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MV Rachel Corrie being boarded NOW

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posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 02:31 AM
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CNNI just stated that Israeli commandos are ready and waiting to board the Rachel Corrie.

[edit on 5/6/2010 by Chamberf=6]




posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 02:37 AM
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Originally posted by LittleSecret

Look at it this way, Hamas weapons compared to the Israeli weapon is umm how can I put this, fire works.



yes indeed. its really too bad that the palestinians arent able to arm themselves and fight on a level playing field.

its really too bad that your more affluent brothers in the middle east are pleasuring themselves with exotic cars, island building, and turning a blind eye to your plight


isnt there a jihad for that sort of behaviour?

man if i was an afghani jihadist living in a cave with little food, and only rags for clothes and my trusty ak...id be pissed LOL



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 02:38 AM
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freegazaorg.Israeli army: Ship has to directly handle all she carries to the Israeli army in Ashdod Port or we will use force (from source listening) less than 20 seconds ago via web



freegazaorg.Israeli spokesperson confirms they had three contacts to contact the RC to take it to Ashdod, the RC said they refuse to go to Ashdod half a minute ago via web



Rachel Corrie has rejected IDF Navy request to dock at Ashdod Port for 3rd time" It appears that the IDF has not yet tried to stop the boat, but there seems to be a dialogue between them and the Rachel Corrie.


[edit on 5-6-2010 by RVD420]



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 02:46 AM
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as somebody mentioned
this could get interesting
if there are Turkish Warships
and a submarine in the area.



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 02:48 AM
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Originally posted by RVD420
There's a rumor that Turkish war ships are in the area. I doubt it.


I hate that it looks like we are getting our updates from Twitter of all places, but I guess any word we can get is a boon. There were similar rumors of Turkish Military intervention during the last flotilla incident but there was no source or official word from anyone at the time.
This is history in progress, let's hope we're not telling our grandchildren we saw the events unfolding that actually started the great war of our time. A peaceful resolution and a new awakening to human equality would make for much better recollection of these events, but given the tragic history of our species, particularly with this reigon, it has the potential to spiral out of control very quickly. Peace is so fragile here, and so easily broken, let's hope they handle it gently today.



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 02:54 AM
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I'm following along right now on three middle eastern news channels and a couple of chats devoted to this issue. Right now it's been nothing more than whispers that the Turkish warships in the area. I get the impression it's a rumor being spread by people frustrated with Israel. The general feeling is Turkey is trying to avoid this mess and will only militarily protect it's own ships and people.


Update: The Rachel Corrie is now ~28 miles from shore, have rejected 3 requests from IDF navy to dock @ Ashdod Port



AJ Arabic reports Rachel Corrie steaming ahead in defiance




[edit on 5-6-2010 by RVD420]



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 03:03 AM
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twitter
So far, peace activists have refused to go to Ashdod. Israeli navy preparing to violently stop them if necessary. #Flotilla 14 minutes ago via web

twitter.com...



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 03:05 AM
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presstv "turkish will send ships to support next convoy"



Turkey's PM wants to visit Gaza



rumors of Rachel Corrie inviting UN on-board



Rumor: its taking the RC so long to arrive because Israeli gun boats circling RC trying to get it to ram them


[edit on 5-6-2010 by RVD420]



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 03:07 AM
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On twitter:



Israel claims NO RESPONSE AT ALL FROM #RACHELCORRIE....#Gaza #Flotilla




The #RachelCorry has been giving the MIGHTY Israeli Navy the run around now for about 5 Hours...#Gaza #Flotilla


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posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 03:15 AM
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GazaUnderSiege 1. Al-Jazeera: Rachel Corrie is sailing 2 Gaza still. Israeli navy hasn't attempted 2 drag it to ashdod yet [via @amirahoweidy] 4 minutes ago via Echofon


Does it take three hours to cross 15-35 nautical miles at 9 kts?



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 03:18 AM
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No it doesn't... I'm afraid the lack of new info means the story's in the dark room.. They are currently developing their story to give us. Can't work PR on the fly for things like this.



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 03:21 AM
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...So that could lead us to a few conclusions, and none of them good. I didn't realize I've been watching this develop for almost four hours now until I just looked up at the clock on one of my computers. Crazy. I wonder what the "official" story is going to be.



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 03:30 AM
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Personally my money is on "nothing happened." MSM devoting 3 seconds to the news downplaying the fact that all hell almost broke loose.. again.. 3 different versions of events opposing the 4th Israeli official release.

All this and we'll know as much as we all did 5 hours ago.



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 03:32 AM
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According to my calculations it should take 2.75977922 hours.

That is 46,3 km at 16.66800 kmph.
46,3 kilometers is 25 nautical miles, 15 + 35 = 50 / 2 = 25.



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 03:37 AM
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God speed, Rachel Corrie.

Her spirit lives on. Israel, let her people go.



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 03:37 AM
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Thank you my good man.
Using your math the RC assuming it's going at it's full 9 kts should've shown up about half an hour ago.



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 03:44 AM
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Originally posted by RVD420

GazaUnderSiege 1. Al-Jazeera: Rachel Corrie is sailing 2 Gaza still. Israeli navy hasn't attempted 2 drag it to ashdod yet [via @amirahoweidy] 4 minutes ago via Echofon


Does it take three hours to cross 15-35 nautical miles at 9 kts?


if it is being circled by the israeli navy trying to get it to ram it, i would assume it would take a lot longer.


i wish the mainstream media would send helicopters to follow its progress considering how much attention it is getting.



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 03:45 AM
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What are you guys expecting to happen???

From what I read the crew of the RC will not do anything if boarded, which sends the right message. So, obviously Isreal knows about this, so why have they not boarded this ship?

Is Israel too afraid to board this ship? Or is Israel waiting for something to happen which would justify action?

Either way... the situation over there is just escalating and these missions of "peace" aren't helping. If they were really serious about things... why not start a armada of peace(with the right backing and clearance) and really scare the sh*t out of Israel.



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 03:45 AM
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No problem
I don't even know if I should trust my math right now but I just took a stab at it

New update from IDF, 4th request turned down:

Update the Rachel Corrie has now rejected 4th request by IDF Navy to dock @ Ashdod Port, transfer aid by land. Ship not boarded. 3 minutes ago via web



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 03:51 AM
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Originally posted by EGO84
Either way... the situation over there is just escalating and these missions of "peace" aren't helping.


it is the 4th most popular tweet right now, as far as the aid mission is concerned it may not get there, but most importantly, the world gets to see what is going on over there and provides much needed press to the crisis



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