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    • Vittorio Antonio
    • 23.04.13 | 04:02 (IDT)

    It is pathetic when U.S. citizens for political reasons blindly support Israeli "public diplomacy" aka political propaganda. The consensus, supported by the facts, is that the Mari Marmara activists were murdered by Israeli naval forces. The activists were defending themselves against an armed Israeli attack on the high seas; the purpose of the attack it appears was to teach activists world-wide to cease and desist from attempts to defy the Israeli blockade of Gaza. Netaanyahu would not have apologized to Turkey or agreed to compensation if a crime by Israeli naval forces was not committed. Israeli forces have a history of wanton murder (operation Cast Lead). With regard to the Mavi Marmara deaths, Israel was forced by international pressure to reflect on its actions and to admit to its responsibility in the deaths of 7 citizens of Turkey, one of whom also was an American citizen.

    from the article: Republican group lambasts 'unconscionable' Kerry comparison between Mavi Marmara and Boston terror
    First published 01:44 23.04.13 | Last updated 01:44 23.04.13
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