LETTER: More on Israel, Nicaragua
Dear Nica Times:
In response to the two letters published in The Nica Times Aug. 27, which came in response to my original letter to the editor published July 30, I would like to say the following:
Thanks to commander Lew Hayes for supplying more details of the “dastardly” attack on the unarmed U.S.S. Liberty by Israeli gunboats and fighter jets.
Your being a close personal friend of Commander William Mc Gonagle makes your information the most credible I’ve heard. Other information came from a “60 Minutes” special.
I would also like the chance to respond to Roy Arguedas’ letter calling me an apologist and defender of President Daniel Ortega for condemning Israel’s recent attack on the unarmed Turkish humanitarian aid ship in international waters with American aid workers among the passengers.
Ortega, in this case, was in agreement with most of the world. It is curious that Israel never allows an independent investigation.
Mr. Arguedas says I come across as a detractor of Israel. But Israel – as every country – earned its reputation by its deeds. And I did say that “Israel has the right to defend itself.” But so does everyone, including Turkish and U.S. ships.
And I also quoted the International Declaration of Human Rights, stating that “All people have the right to resist occupation”.
I believe that everyone includes Jordanians, Lebanese, Israelis, Americans, and even Palestinians. Everyone.
Escazú, Costa Rica
You may be interested
Honduran opposition protesters take to the streetsNoe Leiva / AFP - December 15, 2017
Supporters of the leftist opposition in Honduras blocked streets in various cities around that country on Friday, despite political repression,…
Of snow, kindness and Northern Lights: a Costa Rican in Manitoba, CanadaGustavo Díaz Cruz - December 14, 2017
My mom named me Gustavo Adolfo. I was born in Puntarenas, next to the sea, but my home was in…
Response to disaster: aid successes, struggles in post-Maria Puerto RicoJohn McPhaul - December 13, 2017
As Costa Rica joins many other nations in looking back upon the horrendous 2017 hurricane season, longtime Tico Times contributor…