Wash. Post smears Israel, stands history on its head

On May 31, 2010, Israeli commandos intercepted a flotilla of six ships sailing toward Gaza with the stated intention of breaking an Israeli-Egyptian blockade of the territory, ruled by the terrorist Hamas organization. Activists aboard five of the six ships passively surrendered their vessels.  As a result, nobody was injured. But aboard the Mavi Marmara, a Turkish vessel, events took an ugly turn.  As Israeli commandos rappelled from a hovering helicopter onto the top deck of the ship, they were set upon by a band of extremists, who attacked them with axes, metal bars and other makeshift weapons.  One or more commandos was shot with weapons the attackers managed to take from the commandos.  One commando, after being brutally beaten, was tossed overboard onto the deck below.  With some commandos fighting for their lives, other commandos then directly opened fire on the attackers. Extensive  video footage confirms  this sequence.  Deadly...(Read Full Post)