Not Easy Keeping Your Propaganda Straight

Posted on June 7, 2010


Even with the help of Ethan Bronner, setting the record straight by interviewing Israeli only sources about the crucial moments preceeding the boarding of the Marvi Marmara, it’s still not easy to keep your propaganda straight:

Israel’s inner cabinet of seven ministers approved the plan and the Israeli Navy Seal units began training for what they expected to be passive resistance. ”We had in mind a sit-down, a linking of arms,” a military spokesman said.

That the military was expecting mainly passive resistance is being seen in Israel as an intelligence failure. It could be viewed as a strange assumption given that Israel’s defense minister, Ehud Barak, later characterized the Turkish group as a dangerous Islamic organization with terrorist links

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