[News] Cynthia McKinney: Israel's Latest Murder of Humanitarian Activists

Anti-Imperialist News news at freedomarchives.org
Mon May 31 10:07:10 EDT 2010

Cynthia McKinney Mourns the Dead of the Freedom Flotilla to 
Gaza:  People of the U.S. and the world must end Israeli impunity now!

I am outraged at Israel's latest criminal act.  I mourn with my 
fellow Free Gaza travelers, the lives that have been lost by Israel's 
needless, senseless act against unarmed humanitarian activists.  But 
I'm even more outraged that once again, Israel's actions have been 
aided and abetted by a U.S. political class that has become corrupted 
beyond belief due to its reliance on Zionist finance and penetration 
by Zionist zealots for whom no U.S. weapons system is too much for 
the Israeli war machine, and the silence of the world's onlookers 
whose hearts have grown cold with indifference.

I recently visited the offices of IHH, the Turkish humanitarian 
organization that sponsored one of the Freedom Flotilla boats, and 
that was targeted by the Israelis for its murderous rampage.  Reports 
are still coming in as to the full extent of the senseless Israeli 
violence.  Of course, I expect Israel's apologists in the press and 
in the United States government to shift into high gear to support 
Israel's lying machine.  Take note of their names.  The 12,000 
internet squatters/written word grenade throwers, hired by the 
Israeli Foreign Ministry to defend Israel and attack peace activists 
online, are already busy spreading their orchestrated disinformation 
in cyberspace.  Be very careful what you read and believe from 
special interest press and the internet.  You could be reading one of 
Israel's hired hacks.  As a news diversion from what Israel has just 
done, I suspect that we can also expect to see a lot of historical 
footage of war's atrocities on television:  today is Memorial Day in 
the United States, a day long ago set aside to remember the 
sacrifices of U.S. war dead.

I encouraged and supported U.S.S. Liberty veteran Joe Meadors's 
participation in the Freedom Flotilla.  Unfortunately, the fate of 
the U.S.S. Liberty innocents on the high seas, while in international 
waters, has now been visited upon the participants in the Freedom 
Flotilla, in large measure because of the Congressional- and 
Presidential-level cover-up of the 1967 Israeli attack on that U.S. 
surveillance ship.  Combined with the failure of just about every 
other effort to hold Israel accountable for its crimes against 
humanity, war crimes, genocide, and crimes against the 
peace.  Belgium and Spain changed their domestic laws of universal 
jurisdiction after Israeli appeals to do so.  The entire musical 
chairs gang of rotating Israeli leadership are war criminals.  During 
my imprisonment in Israel for attempting to take crayons to the 
children of Gaza, I called Israel a failed state.  If Israel is 
threatened by unarmed, humanitarian activists to the point of 
massacring them, then Israel is a failed state.  Israel is a failed 
nuclear state.

Obama's most recent granting of an additional $205 million for 
Israeli "missile defense" is unconscionable, when in the same week, 
reports revealed for the first time, Israel's offer of nuclear 
weapons to apartheid South Africa.  Just last week, a paper bearing 
the signature of former Israeli Prime Minister, Shimon Peres, was 
released by South Africa, revealing that in 1975, Israel could offer 
South Africa nuclear weapons "in three sizes."  South Africa's 
then-Minister of Defense, P.W. Botha, was South Africa's signatory to 
the letter.  This information would make the entire Obama 
Administration look sadly farcical as it points an accusing finger at 
Iran, except that U.S. obeisance to the Israeli bloodthirst is deadly 
serious.  With deadly outcomes.

Earlier this month, Israel was granted admission to the Organization 
of Economic and Community Development (OECD), a direct affront to 
ongoing Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) efforts across the 
world.  Once again, Israel has thumbed its nose at the global 
community--with bloody results--because it can.

I am proud to serve on the Bertrand Russell Tribunal on 
Palestine.  Its next sitting will be in London, where we will examine 
corporate complicity in Israel's crimes against Palestine.  The 
Tribunal will sit from November 5 - 7.  Please put this on your 
calendar.  We all must do what we can, where we are to end wars 
against the people at home and wars against human rights abroad.

Finally, a friend just sent a message to me saying that the Israelis 
had lost their minds.  Sadly, based on the past, the Israelis could 
very well conclude that they can do anything--imprison me for trying 
to take love to the children of Gaza and kill humanitarian activists 
trying to do the same--because they know, in the end, they'll get 
away with it.  Instead, I would suggest that we are the ones who have 
lost our minds, our souls, our spirits, and our human dignity if we 
allow the Israelis to get away with murder--again--and we do nothing.

I am calling on the people of the United States to change course now.

On this Memorial Day 2010, I am stunned and outraged beyond belief 
while mourning the dead of the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza.


Silence is the deadliest weapon of mass destruction.

Freedom Archives
522 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

415 863-9977

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://freedomarchives.org/pipermail/news_freedomarchives.org/attachments/20100531/7de5dff9/attachment.html>

More information about the News mailing list