Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Though linked to on Sunday, it's worth quoting BBC's Jane Corbin's interview with Bülent Yildirim, president of the IHH (the Turkish "charity" that sponsored the Gaza blockade-busting ship flotilla this summer). It was aired on an August 16th BBC Panorama broadcast "Death in the Med," as transcribed on Just Journalism (emphasis added):
Panorama exhibited footage taken from the Mavi Marmara showing IHH head Bülent Yildirim saying the following:
We’re going to defeat the Israeli commandoes--we’re declaring it now. If you bring your soldiers here, we will throw you off the ship and you’ll be humiliated in front of the whole world.
You said that if they board the ship you would throw them into the sea. Isn’t that a provocation, saying that to your supporters on the ship?
I spoke correctly there. I spoke beautifully. I watched it again afterwards. Israel stole these images from us, but we’re not denying it. If we organised another boat, and Israel attempted to illegally invade it, we’d use our right to passive resistance. We’d throw them into the sea.
Naturally, the Beeb's rare honesty provoked ethics complaints from pro-Palestinian groups annoyed that the network was less anti-Israel than usual.

(via The Corner)


A_Nonny_Mouse said...

So Gandhi's "passive resistance" now means clubbing people with metal pipes and throwing them into the ocean?

See, THIS is why we can't let anyone (including our own Lefty Liberal-Progressives) start sneaking new meanings into previously well-defined words (for instance, "marriage".) You let 'em hijack the language and it becomes tacit permission to corrupt the underpinnings of rational thought.

OBloodyHell said...

> use our right to passive resistance. We’d throw them into the sea.

"Passive Resistance"?

I do not think this term means what you think it means.

Hey, word verif is "shatt". How appropo.

Carl said...

When "passive resistance" equals "riot," no wonder the Palestinian's don't know how to negotiate a peace agreement

Assistant Village Idiot said...

The world needs a snopes.com in Arabic.