Skip to comments.Israel orders Gaza aid ship to divert
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 Israels 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.
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Glass jawed pu**y!!
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.
Drop a thousand pounder down the stack. That should stop it.
How long does it take to,” Put a shot over her bow
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.
So, this will happen tomorrow?
I prefer a warning torpedo into her hull.
Boom! Sink. Controversy over.
Is Cynthia McKinney on it again?
That might call down the wrath of the Moldovan Navy!!
Give it the USS Liberty treatment.
Yes, Sink it, then surface it and discover all of the arms and ammo on it.
“Libyan aid” ship with quite an assemblage of a crew.
Your solution is very kind and humane.
Bingo! We have a winner
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.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Israel divorce yourself from N0bama's America and do what you need to do. We are with you now and forever! GOD BLESS.
Captain claims destination is Egypt; organizers insist it's Gaza.
Read it all HERE
Israel should warn them once and deep six the lot.
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.
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.
listen to a legal expert explain the legality of Israel’s naval blockade: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSssIzsAdjI
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.
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.
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.
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.
I think that was a previous story, where Libya put out conflicting destinations to confuse the situation.
Exactly, as this latest article mentions, the call has gone out in the Arab world for perpetual flotillas to wear down the blockade.
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 navys 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?
...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: