Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Adam Shapiro's lies about the flotilla

I just heard Adam Shapiro (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Shapiro) on the radio, saying that his wife, Huwaida Arraf, was on board the flotilla. According to Shapiro, the Israeli troops surrounded the ships. They boarded the first ship by descending from a helicopter, and unprovoked, started shooting at and killing the civilians below. The civilians only acted in self-defense.

Obviously, this is untrue, even were it not coming from a notorious Palestinian mouthpiece like Shapiro.

Netanyahu's version, which I'm obviously much more inclined to believe, is that they dealt with 5 ships peacefully, and as they were boarding the last ship, they were attacked.

The only point of agreement is that the Israeli soldiers were boarding a ship by helicopter, and there was some kind of violence between the parties.

I really hope that the Israeli version of events will be fully borne out. Obviously, it's definitely much closer to the truth than the Palestinian version, and will probably turn out to be the complete truth.

But Shapiro and his ilk are already spreading their lies, and I fear that as usual, those lies will take hold as the accepted version of events.


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