Ireland-Israel tensions rise

It’s still looking very dicey out there in the Eastern Med, as we wait for the Irish wave.  Brian Cowen must know there’s not a snowball’s of the MV Rachel Corrie getting through to Gaza and is getting his diplomatic retaliation in first. The Israelis are drawing a careful distinction between the naval blockade and letting in supplies. The blockade stays, supplies may be something else. The Israelis don’t take easily to pressure even within their own democracy. One blogger must have links to the agent of the author of Wallander. I so hope that Mairead Corrigan and the complement don’t get hurt. Surely the Israeli tactics won’t be so clumsy and aggressive this time? I couldn’t help thinking of those paratroops of long ago. Will someone call for a Bloody Sunday type inquiry which wasn’t fully international but had a Commonwealth element?


  • HeinzGuderian

    vue ?? I mean like VUE ??

    By gad greener,your murder of the great English language is deplorable Sir !!! :O))))

    (wonders will never start)

  • HeinzGuderian

    Actually I took 12/1 about the Derby Favorite,(currently 13.8)… all bets are still on !! :O)

  • RepublicanStones

    Alias your mistaking control with sovereignty, and not for the first time. I’ve posted this before Alias, you must have missed

    Territorial sea claims

    * None: Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is not a landlocked country.
    * 3 nautical miles (5.6 km): Jordan, Palau, Singapore
    * 6 nautical miles (11.1 km): Dominican Republic, Greece, Turkey (but only in the Aegean Sea)
    * 12 nautical miles (22.2 km): Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Brunei, Bouvet Island[8] Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Republic of China, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark[9], Djibouti, Dominica, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Faroe Islands[10], Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Niue, Norway,[11] Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey (in the Black sea and Mediterranean), Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen
    * 12 nautical miles/DLM[12]: Slovenia
    * 30 nautical miles (55.6 km): Togo

    Contiguous zone claims

    * None: Albania, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Cameroon, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mauritius, Micronesia, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Nigeria, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, São Tomé and Príncipe, Singapore, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Suriname, Sweden, Togo, Tonga, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania
    * 14 nautical miles (25.9 km): Finland
    * 15 nautical miles (27.8 km): Venezuela
    * 18 nautical miles (33.3 km): Bangladesh, Gambia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan

  • RepublicanStones

    The two British soliders who were dragged from their car and beated to a pulp by the mob in Belfast in 1988 before being murdered with their own guns made the mistake to firing into the air rather than firing at the mob that was attacking them.

    Alias such an analogy is laughable. Those two soldiers were not trying to illegally commandeer the coffin. Once those israeli soldiers left israeli sovereign territory, which they did, they became just like those somali pirates, in other words – sans legitimacy. They had no authority to storm that ship, and as such the activists were fully entitled to use force.

  • wee buns

    Really disgraceful how Jean Mc Conville gets used at the drop of a hat, to persecute a point which is related only to the emotiveness of the author, nothing else.
    Wonder how her family feels about the flippant tool she has become.

  • Greenflag

    What do YOU say ??

    I say you or fellow traveller in neo con nuttiness DV answer Horse’s question which he has now posed several times for you and others to answer .So far all we see and hear is silence on the Israeli Unionist front .

    The issue is food and medical supplies and humanitarian aid for the people of Gaza and the Israeli Government and military’s role in ensuring that most of that aid does not get through .

  • RepublicanStones

    David the Palestinians are the victims of this conflict, as the founder of Israel David Ben-Gurion admitted.