Israel’s Latest Murder of Humanitarian Activists

I am outraged at Israel’s latest criminal act. I mourn with my fellow Free Gaza travelers, the lives that have been lost by Israel’s needless, senseless act against unarmed humanitarian activists. But I’m even more outraged that once again, Israel’s actions have been aided and abetted by a U.S. political class that has become corrupted beyond belief due to its reliance on Zionist finance and penetration by Zionist zealots for whom no U.S. weapons system is too much for the Israeli war machine, and the silence of the world’s onlookers whose hearts have grown cold with indifference.

I recently visited the offices of IHH, the Turkish humanitarian organization that sponsored one of the Freedom Flotilla boats, and that was targeted by the Israelis for its murderous rampage. Reports are still coming in as to the full extent of the senseless Israeli violence. Of course, I expect Israel’s apologists in the press and in the United States government to shift into high gear to support Israel’s lying machine. Take note of their names. The 12,000 internet squatters/written word grenade throwers, hired by the Israeli Foreign Ministry to defend Israel and attack peace activists online, are already busy spreading their orchestrated disinformation in cyberspace. Be very careful what you read and believe from special interest press and the internet. You could be reading one of Israel’s hired hacks. As a news diversion from what Israel has just done, I suspect that we can also expect to see a lot of historical footage of war’s atrocities on television: today is Memorial Day in the United States, a day long ago set aside to remember the sacrifices of U.S. war dead.

I encouraged and supported U.S.S. Liberty veteran Joe Meadors’s participation in the Freedom Flotilla. Unfortunately, the fate of the U.S.S. Liberty innocents on the high seas, while in international waters, has now been visited upon the participants in the Freedom Flotilla, in large measure because of the Congressional- and Presidential-level cover-up of the 1967 Israeli attack on that U.S. surveillance ship. Combined with the failure of just about every other effort to hold Israel accountable for its crimes against humanity, war crimes, genocide, and crimes against the peace. Belgium and Spain changed their domestic laws of universal jurisdiction after Israeli appeals to do so. The entire musical chairs gang of rotating Israeli leadership are war criminals. During my imprisonment in Israel for attempting to take crayons to the children of Gaza, I called Israel a failed state. If Israel is threatened by unarmed, humanitarian activists to the point of massacring them, then Israel is a failed state. Israel is a failed nuclear state.

Obama’s most recent granting of an additional $205 million for Israeli “missile defense” is unconscionable, when in the same week, reports revealed for the first time, Israel’s offer of nuclear weapons to apartheid South Africa. Just last week, a paper bearing the signature of former Israeli Prime Minister, Shimon Peres, was released by South Africa, revealing that in 1975, Israel could offer South Africa nuclear weapons “in three sizes.” South Africa’s then-Minister of Defense, P.W. Botha, was South Africa’s signatory to the letter. This information would make the entire Obama Administration look sadly farcical as it points an accusing finger at Iran, except that U.S. obeisance to the Israeli bloodthirst is deadly serious. With deadly outcomes.

Earlier this month, Israel was granted admission to the Organization of Economic and Community Development (OECD), a direct affront to ongoing Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) efforts across the world. Once again, Israel has thumbed its nose at the global community–with bloody results–because it can.

I am proud to serve on the Bertrand Russell Tribunal on Palestine. Its next sitting will be in London, where we will examine corporate complicity in Israel’s crimes against Palestine. The Tribunal will sit from November 5-7. Please put this on your calendar. We all must do what we can, where we are to end wars against the people at home and wars against human rights abroad.

Finally, a friend just sent a message to me saying that the Israelis had lost their minds. Sadly, based on the past, the Israelis could very well conclude that they can do anything–imprison me for trying to take love to the children of Gaza and kill humanitarian activists trying to do the same–because they know, in the end, they’ll get away with it. Instead, I would suggest that we are the ones who have lost our minds, our souls, our spirits, and our human dignity if we allow the Israelis to get away with murder–again–and we do nothing.

I am calling on the people of the United States to change course now.

On this Memorial Day 2010, I am stunned and outraged beyond belief while mourning the dead of the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza.

Cynthia McKinney was a presidential candidate for the Green Party in the 2008 election. Read other articles by Cynthia, or visit Cynthia's website.

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  1. Ismail Zayid said on May 31st, 2010 at 8:15am #

    There is nothing new in this crime. Israeli war crimes are beyond count. This onslaught, on peacefull human rights activists trying to provide humanitarian aid to the 1.5 million peolpe in Gaza who have been subjected to this illegal blockade, is the height of criminality. Yet, what defies credibility is the lack of action from those who call themselves leaders of the free world. Turkey is a member of NATO, the laws of which indicate that an attack on any of its members is an attack on all. So, what will, Canada, the US and other NATO members do, beyond empty expressions of regret?!!

  2. Hue Longer said on May 31st, 2010 at 9:20am #

    Interesting following the early coverage

    NYT and CNBC were trying to spin it but it was coming off as bad as Britain and the US with their “regrets”.

    I like Cynthia warning about the 12000 hired propaganda internet trolls. I wonder if unpaid trolls get angered when they hear about others getting paid

  3. bozh said on May 31st, 2010 at 9:23am #

    My over-generalized ‘prophecy’ that asocialists wld stop at nothing to help achieve ther final solution for humans had been proved true by attacking civilians in int’l sea. tnx

    This latest atrocity by christo-talmudic soyuz heralds rise in crimes against any of its enemies! tnx

  4. Hue Longer said on May 31st, 2010 at 9:50am #

    CNN

    CNN finally has a post (this is hard to spin, give them a break!)

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/…raid.reaction/

    The headline is titled,

    “World reaction to Israel after raid on aid flotilla mostly negative”

    the sixth paragraph says,

    “International response was overwhelmingly critical.”

    what occurred from the time this was submitted to the time it ran with the headline?

  5. mary said on May 31st, 2010 at 10:02am #

    Cynthia of course is a very brave and fearless woman. She survived the ramming of the Free Gaza boat Dignity by the Israeli navy, again in international waters and again in the dead of night. My brother who was also on board intended to go to assist with the casualties in Gaza from the Cast Lead offensive which had just started.

    He has since attempted to visit Gaza where he set up a charity to help the children there but entry to the ‘concentration camp’ has been denied by the inhuman and cruel Occupiers.

    David is my eldest brother, whom I love and of whom I am very proud, wrote about the ramming of the Dignity here.

    http://dissidentvoice.org/2009/04/piracy-off-the-promised-land-the-ramming-of-the-dignity-with-clear-lethal-intent/

    I would have been distraught if he had drowned that night and just as distraught as those relatives of the killed and injured on the Mavi Marmara are now.

    and just as distr

  6. mary said on May 31st, 2010 at 11:27am #

    That should be ‘David, who is my eldest brother… and delete the words at the bottom!

    I am tired. Went up to London to join in the protest outside Downing Street where thousands had assembled at very short notice. The crowds filled the road and Whitehall was closed to traffic. Much anger was present and also sadness of course. Stirring speeches were made by representatives of the PSC, STWC, the Green Party, Labour Friends of Palestine, CND, Tariq Ali, Craig Murray, Jews for Justice in Palestine, Respect, and others.

    (Not a peep from any members of the new coalition government of course apart from Hague tonight asking for a full investigation! The BBC’s coverage is shocking. No questions are asked and they are even saying that 9 are dead when every other news outlet is saying 19. They have Mark Regev on constantly and quote the Israelis’ propaganda and lies endlessly. Strangely Murdoch’s Sky coverage is more balanced.)

    The protesters then marched to the Israeli Embassy in Kensington. Calls were made today for:
    – our Ambassador to be withdrawn from Tel Aviv immediately
    – the Israeli Embassy in London to be closed down and the Ambassador expelled immediately,
    – aid to Israel from the UK and the US to be stopped
    – the boycott to be intensified
    – Israel’s admission to the OECD and the EU trade block to be cancelled forthwith
    – cancellation of all arms and military supplies to Israel

  7. Deadbeat said on May 31st, 2010 at 12:15pm #

    I remember seeing Michael Moore chastise Yasser Arafat regarding his tactics and attempted to “advice” Arafat that he should be using non-violent tactics. Today we see straight away how Zionists treat non-violence humanitarianism. It should now be understandable to all why Palestinians had to deploy self-defense tactics.

  8. mary said on May 31st, 2010 at 1:38pm #

    Lost amongst all the reports of the attack on the flotilla, I was shocked to find this article which reports the blinding in one eye of an American girl who was protesting in Qalandiya when she was hit by one of the IOF’s tear gas canisters.

    US activist loses eye after being shot in face with tear gas canister
    http://www.uruknet.info/?p=m66524&hd=&size=1&l=e

    How will the Israeli people be feeling as they go to bed tonight? Happy or sad? At one of the Israeli protests about the killings on the Turkish boat, some of the crowd were shouting out ‘Kill the Israeli Arabs’ and some women wearing hijabs were hustled away for safety.

  9. kalidas said on May 31st, 2010 at 1:58pm #

    One might hazard a statistical guess as to how the Israelis might sleep tonight.

    Let’s see… 96% said the “Cast Lead” atrocity was A-OK.
    I’d bet that very same 96% of Israelis will sleep well tonight.

  10. hayate said on May 31st, 2010 at 2:32pm #

    Israel’s Assault akin to actions of a ‘Rogue State’ 31 May 2010

    Congress President Jack O’Connor and General Secretary David Begg have jointly condemned the Israeli assault on the Gaza aid convoy, during which at least 10 civilians were killed.

    The joint statement said: “This was a callous attack on innocent civilians which showed an utter disregard for all precepts of international law and human rights.

    “The people on those boats were civilians engaged in peaceful humanitarian work, bringing much needed aid to the Gaza Strip and were no threat to anyone.

    “To launch a military assault on a humanitarian convoy is beyond the bounds of all that is acceptable and should be judged as such by the international community. The assault was akin to the actions of a rogue state.

    “On behalf of the Irish Trade Union movement we would like to extend our sympathies to those killed and injured in this attack and we are thankful that the Irish contingent appears to be safe and well. “We lend our support to calls for an immediate suspension of the EU’s trade agreement with Israel and we also believe that the recent decision to accept Israel into full membership of the OECD should be reversed with immediate effect.”

    http://www.ictu.ie/press/2010/05/31/israels-assault-akin-to-actions-of-a-rogue-state/

  11. hayate said on May 31st, 2010 at 2:59pm #

    Johannesburg, May 31, 2010

    Nobel-winning Elders deplore Gaza flotilla attack

    The Elders group of past and present world leaders, including former South African president Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, on Monday condemned as “completely inexcusable” the deadly Israeli attack on a flotilla carrying aid for Gaza.

    At least 10 people are reported to have been killed when Israeli commandos raided the boats on Monday in an operation that has drawn international condemnation.

    “The Elders have condemned the reported killing by Israeli forces of more than a dozen people who were attempting to deliver relief supplies to the Gaza Strip by sea,” the 12—member group said in a statement issued in Johannesburg, where it met over the weekend.

    The group, which was launched by Mr. Mandela on his birthday in 2007 to try to solve some of the world’s most intractable conflicts, called for a “full investigation” of the incident and urged the UN Security Council “to debate the situation with a view to mandating action to end the closure of the Gaza Strip.” “This tragic incident should draw the world’s attention to the terrible suffering of Gaza’s 1.5 million people, half of whom are children under the age of 18,” the group said.

    Israel’s three—year blockade of Gaza was not only “one of the world’s greatest human rights violations” and “illegal” under international law, it was also “counterproductive” because it empowered extremists in the Palestinian territory, they said.

    The Elders includes six Nobel peace prize winners — former UN secretary general Kofi Annan, former Finnish president Martti Ahtisaari, former US president Jimmy Carter, detained Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Mr. Mandela and Tutu.

    Norway’s first female Prime Minister Gro Brundtland; former Brazilian president Fernando Henrique Cardoso; former Irish president and ex—UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson; Mozambican social activist Graca Machel; Indian women’s rights activist Ela Bhatt; and Algerian veteran UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi are the other members.

    http://beta.thehindu.com/news/international/article442925.ece

  12. lichen said on May 31st, 2010 at 3:22pm #

    This makes me sick! We don’t need an investigation; the IDF investigates itself all the time, and of course it finds that they did nothing wrong! We need sanctions, immediate and deadly, to get these scumbags out of Palestinian waters, out of the west bank, out of gaza, and out of resources to make/buy/be handed new weapons.

  13. hayate said on May 31st, 2010 at 4:00pm #

    Russia condemns Israeli raid of humanitarian aid ships in neutral waters (Update 6)

    23:5531/05/2010

    “Moscow has expressed condemnation and deep concern in regard to the incident in international waters, first of all taking into account of the large number of dead and injured among the participants of the humanitarian caravan,” Pankin said, adding: “It is obvious that using weapons against civilians and seizing ships on the open seas without any legal basis are considered severe breaches in common international legal norms.”

    Pankin said Russia sees the incident as confirmation of the fact that Israel must stop the blockade in the Gaza Strip and make genuine steps in easing the humanitarian and social situation for the residents of the region.
    http://en.rian.ru/world/20100531/159239065.html

  14. hayate said on May 31st, 2010 at 6:51pm #

    Discussion of the israel occupied media in the usa and anglo west and how this is using israeli propaganda to present this incident. Basically, they are continuing their role as part of the zionist hasbarat machine:

    Lasha Darkmoon: Israel’s Latest War Crime: Peace flotilla attacked bringing humanitarian aid to Gaza

    (excerpts)

    The ship was attacked approximately 65 miles off the coast of Netanya and 80 miles from Gaza, well within international waters. This is regarded as an act of piracy in international law. It is a war crime. It is too early to put a final figure on the number of casualties. These keep changing by the hour, depending on which side is providing the figures. AP’s initial report, based on figures helpfully supplied by Israel, stated that only two peace activists had died. This figure has now been rejected. The latest reports indicate that 16 unarmed activists may have been killed and up to 60 injured. Israeli casualties, as expected, have been minimal and almost cosmetic: two gun-toting commandos killed and three lightly injured. The AP report skilfully managed to give the impression that the heavily armed Israeli attackers were in fact the victims. The AP version comes down to this (my paraphrase): http://mondoweiss.net/2010/05/israeli-ships-bear-down-on-freedom-flotilla-in-the-dark.html

    Armed to the teeth, the Israelis board a vessel in international waters with peaceful intent, only to meet with violent resistance from a bunch of potential terrorists consisting of members of parliament from Germany, Sweden, Ireland and Turkey. Among those on board: Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire of Ireland, Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein, US diplomats Amb. Edward Peck and Col Ann Wright, not to mention peace activists from forty countries — including a US Navy survivor of Israel’s infamous attack on the USS Liberty. http://www.freegaza.org/

    By some remarkable inversion of logic, all these highly respected humanitarian peace activists are portrayed as aggressors seeking a confrontation with peace-loving Israel, while their Israeli attackers are seen as defending themselves by opening fire on orange-vested civilians rash enough to resist their ‘tough love’ overtures. Israel naturally claims that there is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza. The Gazans are purportedly doing quite well under Israel’s benevolent supervision. All Israel wants is to stop arms getting through. And of course cement — for what is the point of rebuilding all those demolished houses if Israel, in its compassionate wisdom, intends to demolish them all over again? AP fails to mention that a recent Amnesty International report stated that Israel’s siege on Gaza had created a humanitarian crisis of horrendous proportions: that four out of five Gaza residents needed humanitarian assistance and that hundreds were waiting for medical treatment that is cruelly denied by Israel. http://www.jewishtimes.com/index.php/jewishtimes/news/jt/israel_news/amnesty_report_slams_israel_on_treatment_of_palestinians/18946

    http://theoccidentalobserver.net/tooblog/?p=2068

  15. hayate said on May 31st, 2010 at 8:50pm #

    May 31, 2010

    Raid on the Gaza Flotilla, Israel’s Attack on Us All

    By JONATHAN COOK

    Nazareth.

    It is quite astounding that Israel has been able to create over the past 12 hours a news blackout, just as it did with its attack on Gaza 18 months ago, into which our main media organisations have willingly allowed Israeli spokespeople to step in unchallenged.

    How many civilians were killed in Israel’s dawn attack on the Gaza-bound flotilla of aid? We still don’t know. How many wounded? Your guess is as good as mine. Were the aid activists armed with guns? Yes, says Israel. Were they in cahoots with al-Qaeda and Hamas? Certainly, says Israel. Did the soldiers act reasonably? Of course, they faced a lynch, says Israel.

    If we needed any evidence of the degree to which Western TV journalists are simply stenographers to power, the BBC, CNN and others are amply proving it. Mark Regev, Israel’s propagandist-in-chief, has the airwaves largely to himself.

    The passengers on the ships, meanwhile, have been kidnapped by Israel and are unable to provide an alternative version of events. We can guess they will remain in enforced silence until Israel is sure it has set the news agenda.

    So before we get swamped by Israeli hasbara let’s reiterate a few simple facts:

  16. hayate said on May 31st, 2010 at 8:51pm #

    Cont.

    * Israeli soldiers invaded these ships in international waters, breaking international law, and, in killing civilians, committed a war crime. The counter-claim by Israeli commanders that their soldiers responded to an imminent “lynch” by civilians should be dismissed with the loud contempt it deserves.

    * The Israeli government approved the boarding of these aid ships by an elite unit of commandoes. They were armed with automatic weapons to pacify the civilians onboard, but not with crowd dispersal equipment in case of resistance. Whatever the circumstances of the confrontation, Israel must be held responsible for sending in soldiers and recklessly endangering the lives of all the civilians onboard, including a baby and a Holocaust survivor.

    * Israel has no right to control Gaza’s sea as its own territorial waters and to stop aid convoys arriving that way. In doing so, it proves that it is still in belligerent occupation of the enclave and its 1.5 million inhabitants. And if it is occupying Gaza, then under international law Israel is responsible for the welfare of the Strip’s inhabitants. Given that the blockade has put Palestinians there on a starvation diet for the past four years, Israel should long ago have been in the dock for committing a crime against humanity.

    Today Israel chose to direct its deadly assault not only at Palestinians under occupation but at the international community itself.

    Will our leaders finally be moved to act?

    http://www.counterpunch.org/cook05312010.html

  17. hayate said on June 1st, 2010 at 12:54am #

    The american guv cravenly grovels at the feet of apartheid israeli yet again. Talk about having a perennially sore backside….those zionists never allow them any lube.

    U.S. blocks Security Council criticism of Israeli raid

    The Salt Lake Tribune

    Updated: 05/31/2010 10:17:30 PM MDT

    United Nations » Israel faced heavy criticism in an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council on Monday in response to its deadly attack on an aid flotilla trying to breach the Gaza blockade, but attempts to issue a formal statement stalled after the United States rejected the strong condemnation sought by Turkey.

    Turkey proposed a statement that would condemn Israel for violating international law, demand a U.N. investigation and demand that Israel prosecute those responsible for the raid and pay compensation to the victims. It also called for the end of the blockade.

    The Obama administration refused to endorse a statement that singled out Israel, and proposed a broader condemnation of the violence that would include the assault of the Israeli commandos as they landed on the deck of the ship.

    While condemnation of Israel in the Security Council is not uncommon, the criticism at the emergency session by Turkey and Lebanon was notable for both its vehemence and for the broad array of countries demanding an independent investigation into the decision to fire on civilians in what they described as a humanitarian mission.

    Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu of Turkey, whose country’s once close relations with Israel have deteriorated markedly since Israel’s invasion of Gaza in 2008, called the attack “tantamount to banditry and piracy; it is murder conducted by a state.”

    http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15200395

  18. Rehmat said on June 1st, 2010 at 4:04am #

    During 34-day Israeli war on Hizbullah in 2006 – it was reported that Isral’s Hasbara (propaganda) department had hired 100,000 Jewish students to spam pro-Hizbullah news on the internet.

    However, last year a study conducted by Tel Aviv-based security and socioeconomic think tank Reut Institute’s report named “Eroding Israel’s Legitimacy in the International Arena”, warned Bibi’s government that Israel is “facing a draumatic assault on the very legitimacy of its existence as a Jewish and democratic state. The groups promoting this delegitimacy aim to isolate Israel and ultimately turn it into a pariah state“.

    http://rehmat1.wordpress.com/2010/02/14/report-israeli-hasbara-propaganda-is-failing/

  19. mary said on June 1st, 2010 at 4:18am #

    Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 12:01:52[GazaFriends] Update on Israeli Attack on Humanitarian Boats
    From: Irish View
    To: Free Gaza Interim Board ; Free Gaza Coordinators ; FG free for all discussion group ; fg-medialist
    Cc: Sasha Solanas ; gazafriends

    ——————————————————————————–

    [Cyprus – 1 June, 2010] The UN Security Council Calls for Impartial, Credible Investigation of Israeli Boat Raid. The raid in international waters, on the aid convoy headed to Gaza left at least 16 civilians dead. After an emergency session wrapped up in the early hours this morning, the council agreed to language condemning the acts that resulted in the deaths and injuries aboard the Turkish vessel Mavi Marmara and the European Campaign’s vessel Spendoni.

    The council called for a prompt, impartial, credible and transparent investigation conforming to international standards. The council statement also reemphasized the importance of implementing U.N. resolution 1860, which calls for the unimpeded provision and distribution of humanitarian assistance to Gaza’s 1.5 million residents. The flow of aid has been severely hampered by Israel’s three-year blockade on the Gaza Strip.

    Yesterday, Israeli-licensed attorneys filed two habeas briefs: one is asking for to release the passengers and the boats, so we can continue on our way to Gaza, since it was illegal to stop us in international waters. The other one is asking for information on all of the passengers, because there has been a total blackout on where the passengers are, who was wounded and who was murdered.

    Lawyers are only being allowed access for three hours every day from 13:00-16:30. They have the names of three Palestinians still in detention: Sheik Salah, Mohammad Zeidan and Lubna Marsawa.

    Haneen Zuabi, a member of the Israeli Knesset, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/31/haneen-zuabi-new-arab-isr_n_181164.html has been released, because she has immunity as a member of the Knesset. She held a press conference this morning in Nazareth to talk about the attack. She was on board the Mavi Marmara.

    For more information:
    Free Gaza Movement – Greta Berlin +357 99187275

    Free Gaza Movement – Mary Hughes + 357 96 38 38 09

    ECESG – Mazen Kahel +33 1 46 81 12 92

    IHH – Ahmet Emin Dag +90 530 341 1934

    The Freedom Flotilla Coalition is comprised of: Free Gaza Movement (FG), European Campaign to End the Siege of Gaza (ECESG), Insani Yardim Vakfi (IHH), Ship to Gaza Greece, Ship to Gaza Sweden, The Perdana Global Peace Organization, and the International Committee to Lift the Siege on Gaza, with hundreds of groups and organizations around the world supporting the effort.

  20. mary said on June 1st, 2010 at 4:34am #

    Thanks for all the posts and updates Hayate and others.

    So far PM Cameron here has not uttered a word. All we hear is that is he phoned Bibi when he told him that he deplored the loss of lives. We know he is hiding behind the sofa like the little (Bullingdon) boy that he is. Foreign Sec. ‘Boy’ Hague continues to waffle on about investigations and Deputy PM Nick Clegg(over) trots out his usual platitudes.

    This morning on Radio 4, Sir Jeremy Greenstock who was the UK Ambassador to the UN under Bliar, has redeemed himself somewhat by calling for the end of the blockade of Gaza and for justice to prevail.

    Then followed the Ron (Prosor) and Jeremy (Bowen) show where all sorts of tripe was said attempting to justify the attack. The BBC output has been an outrage.

    The interviews are available on this link http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_8715000/8715056.stm
    with the live links to the excerpts @7.09am and 8.10am.

    Craig Murray ex UK Ambassador spoke in Whitehall yesterday on the International Law of the Sea/Maritime Law in which subject he is expert. Sadly Israel knows no laws nor abides by any regulations.

    He says at the bottom of his blog piece today
    ‘I was talking overnight to friends in the UK Mission to the United Nations in New York who were personally sickened by the US role in negotiations. The US threatened to veto any statement which named Israel as the attacker. There is not even a mention of Israel in the security council statement. My friend in New York described the attitude of the American negotiators under Obama as even more aggressively and openly pro-Israel than under Bush.’

    This confirms the facts in Hayate’s SLTribune link above.

    Craig Murray (www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2010/06/my_speech_in_wh.html)

  21. mary said on June 1st, 2010 at 5:44am #

    Some of the speeches in Whitehall yesterday. Especially good were those by Tariq Ali, Jeremy Corbyn a Labour MP who had tirelessly fought the Palestinian cause in the House of Commons and Betty Hunter of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, another tireless worker. Swee Chai Ang is a surgeon who set up Medical Aid for Palestinians. John Rees and Lindsey German are from Stop the War Coalition and Craig Murray campaigns for human rights.

    http://stopwar.org.uk/content/view/1909/27/

    Further large demonstrations are planned for Saturday 5th June and others take place throughout the week all over the country in many towns and cities.

    The further outrage is that the 600 surviving non injured passengers on the Mavi Marmara have been taken off in plastic handcuffs to a prison in Beersheba for interrogation. God knows what they are going through.

  22. bozh said on June 1st, 2010 at 8:07am #

    I am hoping that china, russia, and some other lands wld pit their ‘gods’ against either the ‘jewish god’ or christo-talmudic ‘gods'; i.e., god 1 and god 2.
    ‘Jews’, i think, want independence and the planet; as god 1’s reward for serving it so faithfully: murdering, robbing us goyim.
    Wld christians allow it or even aid these cultists in taking over the planet?
    We are full of hope that most christians wld turn against this monster.

    Well, russians, greeks are orthodox! Both of these nations do not approve of `jews`.
    China cannot be happy with these cultists; of two kind, i think: mosheo-talmudic and of the `special` essence called “jewishness“; i.e., that of a mass of ethnicities which have accepted them as the reason for living and murdering and robbing people.
    So with gods 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, xy fighting one another, we have hopes that god 4 or 5, might prevail! tnx