Singin’ The Flotilla To Gaza Blues

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So did you hear the one about the latest flotilla to Gaza?

No, it’s not the opening to a joke (although the flotilla is a bad joke).

Let’s just say things are not going as planned.



zaytouna_amal_croppedThe flotilla to Gaza, which was set to arrive in early October carrying 30 women from around the world on two ships, got off to a late start.

One of the ships, the Amal (Hope) was forced to turn back after facing engine trouble. The second ship, the Zaytouna (Olive), set off only late in the afternoon after being delayed for many hours by local Italian police.

The flotilla’s organizers accused Israel of causing the delays and stated that they hope the Amal will be able to return to sea after being repaired.

They are now trying to raise money for a replacement vessel.

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Notice how they blame Israel for their delays. No doubt they mean we sabotaged their boat, something they have claimed in the past.

Let them think what they want. Whatever floats their boat, as it were.

Alternatively, maybe they are just a bunch of dumbasses who need to hire someone capable of properly maintaining a vessel.

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A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media