Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Mixed Nuts of the Free Gaza Group of Activists -The Left's Bump in Obama's Ascendant Foreign Policy

Israelis, God Bless Them All, are fighting back at the Hamas thugs who have showered rockets onto schools, synogogues, churches, markets, and homes in Isreal and the Lefties around the globe are beefing. That's what they do. Take the contrary view to world truth, make a pain-in-the-ass of yourself on a global scale and get nominated for the Nobel Prize.

Israel is taking the proper course and naturally anti-Semitic Leftists seize the day.

Gaza will be a huge nail popping up from the soles of President Elect Obama's Florsheims.

President elect Obama may wish that John McCain had won . . .after the Ball is over on January 20th, 2009.

He may wish that he was runner-up; maybe not.

It appears the assorted nuts of planet earth - earnest world warriors offering Hegelian contrarian press statements about world events and boarding yachts to 'make a statement' against Israel will push President elect Obama to make a stand on American Foreign Policy. The Free Gaza Group will be invited on Bill Maher, MSNBC, NPR, and other lefty outlets for sober, hushed, earnest and eye-ball spinning anger.

No one's eye-balls spin like Green Party POTUS Candidate and former Congressman Cynthia McKinney - the turnstile jumper of the U.S. Congress.

Cynthia, according to Drudge Report, and a whole boatload of earnest activists like herself had their yacht rammed by the Israeli Navy as they attempted to cargo humanitarian aid to Gaza - the Hamas rocket launching paradise and cause celeb deep thinkers and trendy Nobel Prize wannbees. Here is the Free Gaza Group:

Mission Statement
We want to break the siege of Gaza. We want to raise international awareness about the prison-like closure of the Gaza Strip and pressure the international community to review its sanctions policy and end its support for continued Israeli occupation. We want to uphold Palestine's right to welcome internationals as visitors, human rights observers, humanitarian aid workers, journalists, or otherwise.

Who are we?
We are these human rights observers, aid workers, and journalists. We have years of experience volunteering in Gaza and the West Bank at the invitation of Palestinians. But now, because of the increasing stranglehold of Israel's illegal occupation of Palestine, many of us find it almost impossible to enter Gaza, and an increasing number have been refused entry to Israel and the West Bank as well. Despite the great need for our work, the Israeli Government will not allow us in to do it.

We are of all ages and backgrounds. Back home, we are teachers, doctors, nurses, engineers, truck drivers, youth workers, musicians, secretaries, parents, grandparents, lawyers, students, activists, actors, playwrights, politicians, web designers, authors, international training consultants, and we even include a former Hollywood film industry worker, a former Marine, an aviator, and an explorer. We are Italian, Irish, Canadian, Greek, Tunisian, German, Australian, American, English, Scottish, Danish, Israeli, and Palestinian.
( emphasis my own)

A veritable rainbow! An unemployed Hollywood Swinger! There are no Former Marines - ask any Marine. An Explorer???? Well you also have in your bag of assorted nuts the most thoroughly documented lunatic in the US Congress since Gus Savage - La Belle McKinney!

McKinney called on President-elect Obama to address the Gaza crisis, saying the weapons being used by Israel were supplied by the United States.

McKinney denied that the incident was an accident. “What the Israelis are saying is outright disinformation,” she said. “What happened to us last night was a direct threat to our mission, but not our cause.”

Palmor called those allegations “absurd.”

“There is no intention on the part of the Israeli navy to ram anybody,” Palmor said.

In a press release, the Free Gaza movement stated, “Contrary to international maritime law, the Israelis are actively preventing the Dignity from approaching Gaza or finding safe haven in either Egypt or Lebanon. Instead, the Israeli navy is demanding that the Dignity return to Cyprus — despite the fact that the ship does not carry enough fuel to do so.”

McKinney is a high-profile member of a boatload of activists that set sail Monday from Cyprus to deliver medicine to war-torn Gaza.

'Who made this Shrimp Platter? These are frozen! I Said fresh! I'll busta cap in your ass! Why is this boat rocking???'

An Irish Activist Caomhe Butterly has been all over the globe activating: New York Homeless, Mexican Zapatistas, Isreal Bashing and deploring American efforts in Iraq from the get-go! Ms. Butterly was even shot in the thigh during one of her earnest visits to Gaza by IFD soldiers.

In 2003, before The Surge and long before Iraqis could once again drink clean water, vote and go the market, Ms. Butterly fulminated against American Fascism:

"They are sick. They are deeply, deeply sick. Tell the Americans we don't believe in this freedom" says an elderly man. His comment is one of the many of the crowd that surround us yelling their pain and anger--demanding an explanation, a response--"why?" "why do they insist on continuing to massacre our people--how much more blood do they want?" "show them, show the world, tell them the truth."

Later, we move on, to the school occupied by the American military for the past week. It is here that - we are told--a non violent orderly demonstration to the school took place last night. All those interviewed, all those crowded outside the school now insist that the official version is false. They gathered peacefully, and marched peacefully, past the mosque through a residential area to the barbed wire coils that surround the occupied school.

The American troops as we arrive, are packing up. This is not a media stunt--the media have come and gone--a constant traffic, all day, through the hospital. Pictures taken, grief and loss encapsulated into palatable sound bites. This withdrawal is tactical. The public relations campaign of a benign occupation will be difficult to maintain if there is follow-up to this particular massacre. If there are charges pressed by the families, by the brothers who were hit by stray bullets inside their house. If there is investigation into the legitimacy of the official army version of events. It will become d! difficult, if there can be, in Falluja, a focal center for people's anger and frustration, an occupied school, snipers pointing guns at people entering and exited the mosque. It is easier for everyone, if the soldiers slip off into the night, avoiding the scrutiny, the fixed eye of accountability, which must be a factor in any "liberated" "democratic" country. So they do, slip off into the night--and, not recognizing us as their armoured cars and trucks pass our car on a dark highway to Baghdad, American soldiers pump their fists into the air for our cameras, giving us the victory sign.

Liberation--an ephemeral, passing phenomena has come and gone in Falluja. It came, sat uncomfortably for a week--without translators, cultural or historical sensibility, brought a temporary horde of journalists to record its only lasting impression on a community; that of violence, and pain, and loss; and left. Falluja, we are told lat! er via a news report by a BBC reporter, has always been "anti Amer ican". This should, and will, nullify or qualm any murmurings of distrust abroad as to what lies ahead.

Caoimhe Butterly is an Irish human rights activist, currently living in Baghdad with Voices in the Wilderness. She spent a year in Jenin, Palestine, and since her deportation in Dec. 2002, has been campaigning full-time in Ireland and the UK, giving over 70 talks on Palestine and Jenin. She is in Iraq indefinitely, and can be reached through: info@vitw.org

President Elect Obama will face moral and political back-blow from the trendy loudmouths who helped elect him -God Help the Man.I will venture to say that the Gaza Group and the media morons will attempt to paint President Obama as Bush III by President's Day 2009. When you get into a crowded boat, make sure you look to see just how fast your fellow occupants' eyes are spinning. If Cynthia McKinney's broad beam occupies any lumber on the craft - take the next boat, Mr. President!


Anonymous said...

Your buddy Chris Fogarty is pro-Palestinian and anti-Israeli.

There is a longtime IRA/Palestinian connection.

Maybe you paint with a too broad brush and look to your own bloodline.

pathickey said...
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pathickey said...

I am proud to number Chris Fogarty as a friend. Though I happen to be Pro-Isreal, as was IRA Chief of Staff Sean Mac Stiophan and Amnesty International Founder Sean MacBride, there is room to differ with honest men and women on points of principle.

I save my 18" gauge roller for the phonies, hacks and opportunists.

السلام عليكم) a chara!


Anonymous said...

News from the Latin Patriarchate

Statement by the Patriarchs and Heads
of the Churches in Jerusalem
On the current devastating situation in Gaza
We, the Patriarchs, Bishops and the Heads of Christian Churches in Jerusalem, follow with deep concern, regret, and shock the war currently raging in the Gaza Strip and the subsequent destruction, murder and bloodshed, especially at a time when we celebrate Christmas, the birth of the King of love and peace.

As we express our deep sorrow at the renewed cycle of violence between Israelis and Palestinians and the continued absence of peace in our Holy Land, we denounce the ongoing hostilities in the Gaza Strip and all forms of violence and killings from all parties. We believe that the continuation of this bloodshed and violence will not lead to peace and justice but breed more hatred and hostility – and thus continued confrontation between the two peoples.

Accordingly, we call upon all officials of both parties to the conflict to return to their senses and refrain from all violent acts, which only bring destruction and tragedy, and urge them instead to work to resolve their differences through peaceful and non-violent means.

We also call upon the international community to fulfill its responsibilities and intervene immediately and actively stop the bloodshed and end all forms of confrontation; to work hard and strong to put an end to the current confrontation and remove the causes of conflict between the two peoples; and to finally resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a just and comprehensive solution based on international resolutions.

To the various Palestinian factions we say: It is time to end your division and settle your differences. We call on all factions at this particular time to put the interests of the Palestinian people above personal and factional interests and to move immediately toward national comprehensive reconciliation and use all non-violent means to achieve a just and comprehensive peace in the region.

Finally, we raise our prayers to the Child in the manger to inspire the authorities and decision makers on both sides, the Israelis and Palestinians, for immediate action to end the current tragic situation in the Gaza Strip. We pray for the victims, the wounded and the broken-hearted. May the Lord God Almighty grant all those who have lost loved ones consolation and patience. We pray for all those living in panic and fear, that God may bless them with calm, tranquility and true peace.

We call on all to observe next Sunday, January 4, as a day for justice and peace in the land of peace.
+ Patriarch Theophilos III, Greek Orthodox Patriarchate
+ Patriarch Fuad Twal, Latin Patriarchate.
+ Patriarch Torkom II, Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate.
Fr. Pier Battista Pizzaballa, ofm, Custody of the Holy Land
+ Anba Abraham, Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate.
+ Archbishop Swerios Malki Mourad, Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate.
+ Abune Matthias, Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarchate
+ Archbishop Paul Nabil Sayyah, Maronite Patriarchal Exarchate.
+ Bishop Suheil Dawani, Episcopal Church of Jerusalem & the Middle East.
+ Bishop Munib Younan, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan & the Holy Land.
+ Bishop Pierre Malki, Syrian Catholic Patriarchal Exarchate
+ Bishop Youssef Zre’i, Greek Catholic Patriarchal Exarchate.
Fr. Raphael Minassian, Armenian Catholic Patriarchal Exarchate

Jerusalem on 30 December 2008