John Kerry Compares Boston Victims to Pro-Palestinian Flotilla Victims

kerryAt a press conference in Istanbul, Secretary of State John Kerry compared the Boston bombing victims to the pro-Palestinian Turkish activists killed by Israeli Defense Forces during the 2010 Gaza flotilla incident. This provoked some Boston natives to question the Secretary’s judgement.

I think Turkey is working in very good faith to get there. I know it’s an emotional issue with some people. I particularly say to the families of people who were lost in the incident we understand these tragedies completely and we sympathize with them. And nobody - I mean, I have just been through the week of Boston and I have deep feelings for what happens when you have violence and something happens and you lose people that are near and dear to you. It affects a community, it affects a country. We’re very sensitive to that.

But going forward, we have to find the best way to bring people together to reduce tensions and undo the stereotypes that divide people and try to make peace.

Blogger Carl in Jerusalem, a Boston native, writing for Israel Matzav might have said it best comparing 8 year old Martin Richard to the those aboard the Pro-Palestinian flotilla.

Right…. Because 8-year old blockade runner Martin Richard attacked soldiers with hunting knives and attempted to throw them overboard into the sea….

The Israeli government at the highest levels (Netanyahu and Steinitz, who is effectively acting Foreign Minister) needs to call Kerry on this. That comparison cannot be allowed to pass.

For that matter, the people of Boston should call him on it as well.

Perhaps our Secretary of State needs to spend less time betting on women’s hockey and more time studying history.

1 Comment

  1. April 22, 2013  3:37 pm by Rosalie Reply

    Sad, but true, O's administration is made up of a bunch of commies.

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