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Israelis seize SS Rachel Corrie

Posted by Charles II on June 5, 2010

Haaretz photo of the Rachel Corrie
(image from Haaretz)

Dennis Bernstein and Jesse Strauss, Consortium:

Editor’s Note: Shortly after dawn on Saturday, the Israeli Navy seized the Rachel Corrie in international waters about 35 miles off the coast of Gaza. Unlike the bloody assault on Monday, Israeli forces boarded the Rachel Corrie from sea, not from helicopters, Israeli officials said.

An Israeli spokesperson said there was no resistance from the crew or passengers. The following article was reported and filed before the assault took place:

This note from the above article:

Meanwhile, there is deep concern among Gaza boat activists that the Israeli violence will continue. Henry Norr, a long-time anti-occupation activist, journalist and flotilla supporter, spoke with one of those detained Monday, 68-year-old Janet Colberne.

“They were still beating people in the airport as the detainees were loading up at Ben-Gurion International Airport,” Colberne said.

Zannie at Daily Kos is on it.

You can see IDF film of the seizure.

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Things Found En Route To Looking Up Other Things

Posted by Phoenix Woman on June 5, 2010

Wyoming’s Alan Simpson, business-friendly to his bones and the head of Pete Peterson’s and President Obama’s Cat Food Commission, is usually depicted as this ruffy-tuffy self-made man. What a shocker, therefore, to find out he’s actually part of a political dynasty:

Alan Kooi Simpson (born September 2, 1931, in Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.) is a Republican politician who served from 1979 to 1997 as a United States senator from Wyoming. His father, Milward L. Simpson, was also a member of the U.S. Senate from Wyoming (1962–1967) and a former governor of Wyoming (1955–1959) as well.

So what sort of man was Milward L. Simpson? Let’s put it this way — He helped make the young James Gaius Watt the man he is today:

Watt was born in Lusk, Wyoming. He attended the University of Wyoming, earning a bachelor’s degree in 1960 and a law degree in 1962. Watt’s first political job was as an aide to Republican Senator Milward L. Simpson of Wyoming, whom he met through Simpson’s son, Alan.

Kinda says it all, doesn’t it?

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