Thursday, February 05, 2009

Ship of Fools

Seems like only two types of people support the animalistic regime in Gaza - peace activists, and journalists. Put them both on one ship and send them off to fight the Israeli Navy, and you've got a movie even the Three Stooges would reject:

The Israeli navy boarded a freighter trying to break the blockade of the Gaza Strip on Thursday and escorted it to the port of Ashdod where 20 passengers were being questioned, the military said.

The military official said the ship's 20 passengers, including 10 journalists, were being questioned.

"Once the questioning is completed we will make a decision on their fate," a military spokesman said.

A military source said the passengers also included a veteran Palestinian rights campaigner, Syrian-born Archbishop Hilarion Capucci of the Melkite Church of the Eastern Rite.

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said the navy had initially allowed the ship to sail to Egypt but its captain made a sudden U-turn toward Gaza's shore after which the navy boarded the vessel and ordered it to sail to Ashdod.

Qatar-based Al Jazeera television quoted a correspondent aboard the vessel as saying an Israeli navy ship had fired shots and then sailors boarded the Tali and beat passengers and crew.

The army said no gunfire was used in taking control of the vessel and most of the 20 passengers aboard were from media organizations.

So was this simply a media stunt to try to embarrass the Israelis? A Katrina-like attempt to prove that Big Media can do what the government can't ? Or are the MSM simply so emboldened by their hand in Barack Obama's victory (OK, I don't know that there are Americans involved, but still) that they feel that they can face down the might of Israel with impunity?

Gateway Pundit has more. I would love to see a manifest, with the names and organizations to which these "journalists" belonged. Furthermore, I hope that these assclowns were telling the truth when they claimed that Israeli sailors beat the passengers on board.

I only wish I could have joined in the fun...

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