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Flotilla Delayed But En Route To Gaza

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posted on May, 26 2010 @ 09:13 AM
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Flotilla Delayed But En Route To Gaza


www.presstv.com

The Turkish passenger ferry which departed Istanbul with humanitarian aid for the people of Gaza has docked in Antalya to wait for other partner ships.

The vessel is part of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla convoy which will carry humanitarian aid from 50 different countries.

Nine ships from Turkey, Ireland, Britain, Sweden, Algeria, Bahrain and Greece will take 10,000 tons of construction material, medical equipment and school supplies, as well as around 750 activists to Gaza.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on May, 26 2010 @ 09:13 AM
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News for those who are watching this closely.

First info was that aid fleet will close Gaza in wednesday evening Israels time, but this delay will change this timeline.

Seems its not clear when they will try to brake blockade, but I think this means something like 24 hours delay and fleet will move to Gaza thursday-friday.

When someone gets more info, please post it immediately. I will keep also my eyes on this - which easily can come historical turningpoint in tense Middle East.

www.presstv.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 09:16 AM
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Its going to be quite an incident if these ships dont make it to Gaza in tact



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 09:19 AM
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They won't make it. Israel will try and turn them back and god help them if they try and run the blockade.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 09:22 AM
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I am deeply bothered by the timing of the South Korean report, this one, the report of AA fire against Isreali jets.. all in all we seem to be in a downward spiral..

As much as I commend those who are trying to bring aid to those that need it.. it almost appears to me as their efforts might get lost in the ether as the other events unfold.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 09:25 AM
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This operation will fuel tensions maybe to the edge... No matter what happens, Israel cant hide their stance anymore. I think debate is what people are really after there and Turkey is the key player in there.

( No mention about delay in this latest AFP article )

Israel calls Gaza blockade-busting ships a provocation
www.google.com...



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 09:27 AM
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AA Fire - shot today - where? What you mean by that? (link, please!)



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 09:30 AM
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Hi JanusFin.

The link below is from Marmitenews Posted on Vitchilo's thread Israel about to go into Lebanon/Strike Iran

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The Lebanese army on Wednesday opened anti-aircraft fire at Israeli warplanes overflying Shebaa, the National News Agency reported. It said the Israeli fighter jets came under the anti-aircraft fire at 11:30 am after violating Lebanese airspace.
The warplanes later headed southwards, NNA added.




[edit on 26/5/10 by thoughtsfull]



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 09:34 AM
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Gaza bombed last night and Lebanese army shooting Israeli planes same morning --- All Israeli citizens in bunkers at very same moment when this was occured... Really this is true prewar situation now.

Thanks from link. See you all later - have to catch with some works now.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 09:40 AM
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Originally posted by JanusFIN
reply to post by thoughtsfull
 

Gaza bombed last night and Lebanese army shooting Israeli planes same morning --- All Israeli citizens in bunkers at very same moment when this was occured... Really this is true prewar situation now.

Thanks from link. See you all later - have to catch with some works now.


Your always welcome...

This is why I worry about the Flotilla being lost in the ether (so to speak) if current events escalate further the flotilla might get caught in between a rock and a hard place.. and the sympathies they might have banked on coming from the MSM, might be shifted to other priorites...



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 10:10 AM
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I think the flotilla is a great idea.... but they have to be 110% dedicated to busting Israels illegal blockade regardless of what Israel threatens them with... no matter what cowardly governments start waving the white flags and calling their ships home.

If Israel wants to blow up ships of peace... I say we should let them. We should give them all the rope they need to tie a noose firmly around their own necks and hang themselves.

Israel whinge about world opinion of them being at an all time low now. Just go ahead and blow up those ships Israel. We dare you!

IRM



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 10:35 AM
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they really should take a armed escort

anyhow these countries have balls, and good luck to them



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 10:52 AM
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Israel, are you stupid? You are really going to detain citizens from Turkey, Ireland, Britain, Sweden, Algeria, Bahrain and Greece some of which are your allies?

Just remember, you reap what you sow....



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 10:52 AM
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I dont understand why this aid cant get into Gaza from Egypt. There is a comon border between those 2 areas. Does Egypt not allow any aid to Gaza either????



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 11:08 AM
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I wish they'd change their name to something that doesn't have 'Flotilla' in it.

I thought someone's navy was en route. Almost crapped my pants.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 02:48 PM
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Delay is 24 hours like I assumed...


We were due to depart from Antalya on the flagship of the flotilla on Tuesday, May 25, but as with all other carefully crafted plans, we are having to revise our schedule. The boats setting sail from Greece have been delayed and as we all need to travel in a group we need to extend our patience for a further 24 hours before setting sail. Irrespective of when we get under way, one thing that has transpired between each and every one of us who intends to join the Flotilla is that our will-power is ready to match Israel's military might.

gulfnews.com...

- So this means, they are setting sails thursday morning and arriving to coast of Israel in late evening / night same day. Friday morning Israeli time is the Gaza in sight then... Lets see!

This is going to be BIG media event - no question about that anymore.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 03:45 PM
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Can you say international incident :


Government tells IDF: Don't let convoy of aid ships reach coast of Gaza (Haaretz)





posted on May, 28 2010 @ 05:29 PM
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Looks like we have another delay - So saturday morning Israel time is delayed and I think another 24 hours is ahead... Sunday then?

Freedom Flotilla delayed but undaunted

Israeli threats and technical glitches have forced a delay in the Freedom Flotilla, a multinational relief mission heading for the Gaza Strip.

The flotilla, which is currently off the coast of Cyprus, consists of nine vessels from Turkey, Ireland, Britain, and Greece.

The approximately 750 activists of the Freedom Flotilla, who intend to break the siege of Gaza, are carrying around 10,000 tons of construction material, medical equipment, and school supplies.

Israeli officials have said the relief effort will be blocked.

www.presstv.com...

Israel Navy prepares to counter aid convoy despite reports of delay
www.haaretz.com...



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 05:37 PM
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Israel, with threats alone, managed to delay nine countries?

Is there anyway for this to end well? I can't imagine, nor recall, a time when Israel simply bluffed. Rather, unfortunately, they pretty much follow threats with action.

Anybody have incidents on hand as to when Israel merely blew smoke and then retreated?



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 08:24 PM
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They were also denied port in Crete as well. Looks like thier little flotilla isnt going as well as planned. Israel isnt the only country that is denying them port. Hmmmm.



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