Tuesday, June 1, 2010
It appears that tensions are escalating between Gaza and Isreal. The Jerusalem Post reports that 3 members of an Islamic militant group had been killed after launching two rockets into southern Israel, which “landed in open areas and caused no injuries.” This was allegedly immediately followed by an airborne retaliation: “The IDF confirmed it had carried out an airstrike Tuesday, and Gaza’s chief medical examiner said there were three deaths.” Doesn’t end there: the Israeli media reports that “two Palestinian terrorists were identified infiltrating into Israel from the southern Gaza Strip earlier this morning. The soldiers on the scene exchanged fire with the terrorists, killing them both.” We are still awaiting for the other perspective on these escalations, although so far have been unable to attain an impartial view on events.
In other news Al Jazeera quotes Mossad Chief Meir Dagan as saying on Tuesday that Israel is progressively becoming a burden on the United States. “Israel is gradually turning from an asset to the United States to a burden,” said Dagan, speaking before the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.
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Also, here is the latest news on the Gaza flotilla massacre:
A senior Israeli occupation army officer also spoke at the committee meeting on Tuesday, explaining the details of the army’s operation on the Gaza flotilla on Monday.
He said that the army had decided against sabotaging a ship in the Gaza flotilla at the center of Monday’s deadly clashes, out of fear that the vessel would be stranded in the middle of the ocean and at risk of a humanitarian crisis.
And in all this hoopla, the whole world has ignored the fact that three Israeli German-made subs (the irony here is beyond commentary) armed with nuclear cruise missiles are now tactically positioned just off the Iranian coast. One can only hope the escalation in regional hostilities does not lead to a direct offensive involving substances that have a far longer half-life than the ECB’s intervention in currency markets these days.
This article was posted: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 9:21 am