Sunday, October 03, 2010

A Nobel Peace Prize laureate in prison

A Nobel Peace Prize laureate in prison
If the court indeed deports Mairead Corrigan-Maguire we'll know that our court system is also tainted to the teeth
The photograph was recently distributed by the IDF's propagandists: Mairead Corrigan-Maguire is seen being taken off the abducted ship Rachel Corrie at Ashdod port, as a soldier from the world's most moral army holds out his hand to help the honorable woman disembark. It was not long after the IDF's violent takeover of the Mavi Marmara, and Israeli propagandists were now hastening to peddle their cheap merchandise, showing how Israel treats "real" peace activists, as opposed to the Turkish "terrorists" on the earlier vessel.

Only four months have passed since the earlier event, and the very same lady has now spent a weekend in the deportees' cell at Ben-Gurion Airport. While we were having another warm, pleasant weekend, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate sat in an Israeli jail and nobody seemed to care. We were not ashamed, we were not outraged, we did not make a sound. It was a spectacle that could only have taken place in Israel, North Korea, Burma (Myanmar ) and Iran - the state imprisoning and deporting a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize - and raised no more than a yawn here.


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