Another Zionist conspiracy?
Found this at the inestimable Power Line:
As inevitable as the attempt to blame the natural disaster in Asia on human greed and stupidity (see below) is the rejection by a third world government of help from an Israeli aid mission. Israel was prepared to send a 150-person team to Sri Lanka. The delegation was 'planning to assemble a medical facility comprised of specialist doctors, and to set up emergency, internal medicine and pediatric departments, as well as laboratory and X-ray facilities in the southern part of Sri Lanka.' However, Sri Lanka refused to accept the mission. Israel nonetheless is dispatching supplies at Sri Lanka's request, including 10,000 blankets contributed by the Israeli army, along with tents, nylon sheeting and water containers.Since I heard that Indonesia is the country most heavily affected by the Tsunami, I have been telling friends and family (in jest) that I expect an Al Jazeera article any day now, claiming that it was not an earthquake that caused the Tsunami but, instead, an Israeli-detonated nuclear device, aimed at destroying Islam. Seems as if the affected countries are gearing up to head down that path already. UPDATE: The oriignal reports have been clarified a bit. Israel is still helping out, but not as originally proposed. I did not realize that Sri Lanka had restored diplomatic relations with Israel, so it may well be that the original news report, with its implications about Islamic rejection of Jewish help, was wrong.