Monday, May 31, 2010

Obama's Bad Luck Streak Continues

President Obama is as snake bit as a BP Chief Executive. First, the Deepwater Horizon blew out killing 11 people and unleashing an Exxon Valdez sized oil spill every two weeks. Then, Marjah was retaken by the Taliban in the Kandahar region of Southern Afghanistan.

Now, Israeli commandos killed between 14 and 20 activists delivering 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid to Gaza. Turkish media reported another 60 wounded. Haaretz reported:

Defense Minister Ehud Barak voiced regret for the deaths, but called the flotilla a political provocation and said the sponsors of the flotilla were violent supporters of a terror organization.

Isreali Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu canceled his upcoming White House visit in light of the incident. Netanyahu spurned the President's invitation. What does this interruption do to their planned intervention on a nuclear, terrorist Iran?

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on the flotilla. In light of Israel's blanket rejection of the UN Goldstone Report on their pummeling of Gaza, who will chair any special commission? Obama's commission appointments, Gulf Oil Catastrophe and Deficit Commission, leave much to be desired.

First oil, now blood is in the water. The world cries for a real investigation.

Update: Nine activists were killed by Israeli forces during the seizing of the ship.