Flipping unbelievable! Attacking a boat in international waters is an act of war, terrorism or piracy.
– Robert Fisk: The Truth Behind The Israeli Propaganda (Independent)
One American, 19-year-old, named as Fulkan Dogan, cannot be prosecuted anymore because Israeli terrorists/murderers shot him five times from less than 45cm, in the face, in the back of the head, twice in the leg and once in the back.
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Here is TRAITOR Rep. Brad Sherman in 2006:
Congressman Brad Sherman argues that “we have to hammer it home again and again that the current Israeli response is not just a response to one incident one week ago, but to continued terrorist activity against Israel by Hezbollah and Hamas and their masters in Tehran.”
Brad Sherman also denies that there was a “hunger crisis” or “humanitarian crisis” in the Gaza Strip:
“The health circumstances in Gaza are better than they are in many American cities,” he added later.
Oh, really? Then why are the majority of babies in Gaza anaemic?
– Gaza families eat grass as Israel locks border (Times)
(Work yourself through the related articles.)
Some of you maybe thought that this cannot be true, but now you know that Dr. Paul Craig Roberts is right:
Mr. Sherman you are a TRAITOR to the American people which you (still) represent.
Rep. Sherman: prosecute U.S. citizens involved with Gaza flotilla
On a press call hosted by a pro-Israel organization, Rep. Brad Sherman, Democrat of California, told reporters that he intends seek the prosecution of any U.S. citizens who were aboard or involved with the Freedom Flotilla.
“The Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 [PDF] makes it absolutely illegal for any American to give food, money, school supplies, paper clips, concrete or weapons to Hamas or any of its officials,” Sherman said on the Israel Project call, conflating Hamas and Gaza’s civilian population. “And so I will be asking the Attorney General to prosecute any American involved in what was clearly an effort to give items of value to a terrorist organization.”
Sherman also said that he plans on working with the Department of Homeland Security to make sure that any non-U.S. citizen involved with or aboard the Flotilla are excluded from entering the U.S.
Hamas, considered a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department, won Palestinian parliamentary elections in 2006 and has held de facto rule over the Gaza Strip since it took the area by force in 2007 in anticipation of an impending U.S.-backed coup d’etat by the rival Fatah faction.
The Freedom Flotilla was organized by the Free Gaza Movement to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza – in place since Hamas’s takeover – and deliver tons of food aid, medical and school supplies and building materials to repair buildings damaged in the month-long Israeli assault of Gaza in Dec. 2008 and Jan. 2009. The Flotilla was raided by Israeli commandos in international waters during the early hours of Monday morning, leaving at least nine people, including one U.S. citizen, dead.
Though the nine were killed by the IDF, Sherman criticized the Obama administration for not directly blaming Hamas, using the logic that the militant movement brought the blockade on itself: “I think the U.S. could be better now about condemning Hamas as responsible for those nine deaths.”
The blockade and the land siege (by Israel and Egypt) have, by international consensus (leaving out Israel and its hard-line American allies) caused a humanitarian crisis among Gaza’s civilian population.
The Congressman, known as a pro-Israel stalwart who has, in the past, joined as the sole Democrat on Republican criticisms of Obama’s foreign policy toward Israel, denied that there was a “hunger crisis” or “humanitarian crisis” in the Gaza Strip. “The health circumstances in Gaza are better than they are in many American cities,” he added later.
Questions about the legality of the Israeli blockade and its enforcement in international waters were quickly dismissed by Sherman, who said that the U.S. had itself blockaded Germany in both World Wars, Japan in the Second, Cuba during the missile crisis, and, curiously, the Confederacy during the Civil War.
(A naval blockade is an act of war Mr. Sherman. Only Gaza cannot defend itself against a blockade by Israel, but it has the right to do so.)