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U.N. Leader Wants ‘Credible’ Investigation of Flotilla Raid

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Posted on Jun 8, 2010
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is calling for Israel to accept international participation in an investigation of the deadly flotilla assault that killed nine activists in international waters. Israeli authorities have rejected the idea of an international tribunal and maintained they will conduct an internal investigation.

BBC:

But a UN spokesman said Mr Ban still hoped for “credible international involvement” in the investigation to ensure it was “prompt, credible, impartial and transparent”.

He said they had not received an official rejection from Israel.

On Sunday Israel’s ambassador to the US, Michael Oren, told US broadcaster Fox News that Israel has the ability and the right to investigate its own military.

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By Arabian Sinbad, June 9, 2010 at 6:41 pm Link to this comment

Why not?! Since they are the f—-n bloody, so called “Chosen People” of their unjust God, why not they deserve to make a mockery of the basics of justice by having themselves function as persecutor, jury, defense and judge; all warped in one mockery of justice worthy only of those terrorists, always enabled by the tyrannical US political-military establishment to continue making mockery of basic justice, human rights and international law!

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By jean Gerard, June 9, 2010 at 6:07 pm Link to this comment
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Actually, it is revealing that people want “a credible investigation” of the flotilla
raid.
  The occupation, theft and starvation in Palestine has been “permitted” for some
years without “a credible investigation”.  Why is that?
  And who is naive enough to believe that Israel will permit a “credible”
investigation when they know that any “credible”  investigation would hold them
accountable? 
  How about a “credible” investigation of what US is doing in Afghanistan?  Or did
in Iraq?  Or might do in Yemen or Iran? 
  Nation=States have made “credible” investigations impossible for years and
years because “credible” investigations would put them out of business.

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By PatrickHenry, June 9, 2010 at 4:30 pm Link to this comment

A criminal objecting to the prosecutors case.

The evidence is out there for the world to see.

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By Ed Harges, June 9, 2010 at 9:07 am Link to this comment

re:By felicity, June 9 at 12:29 pm :

Israel’s government only worries about
public opinion in the US and in Israel itself,
so it doesn’t matter to Israel what the rest of the world
may conclude as to Israel’s guilt.

Israel’s supporters who control Congress and the major US media will see to it that
the US public hears no more of this matter, and so it will not even occur to the
average American to think, “I wonder whatever happened about that flotilla thing
last year? There hasn’t been an independent investigation, so Israel must be
guilty, and I should be angry about that.”

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By felicity, June 9, 2010 at 8:29 am Link to this comment

If Israel’s final decision is to ‘reject’ an international inquiry into the incident in favor of her own ‘private’ investigation, the world will more likely than not assume she has things to hide.  In other words, the world will assume her guilt when in fact she may not be guilty.  (I’m actually surprised that Bibi etal are this stupid.)

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By Ed Harges, June 9, 2010 at 5:36 am Link to this comment

Dies Irae, dies Illa,

Solvet Israel in favilla.

...Or at least, that’s where it looks like we’re going. Let us hope otherwise.

But every time Israel gets away with it one more time, every time Israel does
something even worse, and gets away with it, Israel racks up an even higher
debt load of hate.

And it guarantees that if the day comes, and there is an explosion of
consequences, the explosion will be all the more epic.

But it also guarantees that if Israel should turn, before it’s too late, decisively in
the other direction, the gratitude of the world will be all the more immense.

Israel is a the hugest, most reckless gamble ever devised by human folly.

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By amunaor, June 8, 2010 at 9:15 pm Link to this comment

Wake Up People!!

Roger Waters - Comfortably Numb:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=invo5D6SuBQ

Peace, Best Wishes and Hope

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By NZDoug, June 8, 2010 at 8:38 pm Link to this comment

Waters ex Pink Floyd.
Read the comment that it cant be loaded to you tube,
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25653.htm
The times, they are a changin

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By skulz fontaine, June 8, 2010 at 7:26 pm Link to this comment

You Ban ki? Good luck with that.

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By rico, suave, June 8, 2010 at 7:06 pm Link to this comment

doublestandards:

“It’s like the police asking a criminal for permission to investigate the crimes he has committed and backing down if he refuses.  Israel, like the US, stands outside and above the acceptable norms in international relations.”

How much intellectual commitment did it take to make a moronic statement like that?

Please. Stay unregistered and don’t come back.

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By rico, suave, June 8, 2010 at 6:59 pm Link to this comment

Ed:

Me too! Let’s here in from free Americans in a free press. But let’s hope the lawyers don’t advise them to throw up a load of bullshit.

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By Ed Harges, June 8, 2010 at 6:57 pm Link to this comment

I think some of the Americans who were on these ships and were grossly abused
by the IDF are not going just shut up about it. I hope they lawyer up and push this
back onto the front pages of the news sites.

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By rico, suave, June 8, 2010 at 6:39 pm Link to this comment

Who needs a credible investigation when we have all these truthdig experts who have already drawn their airtight conclusions.

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By doublestandards/glasshouses, June 8, 2010 at 5:37 pm Link to this comment
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It’s like the police asking a criminal for permission to investigate the crimes he has committed and backing down if he refuses.  Israel, like the US, stands outside and above the acceptable norms in international relations.

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