Inside the Middle East
May 15, 2010
Posted: 715 GMT

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Brian   May 17th, 2010 10:35 am ET

Great video about America's modern day super heroes. Time for the American people to stand up against the manipulation of our constitution. Not to fund anti terror BS would make a good start.

Amazing how more American lives are threatened by cancer, but money is taken from medical research and given to a search for Osama bin Boggy man. Talk about getting the priorities all wrong.
Follow the constitution and save the down fall of America!

Ariely   May 27th, 2010 6:56 am ET

Dealing with the major subjects the superheros could become a small corn stone of so much needed "change"

Will the superheroes promote transforming the following Muslim "do not "to "do" actions?

•Do: Teach for collective and individuals hate actions against infidels starting in children garden and up weekly preaching in Mosks and Muslim controlled media.
"Do not"; teach and preach for equal right of all religions and cultures coexistence
•Do: Outrage against cartoons
"Do not": Antiterrorisms demonstration
•Do: Building Mosks worldwide
"Do not": Permit building of non Islam praying homes in many Muslim controlled areas
•Do: Demanding freedom for all aspects of Muslim culture worldwide
"Do not": Demand Muslim controlled countries to act for free&peaceful coexistence among all cultures not under Islam wings

Smith in Oregon   May 28th, 2010 9:00 pm ET

It seems rather twisted and very heavy handed that Israeli Warships have now been dispatched to stop or sink a flotilla of aid vessels containing food supplies for the Gaza bank people that have been embargoed by Israel since January 2009. Badly needed food, medicine and supplies on those aid vessels are sorely needed.

This is the ninth time that the Free Gaza Movement, the pro-Palestinian organization behind the effort, has sent a flotilla of supplies to Gaza. Israel permitted five deliveries to reach Gaza, but has not allowed any ships through since its military offensive, which ended in January 2009.

Among the passengers are Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mairead Corrigan Maguire, former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney, a Holocaust survivor in her 80s, a retired U.S. army colonel and lawmakers from a dozen European countries.

Israel is promising to jail those on board these vessels and apparently take the food and supplies for themselves which seems like a act of piracy doesn't it?

As this high seas encounter unfolds with a Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mairead Corrigan Maguire, former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney, a Holocaust survivor in her 80s, a retired U.S. army colonel and lawmakers from a dozen European countries on board, I hope CNN and other Media News agency's give coverage to this unfolding tragedy.

miriam   May 30th, 2010 6:59 pm ET


Israel has a legal responsibility to prevent the boats reaching Gaza.

The control of supplies entering Gaza has been in place since the June 2007 violent take-over of Gaza by Hamas, who disposed of the PA co-ordinators at the border crossings and chased out the EU monitors at the Rafah crossing with Egypt.

Israel allows over 100 trucks of aid into Gaza every day and there is no lack of food or medicines.

Gaza also has a border with Egypt which could also supply aid.

The flotilla is nothing but a politically motivated, media provocation, consisting of a bunch of individuals who are no more than anti-Israel radicals disguising themselves as humanitarians.

They do not care about the suffering of Gazans under Hamas control, nor the Israelis targeted by their rockets, and are explicitly disinterested in the treatment of Gilad Shalit.

They simply want provocation to exact an Israeli response, so that the world can once again distort the expected encounter to enable more demonization of the Jewish state.

Sue   May 31st, 2010 11:37 pm ET

Isreal has proven yet again to be a state of murdering thugs.

Miriam, after Israel killed more innocent civilians, I dont think there will much chance of seeing Shalit again. The civilian victims of Israels murdering army probably could not resist revenge. How many innocent people does Israel think it can kill before revenge is delivered?

If Shilat has been killed in retaliation for the latest set of civilians who have been murdered by Israels army, then Israel and its supporters must blame themselves.

Israel you are the most evil state, not even the Nazis constantly attacked red cross and aid convoys.

Ariely   June 4th, 2010 7:08 am ET

The operators of Marmara sheep are members of Islamic jihad network and not "peace activists"

*This Jihad network includes Al Qaida, Muslim Brotherhood and Afghan Mujahidin
Involved in planning AL QAEDA ATTACK on LA Airport
(Ref to the Danish Institute for International Studies)
* Took part in Muslim wars, transferred money, firearms, knives and explosives.
(Refer to a French intelligence report)
• For "non violence" peace activists" they have been well advance prepared for armed confrontation.

The flotillas organizers declared on departure:“We agree to adhere to the principles of nonviolent resistance"
•Believing the organizers-Israel planed a non violent action by soldiers armed with GAME pink guns and self defense pistols
.However they were attacked by the Islamist activists ARMED with knives, clubs, firing life fire and non " Freedom activists"

miriam   June 17th, 2010 1:48 pm ET


Innocent civilians?!!!!!!!!!!!

Innocent civilians don't record videos of with their intentions to die as martyrs fighting Jews!

Innocent civilians don't set out with the intent of breaking international law.

Humanitarian workers should have read the ICRC handbook that tells them not to be involved in political actions and that they should not set out on dangerous missions, ignore warnings, resist interception, be armed or take camaras, camcorders or valuables.

This was not a red cross aid convoy!!!!!!!!!!!

Samantha   July 16th, 2010 6:49 pm ET

Miriam, have you heard of mobile phones? Nearly all events are recorded these days.

You like to talk about the Iranian girl Neda, who was filmed dying in the streets of Tehran. That is the kind of video you support. But Jews being filmed killing aid workers is the kind of video you don't support.
Personally I think Neda was killed by the west. A beautiful girl dying on the streets is the type of Iconic symbolism western media love to publish. The fact that the imagery was so pungent for western media makes me think the west designed the entire story.

Israel was not enforcing law, the death penalty is not the law for sailing in international waters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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