Ex-U.S. Marine Ken O'Keefe (above) after being held by the "humane" Israelis. The Zionist thugs in Israel are wallowing in their emulation of the Nazi Gestapo and Waffen SS. Shame on the Jewish Caucus in Congress and the other members held hostage by AIPAC who support the murderous Israeli regime - Wayne Madsen.
Ken O'Keefe gives the sign that he is hanging tough despite all the Israelis have hit him with - Mac McKinney.
The paranoid Right-wing Israeli state, growing increasingly more desperate to reframe their wanton assault on the Freedom Flotilla as yet another battle against evil al Qaeda, evil Hamas and anyone else they can think to mention to trigger Pavlovian reactions in the world, have sunk to a new low, as noted in this new Al Jazeera article, Israel, "Terrorists" on convoy. They are tarnishing five activists as terrorists, including Ken O'Keefe, American ex-Marine, which has got me really riled up since I was in the Marine Reserves (1975-78) before joining the Navy. There is a saying in the Marine Corps, Semper Fi, short for Semper Fidelis, meaning "Always Faithful". This means, among other things, protecting even a fellow ex-Marine from harm's way when it is within your power.
So it is incumbent that Ken has a format to speak for himself and tell his side of the story before some Likud-worshipping Congressman tries to have him arrested as a terrorist, especially after the sleazy IDF has already egregiously abused him, and by good coincidence, Wayne Madsen posted a letter from Ken just today, Sunday, June 6, that also is making its way around the Internet. So seeing this first brought Ken to my attention, and now it is time for all of you to read what he has to say too with his J'accuse response to Israel's actions against the Mavi Marmara and its passengers and crew - Mac McKinney, OpEdNews editor
Following is Wayne Madsen's post of the Ken O'Keefe statement circulating on the Internet. Madsen has given OpEdNews the right to post his articles.
June 7-8, 2010 -- An American eyewitness to the bloodiness and fascism of Israel
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Defenders of the Mavi Marmara & So Much More
Ken O'Keefe from Istanbul