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posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 02:08 AM
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keep mckinney? WHy dont we let them keep you. Im sorry you would have to get off your lazy over fed over weight ignorant ass and feel something for the palestinians in gaza, then they could see your good deed and detain you for it. Your evil if you dont see that all funds to Israel should be cut immediately and See how long their Blockade lasts. Palestinians are in need of help. I cry everytime i think of palestinians having to sit by while foreigners bulldoze their houses. and leave them to live in tents. OPEN YOUR EYES, LETS CUT FOREIGN TIES!




posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 04:35 AM
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While this thread is about a blatant violation of international laws about an illegally seized humanitarian aid ship, I fail to see why there is so much caractor assassination of Cynthia McKinney. Is it because she is a Black Activist? Is it because she willingly put her own life in jeopardy to deliver food, medical supplies to an oppressed population in dire need?


I pray for their safe return. It is stunts like that, that put the State of Israel in a less than favorable light in the eyes of international communities.



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 06:42 AM
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It's really odd isnt it? I really can''t think of another time the otherwise selfless, brave actions of a person raised so much vitriolic attacks. But they seem totally baseless- whats going on? Whats makes them hate her? They won't answer



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 06:45 AM
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off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift


 



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 07:04 AM
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Maybe she will be in Israel long enough to experience a Hamas rocket attack first hand. Perhaps then she will realize that the "aid" that she so desperately wants to provide only goes to help Hamas and not the people she is alleging to help.

If she really wanted to help she would pursue the legal means to do so. Any other action on her part should be viewed as support for Hamas. She is seeking attention for the celebrity cause d'jour

The legal way to help the innocent Palestinian citizens of Gaza :


During the Israeli operation in Gaza:
* 37,159 tons of humanitarian aid on 1503 trucks were transferred via the Kerem Shalom and Karni crossings (food, medication and medical supplies)
- Live video feed of the Kerem Shalom crossing into Gaza
* 1,535,750 liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station
* 234 tons of gas for domestic use
* 188,000 liters of diesel for UNRWA vehicles and needs
* 3,896 tons of grain, on 98 trucks were transferred via the Karni conveyor belt
* 20 ambulances were donated by the governments of Turkey and Jordan, and 10 ambulances transferred to the Gaza Strip by the ICRC in order to meet the needs of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society
* 449 dual nationals were evacuated via the Erez Crossing
* 68 chronically ill people and their escorts made their way from Gaza to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan
* 37 employees of international organizations and medical staff entered Gaza via the Erez Crossing
* A forward medical clinic was established at Erez by Magen David Adom * Numerous medical movements took place via Rafah, including at least 25 ambulances



Hamas abuse of the humanitarian effort:
* Use of ambulances to mobilize terrorists
* Terrorist tunnel aimed at disrupting the Nahal Oz and Karni crossings
* Launching and firing from the immediate vicinity of international installations (UNRWA hospitals etc.)
* Launching and shooting from within populated areas, schools and homes * Terrorist activities formulated and carried out from mosques, including storage of rockets
* Abuse of the humanitarian recess to launch increased amount of rockets * Prevention of medical evacuation of Palestinians to Israel


Follow link for greater for a breakdown of the supplies.

www.mfa.gov.il...



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 07:20 AM
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Originally posted by Moonsouljah
selfless, brave actions of a person

She's not selfless and she's not brave.


They won't answer

It's been answered plenty of times. Go back and read the thread.

She's an irrelevant ex-politician loud-mouthed media whore who hugs terrorists. It's been said over and over. I'm not sure why you aren't capable of reading what has been posted.


Originally posted by miss_silver
Is it because she is a Black Activist?

Someone played the race card! Funny!


Originally posted by BeneathMartha
get off your lazy over fed over weight ignorant ass and feel something for the palestinians in gaza,

1 - that's pathetic.

2 - you know nothing about ATS posters to know if they are 'over fed, over weight, ignorant asses'.

3 - Your statement is against the rules of this site. Attacking fellow posters breaks T&C.

4 - I feel nothing for the so called palestinians. I used to. But no longer.




Your evil if you dont see that all funds to Israel should be cut immediately

We are evil if we don't see things your way?
Lame.


[edit on 7/2/2009 by FlyersFan]



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 07:29 AM
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Originally posted by Moonsouljah
reply to post by miss_silver
 


It's really odd isnt it? I really can''t think of another time the otherwise selfless, brave actions of a person raised so much vitriolic attacks. But they seem totally baseless- whats going on? Whats makes them hate her? They won't answer


If hopping aboard a boat that you know will be stopped makes her brave in the eyes of her supporters, then you need to pony up on the definition of 'brave'.
Brave means courageous.
When I think of Brave I think of:
firefighters, police officers, paramedics, soldiers, good Samaritans, those fighting chronic or terminal illness like the children who face death and still smile everyday while in St. Judes. It takes courage for a blind person to walk to the bus stop everyday. I could go on and on....

McKinney can't hold a candle to these folks. She is just along for a boat ride to nowhere. She has helped no one. Brave, no. Coward, yes.



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 08:10 AM
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Originally posted by jibeho
Maybe she will be in Israel long enough to experience a Hamas rocket attack first hand. Perhaps then she will realize that the "aid" that she so desperately wants to provide only goes to help Hamas and not the people she is alleging to help.

If she really wanted to help she would pursue the legal means to do so. Any other action on her part should be viewed as support for Hamas. She is seeking attention for the celebrity cause d'jour

The legal way to help the innocent Palestinian citizens of Gaza :


During the Israeli operation in Gaza:
* 37,159 tons of humanitarian aid on 1503 trucks were transferred via the Kerem Shalom and Karni crossings (food, medication and medical supplies)
- Live video feed of the Kerem Shalom crossing into Gaza
* 1,535,750 liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station
* 234 tons of gas for domestic use
* 188,000 liters of diesel for UNRWA vehicles and needs
* 3,896 tons of grain, on 98 trucks were transferred via the Karni conveyor belt
* 20 ambulances were donated by the governments of Turkey and Jordan, and 10 ambulances transferred to the Gaza Strip by the ICRC in order to meet the needs of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society
* 449 dual nationals were evacuated via the Erez Crossing
* 68 chronically ill people and their escorts made their way from Gaza to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan
* 37 employees of international organizations and medical staff entered Gaza via the Erez Crossing
* A forward medical clinic was established at Erez by Magen David Adom * Numerous medical movements took place via Rafah, including at least 25 ambulances



Hamas abuse of the humanitarian effort:
* Use of ambulances to mobilize terrorists
* Terrorist tunnel aimed at disrupting the Nahal Oz and Karni crossings
* Launching and firing from the immediate vicinity of international installations (UNRWA hospitals etc.)
* Launching and shooting from within populated areas, schools and homes * Terrorist activities formulated and carried out from mosques, including storage of rockets
* Abuse of the humanitarian recess to launch increased amount of rockets * Prevention of medical evacuation of Palestinians to Israel


Follow link for greater for a breakdown of the supplies.

www.mfa.gov.il...



Legal means to do so, what legal means to do so? You still seem to think International Waters belong to Israel. Until you correct this error in understanding I don't think anyone should take your comments seriously. It's a basic fact that they were in International Waters. Period. It's not worth addressing the other parts of your posts if you elude to facts. International waters are not subject to any nation's laws. Anything else is called piracy. Search it up on Google.



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 08:39 AM
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I'm a sailor, I know all about international waters. No action was taken against the craft until it entered the coastal waters of Gaza. They were warned not to enter Gazan coastal waters. They defied the warning and entered and they were stopped.

If they really wanted to help they would follow proper legal channels to do so instead of creating hype and drama.

According to the IDF any organization or country that wishes to transfer humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, can legally do so via the established crossings between Israel and the Gaza Strip with prior coordination.

Pretty simple. Many agencies help using the legal means. McKinney and her cronies insist on doing things the hard way just to make the news.


In accordance with internationally recognized agreements between the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority[1], the territorial waters off the Gaza coast are under Israeli security control and responsibility. Therefore, foreign vessels will not be permitted to sail in this naval territory.



# In 2009 alone, the Gaza Strip has received over 300,000 tons of humanitarian supplies . In some cases, this has led to a surplus of humanitarian aid, with reports of Gaza civilians selling extra aid which they possess. However, once the humanitarian support does enter the Gaza Strip, it is not uncommon for the Hamas to reroute it, preserving their own interests. Civilians frequently complain of unfairness in the distribution process, which favors Hamas-affiliated civilians and discriminates against Fatah supporters.


www.mfa.gov.il...

[edit on 2-7-2009 by jibeho]



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 08:51 AM
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Originally posted by jibeho
reply to post by ElloAll
 


I'm a sailor, I know all about international waters. No action was taken against the craft until it entered the coastal waters of Gaza. They were warned not to enter Gazan coastal waters. They defied the warning and entered and they were stopped.

If they really wanted to help they would follow proper legal channels to do so instead of creating hype and drama.

According to the IDF any organization or country that wishes to transfer humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, can legally do so via the established crossings between Israel and the Gaza Strip with prior coordination.

Pretty simple. Many agencies help using the legal means. McKinney and her cronies insist on doing things the hard way just to make the news.


In accordance with internationally recognized agreements between the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority[1], the territorial waters off the Gaza coast are under Israeli security control and responsibility. Therefore, foreign vessels will not be permitted to sail in this naval territory.



# In 2009 alone, the Gaza Strip has received over 300,000 tons of humanitarian supplies . In some cases, this has led to a surplus of humanitarian aid, with reports of Gaza civilians selling extra aid which they possess. However, once the humanitarian support does enter the Gaza Strip, it is not uncommon for the Hamas to reroute it, preserving their own interests. Civilians frequently complain of unfairness in the distribution process, which favors Hamas-affiliated civilians and discriminates against Fatah supporters.


www.mfa.gov.il...

[edit on 2-7-2009 by jibeho]


It may be the hard way, but you cannot say its illegal. They did not obey the IDF, so what? It entered the waters of Gaza, you said so yourself. What's the fuss about? I bet if the news stations didn't spotlight this, we'd probably never see Cynthia and her peers again. Why anyone would expect humanitarians to obey Israel is beyond me, especially when they don't have to. There was nothing illegal about what was done, and that's the end of the discussion. I only wanted to understand where you were coming from with the idea that this was illegal, but now I see you think anything not in accordance with the IDF is illegal? Meh. Not surprising. You're assuming that we're all paranoid of Gaza.



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 09:02 AM
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In accordance with internationally recognized agreements between the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority[1], the territorial waters off the Gaza coast are under Israeli security control and responsibility. Therefore, foreign vessels will not be permitted to sail in this naval territory.



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 09:05 AM
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The legal way to help the innocent Palestinian citizens of Gaza :

During the Israeli operation in Gaza:
* 37,159 tons of humanitarian aid on 1503 trucks were transferred via the Kerem Shalom and Karni crossings (food, medication and medical supplies)
- Live video feed of the Kerem Shalom crossing into Gaza
* 1,535,750 liters of heavy duty diesel for the Gaza power station
* 234 tons of gas for domestic use
* 188,000 liters of diesel for UNRWA vehicles and needs
* 3,896 tons of grain, on 98 trucks were transferred via the Karni conveyor belt
* 20 ambulances were donated by the governments of Turkey and Jordan, and 10 ambulances transferred to the Gaza Strip by the ICRC in order to meet the needs of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society
* 449 dual nationals were evacuated via the Erez Crossing
* 68 chronically ill people and their escorts made their way from Gaza to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan
* 37 employees of international organizations and medical staff entered Gaza via the Erez Crossing
* A forward medical clinic was established at Erez by Magen David Adom * Numerous medical movements took place via Rafah, including at least 25 ambulances


You are quoting from Israel Ministry from Foreign Affairs???

The same govt that is denying any war crimes or atrocities in Gaza? The same govt that denies using white phosphorus on civilian population?

The same govt that was not content with the killing of Palestinians, that it had to slaughter all the animals in the Zoo as well to satisfy it lust for blood?

It would be comical if it was not so sickening and depraved.

Lets see what a more credible and impartial organization has to say about the legal way of sending aid to Gaza:


(Jerusalem) – Israel should urgently end its unlawful restrictions on desperately needed humanitarian aid and basic goods entering Gaza, Human Rights Watch said today. Security concerns do not justify overly broad limitations on the delivery of food, fuel, and other essential supplies.

Since the end of major military operations on January 18, 2009, Israel has continued to block the entry of significant amounts of food, fuel, cooking gas, and construction materials into Gaza, as well as access by aid workers.

The restrictions also violate Israel’s duty as an occupying power to safeguard the health and welfare of the occupied population, and amount to collective punishment against the civilian population, Human Rights Watch said.

Israel also rejected a water purification system donated by the government of France. According to Gaza’s water utility, as of February 16, 50,000 residents had no access to piped water, and an additional 100,000 receive water every seven to 10 days. Shipments of spare parts are needed before major repairs can be made, the utility said.

De-mining teams have been unable to destroy or isolate some unexploded Israeli weapons because Israel has denied entry for needed materials and equipment, OCHA reported on February 16.

According to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), 60 percent of the 200,000 schoolchildren attending its Gaza schools are without a full complement of textbooks because Israel has blocked shipments of paper needed to print the books. The UN agency said that Israel also blocked the material needed to make plastic bags for food distribution.

Israel also continues to restrict supplies of industrial diesel fuel used to generate electricity, keeping Gaza’s only power plant operating at two-thirds capacity and exacerbating Gaza’s already severe electricity shortage. Israel blocked all petrol, diesel, and cooking gas into Gaza between February 8 and 14, OCHA said. Electricity cuts contribute to widespread water access problems.
www.hrw.org...


That is why Cynthia McKinney is doing what she is doing.

Defying the real terrorist state of Israel in its relentless quest of brutal ethnic cleansing in Gaza. She and her supporters should be held in the highest of honours for their efforts in helping fellow human beings whilst forgoing their own safety and well being.

Extending a helping hand to those are suffering under one of the most oppressive and savage occupying regime this century. A regime that practices a form of aparthied that makes former white South Africans look like Martin Luther King groupies.

The vindictive mockery she has been receiving so far in this post, merely reflects the degenerate and decaying moralities of so called human beings in this tragic episode.



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 09:20 AM
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So far 312,030 tons of supplies have been delivered to Gaza in 2009. No telling how much of that was kept by Hamas. I don't have any figures on how much money has been channeled into the region.

You want to play the blame game and the your source is not as good as my source game then so be it. You can play those games with yourself. You will always end in a stalemate.

You want to blame someone, blame Hamas. The solution to the problem involves the release of Hamas control over the Palestinian people.

It is a futile effort as long as Hamas allows people to suffer by withholding supplies.



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 09:24 AM
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Originally posted by A Conscience
That is why Cynthia McKinney is doing what she is doing.

No. THIS is why McKinney is doing what she is doing -

ADL.ORG

more information

She's an angry, loud mouthed, anti-jewish, FORMER politician, who craves
the spotlight and who wants to make a comeback.


Defying the real terrorist state of Israel in its relentless quest of brutal ethnic cleansing in Gaza.

Israel is a nuclear country.
If they wanted to 'ethnically cleanse' an area they could easily do so.



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 09:57 AM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan

Originally posted by A Conscience
That is why Cynthia McKinney is doing what she is doing.

No. THIS is why McKinney is doing what she is doing -

ADL.ORG

more information

She's an angry, loud mouthed, anti-jewish, FORMER politician, who craves
the spotlight and who wants to make a comeback.


Defying the real terrorist state of Israel in its relentless quest of brutal ethnic cleansing in Gaza.

Israel is a nuclear country.
If they wanted to 'ethnically cleanse' an area they could easily do so.



She's an angry, loud mouthed, anti-jewish, FORMER politician, who craves
the spotlight and who wants to make a comeback.


I could pick out and point out all kinds of things I want to be wrong with every human being if I knew them and hated them. I could do that with you if I chose to. Nobody's buying it. Deal with it. I've never seen humanitarian aid been so refuted and rejected in the world, oh wait -- just turn on the television and watch Israel's ethnic cleansing, then come on ATS and read inhuman comments suggested genocide of the Gazans. Nobody's buying it. Deal with it.

About her being "anti-Jewish", First, you don't have proof of that, and what happened to the anti-Semtic card, oh you read ziomania.com... ? And, The majority of Americans are anti-Jewish, so what's your point? There's a thing called freedom, freedom of mind, belief, and speech -- its the American way. Deal with it.


Israel is a nuclear country.
If they wanted to 'ethnically cleanse' an area they could easily do so.


There's overwhelming evidence of their ethnic cleansing. Your belief that Israel does not ethnically cleanse is a minority belief, meaning only a few people share those sentiments (usually, only the Jews). So You can preach all day but it doesn't make a difference. Go back in your corner. We know what's going on. Deal with it.

About nukes, so does Iran, North Korea, and every other nation with their own interests -- sooo, what's your point?



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 01:04 PM
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Originally posted by ElloAll
Nobody's buying it.

Actually, most Americans don't buy McKinney pretending to be alturistic.


Deal with it.

Actually, it looks like YOU aren't dealing with the facts about McKinney.


About her being "anti-Jewish", First, you don't have proof of that,

Already posted some. Go back and read the links.
She and Mel Gibson would get along great.


oh you read ziomania.com... ?

LIAR. I never heard of it until someone posted it yesterday.
And my one response to that seeing site was this .... 'it's a strange site'



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 01:32 PM
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Fact: Israel is a sovereign nation.

Fact: A blockade is an act of sovereignty.

Fact: Neutral parties are legally obligated to abide by this act of sovereignty.

Those are all indisputable facts. Arguing against them because you personally disagree with the legal concept, while within the posters rights, is ineffective and a waste of everyone's time.

I suggest that some of us do a bit more research on the matter.

Here is a good place to start:

legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com...

Here is an excerpt:



BLOCKADE, international law. The actual investment of a port or place by a hostile force fully competent to cut off all communication therewith, so arranged or disposed as to be able to apply its force to every point of practicable access or approach to the port or place so invested. 2. It is proper here to consider, 1. by what authority a blockade can be established; 2. what force is sufficient to constitute a blockade; 3. the consequences of a violation of the blockade. 3. - 1. Natural sovereignty confers the right of declaring war, and the right which nations at war have of destroying or capturing each other's citizens, subjects or goods, imposes on neutral nations the obligation not to interfere with the exercise of this right within the rules prescribed by the law of nations. A declaration of a siege or blockade is an act of sovereignty, 1 Rob. Rep. 146; but a direct declaration by the sovereign authority of the besieging belligerent is not always requisite; particularly when the blockade is on a distant station; for its officers may have power, either expressly or by implication, to institute such siege or blockade. 6 Rob. R. 367.



[edit on 2-7-2009 by Night Watchman]



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 01:43 PM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan

Originally posted by ElloAll
Nobody's buying it.

Actually, most Americans don't buy McKinney pretending to be alturistic.


Deal with it.

Actually, it looks like YOU aren't dealing with the facts about McKinney.


About her being "anti-Jewish", First, you don't have proof of that,

Already posted some. Go back and read the links.
She and Mel Gibson would get along great.


oh you read ziomania.com... ?

LIAR. I never heard of it until someone posted it yesterday.
And my one response to that seeing site was this .... 'it's a strange site'



Actually, most Americans don't buy McKinney pretending to be alturistic.


And the thing is, they don't have to. As long as they're against Israel for its atrocities. Look around on ATS, Americans are not as gullible, and they see the Israelis for what they are. This is not about McKinney's character, which you are at no liberty to judge. This is about her wonderful work of humanity, which you hate -- because its actually helping the Gazans. Deal with it and get over your hate for those people.


Actually, it looks like YOU aren't dealing with the facts about McKinney.


What facts are you talking about? And why should I care? What she does is her business, but her marvellous act of humanitarian work is plausible. Where's your humanitarian acts? Oh wait.



Already posted some. Go back and read the links.
She and Mel Gibson would get along great.


I didn't see it -- and it wouldn't matter one bit.
This is not about McKinney's personal life nor character.
This thread isn't about Mel Gibson either.
You should adhere to the T&C like you preach.


LIAR. I never heard of it until someone posted it yesterday.
And my one response to that seeing site was this .... 'it's a strange site'

Who are you shouting liar too? I simply asked if you have ever seen the site before.
Take your valium and calm down. And if you were referring to the website as "liar",
nothing untrue was said on that site. Read it again and deal with it. Peace.

And, you made it perfectly clear everything and anything that doesn't suscribe
to your lifestyle is "strange". There is a word for that, it's called bigot.

big⋅ot
  /ˈbɪgət/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [big-uht] Show IPA
Use bigot in a Sentence
–noun
a person who is utterly intolerant of any differing creed, belief, or opinion.

[edit on 2-7-2009 by ElloAll]



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 05:42 PM
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First of all the coastal waters of Gaza is Palestinian territory and Israel has no legal rights under international law to police it.

Secondly how can we take your comments seriously when you link in a government site from the zionist state?

Currently, this same terror state has kidnapped the Nobel Laureate and former US representative, Cynthia McKinney.




posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 05:49 PM
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This is very upsetting and disconcerting, I am besides myself with worry fear and anger,

I hope they don't use torture.

Write your congress men and women,

Free Cynthia

Free Cynthia.

What is the world coming to ?

Tell Israel to Free Humanitarian Workers Aboard Free Gaza Boat!
salsa.democracyinaction.org...





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