Photo of Gaza Flotilla activists: www.thelocal.se/27022/20100603/mostread
Most likely the Gaza Freedom Flotilla carried a number of CIA and Mossad agents.
Most likely the attack on the flotilla was a joint US-Israeli operation. (US BACKING FOR ISRAELI WAR CRIMES)
One likely US-Israeli objective is to create conditions whereby Israel can have another war in Gaza and another war in Lebanon.
Israel wants to control Gaza's valuable gas fields and South Lebanon's water supplies.
Iran and Syria are also likely targets for the USA and Israel.
Most of NATO can be assumed to be supporting the US-Israeli actions.
The Turkish government cannot be assumed to be supporting the US-Israeli actions.
There may be a CIA organised coup in Turkey to put pro-Israel generals back in charge? (FLOTILLA PART OF ISRAELI-PENTAGON PLAN TO TOPPLE TURKISH GOVERNMENT.)
Michel Chossudovsky, at Global Research, 6 June 2010, has an article entitled:
Was the Obama Administration involved in the Planning of the Israeli Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla?
Among the points made:
1. The killing of civilians is intended to trigger a response by Palestinian resistance forces, which in turn justifies Israeli retaliation.
2. Several high level US-Israel meetings were held in the months prior to the May 31st attacks.
Rahm Emmanuel, Obama's White House chief of Staff was in Tel Aviv a week prior to the attacks.
The Israeli press confirmed that Rahm Emmanuel had a meeting with Defense Minister Ehud Barak, whose Ministry was responsible for overseeing the Commando attack on the Flotilla.
3. At the time of Rahm Emmanuel's confirmation as White House chief of staff, there were reports in the Middle East media of Rahm Emanuel's connections to Israeli intelligence.
4. Israel, although exercising a certain degree of autonomy in military and strategic decisions, will not act unilaterally, without receiving the "green light" from Washington.
5. Washington influences the direction of Israeli politics.
There have been reports to the effect that Rahm Emmanuel would "lead a team of high octane Democratic party pro-Israel political operatives to run the campaign for the Defense Minister Ehud Barak" against Netanyahu in the next Israeli election.
(Ira Glunts, Could Rahm Emanuel Help Barak Unseat Netanyahu? Palestine Chronicle, June 2, 2010)
6. The attack on the Freedom Flotilla is intended to create conditions favoring an atmosphere of confrontation and escalation in the Middle East war theater.
"All the signs are that Israel has been stepping up its provocations to engineer a casus belli for a war against Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon.
"Tel Aviv sees as unfinished business its inconclusive wars: the first in Lebanon in 2006, and the second in Gaza in 2008-09."
(Jean Shaoul Washington Comes to the Aid of Israel over Gaza Convoy Massacre, Global Research, June 4, 2010)
7. Netanyahu has stated "We will not allow the establishment of an Iranian port in Gaza," suggesting that the Gaza blockade was part of the pre-emptive war agenda directed against Iran, Syria and Lebanon.
(Israeli forces board Gaza aid ship the Rachel Corrie - Telegraph, June 5, 2010) .
The raid on the Flotilla coincided with NATO-Israel war games directed against Iran.
8. Israel and Turkey are partners and major actors in the US-NATO planned aerial attacks on Iran, which have been in the pipeline since mid-2005.
The rift between Turkey and Israel undermines ongoing US-NATO-Israel pre-emptive war plans directed against Iran, which until recently were endorsed by the Turkish military.
The Israeli-Turkish military alliance was directed against Syria, as well as Iran and Iraq.
During the Clinton Administration, a triangular military alliance between the US, Israel and Turkey had unfolded.
Starting in 2005, Israel has become a de facto member of NATO.
9. Israel's blockade of Gaza is in large part motivated by the broader issue of control of Gaza's territorial waters, which contain significant reserves of natural gas.
What is at stake is the confiscation of Palestinian gas fields and the unilateral de facto declaration of Israeli sovereignty over Gaza's maritime areas.
If the blockade were to be broken, Israel's de facto control over Gaza's offshore gas reserves would be jeopardy.
(See Michel Chossudovsky,War and Natural Gas: The Israeli Invasion and Gaza's Offshore Gas Fields, Global Research, January 8, 2009. See also Michel Chossudovsky, The War on Lebanon and the Battle for Oil, Global Research, July 23, 2006)