Can someone please tell Cynthia McKinney to shut her frickin’ piehole?
One doesn’t try to take a 60-foot pleasure boat to Gaza to help the poor, oppressed Palestinians, whose beloved Hamas are only getting the shit bombed out of them because they won’t stop shooting rockets into Israel. A 60-foot pleasure boat can’t hold enough doctors and medical supplies to make a dent in the health care needs of a population of 1.5 million people.
One tries to take a 60-foot pleasure craft to Gaza to either provoke a response by the Israeli Navy, or troll for photo ops at the Gaza seashore by handing off a few boxes of Band-Aids to the poor, oppressed Palestinians. One does such a thing so one can go back to one’s constituents (present, past, or future) and claim that one is the cat’s meow when it comes to international conflicts and humanitarian relief. (A chance for running one’s stupid mouth and blaming everything on the Evil Jooz is a bonus, of course.)
Note that if the Evil Jooz were really out for blood, Gaza casualties would be way higher than the 300-ish dead reported so far (which are mostly uniformed Hamas members, even according to Hamas.) Also, they would have blown Cynthia’s little nutshell out of the water with cannon fire, instead of giving them a bump.
Whenever you’re confused about the identity of the Good Guys and the Bad Guys in a conflict, here’s a tip for clarification. When one side mostly targets only armed belligerents, and the other side straps bombs to their kids and sends them into crowded pizza parlors, there should be little confusion as to which side wears the black hats. (Let’s talk about avoiding collateral damage when Hamas stops launching rockets and mortars from the rooftops of civilian buildings to provoke civilian casualties so they can blame the Evil Jooz.)
God, that article makes the bile rise in my throat. Human rights activists from the “Free Gaza Solidarity Movement”? Yeah, that crowd is totally objective. How about including human rights activists from the “Stop Launching Fucking Missiles Into Israel Movement”?