Cynthia McKinney is a member of the Free Gaza movement which is currently embroiled in a controversy involving a humanitarian ship and an attack on that ship by Israeli commandos. She penned an OpEd about the controversy which can be read, in its entirety, here. The first couple of paragraphs follow.
I am outraged at Israel’s latest criminal act. I mourn with my fellow Free Gaza travelers, the lives that have been lost by Israel’s needless, senseless act against unarmed humanitarian activists.
But I’m even more outraged that once again, Israel’s actions have been aided and abetted by a US political class that has become corrupted beyond belief due to its reliance on Zionist finance and penetration by Zionist zealots for whom no US weapons system is too much for the Israeli war machine, and the silence of the world’s onlookers whose hearts have grown cold with indifference.
I recently visited the offices of IHH, the Turkish humanitarian organization that sponsored one of the Freedom Flotilla boats, and that was targeted by the Israelis for its murderous rampage.
Reports are still coming in as to the full extent of the senseless Israeli violence. Of course, I expect Israel’s apologists in the press and in the United States government to shift into high gear to support Israel’s lying machine.
Take note of their names. The 12,000 Internet squatters/written word grenade throwers, hired by the Israeli Foreign Ministry to defend Israel and attack peace activists online, are already busy spreading their orchestrated disinformation in cyberspace.
Be very careful what you read and believe from special interest press and the Internet. You could be reading one of Israel’s hired hacks. As a news diversion from what Israel has just done, I suspect that we can also expect to see a lot of historical footage of war’s atrocities on television: today is Memorial Day in the United States, a day long ago set aside to remember the sacrifices of US war dead.
I encouraged and supported USS Liberty veteran Joe Meadors’s participation in the Freedom Flotilla. Unfortunately, the fate of the USS Liberty innocents on the high seas, while in international waters, has now been visited upon the participants in the Freedom Flotilla, in large measure because of the congressional- and presidential-level cover-up of the 1967 Israeli attack on that US surveillance ship.
McKinney has, in the past, been on some of the ships attempting to breach the naval blockade of Gaza, in 2008 and 2009.