The yacht carrying former US Congresscritter and Green Party Presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney tried to outmaneuver an Israeli navy gunboat off Gaza early Tuesday morning. The yacht rammed into the Israeli gunboat, which then turned it around and sent it back to Cyprus.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said the boat ignored an Israeli radio order to turn back early Tuesday. He said the boat tried to outmaneuver the navy ship and crashed into it, lightly damaging both vessels. The navy then escorted the boat to the territorial waters of Cyprus.

Protest boat organizer Derek Graham said the Israeli ship “rammed” the protest boat.
According to the ‘Free Gaza’ website of the boat’s organizers (which I will not grace with a link), the boat is now headed to ’safety’ in Lebanon. (LINK)

  • avidreader

    Good morning! has a different story! LOL

  • Kymystry

    Whatever the story is ... Cynthia McNutty needs to GO SIT HER AZZ DOWN !!

  • melinla

    I can think of so many other things I would be doing with a yacht (((entering dream sequence)))

  • shunda

    Is she on meds? If not she should be

  • bloggergirlz

    she gone mess around and get her a$$ killed messing w/ those folks...i wanna know what "rammed" her damn hair!

  • alexander

    yeah she need to go sit down...lmbao!

  • Kymystry

    Congratulations Cynthia McKinney ... Once you've completed the Psych Eval section on the questionnaire ... and Appropriate meds have been dispensed and TAKEN ... you can join the other's in the SITCHOAZZDOWN club ~!~

  • Peachizz

    when i see Cnthia Mckinney all comes to mind
    "yakcutty yakcutty yak"(if there is such a word)

  • PAHairston

    Cynthia McNutty, what a hoot! Couldn't come up with a better one myself. She does not represent the black woman nor most Americans.

  • prynsexxx

    LOL at folks playing "bumper yachts".

    I guess they weren't taking no chances with the "pirates" prowling the waters nowadays. Did she have a flashback from "Roots" or something. I guess she was like "they ain't takin' me and cuttin' my damn "foots" off." LOL

    On my vacay, we were blocked by a "barge" at our port when we tried to set sail to our next destination. I went and got under the covers and prayed myself to sleep. LOL

  • ReadTheBlog

    Sandra, why didn't you state that she was on a boat with medicine, bound for the Gaza strip?

    from the AJC, people...

    McKinney on boat with medicine for Gaza
    By Craig Schneider

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    Tuesday, December 30, 2008

    Former Georgia congresswoman Cynthia McKinney is a high-profile member of a boatload of activists that set sail Monday from Cyprus to deliver medicine to war-torn Gaza.

    McKinney, who ran as the Green Party candidate for president, sees the voyage as a humanitarian mission, said her father, former Georgia state Rep. Billy McKinney.

    “Her mother did not want her to go,” he said, referring to concerns at home for her safety. “But I think that certain people have missions in life and you can’t deter them.”

    The activists, organized by the Free Gaza Group, said their 66-foot yacht, called “SS Dignity,” would defy an Israeli blockade of Gaza and ferry 16 activists and 3 tons of Cypriot-donated supplies. The supplies are intended to help treat the wounded from Israeli bombings against targets in Gaza in retaliation for rocket fire aimed at civilians in southern Israeli towns.

    Israel’s aerial bombardment of the Gaza Strip continued for a third day on Monday. By Monday, the death toll rose to 364, with some 1,400 reported wounded, according to Palestinian medical officials.

    McKinney had sent an e-mail days ago to friends and supporters saying she intended to go to Gaza, said Hugh Esco, a Decatur resident who ran her presidential campaign Web site.

    “She has stood with people all over this planet against oppression,” said Esco.

    McKinney said she will petition President-elect Barack Obama to speak out against the attacks on Gaza.

    The Free Gaza group has made five deliveries of aid by boat to Gaza since August, defying a blockade imposed by Israel when Hamas won control of the territory in June 2007. Organizers say they are aware they may be stopped this time.

    “I don’t know if she’ll get off the boat,” her father said. “I hope she gets back safely.”