A beautiful gift from the BBC

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If you haven’t seen it, look for BBC Panorama’s “Death in the Med” program online, you will be treated to first class propaganda as only the BBC can deliver.

I am one of the passengers/witnesses interviewed for this program and I am very much aware of BBC’s role in justifying war and covering up Israeli crimes.  I am in no way naive about this; to the contrary my motivation for the interview lay largely in the all too likely opportunity to expose the BBC.  A relevant job considering the BBC’s role in the slaughter of over one million Iraqi’s, a direct role by virtue of the war they justified.  BBC from start to present, justifying Iraq, a massive war crime and crime against humanity based entirely on lies (propagated intensely by the BBC).  The British Broadcasting Corporation, synonymous with millions of orphans and refugees and countless lives destroyed in Iraq, beating the drums of war without pause, the ultimate prostitutes of propaganda.

With this understanding I solicited an agreement with the BBC producers, in return for my interview the program would include the fact that we disarmed, captured and ultimately released three Israeli commandos (after giving them medical attention no less).  That was the deal, a deal I made with an audio recorder in service. http://www.facebook.com/1worldcitizen#!/video/video.php?v=1440199638883

And yes the poor Israeli commandos were beaten, just as any invader in any capable persons home would be beaten.  I take no issue with that fact.

But truth be told, the commandos we captured should thank us for their lives.  I ask the Israeli’s, British and American people specifically, if your home was invaded, your family being murdered, would you be willing to disarm, completely control, and then set a murderer of your family free???

You can lie to yourself if you like, bury that head right down deep in the sand, but that ship was our home, and we were all brothers and sisters, aunties and uncles, united, a family, engaged in a most righteous cause, with the vast majority of the planet behind us.  The primary beneficiary of our mission, over 800,000 innocent children.

For those lost in a pit of ignorance and indoctrination, those currently stripped of all reason, absent of conscience, duped and hoodwinked, I know you very well because I was once you, a US Marine robot volunteering to kill or be killed.  I see my past self in the Zionist who has no capacity at this moment to think, for in that state it is all about regurgitation, independent thought is but a possibility.  For you I maintain no hate, for nobody actually, rather it is pity, pity for you that you sacrifice the greatest gift of all, the gift of humanity.

Ken O’Keefe interviewed by Jane Corbin of BBC Panorama

And so it is that the BBC, absent of integrity, contemptuous of humanity, attempts in this program to turn disarmed, helpless Israeli commandos into heroic self-rescuing commandos who managed to Superman their way out of a circle of well over 100 very motivated men whose brothers lay murdered with multiple gunshot wounds.  That is what we call a bald-faced lie.  Big time lie, in your face lie, you in the audience are a bunch of drooling idiots lie.

Returning from the Zionist alternate universe, we held in our power the fate of three boy commandos who may well have been murderers on that night.  Think about that, under these circumstances, we let them go.  That is what we call preserving life.

It is not that BBC does not know the truth, there are literally hundreds of witnesses and overflowing facts to reveal it; it is simply BBC’s slavish duty to produce a Zionist storyline of illusions and deceptions.  And the story goes that we are the aggressors, “terrorists”, “extremists” and killers.  Only in this context can the poor Israeli commandos be victims.  How is it possible to dominate and control commandos simply to let them go if we are killers?  Answer, it isn’t.  And that is precisely why Panorama blatantly lied.

Ah but the irony, the kind of irony that always provides me a smile from the inside out, the irony of these lies being big, beautiful gifts.  In all sincerity, thank you BBC.

The BBC says there is doubt as to who fired first.  There is no doubt at all who shot who and when to the hundreds of us on the Mavi Marmara and other ships.  The Israelis have said we shot at them, well where are their gunshot wounds?  And even if you have gunshot wounds, how do we know you did not shoot yourselves?  Exactly like you did in “Operation Cast Lead”?

Returning once again from the Zionist alternate universe, the Israeli military attacked in international waters and murdered within the first five minutes of the attack.  The attack resulting in scores of gunshot wounds and death in rapid succession. Blood spilling all over the ship.  In that environment I took possession of a 9mm pistol that I removed from one of the commandos… and I emptied it of the (real) bullets.  Other weapons were seized by other brothers and thrown into the sea, one of which was an assault rifle.  Yet when others and myself had the power to end life, and believe me it was as simple as release the safety, point, shoot, over.  Instead we preserved life, by taking those weapons away from established killers, we prevented them from killing more.  We literally saved our lives and their lives.  That is what we call cold, hard facts.

We could have taken out at least three of them, but we did not.  Nope, we let them go.

The BBC mentions that we were in international waters at the very end of the story, as if this were an insignificant fact.  The fact that Israel stole all the footage that it could, footage that undoubtedly shows them firing 4 bullets to the head of the 19-year-old American passenger, Furkan Dogan.  No problem.  Executing people at close range, no worries.  The fact that the blockade itself is illegal, nah, don’t mention that.  800,000 plus children in Gaza, malnourished, anemic, traumatised… not important.

I would need to review this program many times over to identify every poisoned tactic that the BBC employed in order to do what they do so well, justify murder and war.

Nevertheless BBC’s perversion of the truth will elevate the cause of justice immensely, delegitimizing itself in such grand fashion was indeed a great big gift.

Hats off to ya BBC!

Ken O’Keefe



  • m101dream
    August 17, 2010, 5:20 am  

    Am not surprised , this is the reason I don’t pay TV license.

    • August 26, 2010, 10:51 am

      Same here; do you hear that BBC?

  • flash heart
    August 17, 2010, 8:19 am  

    I heard him talk over and over how the IDF soldiers should be thankful, they took control of a few of them and spared their lives, well Mr O’Keefe the IDF also took control of you and spared your life shouldn’t you go down on your knees and thank Israel for allowing you to live?
    When you assume that it should be taken for granted you acknowledge the fact that you were part of a terrorist operation and its big of them not to murder prisoners as it seems some wanted.

    • August 26, 2010, 10:50 am

      Amazing logic, are you suggesting the IDF was geneous to murder only nine? God spared my life, not Israel. When did I acknowledge that I was “part of a terrorist operation”? It is time to return back to Earth from the alternate universe flash heart.

  • August 17, 2010, 9:40 am  

    Ken – please contact me.


  • NB
    August 17, 2010, 9:47 am  

    Hats off to you for telling it as it is.

  • August 17, 2010, 10:37 am  

    Thanks Ken. Your bit went well, but was obviously shortened to fit in with Jane’s agenda, which was to protect her self-styled reputation as an “expert” on radical Islamic groups. It was a hit piece, pure and simple.

    • August 26, 2010, 10:46 am

      True story.

  • True peace
    August 17, 2010, 11:38 am  

    Oh ken, you really are an idiot. We are watching you.

    • August 26, 2010, 10:46 am

      Another pathetic threat. How does it feel to be such a wanker that you would make such a pathetic threat? A perspective I will never know, so please tell me.

  • David
    August 17, 2010, 3:28 pm  

    Ken, you are so right. I watched the programme with increasing disbelief: from Corbin’s opening loaded question to her disgraceful conclusions. When David reaches for a stone, the BBC sides with Goliath. Any attempt at resistance is written off as extremism, or even terrorism. Panorama dismissed the hundreds of peace activists on board the Marvi Marmara as dupes of outside agitators from the IHH. If gave the Israeli murderers a free ride. Shame on the BBC. I have written to complain.

  • August 17, 2010, 3:39 pm  

    This is the response from the beeb after my attempts to get through to them

    BBC response to Hollie Greig, Maddy , Dunblane and Israel
    Dear audience member
    Reference 123582
    Thanks for your e-mail.
    I was sorry to learn that you’re concerned about the accuracy and impartiality of our reports. You suggest that we’ve covered up information about D-notices regarding Dunblane, the Madeleine McCann case, the Holly Greig case and you believe our reports about the situation in the Middle East have been biased towards Israel.
    We’re committed to honest, unbiased reporting and are determined to remain free from influence by outside parties, whether political or lobbyists. Impartiality forms the cornerstone of BBC News and Current Affairs and we don’t weight our coverage in political terms or allow influence from any other outside body.
    It’s not always possible or practical to reflect all the different opinions on a subject within programmes. Editors are charged to ensure that over a reasonable period they reflect the range of significant views, opinions and trends in their subject area.
    We don’t seek to denigrate any view or promote any view. We seek rather to identify all significant views and to test them rigorously and fairly on behalf of the audience. Evidence does indicate widespread confidence in the impartiality of our reporting.
    I do appreciate that you may continue to hold a different view and so I’d like to assure you that I’ve registered your complaint on our audience log. This is a daily report of audience feedback that’s circulated to many BBC staff, including members of the BBC Executive Board, channel controllers and other senior managers.
    The audience logs are seen as important documents that can help shape decisions about future programming and content.
    Thanks again for taking the time to contact us.
    Kind Regards
    Leanne Bennett

    Read more: http://www.myspace.com/icenirising/blog#ixzz0wsVAQ5yo

  • asif
    August 17, 2010, 3:41 pm  

    dude she probably had similar agreement with idfwhich she thought was more important to honor.after all how would you expect her to get the special access she boasted about? thus if she was fair she would be shut out from idf side in the future.

  • Jasmine Murphy
    August 17, 2010, 5:49 pm  

    I notice you didn’t boast of the cowardice of mobbing and attacking boys rappelling down from a helicopter hanging onto rope with both hands.

    If you released the soldiers out of Christian mercy then it would have been praiseworthy but you did it out of a desire to gain advantage.

    Shame on you

    • August 26, 2010, 10:43 am

      Well I am honoured to have so many hostile entities interested in my writings. Many thanks indeed.

    • Karmakaze
      September 11, 2010, 8:55 pm

      “the cowardice of mobbing and attacking boys rappelling down from a helicopter”

      Truly amazing. Those were not “boys” they were armed soldiers of a foreign power invading a ship in international waters – they should have been thrown overboard, if not shot.

      How does Israel treat people invading THEIR territory?

  • Shai
    August 17, 2010, 6:51 pm  

    I saw you on the program last night and you did not acquit yourself at all well. You are a fellow traveller with thugs and would-be murderers, regardless of what you tell yourself and us about why you are doing it. How many Palestinians do you think your little escapade helped? That being the case, why should intelligent and decent people believe a word of your opinions dressed as fact? You lost in full and plain sight of the worlds media!

    So what if you went to help an Israeli soldier! You still made common cause with those who would have killed him. You are as much of a thug as they.

    Can you read? If you can look up San Remo Manual 1994 which sets out the precedents under which vessels can be boarded on the high seas, so the “international waters” whinge won’t … hold water, will it?

    You lost you dick head and Israel has won. Of course it won’t stop the morally and intellectually challenged like you from whingeing that you were unfairly treated, but YOU LOST.

    I gather that you live in London, but you sound like an American and we were told that you were a soldier. What happened? My guess is dishonourable discharge, True to form, the UK takes in every other nation’s rubbish, as if we don’t have enough of the home grown variety.

    Oh, I hope your card has been well and truly marked!

    • August 26, 2010, 10:42 am

      ‘Oh, I hope your card has been well and truly marked!’

      Is that code for you would like me dead, a father, a husband and a human being dead because we dare to challenge a system that is modern day Apartheid. My brother/sister, how lost you are.

      See above for the rest of my response to you.

  • Conchovor
    August 17, 2010, 9:48 pm  

    “We could have taken out at least three of them, but we did not.”

    Just assaulted them with staves, pipes, knives and gunshots, fracturing skull, stabbing stomach, hurling 30ft etc.

    “Nope, we let them go.”

    Guess what they could have done…

    • August 26, 2010, 10:38 am

      Where are the gunshot and knife wounds Conchover? Not shown on Panorama that is for sure. Yes they did get beat, poor, poor commandos. At the end of the day my Israeli victims of indoctrination, it hurts deep down for you to know that a bunch of stick wielding activists disarmed and completely controlled Israel’s best, and we let them go. Not exactly the “terrorist” profile now is it. Your joke of a government then called me a “terrorist” who was going to Gaza to “train a commando unit for Hamas”; how deeply pathetic and embarrassing for you all, thus you sling mud at us like little children throwing a tantrum. Truth is we are in fact your moral superiors in the most profound of ways because we did not murder when we had the chance, because we are not murderers, plain and simple. This “terrorist” and others just came and went right through your system, and we shall come back and your criminal blockade will end and Gaza will be rebuilt, whether it is under Hamas or any other government of the Palestinians choosing. As if your war criminal governments are anything to be proud of.

  • The Count of Monte Cristo in a Bubble Car
    August 18, 2010, 3:09 am  

    I’m glad to see that something approaching the objective truth is at last coming out with regard the Islamist hate-flotilla against Israel. You can whistle in the wind all you like about the BBC’s “beautiful gift”, but the reality is that more and more people are now seeing that Israel’s actions were, at least, partially vindicated, and that a trap was set for it by the motley collection of Islamist shahid-wannabees, war activists, Israel haters and useful idiots (like yourself) on board the flotilla. You may not have been aware of the true intention of the exercise, blinded as you are by your elemental hatred of Israel and by your desire to show ostentatious support to the Jew-hating Holocaust-denying Hamas regime in Gaza, but you still bear some responsibility for what happened. Shame on you.

    • August 26, 2010, 10:28 am

      Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt.

  • Klaus Kinski
    August 18, 2010, 5:39 am  

    Do I get an award for managing to read all of this article? It was a struggle I tell you! I guess, like myself, English is not your first language.

    • August 26, 2010, 10:29 am

      You do Klaus, I hereby present you with the ‘Ken O’Keefe Words of Wisdom Award’; consider yourself truly blessed.

  • The Count of Monte Cristo in a Bubble Car
    August 18, 2010, 6:39 am  

    O’Keefe, next time you and Healy take to the waters to visit your Jew-hating Holocaust-denying “brothers” of Hamas, you ought to take that twat Galloway and the harpy Lauren Booth along with you for a enactment of Jerome K. Jerome’s comedy classic, “Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Men_in_a_Boat .

    • August 26, 2010, 10:26 am

      Ah more wisdom.

  • James
    August 20, 2010, 1:48 am  

    Ken, you are a disgusting, lying piece of dog turd.

    Get Fucked.


    • August 26, 2010, 10:25 am

      How very intelligent.

  • August 22, 2010, 9:49 am  

    “The BBC says there is doubt as to who fired first.” This comment shocked me more than any other. What the BBC is saying, in effect, is that it accepts Israel’s claim that people aboard the Mavi Marmara fired at its commandos.

    The BBC is clearly partisan, as you point out. “Death in the Med” – a rather flippant title, in my opinion – is not an objective documentary. It’s just a sophisticated piece of hasbara (Israeli propaganda).

  • August 23, 2010, 9:09 am  

    My complaint to the BBC:

    I have just watched your documentary “Death in the Med” – twice. What can I say? This is not journalism; this is Israeli hasbara. You will already be aware of all the points made in criticism of it. I will, however, make one more, which I have not seen anyone make so far: People of my generation have already heard the comment about the lack of information/evidence on who fired the first shot. We heard it in 1967, shortly after the Six-Day War began, when we were informed by the Israeli propaganda machine that Egyptian forces had been racing towards the border, and “it is not known who fired the first shot”. It was all a pack of lies, designed to sow doubt and confusion – and to divert attention from Israel’s blatant aggression. Of course, one expects such lies and distortions to come from Israel. One does not, however, expect them to come from the BBC. Whatever happened to your principles?

    • August 26, 2010, 10:05 am


  • August 26, 2010, 10:43 pm  

    Ken, I’m always slightly amused by those who accuse us of having an “elemental hatred of Israel” (see above). What they don’t realize – and, again, I speak as a member of a generation that remembers the creation of Israel – is that we were once enthusiastic supporters of the country. Back in the early 1950s, we saw it as a place of bright, shining ideals – and flocked to it in droves to work on the kibbutzim. As Tony Judt has pointed out, this attitude persisted until the early 1970s. But then, thanks to historical research and modern communication, the truth started to emerge. We learned, for instance, that the Palestinians had not run away in 1948, in response to broadcast “instructions” from Arab capitals, but had been driven out. We also learned that this brutal and callous ethnic cleansing was continuing, and that it was, in fact, an integral part of the political Zionist program. Let’s not prevaricate. This is an evil enterprise, which should be resolutely opposed by all people of integrity.

  • RS
    August 27, 2010, 3:07 pm  

    Thankyou Ken for this article. The Panorama programme was pure propaganda and something that didn’t surprise me. BBC news(=lies/distortion) has so appalled me that I got rid of my TV so I wouldn’t have to pay the licence. With the internet its possible to access news that isn’t corporate or subservient to government. Democracy Now! is excellent as well as many online sites.

  • September 6, 2010, 5:44 am  

    nuff said

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  • January 29, 2011, 3:35 am  

    The Australasian Zionist magazine, Australia/Israel Review, has come up with yet another version of events aboard the Mavi Marmara. It was written by Bren Carlill, a writer and policy analyst at the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council, and is presented in the context of a criticism of Paul McGeough. I have, of course, heard most of the allegations before, including the claim that an Israel soldier was stabbed. I do not, however, remember hearing the claim that there is footage of this alleged stabbing. Can anyone shed light on this second claim?

    I have posted the article at http://luckykiwi.wordpress.com/2011/01/23/paul-mcgeough-attacked-by-australiaisrael-review/

  • Charlotte
    April 18, 2015, 6:22 pm  

    Ken, I know this is an old post but the Facebook video you refer to is not available. Can I find it elsewhere? Thanks.

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