Is there a White House-Hamas link?
June 11, 2010 Leave a comment
// Israel has eased its Gaza blockade, allowing some food items through for the first time in almost four years. But a recent deadly confrontation in that part of the world has given rise to new information that organizers of the convoy have ties to the Obama administration.
It is believed that John Brennan, a top adviser to President Obama, is the contact person within the White House for communications with the group Free Gaza Movement — a coalition of leftist organizations with ties to terrorists and to a Turkish Islamist group. This group seeks to challenge Israel’s blockade on the terrorist Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, according to a source close to Israel’s Netanyahu administration. Acquaintances of Obama — people like Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn — are also key players in this relationship.
Jordan Sekulow, human rights attorney and director of international operations for the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), argues that Israel was simply protecting its borders. He does not think Israel should expect support from the Obama administration.
He says when a boat is approaching without stopping, “and [Hamas] get[s] within a certain perimeter, they shoot to kill. They don’t try to board the boat and play nice, which is what Israel actually tried to do.”
When more than ten people were killed after Israeli naval soldiers boarded a Turkish ship that was one of six in a flotilla headed towards the Gaza Strip, it caused a new wave of anti-Israel sentiment around the world — especially from the mainstream media.
“Israel would’ve stepped further than any other country would in defending its sovereign territory because they know about the scrutiny they’re under internationally,” Sekulow adds. “These were paid terrorists.”
Since the attack, Turkey has demanded an international investigation.