Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Cynthia McKinney Relief Boat Hit by Israeli Ship


Published on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution by Craig Schneider.

boat carrying international activists, including former Georgia congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, and medical supplies to the embattled Gaza Strip sailed back into a Lebanese port on Tuesday after being turned back and damaged by the Israeli navy, organizers of the trip said.
Lebanese fishermen cheer as the vessel SS Dignity arrives at Tyre, Lebanon, on Tuesday after being turned back and damaged by the Israeli navy, according to organizers of the trip. (Mohammed Zaatari / AP)The crowds on the docks in the Lebanese port city of Tyre were jubilant and cheering as they welcomed the vessel.
The boat, which set off from Cyprus Monday wanted to make a statement and deliver medical supplies to embattled Gaza. The trip's organizers said the boat was clearly in international waters, 90 miles off the coast of Gaza, at the time of its close encounter with the Israeli navy.
"Our boat was rammed three times, twice in the front and one on the side," McKinney told CNN Tuesday morning. "Our mission was a peaceful mission. Our mission was thwarted by the aggressiveness of the Israeli military."

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3 comments:

pls8395 said...

"The boat, which set off from Cyprus Monday wanted to make a statement and deliver medical supplies to embattled Gaza."

How does a boat have wants? It is a machine. Somebody has been watching too many Disney movies!

Tom Sebourn said...

If the boat were a corporation, it would be a person and therefore, might have wants!
Maybe it was a corporate boat?
Don't tell me you have never heard of corporate personhood?

The Noble Lie said...

Don't get Cynthia McKinney mad, she might go crazy and do something like mention the USS Liberty attack on national television. Then people might look it up and see that Israel knowingly tried to sink a United States surveillance ship during the Six Day War, unprovoked, gunning down lifeboats and attempting to kill all survivors, presumably to justify the US entering the war on Israel's side.