Much has been said about the murder of civilians on board the Turkish ship headed for Gaza. The Israeli government would have you believe the brave soldiers of the IDF responded to an attack against them by violent protestors. They were able to get away with that lie because they thought they had confiscated any and everything that could chronicle what happened on the ship. In the void created when the IDF took all recording devices and during a time when the activists were secluded from public view, the Israeli spin machine went into high drive with tall tales of bloodthirsty activists pouncing on overwhelmed soldier who responded by killing just a view or using paintball guns that failed to stem the violent reaction to the IDF’s presence.
Of course nothing was farther from the truth as the picture above and others found here will testify. In fact what really happened is activists disarmed some IDF soldiers and tended to their wounds. One of the pictures even seems to show an activist directing a soldier to a triage area or defending that soldier from further attacks by enraged activists. In any event, Israel stopped people from being able to disseminate information and then took its time and made up scenarios completely from the sky.
The deaths of activists occurred on the Turkish ship and some of the deaths were of Turkish nationals. Is it not apparent now, beyond the fact that Israel wantonly kills its opposition no matter who they are, that this act of murder on a Turkish ship was meant to send a signal to the Turkish government their mediation with Brazil and Iran was not welcomed? In order for the Israeli government to survive it must dominant the entire region and all the countries therein must abide by the Israeli meme which is to maintain unstable regimes in that part of the world. It, the massacre of activists, was a shot across the Turkish political bow to back off from trying to play any role in the Middle East or else.