My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Greenpeace takes over coal shipment en route to Israel....

Gee, I'd send in the IDF....
Greenpeace activists said Thursday that they have taken over a ship en route to Israel with a delivery of coal. The activists were attempting to prevent the ship's entry to Israel in protest against plans to build a coal-fired power plant in Ashkelon.The naval police removed the three activists who had tied themselves to the ship's mast and brought them to shore, where they were transferred for investigation.

According to the activists, an Israel Navy boat made contact with them. "They asked that we identify ourselves and a large ship encircled us," one of the activists said.

In a conversation with Ynet, the activists said that they approached the ship, carrying coal from South Africa to Hadera, in inflatable rubber boats. Using a rope ladder, they boarded the ship.

Greenpeace reported that Mor Levy and Joana Jones from Israel and Hans Lau from Germany are barricading themselves on the Orient Venus and are demanding that the ship not enter Israel with its coal shipment.

The three arrived at the ship early in the morning after waiting a few days on the deck of a Greenpeace ship currently in Israel. According to them, they climbed aboard the ship when no one was looking and took over the mast. They hung a huge sign reading "Coal Kills" and announced that they would not leave the ship until the ship return in its tracks.

Update: Those activists have been arrested...


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