Fact Check

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Jun 01, 2010 5:25 PM
Mona Charen throws some facts into the bilious stew of press coverage on the "humanitarian" flotilla attacked by Israel.  It's a must-read.  Of particular interest:

Upon learning of the intentions of the Gaza flotilla, the Israeli government asked the organizers to deliver their humanitarian aid first to an Israeli port where it would be inspected (for weapons) before being forwarded to Gaza. The organizers refused. “There are two possible happy endings,” a Muslim activist on board explained, “either we will reach Gaza or we will achieve martyrdom.”

No agenda there, though.  Of course not.  Nobody but Israeli bad guys in this scenario, right?  Pleeease.

What always amazes me is the speed, venom and alacrity with which the UN can step up to denounce Israel -- as it sits on its hands while Iran marches ever-closer to developing nukes with which to threaten the (pro-Western) world.