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Posted on 06/04/2010 11:50:43 PM PDT by Cindy
Rachel Corrie ignores Navy request to stop
SNIPPET: IDF warns Irish-owned vessel not to approach blockaded Gaza, invites activists to unload humanitarian aid at Ashdod Port. Sails organizers turn down offer. Palestinians: Vessel seized some 55 kilometers from Strip. Earlier, US official says vessel should sail to Ashdod in interest of safety
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Can’t they just run it over with a bulldozer?
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Previous thread with updates and info:
they are going to get it , and whose fault will it be ?
They should just shoot out the engines and leave it to drift.
Or maybe they could airlift one and drop it on the ship.
Have you seen this one yet? Use the bathroom first..... it is much too funny:
That was a well made crafty little production. Very good.
Careful, Ireland may send it’s Navy. ;-)
I say take the ship. Hold it for a year or two. Explain that the next ship will be taken, offloaded and sunk to start a reef.
>By contrast, the Rachel Corrie was carrying just 11 passengers, whose effort was mainly sponsored by the Free Gaza movement, a Cyprus-based group that has renounced violence.
Irish Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mairead Corrigan told The Associated Press from the ship Friday that the group would offer no resistance if Israeli forces came aboard.
“We will sit down,” she said in a telephone interview. “They will probably arrest us ... But there will be no resistance.”
Corrigan said the activists would “not be diverted anywhere else. We head to Gaza in order to deliver the humanitarian aid and to break the siege of Gaza.”>
Corrigan has been at this for a while:
“On 30 June 2009, Corrigan was taken into custody by the Israeli military along with twenty others, including former U.S. Congress member Cynthia McKinney. She was on board a small ferry carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip when Israel intercepted the vessel off the coast of Gaza. From an Israeli prison, she gave a lengthy interview with Democracy Now! using her cell phone, and was deported on 7 July 2009 to Dublin”
One rocket was fired from Gaza Strip and landed in Western Negev region- no injuries or damages reported.
Earlier reports the ship had been borded were premature.
By about 7 a.m., troops still had not boarded the Rachel Corrie, when it was 40 kilometers from Gaza, said Free Gaza’s lawyer, Audrey Bomse. Shortly after, the Free Gaza office in Cyprus lost contact with the ship, Berlin said.
Maybe BP could use it to plug the leak?
Doncha think that, given other reports, this should be in breaking news?
Or sink it. Hope the people know how to swim.
That would make good use of it. ;o)
Note: This new thread here will cover all the flotillas. FYI.
Thank you for the bump Jet Jaguar.
Stepping back in time...
Note: Videos included at the link.
June 4, 2010
Special Dispatch No.2999
“’Freedom Flotilla’ Organizer Bulent Yildirim at Hamas Rally in Gaza: ‘Anyone Who Does Not Stand Alongside Palestine... Will Be Toppled’; ‘Everything in the World... Is Progressing Towards Islam’; ‘What Can The Enemy Do To Me?... If They Kill Me That Is Martyrdom for the Sake of Allah... The Entire World Must Know That If They Do Not Lift the Embargo from Gaza, All the Muslims in the World Will March to Gaza’ (Archival)”
SNIPPET: “The following excerpts are from a speech given by IHH head Bulent Yildirim at a Hamas rally held in Gaza in February 2009. The rally was in support of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who stormed out of a debate on the Gaza war. The speech appeared on the Internet.”
Instead of Israel spending the money to deport these fanatics trying to break the embargo, they should just transport them and the “humanatarian aid” goods to Gaza and release them there. ....Let the idiots find their own way back home! .....Not so sure they would even be treated with a welcome, either, as HAMAS would now have more foreigners to house and feed!
“Navy says to board aid ship if keeps course”
Published: 06.05.10, 10:33 / Israel News
SNIPPET: “Israeli forces will board an Irish-owned ship carrying aid and activists if it continues to refuse to divert its course away from Gaza, a military spokeswoman said on Saturday.”
ON THE INTERNET:
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Rejected 4th request.
I really need some sleep, but I am constantly looking for updates.
Remember Breaking News is always subject to change.
“Report: Navy has taken the ‘Rachel Corrie’”
By JPOST.COM STAFF
“Israeli Navy Contacts 7th Flotilla Ship Attempting to Break Gaza Maritime Closure”
Video description - quote:
adesk June 05, 2010 Israeli Navy ship operators question the Gaza flotilla ship about their next port of destination to which they reply “our next port is Gaza port, we will be there for 2 and half to 3 days over.” The motor vessel Linda is then requested to remain on the channel 1-6 for the navy can continue to communicate with the ship.
As of 12:00, 5 June 2010, the Linda (original name of the ship which was renamed the Rachel Corrie) had refused 4 requests by the Israeli Navy to dock at Ashdod Port where they could unload their aid materials and after a security inspection all goods would be transferred to Gaza via the land crossings.
News & Politics
Flotilla Israel IDF Palestinian Linda Navy Gaza Gaza port rachel corrie hamas mavi marmara free gaza
ADDING to post no. 19:
“Erdogan may try to break blockade himself, Arab paper says”
By JPOST.COM STAFF
SNIPPET: “Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is considering arriving in Gaza himself to break the blockade of the Strip, Lebanese newspaper Al-Mustaqbal reported Saturday.”
Turkey disappointed by USs refusal to condemn Israel over raid
Published: 06.04.10, 19:37 / Israel News
Note: The following news brief is a quote:
Erdogan: Hamas not terror group
Published: 06.04.10, 17:42 / Israel News
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a televised interview that Hamas is not a terror organization.
Earlier the country announced it would minimize economic ties with Israel following the Gaza flotilla fiasco Monday. (AFP)
Report Damaging to Turkish Humanitarian Organization/Erdogan Regime Being Suppressed?
OSINT - INTERNET HAGANAH.com ^ | June 2, 2010 | n/a
Posted on June 2, 2010 4:59:07 PM PDT by Cindy
stepping back in time...
(MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2001)
Quote - Snippet:
June 04, 2010
TESTIMONY OF JUDGE BRUGUIERE REGARDING IHH INVOLVEMENT IN THE MILLENIUM BOMB PLOT
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
HONORABLE JOHN C. COUGHENOUR, JUDGE PRESIDING
UNITED OF STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
AHMED RESSAM, AKA BENNI NORRIS, DEFENDANT.
CASE NO. CR 99-666-JCC
REPORTERS TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2001
Give the ‘activists’ 20 minutes to abandon their vessel, and then just sink the damn thing.
(”Source: Press TV, Iran, June 4, 2010”)
“Ahmadinejad to Assad: There Must Be Harsh International Response Against Israel”
(Posted June 4, 2010)
Note: The following post is a quote:
Statement By Liz Cheney On President Obamas Response To The Flotilla Incident
Keep America Safe ^ | June 4th, 2010 | Liz Cheney
Posted on June 4, 2010 8:52:28 PM PDT by Ooh-Ah
Today, Keep America Safes Liz Cheney released the following statement on President Obamas response to the flotilla incident:
Yesterday, President Obama said the Israeli action to stop the flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip was tragic. What is truly tragic is that President Obama is perpetuating Israels enemies version of events. The Israeli government has imposed a blockade around Gaza because Hamas remains committed to Israels destruction, refusing to recognize Israels right to exist and using territory under their control to launch attacks against Israeli civilians.
The Israeli blockade of Gaza, in order to prevent the re-arming of Hamas, is in full compliance with international law. Had the Turkish flotilla truly been interested in providing humanitarian aid to Gaza, they would have accepted the Israeli offer to off-load their supplies peacefully at the Israeli port of Haifa for transport into Gaza.
President Obama is contributing to the isolation of Israel, and sending a clear signal to the Turkish-Syrian-Iranian axis that their methods for ostracizing Israel will succeed, and will be met by no resistance from America. There is no middle ground here. Either the United States stands with the people of Israel in the war against radical Islamic terrorism or we are providing encouragement to Israels enemiesand our own. Keep America Safe calls on President Obama to reverse his present course and support the state of Israel immediately and unequivocally.
RECAP - quote:
Sarah Palin: Israeli Flotilla: Dont Take Mainstream Media Coverage at Face Value
Sarah Palin’s Notes
Israeli Flotilla: Dont Take Mainstream Media Coverage at Face Value
Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 11:49am
The media, as usual, seems to be reporting only one side of the Israeli Flotilla incident. Dont trust the mainstream media to give you both sides of a story fairly you must seek out fair reporting to ensure you have all the information.
As far too many in the media, and in various governments, rush to condemn Israel, we must put the recent events off Israels coast into the right perspective. This relief convoy was not about humanitarian aid, as the liberal mainstream media keeps reporting. The whole operation was designed to provoke Israel, not to provide supplies to Palestinians held hostage by Hamas terrorists in Gaza. Anyone who sees the video of Israeli commandos being attacked as they land on that ship knows the people aboard were vicious thugs, not peace activists. The media insults our intelligence with their outright mischaracterization of who these enemies are.
Israel delivers thousands of tons of humanitarian supplies every week to Gaza. These ships could have offloaded their cargoes at a nearby Israeli port if they really wanted to help the people of Gaza. Instead, they chose to incite confrontation and violence. Israel has a right to prevent arms shipments to Gaza that will be used to target innocent Israelis, so they were legitimately checking the cargo on the flotilla. Turkey has chosen to condemn Israel but we should be asking some serious questions about Turkeys role in this whole affair. Why is a fellow member of NATO sponsoring such a dangerous publicity stunt? As one expert points out: Three ships of that six-ship pro-terror convoy flew Turkish flags and were crowded with Turkish citizens. The Ankara government led by Islamists these days sponsored the aid operation in a move to position itself as the new champion of the Palestinians. And Turkish decision-makers knew Israel would have to react and were waiting to exploit the inevitable clash. The provocation was as cynical as it was carefully orchestrated.
We can only hope the Obama Administration does not join the anti-Israel chorus in the aftermath of this staged confrontation. Please, Mr. President, we need to let Israelis know we stand with them in their fight against terrorists and those who arm and support them. America and her ally, Israel, stand by waiting for your response.
- Sarah Palin
The US Navy?
Israel should seize the ship, paint it yellow, and rename it "D-Niner".
“Human Events: America Needs to Stand with Israel Now”
Washington, Jun 4 -
(Published in Human Events)
Photo by: ASSOCIATED PRESS
“Navy boards, takes control of ‘Rachel Corrie’ off Gaza coast”
By AP AND JPOST.COM STAFF
SNIPPET: “Operation appears to have ended with no violence; military takeover comes after aid boat rejects five calls to divert to Ashdod.”
I think the Israeli Navy should get a giant hot glue gun and fire it at the propellor of the Rachael Corrie. Surround it with big tug boats or barges, then just sit back and wait 'till they cry for help.
ADDING to post no. 40:
“Navy takes over Rachel Corrie aid vessel”
Published: 06.05.10, 12:50 / Israel News
ADDING to post no. 29:
“Report: Turkish PM wants to visit Gaza”
SNIPPET: “Lebanese newspaper al-Mustaqbal says Erdogan considering going to Strip himself in order to break siege”
Published: 06.05.10, 10:18 / Israel News
Speaking of Turkey...
Turkey’s Two-Faced Aid For Gaza
Forbes ^ | 06.04.10 | Claudia Rosett
Posted on June 4, 2010 8:40:13 PM PDT by Ooh-Ah
From the fury with which Turkey’s leaders are demanding carte blanche access for aid to Gaza, you might suppose the Turkish government had exhausted every available route for pouring its own bounty into the Palestinian enclave. Think again. While Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan whips up passions about Israel stopping a blockade-busting “aid” flotilla, his own government has racked up a record as one of the cheapskates of Gaza relief.
United Nations records show that if Gaza has been lean on aid from Turkey in recent years, it’s not because Turkish relief donations have been blocked by the Israelis. It’s because Turkey, relative to its size as a rising economic power, and despite its claims of regional leadership, has been surprisingly stingy about sending aid via the already existing channels of the UN. Apparently, Turkeys leaders are glad to enlist the U.N. full force for punishing Israel and stripping Israel’s defenses against the Iranian-backed Hamas terrorists who control neighboring Gaza. But the Turks are far less interested in the U.N. when it comes to handing over Turkish goods and cash for U.N. aid efforts.
The chief U.N. agency in Gaza is the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, or UNRWA. Love or hate it—and I am no fan—UNRWA, according to its website, is “the main provider of basic services—education, health, relief and social services—to 4.7 million registered Palestine refugees in the Middle East.” Many of those Palestinians live in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the West Bank. But Gaza is the core of this operation. UNRWAs headquarters are in Gaza, where 1.1 million Palestinians—the bulk of Gaza’s population—are registered on UNRWA’s refugee rolls and eligible for its services.
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Rachel Corrie ignores Navy request to stop
HUH? Very weird.
Looking at the pictures, IMO that ship is mis-named.
I'd think the 'Rachel Corrie' would be like a Barge.
You know, a... FLAT BOAT.
Paint a picture of Mohammed on it and then sink it.
Hey, I like that...
Thanks for the updates.
Excellent! It deserves a million hits.
Some really good voices there, too.
“We con the world, we con the people—believe that Hamas is Momma Teresa!”
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