For the past two weeks the pro-Hamas Twittersphere and Facebook universe have been all abuzz about the latest tactic in the domestic war against the Jewish state, something they call Block The Boat. The goal according to their nonstop social media PR machine is to block Israeli commerce from entering US ports by preventing Israeli ships from offloading their cargo. Following embarrassing efforts in the Bay Area and a complete flop in Tacoma, the block the boat circus finally made it to the Port of Seattle’s Terminal 18 on Harbor Island where the Zim Chicago was scheduled to dock this afternoon.
Demonstrators began to arrive around 3:45pm and at their height numbered about seventy. What they lacked in numbers though, they made up for in unrestrained obnoxiousness.
The pro-Hamas activists taunted and provoked police officers and harassed the hard working truckers and union workers who depend on the port for their livelihood.
Screaming in a glass shattering high decibel voice, a woman self-identified as “Mary Jane” ordered truckers to turn off their vehicles and to honor her picket line. Her pleas were universally ignored as truckers and dock workers pressed through the thin cordon. Eventually law enforcement offered the terror-groupies the choice of getting off the street or facing arrest. One chose arrest, the rest reluctantly complied.
Seattle Police officers were pelted with epithets, one protester screamed “What the hell are you doing you f*cking pig!” Another offered a police officer the one finger salute.
We are not kidding when we say the narrator (Mary Jane) of the Livestream feed should win an Emmy in the category most annoying thing since fingernails on a chalk board. It was difficult to endure Mary Jane’s incessant shouting out of every single officer’s name and badge number in a faux-military monotone. But Mary Jane was at her most grating as she taunted officers when they asked her to move back; not moving at all but shouting “Is this far enough? Is this far enough?” Excedrin sales must soar wherever this woman appears. Kudos to officer Long who displayed the patience of a saint for this intemperate whiner.
When one punk was offered the choice of being arrested or getting out of the street he sweetly responded “I’m not going to cooperate with a f*cking system that is f*cking fascist”.
Anti-Israel Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) was well represented sporting their white on black “shut down Israel’s war machine” riot-wear T-shirts. They did not seem at all bothered as one anti-Zionist (not antisemitic) demonstrator shrieked that the “the police want us off the street while children in Gaza are being killed by f*cking Nazis”. Nor did they bat an eyelash at chants of “long live the intifada!”
Also present were the local anti-Israel regulars including Ed Mast as well as Craig and Cindy Corrie. Antioch University professor and terror apologist Nada Elia justified the Hamas terror war on Israel telling a KIRO 7 reporter that “There is a legal right to resistance” by which she suggests killing a four year old boy with a mortar and lynching three Jewish teens is just fine.
One stalwart friend of Israel stood across the street waving the blue and white.
You can watch the entire livestream of the debacle here (until the folks who posted it take it down when they realize that broadcasting their unedited thuggery probably does not well serve their cause).
On a side note, the Seattle Police Department did a wonderful job of keeping the peace, additionally not one dockworker honored the pathetic minor league bullying of these pro-terror sycophants. I mean, did they really think they could intimidate the Teamsters?
A police officer informed us that the Zim Chicago unloaded exactly on schedule and the punk antics of the pro-terror crowd had “zero impact” on port operations.
The protest was pretty much finished by 6:00 pm, a few stragglers stuck around and schmoozed until about 7ish. Just as the last of the Israel haters left the scene a news van arrived to an empty sidewalk.