Curiouser and Curiouser

The New York Times has an editorial today by Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador to the United States. He refers to the videos showing the so-called “peace activists” and how they attacked the IDF soldiers, and then he has one fascinating quote:

“What the videos don’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 — 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 “injured” by Israeli forces; these videos, however, were filmed during daylight, hours before the nighttime operation occurred.”

The foreign press office is now complaining about Israel using videos captured on board. I guess it really sucks when the truth doesn’t fit with your agenda – and people believe what they see and not what you say to them.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Susan
    Jun 03, 2010 @ 16:04:41

    Thanks for posting this! I linked the editorial on my website. Very interesting.

  2. Susan
    Jun 03, 2010 @ 16:05:16

    Oops, sorry, I meant I linked it on Facebook.

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