Greece arrests Gaza-bound boat captain

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    The Gazans must be saying, "With friends like these, who needs enemies?" The people running this flotilla seem incompetent enough to go into Palestinian Arab politics.
     
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    Obviously it is difficult for unarmed civilians to go about their lives if they are opposed by underhand means.

    U.S. Boat to Gaza Seized by Greek Authorities and Captain Jailed « USTOGAZA

    Link again to bios of these upright people who are being treated so undemocratically, deviously and certainly of questionable legality.

    PASSENGERS ON THE AUDACITY OF HOPE « USTOGAZA
     
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    Bogus charges. It is just another delay tactic.

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    The boat’s captain has been put in jail, charged with disturbing sea traffic--which includes endangering the lives of those on the ships-- and disobeying a police order to remain at dock.

    USTOGAZA

    They jumped through the hoops placed by liars in Israel. Everything had been inspected and everything was in order. They were clear to sail. The only time they disturbed sea traffic was when they were stopped by the coast guard.
     
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    The flotilla needs to put someone else if front of the camera besides Ann Wright. She is awful. I have seen her a few time and she is not very articluate and is very confrontational.
     
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    The organizers and passengers thought flotilla II would create a groundswell of opposition to Israel's blockade of Gaza; instead it has caused a groundswell of support for the blockade. No matter who they put in front of the camera, there's no way they can talk their way out of this.
     
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    You have such an imagination devoid of reality. Apart from bringing aid and hope to Gaza, the only other thing Free Gaza wanted to do was bring world attention to it...you think it has failed at that? Of course not and this has just begun.

    The US passengers are currently holding a hunger strike outside the US Embassy in Athens

    Harbor-bound US flotilla activists stage hunger strike - Israel News, Ynetnews

    and tomorrow it is intended that all the boats which have not been sabotaged one way or another will set sail.

    http://desertpeace.wordpress.com/2011/07/03/flotilla-ready-to-sail-tomorrow/

    You will note above the Greek Government is making the excuse that it is acting in the way it is in order to prevent a 'humanitarian disaster'. One can only imagine that is what Lieberman told them would happen as he has admitted Israel is behind the Greek Government's decision.

    Lieberman: Gaza flotilla activists blaming Israel for their own failure - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

    It has been speculated that the reason for the action against the Audacity of Hope was to get it out of the way as a profound uproar was expected if the civilians on it were killed. No unarmed civilians from any country should be harmed for carrying out the privileges living in democracies allows us and the only people who can argue otherwise are people who do not believe in democratic values including the right of protest.
     
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    Why is the blockade of Gaza called "illegal"? When Israel withdrew their troops, settlers, and greenhouses from Gaza, in order to see what kind of society the Gazans would build there, they got thousands of crude missiles. That is why the blockade was imposed.
     
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    A blockade is an act of war and it preceded the rockets.
     
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    Three years before Hamas became Israel's boogyman.

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