Flotilla: Denying the obvious

They are all lying, of course. The pro-Palestinian activists who said the flotilla of ships that tried to breach the Israeli blockade and bring aid to the Gaza Strip had purely humanitarian goals were lying. So are the Israeli officials who blandly insist the blockade is solely to stop offensive weapons from reaching the Hamas-ruled enclave. But only the Israeli commandos who seized the ships and killed nine people had guns.

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 08/18/2010 12:00 am EDT

They are all lying, of course. The pro-Palestinian activists who said the flotilla of ships that tried to breach the Israeli blockade and bring aid to the Gaza Strip had purely humanitarian goals were lying. So are the Israeli officials who blandly insist the blockade is solely to stop offensive weapons from reaching the Hamas-ruled enclave. But only the Israeli commandos who seized the ships and killed nine people had guns.

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