Gov. Rick Perry Writes Holder, Urges Him to Prosecute US Gaza Flotilla II Members

Last year Barack Obama’s good friend Rashid Khalidi raised cash for a ship named “The Audacity of Hope” to smash through the Gaza Blockade. After months of fundraising his group finally raised enough cash for the mission. The Obama-inspired ship set out to join this year’s Gaza-bound “Freedom Flotilla 2.”

The passengers of the “Audacity of Hope” will join other Islamists and Leftists in Gaza Flotilla II.

This week Texas Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) wrote Attorney General Eric Holder urging him to prosecute any Americans who may elect to engage in the illegal Islamo-leftist flotilla.
Texas Tribune reported:

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, considering a run for the White House, is wading into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Perry sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder this week calling plans by pro-Palestinian activists to protest and potentially disrupt Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza an “unacceptable provocation.” An international group of activists opposed to the restrictions have announced plans to launch a flotilla this week to protest the naval blockade.

The letter, dated June 28, underscores the widening reach of Perry’s interest in national and international affairs.

“As an American citizen and governor of one of its largest states, I write to applaud your recent efforts to warn and discourage those who have supported or plan to support a flotilla intended to interfere with Israel’s maritime blockade of the Gaza Strip,” Perry wrote. “I write to encourage you to aggressively pursue all available legal remedies to enjoin and prevent these illegal actions, and to prosecute any who may elect to engage in them in spite of your preemptive efforts.”

Perry made note of media reports suggesting that “violent anti-Israel organizations” are planning to disrupt Israel’s naval blockade “as early as this week.” Israel says its blockade of Gaza is aimed at stopping weapons from being smuggled into the terriotry. Flotilla organizers say they want Israel to lift restrictions on the movement of people and goods into Gaza. When a flotilla challenged the maritime blockade a little over a year ago, Israeli commandos boarded one of the ships and killed nine people in a controversial operation after they said they ran into resistance from the pro-Palestinian activists.

Right on.
Stick it to em, Rick.

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  • Kmacdoula

    Holder is a PATSY and should be imprisoned for the injustices he has done to the AMERICAN people!..He is a Eunuch under Obama. What has he done lately that makes us think he will stand up for the Israeli’s? Absolutely NOTHING!

  • Valerie

    The use of the title of the President’s book functions as a claim to his personal endorsement. If he doesn’t take public steps to stop this use, it will be interpreted as an actual endorsement, under the laws of other countries.

    The Secretary of State ought to know this, even if the President is naiive on this point.

  • befuddled

    Oh, I am sure Holder will get right on this Rick. Holder’s probably already filed it under “Waste Disposal”. Holy crap, if you can’t tell your friends from your enemies, why even pursue higher office. Go back home, sit on the porch in your rocking chair and live out the rest of your days in a Pollyanna existence or do what Obama does, go play a round of golf. For 8 hours a day, he doesn’t have to engage in meaningless polite conversations or courtesy calls with his enemies.

  • I stand with you Rick Perry and support you for President, however I’m sure you know as well as I do, trying to get Eric Holder to help is like asking Islam to defend the Jews. He is in full agreement with them and will do nothing.

  • Old Man of the Sea

    We should keep our noses out of Israeli affairs unless they specifically ask for our help!


    like holder gives a $hit…..hey perry start looking at your own states illegal problem before you think you can tackle the US problems

  • bg


    Kudos to Gov. Rick Perry for saying no to IslaMarxists!!


  • Bob Zimmerman

    Perry 2012

  • FurryGuyJeans

    Holder prosecute terrorist sympathizers? Just who does Perry think is running DOJ anyway? Someone with a sense of morals and ethics? PUH-LEEZE!

  • LibsRMorons

    Just sink the damn thing and lets “move on” and forget about it.

    Thats how memorable these idiots one would miss them and the earth would be cleaner.

  • daryl

    Perry probably would just like to get it on record that his request was refused and/or ignored. Can’t hurt. Got him some mention that didn’t cost him a cent. Give ’em hell Rick!

  • Ron

    Governor Perry give’em hell! I can tell by a couple of posts so far the LibDemComs Are about to gather and start blathering. Most Texans stand with Israel, and most of the country as well. You just may be looking at the next President of the United States in Governor Perry. And LibDemCom heads explode in 3..2..1.

  • BuddyG

    Ship of fools self-righteous leftist douchebags

  • Meep

    They ought to take a page out of Dick Tracey’s notebook: Ice tipped torpedoes. Once the ice melts they’ll never figure out what hit them. Even if they do find the ice- they must’ve hit an iceberg. In the Mediterranean! LOL

  • Chisum

    Remember the claim by the left that Perry called for Texas to secede?

    Never happened! FYI.

  • Walter in Texas

    Folks, you might want to be careful who you get all enthusiastic about.

    Perry just failed to lead the Texas GOP in a special session that did nothing about sanctuary cities or the storm troopers in the TSA. His promises are horse exhaust. He’s had most of three terms to deal with the border, the sanctuary cities, and the Feds. Seems his mouth writes checks that his political ability can’t cash.

    I support Israel strongly, but I’d rather that Perry do the job he failed at in Texas again this month than go whoring after a bigger job.

    The GOP would do better to nominate one of the women. They have actual guts and can do more than smile pretty like Perry. He is just another South Texas Democrat spray painted to look like a conservative.

  • big L

    I’ll support Michele Bachmann, and Sarah Palin
    But the Obama administration put Israel on the terorist list.
    Which says to me that Obam will order USAF/NAVY to shoot ….

  • bg


    Radical Flotilla Roster Portends Another Violent Clash

    [The United Nations, United States, European Union, Britain, Canada, Greece, France, the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) and Israel have called on organizers of Freedom Flotilla II to abandon their plans in an effort to avoid a repeat of the violent confrontation between Israeli commandos and activists of the first Freedom Flotilla on May 31, 2010. That encounter claimed the lives of nine passengers and injured nine Israeli soldiers, causing international outcry and tensions between Turkey and Israel.]

    links & more @ link..


  • Mannie

    Prosecute them? They’re probably funding them.

    Wait until they’re in deep water, and torpedo them.

  • owl

    #16……..I will support the women first…………then Perry. I do think he has the survival instinct but also a little slick willie. That’s okay. At least when he is cornered, he will fight. I think being President is now a fighting job. The ladies will do a good job because they care about fixing the problems. Mama knows right from wrong.

  • retire05

    Walter in Texas seems to be clueless as to how Texas legislation works. While Perry did request that the TSA bill be added to the special session, he cannot force the legislation to pass it. That is what the “three parts” government is all about, Walter.

    So a little free advise: before you come here to shoot your mouth off like a cheap pistol, be aware that there are Texans on the blog who actually know how our laws work.

  • owl

    Sorry, Holder is too busy investigating the CIA interrogators. He will bring charges. This is criminal. Scooter Libby.

  • retire05

    And let me show how intelligent Walter is; he seems to think that a town that is 60 miles from Abilene is “South” Texas.

    Quick, someone get Walter a map of Texas and someone to read it for him.

  • Chisum

    Walter must be from Austin.

  • retire05

    Chisum, nah, even the people in Austin are not so stupid as to think that a town 60 miles from Abilene is in South Texas.

    Well, maybe they are. They continue to re-elected that idiot, and crook, Lloyd Doggett. But praise Jesus, I have been redistricted out of Doggett district. Yes, Chisum, there is a God.

  • When a flotilla challenged the maritime blockade a little over a year ago, Israeli commandos boarded one of the ships and killed nine people in a controversial operation after they said they ran into resistance from the pro-Palestinian activists.


    Hate the media. The way this is written, it says NOTHING about the ambush, which has plenty of pre-video posing to brag about the ambush they were planning, and sets up the implication that it’s just Israel’s word that they “ran into oppostion from the Pro-Palestinian activists.” We’ve got interviews with the crew describing the cliquey menance of the attacker pod, and the fact they had smugled on board cutting tools and started cuting off ship rails to use as clubs to batter the LEGAL LEGAL LEGAL MARITIME LEGAL LEGAL BOARDING PARTY.

    Relentless twisting all the time,every chance.

  • thegoldman

    Don’t forget Rep. Dennis Kucinich (Dem-Ohio) for aid and comfort to the enemy…

    Thats called TREASON…

  • Chisum


    I was thinking about that motto that Austin is so proud of that they have bumper stickers of it.

    “Keep Austin Weird”

  • bg



    Indictments issued in Hariri death probe

    [A United Nations-backed court has handed down indictments
    requesting the arrest of four members of the Shia movement
    Hezbollah in connection with the 2005 killing of former Lebanese
    Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri, according to media reports.

    Lebanon state prosecutor Saeed Mirza has received the indictments,
    which are meant to remain sealed for 30 days to allow him to examine
    them. But local and international media, some citing judicial sources,
    immediately reported that the arrest warrants named four men:
    Mustafa Badreddine, Salim al-Ayyash, Hassan Issa and Asad Sabra.]


  • bg


    ‘Second sabotage’ of Gaza-bound flotilla



  • Gary

    If you want Rick Perry for 2012 then you obviously either have no idea of his actual political views and are buying into the hype, or you aren’t conservative. This guy is left of Bush 43, but with similar views.
    You can bet your butt he’s for amnesty no matter what he might say in this election year. Just listen to him talk on the issue a while. You’ll hear the buzz words that indicates he’s in the Bush camp on it.

    Also, if I wrote a letter to Holder there wouldn’t be any applause for his efforts anywhere in it. Perry is a political hack and that one line is the evidence that he’ll go along to get along.

    Sorry, to offend, but I hate to see people jump on one bandwagon after another as one lifelong squishy RINO after another is pushed on us as the hottest thing going in conservatism.

    Real conservatives: Demint, Palin, Bachmann.
    The rest, not so much.
    Cain, nice rhetoric, but he will be shredded when the “getting to know you” debates are replaced by the cutthroat issues debates.
    Bachmann’s gaffes have been on superficial things, but Cain’s misstatements show that he hasn’t done his issues on world politics or economics.

  • Gary

    correction: hasn’t done his “homework”

  • Oldpuppymax

    Prosecute? Never. Now if Perry had asked him to supply the flotilla with GUNS……

  • Valerie

    bg #18

    I couldn’t believe my peepers. There is the OIC advising telling Flotilla II to abandon its plans?! From the link,

    “Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Secretary-General Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu urged different routes in supplying humanitarian aid to Gaza, pointing to the dangers flotilla participants may face in trying to breach Israel’s naval blockade.”

    He does place it in terms that the Flotilla people might understand, namely the danger they would be in from provoking a confrontation. But, his comments make it abundantly clear that there’s no problem getting humanitarian aid to Gaza.

    We knew that. But to hear it from the Secretary-General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference is a definite change.

    This guy is no angel, but he is calling the bluff of the provocateurs in the Flotilla, telling them that if they want to send real humanitarian aid, as opposed to cause an international incident, they can.

  • saveus

    Unfortunately obummer, holder and the rule of law are polar opposites.

    They go after the CIA and soldiers who protect us and give a pass to the terrorists.

    What is happening to the trials of the Gitmo detainess? the Ft. Hood Muslim shooter? the Black Panthers?

  • bg


    Valerie #34

    thank you..

    you may be the only one who noticed the real news (so to speak)..

    btw, did you notice ISRAEL was on the UN et al list??
    (don’t believe i’ve ever seen that before, have you??)

    oh yeah, those poor Gazans, they’re starving.. /s/


  • bg


    re: #36

    did you see this??

    again, it too may be a first, this, not so much..


  • sara IDF video on amount of tons transfered to Gaza daily vs. flotilla “aid”

  • Mad Hatter

    It’s great that Perry is calling for Holder to arrest these radicals, but where in the hell is the Republican leadership on this?

    Isn’t David Boehner the third most powerful man in the United States?

    Where are the 47 Republican Senators?

    And where is the Connecticut Independent Joe Liebrman?

    It’s pretty bad when a Governor has to step ahead of those I listed above, and speak out on this serious issue. I would list Obama but he’s too busy cheering on the radicals.

  • bg


    Mad Hatter #39

    re: [David Boehner]

    who’s he?? 😀

    you mean this guy??

    if so, he has 3 problems:

    1) ran out of scandals not in his name..

    2) keeping an even tan w/out melting his hair..

    3) figuring out how to cave on the ceiling debt w/out crying..

    oh wait, first the show must go on, then the curtain falls.. *sigh*


  • Heather

    I just appreciate a politician finafarkinlly showing some semblance of leadership in a world gone mad.
    Mad Hatter I concur with your words as the momentous windfall republicans won has led to crap. Where are the leaders of American values and rule of law in both parties?
    Where is America’s Geert Wilders as we have been infiltrated by shysters and subversive leftist empowering and enabling our enemies from within and out.
    So unlike #3 Befuddled who views this letter as unworthy of a stamp and an indication Perry doesn’t know exactly the cretin Holder I for one am glad someone has the testicular fortitude to remind Holder he has a duty to uphold the law not just to prosecute American patriots.

    Happy Independence Day to all!
    May this Independence Day begin the end of the dilution of liberty and freedom which has made America unique and bad ass. We need to purge our government and justice system of those who are sympathetic apologists or adhering/subscribing to Islamo mayhem.
    What do you thinkl the leftist minions who champion the religion of perpetual whining and victimhood be doing on the 4th?

  • Walter in Texas

    Aside from being a rude jackass, retire05 (#21) doesn’t understand what political leadership is or that the Governor can reasonably be expected to be able to lead his State party before taking up leadership at the national level. That’s my objection to Perry: he was too busy playing for the grandstands to lead his party in a critical special session.

    Are you aware that “South Texas Democrat” is a type of Texas Democrat, a combination of sleaze and complacency very common to that region and frequently seen in Republicans who grew up Democrats. Seen them for fifty years from San Antonio to the Valley. That’s what Perry reminds me of.

    Sorry I didn’t explain that clearly enough for you and your Mensa buddy, Chisum, but you might have picked up on it if you two paid more attention to Texas politics and less to being condescending jackasses.

  • Chisum

    Walter in TX,

    Keep keeping Austin weird.

  • Walter in Texas

    By the way, Chisum, I am in Austin.

    So is Rick Perry. He’s been here since 1984, sucking on the public sugar teat as a professional politician. In ’88, he was working hard for Al Gore in the primaries. Stuck his finger up a year or so later, felt the wind and changed parties. He’s a galvanized Democrat and a profound believed in whatever will win him the next election.

    If he had much skill as a politician, he could greatly influence legislation, just as Governor Bush did. Instead, he’s a comfortable establishment pol who talks a good line and does as little as possible that might rock the boat. He had no urgent fire to push conservative policies until he saw that as a ticket to a better political job.

    As Gary (#31) pointed out, if you want amnesty, Perry will give it to us as sure as Bush and McCain tried to. Perry’s had plenty of time to deal with the border and hasn’t. The Valley gets more dangerous every day and Austin is turning into a base for Mexican cartels. Big talker; little doer.

    So, you boys (retire05 and his goatroping buddy) want Perry for US President? You got low expectations for Texas and America. Maybe you all didn’t get tired enough of apologizing for Bush for eight years.

    I say “Keep Austin Weird”: keep Perry here. We need to send an actual conservative to Washington. There’s even an off chance that the GOP establishment might allow a conservative to be nominated if they can’t fake us with a used party hack like Perry.

  • Sandy

    40+ yeras ago I risked my life to escape from Communist E.Europe. Looks like the commies are comming after me here in the US and all decent people, like Israelis.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    This week Texas Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) wrote Attorney General Eric Holder urging him to prosecute any Americans who may elect to engage in the illegal Islamo-leftist flotilla.

    Even money says he wasted a sheet of paper.

  • Chisum

    You really are weird, Walter. “Jackasses, goatropers,etc”. Really?

    Here are a few facts about Perry:

    Five Points in Perry’s Favor
    According to this article Perry is not a supporter of the DREAM Act.
    Here’s the link to the WSJ editorial that never mentions Perry by name:

    The Lone Star Jobs Surge
    The Texas model added 37% of all net U.S. jobs since the recovery began.

    The last paragraph of the article:

    The Texas economy has grown on average by 3.3% a year over the last two decades, compared with 2.6% for the U.S. overall. Yet the core impulse of Obamanomics is to make America less like Texas and more like California, with more government, more unions, more central planning, higher taxes. That the former added 37% of new U.S. jobs suggests what an historic mistake this has been.

    Five Reasons Why I Believe Texas Governor Rick Perry Will Be Our President In 2013

    Keep spewing, weirdo.

  • bg


    Governor Rick Perry (TX)

    ie: The Cato Institute – Tax Rate

    TX Governor Rick Perry Republican 45

    MA Governor Deval Patrick Democratic 45


  • bg


    Walter in Texas #44

    i respectfully disagree on Bush.. imho he did a great deal for US
    as President, as well as TX as Gov.. was he perfect?? hell no, but
    considering what he had to work with, i’m surprised he didn’t do
    a lot worse..

    as a matter of fact, if not for Bush going into Iraq.. i believe we’d still
    be in the dark about the IslaMarxists progressive takeover of America,
    Irans nuke advancement, not to mention Libyan & Syrian involvement
    with importing Saddam’s WMD.. over time, only historians will be able
    to rewrite the true legacy that only future generations will be able to
    view clearly, that’s if the present generation survives long enough to
    save them from Obama’s et al assault on FREEDOM.. 🙁


  • workingclass artist

    #42 Walter in Texas…Yeah you live in Austin and that explains your comments. Perry called the session & put the items on the table. If the bills didn’t pass blame the LT & Speaker.

    Perry a “South Texas Politician” AYFKM?….after you moved here from another liberal state you should have educated yourself.

    Perry is a Native Texan….5 generations from West Texas. I’m a native Texan 4 generations and you don’t know Squat!

    Austin is where Texans dump the liberals…has great Music but nobody takes what somebody from Austin says as “representative” of the State except the Liberals in Austin & the Liberal Media….Sheeesh!

    Perry can unite the party & Beat Obama. Then he’ll shrink the EPA to 2 filing clerks working in California. We have an Oil & Gas Boom to manage down here so we can get the US off the OPEC Tit.

    Texas will back Perry for POTUS.

    Go for it Rick….Perry 2012

  • dallasdan

    It’s a trite expression, but those of us in Texas have known for years that Perry is a “straight shooter” who will stand up for his state and our wonderful country. He routinely puts his boot up some liberal’s ass when conservative values are mocked or trampled upon. He would be a good President, and it would take him less than six months to gut the bloated, oppressive, and anti-American government pig that Obama has created.

  • workingclass artist

    #44 Walter the liberal Mooch “residing” in Austin…

    “Instead, he’s a comfortable establishment pol who talks a good line and does as little as possible that might rock the boat.”

    Perry trounced Kaye Bailout Hutchinson in the governors race who is about as GOP Establishment politician as they come & she was backed by Bush Sr. & Rove et,al.

    Goat ropers? oh brother….

    On second thought I don’t even think you live here…Put down the bong…lol…
    you embarrass yo’sef

  • workingclass artist

    #42 Walter not a native Texan

    As for “Amnesty” Perry will put troops at the border & deal with the Mexican Govt. DC has dropped the ball on the border. Texans aren’t anti-hispanic for crying out loud…we’ve been living with Latinos since the founding of the Republic & a lot of Latinos fought for Texas. We need a common sense solution to the problemo & I’d damn sure trust a Native Texan over anybody else to deal with it.

    Either DC steps up or DC gives it to the states…If Perry goes to DC the showdown will happen…You Bet!

  • workingclass artist

    “He had no urgent fire to push conservative policies until he saw that as a ticket to a better political job.”

    Obama declared war on Texas, the Coal States, AZ, The Gulf Coast….
    …That’s WHY Perry will run…He hates DC…DC is outta control!

    Do your homework & get over Romney…he doesn’t have a prayer.

  • Falcon

    While I have to agree with Walter on a lot of his points (and he forgot to mention the Gardisil dustup and the Trans-Texas Corridor and selling off our highways to foreign companies), there is one thing I have to say about Perry – he’s not exactly a South Texas Democrat, he was elected from Haskell.

    If Perry wins the GOP nomination, sure, it’ll be because of politics. The GOP is one of the more dysfunctional political organizations around these days. But if Perry wins the nomination, I’m votin’ for him. The left is beginning to hate him as much as they do Palin and Bachmann, and I’m not voting for a Republican who is called “electable” by the leftist media. I’m not letting them choose my candidate.

    So, Walter, while I think you make some good points, if Perry is the GOP nominee, which direction are you going? Four more years of Zero?

    (and to other readers, there’s a good reason why we Texans call the State Capitol the “People’s Republic of Austin”)

  • chuck in st paul

    Best laugh of the week came when one shipload of fools discovered that divers had sawn off their propeller while they were tied up at the dock. Awwww, poor babies. They won’t get to go show those bad nasty Jooooos what’s what.

  • workingclass artist

    Top 5 destinations for Illegal Aliens…California, Washington State,Maryland, Chicago Illinois, & New Haven Ct. All Liberal States.

  • Gary

    working class, it’s worse than that.
    They show up in some of these places (ahem, Maryland) because it’s easy for them to get driver’s licenses that they then parlay into every other type of benefit, and without being challenged by anybody, become de facto citizens (and I’m sure are even voting in large numbers)

    but this year, more non-white babies were born than white in the U.S., has the tide turned? Supposedly we will be majority hispanic here before the end of the century.

  • Walter in Texas

    Let’s clarify: I was born and raised in East Texas, where my Deep South ancestors settled in the 1870s because they fought on the Republican side in the 1860s. Family has been Republican since then. A year older than Perry, I was voting Republican when he was out stumping for Gore.

    The liberal States I’ve lived in were Louisiana and Mississippi. I am in Austin because I worked here and am waiting for the wife to retire (private sector, thank you). Glad to see the widespread ignorance and crude stereotyping about Austin in full bloom.

    It was necessary to apologize for GW Bush because, as a conservative, his domestic policy was all big government and “compassionate conservatism”.

    Falcon (#55): Thank you for almost avoiding a cheap shot at Austin. If an establishment GOPer wins the nomination in ’12, I’ll do what my ancestors did in the 1860s: wait for an honest new party to arise that is willing to front the Democrats. It won’t be long.

    Sorry to have disturbed you all, especially all you all who find me insufficiently Texan. Like Crockett said…

  • bg


    Palin, Perry, Cain & West, 4 of the Best!!



  • bg


    Walter in Texas #59

    no apologies for Bush here..

    Ten things the president got right.

    ‘Invisible Legacy’

    Who says George W. Bush has done “nothing” for conservatives?

    bit more here..

    however, you believe whatever
    you like, you are not the issue..