By Dark Politricks
It has taken almost a week but the truth about the Israeli raid in international waters on the Freedom Flotilla has finally got out.
We need to ignore the high feelings on both sides, the biased press statements by government ministers or members of the flotilla, the edited video footage realised by the IDF and the laughable “haul” of weapons recovered from the ships.
Also forget about the underlying reasons for the flotilla, the illegal blockade of Gaza, the immense suffering of the people in that open prison camp as well as the suffering of Israelis who occasionally have rockets randomly fired at them.
To get to the truth of the Flotilla attacks we must ignore anything that can be misconstrued, embellished, or laden with political bias and personal opinion. This does not leave us with much but it does leave us with one thing apart from the bare naked breach of international law carried out by Israel when it attacked the Flotilla in international waters.
We now have the autopsy reports from the bodies of the 9 dead activists confirmed dead and it is not pretty reading.
These 9 people were not shot in self defence they were executed.
You do not have clean shots between the eyes or multiple shots to the back of the head at close range if you are shooting in self defence as it has been claimed by the Israelis.
These 9 bodies have over 30 bullets in them.
A 60-year-old man, Ibrahim Bilgen, was shot four times in the temple, chest, hip and back.
A 19-year-old, named as Fulkan Dogan, who also has US citizenship, was shot five times from less that 45cm, in the face, in the back of the head, twice in the leg and once in the back.
Two other men were shot four times
Five of the victims were shot either in the back of the head or in the back.
If you are shooting in self defence you do not shoot someone in the back. If they are not facing you they are not attacking you.
These bullet holes suggest that earlier claims of an assassination list which was supposedly left behind by an IDF soldier and found on board the Mavi Marmara may have been correct after all.
Obviously the IDF has denied all this and continues with their laughable excuse that their brave heroic armed to the teeth soldiers only shot in self defence and that it was the “peace” activists who were the instigators of the violence.
This of course is all propaganda and spin just like the heavily edited videos released by the IDF which show the invading soldiers being fought off by members of the flotilla. This proof, if any were needed, was trumpeted by those blindly in love with Israel as being the beginning and the end of the matter.
How dare these protesters try to fight off an illegal attack by the IDF in international waters.
How dare these well armed terrorists use improvised weaponry to protect themselves after one of their fellow crew had already been killed BEFORE the paratroopers tried to invade.
How dare anyone even dispute the honourable and highly trustworthy word of the Israeli government.
A country that has already refused the UN’s request to hold an independent inquiry into the attack.
A country that wants to attack Iran for having nuclear weapons (unproven) but who refuses to admit to its own huge nuclear arsenal and who refuses to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty themselves.
A country that has also just recently refused to attend a conference aimed at reducing nuclear weapons in their part of the world.
A country that has a long history of ignoring and breaking UN resolutions.
A country that has a long history of breaking international law, assassinating opponents wherever they find them, kidnapping journalists who write about them and using subterfuge and false flag attacks to get others to do their dirty work for them.
And a country who in all probability would rather continue with the current Palestinian situation rather than attempt any meaningful solution as it helps strengthen the “them and us” attitude that has led us to this point in time.
We live in a world of laws that all must obey. When one group of people feel that they are above the law and don’t have to play by the same rules as everyone else then there is an unnatural imbalance that leads to resentment, feelings of superiority and massive acts of hypocrisy.
Israel is one of these groups. No other country in recent times has consistently shown such disdain for the wishes of the international community and ignored so many international laws and rulings. The excuse of anti-semitism, ancient or semi-recent history or the threat of terrorism cannot be used constantly to cover up or excuse their misdeeds and it seems the world is slowly waking up to this fact.
Yes the Jewish people have had a hard time over the centuries however we cannot forget that to be Jewish is not to be black, white, English or African it is a religion that has chosen to be followed. No matter how much Zionism confused the matter in the 19th century to be a Jew is to be someone who follows the law as laid out in the Torah. Even I as a devout atheist could become Jewish if I wanted to put the time in studying the Torah and then once converted due to the Law of Return I would be able to obtain Israeli citizenship and then live in that part of the world as if my ancestors had walked with Abraham.
Is it really right and fair that Palestinians, people who have lived in that part of the world for hundreds if not thousands of years are treated as second class citizens whilst rich Jews from around the world who have literally no ties to that part of the world can just waltz into Israel and act as if they own the place?
It is this fundamental lunacy that I believe is at the center of the Middle Eastern situation. If the Jewish people realised that they are not the “chosen people”, they are not even a “people” just a religion and then maybe other people will start to see that it is just another meaningless label that we attach ourselves with and not some racial trait that some wish to exterminate. On a genetically level they are no different to Palestinians or Iranians and therefore the differences between these sworn enemies are just artificial barriers put up by choice and not necessity.
I truly believe that only with the end of Israel and Palestine and the creation of a secular democratic state in their place in which all current occupants of that land can live together on equal footing will these troubles end. However until that time we must start to hold Israel to account for it’s actions and no longer tolerate it’s refusal to obey international laws.
This can start with a full independent investigation into the Freedom Flotilla attacks carried out by the UN itself and if fault is found on the part of the Israelis then international arrest warrants should be issued and enforced. Anything less would be a signal to Israel that yet again the international power-brokers are tolerating their behaviour.
The autopsies are out and the bodies from the Mavi Marmara are now telling their side of the story, we must listen to them.