This is 2012, we are years from the last Gaza-operation, Cast Lead.
We should remember how much trouble Israel got that time from the UN, from Amnesty International, from the main media sources, and from thousands of civilians called “peace activists.”
I’m writing from Budapest, Hungary. The main Hungarian news sources informed the TV viewers a lot about the operation, and showed how many civilians died during Israel’s action.
Why was this media so silent when Israel received thousands of rockets from Gaza towards Israeli civilian targets? Why didn’t we hear about how many Israeli civilians died or were wounded during the terrorist attacks day by day?
Then the flotilla arrived in 2010.
“Peaceful activists,” as they called themselves on the boat.
Who was really on the Mavi Marmara? People who wanted to ship aid to Gaza?
Journalists, publicists, and a few activists with long knives and sticks.
Israel offered this option: Dock in Ashdod, and allow Israel to deliver the aid to Gaza by trucks.
They didn’t choose this option; they wanted to ship the aid directly to Gaza as they knew Gaza is under blockade by Israel (to avoid getting weapons for Hamas from Iran and Syria).
The activists knew Israel would stop them on the sea.
And so this is what they really wanted.
They wanted to show to the world Israel’s “reaction.” They planned to record Israeli soldiers’ responses to their attacks. And they did. The world saw that an “innocent” boat had been “attacked” by soldiers and killed many activists.
The balance is always against Israel.
In 2012, the so called Arab Spring has started. Civilians rose against their country’s regimes. Some succeeded, some did not. In Syria, where the civilians woke up against their government more than a year ago, it seems it’s never ending.
The Syrian regime’s soldiers are killing these civilians day by day. Since they started to fight, almost 29,000 innocent people died, with more than 100,000 wounded. There are about 300,000 refugees and 250,000 arrested persons. Women, children and men.
Where is the aid flotilla towards Syria?
Where are the activists? Where is the UN? Where is the Amnesty International? Where are they to stand up against the massacre?
Nowhere. They are silent.
This is the mystery…
Are they worried about Assad? I just hope we will know the answer soon. But we should be realists.