To Ambassador Daniel B. Smith and diplomats from the American Embassy in Athens, Greece:
As a Jewish American and former AIPAC member I request your assistance in encouraging the Greek government to release from captivity John Klusmire, the captain of the Audacity of Hope, one of the boats in Freedom Flotilla II. I do not believe the captain would have been arrested by Greek authorities if not for collusion between the U.S. and Israeli governments. The captain was part of a mission whose purpose was to shine a light on the illegal and inhumane collective punishment of the people of Gaza by the government of Israel. For American federal employees from the president on down to ignore the rights of its own citizens while acting on behalf of Israel’s oppressive and illegal claim to international waters seems treasonous to me and an affront not only to international law but to the Constitution of the Untied States.
In short my request is that you do your duty to act on behalf of peaceful American citizens who believe in the values upon which the United States was built rather than on behalf of a foreign government whose intention is to bring harm to those citizens. Sincerely, Richard Forer
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