The Free Gaza flotilla has been attacked. A number of people have been killed. I’ve supported Free Gaza since they sent the SS Liberty to Gaza in August 2008. That ship was named after the USS Liberty, the US Navy ship attacked by Israel on June 8, 1967. Thirty four Americans were killed on that day including a man named John Spicher who went to school with my mother. Now Israel is killing people I am proud to call my friends. All they were trying to do is help people left homeless by Israeli war crimes.
Photo of my Mom’s friend, John Spicher of the USS Liberty:
Photos of the attack on Free Gaza:
I called the State Dept. this morning and the woman who answered the phone said they have received over a thousand calls in protest of this act of murder. She said the government won’t actually do anything about it today as they are on vacation but she assured me that Hillary Clinton will be on the job come Tuesday. I wonder what kind of left handed statement she’ll come up with to signal continued US support for Israel’s crimes with a modicum of regret for the loss of my dead friends.
Time to wipe away my tears for now and make some more calls and get on freegaza.org and send more money. I will not be cowed. Free Gaza will not be stopped. Palestine will be free and peace will prevail.