Tuesday, July 13, 2010
The dim bulbs at rabble.ca want to send a Ship of Fools to Gaza
Rabble.ca is going to attempt to emulate Bosch's nightmare in real life. The radical leftist website whose publisher is Kim Elliott, the spouse of NDP Member of Parliament Libby Davies is the "media sponsor" behind the effort to get a Canadian ship to go to Gaza.
The other organizations behind the pleasure cruise designed to undermine Israel's efforts to protect itself from Iranian arms smuggling are:
Canadian Arab Federation, Canadian Shia Muslims Organization (CASMO), CodePink - Toronto, Educators for Peace and Justice, Independent Jewish Voices, International Jewish anti-Zionist Network, Islamic Society of York Region, Muslim Unity, People for Peace - London, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid, Toronto Coalition to Stop the War, Toronto Forum on Cuba, Women In Solidarity With Palestine
Not as big a list as it sounds since many of these groups have a multitude of cross-memberships.
Sending a ship on a trans-oceanic voyage actually costs money. The gang of misfits behind this effort might have trouble launching it without someone like Syd Ryan committing a large amount of funds taken from the union dues that Ontario Federation of Labour members pay for purposes other than attempts at crippling the one democracy in the middle east.
I can think of a few people I'd nominate for a berth on that boat: Libby Davies, Naomi Klein, Elle Flanders, and who knows? Perhaps Kevin Neish will enjoy a reprise visit to the detention center in Ashdod. He may have another fish tale for the CBC afterwards that can get him some more of the attention he craves.
They have a facebook group too.
In Canada, Hamas has been designated as a terrorist group and it is illegal to provide material support to terror, so it may be worthwhile for Federal law enforcement to determine if these people are committing a criminal conspiracy. Perhaps they can be sued under the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act that allows such action to be taken against supporters of terrorist groups like Hamas.
Blazing Cat Fur has more on this
UPDATE: JULY 15 - The National Post provides this update