There seems to be some mixed reporting..
US officials on Friday denied reports that the Obama administration plans to support the establishment of an international UN-monitored commission to investigate last week's flotilla raid.
Earlier Friday, the US Weekly Standard reported that senior officials in Washington had been informing world leaders of the US government's support of the investigation.
One official was quoted as saying that while US ambassador to the UN Susan Rice was speaking out in support of an international UN-mandated investigation, ultimately the decision would have to be made by US President Barack Obama.
Meanwhile , over at AIPAC it appears they are pleased that that the US supports the Israeli investigation, but are also concerned over the continuing chatter about an independent investigation.
I guess it is anyone guess... is the US supporting an independant investigation?
Will AIPAC cut off bribes, sorry, I mean donations, if the US supports an investigation?
It is being reported that United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is moving forward with plans to form an internationally sanctioned investigative forum to probe the deadly events.
According to UN sources at the world body's headquarters in New York, Ban is holding discussions with the five permanent members of the Security Council while seeking the advice of international observers, all in an effort to formulate an "international authority" that would investigate the Israel Navy's takeover of the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara on May 31.Jerusalem Post is also reporting this intent to move ahead with an international investigation despite Israel's announcement.
The UN called on Israel to accede to demands for an international inquiry of the event surrounding the IDF raid of the Gaza flotilla Monday night, even as the Israeli Cabinet approved a committee to pursue an internal Israeli inquiry of the matter.Is this going to be a repeat of the Goldstone fiasco?