Inside the Middle East
June 15, 2010
Posted: 1005 GMT

CNN's Fareed Zakaria looks at the new HBO documentary on the life and death of Neda, who was killed last year in Iran.

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John A   June 17th, 2010 5:50 pm ET

Smuggled video shows Israeli snipers aiming, firing at Gaza Flotilla activists

miriam   June 18th, 2010 11:24 am ET

John A,

This film was shown at a UN correspondents association event.

To confirm the bias of the association and consequently all the news that comes out of that organization as a whole, Israel, a state member of the UN was to show another film that would raise serious questions as to the narrative shown in the CoR video. Israel's presentation was banned 2 hours before the event to enable a biased, one-sided persentation by the leader of a politically motivated activist group.

The UN is increasingly irrelevent to its democratic state members and is simply a propaganda tool for NGOs and autocratic, anti-democratic, nations who have no justice systems to adhere to nor anything in common with anyone else other than their hate of Israel.

This video shows very little other than a group of trouble-makers, who seemed totally prepared for the events that occured, well covered by camaras and who can now add "actors" to the long list of adjectives used to describe them.

It has long been blatantly obvious that they were not innocent humanitarian workers and the more the efforts are made to portray them as such, the more greater fools they are proven to be, especially those who were duped by the Turks in the first place.

Finally, where are the snipers, or any sign of their supposed actions?

peter   June 24th, 2010 2:10 pm ET

This is a good documentary thank you. there is also some goods documentaries at this adress :

Bruce   June 24th, 2010 9:41 pm ET

Miriam is one defender of Israel like dozens of well known Americans, whose only weapons are lies and trying to confuse the issue.
Zionist actions are supported and justified by American traitors with lies and weird logic. These American traitors (You can easily name quite a few senators and a few hundred house members who satisfy the criteria) put the interest of Israel over the interest of USA. For instance, lots of troops upon returning from the front have psychological problems and can not function well in the society, can not keep their jobs, lose their home and family and are forced to live on street. If only half of the money we send to Israel is used here to treat veterans the lives of veterans willl improve dramatically. However, no senator or congressmen will supposrt this kind of change. These traitors will borrow money from China to give to Israel years after years. In return, Israel spies on the US (Pollard, Benjamin Natanyahoo tried his best to get this criminal free, so that he could go to Israel and be treated as a hero).

Shame_on_anyone_who_supports_Israel   June 24th, 2010 9:42 pm ET


Didnt you claim that those israeli cowards didnt have any real guns but paintball guns only?? Yes a number of peace protesters got shot point blank and behind the head with paintball guns right?

Sharon   June 24th, 2010 9:45 pm ET

Really Miriam, your argument is so flawed. Watch the (full) video, available in many, many places on the Internet…

miriam   June 28th, 2010 7:49 am ET


No soldier in any army goes on a mission unarmed.

The commandos has pistols under their body armour for use in a defensive emergency.

The weapons they were to use on landing on the ships were paint-ball guns, commonly used for crowd dispersal.

When attacked, stabbed, axed and taken hostage by the terrorists on board, and when their bodies were stripped and their guns taken and fired against them, then live fire was allowed.

That explains why Israeli soldiers ended up in hospital with multiple gun-shot wounds, stab wounds, cuts, broken limbs and severed ears.

miriam   June 28th, 2010 8:02 am ET


I wasted many minutes watching the performance.

It was obvious that this was no humanitarian mission taken by surprise.

The power of video is important when it comes to the supression and murder of innocent protesters like Neda, not when used cynically and politically in support of a terrorist organization against a free democracy that defends her citizens.

John A   June 28th, 2010 2:19 pm ET

Miriam if any Israeli soldiers were injured you would have shown the world, but instead you showed a digitally edited and totally discredited tape made by the killers of the aid workers.

Who shot Neda, I don't know, different reports from different people. Could have been Iran, could have been CIA could have been Mossad. It would not have been the first murder for either group and all have something to gain by politically manipulating events in Iran.

However, 9 Neda's were shot at close range in the back of the head by Israeli soldiers. This is not disputed, but in your eyes Israeli terror in international waters is wonderful. This shows exactly what you are!

miriam   July 5th, 2010 1:07 pm ET

John A,

I've seen the injuries, why haven't you?

Who said 9 Turkish terrorists were shot?
Perhaps they were killed by the other al-Qaeda affiliates on board!!!!

Believe who you want but it is obvious who's being fooled and who's spreading disinformation and lies!

Those who believe that self-defence of a sovereign state in accordance with international law is terror, are disconnected from reality.

John A   July 9th, 2010 7:57 pm ET

Miriam, Please explain your bazaar comments! A ship which was loaded with bread and medicine and sailing in international waters should be attacked by Israel in self defense?? Defense from what exactly?

Israels belief are a totally disconnect from reality and sanity.

Darren   July 9th, 2010 11:55 pm ET

Miriam please refer us to links where we can see photos of injured Israelis.

You cant, because there were no Israelis injured with axes and knifes. The Israeli story is just another pathetic lie.

Western politicians also lie to their own people when they support Israel. But the game is up love, we the people don't buy the politically corrupt game spun by the White House or Israel. Things will change and soon. Independent parties who do not have their political campaigns paid for by the Jewish lobby will free America from its sinful relationship with murderous Israel.

miriam   July 11th, 2010 6:31 pm ET

John A,

Again, there was no bread on board. It would not have survived the journey.

There was in fact minimal amounts of aid on the Mavi Marmara, the other boats in the flotilla which were intercepted peacefully having carried far more.

Under international law it is permitted to intercept and stop a ship that is aiming to break an internationally recognized and legal blockade after repeated warnings and attempts to get it to change course.

Only the morally blind would claim that the legal maritime blockade is not self-defence and those same bigots would ignore or minimize the effects of Hamas rocket, cross-border and terrorist attacks on Israelis.

miriam   July 11th, 2010 7:01 pm ET


On principle I have never copied or provided links on this blog since I do not believe in using this site for propaganda, but rather for discussion.

Any moral army or society respects its soldiers and its citizens, and their families, by refraining from publicizing gruesome pictures of injuries whether in battle or violent attacks and terrorism.

However, that does not prevent those in society who dismiss morals and respect for others in favour of instant gratification by exposing and profaning the privacy and respect of others.

Turkish and Arab media have no qualms about immorally disrepecting Jewish life, frequently satisfying the immoral quest for pictures of blood and death.

Perhaps that provides enough of a clue as to where you can find your treasure, unless the relevent authorities have removed the footage having objected to its release saying it undermines their claims that the passengers were just a peaceful bunch of humanitarians.

I'm afraid to inform you that those who share your noisy opinions are in a minority in the US and your self-confidence is typical of those who arrogantly believe that only their bigoted ideology can possibly be right.

John A   July 12th, 2010 6:42 pm ET

Miriam, to make it short:

In principle you have nothing to offer and your hollow words can never be supported with facts.

But this is not a new revelation, this has been a long established.

shahrokh   August 3rd, 2010 9:55 am ET

that film showing israeli soldiers beaten by turkish
crew can be found everywhere but at the end what is known is that 9 turkish are killed.

Sophie Sanders   October 5th, 2010 8:59 am ET

Paintball guns are sometimes painfull when you are hit by a paintball::'

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