Tuesday, November 15, 2011

French consul injured in Gaza - stupid!

This just in... From the most radical Muslim country, France, where citizens completely swarm their mosque, the Eifel Tower, to answer the call to prayer, comes this interesting news story.

The French consul in Gaza has been injured after an Israel Air Foce strike on Gazan terrorists.

This is just a few days after Sarkozy called Netanyahu a "liar," expressing his frustration that his fantasy peace process hasn't worked yet, and as such can't take part and receive glory (Egypt-Israel peace and Jordan-Israel peace was established in secret, without foreign intervention, the international community only harms the Israel-Palestinian peace process), and baselessly accusing the "rightist, hawkish" Netanyahu, who fulfilled the international community's demand with a 10 month unprecedented settlement freeze, and has built less settlements (which are about 1-2% of the West Bank) than any previou sgovernment.  Check out this great review about scapegoating Netanyahu here and about the French government's policies here.

What is interesting is that Sarkozy tried to do "damage control" by sending a letter to Netanyahu stating his support for Israel and declaring himself a friend of Israel.  He also said he would take actions against Iran.  One wonders how he can be a friend of Netanyahu and call him a "liar" at the same time - that's stabbing him in the back while shaking his hand.  It is also interesting what type of actions against Iran Sarkozy is talking about, as France has recently announced that they do not support a military strike on Iran.  This leads us to the conclusion that it is not Bibi Netanyahu that is the liar, but rather Sarkozy himself.

This is just a few weeks after Sarkozy ordered that school textbooks avoid the use of the word “Shoah” to describe the Holocaust, preferring the term “an√©antissement”, a word that merely means annihilation.

And just a few days after France welcomed Palestinian culture of terrorism and bombings into UNESCO, which has already been put to use through the restriction of freedom of speech for Jews only, jumping at the chance to bash a Ha'aretz cartoon about UNESCO, when in reality, the cartoon was bashing Netanyahu and not UNESCO.  Check out my post about this here.

France's consul to the Gaza Strip, his wife and 13-year-old daughter were injured during an Israeli air strike on Sunday night, French Foreign Ministry spokesman Bernard Valero said on Tuesday.

Valero told reporters the three were were hit by shrapnel at their Gaza residence , which is located 200 meters from the site of the IAF missile attack.
"France condemns the consequences of the raid," he said. "While we are all for Israeli security, France recalls the utmost necessity to avoid civilian harm," Valero said, without specifying the nature of their injuries.

The IDF was looking into reports.

The air strikes killed one Palestinian and wounded four others after terrorists from the coastal territory fired a rocket into southern Israel.

This is most interesting!  It is interesting that France has a consul to the Gaza Strip, who is ruled by the Hamas government, which is declared a terrorist organization by much of the international community (and the European Union), who oppresses Gazans, whose charter calls for the genocide of Israel (aka no "two state solution," which has always been supported by Israeli governments), and who routinely launches rockets at Israel or takes no care to stop other organizations from launching rockets at Israel.

Why would a French consul actually place his entire family in the Gaza Strip?  Besides for the fact that he's stealing homes from innocent, poor Gazans, he is knowingly placing his life in danger. 

He was 200 meters from a terrorist activity hub.  Did he really think that Israel would accept the rockets with open arms and not take measures against those terrorists?  Israel has done all they could to avoid civilian harm, and the past few weeks of fighting has seen no civilian deaths, which is incredibly tough in the Gaza Strip. 

Blaming Israel for an injury in Gaza is equivalent to blaming any country for causing casualties (or as in this case, injuries) during wartime - and especially in response to attacks on that country. 

Perhaps the international community needs to do some thinking and imagine that Hamas was situated right next to them.  Place themselves in Israel's shoes.  Who would they blame?  Would they blame Israel for defending themselves and attacking terrorists who were launching rockets?  Or would they blame Hamas for launching these rockets (or taking no measures from preventing others from launching rockets, such as Islamic Jihad), in conjunction with a partial blame on themselves for setting up a consul next to a terrorist activity hub in an area ruled by a terrorist entity who calls for the genocide of its neighbor?

Personally, I wouldn't blame Israel.  But hey, that's just me. 

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