From what I have gathered from following the Rachel Corrie via Twitter and on Al Jazeera English, is that the US Government has yet to step up to the plate and say something in support of this humanitarian mission. More after the break...
Alright, I am by no means pro-Israel or pro-Palestine. I think that both have their faults, but this is something that is more than that, this is something humanitarian and civil rights.
I am following this mainly on twitter so thus, I am a bit confused on what is going on right now. From what I can gather from the conflicting reports is that at this moment (Roughly 2 AM PDT) that the Rachel Corrie is somewhere between 20-30 nautical miles off the cost of Gaza. There are reports that it has been forcibly seized by IDF and others that it has not been.
The point of this diary entry is to see where people stand on if you think that our government, President Barack Obama should release a statement in support of what the Rachel Corrie and other Freedom Flotillas are doing, or if we should continue down the current path of supporting Israel no matter what they do, even as they kill an American citizen with 9 shots at close-range.