Part I of the Turkel Report on the IDF massacre on the Mavi Marmara in May, 2010 is out. Keep calm everyone. Keep calm. Before you screw up into the ceiling or bust a gut laughing over the idea of Israel publishing an “analysis” of it’s own international crimes, at least have a look at it.
OK, now that you’ve seen for yourselves that the report is about as believable as a Kosher pork chop vendor at a Saturday morning farmers’ market, you can screw up into the ceiling and bust a gut laughing.
For instance, the one singular most damning accusation against the IDF is that they executed 19 year-old US citizen Furkan Dogan as he lay unconscious on the deck of the ship, as was found by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. This was reported by Huffington Post, but most of the standard (i.e. Jewish-owned) media ignored it.
How odd that the Turkel summary does not mention either this accusation or Dogan. Even the detailed full report mentions Dogan only once – predictably claiming he was a terrorist. See pg. 218.
One laughs at the Turkel report because we know the Israeli government is a pack of liars, particularly the IDF. A good example is the way the IDF presented photo-shopped “evidence” on the day of the attack of the Mavi Marmara. They got the Israeli paper Haaretz to publish a faked picture that seemed to show a blood-thirsty terrorist wielding a huge knife on board the ship. But that frightening photo has been shown by LogoPhere to be faked and I have not been able to find any reference to that event in the Turkel Report. Until proven otherwise it is safest to assume that it just didn’t happen and there were no Muslim madmen attacking the IDF forces that day.
It is unfortunate that Canada has been dragged into this fray, but Canada’s PM, Steven Harper has been an absolutely dogmatic supporter of Israel, which indicates which side his bread is buttered on. So it was no surprise when Canadian Brig. Gen. Ken Watkin ret. signed on as an “observer” to the Turkel Commission. Watkin’s participation is an embarrassment to Canada and instead of providing any validation for the report merely serves as an example of the sort of political perks that Israeli money can buy in Canada.