'Israel is US imperial machine'Interview with Ken O'Keefe, political activist, London http://www.islamtimes.org/vdcfm0dc.w6dxya7riw.html
Press TV: Well, the recent remarks made by the Israeli naval commander when he does say that this is a provocation flotilla that his forces will try not to allow it enter Gaza's territory. Do you think that the international silence to speak over the killing of the Mavi Marmara activists has emboldened Israel in making these kinds of statements or in trying actually to prevent this flotilla from entering Gaza?O'Keefe: Well, I think you make a very important point there on that. Really, I am kind of sick and tired of laying the blame on Israel. Israel is like America. It is for America and American imperial machine.
It goes around occupying, invading and stealing resources. We know what it is. I mean, we know what America is and we know what Israel is.Israel's job is to maintain perpetual conflict in the region. Its job is to steal the land of the Palestinians. So there is no surprise when it does things like this, murdering people and assassinating people. But really a sick is the European Union which pretends as if it is a civilized society in which it is making all these incantations to respect for democracy and human rights and stuff like this, while it continues to do 25 billion euros a year and trade with Israel, while it continues trading weapons, including weapons of mass destruction,
while it continues to do everything it can to capitulate Israeli demands and also not use international law as it should be used in the case of Britain, we see that universal jurisdiction is under attack and any probability of Israeli war criminals being indicted in England is trying to be cut short.So I really think we should be directing our energy more and more towards the EU in particular but also the American citizens who are being duped to the tune of billions and billions a year on aid to Israel and they are not benefiting at all. So we know what Israel does. Why don't we concentrate on what we can do?