Texas governor: Prosecute U.S. flotilla participants

The Jerusalem Post reports:

Americans planning to breach Israel’s blockade of Gaza by participating in the upcoming flotilla should be prosecuted through “all available legal remedies,” Texas Governor Rick Perry said in a letter he sent to US Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday.

Perry stressed in the letter that the “acts of funding, supporting, organizing and engaging in [flotilla] efforts appears to constitute: participation in a naval expedition against a people with whom the United States is at peace; the furnishing of a vessel with the intent that it be employed to commit hostilities against a people with whom the United States is at peace; and the provision of material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization.”

He added that these acts present “a danger to the security of America’s closest ally in the Middle East, bolsters the Hamas terrorist organization and further endangers human life.”

Perry called on the US Justice Department to “take immediate steps to investigate, enjoin and bring to justice all parties found to be in violation of US law by their participation in these efforts.”

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2 thoughts on “Texas governor: Prosecute U.S. flotilla participants

  1. Norman

    “There you go again” Rick Perry. to coin a phrase. I have to say that this years crop of Repuglicons are the most bat-shit crazy loons I’ve ever heard. They are all trying to out dog-doo each other, as if they were auditioning for the title of “Worlds stupidest idiot”. If the A.G. should do anything, which he wont, he should round up this current crop and put them in a gulag somewhere where they will be safe from each other. This Repuglicon version of “KABUKI” on high, just may go down in the history books, bar none.

  2. dickerson3870

    RE: “Americans planning to breach Israel’s blockade of Gaza by participating in the upcoming flotilla should be prosecuted through “all available legal remedies,” Texas Governor Rick Perry said

    SEE: Governor Perry’s trip to Israel in question ~ WeAreAustin(dot)com, 11/23/09

    (excerpt) The city of Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world and it has a new defender: Texas Governor Rick Perry.
    In August, Perry was given the “Defender of Jerusalem” award. So Perry and his wife flew first class to Israel at more than $5,000 per ticket. The governor’s security detail of four Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers was also along for the trip.
    They all took the 7,000 mile journey to accept the award at a time when the governor was asking everyone else in state government to cut back on travel. During a speech in Houston, Perry directed state agencies to “curtail taxpayer funded travel.”
    According to state documents, the taxpayers’ bill just to take Perry’s security officers on the 5-day trip was more than $70,000. The breakdown includes $17,000 for rooms at the swanky King David Hotel, nearly $13,000 for food and more than 350 hours of overtime…

    SOURCE – http://weareaustin.com/fulltext?nxd_id=38942&nxd_85116_start=15

    P.S. ALSO SEE: Tx. Gov. Rick Perry compares the US and Israel… (and my comments thereto) – http://mondoweiss.net/2009/08/rick-perry-compares-the-us-and-israel-but-reaches-the-wrong-conclusions.html

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