Top Leaderboard, Site wide
September 2, 2014
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
Help us grow by sharing
and liking Truthdig:
Sign up for Truthdig's Email NewsletterLike Truthdig on FacebookFollow Truthdig on TwitterSubscribe to Truthdig's RSS Feed

Newsletter

sign up to get updates


Satellite Mapping Shows Ice Caps’ Faster Melt Rate






Truthdig Bazaar
Fidel Castro: My Life: A Spoken Autobiography

Fidel Castro: My Life: A Spoken Autobiography

by Ignacio Ramonet and Fidel Castro
$26.40

more items

 
Ear to the Ground

Flotilla Raid Deemed Legal

Email this item Email    Print this item Print    Share this item... Share

Posted on Jan 23, 2011
youtube.com

Israeli commandos board the Mavi Marmara on May 31, 2010, in the Mediterranean Sea.

In a result sure to spark intense debate, Israel’s attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla last May has been declared by a government commission to be a legal use of force for self-defense. Israeli commandos killed nine activists attempting to break the blockade on the impoverished Gaza Strip. —JCL

The Guardian:

Israel acted within international law and its soldiers opened fire in self-defence during a deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla of aid ships last May that prompted worldwide protests, a government-appointed commission concluded today.

The 280-page report of the Turkel Commission broadly endorsed the Israeli military and government versions of events on 31 May. Witnesses on board the lead ship, the Mavi Marmara, on which nine Turkish activists were killed, vigorously contested the Israeli accounts.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the prime minister of Turkey whose relations with Israel reached breaking point after the raid, today rejected the conclusions of the commission, saying it had “no value or credibility”.

Read more

More Below the Ad

Advertisement

Square, Site wide

New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

bogglesthemind's avatar

By bogglesthemind, January 25, 2011 at 12:06 am Link to this comment

Those folks sure have a sense of humor, but nobody’s laughing except
war criminal Netanyahu.

Off to the Hague with ‘em.

Report this

By berniem, January 24, 2011 at 9:04 pm Link to this comment

Both the Star of David and the swastika are comprised of six straight lines; all thats needed is a bit of juxtapostion!

Report this

By Nataloff, January 24, 2011 at 3:57 pm Link to this comment

Self praise is no praise.

Report this

By diamond, January 24, 2011 at 3:22 pm Link to this comment

What a sick joke.

Report this

By FRTothus, January 24, 2011 at 12:19 pm Link to this comment

Everything that Hitler and the Nazis did was “legal”, too.

Report this
thebeerdoctor's avatar

By thebeerdoctor, January 24, 2011 at 5:08 am Link to this comment

As the patron saint of mediocrity I absolve you of any past or future transgressions.

Report this

By NZDoug, January 24, 2011 at 12:40 am Link to this comment

Israel, the root cause of world terrorism continues on unabated and leads us onto
the road to total destruction.

Report this
Robespierre115's avatar

By Robespierre115, January 23, 2011 at 8:55 pm Link to this comment

Israel wants the world to take it seriously with this? Imagine if Pinochet had been given the luxury of simply investigating himself.

Report this

By frecklefever, January 23, 2011 at 8:19 pm Link to this comment

WHY DOES ZION LABLE THE MASSACRE OF THEIR PEOPLE IN WWII…A HOLOCAUST..HOLOCAUST
MEANS BURNT OFFERING OR SACRIFICE…DO THE LIVING THINK THEY HAVE GAINED GODS
BLESSING..BECAUSE OF THIS MASSACRE..IF NOT WHY USE THE APPLELLATION…THE VICTIMS
WOULD NOT CONSIDER THEIR LIVES TAKEN AS A HOLOCAUST..

Report this

By Miko, January 23, 2011 at 7:09 pm Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

Ah, isn’t it a great thing indeed when a government
takes an unbiased look at its own misdeeds and
certifies that it did nothing wrong.

By comparison, Obama’s “we must look forward, not
backwards” pro-torture rhetoric seems almost non-
disgusting.

Report this
PatrickHenry's avatar

By PatrickHenry, January 23, 2011 at 5:45 pm Link to this comment

Whose commission?

By this same measure the Nazi’s could have exonerated themselves of all crimes.

Report this

By samosamo, January 23, 2011 at 4:26 pm Link to this comment

****************

 

Deemed legal by a majority of 2, izrael and its puppet, the u.s.

Report this
 
Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
 
Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 
 
 
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 

A Progressive Journal of News and Opinion   Publisher, Zuade Kaufman   Editor, Robert Scheer
© 2014 Truthdig, LLC. All rights reserved.