June 2, 2010, - 1:44 pm

Hmm . . . Hypocritical Turkey Supported Blockades, Opposed Aid Flotillas

By Debbie Schlussel

It’s interesting that Turkey sponsored the HAMAS Gaza flotilla and that its officials and riotous barbarian “civilians” (involves the word civil, so needs to be in quotation marks) are all “upset” over Israel’s blockade to Gaza. In fact, Yisrael Medad–on his site, My Right Word–points out that, in fact, Turkey is very much in favor of blockades . . . when it involves Turkey “defending itself” and attacking various ethnicities it hates, but not when Jews try to defend themselves.


Turkey’s “Opposition” to Blockade of HAMAS is Sheer Hypocrisy, Phony

(And, as we all know, it’s not a blockade of food or supplies, which it continues to allow into Gaza.  It’s a blockade of arms to further weaponize HAMAS terrorists against Israel and others.)

As Medad points out, Turkey joined or carried out blockades against Armenians, against Kurds, etc.  And, as we all know, the Turks have repeatedly fomented violence against Kurds (their fellow Muslims) and Armenians (remember, the Armenian Holocaust?).   For example, Medad notes Turkey’s

sixteen-year long blockade of Armenia (imposed at the time of the post-Soviet conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh).

Hey, as we all know Turkey killed more than a few people on a boat, and they didn’t do in self-defense, but in offense, in genocide.

We already know the Turks are frauds, hypocrites, and Muslim extremists.  But Yisrael Medad provides more ammunition and evidence to back it up.  Read the whole thing.

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Yup… who are they to tell Israel it can’t blockade Hamas and to fight terrorists when its been running a blockade of its own and fighting against its own Kurdish population for decades?

What goes around… comes around – right back at Turkey!

And its about time!

NormanF on June 2, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Lee Rodgers speaks for me:

“Israel is again targeted by the world’s hypocrites for blocking aid shipments to Hamas, the terror group, coming from Turkey in the guise of “aid to the Palestinians.” Can anyone be so simple-minded as to believe those carefully-crafted signs flaunted by protestors in Istanbul and elsewhere were suddenly and spontaneously created within an hour after Israel struck in self-defense?”

I have lots of Armenian friends who remind me often what the Turks did to them… Down with Turkey!

As goes Israel - so goes the World on June 2, 2010 at 1:58 pm


    john on June 4, 2010 at 11:36 am


pat on June 2, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Sounds about right….do as I say and not as I do.

ecorpe on June 2, 2010 at 2:13 pm

Yes, that humanitarian aid is so desperately needed by the Gaza masses. CNN reports that Hamas has refused to let the flotilla’s cargo into Gaza. Can’t let impoverished and starving children get in the way of a potent political stunt. How will the useful idiots justify this one?


Of course, everybody knows that in Ashdod, the Israelis sprayed the goods with Jewish cooties.

dsch on June 2, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Once nominally secular Turkey is angling for leadership in the Muslim world. And everything must be seen in that context.

Turkey once needed Israel to help it contain Syria; but now that Turkey and Syria are buddies’ they don’t need Israel*. They want to stand with their Muslim brothers so it’s hardly surprising they were the first to welcome Hamas after their 2006 election, and it’s why they stand with Hamas against Israel (Jewish infidels). It’s also why they stand with the leaders of Sudan despite the genocide against the country’s blacks.

* Actually, they still want advanced military technology from Israel, but the latter is finally starting to realize how risky it is to provide such goods to Turkey (which could easily be exposed to their new best buds’, Syria and Iran). A recent request from Turkey for some advanced naval weaponry was turned down.

Raymond in DC on June 2, 2010 at 2:16 pm

I sent this to the NYTimes but it wasn’t published (and probably won’t):

— Your quote Greta Berlin of the Free Gaza Movement as saying, “This initiative is not going to stop” (“Israel Holds Hundreds Seized During Raid on Flotilla”, June 1). Ms. Berlin was reported to be located “in Cyprus”.

Could we know if that was in Turkish-occupied Cyprus? Will some of the next flotilla guerrillas come from Turkish-occupied Kurdistan although I doubt that any recruits would come from the progeny of Turkish-massacred Armenians. —

Thanks for pointing people my way!

Yisrael Medad on June 2, 2010 at 2:51 pm

The IDF reports that:

“In a special meeting of the Security Cabinet it was disclosed that a group of 40 people on board the Mavi Marmara with no identification papers belong to Al Qaeda. The terrorists were equipped with bullet proof vests, night-vision goggles, and weapons”.

So much for the Gaza Peace Movement

ScottyDog on June 2, 2010 at 4:07 pm

Another excellent post, Debbie.

JeffE on June 2, 2010 at 8:00 pm

I understand that the HAMAS terrorists and their Turkish buddies (excuse the duplication) may send more flotillas to Gaza, and may even accompany them with the Turkish Navy.

President Obama has been talking recently of the special relationship between the US and Israel (which I guess goes to show how vague the word ‘special’ is). If the US is such a great ally of Israel, shouldn’t the US Navy offer to have a presence in these waters so as to help conduct the war on terrorism (Islamic terrorism) most efffectively and at the same time help the US’s ‘special’ ally Israel?

Little Al on June 2, 2010 at 9:12 pm

Dear Debbie,

Firstly thank you for your tireless fight to expose the truth & counter-repond to the culture of lies & anti-Semitism by most Muslims/Arabs & those who support/appease to them. May God Bless you & keep you safe.

Secondly, here are important facts about the latest situation :

The organizers of those ships allegedly have ties with global Jihad, al-Qaeda and Hamas. They have a history of arms smuggling and deadly terror.
Those organizers also hired Special Forces of radical, semi-militant Muslims/Arabs to whom they paid significant sums of money to carry out such acts e.g. the planned lynching of the Israeli soldiers.
Significant amount of various weapons were found on board that ship, prepared in advance and used against the Israeli soldiers. The organizers intent & method was violent which they initiated.
Upon their landing, the Israeli soldiers were attacked by extremists with live ammunition, axes, metal rods and blunt instruments. At least seven Israeli soldiers were injured, two in critical condition.
As such I ask again what are the protests about? Not being able to lynch more Israelis?

This is a call to every truth & justice seeking person. What happened on that ship is that those false “Peace Activists”, ambushed & brutally lynched those young Israeli soldiers.
Those soldiers came unto that ship initially without fire arms, with paint balls guns which are not fire arms & with no intentions to hurt anyone. They have made it clear well in advance that they will only be coming to negotiate with what they thought were “Humanitarians”.
Yet many of those false “Peace Activists” attacked them as soon as those soldiers arrived, brutally beating & stabbing them with knives, axes, iron rods, dozens against each one such soldier.
Those false “Humanitarians” turned out to be a well equipped, brutal lynching anti-Semitic mob, on which that tragic, unexpected development is to be blamed.
If anything, many of us are concerned that those soldiers did not defend themselves a lot earlier than they did. Any soldier, who eventually did defend himself did so in the midst of being brutally lynched by dozens & after much suffering & having firearms held by those “Humanitarians” fired at them.

Where were those activists when Israelis civilians suffered from over 8,000 rockets launched at them by Hamas & Co., in the few years AFTER Israel withdrew from Gaza? Could it be that the losses of Jewish/Israelis lives was not worth protesting about?
Also for the record, Israel continues to allow into Gaza tones of food & other humanitarian aid on a daily basis and over a millions tones of it in the past 18 months alone.
Israel also offered those “Humanitarians” to do the same with their good, but they refused for it to be inspected & transferred through the land crossing. The world is also being reminded that the last such ship which refused inspection by the IDF originated from Iran & carried massive amount of rockets & various weapons, most of which were use against Israeli civilians.
This was not a Humanitarian mission but rather a gross provocation by people who do not care about Human Rights.

Zion-Israel on June 2, 2010 at 11:17 pm


Sorry to rain on your parade, but it is high time you looked at the map of Armenia.

When you do, you’ll notice that Armenia has border with Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Iran.

Which means, even if Turkey did try to, it would not be possible to blockade Armenia without the cooperation or the other 3 neighbors.

Here is the news bit for you: Neither Iran nor Georgia ever blockaded Armenia.

So.. you might like to look up the differences between blockading and closing borders; and then edit your post.

Oh, wait.. if you knew the difference you wouldn’t have written this in the first place.

Thank you for trying all the same though.

Keep up the hasbara.. such a source of joy to read.

Nesim on June 3, 2010 at 1:20 am


    You read maps well, but otherwise, your analysis stinks. First, Georgia has blockaded Armenia. Moreover, according to one source, it did so in response to terrorist attacks that may have been coordinated through Turkish intelligence. Second, although Armenia, a landlocked nation, borders Georgia and Iran, as well as Azerbaijan and Turkey, approximately 80 percent of Armenia’s borders are with Azerbaijan and Turkey, which are blockaded borders. Three, Turkey is not at war with Armenia. Turkey’s blockade is illegal under international law.
    A few months ago, Turkey and Armenia entered into a historic agreement which would have lifted the blockade and opened economic and political relations between Turkey and Armenia. Turkey spoiled it. It refused to lift the blockade. Turkey also refuses to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide. Turkey’s actions are reprehensible.

    Shota Con Safos on June 4, 2010 at 2:20 am

    So does gaza strip have a border with your “friendly” ARAB republic of egypt.

    So gaza is NOT blockaded by your own definition then.

    Therefore, your comparison with Armeina is simply FALSE.

    john on June 4, 2010 at 11:34 am

I want to add that Turkey also doesn’t allow ships from Cyprus in its harbours. Cyprus being a part of the EU, that Turkey wants to join.

Hans from Holland on June 3, 2010 at 3:48 am


DEBBIEPHOBE on June 15, 2010 at 1:23 pm

Why is it that when someone does something wrong, instead of just saying that it’s wrong, they publicize how someone else did something wrong too? I personally hate that type of defense. It reminds me of my children doing something wrong, and when I catch them, they tell me “well he did it too”, that doesn’t make them doing something wrong any better, and I have not heard of a nine person murder because of a blockade in Turkey. They should not have a blockade either, but the issue is the fact that 9 people were murdered, that should never be talked down no matter if they’re Turkish, Israeli, Palestinian, etc. Someone always hurts when someone is taken from them. Shame on this article for down playing the main problem with the blockade….the violence that took place.

MrsRodgers on July 16, 2010 at 2:11 pm


    Shame on YOU for down playing the main problem of hypocrisy AND the blockade OF THE TURKS….the violence has taken place where ONE AND A HALF MILLION ARMENIAN MEN WOMEN AND CHILDREN WHERE SLAUGHTERED IN 1915-1920 leading to disappearance from their three millenia old homeland. not not mention mention numerous pre and post massacres in the hands of the turks.

    once again, Shame on YOU for down playing these monstrous crimes against humanity.

    john on July 22, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    john on July 22, 2010 at 7:42 pm


Shame on YOU for down playing the main problem of hypocracy AND the blockade OF THE TURKS….the violence has taken place where ONE AND A HALF MILLION ARMENIAN MEN WOMEN AND CHILDREN WHERE SLAUGHTERED IN 1915-1920 leading to disappearance from their three millennia old homeland. not not mention mention numerous pre and post massercres in the hands of the turks.

once again, Shame on YOU for down playing these monstrous crimes against humanity.

john on July 22, 2010 at 7:37 pm

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