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It seems safe and fair to say that the Gaza flotilla and its leadership work in reasonably close harmony with Hamas, which constitutes the Palestinian wing of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Coordination of Hamas’ military is run out of Damascus, where the regime of Bashar Assad is currently at war with increasingly large sections of the long-oppressed Syrian population.

In these circumstances, isn’t it legitimate to ask the “activists” where they come out on the uprising in Syria?

A few weeks ago, the Hamas regime in Gaza became the only governing authority in the world – by my count – to express outrage and sympathy at the death of Osama Bin Laden.

There is something about this flotilla stunt that fails to pass a smell test.

(Christopher Hitchens – Slate)