December 30, 2008

Cynthia McKinney trying to smuggle supplies to Gaza

Former security-guard-assaulting US Representative, Green Party Presidential Candidate, truther and all-around crazy woman Cynthia McKinney was on a boat attempting to smuggle medical supplies to Gaza.

The yacht, owned by the U.S.-based Free Gaza Movement, was reportedly carrying 3.5 tons of medical supplies donated by Cyprus. A press release from the group claimed "several Israeli gunboats intercepted the Dignity she was heading on a mission of mercy to Gaza." They said the Israeli military fired machine guns into the water in an attempt to stop the Dignity's progress.

The boat, registered under the flag of Gibraltar and with an English captain, reportedly took on water and experienced engine problems, according to the group's Web site. It also said the incident occurred 90 miles offshore in international water. The boat's captain was given permission to dock in Lebanon, where it was regrouping to try again.
Am I an awful person for wishing the boat had sunk? I really hate to think of this woman representing our country in any way.  I normally consider humanitarian aid to be something outside of military action, but in this case the aid is contributing to continuing violence in the Middle East. 

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