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Report: McKinney Released From Israeli Jail, Returning to US
Fox News ^ | 7-7-9

Posted on 07/07/2009 7:56:20 AM PDT by SJackson

Former Georgia Rep. Cynthia McKinney was released from Israeli custody Monday after being detained for trying to break the naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.

In an interview with the Atlantic Journal-Constitution, McKinney's mother Leola said the former congresswoman was released from Israeli custody and taken to Ben Gurion International Airport.

McKinney and 20 activists from the "Free Gaza Movement" were arrested June 30 when their boat attempted to sail from Cyprus to Gaza to deliver three tons of aid to Palestinians -- a move meant to bring attention to the blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt on the territory after terror group Hamas seized power there two years ago.

McKinney, who was the Green Party's candidate for president in 2008, claimed in a statement that she was arrested and imprisoned in a jail in Ramla, Israel, "because we wanted to give crayons to the children in Gaza."

"If Israel fears for its security because Gaza's children have crayons then not only has Israel lost its last shred of legitimacy, but Israel must be declared a failed state," McKinney said.

Israel's navy spokesman said last week it took custody of the boat when it tried to pass through a blockade. Officials said they would free the crew and passengers as soon as they were checked, but McKinney and the others say they refused to sign deportation forms because it would have entailed admitting they violated Israel's blockade.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: antisemite; brainless; cynthiamckinney; greenparty; propalestinianwar
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1 posted on 07/07/2009 7:56:20 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson

Noooooooo!!!


2 posted on 07/07/2009 7:56:54 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: SJackson

they should have executed her for spying..


3 posted on 07/07/2009 7:56:58 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: SJackson

Where is the JustDamn guy when you need him?


4 posted on 07/07/2009 7:57:29 AM PDT by TSgt (Extreme vitriol and rancorous replies served daily. - Mike W USAF)
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5 posted on 07/07/2009 7:57:56 AM PDT by SJackson (the number-one job facing the middle class...a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S. Jobs)
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To: SJackson

I thought Israel was our friend.


6 posted on 07/07/2009 7:59:37 AM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: SJackson
It's for the children!

7 posted on 07/07/2009 7:59:47 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: Revolting cat!
McKinney, who was the Green Party's candidate for president in 2008, claimed in a statement that she was arrested and imprisoned in a jail in Ramla, Israel, "because we wanted to give crayons to the children in Gaza."

Don't crayons melt in the sun?

And if they don't, is there a crayon shortage in the Middle East? Do they need to be imported by American publicity whores?

8 posted on 07/07/2009 8:00:44 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: SJackson

Turns out not even the Israelis can hold their collective breath indefinitely ...


9 posted on 07/07/2009 8:01:11 AM PDT by mgc1122
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To: SJackson

Dammit. I was hoping they would keep her.


10 posted on 07/07/2009 8:02:07 AM PDT by MNReaganite (All great change in America begins at the dinner table.)
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To: SJackson

11 posted on 07/07/2009 8:04:19 AM PDT by libh8er
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To: MNReaganite
Dammit. I was hoping they would keep her.

And give her the "Rachel Corrie" treatment.

12 posted on 07/07/2009 8:04:28 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MikeWUSAF

Now that’s my thought— “just damn.” Israel decided to give the nut back to us.


13 posted on 07/07/2009 8:05:05 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: SJackson
Y'all notice she didn't sail to Egypt to make her protest, either. They'd have probably sunk the boat and machine-gunned any survivors...
14 posted on 07/07/2009 8:06:14 AM PDT by Old Student (We have a name for the people who think indiscriminate killing is fine. They're called "The Bad Guys)
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To: libh8er
That my friends is the photo in the Yiddish dictionary next to Meshuginah.
15 posted on 07/07/2009 8:09:20 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: SJackson
"because we wanted to give crayons to the children in Gaza."

That's funny, my kids' Crayolas aren't made from C4.

16 posted on 07/07/2009 8:10:17 AM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: SJackson

A week without her crack pipe is a blessing. she should be thankful.


17 posted on 07/07/2009 8:11:09 AM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: SJackson

Couldn’t they have kept the wild-eyed psycho for another few months?


18 posted on 07/07/2009 8:11:11 AM PDT by theDentist (qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: SJackson

Did we ever get to see an inventory of precisely what WAS on that ship?


19 posted on 07/07/2009 8:12:43 AM PDT by EggsAckley (There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply. W.C. Fields)
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To: SJackson

Gitmo hopefully!!?


20 posted on 07/07/2009 8:13:21 AM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: cripplecreek

I wouldn’t wish her on our worst enemy, let alone our ‘friends’.


21 posted on 07/07/2009 8:13:41 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: SJackson

What, no crayons for the Israeli children?


22 posted on 07/07/2009 8:13:47 AM PDT by bedowin
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To: SJackson

Dang, I was hoping Israel would keep her for a few 100 years


23 posted on 07/07/2009 8:18:22 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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“Whatever happened, there was no harm done,” Lowery said. “She was not carrying munitions, but medicine. We hope Israel will show compassion and release her and let her go on to deliver the much-needed medicine to the Gaza Strip. … If she were carrying guns, that would be a different thing. [But] she was carrying humanitarian aid.”

Reverend Lowery fails to mention the aid has already been delivered, after inspection. So he doesn't have to hope.

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1233304770155&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull>Hamas threw Medicine Grenades at IDF

Medicine bottles, transferred to the Gaza Strip as humanitarian aid by Israel, were used by Hamas as grenades against IDF troops during Operation Cast Lead. Pictures of the grenades were obtained exclusively by The Jerusalem Post.

The medicine bottles were manufactured by the Jerusalem Pharmaceutical Company, which is based in el-Bireh, a town adjacent to Ramallah, and the global pharmaceutical company Shire.

The medicine bottles were filled with explosives, holes were drilled in the caps, and fuses were installed. Once Hamas fighters lit the fuses, they had several seconds to throw the grenades at soldiers. The IDF also found small explosive devices that used medical syringes to hold their fuses.

The medical grenades were discovered in northern Gaza by troops during last month's three-week battle against Hamas. The grenades were taken to military explosives experts, and then disassembled and studied.

One bottle turned into a grenade originally contained a drug called Equetro, which is used by people who suffer from episodes associated with bipolar disorder. Another bottle had contained a vitamin supplement called Super-Vit.

"This is another example of Hamas's cynical use of humanitarian supplies to attack Israel," a Defense Ministry official said Thursday. "Israel facilitates the transfer of the supplies to the Gaza Strip, and Hamas uses the supplies to create weapons."


24 posted on 07/07/2009 8:21:20 AM PDT by SJackson (the number-one job facing the middle class...a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S. Jobs)
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To: theDentist

Sorry boys, she’s all yours.


25 posted on 07/07/2009 8:23:48 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: SJackson

I wish our justice department would prosecute her under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act since she went over there and violated another country’s laws.


26 posted on 07/07/2009 8:33:42 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: SJackson

Cynthia... the hamsters in your head need their litter changed...


27 posted on 07/07/2009 8:34:16 AM PDT by john in springfield (One has to belong to the intelligentsia to believe such things.No ordinary man could be such a fool.)
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To: EggsAckley
Did we ever get to see an inventory of precisely what WAS on that ship?

No, though it was delivered so I assume all was OK. You might note the link in post 24 as to what they do with medicines bottles. And medicines themselves are often confiscated by Hamas and sold. Of course it the ships weren't stopped, they'd be smuggling arms in no time.

28 posted on 07/07/2009 8:40:49 AM PDT by SJackson (the number-one job facing the middle class...a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S. Jobs)
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To: libh8er

Rather than being incarcerated in jail, she should’ve been placed permanently in the Haifa Zoo.


29 posted on 07/07/2009 8:43:21 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Impeach President Soros!!!)
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To: SJackson

Dear God, why are they returning this shrew to us???

Hey Israel - we don’t WANT her!!


30 posted on 07/07/2009 8:43:29 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (When you put Democrats in charge, stupid things happen)
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To: VRWCmember
I wish our justice department would prosecute her under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act since she went over there and violated another country’s laws.

Given the fact that Gaza is run by a designated terrorist organization, I wouldn't be surprised if she's run afoul of those laws as well. BHO will make her Palestinian Czarina.

31 posted on 07/07/2009 8:44:09 AM PDT by SJackson (the number-one job facing the middle class...a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S. Jobs)
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32 posted on 07/07/2009 8:44:15 AM PDT by SJackson (the number-one job facing the middle class...a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S. Jobs)
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McKinney and 20 activists from the “Free Gaza Movement”

Funny how there never seems to be a Free Cuba, Free N Korea, Free Iran or Free Burma protest from any of these so-called activists.


33 posted on 07/07/2009 8:45:14 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: SJackson

Would her arrest qualify her to be on a watch list...was she charged with anything, will there be some kind of legal action anything that could be used to denied entrance into the country...


34 posted on 07/07/2009 8:59:31 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: SJackson

Oh, darn!


35 posted on 07/07/2009 9:01:17 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (YES WE CAN have a Depression.)
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To: SJackson

Who pays for these trips that these idiots take? You know she didn’t.


36 posted on 07/07/2009 9:02:17 AM PDT by coconut47
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37 posted on 07/07/2009 9:02:19 AM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Jewbacca
Sorry boys, she’s all yours.

Fine, if you must return her then drop her off somewhere in the mid Atlantic. We'll pick her up momentarily.

38 posted on 07/07/2009 9:09:27 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: hoosiermama
Would her arrest qualify her to be on a watch list...was she charged with anything, will there be some kind of legal action anything that could be used to denied entrance into the country...

If by the country you mean the US, no, since she's a citizen. But it's an interesting question, and probably depends on the specifics of the court case. You might recall that Cat Stevens is barred from entering the US. He was caught at Ben Gurion airport with a suitcase of cash for Hamas. Wasn't jailed, simple hearing like Cindy's, and expelled from the country. I don't know if he's on the no fly list, but in retrospect it may turn out to have been better for Cindy to sign the admission of guilt on the immigration form and leave the country rather than opt for the judicial system. Couldn't happen to a nicer person.

39 posted on 07/07/2009 9:10:31 AM PDT by SJackson (the number-one job facing the middle class...a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S. Jobs)
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To: Grizzled Bear
Fine, if you must return her then drop her off somewhere in the mid Atlantic. We'll pick her up momentarily.

But what about all those sharks that still follow the slave routes, like Major Owens said.

40 posted on 07/07/2009 9:11:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SJackson

but but...finders keepers, right? Doesn’t that mean they have to keep her?


41 posted on 07/07/2009 9:11:22 AM PDT by Cailleach
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To: SJackson

Damn! My day was going great until I read this.......send her to GITMO!


42 posted on 07/07/2009 9:12:32 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: SJackson

DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


43 posted on 07/07/2009 9:13:30 AM PDT by MortMan (Stubbing one's toes is a valid (if painful) way of locating furniture in the dark.)
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To: coconut47
Who pays for these trips that these idiots take? You know she didn’t.

The Free Gaza Movement. Where they get their funding is anyone's guess.

44 posted on 07/07/2009 9:16:24 AM PDT by SJackson (the number-one job facing the middle class...a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S. Jobs)
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To: Jewbacca

If Obama had treated the Israeli’s as friends during the PM’s visit, this wouldn’t have happened. (sniff)


45 posted on 07/07/2009 9:23:05 AM PDT by theDentist (qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: SJackson

Maybe they can give her Michael jackson’s brain. He has no more need for it and she hasnt got one.


46 posted on 07/07/2009 9:25:30 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: SJackson

Too bad we can’t get her passport canceled.


47 posted on 07/07/2009 9:39:16 AM PDT by Bean Counter ( Shovel ready...)
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To: SJackson

Plan B - N Korean kids are being deprived of crayons too.

T


48 posted on 07/07/2009 9:55:49 AM PDT by 30 something american (never argue with idiots, they'll bring you down to their level and beat you with experience)
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To: SJackson

Can these rats be charged with providing aid to terrorists?


49 posted on 07/07/2009 10:11:22 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: SJackson

They should get a TV reporter to ask her dad to spell out who he thinks is to blame for her arrest.


50 posted on 07/07/2009 10:30:21 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (Fred Thompson appears human-sized because he is actually standing a million miles away.)
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