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Israel orders Gaza aid ship to divert
Indian Express ^ | July 14, 2010 | Staff

Posted on 07/13/2010 3:58:06 PM PDT by La Enchiladita

Signalling forceful interception in case of non-compliance, the Israeli Navy on Tuesday confronted a Libyan aid ship trying to breach Israel’s three-year-old blockade of Hamas ruled Gaza Strip and ordered it to divert its course. But the captain of the ship rejected the order, setting course for a new confrontation over the blockade.

Aboard the 92-metre vessel are a crew of 12 from Haiti, India and Syria, under the command of a Cuban-born captain, local media reports said. Most of the activists on board are from Libya, except for one Nigerian, one Algerian and one Moroccan, it added.

An Israeli Navy vessel warned the Moldovan-flagged Greek registered cargo vessel Amalthea — renamed Hope by activists — that it was entering a closed military zone. “The navy just began its process of trying to stop the ship,” an Israel Defence Forces (IDF) spokesperson said adding, “At this time the process of communicating with them has begun.”

(Excerpt) Read more at indianexpress.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: flotilla; gaza; israel; libya; socialistshatejews; terrorflotilla; westandwithisrael; zionism
Meanwhile, Israeli military sources were quoted in the local media as saying that they will not hesitate to forcefully repel the efforts to break Gaza blockade ... The Israeli Foreign Ministry on Tuesday advised the defence establishment to wait until the ship approaches or enters the coastal Strip’s territorial waters before making any attempt to stop it, to avoid the risk of breaking international law.


1 posted on 07/13/2010 3:58:10 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

Glass jawed pu**y!!


2 posted on 07/13/2010 4:00:16 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: La Enchiladita

Sink it, but slowly so all hands can find their life rafts.

Then pick up the stragglers, imprison them for a few months while you work out the paperwork, which can take some time.

Then release them into the loving arms of the Saudis, Greeks, Serbians, etc.


3 posted on 07/13/2010 4:02:04 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Always refer to the Libs' new group as"ONE NATION, UNDER G-D!" That'll drive 'em nuts!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Drop a thousand pounder down the stack. That should stop it.


4 posted on 07/13/2010 4:04:23 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: La Enchiladita

How long does it take to,” Put a shot over her bow
mr.Christian!”.


5 posted on 07/13/2010 4:05:11 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: La Enchiladita

This will be a constant exercise now. They got some “good” publicity out of the Turkish incursion so now it will be the new version of Intifada. It will not stop until Israel starts sinking them as SOP.


6 posted on 07/13/2010 4:06:03 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: La Enchiladita

So, this will happen tomorrow?


7 posted on 07/13/2010 4:19:36 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: tet68

I prefer a warning torpedo into her hull.


8 posted on 07/13/2010 4:21:07 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: LukeL

Boom! Sink. Controversy over.


9 posted on 07/13/2010 4:22:41 PM PDT by hal ogen
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To: La Enchiladita

Is Cynthia McKinney on it again?


10 posted on 07/13/2010 4:24:56 PM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Venturer

That might call down the wrath of the Moldovan Navy!!


11 posted on 07/13/2010 4:31:38 PM PDT by The Pack Knight (Duty, Honor, Country)
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To: Venturer

Give it the USS Liberty treatment.


12 posted on 07/13/2010 4:36:18 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Hitler Was Their Fate and their Fate Could Not Be Stayed. Von Braustitch.)
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To: La Enchiladita
UPDATE: Israel: Gaza aid ship diverts to Egypt [AP via Google News]

Looks like Gaddafi blinked.
13 posted on 07/13/2010 5:11:38 PM PDT by The Pack Knight (Duty, Honor, Country)
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To: hal ogen

Yes, Sink it, then surface it and discover all of the arms and ammo on it.


14 posted on 07/13/2010 5:13:53 PM PDT by Shady (No more LAWS based on LIES!!!!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

“Libyan aid” ship with quite an assemblage of a crew.

Your solution is very kind and humane.


15 posted on 07/13/2010 5:15:10 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: arthurus

Bingo! We have a winner


16 posted on 07/13/2010 5:31:38 PM PDT by Valin
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To: La Enchiladita
HOZE-EM!!!

17 posted on 07/13/2010 5:32:15 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: LukeL

Why a warning torpedo?

Simply sink it with a NK torpedo and then claim that if the UN passes a Resolution you will start a general war in the area.

Worked for the NK’s.


18 posted on 07/13/2010 5:40:13 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (A loud band of PaulBots, Isolationists, Protectionists, 911Inside Jobnuts, 3rdParty Loud Irrelevants)
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19 posted on 07/13/2010 5:42:23 PM PDT by SJackson (most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it, M Sanger)
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To: La Enchiladita
Israel needs to destroy those ships. Why didn't they torpedo the first terror flotilla???? B/c they want to look good for N0bama thats why. Libya is a terror state. Reagan shouldve taken care of gaddaffi when he had the chance.

Israel divorce yourself from N0bama's America and do what you need to do. We are with you now and forever! GOD BLESS.

20 posted on 07/13/2010 6:12:04 PM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: The Pack Knight
Conflicting Reports at Sea
By YAAKOV KATZ AND HERB KEINON

Captain claims destination is Egypt; organizers insist it's Gaza.

Read it all HERE

21 posted on 07/13/2010 6:26:55 PM PDT by Former Fetus
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To: citizenredstater9271
Remember when NO BODY used to EFF with the US and her allies? These ships like the USS Missouri would just show up and let off a few rounds down range about 30 miles. No one dared to pull the stunts they do today.

Israel should warn them once and deep six the lot.

USS Missouri

22 posted on 07/13/2010 6:44:53 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama .......yes.......is fascist... ...He meets every diagnostic of history)
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To: Former Fetus

The organizers may not want to cave, but they aren’t on the ship.

It seems most likely to me that the captain decided this wasn’t worth getting himself killed over. The “activists” are along for the ride unless they want to try and hijack the ship.


23 posted on 07/13/2010 7:57:26 PM PDT by The Pack Knight (Duty, Honor, Country)
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To: La Enchiladita
"The relief vessel was commissioned by an agency headed by Saif Gadhafi, second son of Col. Muammar Gadhafi, Libya's dictator....oops, presidente."

If I recall, Col. Gadhafi's adopted daughter was unfortunately killed in a bombing raid on Libya ordered by President Reagan in 1986.

Is the Krazy Kernel trying for a twofer sometime down the line, or what?

I'll bet Libyans vote him "Father of the Year every June by unanimous vote.

Leni

24 posted on 07/13/2010 8:20:29 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: LukeL; tet68
Torpedoes are expensive, shells are cheap. Gotta be budget-conscious these days. ;^)
25 posted on 07/13/2010 9:43:53 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: ichabod1
Dumb post of the thread award.

P:S Brauchitsch sounds like a complete *sswipe.

26 posted on 07/13/2010 10:23:22 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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27 posted on 07/14/2010 3:15:20 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: La Enchiladita

listen to a legal expert explain the legality of Israel’s naval blockade: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSssIzsAdjI


28 posted on 07/14/2010 4:30:04 AM PDT by JCPA-JerusalemCenter
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To: La Enchiladita
Sink it.

Every time such a ship appears Israel loses...in one way or another and to one degree or another.In the realm of public opinion there's *no* way that Israel can "win" with the world press or with other governments.

So she might as well sink it...thus ensuring that no weapons will reach the 9th Century knuckle dragging pig fornicators currently residing in Gaza.

29 posted on 07/14/2010 8:37:19 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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To: Yehuda

What, the post or the quote? I’m not married to it. But somebody needs to make an example of these loons. All the firepower in the world is worthless if you don’t have the will to use it.


30 posted on 07/14/2010 9:44:34 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Hitler Was Their Fate and their Fate Could Not Be Stayed. Von Braustitch.)
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To: Yehuda

And really, what is wrong with the quote? A million different events had to happen in just a certain way for Hitler to take power and remain there. Just like a million different things had to happen for a commie radical like osama to get in the white hut. Those who disagreed did their best to resist but in the end were liquidated.


31 posted on 07/14/2010 9:46:30 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Hitler Was Their Fate and their Fate Could Not Be Stayed. Von Braustitch.)
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To: UCANSEE2

At the time I posted, which was close to the time of the latest update on the story, it was already Wednesday, July 14th in Jerusalem and definitely the wee hours of Wed. in India (the origin of the story). The Middle East and Asia’s time zone is ahead of ours. So, the story is correctly dated; thanks for noticing.


32 posted on 07/14/2010 10:36:18 AM PDT by La Enchiladita (with love, from me, to you)
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To: The Pack Knight

I think that was a previous story, where Libya put out conflicting destinations to confuse the situation.


33 posted on 07/14/2010 10:38:14 AM PDT by La Enchiladita (with love, from me, to you)
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To: arthurus
This will be a constant exercise now.

Exactly, as this latest article mentions, the call has gone out in the Arab world for perpetual flotillas to wear down the blockade.

34 posted on 07/14/2010 11:26:00 AM PDT by La Enchiladita (with love, from me, to you)
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To: The Pack Knight; Gay State Conservative; JCPA-JerusalemCenter; MinuteGal; citizenredstater9271; ...
Okay. Latest confirmation (3 hrs. ago) is Libyan ship enters Egyptian waters

On Tuesday morning, the Navy made initial radio contact with the Amalthea and urged the captain to change his course and sail to el-Arish in Sinai. Navy missile ships were closely tracking the cargo ship, which on Tuesday evening was sailing about 6 knots an hour and was 120 km. from el-Arish and 145 km. from Gaza.

...The Navy said it did not have intelligence indicating that the ship was carrying weapons, but was suspicious and therefore would continue to track the ship until it was clear that it was sailing to Egypt. In addition to the ships at sea tracking the vessel, teams of commandos from the navy’s Flotilla 13 – known as the Shayetet – were put on standby in case they needed to seize the ship to prevent it from reaching Gaza.

Death by a thousand cuts... why, why, why?

35 posted on 07/14/2010 11:34:51 AM PDT by La Enchiladita (with love, from me, to you)
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Thanks La Enchiladita.
...a Libyan aid ship... a crew of 12 from Haiti, India and Syria, under the command of a Cuban-born captain... Most... on board are from Libya, except for one Nigerian, one Algerian and one Moroccan... Moldovan-flagged Greek registered cargo vessel...
additional: what a difference an election year makes:
36 posted on 07/14/2010 4:35:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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