The Audacity of Failure… Islamo-Leftists on Obama-Inspired Flotilla Ship Throw in Towel
Even the Obama-inspired ship was a failure–
Last year Barack Obama’s good friend Rashid Khalidi raised cash for a ship named “The Audacity of Hope” to smash through the Israel’s 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″ with several prominent leftists and Obama supporters on board.
The passengers of the “Audacity of Hope” joined other Islamists and Leftists in the Gaza Flotilla II. But, they never made it out of Greece.
Today the Islamo-leftists on the Audacity of Hope threw in the towel.
They’re going home.
Arutz Sheva reported:
Organizers behind the US ‘Audacity of Hope’ Gaza flotilla ship announced Wednesday they were throwing in the towel and would not be going to Gaza.
“The Greek government’s willingness to serve as the enforcer of Israeli’s naval blockade of Gaza made it impossible for this journey to happen,” organizers complained on their website.
“Now our folks are beginning the journey home – some will arrive today, some tomorrow and others in the days ahead,” the organizers wrote of the ship’s 37 passengers and 4 crew.
The ‘Audacity of Hope’ was stopped by the Hellenic Coast Guard when it tried to leave port without permission on Friday.
Its captain, John Klusmire, was arrested after he refused to return to port, sparking a 2-hour standoff that was only concluded when Greek commandos boarded the vessel and forced it to return to a Greek military dock, where it has been impounded.
Klusmire was subsequently charged with attempting to violate the Greek no-sail policy on Gaza and endangering his passengers before being released on his own recognizance.
Nine other passengers from the Audacity were arrested for staging a protest without a permit in front of the American embassy in Athens after the incident, but were subsequently released.
The ‘Audacity’ is not the only ship involved in the this year’s ‘Freedom Flotilla 2’ to have met its Waterloo in Greece. Most of the 10-boat flotilla has found itself impeded by the Hellenic Coast Guard.
The US to Gaza Islamo-leftist website has more on the aborted mission:
Last night our group’s activities in Athens ended and here’s a description from one of our people there: “We all went to Syntagma Square which looks much like Tahrir where there is an encampment and thousands of people gather each night. On Sundays there may be upwards of 50,000 and on big nights hundreds of thousands. We unfurled to drum beats 22 flags sewn together representing the countries participating in the Flotilla. Our black and white signs were in Greek, Arabic and English. It was a beautiful sight. Then we marched to the Spanish Embassy where our Spanish partners were occupying its embassy demanding the release of their boat. We arrived at about 9 pm with drummers leading the way. They came out on balconies and we sang to each other. It was quite the sight.”
Now our folks are beginning the journey home – some will arrive today, some tomorrow and others in the days ahead. Everyone is tired, but their energy is strong! They will share their stories and talk about their experiences in communities everywhere. And they will use this incredible time they shared in Athens as a spring board for further activism and organizing.
In the end it was just another Obama-inspired failure.
What a surprise.