Friday, October 15, 2010

"Yep, We're Liars."

JERUSALEM – The Israel Defense Forces did not open fire on activists aboard a Hamas-supporting flotilla until the soldiers' lives were endangered by those on the now infamous ship, admitted a Turkish journalist who was on the flotilla.

Some participants in the Turkish flotilla, named the Mavi Marmara, had claimed in news media interviews Israeli troops indiscriminately opened fire upon boarding the ship from a helicopter. Nine activists were killed in the clashes that ensued.

The ship, purchased by the Hamas-linked Turkish charity IHH, was attempting to break Israel's naval blockade of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. The Jewish state maintains the blockade to ensure against Hamas arming itself at sea. The terrorist group had been caught several times attempting to smuggle weapons, including rockets and advanced missiles, into Gaza by sea.

"I saw with my own eyes that when the soldiers came on helicopters and started landing on the ship, they did not fire," stated Turkish journalist Sefik Dinc.

"It wasn't until the soldiers were met with resistance and realized that some of their friends' lives were in danger that they began using live ammunition," he said.

So now we have an open admission from someone who participated in the blockade run that the Israelis used deadly force in self-defense, not as an intimidation or terror tactic. Remember all of the lies or kneejerk Jew-hatred from the mainstream media, the Muslim world, Obama administration lackeys, and certain bloggers and blog commenters? So do I.

I wonder how many of those people will issue public apologies for their errors and distortions, with equal gravity given to their apologies as their denunciations?

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