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December 31, 2008

Cynthia McKinney Boat Rammed By Israeli Navy ~ LOL

Cynthia McKinney is aboard the yacht Dignity,

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December 29/08

McKinney relief boat hit by Israeli ship

Atlantic Journal


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Monday, December 29, 2008

Former Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, standing beside a damaged yacht, Tuesday accused the Israeli navy of ramming the vessel to halt the delivery of medical supplies to the embattled Gaza Strip.

“Our mission was a peaceful mission,” McKinney told CNN after she and 15 others aboard the boat made it safely to the harbor in the Lebanese seaport of Tyre.

McKinney, the recent Green Party candidate for U.S. president and frequent center of controversy, is the most prominent political figure to join the relief voyages sponsored by the Free Gaza Movement.

McKinney was slated to travel by car to Beirut where she was expected to conducted media interviews and meet with Lebanese government officials, said Paul Larudee, a co-founder of the California-based Free Gaza group.

Larudee said the organization was determined to continue the relief mission, the sixth such trip to Gaza and the first to be interrupted.

“We’re going to get it repaired,” Larudee said of the “Dignity,” the cabin cruiser which he said sustained damage to the hull, the bridge and the engine room.
A U.S. State Department spokesman said Tuesday that U.S. diplomats had issued no protests to Israeli authorities. “When you enter a zone of conflict, then you have to realize that it’s very, very dangerous,” the spokesman told reporters.

Later, State Department spokesman Noel Clay said “there were no injuries, that we’re aware of at the moment” and that “to my knowledge, consular officials have not been in contact with the American who was aboard the ship.”

McKinney was the sole American on board.

A spokesman for the Israeli Embassy in Washington described the incident as an accidental “collision” after the aid vessel drew near to an Israeli military craft and was warned away.

“The boat came very close, we called the ship to basically to turn around, we informed the ship that they wouldn’t be allowed to enter Gaza,” said the embassy spokesman, Jonathan Peled. “The ship wasn’t rammed, that definitely wasn’t the idea.”
The Israeli naval craft did, however, prevent the aid ship from landing in Gaza, he said in a telephone interview. “We see all these ships as pure propaganda, they have journalists on them and all kinds of other people who are coming basically to provoke.”

He said the intention was not to deny humanitarian aid to Gaza. In fact, he said, aid arrived there on Tuesday from Turkey, Qatar and Jordan.

“We receive all aid and let it enter Gaza properly so that we can make sure that it’s only humanitarian aid and they’re not smuggling people and weapons and explosives into Gaza,” Peled said.

He said Israeli military craft offered assistance to the aid vessel before escorting it toward Lebanese waters.

“They said that the didn’t need any assistance,” he said. “It passed peacefully, apparently no damage, no wounded, no nothing, but a slight collision.”

In a news release, the Free Gaza group offered a conflicting version of the incident. The Israeli gunboats “gave us no warning” and “rammed us three times,” said Caoimhe Butterly, who was aboard the aid ship.

“We began taking on water and, for a few minutes, we all feared for our lives,” she said of the early morning incident.

Larudee said the Dignity’s bilge pumps worked well enough for the boat to sail to a safe harbor in Lebanon. The boat had shipped out of Cyprus Monday en route to Gaza.

McKinney’s father, former Georgia state Rep. Billy McKinney, said in a phone interview Tuesday that he had a brief conversation with his daughter as she was heading toward Beirut.

“I’m really relieved, but I’m not totally relieved because she’s still in the Middle East,” he said, adding that he expected her to continue her journey.

“She’s a determined woman,” he said. “This isn’t the first civil right and human rights mission that she’s been on.”

McKinney said his daughter had traveled to Cuba a few weeks ago and was “very well received” by President Raul Castro and that she had recently tried to visit Syria but had been turned away when she attempted to board the flight.

Wild Thing's comment........

OH my gosh! LOL I’d love to see the look on McKinney’s face as she saw that the Israeli patrol boat was gonna ram the boat she was sitting in.


Posted by Wild Thing at December 31, 2008 05:48 AM


I agree. I also would have liked to have seen their faces. If this was a "private" humanitarian mission they should not have been there and I for one give kudo's to Israel.

Posted by: Bob A at December 31, 2008 07:19 AM

Doesn't this border on treason? "Keel Haul" her!

Posted by: Steve Gaston at December 31, 2008 08:16 AM

"McKinney was the sole American on board" !!!

Why is the The Atlanta Journal-Constipation not reporting the demise of this treacherous, treasonous bitch?
That's right, she has the pro Communist, pro Muslim, media umbrella to give aid and comfort to our enemies. She will probably get a presidential award and medals for this from Halfrican O Vomit.

She is too stupid to be even categorized as part of the United States citizenry, bar her return and deport her to Gaza along with Carter.

Posted by: Jack at December 31, 2008 08:28 AM

Cynthia McKinney is a true nut case. Her warped mind lives for attention so she will do anything for it. In her limited mind she thinks she is important. It makes you wonder about the community that elected her to Congress several times. Even they got tired of her finally and elected someone else.

Posted by: TomR at December 31, 2008 10:09 AM

I'd have preferred that the Israeli Navy would have fired a torpedo at her big fat black commie ass.

Posted by: cuchieddie at December 31, 2008 10:32 AM

Best blog post title for this yet has to be, "Ship of Fools." The irony doesn't get any better than that!

"McKinney said his daughter had traveled to Cuba a few weeks ago and was “very well received” by President Raul Castro." What - has something changed since I've been living abroad that it is okay to visit Cuba, now?

Throw this bat$hit crazy loon in jail! Or, like Jack says, "bar her return and deport her to Gaza along with Carter."

Posted by: BT in SA at December 31, 2008 11:35 AM

I read where this group is now claiming they were rammed by the Israeli Navy. Personally I thing they should have sunk that skow and shot the survivors.

Posted by: Mark at December 31, 2008 11:59 AM

Cynthia McKinney (from Georgia) following in the footsteps of Jimmy Carter (also from Georgia) are a perfect pair of traitors and ambassadors of hate. It must be something Democrats drink or eat. Peanuts perhaps?

Israel should have let McKinney land in Gaza and if she just happened to be where a missile hit, then Oooooops!

Posted by: Les at December 31, 2008 04:39 PM

Hi BT,
That hit the spot.
Bob A.

Posted by: Bob A at December 31, 2008 05:15 PM

I see that Looney Tunes is back, eh? Shame her boat / YACHT wasn't sunk! Merry Kwanzaa?
- CSS Hunley 1863 / 2008!!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at December 31, 2008 05:25 PM

Bob A., I agree, good for Israel.

They can't fight a war and be worried about these muslim terrorist loving jerks getting in the way.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 31, 2008 06:24 PM

Steve Gaston,......DITTO.

""Keel Haul" her!"

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 31, 2008 06:26 PM

Jack, I would love for this to happen......YES

"bar her return and deport her to Gaza along with Carter."

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 31, 2008 06:28 PM

Tom, hahahaah yes, they finally had enough of her. She is insane.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 31, 2008 06:29 PM

cuchieddie, that is what they should have done. It would not bother me at all.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 31, 2008 06:31 PM

BT in SA, LMAO oh my gosh that is perfect. Yessss that is the perfect name for this. Thanks for sharing about that. hahahahahaaha

Yes I don't understand the Cuba thing, they are letting some people there, all good communists like Sean Penn, M. Moore and others.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 31, 2008 06:35 PM

Mark, that would have been great to read they had skunk it and I would go for the other you said too.

Those people are nothing but trouble and treasonous to any good cause or war for the good guys fighting to win. They get in the way, cause troops harm by getting in the way, all kinds of things.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 31, 2008 06:38 PM

Les, that is funny. hahhahaa

" peanuts perhaps" giggle...

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 31, 2008 06:45 PM

Darth, yes she back. hahaha I wish she would fade away...far far away and never come back.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 31, 2008 06:48 PM

I find it kind of Funny the wrecked yacht is named the "Dignity."

Posted by: JohnE PFC U.S. Army at December 31, 2008 09:00 PM

JohnE PFC U.S. Army, your right, LOL so do I, good point. That is just so weird. hahhahaa

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 1, 2009 07:23 AM