Listen to O’Keefe describing how he helped disarm members of the Israeli death squad that was executing his fellow activists:
I said this straight to Israeli agents, probably of Mossad or Shin Bet, and I say it again now, on the morning of the attack I was directly involved in the disarming of two Israeli Commandos. This was a forcible, non-negotiable, separation of weapons from commandos who had already murdered two brothers that I had seen that day. One brother with a bullet entering dead center in his forehead, in what appeared to be an execution. I knew the commandos were murdering when I removed a 9mm pistol from one of them. I had that gun in my hands and as an ex-US Marine with training in the use of guns it was completely within my power to use that gun on the commando who may have been the murderer of one of my brothers. But that is not what I, nor any other defender of the ship did. I took that weapon away, removed the bullets, proper lead bullets, separated them from the weapon and hid the gun. I did this in the hopes that we would repel the attack and submit this weapon as evidence in a criminal trial against Israeli authorities for mass murder.
I also helped to physically separate one commando from his assault rifle, which another brother apparently threw into the sea. I and hundreds of others know the truth that makes a mockery of the brave and moral Israeli military. We had in our full possession, three completely disarmed and helpless commandos. These boys were at our mercy, they were out of reach of their fellow murderers, inside the ship and surrounded by 100 or more men. I looked into the eyes of all three of these boys and I can tell you they had the fear of God in them. They looked at us as if we were them, and I have no doubt they did not believe there was any way they would survive that day. They looked like frightened children in the face of an abusive father.
But they did not face an enemy as ruthless as they. Instead the woman provided basic first aid, and ultimately they were released, battered and bruised for sure, but alive. Able to live another day. Able to feel the sun over head and the embrace of loved ones. Unlike those they murdered. (full report here)
The USA, the world’s most powerful nation, normally does not appreciate having its citizens murdered, brutalized and humiliated by the armed forces of shitty little countries. But when the shitty little country is Israel, whose fanatical partisans dominate the US media and own Congress and the White House, apparently anything goes.
Imagine if an Iranian or Venezuelan death squad committed a similar act of piracy and mass murder. There would be hell to pay.
Yet Israel, which massacred the crew of the USS Liberty forty-three years ago next Tuesday, and probably blew up the World Trade Center on 9/11, has already cost the US taxpayer 1.6 trillion dollars according to a report in the Christian Science Monitor. Every year, Americans cough up billions more to keep the Zionist settler colony afloat. When the Israelis set off a nuclear weapon in an American port, as they are planning to do according to US military insiders, American taxpayer dollars will have paid for the operation.
It’s time for the USA to use all of its power — diplomatic, financial, and military — to go after its real enemy. By telling the truth about 9/11, ending Zionism, and restoring Palestine to the Palestinians, the US would not only recover its good standing in world public opinion, but also regain the undying friendship of the people of the energy-producing countries. It’s a chance to do well by doing good. What are we waiting for?