Michael Oren, historian and current Israeli ambassador to the US, has written an op-ed in the NY Times defending the actions of Israel regarding the flotilla headed for Gaza. For some strange reason, he does not refer to Israel’s leaders as morons, but we can excuse him for that seeing as he’s a diplomat in their employ right now.
In any case, the op-ed is a good read, but what was interesting is that it appears the “peace” activists on board the ships were preparing some propaganda clips.
What the videos donâ€™t show, however, are several curious aspects Israeli authorities are now investigating. First, about 100 of those detained from the boats were carrying immense sums in their pockets â€” nearly a million euros in total. Second, Israel discovered spent bullet cartridges on the Mavi Marmara that are of a caliber not used by the Israeli commandos, some of whom suffered gunshot wounds. Also found on the boat were propaganda clips showing passengers â€œinjuredâ€ by Israeli forces; these videos, however, were filmed during daylight, hours before the nighttime operation occurred.
Pallywood was about to strike again, and then the Israelis did them a favor and created a real incident.