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IDF admits doctoring audio of raid on Gaza flotilla

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source: rawstory.com/rs/2010/0606/idf-admits-doctoring-audio-gaza-flotilla/ 

IDF admits doctoring audio of raid on Gaza flotilla By Daniel Tencer

Sunday, June 6th, 2010 -- 3:08 pm

The Israeli Defense Force has issued a "clarification" admitting it manipulated audio of its raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.

On Friday, the IDF released audio of what it said was an exchange between Israel Navy officers and the crew of the Mavi Marmara, the main vessel in the flotilla. In it, voices could be heard telling the Israeli soldiers to "go back to Auschwitz" and "we're helping Arabs go against the US -- don't forget 9/11, guys."

But flotilla passengers quickly began disputing the veracity of the audio clip.

Investigative journalist Max Blumenthal reports that the head of the Free Gaza movement, Huwaida Arraf, could be heard on the videotape asserting the flotilla's right to enter Gaza territory. But Arraf says she wasn't on board the Mavi Marmara, and was actually on board another ship, the Challenger One. Another flotilla member whose voice can be heard on the audio, Ali Abunimah, also said he wasn't aboard the Mavi Marmara.

According to a news report from the Palestinian news agency Ma'an, Arraf suggests the audio of her that appeared in the clip came from an earlier exchange between her and Israeli forces, but she admits she "could not be sure" she didn't repeat her assertion during exchanges with the IDF during the raid.

On Saturday, the IDF's public blog issued a "correction" explaining that the tape had been edited "so as to make it easier for people to listen to the exchange."

The IDF stated:

There have been questions regarding the authenticity of the recording as well as its attribution to a communication with the Mavi Marmara.

So to clarify: the audio was edited down to cut out periods of silence over the radio as well as incomprehensible comments so as to make it easier for people to listen to the exchange. We have now uploaded the entire segment of 5 minutes and 58 seconds in which the exchange took place and the comments were made.

This transmission had originally cited the Mavi Marmara ship as being the source of these remarks, however, due to an open channel, the specific ship or ships in the “Freedom Flotilla” responding to the Israeli Navy could not be identified.

The IDF's latest version of the audio is actually the third version the military organization has released. Its first audio version of the incident, a one-minute clip released the day of the raid, did not include any of the controversial comments -- no voices can be heard saying "Go back to Auschwitz" or "remember 9/11."

Critics of Israel have suggested the audio clip -- and the IDF's admission it was edited -- shows the Israeli military is involved in a propaganda campaign to discredit the flotilla as a humanitarian effort. And Blumenthal notes that the IDF audio has already made its way into US media as fact.

"Hours after the IDF’s admission, major news outlets which reported on the doctored audio clip as though it was a shocking revelation and not a scandalous forgery have still not corrected themselves," Blumenthal writes.

Some of Israel's other efforts to sway public opinion its way have resulted in embarrassment. Government spokesmen on Saturday apologized for distributing a video that mocked the flotilla members, nine of whom died when Israeli commandos raided the flotilla on Monday.

The video, a satire on "We are the World," shows a group of singers declaring, "There's no people dying/So the best that we can do/Is create the greatest bluff of all/We must go on pretending day by day that in Gaza/There's crisis hunger and plague."

Following a storm of protests from critics pointing out that the UN has declared that Gaza is in the midst of a humanitarian crisis, the Israeli Government Press Office declared, "Due to a misunderstanding on our part, earlier (Friday) we inadvertently issued a video link that had been sent for our perusal. ... It was not intended for general release. The contents of the video in no way represent the official policy of either the Government Press Office or of the State of Israel."

 

"...don't forget 9/11 guys."

This audio clip, the second version, was released by the IDF on June 4, 2010.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxY7Q7CvQPQ

Critical passage from above article

'The IDF's latest version of the audio is actually the third version the military organization has released. Its first audio version of the incident, a one-minute clip released the day of the raid, did not include any of the controversial comments -- no voices can be heard saying "Go back to Auschwitz" or "remember 9/11."

'Critics of Israel have suggested the audio clip -- and the IDF's admission it was edited -- shows the Israeli military is involved in a propaganda campaign to discredit the flotilla as a humanitarian effort. And Blumenthal notes that the IDF audio has already made its way into US media as fact.'

yes we will remember 9/11

WILL ANYONE REMEMBER THIS?

according to joe biden it's "no big deal" 19 year old american kid being murdered by Idfhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlElXOJV4CA&feature=player_embedded

Helen Thomas

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQKOwiTydis

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3Oz8M_FnV4

She sharply questioned President Barack Obama two weeks ago.
"Mr. President, when are you going to get out of Afghanistan? Why are you continuing to kill and die there? What is the real excuse? And don't give us this Bushism, 'If we don't go there, they'll all come here,'" she said.

mainstream media understands all too well

and eagerly embraces its role as conduit for state propaganda ...

reject, neglect and disregard mainstream media

The reference to 9/11 is...

...nothing more than disinfo, discredit by association, and gatekeeping for Israel...all deliberately planted.

The way that Zionists keep control is to release inflamitory information right up front that draws emotional responses from citizens in the direction that the Zionists want the discussion to go.

It appears to me that the Zionists are quite worried right now.

I would be too if I were them...after all, how will they ever explain the FACTS surrounding the "Dancing Israelis"?

The one interesting element of the "Dancing Israelis" story is that even the simplest of minds in this country will be able to figure out that if these Israeli-Mossad agents were in place to record an attack, then these players obviously would have known when, where, and how the attack was to happen.

This speaks to SPECIFIC foreknowledge of the attacks...and the avegarge citizen will become very, very angry about this.

Talk about a house of cards falling...

9/11 Truth for World Peace and Justice

Robin Hordon
Kingston, WA

Osama is back

Osama bin Laden and top aides are hiding in Sabzevar, Iran

DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis June 8, 2010, 12:16 AM (GMT+02:00)

http://debka.com/

Osama bin Laden's hiding place for the last five years was pinned down Monday, June 7 by Middle East sources as the mountainous town of Savzevar in the northeastern Iranian province of Khorasan. He is said to enjoy Iran's sanctuary along with Ayman Al-Zawahiri and five other high-ranking al Qaeda leaders. debkafile reports Middle East sources leaked the information to expose Turkish prime minister Recep Erdogan as bound to be in on this secret thanks to his intense military and intelligence ties with Tehran.

Read more

http://debka.com/article/8841

Wow! I am laughing... the "Iran - bin Laden" connection

The disinformation fairy tales.

I'd laugh too, If it were not so sickening.

Reports from the Bilderberg gives US a greenlight to UNLEASH WAR on IRAN.