Emile Tubiana

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Iran’s Well Planned Distraction

Posted by Emile Tubiana on June 6, 2010

Iran’s Well Planned Distraction

Among my readers in various sites and forums some friends misunderstood my writes by questioning “why don’t you like our President Obama?” My response is simple.  Obama is a nice and charming guy, but by wanting to do many things fast he is ignoring his first duty which is being a leader for the majority of the American people and letting the economy prosper. To reach this goal, he should be allowing the Republicans and the independents to participate with their knowledge and experience and not ignoring them and advancing alone. Creating jobs is not the government’s task. The bad economy is a minus factor and will haunt him and haunt the Democratic Party for a long time.

The government can only prepare the good atmosphere and the right conditions for job creation. He passed a few bills by twisting many arms, and against the will of the people. The foreign policy he adopted creates a lot of controversy.  He apologized too much to the Europeans, to the Muslims and to the Arabs and abandoned the good relations, which the US had with Israel. I am sure that he meant well, but the perception he created shows that the United States became weak, and as a result, the perception about Israel also changed, leaving the impression that the US has abandoned Israel.  The flotilla incident is one of the results of his policy. It doesn’t take much intelligence to figure out who is attacking whom just by seeing the video and by following the event.

I am sure that his team is following closely the diversion that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has created. Now the entire world is well distracted and doesn’t talk anymore about the nuclear development in Iran.

In my view, even the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who suggested having an international panel investigate last week’s deadly Gaza flotilla raid, was rushing to judgment.  If Mr. Ban Ki-moon cannot distinguish between a legitimate Blockade of war materials to Gaza and an uncalled-for provocation, then his place is not in the UN but in Asdod, Israel, where thousands of Iranian-made rockets were falling every day, fired from Gaza, in order to be a good judge. I hope that the flotilla incident will not also distract Mr Ban Ki-moon from following the subject of Iran’s nuclear weapons aspirations.

As Michael B. Oren wrote in the New York Times, Published: June 2, 2010
“There is little doubt as to the real purpose of the Mavi Marmara’s voyage — not to deliver humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza, but to create a provocation that would put international pressure on Israel to drop the Gaza embargo, and thus allow the flow of seaborne military supplies to Hamas. Just as Hamas gunmen hide behind civilians in Gaza, so, too, do their sponsors cower behind shipments of seemingly innocent aid.” http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/03/opinion/03oren.html

Greta Berlin, a spokeswoman for the Free Gaza said: “The whole point is to try to break the blockade,”

In an editorial article, the Washington Post highlighted Erdogan’s ties with the Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), which has connections with armed organizations. The credibility of the facts is clear.

Which country would allow arms being freely shipped to a place from which thousands of rocked have already been launched against innocent and defenseless children and civilians? If the example of WWII did not suffice, how can you understand the plight of the Jewish people?

I call on Netanyahu not to back down. Israel is there to stay despite all those who hate it.

Mr. Erdogan remember that: “During the inquisition in Spain your country was generous and saved thousands of Jews. Please keep in my mind that Israel has been the home of the Jews for thousands of years even before the Turks conquered Asia Minor. Now you embraced the leaders of Iran and Hamas and by doing so you showed your real face and intention”.

Copyright 2010 Emile Tubiana


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