Hundreds of protesters waved signs and flags and stuff at the Port of Oakland on Sunday because an Israeli cargo ship was coming in and this was the most important way they could protest Israel for some reason. Longshoremen refused to cross the “picket line” of weirdos because apparently it had some union backing. In San Francisco, remember, “union members” are not your usual blue-collar folks, they’re hippie-plumbers and hippie-electrical-workers and hippie-Teamsters.
“Our objective was to boycott this ship for 24 hours, and we succeeded in doing that,” said Richard Becker, with the ANSWER Coalition, one of the groups that organized the protest.
This makes things all the more confusing for Israel. So these people got REALLY MAD at a single random cargo ship that came from Israel, then quickly become best friends with it and let it unload its challah French toast? Why didn’t they try to board it and murder everyone? Shouldn’t they have at least shot a few rounds into the challah French toast or menacingly poured maple syrup on its crew?
Israel must have been confused because it eased up some of its land blockade on Gaza while keeping its naval blockade going. So now Gaza will be able to get some of its much needed food and medical supplies and such, which is very generous of Israel, somewhat allowing them the basic necessities of existence now. Hopefully those food supplies include challah French toast, which is the best kind of French toast, and maybe if Palestinians tried that and Israelis ate more falafel they wouldn’t hate each other and kill each other so much?
The U.S. responded to this partial blockade easing with a OH MY GOD, YOU ARE SO GREAT ISRAEL, WE LOVE YOU 100% AGAIN. And now the pressure has been lifted off the Obama administration by American Israeltards who were pissed that the U.S. was almost sorta not-quite forthrightly OH YOU WANT TO SHOOT RANDOM PEOPLE ON A DINKY BOAT, THAT’S COOL, ISRAEL recently.Related