Friday, July 3, 2009

Cynthia McKinney Saves The Day

Politics has been a little slow the last couple of days. Congress went on their 4th of July vacation 2 weeks ago and even Obama is taking a little bit of break from destroying the country for the weekend.

Never fear though, things are never boring when former Georgia Representative Cynthia McKinney is on leave from the mental institution.

Cynthia McKinney Remains Imprisoned in Israel After Gaza-Bound Boat Is Seized

Former U.S. lawmaker and Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney and several other human rights activists remained in an Israeli prison Thursday after refusing to sign a deportation form that they claim is self-incriminating.

In a press release from the Green Party, McKinney said the form states that the Spirit of Humanity, a Greek-flagged relief boat carrying 21 activists, medical supplies, cement, olive trees and children's toys en route to Gaza, was violating the Israeli blockade and trespassing the country's territorial waters.

"We were in international waters on a boat delivering humanitarian aid to people in Gaza when the Israeli Navy ships surrounded us and illegally threatened us, dismantled our navigation equipment, boarded and confiscated the ship," she said in a statement, adding that they were immediately taken into custody.

"Immigration officials in Israel said they did not want to keep us, but we remain imprisoned," she said.

"State Department and White House officials have not effected our release or taken a strong public stance to condemn the illegal actions of the Israeli Navy of enforcing a blockade of humanitarian assistance to the Palestinians of Gaza, a blockade that has been condemned by President Obama."

The Israeli military issued a statement Tuesday saying that the boat had attempted to break a blockade of Gaza and was forced to sail to an Israeli port after ignoring a radio message to stay out of waters around Gaza.


Note that not even the Obama White House will step up and help her out. They probably, like the rest of us, quietly hope that the Israelis will just keep her forever.


bluepitbull said...

Could you imagine McKinney talking to the Israeli's?

"Do you know who I am?" as she punches one of them. Gunfire ensues.....

FairestWitness said...

She should have been in prison here for assaulting a police officer. Instead we let her skate and now look what she's up to. How embarrassing.

Z said...

"keep her forever"
Chuck, that's what I was thinking..a one way ticket. Go, Israel! Throw the key away!
On the other hand, who knows what's working behind the scenes and if this isn't yet another "See how AWFUL Israel IS?" thing that's been set up? One never knows.

Leslie said...

*clears throat*

It could be nothing other than another chip in the stone against Israel. We must ask, what is the full story? Looking at McKinney's track record of drama and outrageous acts, I can't help feeling this is another story that the media can sing out how tyranical Israel is...

And the administration and other 'public servants' won't do anything about it right now...they are all on vacation.

Always On Watch said...

Here's to hoping that she just stays over there. Well, deport her from Israel to Pseudostine!

Chuck said...

Blue Pitbull, an incident waiting to happen

Fariest, agreed

Z and Leslie, good point. Even if she wasn't put up to it, there's a good chance she staged it.

AOW, nice that this whole thing is over her and a bunch of other fruitcakes trying to provide comfort to terrorists.

My Thoughts said...

With a little bit of luck the Pirates will get her.

stormin said...

happy 4th of July Chuck! thanks for all you do.

Chuck said...

My Thoughts, welcome and thanks for stopping by. The pirates would just give her back, she's too dumb even for them.

Stormin, thanks my friend

cube said...

They can keep her there forever and a day for all I care about that incompetent ninny.