01 July 2009

Israeli Pirates, Somali Pirates~No Difference

Israeli Pirates terrorize, board, kidnap crew and steal cargo off Greek Vessel in international waters. More after article:
Israeli naval forces blockading Gaza have intercepted a ship whose passengers include former Georgia congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. Israeli forces on Tuesday intercepted the Greek-registered Arion in the Mediterranean Sea 23 miles off the Gaza coast, the BBC reported.
The Arion was carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza, according to the U.S.-based Free Gaza Movement.

In a press release issued by freegaza.org, McKinney called the boarding “an outrageous violation of international law against us.”link
So lets’ look at what constitutes Piracy, international waters and territorial waters. Remember the Zionist Pirates intercepted and began terrorizing the crew at the 23 mile mark, which is still international waters. Taken from Wiki:
Territorial waters
Out to 12 nautical miles from the baseline

Palestine owns the waters from it’s shore out to 12 nautical miles. Israel has no jurisdiction in International Waters. International Law covers International Waters, not Israel the rogue evil state.

So lets look at what constitutes Piracy (Wiki):
In modern times, ships and airplanes are hijacked for political reasons as well. The perpetrators of these acts could be described as pirates. Modern definitions of piracy include the following acts:
Kidnapping of people for ransom
Seizure of items or the ship
Sabotage resulting in the ship subsequently sinking
So, according to the above list of definitions, Israel has committed piracy, not once, but twice. The first time was when they rammed the original boat McKinney was on, causing it to sink. This would reflect the last definition, e.g. “Sabotage resulting in the ship subsequently sinking “ and more recently as of yesterday, Israeli Pirates have struck again. They have kidnapped and seized property not belonging to Israel, but rather belonging to Greece. Hence, each time Israeli Pirates force a ship from International Waters into Israeli Territorial Waters and then seize the cargo, if that cargo is then kept from being sent to its original destination, that is theft, that is piracy.More from Wiki:
Piracy is a war-like act committed by a non-state actor, especially robbery or criminal violence committed at sea, on water, or sometimes on shore.

Maritime piracy, according to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) of 1982, consists of any criminal acts of violence, detention, or depredation committed for private ends by the crew or the passengers of a private ship or aircraft that is directed on the high seas against another ship, aircraft, or against persons or property

IMB Definition
The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) defines piracy as:
the act of boarding any vessel with an intent to commit theft or any other crime, and with an intent or capacity to use force in furtherance of that act.[85]
So then, according to the United Nations “criminal acts of violence, detention, or depredation “ are all acts of Piracy, as noted above. Clearly there is no distinction between Somali Pirates and Israeli Pirates. Both used the threat of violence to board a vessel, both Illegally boarded and terrorized vessels in International Waters. Both steal cargo, and both kidnap and detain the crew and passengers.

Here is how Pirates were dealt with:
During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, once pirates were caught, justice was meted out in a summary fashion, and many ended their lives by "dancing the hempen jig", or hanging at the end of a rope. Public execution was a form of entertainment at the time, and people came out to watch them as they would to a sporting event today.
Oh, the good ole days……………..