The left is in a tizzy because some “well meaning” people are on a flotilla to Gaza and Josh Trevino dares to say what so many of the rest of us are thinking — if Israel takes out the flotilla in self defense, so be it.Frankly, from my vantage point, I can’t see any other rational position — particularly for those who support Israel, particularly for conservatives.These flotillas of leftists have been well known to smuggle arms into Gaza and cause other problems. They are not humanitarian, so much as they are anti-Israel. They ignore the daily rocket attacks launched into Israel by terrorists in Gaza and, in fact, typically make excuses for those attacks.So Trevino gets attacked by Salon, Media Matters, and Think Progress for saying on Twitter, “Dear IDF: If you end up shooting any Americans on the new Gaza flotilla — well, most Americans are cool with that. Including me.”Frankly, I think it is a testament to the correctness of Josh’s opinion that the far left is outraged by it. If Americans do join a flotilla to aid and abet terrorist thugs in Gaza under the cover of humanitarian aid, they take their lives into their own hands and Israel has a clear and reasonable right to defend itself.Now, for all those of you hand wringing that Josh or me are extremists for daring to speak truth to leftists, add Hillary Clinton to the list of extremists for agreeing with us.
we do not believe that the flotilla is a necessary or useful effort to try to assist the people of Gaza. Just this week, the Israeli Government approved a significant commitment to housing in Gaza. There will be construction materials entering Gaza and we think that it’s not helpful for there to be flotillas that try to provoke actions by entering into Israeli waters and creating a situation in which the Israelis have the right to defend themselves.
Really, if there is outrage, the outrage should be that yet again the American left has turned a blind eye toward Israel and a sympathetic eye to terrorists who’d be perfectly happy to wipe our democratic ally off the face of the earth.