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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 01:15 PM
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Israel to stop Gaza flotilla regardless of cargo
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/06/16/uk-palestinians-israel-flotilla-idUKTRE75F5K820110616

(Reuters) - Israel will do everything necessary to prevent a planned international flotilla from reaching Gaza, despite the fact the ships will probably not be carrying weapons, a senior military source said.

The source, who declined to be named, said Israel's maritime blockade would only be deemed legal if it imposed a total exclusion zone around the small Palestinian enclave and urged the flotilla organisers not to challenge the navy.

"No ship will get into Gaza," the source said, adding that the military had drawn up new tactics in an effort to avoid last year's bloodshed, when Israeli marines killed nine activists after intercepting their group of six ships in international waters.

Pro-Palestinian groups are planning a new flotilla, which they say will carry humanitarian aid to Hamas-controlled Gaza, and hope to set sail this month. The senior security source said he expected 10-15 ships to take part.
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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 01:51 PM
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1. A part of me expects many of the vessels not to be able to make the trip
Ships are more vulnerable than many understand...
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wuushew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 02:40 PM
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3. Mossad is not infallible
Edited on Thu Jun-16-11 02:40 PM by wuushew
sometime soon world media will have its first footage of a drowned Israeli frogman wrapped around a propeller shaft.

There exists some point beyond which shenanigans have no positive value.
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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 03:25 PM
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4. I was thinking more along the lines of contaminated fuel, damaged cooling ducts
Things that prevent sailing but little to know loss of life
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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 01:53 PM
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2. Wonder how many they'll kill this time
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tootrueleft Donating Member (385 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 06:38 PM
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5. As many as they're commanded to, just like last time............
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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-11 02:32 AM
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6. Guess it depends if they set off intending to 'kill Jews' or not


Like they did last time?

Maybe this time they will sing Kumbayah ?
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parkia00 Donating Member (401 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-11 09:48 AM
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7. Maybe...
If they do sing Kumbayah should the IDF also use the "Solves All Problems" sledge hammer they like so much? Would that be counter productive?
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henank Donating Member (755 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-11 11:15 AM
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8. Turks to bail out of flotilla
Edited on Fri Jun-17-11 11:15 AM by henank
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4083485,00.html">IHH bails out of Gaza flotilla.

Sorry to bust all your pretty balloons dreaming of terrible things happening to Israeli soldiers. It looks like the Turks might have learned their lesson last time.
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parkia00 Donating Member (401 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-11 02:58 PM
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9. But other ships are still planning to go. Dammit!
All those evil antisemitic people on board (including some traitor Israelis) just dreaming of making it to shore to get on their killing spree on the good people of Israel. Wouldn't it be nice if the IDF just sank the entire fleet out in sea once and for all and send a clear precise message to anyone that dares throw water on Israel's Chutzpah.
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-11 02:48 PM
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10. American Jews to join Gaza flotilla
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"Several American Jews are to board a US boat planning to join a flotilla of about 10 ships seeking to breach Israel's naval blockade of Gaza later this month, an organizer said Monday.

"We are seeking justice for Gaza," Leslie Cogan told reporters, noting the boat will have 36 passengers, four crew and nine journalists when it sets sail for the tiny Palestinian enclave.

She said 28 percent of the passengers were American Jews.

"It's important that Jews are in this boat... The Jewish lobby in this country is so powerful," said New York labor attorney Richard Levy, himself Jewish.

"We cannot support an Israeli blockade which is morally and juridically unsupportable... No more people should be slaughtered in the name of the Jews."

The US boat, The Audacity of Hope, will sail from Athens to join around 10 ships carrying some 500 to 600 pro-Palestinian activists from 22 countries, Cogan said."

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jNeZo7GKzc7tcBVyKKnlxZ7TrBEw?docId=CNG.f6e4cf8f7bcbf9e0be98991770b9f79b.351
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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-11 09:46 PM
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11. The American ship will not be carrying any humanitarian aid
Just activists - and letters of support.
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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-11 11:10 PM
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12. ''No more people should be slaughtered in the name of the Jews."


What a stupid,idiotic and inaccurate statement.

He no more speaks for ''the Jews'' than the fictitious group he fabricated does.
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