31 August, 2010

Panorama: What Happened on the Flotilla to Gaza (BBC)

The BBC news program Panorama takes a look at the Gaza Flotilla incident from May of this year, and calls "Shenanigans" not on the Israeli commandos but on the activists behind the incident.

I particularly liked the news reporter's comments towards the end when, after looking over the "humanitarian aid" that the activists were supposedly trying to ship to Gaza, she discovered that over 2/3rds of the drugs being transported were already past their "use by" dates before they even left the Turkish port, and were therefore useless. (thanks to MZ for pointing that little detail out!)

Looks to me like this was hardly a "peaceful" protest, but instead a blatant provocation designed to prod the Israeli's into an armed confrontation.

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