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    • 03.07.11 | 18:46 (IDT)

    The typical Lieberman MO is to blame others for his own misdeeds. Consider the following: 1. Lieberman destroyed relations with Turkey (low chair, flotilla). His explanation: Turkey turned Islamist and this would have happened. Strangely, Turkey treats Israel rather kindly still (including offering support for fire fighting and flotilla prevention).. 2. "The Palestinians are trying to achieve their aims in a manner other than negotiations with Israel". This quote from Lieberman turns the truth upside down. Of course Israel refuses to negotiate. 3. With the Israeli Arabs, first Lieberman wants to kick them out of the country, then places the blame for Jewish racist attitudes towards them on the victims. 4. "The activists are trying to blame someone for their failure – no doubt they have watched too many James Bond films", this was Lieberman's explanation to accusations by the Flotilla II organizers that Israel sabotaged their ships. If 3 ships out of 12 were found damaged, I take it as extremely probable that they were sabotaged, but Lieberman found another explanation./ Such an MO might have been proper in the Soviet Union, but please, facts DO matter in the West.

    from the article: Gaza flotilla to set sail Monday despite numerous setbacks
    First published 11:47 03.07.11 | Last updated 11:47 03.07.11
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