Truth, lies, time and regime change
In the UK it has taken 38 years for the truth to be proved about the shooting by British soldiers of 13 demonstrators in Derry City, Northern Ireland, in 1972. Finally after a 10-year long inquiry, on 15 June 2010 a British Prime Minister stood up in Parliament and admitted that these 13 people had no guns, shot no bullets, were innocent and were murdered.
Crowds filled the streets and squares of Derry on this day to hear the truth they had always known.
For 38 years the first whitewash inquiry which claimed these people shot at the soldiers remained the official truth. If this seems a different story from the Mavi Marmara, it isn’t: you have to have either a very long time, like 38 years, or a change of regime, to get the truth out about the crimes of a political system.
If Israel stays as it is (with or without a little Palestinian statelet next to it), the truth about the Mavi Marmara will never be accepted in Israel. No matter how many eye-witnesses tell a different story, Israel’s internal IDF whitewash “inquiry” will confirm the facts it has already presented to the world. It can do no other unless it brands its army as liars as well as thieves and murderers.
We need to do away with the whole establishment and change the sick, deluded regime, and the only way is One Democratic State for all. Then the truth about the Gaza Flotilla, and all the other truths going back to 1948, will come out and the Jews of Israel can be free of the lies they have told their children and the world.
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