I think Israel's propaganda machine failed this time because of the blogosphere and the internet:
- Israel's lies about the blockade have been exposed too. Millions now know that the things it blocks from entering Gaza include children's toys,
coriander and jam. And that it is trying to starve the people of Gaza into submission.
- And the activists were eventually released and some have managed to smuggle out videos and photos even though Israel stole their cameras, phones and
- The supposed photos of weaponry on the boats put out by the Israeli Govt was rapidly exposed as fake (some were taken in 2003)
- The lie that there was no violence on any other boat was quickly exposed when the people on those boats reported beatings, taser attacks and
Fact to remember is all this is on the web not in where it counts. The mainstream.
Even if slowly more and more evidence contradicts the Israeli version, bull# like the edited radio communication has been debunked and the illegal
matter becomes more apparent only to be denied, its all a matter of what you make people believe on the first days and how many.
Just keep on outright lying if necessary. Even make up "evidence". It doesn't matter even if it becomes questionable just a week or a day later. No
one is "questioning" in the mainstream. It all a show to propagate a desired perspective.
Today no one except for some individuals care about the lack of WMDs in Iraq.
No one cares about the beaten children's, forced marriages and civil rights in Afghanistan anymore. In three months no one will care about the lack
of legal and moral justification for the Israeli approach in this and other related cases like the still existing blockade and inspections aimed to
hurt the Gazan population.
It is about time someone in the mainstream media bring up the fact that Israel targeted journalists in an attempt to control what was seen.
Fortunately, the world doesn't have to depend on corporate media for it's information. Citizen journalism will bring the truth out and it scares
oppressive regimes to death. One day Americans are going to stand up and demand that our government stop bowing down to Israel. It won't be so easy
considering the how much Israel has entrenched itself into US political stage to the highest level. Unless the MSM starts reporting unbiased versions
with facts things are going to remain same for a long time but it does not mean forever.
Current scenario of MSM (best to open image in new window to see it properly)