French Flotilla Departs Under Deception

"Gaza, we are coming!" So states a press release by the 'Freedom Flotilla II'. The French vessel 'Dignity-Al-Karama,' part of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla carrying sixteen activists and journalists, left a port in Crete on July 16, flying the French flag with papers saying their intended destination is the Island of Rhodes.  This couldn't be further from the truth. Considering all of the obstacles that have faced this and the other ships trying to leave various ports to meet in the Mediterranean Sea to challenge the Gaza blockade, including the US 'Audacity of Hope ' and the Canadian 'Tahir,' it was apparent why the deception was necessary. The 'Dignity' is a joint venture of activists and journalists from ten ships that is meant to represent the whole fleet now attempting to reach Gaza. An attempted departure by the MV Juliano, belonging to Swedish, Norwegian and Greek interests, was also prevented from sailing out of Greece this past week to join the "Freedom Flotilla II - Stay...(Read Full Post)