1. “We will not stop. We will go again. Please, donate for the next trip. We have the Rachel Corrie and another boat.We WILL go until Gaza is free.”
2. “It was clear from the size of the force that boarded the ship that the purpose was not only to stop this sail, but to cause the largest possible number of fatalities in order to stop such initiatives in the future.”
Hanin Zoabi, Arab member of the Israeli Knesset who was on board the Mavi Marmara.
3. Janine Zacharia, the Jerusalem Washington New York Times Post’s Wolf Blitzer analogue, just not quite as feminine looking, has begun the propaganda campaign to make sure the Israeli position on Israel’s crimes against the Freedom Flotilla is the dominant one in what’s left of the minds of the American public. Her article on the front page of JWNYPT today is a microcosm of all that is wrong with American journalism when it comes to the Jewish state. By the way, by “Jewish State” I mean Israel, not the United States, though frankly I could not find fault with any of you if you were confused for just a second. I’ll even give Shas Party members a break on that one.
Here you have an obvious case of murder on the high seas, piracy, and just plain thuggery on the part of Israel. But the Zionist-Jew owned paper in the nation’s capital has a Jewess with years of ties to Israel presenting the Israeli side of the story. She minimizes the death toll by saying “at least 9” people were killed, while at the same time on her very own twitter account she says the death toll could go up to 19 or 20, and presents almost everything from the Israeli perspective.
She starts right of the bat by describing Israeli’s commando raid on the Turkish ship as a “melee”. You know, a sort of Pier 6 brawl. Shas Party members, please note that the red highlights are mine.
“A nighttime Israeli naval operation to seize control of an aid flotilla headed for the Gaza Strip ended in a fatal melee on Monday as passengers battled with helicopter-borne Israeli commandos aboard a ship sailing on international waters. At least nine pro-Palestinian activists were killed.”
Israel sends in crack troops to seize an unarmed ship and the result is a “melee”. Hmmm. How about the result was Israel’s “killing at least nine passengers”? She knows how to use the passive voice.
This quote is worth looking at as well.
“Eight previous flotillas were either allowed to reach Gaza or were diverted by the Israeli navy without incident.
The above line is so misleading as to constitute an outright lie. Readers will think that boats carrying aid to Gaza either get there, or get diverted to the wonderful Jewish state, all without incident. This is pure, Grade J, kosher, stinking hot Zionist Bullshit.
CNN, (Cabalah Network News), reported the same story. It sort of had to since one of its very own reporters, Karl Penhaul, was on board the ship, the DIGNITY, with Ms. McKinney. Mr. Penhaul reported that one of the Israeli boats “very severly rammed” the ship.
“When the boat later docked in the Lebanese port city of Tyre, severe damage was visible to the forward port side of the boat, and the front left window and part of the roof had collapsed. It was flying the flag of Gibraltar.”
Ms. Mckinney, in that same article, reported:
“Our boat was rammed three times, twice in the front and one on the side.”
The attack on the DIGNITY was in international waters. The ship could have been sunk, according to its captain.
“It could have ended with people drowning if they hit us more square on,” Dignity’s captain, Denis Healey, said. “It could have gone down in minutes.”
An interesting note, is Ms. McKinney’s comment on Karl Penhaul and CNN.
“Another incredibly committed journalist who was with us was CNN’s Karl Penhaul. Karl reported the truth even when his own station was repeating Israeli disinformation.“
Ever heard of the “SPIRIT OF HUMANITY”?
Here is what Paul Craig Roberts, now retired no doubt in part due to being tired of dealing with tons and tons of Zionist Bullshit, reported about that ship which also went to Gaza to deliver aid.
“On June 30 , the government of Israel committed an act of piracy when the Israeli Navy in international waters illegally boarded the “Spirit of Humanity,” kidnapped its 21-person crew from 11 countries, including former US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney and Nobel Laureate Mairead MaGuire, and confiscated the cargo of medical supplies, olive trees, reconstruction materials, and children’s toys that were on the way to the Mediterranean coast of Gaza. The “Spirit of Humanity,” along with the kidnapped 21 persons, is being towed to Israel as I write.”
[Note to Mr. Roberts: Please come out of retirement, we need you more than ever.]
The Freegaza.org folks write on May 31, 2010 concerning the “Spirit of Humanity” the following:
“Israel has yet to return the Spirit of Humanity, registered under a Greek flag.”
Now the Israelis, and there are many places on the net where you can find their quotes, are also saying the Flotilla had links to al-Qa’ida. Here’s a link to a typical Israeli hysterical claim published by one of Zacharia’s former employers, the Jerusalem Post.
So it is no surprise to find that Zacharia uses that talking point as well, but instead she uses the term “militant groups” as she markets Israel’s brand for the zombified American public.
“Because of the much larger scale of this flotilla, and because of concerns about the presence of activists with alleged links to militant groups, Israel mounted a far more aggressive military response than it had before, officials said. Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu consulted with his top security advisers and approved “Operation Sea Breeze” to try to stop the flotilla from reaching Gaza.”
The entire article is like this. Yes, she does quote some sane people who point out the illegality of what Israel is doing, but everything is framed from an Israeli perspective.
This is what you get from a Zionist owned newspaper employing a reporter as its Jerusalem Bureau Chief who has worked for five years as the Washington Bureau Chief for the Jerusalem Post (Wolf Blitzer’s former paper – he was also stationed in Washington for the Jerusalem Post), and who has worked in Israel for “The Jerusalem Report” and for Reuters. (Blitzer did something similar – working for Reuters while in Tel Aviv).
On this note, here’s a link to Alison Weir’s excellent article a while back talking about how so many “US” correspondents in Israel have what appear to be conflict of interest issues.
It’s time to hold the media’s feet to the fire. Do not let the main stream media and its zio-spondents get away with whitewashing Israel’s crimes.