian leader to sit down to direct talks with the Israelis.
"It is time for us to go ahead and move forward on a two-state solution that will affirm the needs of Israeli citizens and will affirm the needs of Palestinians who are desperate for a homeland," Obama said.
Abbas later responded, "What we care about is to live in co-existence with Israel in order to bring about the independent Palestinian state that will live side by side with Israel in peace and stability."
Here is an interview with Michele Backman that pretty nails it in one hit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCOQ8...layer_embedded
Maybe the Douche Nozzle Obomba should be brought up on contributing material aid to a terrorist organization then thrown in Gitmo with the rest of his friends.(Holders actually)
This is from the Israelis; Operation Sea Breeze
Operation 'Sea Breeze' Legal Aspects
For several years, the State of Israel has been engaged in an ongoing armed conflict with terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip. This armed conflict has intensified after Hamas violently took over Gaza, in June 2007, and turned the territory under its de-facto control into a launching pad of mortar and rocker attacks against Israeli towns and villages in southern Israel.
The State of Israel took different measures to defend its citizens from the terrorist attacks originating from the Gaza Strip. Initially, all feasible steps were taken in order to avoid using extensive military force, including diplomatic and economic military measures, as well as relatively limited military operations. When these measures proved ineffective, and the barrage of rockets against the Israeli civilian population continued, and even intensified, the State of Israel had no choice but to take an extensive military action Operation "Cast Lead".
The entire activities of Israel in this armed conflict are governed by the Law of Armed Conflict (also known as: International Humanitarian Law).
The Naval Blockade on Gaza
According to the Laws of Armed Conflict, a State party to an armed conflict has the right to establish a naval blockade on its enemy's coast for security reasons. A naval blockade means preventing the passage (entry or exit) of all vessels to or from the ports and coastal areas of the enemy, irrespective of the kind of cargo carried by these vessels.
The power to impose a naval blockade is well established under customary international law. It is a common practice, and even the Charter of the United Nations, when enumerating the different actions which can be taken by the Security Council in order to maintain or restore international peace and security, explicitly mention the naval blockade among these measures (Article 42 of the Charter).
Similarly, Article 7.7.1 of the "Commander's Handbook on the Law of Naval Operations", published by the U.S. Navy on July 2007 (hereinafter: The US Navy Handbook), explains that:
"Blockade is a belligerent operation to prevent vessels and/or aircraft of all nations, enemy as well as neutral, from entering or exiting specified ports, airfields, or coastal areas belonging to, occupied by, or under the control of an enemy nation. While the belligerent right of visit and search is designed to interdict the flow of contraband goods, the belligerent right of blockade is intended to prevent vessels and aircraft, regardless of their cargo, from crossing an established and publicized cordon separating the enemy from international waters and/or airspace".International law sets several conditions for a legal naval blockade (these conditions are reflected, for example, in the "San Remo Manual on International Law Applicable to Armed Conflict at Sea" from 1993; hereinafter: The San Remo Manual):
Breach or Attempt of Breach of a Naval Blockade
Passage of a vessel through a blockaded area or entrance into it without special entry or exit authorization from the State imposing the blockade is considered a breach of the blockade. According to the Law of Armed Conflict at Sea, if there are reasonable grounds to believe it has breached a Naval Blockade, the State imposing the blockade is authorized to capture the vessel, and if it resists capture and refuses to stop, after prior warning, it may be attacked.
For instance, the Red Cross Model Manual indicates that:
"Merchant vessels believed on reasonable ground to be breaching a blockade may be captured and those which, after prior warning, clearly resist capture may be attacked".Moreover, the State imposing the blockade may capture a vessel even prior to entering the blockaded area, if it is attempting to breach the Naval Blockade, i.e. is on its way to the blockaded area and there are reasonable grounds to believe it intends to breach the Naval Blockade. Capture of a vessel attempting to breach a Naval Blockade can be done in international waters, before entrance to the blockaded area, but not in the territorial waters of neutral States.
In other words, the legal authority to capture a vessel is independent of whether at the time of capture the vessel had already entered the blockaded area or was in international waters on its way to breach the Blockade.
For instance, article 7.7.4 of the U.S. Navy "Commander's Handbook on the Law of Naval Operations" notes that:
"Breach of blockade is the passage of a vessel or aircraft through a blockade without special entry or exit authorization from the blockading belligerent. Attempted breach of blockade occurs from the time a vessel or aircraft leaves a port or airfield with the intention of evading the blockade It is immaterial that the vessel or aircraft is at the time of interception bound for neutral territory, if its ultimate destination is the blockaded area ".Regarding the recent incidents, all vessels taking part in the flotilla were explicitly warned by the IDF that they were approaching an area under a Naval Blockade closed to all maritime traffic, and were ordered to change their course of navigation and refrain from further attempting to breach the Naval Blockade. These vessels were also offered to dock in Ashdod port and deliver humanitarian supplies to the Gaza Strip through the formal land crossings. Nevertheless, the vessels explicitly declared their intent to breach the Naval Blockade on the maritime zoned adjacent to the Gaza Strip and their course of navigation unequivocally indicated its intent to breach the Naval Blockade.
Therefore, according to International Law, Israel had the authority to capture the vessels, from the moment they left the territorial waters of neutral States. Under the circumstances, i.e. the vessels' refusal to stop or obey warnings to refrain from breaching the blockade, use of force was permissible in order to enable capture.
The IDF did not attack the vessels with cannons, machine guns or rockets and did not attempt to harm them. It took the necessary steps in order to capture the vessels in an operation that clearly indicates vigilance and proportionality. Capture of most vessels was completed with no casualties. IDF soldiers taking part in the capture made significant efforts to refrain from using force and did so only when facing clear and immediate threat to life.
The Treatment of Personnel on Board a Vessel Captured in Breach of a Blockade
Generally speaking, according to International Law, people on board a vessel captured in breach of a Naval Blockade should be repatriated as soon as possible.
On this matter, Article 7.10.2 of the U.S. Navy "Commander's Handbook on the Law of Naval Operations" notes that:
"The officers and the crews of captured neutral merchants vessels and civil aircrafts who are nationals of a neutral nation do not become prisoners of war and must be repatriated as soon as circumstances reasonably permit ".In practice, since the vessel itself is caught on the high seas, people on board should be brought to a safe place (i.e., a harbor of the capturing State) and repatriated as soon as possible. In this context, due regard needs to be given to their safety and basic needs (including food and water, medical treatment if needed and reasonable sanitary conditions).
The State of Israel has fully implemented the above obligations regarding the people on board the ships which have been captured. Foreign nationals are being treated by the Ministry of Internal Affairs in order to provide for their repatriation, and the wounded were evacuated to hospitals in Israel, some of them by helicopter. Nevertheless, activists suspected of attacking IDF soldiers will be investigated and the necessary legal measures will be taken against them.
Re: Terrorist in Chief
Peace Flotilla huh? Did you hear the audio between the ship and the helochopper? "Go back to Auschwitz..." :(
And to think that Obomba's buddy Bill Aries hand was involved in all of this! Maybe it was his wife?
Turkish Jihadists in Waziristan Respond to Charges Against Gaza Flotilla Charity IHH
By Evan Kohlmann
In the wake of the controversy over the Turkish charity Insani Yardim Vakfi (IHH), a principle sponsor of the Gaza aid flotilla, Turkish jihadists fighting alongside the Pakistani Taliban in Waziristan have now weighed in with their own perspective. On June 7, the "Taifatul Mansura" Turkish-speaking foreign fighter contingent issued a communique acknowledging that IHH has promoted itself as a channel to provide financing and recruits to frontline mujahideen fighters in Chechnya and Afghanistan. However, the group thereupon accused IHH of misappropriating those resources and instead serving as a tool of Turkish intelligence agencies. According to "Taifatul Mansura", the IHH "was sincere at the beginning [but] was later used by the MIT (National Intelligence Organization) and the Psychological Warfare Department of Turkish General Staff in order to prevent the emergence of a mujahideen movement that could pose a threat to Turkish government. Both Chechen mujahideen and Turkish mujahideen who have taken part in operations in the Afghanistan Emirate are fully aware of the activities and scheming of this organization. None of the donations collected by this organization and advertised as if they had been delivered to the mujahideen were actually received by the mujahideen... We, the Taifatul Mansura Organization in the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, argue that this organization is only a burden to the mujahideen. Taifatul Mansura also accused IHH of sparking quarrels and infighting amongst various mujahideen commanders.
A translation of the statement from Taifatul Mansura can be accessed via Flashpoint Global Partners.
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$400 million, huh? How much of that will go to "provide water" and how much of it will be used to buy weapons?:rolleyes::mad: According to Kagan, they could arrest Barry for that and not even read him his Miranda rights:rolleyes:
Enjoy it people, your tax dollars are going to help fund Hamas, a known terrorist organization. Courtesy of The Great Hussein and Commie God King of Kenya:mad::mad::mad::mad:
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What else would you expect, and it ain't over yet! If you think this was bad, just keep watching.
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