McKinney gets a warm Israeli welcome

posted at 9:41 am on December 30, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

Well, maybe not so much warm as hot, as in hot pursuit.  After the erstwhile Green Party presidential candidate announced her intention to carry medical supplies by boat to Hamas — an organization on the US State Department’s terrorist list, by the way — the former Congresswoman had a close encounter of the third kind with an Israeli warship:

An Israel Navy ship clashed on Tuesday with a small boat carrying international activists with aid destined for Gaza, an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

There were no reported casualties from the incident involving the small cabin cruiser “Dignity” that sailed from Cyprus late on Monday. …

Free Gaza Movement told Reuters their boat, carrying 3.5 tons of medical aid with 16 people aboard, was rammed and shot at while in international waters about 70-80 miles off Gaza by Israeli naval vessel.

Palmor denied there had been any shooting although the two ships made “physical contact.” He said no one had been hurt and that the Israeli ship escorted the aid boat back to Cypriot territorial waters.

Michelle has links to McKinney’s political donors, which would explain why she sides with terrorists against the Israelis.  She and her family have made no secret of their distaste for Jews, and running supplies to their enemies certainly fits within their pattern of hostility.

Actually, though, I think McKinney would have been shocked to reach Gaza’s shore.  The whole blockade-running attempt was a cheap political stunt intended to get attention.  McKinney didn’t get the kind of attention she thought she’d get at the top of the Green ticket this year, since Barack Obama managed to suck up all of the media fawning available.  Ramming her Dignity got her exactly what she wanted, and a delicious piece of irony for the rest of us.

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Usually a compassionate person, I only wish that Ms. McKinney, Pirate of Congress, and her ship had become bait and a reef.

I know there are groups offering aid to Palestinians who need it and commend their efforts, even when they know that any aid provided is siphoned by the head of the snake, never getting to the body.

Therefore, only until the head is chopped off by outside forces or from within – hunger and misery cause a public to create their own destiny.

MSGTAS on January 1, 2009 at 9:23 AM

I’m sorry but I just can’t stop laughing about this. What a pretentious, reality-removed idiot. You can’t stage a protest photo-op in a war zone. She’s lucky all she got was a concrete reality check and not a stray bullet.

inmypajamas on January 1, 2009 at 2:59 PM

Can anyone imagine a really bad guy like Hitler and his propaganda machine utilizing these moronic tools today if we were at war? This moron would be in Germany protesting our illegal war with the Peace Loving Nazi’s!

sabbott on January 2, 2009 at 5:32 AM

I am really worried about McKinney, I mean look at her photo, that must have been quite a bump from the Israeli ship to mess up her hair THAT much:)

darkmetal on January 2, 2009 at 8:34 AM

But her hair does fit her personality.

baldilocks on December 30, 2008 at 1:30 PM

This is a natually occurring phenomenon in nature, baldi. Like the bright red in certain venomous snakes, or poisonous prey, her hair is actually a warning to other around her to back away slowly and then run.

Jaibones on January 2, 2009 at 10:08 AM

The snapshot of Cindy tells all…

I’m so glad she is so over.

Christine on January 2, 2009 at 2:18 PM