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The BBC’s gift to Israel: a distorted documentary about the Gaza Freedom Flotilla
The BBC’s gift to Israel: a distorted documentary about the Gaza Freedom Flotilla
If you haven’t already seen it, check out BBC Panorama’s “Death in the Med” programme and you’ll be treated to first class propaganda as only the BBC can deliver.
Thursday, August 19,2010 14:03
by By Ken O’Keefe redress.cc

If you haven’t already seen it, check out BBC Panorama’s “Death in the Med” programme and you’ll be treated to first class propaganda as only the BBC can deliver.

I am one of the passengers/witnesses interviewed for this programme and I am very much aware of the BBC’s role in justifying war and covering up Israeli crimes. I am in no way naive about this; on the contrary, my motivation in giving the interview had lain largely in the all-too-likely opportunity to expose the BBC.

This is a pertinent aim, considering the BBC’s role in the slaughter of over one million Iraqis – a direct role by virtue of its attempted justification of the war. From the start and right up to the present, the BBC had tried to justify the Iraq war, a massive war crime and crime against humanity based entirely on lies (propagated intensely by the BBC). The British Broadcasting Corporation, synonymous with millions of orphans and refugees and countless lives destroyed in Iraq, beating the drums of war without pause, the ultimate prostitutes of propaganda.

Against this background, I solicited an agreement from the BBC producers: in return for my interview, the programme would include the fact that we disarmed, captured and ultimately released three Israeli commandos, after giving them medical attention, no less. That was the deal, which I recorded and you can listen to here.

And yes the poor Israeli commandos were beaten, just as any invader in any capable person’s home would be beaten. I take no issue with that fact.

In fact, the Israeli commandos we captured should thank us for their lives. I ask the Israeli, British and American peoples directly: if your home was invaded and your family murdered, would you be willing to capture, disarm, and then set the murderer of your family free?

You can lie to yourself if you like and bury your head right deep down in the sand, but that ship, the Mavi Marmara, was our home, and we were all brothers and sisters, aunties and uncles, united as one family and engaged in a most righteous cause, with the vast majority of the planet behind us. The primary beneficiary of our mission: over 800,000 innocent children

For those lost in the pit of ignorance and indoctrination, those currently stripped of all reason and conscience, duped and hoodwinked, I know you very well because once upon a time I was one of you, a US Marine robot volunteering to kill or be killed. I see my past self in the Zionist who has no capacity at this moment to think, for in that state it is all about regurgitation, independent thought is but a mere possibility. For you, I harbour no hate – for nobody, actually – rather, what I have is pity, pity for you that you sacrifice the greatest gift of all, the gift of humanity.

And so it is that the BBC, absent of integrity, contemptuous of humanity, attempts in this programme to turn disarmed, helpless Israeli commandos into heroic self-rescuing commandos who, like supermen, managed to whiz their way out of a circle of well over 100 highly-motivated men whose brothers lay murdered with multiple gunshot wounds. That is what we call a bald-faced lie, a big-time, in-your-face lie that treats you the audience as a bunch of drooling idiots.

Away from the Zionist parallel universe, the fact is that we held in our power the fate of three boy commandos who may well have committed murder on that night. Think about that, despite the circumstances, we let them go. That is what we call preserving life.

It is not that the BBC does not know the truth. There are literally hundreds of witnesses and the facts of what happened on the Mavi Marmara are in great abundance. It is simply that the BBC slavishly considers that it has a duty to produce a Zionist storyline of illusions and deceptions. And so the story went that we were the aggressors, “terrorists”, “extremists” and killers. Only in this context can the poor Israeli commandos be victims. Why, if we were killers, would we capture commandos only to set them free? The answer is self- evident, and that is precisely why Panorama blatantly lied.

The BBC says there is doubt who fired first. To the hundreds of us on the Mavi Marmara and the other ships, there is indeed no doubt at all who shot whom and when. The Israelis have said we shot at them; well, where are their gunshot wounds? And even if you have gunshot wounds, how do we know you did not shoot yourselves, exactly as you did in “Operation Cast Lead”?

Returning once again from the Zionist parallel universe, the fact is that the Israeli military attacked us in international waters and committed murder within the first five minutes of the attack. The attack resulted in scores of gunshot wounds and death in rapid succession. Blood was spilled all over the ship. In that environment I took possession of a 9mm pistol that I removed from one of the Israeli commandos – and I emptied it of the (real) bullets! Other weapons were seized by other brothers and thrown into the sea, including an assault rifle. Yet, when I and others had the power to end life – and believe me it was as simple as releasing the safety catch, pointing and shooting – we didn’t. Instead, we preserved life by taking those weapons away from established killers; we prevented them from killing more people. We literally saved our lives and their lives. That is what we call cold, hard facts.

We could have taken out at least three of the Israeli commandos but we did not. No, we let them go.

The BBC mentioned the fact that we were in international waters only at the very end of the programme, as if this were an insignificant fact. The fact is that the Israelis stole all the footage that they could lay their hands on, footage that clearly would have shown them firing four bullets into the head of the 19-year-old American passenger, Furkan Dogan. But for the BBC this was no problem. Executing people at close range? No worries. The fact that the blockade itself is illegal? Nah, don’t mention that. More than 800,000 children in Gaza malnourished, anaemic, traumatized? Not important.

I would need to review this programme  many times over to identify every poisoned tactic that the BBC employed in order to do what it does so well: justify murder and war.

The BBC’s perversion of the truth will elevate the cause of justice immensely. Delegitimizing itself in such grand fashion was indeed a great big gift.

Source: Redress Information & Analysis (http://www.redress.cc). Material published on Redress may be republished with full attribution to Redress Information & Analysis (http://www.redress.cc)

tags: Israeli War Crimes / Israeli War Criminals / Flotilla / Gaza Siege / Aid Convoy / Viva Palestina / Gaza Freedom March / Massacre / Turkey / BBC / Freedom Flotilla / Israeli Crimes / War Crime / Israeli Commandos
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The truth hurts don\'t it
Friday, August 20,2010 02:15
More than 800,000 children in Gaza? Asher Pat
"More than 800,000 children in Gaza malnourished, anaemic, traumatized?" There are no 800,000 "children" in Gaza, unless you define "children" as anyone under 30, or you are "economic with truth, Mr. O'Keefe. And how do you define "malnourished"? Is it anyone who's not been to the airconditioned shopping mall? And "traumatised" is someone who was not let to the Olimpic size swimming pool? "Anaemic" as someone who can't participate in the military camps for youth?
Sunday, August 22,2010 02:29
first class indeed mord
the flotilla was a lesson in propaganda! Truly legendary. Mobility scooters for starving children? Not very nutritious! Out of date medicine? Good for breakfast huh? You make an impression in the interview and in your article as a jaded US marine thirsty for action and pretending to be highly moralistic. I think you were recruited for the "passive resistance" organisation. By the way, I love the tattoos, what do they signify I wonder?
Sunday, August 22,2010 12:31
BBC flotilla coverage Izak
unbelievable...the BBC didn't buy your humanitarian sob story....and came to the conclusion that it was a political ploy... why does that upset you so?
Sunday, August 22,2010 15:10
- Who are you kidding
Please keep complaining about this programme. I want the open minded to see it, the sheer amount of evidence is enough to confound your tantrum. And just one question, you are right, the children of Gaza suffer enough. So why the hell did you try to ship them out of date medication?
Monday, August 23,2010 23:46
Truth hurts. Yahood bin yahood
All these paragraphs and you are still not able to refute one thing from the Panorama programme.
Tuesday, August 24,2010 00:51
Credibility name and shame Kiwi
The sham that is Gaza is over - you must think the world is exceedingly unintelligent. How much did the IHH pay you to make an ass of yourself? Show us the pictures of the starving Palestinians - you can't, they are all in Darfur. It is about time you wile up to the fact that Hamas are filling their bank accounts from the rest of the world's sympathy and all you are doing is helping them and extending the misery of the Pali's by helping them become billionaires like Arafat. Useful idiot!
Tuesday, August 24,2010 09:33
You are a coward Shep
The only reason why you let the 3 israeli soldiers go is becuase you were ready to pee in your panties whe you heard the IDF backup had taken control of the ship.
Thursday, August 26,2010 22:57
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