Further Flotilla Flop Folllies

The captain of the flotilla

The captain of the flotilla

For a minute there, I thought Israel was sending an aid flotilla to Turkey to help with the earthquake victims. But no. In yet another stupid stunt worthy of Bugs Bunny and his cartoon cohorts,  trying to discredit Israel rather than help the Palestinians, two boatloads of flotilla fools have set sail from Turkey to Gaza to try and break Israel’s UN-declared legal blockade of Gaza.

Activists in New York announced Wednesday that two ships carrying 27 activists from five states, including the US, are currently sailing through international waters in the Mediterranean Sea en route to Gaza. The vessels departed from Turkey.

“The Canadian ship Tahrir and Irish ship Saoirse have successfully reached international waters, initiating ‘Freedom Wave to Gaza’. The boats have embarked from Turkey and are on the Mediterranean Sea,” the organisers from Ustogaza group said in an e-mailed statement.

The activists said they did not announce the step in advance in order to prevent US and Israeli pressure on countries where their ships docked. The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) called for an end to the blockade on Gaza and said it supported flotilla efforts to end the isolation of Palestinians in the Strip.

The organization, which provides legal aid to terror suspects held in Guantanamo, criticized US Congress for supporting the blockade.

The floptivists admit they will be bringing only “symbolic cargo“.

Activists said that the boats were carrying “symbolic cargo,” consisting of $30,000 in medicines as well as activists “committed to nonviolent defense of the flotilla and Palestinian human rights.”

What a waste of money that could have gone to the alleged victims of the blockade. How does “symbolic cargo” square with the allegedly dire straits that the Gaza faces?   If these floptivists really want to help, and they have gone as far as hiring two boats plus organizing dozens of “sailors” why don’t they at least load up their boats with much-needed goods like food, medicines, building materials…

Oh, wait…

IDF goods to Gaza

IDF allows hundreds of tons of goods into Gaza

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8 Responses to Further Flotilla Flop Folllies

  1. Brian Goldfarb says:

    And, presumably, given the opinion of the Palmer Commission, that the blockade by Israel is legal, these ships will be stopped in international waters. Result? No significant, let alone useful, aid to Gaza, and the usual suspects crow about Israeli “terror” tactics. Even literal kid gloves would be too harsh for these mutton-heads.

    • anneinpt says:

      It wasn’t intended to have a useful result besides embarrassing Israel. And since the Palmer Commission even that does not work any more.

  2. NormanF says:

    The boats will be stopped and most of their cargo destroyed. And yes – I mean the drugs.

    These ignorant activists don’t know or don’t care that every country with exporting requirements requires an exporter to get a license from the licensing authority in that country to test drugs before they’re allowed to be exported into that country to make sure they’re safe and effective for humans.

    You’re not allowed to send goods anywhere in violation of that country’s customs laws. But for those for whom hurting Israel is more important than helping the Palestinians, the entire point of their exercise is to make Israel look bad than to help the people they’re seeking to send aid to.

    That’s what they won’t tell you in the mass media about this self-serving and stupid stunt.

    • Earl says:

      Canadian public “service” unions are enmeshed in this vicious farce, along with the militant Canadian Auto Workers, the lunatic United Church of Canada and the usual smattering of leftists. Think, Anthony Wedgwood-Benn-levels of useful idiocy and Judenhass.

      That said, the staunchest supporter of Israel internationally for the next 3.5 years will be the Canadian federal government. So Canada is not entirely a loss 😉

      • anneinpt says:

        Is there a public service union anywhere in the world that has not been taken over by the lunatic left? I think the Canadian government’s stand more than makes up for the loonies on board the flotilla.

        Anthony Wedgwood-Benn-levels of useful idiocy

        My mind just blew a gasket 🙂

  3. reality says:

    why don’t they take all their precious stuff & give it to the victims of the earthquake -surely they need it more othrwise we can now finally again prove that this “freeing Gaza” crap is just that -crap!

    • anneinpt says:

      Exactly. This stunt is so obviously just that. Hence the minimal coverage in the international press, as opposed to the massive interest in previous flotillas. And no one seems to care that Israel has made threatening replies to the flotilla. They are just a bunch of bored, self-satisfied, loony-left attention-seeking hippies.

      But they brighten up a slow news day :-).

  4. The Israeli Navy has been directed to board the ships according to IDF news today.

    I still like my original idea on the earlier ship … a couple dozen Bofors 40mm HE rounds at the water line of the offending vessels … then tow them out to open ocean …. wait to see if Ireland or Canada bothers to rescue them. I’m betting NOT.

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