Fame, Not Freedom, Is the Goal of the Latest Flotilla Bound for Gaza

(Sydney Morning Herald-Australia) Rowan Dean - Three frustrated Australian ''peace'' activists - all clearly suffering from relevance deprivation syndrome - are heading off to take their berths on a flotilla of fools in search of an utterly futile confrontation with the Israel Defense Forces. This protest is designed solely for the purpose of attempting to recreate the outrage that occurred when last year's flotilla was intercepted by the Israelis and a firefight was provoked that resulted in the tragic, awful and pointless death of nine activists. So, hey, let's do it again and see what happens! Thanks to the Arab Spring, the Egyptian border with Gaza is now wide open. The objective of this exercise is fame for those on board, not freedom for the Palestinians.

2011-06-23 00:00:00

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