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    It looks like the Rachel Corrie human aids relief ship and, the pressure put on Israel after the massacre of Turkish human aids right workers may have caused a slight slowing down of the genocide by Israel:

    Israel to ease Gaza blockade ? but only over land - Need to know - Macleans.ca

    Human Rights Groups are demanding a complete lifting of the blockade.

    “Gaza especially needs construction material, which must be allowed to come in without restrictions"

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    Like I said on another thread, this is all about PR. What is needed is a complete dropping of the blockade. Israel will be praised for how 'humane' it is being in allowing a few slabs of concrete into Gaza, and within a few weeks or months, when the world's attention are elsewhere, the even more draconian restrictions will be re-imposed.

    It's fitting that the demonic "Middle East peace envoy' Tony Blair pressed for an 'easing' rather than a lifting of the siege. His handlers in Tel Aviv obviously sent the word down to him that everything had to be left in Israel's hands. Tony knows his place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Interista View Post
    Like I said on another thread, this is all about PR. What is needed is a complete dropping of the blockade. Israel will be praised for how 'humane' it is being in allowing a few slabs of concrete into Gaza, and within a few weeks or months, when the world's attention are elsewhere, the even more draconian restrictions will be re-imposed.

    It's fitting that the demonic "Middle East peace envoy' Tony Blair pressed for an 'easing' rather than a lifting of the siege. His handlers in Tel Aviv obviously sent the word down to him that everything had to be left in Israel's hands. Tony knows his place.
    Gotta get those missiles in eh ?

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    Moronic OP.

    Israel is at war with the Hamas government. It has every right to blockade the Gaza Strip by land, sea and air.

    If the 26 counties was under attack from across the border we would be perfectly entitled to blockade the north if we had the means to do so.

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    Gotta get those missiles in eh ?
    I seem to remember someone saying something just a while ago about you being unable to make a contribution which doesn't involve an attempt at a sarky comment. Seems you have proved them right once again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Interista View Post
    I seem to remember someone saying something just a while ago about you being unable to make a contribution which doesn't involve an attempt at a sarky comment. Seems you have proved them right once again!
    You set 'em up... I'll shoot ' em

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    Quote Originally Posted by Interista View Post
    Like I said on another thread, this is all about PR. What is needed is a complete dropping of the blockade. Israel will be praised for how 'humane' it is being in allowing a few slabs of concrete into Gaza, and within a few weeks or months, when the world's attention are elsewhere, the even more draconian restrictions will be re-imposed.

    It's fitting that the demonic "Middle East peace envoy' Tony Blair pressed for an 'easing' rather than a lifting of the siege. His handlers in Tel Aviv obviously sent the word down to him that everything had to be left in Israel's hands. Tony knows his place.
    Blair is still a US/Israeli PUPPET

    Just like with his illegal War of Terror in Iraq, he has NO moral credibility in his current position.

    It will take a massive multi-national flotilla to end this genocide.

    This partial lifting is nothing but a farce, altough I do believe that a massive international human aids convoy overland is being organised to help the prisoners in the Israeli Concentration Camp AKA Gaza

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    Just like with his illegal War of Terror in Iraq, he has NO moral credibility in his current position.
    Wasn't it George Galloway who said putting him in that job was akin to putting dracula in charge of the blood bank?

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    Quote Originally Posted by former wesleyan View Post
    Gotta get those missiles in eh ?
    This is how they do it
    The U.S. is seeking to hire a merchant ship to deliver hundreds of tonnes of arms to Israel from Greece later this month, tender documents seen by Reuters show.

    The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) said the ship was to carry 325 standard 20-foot containers of what is listed as "ammunition" on two separate journeys from the Greek port of Astakos to the Israeli port of Ashdod in mid-to-late January.

    A "hazardous material" designation on the manifest mentions explosive substances and detonators, but no other details were given.

    "Shipping 3,000-odd tonnes of ammunition in one go is a lot," one broker said, on condition of anonymity.

    "This (kind of request) is pretty rare and we haven't seen much of it quoted in the market over the years," he added.

    The U.S. Defense Department, contacted by Reuters on Friday in Washington, had no immediate comment.

    The MSC transports armour and military supplies for the U.S. armed forces aboard its own fleet, but regularly hires merchant ships if logistics so require.

    The request for the ship was made on Dec. 31, with the first leg of the charter to arrive no later than January 25 and the second at the end of the month.

    The tender for the vessel follows the hiring of a commercial ship to carry a much larger consignment of ordnance in December from the United States to Israel ahead of air strikes in the Gaza Strip.

    A German shipping firm which won that tender confirmed the order when contacted by Reuters but declined to comment further.

    CHARTERS "RARE"

    Shipping brokers in London who have specialised in moving arms for the British and U.S. military in the past said such ship charters to Israel were rare.

    Israel is one of America's closest allies and both nations regularly sell arms to each other.

    A senior military analyst in London who declined to be named said that, because of the timing, the shipments could be "irregular" and linked to the Gaza offensive.

    The ship hired by the MSC in December was for a much larger cargo of arms, tender documents showed.

    That stipulated a ship to be chartered for 42 days capable of carrying 989 standard 20-foot containers from Sunny Point, North Carolina to Ashdod.

    The tender document said the vessel had to be capable of "carrying 5.8 million pounds (2.6 million kg) of net explosive weight", which specialist brokers said was a very large quantity.

    The ship was requested early last month to load on December 15.

    In September, the U.S. Congress aproved the sale of 1,000 bunker-buster missiles to Israel. The GPS-guided GBU-39 is said to be one of the most accurate bombs in the world.

    The Jerusalem Post, citing defence officials, reported last week that a first shipment of the missiles had arrived in early December and they were used in pentetrating Hamas's underground rocket launcher sites.
    "The Press is already in our hands. Not a single announcement will reach the public without our control. This we have already attained in part through our control of those agencies by which all news items must pass. We shall put out our own journals, disguised as coming from elsewhere so that readers will in effect be following the flag we hang out for them; these will even be allowed to feign attacks on us, to convince people they are reading a free press. Let them discuss themselves silly!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banshee View Post
    Blair is still a US/Israeli PUPPET

    Just like with his illegal War of Terror in Iraq, he has NO moral credibility in his current position.

    It will take a massive multi-national flotilla to end this genocide.

    This partial lifting is nothing but a farce, altough I do believe that a massive international human aids convoy overland is being organised to help the prisoners in the Israeli Concentration Camp AKA Gaza
    Quote Originally Posted by Interista View Post
    Wasn't it George Galloway who said putting him in that job was akin to putting dracula in charge of the blood bank?
    I didn't hear that one but very good from Galloway.

    Blair is a mercenary on a mission for a place in history to ease his conscience.

    But, unlike Gerry Adams, David Ervine etc. he has neither the understanding, courage or ability to make contructive decisions bringing people with him. Nothing, other than what he told by the US.

    A partial lifting of land blockades, like Blair, is useless.

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