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July 5, 2009

FORMER CONGRESSWOMAN REMAINS IMPRISONED BY ISRAELIS

Channel 11, Atlanta - Former Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, who was taken into custody by the Israeli Navy on Tuesday with 20 others while trying to sail through a navy blockade to deliver humanitarian supplies to Gaza, has refused Israel's initial offer to release her from custody. According to her supporters in Atlanta, McKinney refused the offer because she would have been required to sign an admission of guilt that she violated Israel's blockade.

"At issue is the fact that Ms. McKinney was in international waters" when the Israeli Navy stopped the group's boat, according to a statement from the Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery and the Atlanta-based Coalition for the People's Agenda.

Israel disagrees, insisting that the Palestinian Authority and the rest of the international community long ago agreed to the off-shore blockade to prevent arms smuggling into Gaza. . .

"The Israelis hijacked us because we wanted to give crayons to the children of Gaza. . . We have not committed any crime. We have been detained," McKinney said. . .

Soon after Israel seized McKinney and the others and their boat, the government promised to deliver all of the humanitarian supplies that were on the boat, but would deliver them by the ground routes into Gaza that Israel has been permitting international aid groups to use.

2 Comments:

Anonymous MonkeyMuffins said...

Unfortunately, McKinney's detention will no doubt cause more brain damage. Her ludicrous, offensive, dangerous and wacky "the Jews did it" mindset is a matter of public record.

McKinney is a dyed-in-the-wool Troofer (believing, promulgating and using-to-her-advantage the easily debunked urban legend, Nine Eleven Was An Inside Job).

Mr. Smith, while you have recently increased your weekly quota of crazy, you're still hiding in plain sight.

I again encourage you to openly and proudly declare your inner-moonbat!

July 5, 2009 6:20 PM  
Anonymous debating the mass debator. said...

I'm laughing. Your hardcore 9/ll truth debunking evidence turns out to be the unqualified undocumented assertions of a fraud who hides the fact he's a New York tour guide. It doesn't take much checking to discover McKinney never said 9/11 was an inside job or that "Jews did it". These red herrings were tossed about by AIPAC which seems to share many of your opinions. I don't. In my opinion a person whose first loyalty is to a country other than the US needs to get his traitorous ass on the plane to Israel today.

July 7, 2009 6:36 PM  

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