by Charles Krauthammer
The world is outraged at
But as Leslie Gelb, former president of the Council on Foreign Relations, writes, the blockade is not just perfectly rational, it is perfectly legal.
In World War II, with full international legality, the
Oh, but weren't the Gaza-bound ships on a mission of humanitarian relief? No. Otherwise they would have accepted Israel's offer to bring their supplies to an Israeli port, be inspected for military materiel and have the rest trucked by
Why was the offer refused? Because, as organizer Greta Berlin admitted, the flotilla was not about humanitarian relief but about breaking the blockade, i.e., ending
But even more important, why did
(1) Forward defense: As a small, densely populated country surrounded by hostile states,
Where possible (Sinai, for example)
But under overwhelming outside pressure,
Land for peace. Remember? Well, during the past decade,
(2) Active defense:
The result? The
(3) Passive defense: Without forward or active defense,
But, if none of these is permissible, what's left?
Ah, but that's the point. It's the point understood by the blockade-busting flotilla of useful idiots and terror sympathizers, by the Turkish front organization that funded it, by the automatic anti-Israel
What's left? Nothing. The whole point of this relentless international campaign is to deprive
The world is tired of these troublesome Jews, 6 million -- that number again -- hard by the
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