Saturday, July 2, 2011

Greece puts halt to Gaza flotilla in a win for Israel

This is the funniest crap going on right now, all these idiots are talking about sabotage to their boats, playing trumpets everywhere, it is like a hippie gathering; I'm surprised they have not had a damn drum circle.

Good for Greece, good for Israel, good for the normal people of the world.
As for Gaza and the douchebag hippies from America... HA HA.

Christian Science Monitor
A boat carrying a contingent of US activists seeking to join a flotilla of protesters against Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip were turned back by armed Greek commandos about 30 miles out of Athens today, in a major blow to the group and an apparent diplomatic victory for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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The US boat was carrying about 50 Americans, among them Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker and 85-year-old Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein. As of the late evening in Greece, the boat was being detained at a Greek coastguard port.

Last year, a larger effort challenging the Gaza blockade ended in tragedy, when Israeli soldiers killed eight Turkish activists and one Turkish-American when they boarded the Mavi Marmara in international waters near Gaza. Israel says the blockade is necessary to prevent its Islamist rulers, Hamas, from getting weapons that could be used against Israel. Activists argue, however, that the blockade constitutes collective punishment and must be lifted altogether.

Last year's deaths were a political black eye for Israel, stirring global outrage and contributing to a chill in Israeli-Turkish relations. This year, Israel has been determined to head off the flotilla before it even takes to the sea. The Turkish Islamic charity IHH, which owns the Marmara, pulled out of this year's effort. Most activists believe that was due to pressure from the Turkish government, eager to get its relationship with Israel back on track.

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