01 June 2010
The long term consequences of Israel's Mediterranean Massacre
Israel had one friend in the Muslim world and that was Turkey, but not any more after yesterday's Mediterranean massacre that saw the Israeli forces butcher at least 19 crew members of a humanitarian taskforce bound for Gaza. Especially with at least six of the dead being Turks, the country is leading the demands for sanctions to be applied against Israel.
It won't happen of course, not yet at any rate. However, sooner rather than later the ambassadors will start to be withdrawn from that rancid little shithole that squats like a deformed and poisonous dwarf between the River Jordan and the Mediterranean Sea. Sanctions will be piecemeal at first but public pressure will increase for them to be tightened, just as they were against South Africa. The nooses will tighten around the Europeans' necks and many will start to leave for pastures new. Eventually the Arabs will see their chance and put an end to this interloper once and for all.
The world will carry on turning, just as it did after the end of French Algeria and British Rhodesia. Nobody will give a shit as another fruit is plucked from imperialism's tree.