Friday, June 4, 2010

if you're curious about Israel's latest atrocity

Meldungen aus dem Exil | The Tacitus Principle: How Israel and its Apologists Defend the Indefensible is worth reading just for the Tacitus quote at the beginning. But I'll just quote its simple summary of what some readers may not know: "In order to enforce a blockade of the Gaza Strip, Israeli special forces carried out a late-night raid on an unarmed, civilian humanitarian relief convoy in international waters that sought free passage to territory Israel occupies. It is alleged that those on board the Turkish Mavi Marmara resisted this armed attack using whatever materials were available (most of which can be found in any proper kitchen, tool shed, or garage in the world). Approximately sixteen passengers were killed by the Israeli attackers (though current press reports have reduced the figure – without explanation or comment – to nine), and the remainder were taken, by force, to Israeli territory and held there incommunicado."

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