Milking the flotilla
ordeal for all it's worth; Maze Cartoon by Yonatan Frimer
Cartoon maze of a cow being milked. The utters are labeled "Flotilla
Ordeal" , the arms that squeeze the milk out are labeled "Iran" and
"Turkey" and the pail that has the milk says on it "Got PR?"
Created by Yonatan Frimer
here for a printable, hi-res version of this maze
here for the maze solution.
Articles on the maze's topic:
Good Excuse to End a Bad Relationship
Israel could see
was coming. Before the convoy set sail, Israeli leaders pleaded with
Turkish officials to stop it; they offered to allow the supplies to be
delivered through an Israeli checkpoint. But Erdoğan’s government let
it go anyway. Thus, Israel had no choice but to intervene directly. And
those on the boat made sure it turned violent.
Now, Turkey is
the event for all it’s worth. It accused Israel of state-sponsored
terrorism. It compared the psychological impact of the incident on
Turks to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Americans. Turkish President
Abdullah Gül called the Israeli raid a crime against humanity and
Israeli-Turkish relations will never be the same. Erdoğan labeled it a
massacre. Turkish armed forces announced several cutbacks in
cooperation with Israeli forces. The government also offered to supply
Turkish naval protection for the next “aid” convoy to Gaza; “This would
be, in effect, an act of war,” wrote
Mark Steyn, “—more to the point, an act of war by a nato member against the State of Israel.”
the full article on The Trumpet)
What do the Swedish Gaza
activists hope to achieve?
.....Who actually profited from what happened? Well, most
analysts agree that the biggest beneficiaries are the radical Islamists of the Middle East,
notably Hamas, the terrorist organization which currently rules Gaza.
Hamas won a major PR victory and gained valuable international
legitimacy at the expense of moderate Palestinians and the Fatah
leadership of the West Bank.
Politically this is a boost for those Palestinians who object to peace
negotiations with Israel, and prefer the more violent path of jihad,
the so-called holy war against Israel and the non-Muslim world.
In Turkey, Islamist extremists are milking the incident to
win easy points against secular and modernising forces. Iran is
delighted that the world’s attention is being diverted away from its
nuclear programme and arms deals with Hezbollah and Syria. As so often
before in the Middle-East, the rhetoric of peace and freedom becomes a
tool to strengthen despotic, terror-sponsoring regimes which scoff at
both. This happened largely because, as Israeli author David Grossman put it,
Israel acted like a puppet on strings pulled by a small fanatical
Read the full
article on The Local, a Swedish paper in English