Mainer among attacked flotilla

May 31, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: MaineToday.com - Morning Sentinel

Israeli strike on aid convoy unleashes new crisis A South Portland filmmaker is alive after his Gaza-bound ship was raided by Israeli commandos this morning, according to his father Moe Hamann, of Nashua, N.H. Scott Hamann, 29, is pictured in a video being taken into custody by Israeli military officials.

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#22 Jun 1, 2010
Ive just read Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan speech regarding the "unjustified attack against the flotilla" and its raised an eyebrow especially the part were he mentions "This operation, which is completely against international law, is an act of inhuman state terror"

I guess he has just contradicting himself once again and he should really practice complying with those famous quotes of his.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-389...
news

Addison, IL

#23 Jun 1, 2010
lapithos wrote:
Ive just read Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan speech regarding the "unjustified attack against the flotilla" and its raised an eyebrow especially the part were he mentions "This operation, which is completely against international law, is an act of inhuman state terror"
I guess he has just contradicting himself once again and he should really practice complying with those famous quotes of his.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-389...
Lapithos, do you know how pathetic these threads are? Here is an incident that doesn't really concern Cyprus but would be nice if Cyprus expresses sympathy for the Palestinian people to show the world that you care but instead you focus on Turkey. Why spend so much time on this breaking news to discredit Turkey's gutsy step to speak up. This incident is not about Cyprus' cause but here is another chance for Cyprus to show concern for the Palestinian cause and their neighbors. You claim to know about injustice and suffering but you never side with others who have a worthy cause. You like it or not, Turkey is getting the attention for its stand and for its diplomacy. Whenever, Turkey talks the world listens.
Instead of putting so much effort to discredit Turkey, why not trying to make the news with something positive yourselves. CNN reporting that Cypriots want to arrest the Pope is pretty funny and Cypriots protesting against Catholisism as their competitor is even funnier. Take advantage the Pope is making the news and let the world know about the good in Cyprus. You never protest for your cause but always willing to protest for stupidities and embarrasing things. Last time Cyprus made the news was against Catholic priest and of course when the big shot attorney announced he would prosecute for trasspassing all guests that stayed in the hotel in the north. It was so childish and stupid that it couldn't even make the funny news. Stop acting like kids and trying to talk and behave like adults and then maybe the world will take you guys seriously.

Moy

Since: May 10

east coast scotland

#24 Jun 1, 2010
lapithos wrote:
<quoted text>It didn't even cross my mind Moy.
I can also use that word "sarcastic" on you encouraging me to listen to a speech of condemnation from the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Although i find it quite sad on behalf of the Palestinian cause as we can relate in their struggle, i just find it a deplorable insult
how Turkey as taken an intrest solving the Palestinian issue rather then resolving a 35 year Cyprus issue. Would you agree?
I understand,it was insentive of me.

“Long Live TRNC”

Since: Nov 07

around the corner

#25 Jun 1, 2010
lapithos wrote:
I hope they are stupid enough to retaliate against Israel and hijack an Israeli boat and see what happens. One sneeze from Israel and they will blow Turkey away to kingdom come. LOL
i am dissapointed with you re lapithos

there was also greek people on them boats

do you think what israel done was ok???

you think its funny???

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#26 Jun 1, 2010
Moy wrote:
<quoted text>I understand,it was insentive of me.
Now besides all that Moy, how is Cyprus? You did live Cyprus if memory serves me right. I hear this summer will be an increase of tourists due to the fact that they are promoting special packages and tours throughout South Cyprus.

There are few work collegues of mine going for the first time to Cyprus which im sure they will have a delightful time.

I will also be going this year in July as i always try and avoid the winter blues in Australia especially in Melbourne.
news

Addison, IL

#27 Jun 1, 2010
lapithos wrote:
<quoted text>It didn't even cross my mind Moy.
I can also use that word "sarcastic" on you encouraging me to listen to a speech of condemnation from the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Although i find it quite sad on behalf of the Palestinian cause as we can relate in their struggle, i just find it a deplorable insult
how Turkey as taken an intrest solving the Palestinian issue rather then resolving a 35 year Cyprus issue. Would you agree?
I see your point but you seem to mistake diplomacy with personal cammaraderie. Turkey's stand doesn't necessarely mean they will extend the Palestinian support even further. It is just a show of force and part of the political game countries play.
Cyprus cannot compete on that level of diplomacy. Cypriot leaders like to play kids games, take everything at face value and get their egos offended easily. Even when the UN secretary was in Cyprus, the news were on how offended the GC side was and refused to attend, instead of the purpose of the trip. Mougiazounde efkola and they get distructed easily. That explains the lengthy negotiations. When the spotlight is on Cyprus and Cypriots have the perfect opportunity to educate the world on their cause, they tend to find some stupid reason to put the light on Turkey. Maybe insecure, non confident leaders but you guys keep on helping to put the spotlight on Turkey and Turkey treats you all like a small mosquito on its forehead. Turkey will do anything to get what it wants even charity work when needed to show its soft side. Whatever it takes to get noticed. Cyprus is following a different path. It is all about cold war tactics full of hatred and childish games

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#28 Jun 1, 2010
Tc Traveller wrote:
<quoted text>
i am dissapointed with you re lapithos
there was also greek people on them boats
do you think what israel done was ok???
you think its funny???
How are you TC, no i dont think it was funny and i did state i beleive in the palestinian cause.

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#29 Jun 1, 2010
news wrote:
<quoted text>
Lapithos, do you know how pathetic these threads are? Here is an incident that doesn't really concern Cyprus but would be nice if Cyprus expresses sympathy for the Palestinian people to show the world that you care but instead you focus on Turkey. Why spend so much time on this breaking news to discredit Turkey's gutsy step to speak up. This incident is not about Cyprus' cause but here is another chance for Cyprus to show concern for the Palestinian cause and their neighbors. You claim to know about injustice and suffering but you never side with others who have a worthy cause. You like it or not, Turkey is getting the attention for its stand and for its diplomacy. Whenever, Turkey talks the world listens.
Instead of putting so much effort to discredit Turkey, why not trying to make the news with something positive yourselves. CNN reporting that Cypriots want to arrest the Pope is pretty funny and Cypriots protesting against Catholisism as their competitor is even funnier. Take advantage the Pope is making the news and let the world know about the good in Cyprus. You never protest for your cause but always willing to protest for stupidities and embarrasing things. Last time Cyprus made the news was against Catholic priest and of course when the big shot attorney announced he would prosecute for trasspassing all guests that stayed in the hotel in the north. It was so childish and stupid that it couldn't even make the funny news. Stop acting like kids and trying to talk and behave like adults and then maybe the world will take you guys seriously.
Hi News, good of you to join us on this debate.

“Long Live TRNC”

Since: Nov 07

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#30 Jun 1, 2010
lapithos wrote:
<quoted text>How are you TC, no i dont think it was funny and i did state i beleive in the palestinian cause.
come on re lets be united on this agenda
and in time dont worry cyprus will be sorted aswell
and in time we will sit opposite each other for a coffee and maybe play a game of backgammon ( do you play backgammon)?
Israel on this occasion is wrong they are not wrong allways but on this occasion they are definetly wrong

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#31 Jun 1, 2010
Tc Traveller wrote:
<quoted text>
come on re lets be united on this agenda
and in time dont worry cyprus will be sorted aswell
and in time we will sit opposite each other for a coffee and maybe play a game of backgammon ( do you play backgammon)?
Israel on this occasion is wrong they are not wrong allways but on this occasion they are definetly wrong
The Israelis are wrong in blocking humanitarian aid and thats for sure. But we dont know the facts what went wrong on the boat. Video footage shows us the Israeli commandos been punched,stabbed and even gun fire was used. As a last resort, i guess they used self defence but we dont know the facts yet.
Lets not all jump to conclusions.

Backgammon is favourite game of mine my uncle taught me when i was a child and yes perhaps one day we can have a coffee even though we have our diffrences what the future holds for Cyprus.

We know TCs in Melbourne were we talk and get along with and leave our diffrences aside.

“Long Live TRNC”

Since: Nov 07

around the corner

#32 Jun 1, 2010
lapithos wrote:
<quoted text>The Israelis are wrong in blocking humanitarian aid and thats for sure. But we dont know the facts what went wrong on the boat. Video footage shows us the Israeli commandos been punched,stabbed and even gun fire was used. As a last resort, i guess they used self defence but we dont know the facts yet.
Lets not all jump to conclusions.
Backgammon is favourite game of mine my uncle taught me when i was a child and yes perhaps one day we can have a coffee even though we have our diffrences what the future holds for Cyprus.
We know TCs in Melbourne were we talk and get along with and leave our diffrences aside.
the conclusion is very easy lapithos

the ship was in international waters

they had no right to board and also had no right to take them as hostages back to israel

there is no conclusion on this the facts are there

everybody has a right to defend themselves with sticks etc knifes whatver you can find
there was no weapons of mass destruction on board even the israeli commander said that

its like saying you go to rob someone then kill them in self defense????

what are doing there in the first place???

if it was in israeli waters i would agree but it was in international waters a big Fhhhhhhck up
tin yerimin tin vraka

Jaś, Brazil

#33 Jun 1, 2010
Moy wrote:
<quoted text>I have just listened to Prime Minister Erdogan give a speech.
Out of all the countries in the world he stands up, and clearly states what everyone else is thinking, but too chicken to say!
A powerful speech.
I hope you manage to hear the whole speech, not just snippets.
HYPOCRITE MOY praises one and condemns the other. Both Turkey and Israel illegally occupy land, both illegally build settlements and both flood the illegally occupied lands with immigrants.

Moy

Since: May 10

east coast scotland

#34 Jun 1, 2010
tin yerimin tin vraka wrote:
<quoted text>
HYPOCRITE MOY praises one and condemns the other. Both Turkey and Israel illegally occupy land, both illegally build settlements and both flood the illegally occupied lands with immigrants.
I wasn't talking to you Agamemnon.
Go and find someone your own size to pick on.

Moy

Since: May 10

east coast scotland

#35 Jun 1, 2010
Go and ask the Romanian police chief to lend you his uniform.
Rachel

UK

#38 Jun 1, 2010
Moy wrote:
<quoted text>I wasn't talking to you Agamemnon.
Go and find someone your own size to pick on.
Stick to knitting dear.

R

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#39 Jun 2, 2010
news wrote:
<quoted text>
I see your point but you seem to mistake diplomacy with personal cammaraderie. Turkey's stand doesn't necessarely mean they will extend the Palestinian support even further. It is just a show of force and part of the political game countries play.
Cyprus cannot compete on that level of diplomacy. Cypriot leaders like to play kids games, take everything at face value and get their egos offended easily. Even when the UN secretary was in Cyprus, the news were on how offended the GC side was and refused to attend, instead of the purpose of the trip. Mougiazounde efkola and they get distructed easily. That explains the lengthy negotiations. When the spotlight is on Cyprus and Cypriots have the perfect opportunity to educate the world on their cause, they tend to find some stupid reason to put the light on Turkey. Maybe insecure, non confident leaders but you guys keep on helping to put the spotlight on Turkey and Turkey treats you all like a small mosquito on its forehead. Turkey will do anything to get what it wants even charity work when needed to show its soft side. Whatever it takes to get noticed. Cyprus is following a different path. It is all about cold war tactics full of hatred and childish games
cough cough Sorry News i have had this head cold the last few days.

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