**See update below**
The crew and activists on the Irish ship the “Saoirse” have said that they have propeller problems and they believe it has been sabotaged.
In addition, it appears that the U.S. and Israel have been quite successful in preventing the Flotilla from setting sail as a result of lawsuits, cancellation of insurance contracts and just plain bureaucratic harassment. As a result, most of the ships are still docket at port.
This is a disgrace and I am embarrassed by my government’s slippery, dishonest, hypocritical behavior. And why? Because apparently Israel calls the shots. Kind of makes you wonder which nation is the super power, doesn’t it?
Did it ever occur to the Obama administration to ask “what is Israel so afraid of?” Or even better, “what are WE afraid of?” Nah, self awareness doesn’t seem to be these politicians’ strong suit.
Down the road when the history of this is all written, the Obama administration will be found to be squarely on the wrong side of it.
Irish media is reporting that the damage from the sabotage is too extensive and the Irish ship will not be able to participate in the Flotilla.
This should be investigated- if someone sabotaged the ship that’s illegal and it could have put the lives of the people on the boat in danger.