Thursday, June 10, 2010

Double standard.

Now it's time to focus on laSexta Noticias again.
On Friday, June 4, 2010, at the night edition, they reported about the three Spanish activists who were on board the Mavi Marmara, so their witness accounts could be heard again. This was the fourth report by laSexta Noticias that night, preceded by another one about... a simulated boarding performed by the G.A.R. (Grupo de Acción Rápida or Rapid Action Group), an elite unit inside the Civil Guard, a Spanish military corps with police functions (thus comparable with the French National Gendarmerie).
During the report, all kind of dificulties which can be encountered by a civil or military unit during a boarding were cited, such as: the helicopter pilot has to maintain it above the ship in order to make sure that those who are performing the boarding abseil onto the deck of the ship itself and not onto the water; maybe the boarding happens at night, when the visibility is severely reduced; or that the possibility of encountering violent opposition does exist, and in such a case, the officers who are boarding the ship could respond through using their firearms.
So, for laSexta Noticias, a boarding performed by armed officers and the use of their firearms when necessary are licit actions when fighting against E.T.A., a terrorist organization; but when it's about the Tzahal boarding the Mavi Marmara in order to enforce a blockade which is justified due to the military necessities of a country literally at war, the boarding is a wrongful act, as the use of firearms itself, in spite of the fact that the Israeli soldiers encountered a violent opposition during night time by members of the I.H.H., a Turkish organization linked to terrorist activities, according to the Danish Institute for International Studies and the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center.
One more time has been demonstrated that, for laSexta Noticias, Israel hasn't enjoy presumption of innocence, while it seems they think that the fight against anti-Israeli terrorism is not as legitimate as the fight against E.T.A. (which is, by the way, a pro-Palestinian organization).

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