Is this a good idea? I’m not sure this is a good idea:
Although most of the recent talk regarding flotillas has revolved around ships sailing toward Gaza, at least two plans have emerged for “reverse flotillas” – from Israel toward Turkey – to highlight what organizers have labeled the Turks’ “shameless hypocrisy” in their criticisms of the Jewish state.
The most ambitious of the two plans has been devised by members of Israel’s National Student Union, who this week announced their intention to set sail toward Turkey, in an effort to bring humanitarian aid to the “oppressed people of Turkish Kurdistan” and to members of the “Turkish Armenian minority.”
Student Union chairman Boaz Torporovsky, who has been leading the reverse flotilla charge, told The Jerusalem Post on Monday, “Hundreds of people have volunteered for the flotilla, and many more are contacting us all the time for ways they can help.
“Our plan is to deliver much-needed humanitarian assistance to the Kurds of Turkey, who by the way outnumber Israelis and Palestinians combined,” he said.
“And to show that Turkey has its own issues when it comes to the treatment of its minorities, which they should consider before criticizing us.”
Torporovsky added that the National Student Union members had two separate flotilla ideas, both of which they hoped to embark on soon. The first was a flotilla of private yachts that would head out to sea if additional Gaza-bound flotillas entered Israeli waters.
I mean, sure – exposing hypocrisy is great and everything, but- somehow, I think a boat-full of Israeli Jews floating into a hostile Muslim nation’s waters in order to embarrass them….doesn’t sound… safe.
“We need three things to pull this part off,” he (Torporovsky) said.
“Money, logistical support and balls – and we’ve got the last two things covered.
Kid’s got spunk. I’ll give him that. But if there’s an international incident, who do you think gets the worldwide condemnation? Who gets castigated for being needlessly confrontational?
Yeah, I know. The usual suspects would be oblivious to the hypocrisy, which is the point. Blind haters don’t recognize their hypocrisy even when hit over the head with it.
I’m not sure this is a good idea…
Hat tip: Hot Air Headlines.