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IDF Boards Another Flotilla Ship, Activists Amazingly Cooperative This Time

By Doug Powers  •  June 5, 2010 09:55 AM

**Written by guest-blogger Doug Powers

When Israeli commandos boarded the first “freedom flotilla” boat, the Mavi Marmara, they were attacked with pipes, metal rods and chairs (the WWF wants their stuff back guys), and the result was nine dead boaters who were amazingly well armed for “peace activists.” It was also subsequently discovered that the majority of those on board who attacked the IDF had links to terror organizations.

Fast forward the tape to early this morning. Another flotilla ship, the Rachel Corrie — named after the left-wing “peace activist” who once burned an American flag and was later run over and killed by an Israeli tank while acting as a “human shield” — was chugging toward the blockade. This time though, the ship was boarded without incident. Early reports are that people on the ship were in contact with the Israelis and permitted the ship to be boarded.

I’m only guessing that this time the “activists” saw to it that the Rachel Corrie was loaded with priests, nuns, boy scouts and cute puppies:

The boarding of the Rachel Corrie containing activists and aid for Gaza was described by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Saturday as a quiet operation. Netanyahu was quick to distinguish between the boat of Irish and Malaysian activists and the Turkish-sponsored Mavi Marmara which was boarded May 31 in an incident that left nine dead and scores wounded.

“The different outcome we saw today underscores the difference between peace activists who we disagree with but respect their right to express their different opinion and flotilla participants [on the Mavi Marmara] who were violent extremist supporters of terrorists,” said Netanyahu.

Below is a video of this morning’s boarding — thankfully, this was quite a difference from the previous one — non-violence begets non-violence:

Meanwhile, here’s a real surprise — a mosque will be built in New York near Ground Zero where a different freedom flotilla took down the World Trade Centers and murdered thousands, and guess what else at least one of the people who getting the Ground Zero “in your face, America” mosque done is involved in?

The imam behind a proposed mosque near Ground Zero is a prominent member of a group that helped sponsor the pro-Palestinian activists who clashed violently with Israeli commandos at sea this week.

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is a key figure in Malaysian-based Perdana Global Peace Organization, according to its Website.

Perdana is the single biggest donor ($366,000) so far to the Free Gaza Movement, a key organizer of the six-ship flotilla that tried to break Israel’s blockade of the Hamas-run Gaza Strip Monday.

**Written by guest-blogger Doug Powers

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