Skip to comments.In Israeli jail, McKinney expects more from Washington (Iranian propaganda source)
Posted on 07/04/2009 10:08:11 PM PDT by atomic conspiracy
Former US lawmaker Cynthia McKinney, who is in an Israeli jail for trying to take humanitarian aid to Gaza, says the White House has done nothing to secure her release.
Speaking to Press TV from inside the Israeli jail, she said US taxpayers paid for Israel's 22-day war on the Gaza Strip.
Operation Cast Lead was made possible by the US taxpayers' gift to the Israeli war machine in the form of F16s, helicopters gunship, white phosphorous, depleted uranium, cluster bombs and anything that kills," she told Press TV from inside the Israeli jail on Saturday.
McKinney has been in Israeli custody since Tuesday when she and 20 other humanitarian activists were arrested by the Israeli Navy while trying to take humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip.
She also criticized US President Barack Obama and his special envoy for their policies in the region, saying she was seeking to do what "neither President Obama nor his special envoy has done and that is to visit Gaza in the aftermath of Operation Cast Lead."
McKinney along with her group refused to sign a document admitting they violated Israel's blockade soon after they were taken to custody.
Family, friends and supporters say Cynthia McKinney believed she was in international waters and was free to pass.
"The Israelis hijacked us because we wanted to give crayons to the children of Gaza," McKinney said.
They are due to appear in an Israeli court on Sunday.
It must drive Stormfronters and Ku Klux Kretins crazy (an admittedly short drive) that the sleaziest black politician this side of Zimbabwe is a fellow Jew-hater.
Give her a life sentence!
They had to be paying a significant amount of money to get her into the mindset of doing something this stupid. She could get real headlines in Atlanta or Charleston...why go over to the Middle East?
“The Israelis hijacked us because we wanted to give crayons to the children of Gaza,” McKinney said.
True the crayons were actually 7.62x39mm rounds for kalishnikovs, but, hey, children play with differnt toys there. I guess. To qoute a famous celebrity “YOOUUUU EEEDEEYYOOT!” (Ren of Ren & Stimpy fame)
> The Israelis hijacked us because we wanted to give crayons to the children of Gaza, McKinney said.<
Not true. Those crayons were for McKinney.
“True the crayons were actually 7.62x39mm rounds for kalishnikovs”
Cut the copper off the tip and you can write with them!
I am hoping the US does nothing to secure her release. What was she thinking? It’s not like she was a reporter seeking interviews on a press pass. She was on a boat that was trying to break through a blockade.
“They had to be paying a significant amount of money to get her into the mindset of doing something this stupid.”
I wonder what her unknown benefactors will do when the find out Cynbat the Sailor is a national laughingstock rather than an influential politician?
The very same.
She also jumped ship on Obama last year and actually ran against him as the Green party candidate, and now she expects him to help her out of a jam. She obviously is not well-versed in the Chicagoland political heritage.
Literally, the best laugh I’ve had all day.
I guess Hopey-Changey is not working out to well for her royal highness.
Cynbat the Sailor ?!?!?!
Now THAT’S funny
This story has been posted four times, and IT KEEPS GETTING FUNNIER EVERY TIME!
That’s why she’s a despicable person...how dare she use those crayons for her own selfish entertainment when tha’ hood’ needs them more.
Mazel Tov, Cynthia!
Can’t help but wonder what her access to the press would be if she had been captured by pallies trying to sneak aid to Israel through Gaza.
LOL...And I'm thinking that the Israeli's aren't too fond of American Liberals these days. Brings a great big smile to my face...
Gee, think the MSM wh### who wrote this has a political ax to grind? Nah...
My heart bleeds for Cynthia Kinney...
My heart bleeds for Cynthia McKinney...
Been having a tough day, and this story and some of the comments are the first real laughs I’ve had...
When you’re so far out in left field that even the Obamessiah can’t see you, that’s pretty scary.
The only way it could be funnier would be to involve a bulldozer.
Dont blame her and risk a heart attack. Be happy that stupid people are out of the country and the Israelis will hopefully set her before a firing squad.
Of course Obama doesn’t care. North Korea launched 7 missiles today and he couldn’t care less.
Your pic pretty much says all I have to say...hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just more of the celebrity(or in this case politician using taxpayer $$ for air / sea travel) based US black kids aren't as deserving theme that we've heard before! Besides, US black kids don't give them an excuse to put stamps on their passports, travel, and do "compassionate" photo ops (or the occasional jail stint).
All that expense to deliver "crayons?" Where's the common sense in that?
“why go over to the middle east?”
Because she’s a “black african american” , daddy’s an important one too and, after all, she does have a street named after her. She’s entitled, dontcha know, to go anywhere and do anything she wants. Just ask the security guards in DC.
LOL I love that Cynbat moniker...
This story has not been posted before. Different stories about roughly the same event, from different sources, have been posted. This one, from an Iranian propaganda outlet, presents a different, and even funnier, point of view.
She would probably get better treatment if she was locked up at Gitmo!
Ironic, isn’t it!?
No such hope, they’ve abolished capital punishment. She’ll go to the slammer for a decade or so, and Obummer will care not a whit.
I should have been more clear; I meant both repeats of the original story and different articles about the same incident. And please don’t think I was criticizing you in any way.
WP is low tech stuff. If we furnished none to Israel, they would be able to produce it themselves without a problem.
"Do you know who I am...?"
S’ok, Sling. I’ve been up too long anyway but Cynbat is the gift that keeps on giving.
“Do you know who I am...?”
“Hi, Ah’m Buh-Weet. Amembah me?”
BTDT. Hope you had a great 4th and get to sleep in today.
I can see the personal add now: Flat Stanley type seeks flat Cynthia type. I like running blockades; finger sticking in other’s eyes; long walks on the West Bank and new settlements. Travel no problem.
What??? Israel has no capital punishment? Now that is truly a bummer. I dont know what kind of hard labor she could do when all she does is bitch and whine.