Thursday, July 2, 2009
Cynthia McKinney Speaks From Israeli Prison
One of Cynthia's friends received a phone call from Ramle prison. The incarcerated prisoners are calling themselves "Free Gaza 21" even though Huwaida and Lubna have been released. Below is Cynthia's statement:
We were in international waters on a boat delivering humanitarian aid to people in Gaza when the Israeli Navy ships surrounded us and illegally threatened us, dismantled our navigation equipment, boarded and confiscated the ship.
All of us on board were then taken off the ship and into custody, and brought into Israel and imprisoned. Immigration officials in Israel said they did not want to keep us, but we remain imprisoned. State Department and White House officials have not effected our release or taken a strong public stance to condemn the illegal actions of the Israeli Navy of enforcing a blockade of humanitarian assistance to the Palestinians of Gaza, a blockade that has been condemned by President Obama.
Source article was found here.
P.S. The only way for Obama to save face is to act promptly and aggressively in getting Cynthia McKinney released. That, or admit the Israeli zionists can kidnap an American citizen without repercussions. Doesn't this kidnapping of an American citizen on the high seas demonstrate who's the boss of whom between Israel and the US? And doesn't it demonstrate who's boss in the US media?