We Came For Peace
“We came for peace,” said the commando, one of the first Israeli soldiers to board the Mavi Marmara. ”They came for war.”
How you can tell we came for peace is that we came in the dark of night in warships and armed rigid-hulled inflatable boats, and rappelled down from military helicopters. How you can tell that the flotilla “came for war” is that they had boats filled with food and supplies that would have been appropriate for a struggling, broken down, hungry, besieged population whose land we progressively steal.
So now you can tell who the real terrorists are. They’re the people who believe in non-violence, humanitarians who are committed to the welfare of others, people who empathise with the pain of others and who try to do something to alleviate the suffering of others in the world. So, you know, the Red Cross and Red Crescent, Médecins sans Frontières, UNHCR, World Vision etc. etc.
I mean, that’s obvious, isn’t it? Just like Mr Fish says:
I mean, you know, let’s be clear about who are the professional victims here, right? You just have to understand that whatever the situation and whatever action we take however brutal and excessive, Israeli is always the victim, okay? Anyway, the White House will make sure no-one never has to find out what really went on. They’re okay with us “investigating” ourselves.
[tags]Israel, Gaza, blockade, international crimes, freedom flotilla, humanitarian aid, siege[/tags]