Ken Burch (1000+ posts) Fri Jun-04-10 11:12 PM
Joe Biden on the assault on the Marmara: "So What's The Big Deal Here?"
Edited on Fri Jun-04-10 11:15 PM by Ken Burch
"US Vice President Joe Biden has offered the Obama administration's strongest defence of Israel's Gaza flotilla raid to date, in a interview on US television this evening, saying: 'Israel has an absolute right to deal with its security interest.'
Appearing on PBS's Charlie Rose Show, Biden defended Israel's action in boarding the Gaza flotilla as "legitimate". After suggesting the flotilla's cargo of aid could have been unloaded elsewhere, Biden appears to brush off the international criticism, asking: 'So what's the big deal here? What's the big deal of insisting it go straight to Gaza?'
He then makes it clear that Washington is happy for Israel to conduct its own investigation of the incident that led to nine deaths and dozens of injuries, although Biden added: 'but we're open to international participation'.
Makes you feel SO very proud that he's a heartbeat away from the presidency, doesn't it?
Here's the biggest lie.Joe the Revelator (1000+ posts) Fri Jun-04-10 11:20 PM
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1. He's right.
One he has to say twice.Ken Burch (1000+ posts) Fri Jun-04-10 11:22 PM
Response to Reply #1
3. He's right in saying the IDF should be allowed to investigate its own murderers?
Were you aware that the autopsys showed the victims were shot in the head at close range?
That's street justice, not self-defense.
But oh... how wrong he is.Ken Burch (1000+ posts) Fri Jun-04-10 11:34 PM
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17. All I did was summarize the reality
The autopsys showed all the victims on the Marmara were shot in the head at close range. That ISN'T self-defense.
Each of the nine victims on the Mavi Marmara in international waters off the coast of Israel in the early hours of Monday morning was shot at least once and some five or six times with 9mm rounds.
The results also reveal how close the fighting was. Dr Haluk Ince, chair of Turkey's council of forensic medicine (ATK), said: "Approximately 20cm away was the closest. In only one case was there only one entrance wound. The other eight have multiple entrance wounds. [The man killed by a single shot] was shot just in the middle of the forehead with a distant shot."