I get it, Andrew Sullivan is not a huge fan of Israel; he is entitled to his opinion. However, his latest column about the incident in the waters outside of Gaza makes up the facts. Honestly, in the case of most of the posts Sullivan writes about Israel, Andrew is living in his own reality, where truth and facts do not matter.
The Atlantic columnist begins his latest example of creative writing begins with the first paragraph.
Maintaining the siege and blockade of Gaza (because its citizens elected a government Israeli abhors), and strafing it with military might over a year ago, is not exactly what one expects of a civilized Western state. To then go on the offensive against a flotilla of aid ships, trying to bypass the blockade, and killing at least ten people aboard is bordering on insanity…
Do you think Cubans are fighting for healthcare or freedom from Communism?
Can you spot the three lies in the paragraph above? Please go over to Big Journalism and read how this and just about everything else Sullivan pens about the Middle East represents his own set of realities. .
Now Here is another interesting look at the Media coverage of the Guerrilla Flotilla.
The folks at Right Wing News Compared: The Liberal Reaction Vs. Conservative Reaction To The Israel/Flotilla Story Its worth your time to give it a read.