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Glenn Greenwald: Why Is Israel Keeping Ships' Passengers From Speaking Out?


Reuters reported today that Israel has barred journalists from access to the hundreds of activists arrested on the aid flotilla attacked Sunday, prompting Glenn Greenwald to ask: if Israel is, as always, the completely blameless victim of aggression, why detain the ships' passengers and deny them access to the media?

Isn't it strange how Plucky, Democratic Israel goes to such extreme lengths to prevent any media coverage of what they do, any journalistic interference with their propaganda machine, in light of the fact that -- as always -- They Did Absolutely Nothing Wrong?  Is physically blocking the media from covering what happens the act of a government that is in the right?  Thomas Jefferson answered that question quite some time ago:

Our first object should therefore be, to leave open to him all the avenues of truth. The most effectual hitherto found, is freedom of the press. It is therefore, the first shut up  by those who fear the investigation of their actions.

Greenwald also talks about plans to prosecute the passengers.   Read the whole thing here.

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