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Thrust of argument: Ray McGovern writes 'A chief lesson to learn from President Barack Obama's recent unwillingness to stand up to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Likud Lobby is that such timidity can get people killed.

Casualty figures are still arriving in the wake of Israel's Sunday night-Monday morning commando attack on an unarmed flotilla trying to bring relief supplies to the 1.5 million Palestinians crowded into Gaza. Already, at least nine civilian passengers are reported killed, and dozens wounded.

Seldom has an act of aggression been so well advertised in advance. Israel had made clear that it would use force to prevent the ships from reaching Gaza and heard no stern protest from President Obama, who apparently could not overcome his fear of Israel's legendary political clout.

Earlier this year, Obama did criticize Israel's continued settlement of Palestinian areas and Netanyahu's resistance to holding meaningful peace talks, but the President has failed to follow up his words with firm action or resolve. Netanyahu concluded that Israel could do what it wished, including dropping commandos from helicopters onto crowded ships and, after alleging a clash with civilians, ordering the use of lethal force.'
Direction of resistance / implied resistance: Israel is not like a vicious predator devouring its prey.

 

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Removal of resistance: It is like a pack of predators, devouring a single prey. Unification: It is beyond disgusting. The ghosts of Hitler's victims are watching you, Israel. You more than anybody. You diseased country. You filthy, bestial country.
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