Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Defenders of the Mavri Marmarra

Here is the remarkable account from Ken O'Keefe, former US Marine, Gulf War veteran, and survivor of the Mavi Marmara massacre:

Defenders of the Mavri Marmarra

"We had in our full possession, three completely disarmed and helpless commandos. These boys were at our mercy, they were out of reach of their fellow murderers, inside the ship and surrounded by 100 or more men. I looked into the eyes of all three of these boys and I can tell you they had the fear of God in them. They looked at us as if we were them, and I have no doubt they did not believe there was any way they would survive that day. They looked like frightened children in the face of an abusive father. But they did not face an enemy as ruthless as they."

1 comment:

Light Keeper said...


Thank you for posting this account. It shows the humanness of the individuals that make up these military forces, and what the military forces do to those both within and before them. At their core, these murderers were just fearful children. And what effect does their act of murdering have on them? What a tragic event, on all human sides, the attack on the Freedom Flotilla is.