Gaza Flotilla stopped by Greece

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Marlin T, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico
    What Greece has done is basically saved ALL the lives of those Libtards and muslims aboard.

    After the last flotilla I don't doubt that Israel would sink those douches without a second thought.

    Good job Greece!!


    • Published 19:46 03.07.11
    • Latest update 19:46 03.07.11
    Greece offers to transport flotilla’s aid to Gaza

    As part of compromise intended to end flotilla affair, Greece offers to transport humanitarian aid to Gaza using Greek governmental ships under UN supervision, as per the request of UN Chief Ban Ki-moon.

    By Barak Ravid Tags: Gaza flotilla Gaza

    The Greek government approached Israel and the flotilla organizers Sunday, with an offer to send the flotilla’s humanitarian aid to Gaza with Greek diplomats, under UN supervision. The offer is intended to serve as a compromise in order to end the flotilla affair.

    The flotilla organizers have not yet responded to the offer. Senior officials in Israel’s Foreign Ministry evaluate that Israel will respond to the request and allow the Greek government to deliver the aid.

    According to the Greek initiative, the humanitarian aid aboard flotilla ships will be loaded onto watercraft of the Greek government and transferred to Gaza via the organized channels, as was requested by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon two weeks ago. This means the aid would go through either the Ashdod port or Arish, and from there be taken to the Gaza Strip under the supervision of Greek and UN authorities.

    The Greek government has already approached the United Nations and Israel to assess the possibility of transferring the humanitarian aid via Israel or Egypt to the Gaza Strip using Greek governmental ships, under UN supervision.

    “The initiative is likely to give everyone a way out, including the flotilla organizers, and allow everyone to feel as though they got part of what they wanted,” said a source from the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem.

    The Greek Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Sunday afternoon that “certain groups of Greek and foreign citizens, without having received the necessary permission required according to the rules of safety, insisted to go through with the enterprise.”

    These people, the Greek Foreign Ministry said, were attempting to break the Gaza blockade, despite the UN Secretary-General’s request, European Union’s recommendations reflected in the conclusions of the European Council, the Quartet’s relevant appeal on Saturday and the Greek Foreign Ministry’s urging not to participate in the flotilla.

    “In light of these developments and concerned primarily with the protection and safety of human life, the Greek Government decided to ban the departure from Greek ports of vessels with Greek or foreign flags bound for Gaza”, said the Greek Foreign Ministry, adding that “Greece’s stance regarding the need to lift the Gaza blockade and to improve the humanitarian conditions in the area is known and remains unchanged.”

    “In this critical conjuncture, we should all demonstrate a sense of responsibility or assume entirely and exclusively the responsibility for our actions. The Government will act as it must in an orderly fashion and according to the laws of the State,” concluded the statement.

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  2. permafrost

    permafrost Active Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    Oklahoma, USA
    I wonder if they will go ahead and sail, knowing that the vessels will now be throughly searched. They won't be able to bring weapons to Hamas, as was their original goal.

  3. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    Were I thinking for Greece, I would do a surprize search of that cargo just before sailing and confiscate all the weapons, sell them at a profit and apply the profits to their debt. :devilish:

  4. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico
    I never thought of that point Pops, but sure why not as they need all the money they can get.
  5. Bigdog57

    Bigdog57 Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2005
    North Florida
    My take is the 'Flotilla' leaders will refuse- they want to have Israel fire on them, to show the world how 'violent' Israel is toward 'peace activists'. The 'aid' is just a smokescreen.
  6. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    to the Greeks Yaasu!

    Γεια σας, όπως και για το λεγόμενο Αυστραλούς για τις βάρκες, που δεν θέλουν οι προδότες αυτοί πίσω
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